Steve Coleman & Five Elements

Steve Coleman & Five Elements

 

John Coltrane's A Love Supreme
50th Anniversary Celebration

Steve Coleman
& Five Elements

Sunday, December 14, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

A Love Supreme 50th Anniversary

Steve Coleman & Five Elements

 

John Coltrane's A Love Supreme
50th Anniversary Celebration

Steve Coleman
& Five Elements

Sunday, December 14, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman & Five Elements

One of the most influential saxophonists and composers in modern music, Steve Coleman, brings his supercharged Five Elements band to SFJAZZ, presenting a fresh approach to John Coltrane’s masterwork, A Love Supreme. Originator of the creative perspective on composition and expression famously called M-Base, Coleman is a Chicago native whose innovative work and towering influence makes him an heir-apparent to Coltrane’s legacy. He began his musical life under the spell of major Chicago saxophone figures Von Freeman and Bunky Green, and by the mid 1980s, Coleman and a host of fellow explorers including saxophonist Greg Osby, vocalist Cassandra Wilson, pianist Geri Allen and trombonist Robin Eubanks formed the “M-Base movement” that stressed a holistic approach to music creation utilizing improvisation and structure, contemporary relevance, and an embrace of non-western musical concepts. Spanning 30 years and over a dozen recordings, Coleman and his Five Elements band has influenced artists including Vijay Iyer and Ambrose Akinmusire, and featured a revolving cast of musicians who stand at the vanguard of modern music, most recently Berkeley-born trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, guitarist Miles Okazaki, bassist Anthony Tidd and drummer Sean Rickman, the group heard on Coleman’s 2013 Pi Recordings release, Functional Arrhythmias.

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