NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI
NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI (Toronto)
7:00pm - 10:00pm
@ Drom Taberna | www.DromTaberna.com
458 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A8
facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016149802634763
" A fresh look at Herbie Hancock classics and delicious new original themes all presented with taste and virtuosity. No safety net here, everyone is living on the edge."
- Bruce Cassidy (Blood, Sweat & Tears Musical Director '04-'09, renonwed EVI player)
Led by 29-year old fast-rising piano star NICK MACLEAN -- an 8x Global Music Award winner and one of the most in-demand young jazz piano players in Toronto -- this contemplative yet thrilling quartet delivers jazz between the two poles of thoughtful introspection and powerhouse conveyance, taking influences from Herbie Hancock's primordial 1960's Blue Note era recordings. Maclean's quartet heavily features one of Canada's most provocative improvising trumpet players -- BROWNMAN ALI -- an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning jazz iconoclast who has been heralded as "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player" by New York City's Village Voice and is best known globally as the last trumpet player to play in the legendary jazz-hip-hop group GURU's JAZZMATAZZ. For this show, Ali & Maclean stand shoulder-to-shoulder with 2 of Canada's top-tier 20-somethings: BEN DUFF on upright bass, and JACOB WUTZKE on drums as the group prepares to record their second studio album - a hotly anticipated follow up of their decorated debut release RITES OF ASCENSION (2017, Browntasauras Records).
:: Nick Maclean - piano
:: Brownman Ali - trumpet
:: Ben Duff - bass
:: Jacob Wutzke - drums
WATCH Nick Maclean Quartet perform the Brownman original 'Madness of Nero'
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