Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Dec 26 2017 7:00 PM

Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland
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Dialectical Imagination
Eli Wallace, piano
Rob Pumpelly, drums

Dialectical Imagination is celebrating the release of its second studio album. This new release, The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Wrath is the companion volume to their first record The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture, which Karl Ackermann of All About Jazz says “spikes with energy and intelligence that cannot be overlooked.” Since 2015, Dialectical Imagination has been continuously honing a unique and highly engaging form of musical expression they call “ecstatic music” which radically integrates the creative spirit of free-improvisation with the structural integrity of composition. For Dialectical Imagination, the full gamut of expression is in play from the cathartic to the hypersensitive, from the iconoclastic to the resplendent. No two performances are alike and yet their sound is unmistakable. Not fitting neatly into a particular genre, the ecstatic music of Dialectical Imagination persists as an expression of paradox.

Ben Cohen, sax
Dustin Carlson, guitar
Tim Cohen, drums

Jack Radsliff solo guitar