The Machine That We Built w/ Afrocop

Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 7:30pm

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7:30PM ⎮ Doors at 6:30pm

The Machine that We Built
Reflections and interpretations of Jimi Hendrix

The Machine that We Built explores an instrumental, orchestral approach to Jimi Hendrix’s music, including “1983…A Merman I Should Turn to Be”, “Still Raining, Still Dreaming”, “House Burning Down”, “Drifting”, and “Spanish Castle Magic.” The Machine approaches this material using Gil Evans previous work and Miles Davis’ unfinished collaboration as launching points, further investigating these songs ripe for inquiry with the right collaborators.

The ensemble includes Greg Campbell (vibes, percussion), Dennis Rea (guitar), James DeJoie (flute, baritone/tenor sax), Alicia DeJoie (electric violin), Bill Jones (trumpet), Olli Klomp (drums), and Ryan Berg (electric bass).

The arrangements are collaborative between all the players, and the songs chosen include moments of jazz, funk, rock, bolero, tango, and improvisation. The Machine seeks to bring Hendrix into a new interpretive light and instrumentation, endeavoring for sonic exploration and fresh interpretations.

Afrocop with Bill Horist
Seattle trio Afrocop performs with Bill Horist and brings a mix of gospel, dance, soul, afrobeat, psychedelic, improvised, breakbeat, video game, soundscape and time stretching music to the stage.

“One of Seattle’s best bands… [they] create a rarefied strain of psychedelic, soulful jazz that exists in that cool, sweet zone where the music of Lonnie Liston Smith, Medeski, Martin + Wood, and Spiritualized at their most abstract intersect.” - Dave Segal, The Stranger

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.