For 16 years, Brooklyn’s AUM Fidelity label has unleashed glorious throngs of otherworldly music, presenting New York’s avant-garde jazz royalty like David S. Ware, William Parker, and Matthew Shipp. Now, Grass Roots can be added to its paramount stable, and tonight, the Herculean quartet—featuring dueling sax masters Darius Jones and Alex Harding, bassist Sean Conley, and drummer Chad Taylor—celebrate the release of their self-titled debut. Like the gurus they are, Grass Roots effortlessly bounce from epic blues-‘n’-soul throb, swinging bebop, improvisational wizardry and chaotic skronking, sometimes all within the same composition.
Thu., Dec. 13, 7 & 8:30 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 5, 2012