Joel Ross/ Warren Wolf Quartet feat. Joe Sanders e Greg Hutchinson

“Tributo a Milt Jackson & Bobby Hutcherson”

JOEL ROSS & WARREN WOLF QUARTET/ “The Magic and Mystery of the Beatles”

Mon, 30 December - hours 16:30
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Joel Ross/ Warren Wolf Quartet feat. Joe Sanders e Greg Hutchinson

"Tribute to Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson" JOEL ROSS / WARREN WOLF QUARTET feat. JOE SANDERS and GREG HUTCHINSON  VIBES SUMMIT - JOEL ROSS / WARREN WOLF / JOE LOCKE feat. JOE SANDERS and GREG HUTCHINSON The history of the vibraphone in jazz can be told - if you simplify it a lot, maybe really a lot - following a straight line that starts from Lionel Hampton, passes through Milt Jackson and reaches Bobby Hutcherson and Gary Burton. Having therefore played a role in the evolutionary path of all African-American music, in recent years the vibraphone has undergone a revival thanks to a large group of new performers and three of these, of just as many generations, are present at Umbria Jazz Winter, to strongly characterise this edition. It is a tribute to an evocative instrument, with a warm and, at the same time, ethereal sound, technically related to percussion but with the expressive "eloquence" worthy of a piano. And if it is rare to listen to a quartet with two vibraphonists, it is virtually unique to see three vibraphonists on stage. "One of the world's most versatile vibes masters," writes Gary Walker (Hot House) of Joe Locke. Locke is widely regarded as one of the greatest talents of the vibraphone. What strikes one about him is the extreme versatility, among other things, which led him to play in both mainstream jazz contexts and in academic circles. Moreover, the duo that saw him play, right here in Orvieto, with Cecil Taylor, the guru of free jazz, is now part of history. Flexibility is also the identifying trait of Warren Wolf, a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore who also plays piano, marimba and drums. And it was precisely with Locke that Wolf made his debut in an unusual vibraphonist duo, also baptised by Umbria Jazz Winter, in 2013. Warren is a performer of impeccable technique, the result of classical studies with musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and jazz at the Berklee College of Music. He also attended Caribbean Jazz courses with vibraphonists Dave Samuels and Ed Saindon. Joel Ross is the rising star of the vibraphone (he is also a composer and pianist). There is a lot of talk about the young Chicagoan in America, where he has received important prizes, participated in major festivals and played in the most prestigious jazz clubs. Over just a few years he has collaborated with jazz stars such as Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride or Louis Hayes as well as with the best exponents of recent generations such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton or Jon Batiste. He has played, furthermore, in the band of trumpeter Marquis Hill (also from Chicago) with whom he was guest at Umbria Jazz. Meanwhile, Ross has signed for Blue Note and released his first record for the historic label, KingMaker.
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