Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Apr 7 2024 3:00 PM

Oaktown Jazz Workshops
55 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

STRANGE ARTS is the debut album from trumpeter/composer Ian Carey's ensemble WOOD METAL PLASTIC, and his seventh album as a leader. The 7-piece group, which features stellar musicians from across the San Francisco Bay Area's creative music spectrum, tackles a challenging array of Carey's intricate compositions, which bridge the worlds of chamber music, straightahead jazz, and free improvisation, ranging from lush harmonies and counterpoint to spiky modernism. The title refers to Carey's exploration of the aesthetic connections between his music and the eclectic creations of his father, the visual artist Philip Carey, who passed away in 2022, and their shared fascination with density of detail and the areas where the organic world meets the artificial.

With Ian Carey, trumpet; Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone; Irene Sazer, violin; Jessica Ivry, cello; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Jason Levis, drums; and a special surprise guest.

Artwork by Philip Carey will be on display during the performance.

Cost: $20
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.
Ian Carey Quintet+1: Interview Music III (Passacaglia). With Sheldon Brown, Kasey Knudsen, Adam Shulman, Jon Arkin, and Fred Randolph.