Thu, Oct 12 Frankie's
MATT JORGENSEN +451
Time 8:00 pm
Seattle drummer Matt Jorgensen makes his debut at Frankie's leading his longtime group Matt Jorgensen +451 featuring Mark Taylor on saxophone, Ryan Burns on fender rhodes and piano, and Phil Sparks on bass. A regular visitor to The Cellar backing up musicians such as Jim Rotondi, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Orrin Evans, and Cory Weeds, as co-leading the popular group Human Spirit, Jorgensen is excited to bring his original music back to a Vancouver stage.
Matt Jorgensen +451 was one of the groundbreaking groups that defined the modern-jazz sound of Seattle-based Origin Records, the label Jorgensen co-founded with fellow-drummer John Bishop. Blurring the lines between jazz and other idioms, drawing influences equally from John Coltrane and Led Zeppelin, Jorgensen leads the group from behind the drumset where he can be torrential one moment and a subtle colourist the next, interweaving the their voices into a reach of richly detailed soundscapes. The group was named "Acoustic Jazz Group of the Year" by Seattle's Earshot Jazz and Seattle Times critic Paul DeBarros said of their release Quiet Silence, "This is not only one of the finest albums produced by Seattle's Origin Records, it's one of the most satisfying, well-made and seductive recordings currently in rotation in my house." With Origin Records now celebrating its twentieth year of releasing music, Jorgensen has returned to his original group for a series of performances and new recording.