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2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Presents Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio
March 1, 2019 | 8:00 pm- $25 – $30
Stephan Crump brought together Rosetta Trio for the first time in 2005 to record an album of pieces written in the aftermath of 9/11. That “engaging and sublime meeting” of Crump on acoustic bass with guitarists Liberty Ellman and Jamie Fox, produced the album Rosetta which was released in 2006 and greeted enthusiastically by fans, radio and the press. “Here is a string ensemble for the new century!” raved Donald Elfman in All About Jazz NY. Reclamation is much more than a follow-up effort to its ecstatically-received predecessor, though it was the earlier album that gave the trio its name and its mission: to inhabit the dynamic and rhythmic flexibility of a drumless ensemble and embrace its challenges and expanded responsibilities; to reject restrictions of genre; to explore different territories of feel, texture, color; to groove. Here the trio further develops its intimate synergy and reveals its maturity after having toured and recorded in numerous contexts since those first sessions. This is a band…and a band that achieves a new level of feel and interplay on its third release, Thwirl, which arrived fall 2013 on Sunnyside Records.
This highly anticipated concert marks the Portland debut by Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio.