2017$15 adv/doorThursday @ 7:30 pm
Guitarist Mike Baggetta is making some of the most beautiful and innovative music you’ll hear on the electric guitar. It’s part of the stream of contemporary jazz–for the sake of a classification–but it reaches into rock, electronica, or wherever Mike’s musical imagination roams. Hell, we last heard Mike paying tribute to the music of Patsy Cline. Whatever you choose to call it, this will be an exciting evening of modern music.
Mike will be bringing some pretty heavy guns in bassist Jerome Harris and drummer Billy Mintz. Jerome played both bass and guitar for years with Sonny Rollins. He has also recorded and/or performed live on six continents with such jazz notables as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Ray Anderson, Don Byron, Bobby Previte, Oliver Lake, Amina Claudine Myers, Bob Stewart, George Russell, Julius Hemphill, and Bob Moses. Billy Mintz has played in the bands of everyone from Lee Konitz in the 70s to Mike Garson (of David Bowie fame) to Charles Lloyd. “If you are a fan of modern jazz drumming but have not heard Billy Mintz, you have not heard it all.” – Tom Conrad, JazzTimes
“Mike Baggetta makes stealthy, mysterious music… he’s trying to do something personal with collective improvisation without ever getting in the way of beauty.”- Ben Ratliff, The New York Times