Bassist Ryan McGillicuddy, keyboardist Joe Bagg, guitarist Jamie Rosenn, and drummer Jason Harnell were among those who threatened to shift the balance of power in the L.A. jazz community, from established veterans to a new generation of upstarts. Now the young guns are new veterans fending off an insurgency of innovation by recent college graduates. McGillicuddy's solution was to flee to Seoul, where he became one of the best bassists in South Korea. He returns to L.A. for a brief reunion with his friends. Their band, Sigmund Fudge, was known for exploring sonorities not commonly found in jazz. In 2014, that's called jazz. In a brave new world of exploding sonic trends, these erstwhile iconoclasts who once stood at the frontier of a turning point continue to stay ahead of the curve.
Wed., Feb. 26, 8:30 & 10 p.m., 2014
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