Sean Hutchinson's Still Life CD Release Concert: Jazz-Rock Band at the Triple Door
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The last date listed for Sean Hutchinson's Still Life CD Release Concert was Wednesday August 24, 2011 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm).
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Cassandra Wilson is best known as a jazz singer and instrumentalist, but she has broken out of the traditional confines of the genre to include elements of blues, country and folk into her music. She draws on influences ranging from Miles Davis and Hank Williams to Joni Mitchell and Robert Johnson. In addition to her two Grammys, Wilson has won the Django D'Or and The Edison Music Award, and been recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. She also performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marsalis' Blood on the Fields, the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize. Learn More
Blending acoustic instruments with an electronic ambience, Still Life create a sonic world where machine-like drum beats, melodic bass-lines, and lush piano textures set the stage for singable melodies and moving improvisational displays. SL is equally influenced by the giants of rock such as the Beatles and Wilco as by the great jazz trio units of Brad Mehldau, Bill Evans and Ahmad Jamal, with the emotional intensity and electronic edge of Radiohead.
The members of SL all share the unique perspective of being both in-demand sidemen and bandleaders in their own right. Drawing from this experience, each player serves the collective sound, but does so in their own highly personalized voice. All songs are composed by the band members specifically for this unique amalgam of personalities, save for a few choice covers by the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead, and the Beatles.
Drummer/composer Sean Hutchinson has packed an impressive career into his 26 years. Crossing over musical worlds from Pop to Jazz, Sean has performed or recorded with artists such as Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas, Paquito D’Rivera, and Alan Pasqua to Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers), Aaron and Ivan Neville, George Porter (Meters), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads), Greg Ginn (Black Flag) and 2AM Club (Sony).
In Still Life, Sean brings a compositional approach to the drums, marrying a jazz sensibility with an arsenal of beats drawn from electronica, rock, hip-hop, and world music.
NYC-based Chris Tarry hails from Canada and is one of the country’s most successful and celebrated electric bass exports. With three Juno Awards (Canadian Grammy) for Best Jazz Album, eight Juno Award nominations, and other high profile accolades he has established himself as one of North America’s top musicians.
Chris’s work since moving to New York in 2003 has seen him share the stage and recording studio with top musicians such as John Scofield, Bill Evans, Ben Monder, Dave Binney, Keith Carlock, Anton Fig, Donny McCaslin, Chris Cheek, Oz Noy Trio, DJ Logic, and many others.
Erik Deutsch is best known for his stints as the pianist for Norah Jones and his 3 year tenure with the Charlie Hunter Trio. Celebrated as one of the most creative and versatile keyboardists on the New York scene, Deutsch has shared the stage with Ben Allison, Shooter Jennings, Jessica Lurie, Ron Miles, and Steven Bernstein, as well as leading a host of his own innovative projects.