A look inside The Jazz Gallery

Photo courtesy of the artist.

This Friday, August 16, cornettist Taylor Ho Bynum returns to The Jazz Gallery stage with his 9-tette. The group strikes a balance between the well-honed interplay of Bynum’s long-running sextet and the expansive palette of  his fifteen-piece PlusTet, providing a rich environment to explore varying combinations of structures and colors. The group ignites creativity both through the contrasting personalities of its players and its instrumentation of nested pairs—four treble instruments and four bass instruments, as well as high-low pairs of brass, saxophones, guitars, and strings.

At the Gallery this weekend, Bynum and company will be playing material from their upcoming release, The Ambiguity Manifesto, coming out on Firehouse 12 Records in September (though you can pick up an advanced copy at the show). To get a taste of what the 9-tette has in store, check out their studio performance of Bynum’s composition “neither when nor where” in the video below.

The Taylor Ho Bynum 9-tette plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, August 16, 2019. The group features Mr. Ho Bynum on cornet, Jim Hobbs on alto saxophone, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor saxophone, Bill Lowe on bass trombone and tuba, Mary Halvorson on electric guitar, Tomeka Reid on cello, Ken Filliano on acoustic bass, Stomu Takeishi on electric bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $25 general admission ($10 for members), $35 reserved table seating ($20 for members) for each set. FREE for SummerPass holders. Purchase tickets here.