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A Dynamic Jazz Trio from NJ-NY and Boston
(Published: September 21, 2017)

$15 Cash at the door, limited seating.

We believe the welcoming this Master of Jazz and Improvisation Mark Whitecage, and many of you know who Ra Kalam Bob Moses is, is an equal artistic and creative music choice that you will not regret coming to experience this Free-Form Improvisational Jazz evening.

The Creative Music Series welcomes
A (new) Regal Jazz Trio

Special Guest, Mark Whitecage (Alto, Clarinet) NJ-NY:

A Master Improviser perhaps best known as the co-leader of the NU Band with the late great Roy Campbell, Jr-and still performing with a new member-Whitecage is world class and world traveled, an improviser of extraordinary imagination and intensity.

While his linear, free-boppish style seems to owe a debt to Ornette Coleman (especially in terms of phrasing), Whitecage is ultimately his own man. And a who's who in the improvised world of Jazz.

Whitecage has also always been a musician's musician. His peers value him highly.

A multi-instrumentalist, Whitecage has an ever present sense of what is appropriate, switching horns to achieve specific timbral ends. His sound on alto saxophone is enormous and a tad bright; his clarinet work provides a dark contrast. Whitecage's improvised lines defy description, so skilled is he at adapting to the situation at hand. His melodies range from the plaintively lyrical to the aggressively harsh -- from simple to convoluted -- with stops at every possible gradation in between.
Whitecage began performing at age six in his father's family band.

Ra Kalam Bob Moses "... has now emerged as the possessor of one of the grander imaginations in America's true classical music. No orchestral composer of this scope, mellow wit, and freshly distinctive range of colors has come along since Gil Evans."-Nat Hentoff, Modern Records and Music.

Drummer, composer, artist, poet, dancer, visionary, nature mystic, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses's life has been a continuous quest for vision, spirit, compassion, growth, and mastery in a multiplicity of art forms. A partial list of stellar musicians Bob Moses has worked and/or recorded with both as a leader and a sideman includes: Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jim Pepper, Larry Coryell, The Free Spirits, Dave Liebman, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Steve Swallow, Michael Gibbs, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and many, may others.

Moses currently performs alongside numerous musicians and teaches at New England Conservatory.

And solidifying this band is one of Boston's most active and creative Bassist's, Damon Smith.

Damon Smith is a master of bowed bass and sounds throughout-and well versed in the various incarnations of Jazz and free improvisation getting around playing with a wealth of international musicians.

Smith is a staunch believer in deference towards one's elders, a stance that comes through in everything from his rigorous efforts at advocacy to regular acknowledgments of the debts he owes musically to those who have come before. Fortunately, Smith's unerring admiration doesn't extend to a passivity or acquiescence when it comes to the actual making of music with his heroes. Rather, he's an active and even aggressive instigator and that willingness to test the mettle of those he respects informs each of six duets that comprise the disc. Derek Taylor, Dusted

Since arriving in Boston, Damon has been very importantly active in the creative Jazz scene, joining the musical forces here already and part of visiting artist's arrangements to contribute to a revitalized environment that Boston was known for decades ago!

The Creative Music Series (CMS) was established in 1/ 2015, to showcase the work of adventurous jazz musicians from Out-of-State, presenting them in intimate venues in the Cambridge/Somerville area. My endeavor was a reaction to the apparent lack of invitations being extended to accomplished and even unknown musicians to Boston. CMS has now begun to zero in on Boston based musicians who are creating their own projects with these out-of-town guests and taking these musical risks to find an expression and gain a wider appreciation.

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