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Andrew Rathbun Quintet

Friday, March 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Expired)
The Union Cabaret & Grille
125 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (248) 766-8689
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Jacquelyn Ross
Email: jacquelynrosswmu@gmail.com
Phone: (248) 766-8689

The Union Cabaret & Grill welcomes back the ambitious composer to showcase his latest CD release, Character Study. Today integrity, decorum, fact-based argument - the stuff of character - seem to have been abandoned, not just in the Oval Office but by many leaders who willingly turn a blind eye if they can further their agenda. With this album, questions of character were the impulse.

"Andrew Rathbun, a crafty saxophonist and composer whose ambitious work over the past decade has eluded the wiser recognition it deserves..." - The New Yorker

"There’s a strong collective spirit on Character Study. Although there are plenty of solos, Rathbun and Hagans seem much more focused on creating harmonies, exchanging ideas and conducting a musical conversation. Similarly, most of the compositions sound deeply indebted to the introspective and autumnal mood of Miles Davis’ Nefertiti. Even the ones that start out high-energy, like the opening “The Golden Fool” or the closing “Turmoil”, eventually settle down into a kind of gentle rustling, like a breeze blowing through a pile of leaves, shifting some but leaving most to fall back into place." - Phil Freeman, New York City Jazz Record

Players: Andrew Rathbun, saxophone  ||  Tim Hagans, trumpet  ||  Gary Versace, piano  ||  Jay Anderson, bass  ||  Bill Stewart, drums


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