Date(s) - Sat. Aug. 28, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Join us for Creative Improv/Free Jazz, the unexpected delights of adventurous/fun music! The Forbes Graham Trio is composed of Forbes Graham on trumpet and electronics, Jacob William on bass, and our special guest from NY, Syd Smart on drums and percussion.
About the artists:
“There are hidden secrets in the horn and a host of musical linguists uncovering new languages…FORBES GRAHAM doesn’t ignore it. He embraces the blue note and turns it “magenta haze.” The Boston-area improviser sputters and attacks the trumpet with shark-attack notes before letting out a haunting whistled horn like a meditative Don Cherry…” (Miles Beyond: The New Sounds of Trumpet, NPR, August 2010)
“For more than 50 years, Syd Smart has been a hidden gem in the Boston music scene… Smart is a master percussionist who has carved out his own unique niche teaching and playing improvisational music that could be labeled free jazz or world music”. (The Arts Fuse)
“… bassist Jacob William is the revelation of the album, Secondary Deviations, since no matter how good his frontline is, his open rhythmic pulse drives them on, slows them down, sets the tone and scene, like a solid and supple backbone that keeps the music focused and coherent”. Check out his website here!
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Please note: Masks are required inside the Armory building.