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Kurt Rosewinkel

Kurt Rosewinkel Caipi

 
Kurt Rosewinkel
Caipi

Saturday, November 11, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Kurt Rosewinkel
Caipi: Brazilian Project Series: Strings  

Kurt Rosewinkel Caipi

Lauded as “one of the most widely applauded guitarists of the under-50 generation” by the Chicago Tribune, Kurt Rosenwinkel has staked out a singular position in jazz’s firmament as a player, composer and bandleader with a vast and supremely sophisticated harmonic vision and ravishing melodic sensibility. Barely 20 years old when he dropped out of Berklee College of Music to tour with vibraphonist Gary Burton’s band, he confidently took over a chair known as a launching pad for some of jazz’s most influential guitarists, including Larry Coryell, Mick Goodrick and Pat Metheny. He gained further recognition performing and recording with drum legend Paul Motian’s volatile Electric Bebop Band. Since his 2000 major label debut The Enemies of Energy (Verve), Rosenwinkel has worked closely with a bevy of brilliant saxophonists such as Mark Turner, Chris Potter, Seamus Blake, Joshua Redman, and most recently tenor patriarch Pharoah Sanders. Lately he’s been composing shimmering melodies for his New Quartet with keyboardist Aaron Parks, music featured on 2012’s bracingly beautiful Star of Jupiter. His new album, Caipi, is a celebration of Brazilian music that’s been a decade in the making. Performed by Rosenwinkel himself on almost all the instruments, Caipi features guest appearances by guitar icon Eric Clapton and saxophonist Mark Turner, and for these performances, he is accompanied by an ironclad ensemble to bring this tropically-minded material to life.

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"His knack for appealing to connoisseurs as well as the uninitiated has made him one of the most widely applauded guitarists of the under-50 generation " — Chicago Tribune
"Rosenwinkel has come to be just as identifiable as Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell or any of the modern-school guitarists with whom he's usually compared " — JazzTimes