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In Motion Quartet
June 23 @ 7:00 pm
Opening set: Steve Treseler’s Saxophone Studio Recital
In Motion Quartet, led by saxophonist Steve Treseler and trumpeter Kevin Woods, performs forward-thinking original jazz with a nod to the chord-less groups of Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, and Lee Konitz. This instrumentation allows the band the freedom to stretch harmonically and melodically, while maintaining an emphasis on rhythmic interaction and improvised counterpoint. Treseler and Woods seem to communicate telepathically, with a great sense of élan, curiosity, and vitality.
Steve Treseler is a Seattle-based saxophonist, teaching artist, and author who performs and leads creative music workshops across the U.S. DownBeat calls his music “beautifully crafted ensemble pieces—whether free, through-composed, or somewhere in between.” He and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen are co-leaders of the album Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler on Whirlwind Recordings, a project that was featured in the New York Times, DownBeat, and on NPR’s Jazz Night in America.
Trumpeter, composer, and educator Kevin Woods lives in Bellingham where he serves as director of jazz studies at Western Washington University. Kevin leads his own groups and has performed with Cuban saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, trombonist Slide Hampton, tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeters Bobby Shew, Brian Lynch, Claudio Roditi, guitarist Mike Stern, and many others.