Earshot Jazz Presents– Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 8pm
Doors at 6:30pm
Tickets: $20 GA / $18 Earshot Member and Seniors / $10 Students and Military
Tim Berne – alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega – clarinet, bass clarinet
Ryan Ferreira – guitars
Matt Mitchell – piano
Ches Smith – drums, vibraphone, percussion, timpani
David Torn – guitar
Tim Berne has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of granite conviction” by The New York Times. Incidentals is the fourth album from his spirited Snakeoil band and the second (following on from 2015’s You’ve Been Watching Me) to feature the quintet line-up in which his core group with clarinetist Oscar Noriega, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer/vibraphonist Ches Smith is augmented by guitarist Ryan Ferreira. The music is characteristically action-packed in the Berne tradition: powerful, dynamic, often fast-moving - yet also very clear in all its teeming detail. “We somehow achieved more sonic space by adding another player,” the bandleader notes wonderingly. It’s an impression maintained even when producer David Torn takes up his own guitar in a cameo at the climax of the modestly-titled “Sideshow”(in reality a 26-minute epic journey), soloing amid thunderous timpani and overserpentine melody outlined by sax and clarinet.
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. If advanced tickets are sold out, limited tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. 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.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.