Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares Presents: Stephan Crump’s Rhombal

Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares Presents: Stephan Crump’s Rhombal

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tickets $15 at the door. Advance tickets available at

Stephan Crump’s Rhombal, features Stephan Crump, bass and compositions, Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone, Adam O’Farrill, trumpet and Kassa Overall, drums.

Rhombal released its eponymous debut one year ago on Papillon Sounds, recording a body of work written by Crump for his late brother, Patrick. It made numerous Best of 2016 lists, including the Los Angeles Times and PopMatters. The New York Times called it “excellent,” and Downbeat’s 4-star review said it “bristles with the unexpected and the lively.”

Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist/composer Stephan Crump has lived in Brooklyn since 1994.  An active bandleader and composer, he has released eleven critically-acclaimed albums, in addition to numerous film scoring contributions.  Shunning barriers of genre, Crump has performed and recorded with a diverse range of musicians, from Portishead’s Dave McDonald, The Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano, to Patti Austin, Jim Campilongo, Jorma Kaukonen, Lucy Kaplansky, Big Ass Truck, Sonny Fortune, and late blues legend Johnny Clyde Copeland.  Currently, he can be heard as a long-standing member of the Vijay Iyer Trio and Sextet, Ches Smith Trio, Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, Liberty Ellman Sextet, Secret Keeper (with Mary Halvorson), his own Rosetta Trio, as well as groups with Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, Mat Maneri, and Okkyung Lee. Crump received his Bachelor of Music degree from Amherst College, where he studied under Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lewis Spratlin.





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