“One of the most ear-catching piano trios working today. Moran tempts fate with every solo.”–Jazziz
A leading force in new jazz, composer-pianist Jason Moran plays with an unmistakable sense of funk, fluidity, and freedom. Commissioned to inaugurate the Walker’s new theater, this theatrical jazz suite was inspired by works from the Walker’s collection by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, and Adrian Piper. Moran’s arresting, clean attack tempers jazz’s traditions with an innate understanding of hip-hop, pop, and new production technologies. His acclaimed group The Bandwagon – Nasheet Waits (drums) and Tarus Mateen (bass) – is joined by guests Marvin Sewell (guitar) and Alicia Hall (voice). Copresented with the Northrop Jazz Season.
World Premiere; Walker Commission