TUESDAY JANUARY 7, 2014
JORGE SYLVESTER ACE COLLECTIVE
Jorge Sylvester – Alto sax and compositions
Nora McCarthy – Voice, Poetry and compositions
Waldron “Mahdi” Ricks – Trumpet
Pablo Vergara – Piano
Donald Nicks – Electric Bass Guitar
Kenny Grohowski – The Drums
PERFORMING AT New York Bahai” Center ~ John Birks Gillespie Auditorium ~
53 East 11 Street (Between University Pl. & B’way ), New York, NY 10011
Admission: $ 15 at the door
SETS: 8:00 & 9:30 PM ~ For reservations and information please call 212-222-5159
Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven
This is music that invokes forces for the good, played by people who feel these forces—and it also offers a cautionary tale about what happens to the world when these forces are absent.
The ACE (Afro-Caribbean Experimental) Collective is breaking new territory with its musical amalgamation of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora, the jazz tradition, and free music art-forms. Artists such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Dizzy Gillespie used Afro-Caribbean rhythms in their compositions, but their work didn’t experiment with the pulses in these rhythms; part of what sets the ACE Collective apart is their expansion and reconfiguration of these pulses. In addition, the Collective includes poetry and storytelling in many of its pieces, and they also bring to light traditional songs from the Afro-Caribbean tradition. Clearly this music goes deep and wide, and the result is a multi-layered, multi-cultural aural banquet.
The ACE Collective has brought utmost sincerity and musical skill to this recording, and the result is a multi-cultural explosion that is not to be missed.
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Published: November 28, 2013