Jazz

Steve Coleman and "The Council of Balance" in La Villette

Jazz à la Villette 2015

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Cast

Steve Coleman — Alto saxophonist

Jonathan Finlayson — Trumpeter

Jen Shyu — Singer

Rane Moore — Clarinetist, bass-clarinet

Maria Grand — Saxophonist

Mike Lormand — Trombonist

Jeffrey Missal — Trumpeter

Barry J. Crawford — Flutist

Kristin Lee — Violinist

Elizabeth Weisser — Violist

Jay Campbell — Cellist

David Bryant — Pianist

Miles Okazaki — Electric guitar

Anthony Tidd — Bass guitarist

Greg Chudzik — Double bassist

Alex Lipowski — Percussionist

Sean Rickman — Drummer

Program notes

Created by Steve Coleman in the late 90s, The Council of Balance is a bold project for a big band. For the 20th anniversary of the saxophonist’s famous concerts at the Hot Brass de la Villette (now known as the Trabendo), Steve Coleman and his musicians present new compositions from the album Synovial Joints for a rare and breathtaking concert.

American saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman is one of the most influential creators in the history of jazz. Like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Dave Holland, and other great jazz musicians, he invented a unique way of building and playing this musical genre.

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