In a recent interview with Jazz Speaks, saxophonist Jure Pukl spoke about his notion of risk in improvised music:
Riskiness can be an open form, or taking a certain structure then opening it up, or getting inspired from a structure and then opening it up into a newer, broader thing, maybe returning the structure. Or, having only structure, trying to be creative and risking only within that structure, so that the players move with the same mission. Fish don’t always move in the same direction, but they outline the bigger shape. Some turn left a little early, some turn left afterwards, it’s all this one moving shape.
Saxophonist Darius Jones is an equally-committed risk-taker, always experimenting with new forms, instrumental configurations, and even made-up languages. At The Jazz Gallery this Thursday, June 28, Jones and Pukl will convene their collaborative quintet Meat—featuring pianist John Escreet, bassist Carlo DeRosa, and drummer Eric McPherson—for two sets of musical surprises. Before checking out the distinctive interplay of Pukl and Jones live, take a listen to their kaleidoscopic version of Ornette Coleman’s “Intersong,” below:
Darius Jones/Jure Pukl’s Meat plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The group features Mr. Jones on alto saxophone, Mr. Pukl on tenor saxophone, John Escreet on piano, Carlo DeRosa on bass, and Eric McPherson on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $20 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved cabaret seating ($20 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.