GJF: Agustí Fernández and Yves Charuest // Steve Swell’s Soul Travellers

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Presented by Guelph Jazz Festival

Barcelona-based pianist Agustí Fernández is a giant of contemporary creative music, an improviser of boundless imagination and technical capability. Evidence of his skill is borne through the calibre of his frequent collaborators over the years: Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Peter Kowald, and many more. In recent years, a lesser-known but no less inspiring collaborator has emerged in Montreal alto saxophonist Yves Charuest. Following a hiatus from playing, Charuest re-emerged since 2010 as one of the most original voices in Canadian music, with an approach to open improvisation that combines the oblique elegance of Lee Konitz-style line-forming and the post-Parker rhythmic inventiveness of Jimmy Lyons.

Trombonist Steve Swell is one of the foremost exponents of his instrument today. Swell’s Soul Travelers play a pulsating and energetic free music with soul very much as its engine. Alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc’s gloriously unfettered phrasing has blues rootedness in a richly vocalized style. Pianist Dave Burrell is an understated master of framing open improvisations with intelligence, rhythmic subtlety, and grace. The crack tandem of drummer Chad Taylor and double-bassist William Parker will further ensure that Steve Swell’s Soul Travelers travel soulfully, swingingly, and joyfully.

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Everyone must have a ticket, including infants and children. Place your full ticket order by phone or in person to include an infant (not available online).

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  • Friday, September 14, 2018

Ticket Pricing

$30.00 Adult
$25.00 Senior
$25.00 Student
$25.00 Under-waged 


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