This Friday, April 12, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome guitarist Brandon Ross back to our stage. For this evening’s two sets, Ross will convene a new edition of his long-running Phantom Station project. Featuring Graham Haynes on cornet & electronics, J.T. Lewis on drums, and Hardedge on sound design, Ross has named this iteration of Phantom Station “Tourmaline.” In a previous interview with Jazz Speaks, Ross spoke about the flexible and modular qualities of Phantom Station:
For Phantom Station, I’ve been thinking about different ways of addressing creating music, in terms of different notational structures that could be employed, and also ways of providing direction in an open context without having a rehearsal. The selection of who plays, for me, is based on who I know that is willing to and has the capacity to self-orchestrate, and to think about creation in a compositional sense… and then there’s also the aspect of sound processing and electronics.
As part of this performance, Ross & Tourmaline will be performing a new graphically-notated composition, titled Ankhenaten. To get a sense of the intoxicating timbres Ross & Hardedge can devise in real-time, check out “The Final Tear,” performed by their ongoing collaboration DarkMatterHalo with guitarist Doug Wieselman, below.
Brandon Ross Tourmaline plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, April 12, 2019. The group features Mr. Ross on guitars, Graham Haynes on cornet & electronics, J.T. Lewis on drums, and Hardedge on sound design. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $25 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved cabaret seating ($20 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.