Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Sep 24 2023 2:00 PM

Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94303

Earthwise welcomes David James’s GPS Mission Rebel No. 1 Finding Reverend J

David James’s GPS

Mission Rebel No. 1

(Finding Reverend Jesse James)

GPS is David James, guitar, voice; Beth Custer, clarinet;, John Hanes, drums; Alan Williams, trombone; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Keith Lawrence viola.

Mission Rebel No. 1 is a musical work that will have its premiere in September 2023. The subject of this song cycle is the life of my father, Rev. Jesse James. (From David’s homepage)

This work has been under development for the last couple of years; the first work-in-progress performance was presented as a livestream on June 11, 2021. ​

Subsequent work-in progress performances were presented in October 2022 and January 2023.

David James band played material from this project at Earthwise Palo Alto shows summer 2021 at Mitchell Park bowl and summer 2022 at Lytton Plaza. David James and Beth Custer appeared at an event honoring Terry Acebo Davis’ “Triage” installation at Santa Clara Triton Museum in 2009 —literally inside the installation art.
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.