Nate Wooley Quintet presented by Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares

Nate Wooley Quintet presented by Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance and at the door. Doors open at 7 pm. Informal reception with light refreshments follows show. Cash bar.

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Featuring Nate Wooley, trumpet, Josh Sinton, bass clarinet, Matt Moran, vibraphone, Eivind Opsvik, bass, Harris Eisenstadt, drums.

“Nate Wooley is one of the most interesting and unusual trumpet players living today, and that is without hyperbole,” writes Dave Douglas.

Although Wooley is largely known for his role in redefining the physical boundaries of the trumpet both in solo performance and with masters like John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Eliane Radigue, Ken Vandermark, Fred Frith and Evan Parker and Mary Halvorson, he recently released a recording of the early music of Wynton Marsalis.

(Dance to) the Early Music, (Clean Feed, 2015), which features the quintet performing at the Shea, is Wooley’s heartfelt re-interpretation of selections from Wynton’s first three recordings, music very important in the young trumpeter’s development.

“It’s clear Mr. Wooley has seriously engaged with this music as an earnest challenge,” writes Nate Chinen in the New York Times. “His quintet wisely features Josh Sinton on bass clarinet rather than tenor saxophone, and Matt Moran on vibraphone, instead of piano. (As for the drummer Harris Eisenstadt and the bassist Eivind Opsvik, they bring a light touch to a heavy assignment.) There are some atonal flare-ups, like the trumpet prologue on “Skain’s Domain,” but by and large, the band meets the music on its own terms, making an implicit point about the overstatement of a historical rift in jazz, and the unforeseen ways in which inspiration can flow.”

In 2001, at the age of 27, Nate Wooley moved to New York from Clatskanie, Oregon, a town of 2,000 people in the timber country of the Pacific Northwest. Since then he has become one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the New York jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. He received a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Awards. FCA is a non-profit organization founded in 1963 by John Cage and Jasper Johns and provides unsolicited help to musicians, poets, theater writers and performers, and choreographers.

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