May 04, 2016 at Cornelia Street Cafe in New York.
Rema Hasumi (voice)
Thomas Morgan (bass)
Tyshawn Sorey (drums and trombone)
Billy Mintz (drums and percussion)
Guitarist and composer Todd Neufeld’s exciting new band will premiere new material on May 4 2016 at Cornelia Street Cafe, in anticipation of an upcoming recording for Ruweh Records.
Neufeld’s original works create palettes and points of destination for this dynamic two-drummer band. In addition to the original works, there is carefully selected material from pre-reggae era, as well as a re-imaging of Samuel Beckett works for the ensembles explorations.
All five members of the band are long time figures in New York and beyond, in the jazz and improvisation scenes. Todd Neufeld has played a key role in the bands of Masabumi Kikuchi, Lee Konitz, Tyshawn Sorey himself and so many others. Thomas Morgan has been the omni-present bass force in so many key creative ensembles, most recently with Bill Frisell. Tyshawn Sorey is a formidable leader of his own as well as the soon to be Professor at Wesleyan University, taking on the role after the great Anthony Braxton. Billy Mintz has played with everyone from Charles Lloyd to the Johnny Carson Show Band, and newest arrival in New York, Rema Hasumi has recently released her debut album UTAZATA to international acclaim.
The concert has 2 sets at 8pm and 9:30pm,
with $10 admission and $10 food/ drink minimum.