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Ian Carey
World Premiere

Ian Carey Quintet +1

Fire in My Head (The Anxiety Suite)

NOV 2–4 | EXPLORATORY COMPOSERS

Nov 04
Joe Henderson Lab
SunNov 4
6:00 PM

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SunNov 4
7:30 PM

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A fluent and often arresting improviser and a composer with a keen sense of form, Carey presents the world premiere of Fire in My Head (The Anxiety Suite), an extended, multi-movement work that straddles straight-ahead jazz and chamber music to explore America in an age of angst (on both a personal and community level). It might sound forbidding, but Carey possesses a broad streak of puckish, even absurdist humor that has surfaced in non-musical settings via his contributions to David Eggers’ literary journal McSweeney's.

Carey tailors his music around the contours of a band that bristles with bold and startlingly imaginative players, including reed expert Sheldon Brown on bass clarinet, pianist Adam Shulman, bassist Fred Randolph, and drummer Jon Arkin. A few years ago, he added the incandescent altoist Kasey Knudsen into the mix to create the Quintet + 1.

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Fire in My Head has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2016 New Jazz Works program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

A gifted musician who gets a warm sound out of his trumpet and flugelhorn, his approach suggesting Chet Baker, Miles Davis, and Art Farmer.

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A gifted musician who gets a warm sound out of his trumpet and flugelhorn, his approach suggesting Chet Baker, Miles Davis, and Art Farmer.

East Bay Express

Personnel

Ian Carey trumpet
Kasey Knudsen alto saxophone
Sheldon Brown bass clarinet
Adam Shulman piano
Fred Randolph bass
Jon Arkin drums

A musician pursuing his own poised, painterly vision.

KQED

Personnel

Ian Carey trumpet
Kasey Knudsen alto saxophone
Sheldon Brown bass clarinet
Adam Shulman piano
Fred Randolph bass
Jon Arkin drums

A musician pursuing his own poised, painterly vision.

KQED

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