Like his friend and mentor Steve Coleman, pianist Andy Milne has been an inveterate musical explorer since coming to New York in the early 1990s. He’s worked closely with a huge range of artists, from to Coleman to saxophonist Ravi Coltrane to trumpeter Ralph Alessi to famed rock singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Milne’s band Dapp Theory has been the pianist’s main creative outlet for over fifteen years, and The Jazz Gallery is proud to welcome the group to our stage this Thursday, May 12th.
This past autumn, Milne and Dapp Theory premiered their newest project, “The Seasons of Being,” an evening-length work commissioned by Chamber Music America, and featuring an expanded ensemble and spoken-word elements. The group has since gone into the studio to record the suite, so keep an eye out for a new album coming soon. In the meantime, check out the piece “Three-way Mirror” from the premiere performance, below.
Dapp Theory is likely to draw from both this material and their previous work at the Gallery on Thursday, showcasing the tight interplay they have developed over the many years working together.
Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, May 12th, 2016. The group features Mr. Milne on piano, Aaron Kruziki on reeds, John Moon on vocal poetics, Chris Tordini on bass, and Kenny Grohowski on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.