Terrace Martin w/ Butcher Brown
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Terrace Martin
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Terrace Martin w/ Butcher Brown

w/ Nicholas Payton (THU), Robert Glasper + Alex Isley (FRI), Taylor McFerrin (SAT), Ambrose Akinmusire (SUN), & More

Apr 18 - Apr 21, 2019
Miner Auditorium

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Original show description below.

“The new age Quincy Jones” (Okayplayer), multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and producer Terrace Martin embodies today’s fertile ground between jazz and hip-hop. For these four exclusive nights, Martin will be joined by the supremely funky soul-jazz quintet Butcher Brown, and special guests each night including trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Ambrose Akinmusire, multi-instrumentalist and producer Taylor McFerrin, keyboardist Robert Glasper, and vocalist Alex Isley.

Starting on piano at six and making his first beats by age 13, Martin is an integral part of the explosive South Central Los Angeles music scene that includes saxophonist Kamasi Washington, producer Steven “Flying Lotus” Ellison, and bassist Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, and was one of the prime movers behind hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar’s multiple GRAMMY-winning 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly. He has worked extensively as producer and performer with Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, P. Diddy, and Lalah Hathaway, and released six full-length albums including 2017’s Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1 under the name The Pollyseeds. Most recently Martin has been part of Herbie Hancock’s working band, and performed two nights of January’s celebration of Wayne Shorter with Hancock, Kamasi Washington, Terence Blanchard, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade. Equally inspired by Miles Davis and DJ Premier, Terrace Martin stands at the intersection of 20th century African-American musical innovations, pushing them boldly into the future.

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Special Guests

THU APR 18 — Nicholas Payton
FRI APR 19 — Robert Glasper + Alex Isley
SAT APR 20 — Taylor McFerrin
SUN APR 21 — Ambrose Akinmusire

SHOW PREVIEW
Terrace Martin says his SFJAZZ gigs will go ‘to a place where we’ve never been’

In an era where people eschew tangibility for technology, Butcher Brown is a ray of hope for the future. They are soldiers of peace, armed with respect for the lineage of Black music, who aren’t afraid to push forward.

Nicholas Payton

In an era where people eschew tangibility for technology, Butcher Brown is a ray of hope for the future. They are soldiers of peace, armed with respect for the lineage of Black music, who aren’t afraid to push forward.

Nicholas Payton

Personnel

Terrace Martin alto saxophone, keyboards, & vocals

BUTCHER BROWN
Marcus Tenney
trumpet & tenor saxophone
Morgan Burrs guitar
DJ Harrison keyboards
Andrew Randazzo bass
Corey Fonville drums

SPECIAL GUESTS
APR 18 — Nicholas Payton trumpet
APR 19 — Robert Glasper keyboards & Alex Isley vocals
APR 20 — Taylor McFerrin keyboards, vocals
APR 21 — Ambrose Akinmusire trumpet

This is jazz the way Glasper is jazz, the way 'Bitches Brew' is a jazz record. Terrace Martin mixes pieces of the genre with others, setting a vibe that’s uniquely his.

Pitchfork

Personnel

Terrace Martin alto saxophone, keyboards, & vocals

BUTCHER BROWN
Marcus Tenney
trumpet & tenor saxophone
Morgan Burrs guitar
DJ Harrison keyboards
Andrew Randazzo bass
Corey Fonville drums

SPECIAL GUESTS
APR 18 — Nicholas Payton trumpet
APR 19 — Robert Glasper keyboards & Alex Isley vocals
APR 20 — Taylor McFerrin keyboards, vocals
APR 21 — Ambrose Akinmusire trumpet

This is jazz the way Glasper is jazz, the way 'Bitches Brew' is a jazz record. Terrace Martin mixes pieces of the genre with others, setting a vibe that’s uniquely his.

Pitchfork

Watch & Listen

Terrace Martin

Valdez off Crenshaw

Butcher Brown

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Terrace Martin

Valdez off Crenshaw

Butcher Brown

Street Pharmacy