This week, The Jazz Gallery is thrilled to start 2020 with two nights of live recording with the Darius Jones Quartet. As a saxophonist and composer, Jones is hard to pin down, always swinging between diverse projects of varied sizes. On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, Jones spearheaded a concert/community event entitled For The People at Roulette, featuring activist works including his compositions including “Being Caged in ICE” and “LawNOrder.” In 2019, Jones has been honing his flexible composition Cartilage in a variety of configurations, from solo performances to a quintet version at this summer’s Vision Festival, below.
Jones’s run at the Gallery this week will be recorded for release by Jimmy Katz’s nonprofit label Giant Steps Arts and features collaborators old and new—vibraphonist Joel Ross, bassists Dezron Douglas and Sean Conly, and drummer Kush Abadey. Don’t miss this latest installment of Jones’s searching, constantly evolving musical language.
The Darius Jones Quartet plays The Jazz Gallery on Tuesday, January 7, and Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The group features Mr. Jones on alto saxophone, Joel Ross on vibraphone, Dezron Douglas (January 7) and Sean Conly (January 8) on bass, and Kush Abadey on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. each night. $15 general admission (FREE for members), $25 reserved table seating ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.