Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Electric Ascension

During the 2005 SFJAZZ Spring Season, the Rova Saxophone Quartet’s Orkestrova project performed Electric Ascension at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, featuring guitarist Nels Cline (of Wilco fame), bassist Fred Frith, and violinists Carla Kihlstedt and Jenny Scheinman.

Those musicians, and others including the great Hamid Drake on drums, take this electric arrangement of John Coltrane’s 1965 masterwork Ascension to the 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival in September. Since Guelph is near Toronto, most of you can’t get there for the show, but you can help Rova and filmmaker John Rogers produce a multi-camera shoot of the September 7 concert by going to their Kickstarter site and watching the excellent eight-minute video explaining the project. Then, join in!

Click here for more info: http://kck.st/MAzbMx

— Rusty Aceves

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