Big Four Monday June 11
(Published: June 08, 2007)
Monday, June 11 | 8pm
MAX NAGL, alto saxophone
STEVEN BERNSTEIN, trumpet
NOËL AKCHOTÉ, guitar
BRAD JONES, double-bass
Rose Recital Hall, 34th and Walnut streets (southeast corner)
$12 General Admission
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The Philadelphia debut of Big Four features Sex Mob front man and trumpeter Steven Bernstein. Bernstein has played with a diverse group of artists including Marianne Faithfull, Digable Planets, Sting, Medeski Martin and Wood, Courtney Love and Sam Rivers. His is joined by downtown NYC bassist Brad Jones, Paris-born guitarist Noel Akchoté, and Austrian saxophonist and composer Max Nagl, who has performed with Derek Bailey, Tim Berne, Evan Parker and David Grubbs.
"In Max Nagl's varied jumble of creative activities, Big Four comes nearest to what we traditionally perceive as jazz. Formed at the suggestion of Hat Hut Records producer Werner X. Uehlinger, who introduced him to the recordings of the original Big Four - featuring Sidney Bechet, Muggsy Spanier, Carmen Mastren, Wellman Braud - from 1940, the band released its first album in 2002. When the adventurous guitarist Noël Akchoté and the agile and equally powerful bassist Bradley Jones teamed up, an exciting mélange of strong, idiosyncratic personalities was born." -Tom Gsteiger
And, keep your eyes open for more details on an upcoming performance featuring saxophonist NOAH HOWARD.
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