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Jazz: The Second Century Series – New Series One / Christian Pincock’s Scrambler
July 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm
New Series One photo by Lily Shababi. Scrambler photo courtesy of the artist.
Sliding scale – $5 – $15
New Series One
Simon Henneman – Guitar
Troy Schefelbein – Unamplified acoustic bass
Mike Gebhart – Hand drums & hand percussion
New Series One takes their name from a reference on Charles Mingus’ record, Mingus Presents Mingus. The trio plays in an uninterrupted flow, comfortably moving between melodies, rhythms, and chord changes. The result harkens to the roots of jazz as a very intimate folk music. Henneman sees New Series One as a space for each performer to interact on a shared platform, to interact and listen deeply, finding new places to explore. In an ever-expanding world with multiplying distractions, the group’s search for commonplace and closeness offers a refreshing antidote. The Chapel stage is an apt setting to promote their desired togetherness.
Christian Pincock’s Scrambler
Christian Pincock and Friends
Christian Pincock (soundpainting), Evan Smith (saxophones), Jacob Zimmerman (woodwinds), Haley Freedlund (trombone), Heather Bentley (viola), Geoff Traeger (electronics), Carol Levin (harp), Ryan Kotler (bass), Kelsey Mines (bass), Remy Morritt (drums), Evan Woodle (drums), Greg Campbell (French horn and percussion)
Trombonist and composer Christian Pincock describes his Scrambler project as a “musical mash” that combines large quantities of jazz, several cups of classical music, a tablespoon of folk and a dash of sound effects, whisked together with Soundpainting, a conducted improvisation sign language created by performance artist Walter Thompson. In his Scrambler project, Pincock calls upon some of Seattle’s most innovative improvisers using physical gestures to communicate to them in real time to create a unique feedback loop. Each performance becomes an experiment for the performers and the spectators, who are invited to reconsider traditional roles and hierarchies between the conductor, musician, and audience relationships.