Friday September 12, 2014

The John Henry Goldman Trio

- $10/$8 ACP members

From the familiar to the lesser known standards, the John Henry Goldman Trio explores well beyond the typical structure of melody and into the realm of unknown by using a “chord-less” line-up. Goldman’s recent energies have focused on the musical space created by a trio without the use of traditional chord instruments such as the piano, organ or guitar. The intermingling of the bass melody with the trumpet, as well as the rhythmic interactions of all three musicians, falls on an uncluttered sound-canvas, free of the chordal and percussive contributions of a typical jazz ensemble. The space that opens up creates a significant flexibility from a rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic standpoint for the creativity and spirt of the musicians to intermingle and encourages an exquisite form of listening and spontaneity. There is great dependence on the musicians listening and responding to each other, and the resulting improvisations reflect a living present moment of composition growing out of lifetimes of practice and play. The uncluttered soundspace and the intimate environment of the ACP’s Solley Theater will bring listeners into the middle of the soundstage, creating an unavoidable interaction with the humanity of the musicians and the vibrancy of the music. This joyful and spontaneous creativity is the essence of jazz. Performing will be trumpeter John Henry Goldman’s trio featuring Wilbo Wright on bass and Sim Cain on drums and percussion. The program is highlighted by music composed specifically for this concert and original arrangements of some of the great jazz and popular literature of the last century. Part of Fall Jazz and Beyond series.

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