This Friday, March 2, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo and his trio back to our stage for two sets. An inveterate musical searcher—whether in collectives like Human Feel or his own ensembles—D’Angelo’s music has taken a marked turn over the past few years. Before his previous show at the Gallery, D’Angelo described his journey:
As far as my approach to what I do, at this point, and pretty much ever since that period when I had brain cancer, is about having full conscious awareness about tapping into the energy from my higher self. I try to let that energy flow through and come out in a certain way. It’s interesting because I was in the studio last week with Human Feel. Kurt [Rosenwinkel] said “Man, what happened to the complicated, crazy music you used to write?” That’s not what the source is giving me right now. It’s giving me these more surreal, sublime, tonal, atmospheric, kind, calm sounds. It resonates to a different frequency than when I was twenty-eight. It’s not an age thing, but having gone through a personal and spiritual transformation, my creation process has changed. The focus is on a different place, on different vibrations.
Recently, D’Angelo has begun a collaboration with bassist Reid Anderson, while also continuing with his home base trio and Human Feel. Before coming out to see D’Angelo at the Gallery on Friday, check out this recent performance with Human Feel and Chris Potter’s trio, showing D’Angelo’s continuing ability to mix it up in exciting ways.
The Andrew D’Angelo Trio plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, March 2, 2018. The group features Mr. D’Angelo on alto saxophone, Carmen Rothwell on bass, and Allan Mednard on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $20 general admission ($10 for members), $30 reserved cabaret seating ($20 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.