Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio | SFJAZZ

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

 

Wolfgang Muthspiel,
Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley,
Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

Sunday, February 26, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Wolfgang Muthspiel
Ambrose Akinmusire

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

 

Wolfgang Muthspiel,
Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley,
Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

Sunday, February 26, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Ambrose Akinmusire
Scott Colley

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

 

Wolfgang Muthspiel,
Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley,
Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

Sunday, February 26, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Scott Colley
Brian Blade

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

 

Wolfgang Muthspiel,
Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley,
Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

Sunday, February 26, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Brian Blade
Dave King

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

 

Wolfgang Muthspiel,
Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley,
Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

Sunday, February 26, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Dave King

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Wolfgang Muthspiel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Scott Colley, Gwilym Simcock & Brian Blade/ Dave King Trio

Masterful ensemble interplay is on tap for this evening, as two ensembles containing some of jazz’s most intrepid instrumentalists share the bill. Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel is an acclaimed and prolific artist who came to jazz through a classical education in Europe and made waves at Boston’s Berklee College, eventually succeeding Pat Metheny in vibraphone legend Gary Burton’s working band. During his career, Muthspiel shared his dazzling guitar work on projects with David Liebman, Peter Erskine, Paul Motian, Ralph Towner, Youssou N’Dour, Gary Peacock and Larry Grenadier, and has led over 30 sessions. His high-powered quintet includes trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and drummer Brian Blade. Best known as the rhythmic engine behind The Bad Plus, drummer Dave King brings a finely wrought musicality and wicked humor to every project he has been involved with. Co-founder of the avant-jazz collective Happy Apple and a multi-disciplinary musician and composer, King has collaborated with artists ranging from Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano to Boots Riley and the Mark Morris Dance Group. For this double bill, King presents his telepathic trio featuring pianist Bill Carrothers and bassist Billy Peterson, a band documented on King’s 2012 release, I’ve Been Ringing You.

Artist Personnel

WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL QUINTET
Wolfgang Muthspiel guitar
Ambrose Akinmusire trumpet
Gwilym Simcock piano
Scott Colley bass
Brian Blade drums

DAVE KING TRIO
Dave King drums
Bill Carrothers piano
Billy Peterson bass

"Wolfgang Muthspiel is a shining light of the contemporary jazz-guitar generation " — The New Yorker
"With pianist Bill Carrothers and bassist Billy Peterson, King transforms standards like "If I Should Lose You" into dark and ethereal riddles. On paper it's his most traditional move to date, but unlike any standards record in recent memory " — Village Voice