Tim Berne's Snakeoil

Lynne Harty/ECM Records

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Sun., Sept. 17, 9 p.m. 2017
$20

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Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
213-620-0908
New York composer-saxophonist Tim Berne is a veteran horn man who’s done his thing in a variety of contexts, largely in the modernist-jazz arena, where he flows over free sounds, funk and soul/R&B. His new record, Incidentals (ECM), further stretches Berne’s unhindered-by-tradition ways of thinking about jazz, and thank God for that. As a composer with a fondness for mosaical, mazelike structures that sweetly counterpoint his Snakeoil band’s often improvised textures and rhythms, he brings remarkable inventiveness to his new pieces. Berne’s music promises and delivers a supremely satisfying brain scrub while also evoking thrillingly strange emotions. At his best, he makes melodies that disembark into wider space, leaving jet trails of “tune” that are assembled in the listener’s mind.
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