Elevation // Ouverture des Archives

January 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

Friday, January 29th at 9 & 1030pm we are joined by Elevation, a new project from pianist Lucian Ban, bassist John Herbert, saxaphonist Abraham Burton, and  Eric McPherson. Lucian Ban recently collaborated with John Hebert on the unique Enesco Re-Imagined, Eric McPherson has been played with Mr. Burton for a more than 20 years, then the romanian born pianist has been playing duets and quartets with Abraham Burton from 2005 on going on to name their musical partnership elevation … and Hebert & McPherson played with the late Andrew Hill for years appearing on his last blue note records album. Apropos of them, NY Times has what’s got to be one of my favorite jazz player blurbs to date: “ If the young saxophonist Abraham Burton was ever to be drawn in a cartoon, he’d have flames coming out of his saxophone”. Cover’s just $12.

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After many years shrouded in secrecy (dust, mostly) the Cafe’s vast archives have been unearthed and digitized. Endless photos, reviews, missives, drawings and all manner and sort of ephemera from our 30+ year history are now queued up to make their way to the public on these very pages. Stay tuned!

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