Photo by John Rogers / ECM Records
Tickets $18 general / $16 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & veterans/military
Pianist Craig Taborn was once called “one of the visionaries of the current wave” by DownBeat magazine, and has intentionally and successfully proven that point year after year. With a restless creativity that has taken him around the world in the company of many of the top names in jazz, Taborn has honed his vision into an utterly distinctive aesthetic. His seminal 2004 album Junk Magic was hailed as “a testament to jazz’s spirit of constant (re)invention” by AllMusic Guide. The distinguished ECM label released his solo piano sojourn, Avenging Angel, in 2011, followed by the 2013 trio release, Chants, with Gerald Cleaver and Thomas Morgan.
Taborn has performed for Earshot several times, including the notable piano duo with Kris Davis at PONCHO Concert Hall during last year’s festival. His brilliant new quartet includes long-time Minneapolis-area friend Dave King (of the Bad Plus) on drums, former Seattleite Chris Speed on saxophone, and Chris Lightcap on bass. All of the members of this exciting quartet are accomplished composers and veterans of an incredible array of musical expression.
Co-presented with Cornish Presents.