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SPECIAL EVENT: Rachel Eckroth Trio plays “Money Jungle”
May 22 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rachel Eckroth-piano, Tim Lefebvre-bass, Arthur Vint-drums
Grammy Nominated Pianist Rachel Eckroth, Bassist Tim Lefebvre and Drummer Arthur Vint come together to perform the highly influential and enigmatic jazz album “Money Jungle.” Released in 1963, this trio of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach created an album out of a notably tense recording session with the United Artists label. The album was reviewed positively at the time of its release and subsequent reviews have remained highly favorable. Negative comments have concentrated on differences in playing style among the three musicians, brought about by the generational gap between Ellington and the others, and an argument that led to Mingus leaving the studio mid-session. Countless musicians have been influenced by the recording, in particular by the freedom of individual expression within a small-group setting.
“Pianist, singer, and composer Rachel Eckroth is more than a musical chameleon. Her shapeshifting is so astonishingly dramatic that there is no upper limit to her creative identity.”
— SIMON RENTNER, WGBO
Eckroth can lead with a bold vision or accompany with the subtle skills necessary to make another musician shine. Her combination of jazz experimentation and pop feeling form the engine behind her own work as a leader or co-leader on 7 albums, most recently the Grammy nominated “The Garden” on Rainy Days Records (2021). She can hold an audience’s attention in an intimate jazz club or on a massive concert stage. She did the latter when she opened for Rufus Wainwright’s “All These Poses” anniversary tour, standing on stage alone with just her keyboards and her voice, weaving a sonic landscape that kept audiences enthralled.
Throughout his wide-ranging career, Tim Lefebvre has amassed a reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative bassists. He can be heard on over 150 recordings, ranging from Grammy award-winning albums such as David Bowie’s Blackstar to the soundtracks of classic films such as The Departed. Lefebvre has previously worked with David Bowie, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Empire of the Sun, Jon Batiste and Stay Human (late show with Stephen Colbert) Carole King, Mark Guiliana, and Sting, and recently established himself as a solo artist and band leader.
Drummer, composer and bandleader Arthur Vint is a Tucson native who spent 15 years as part of New York City’s vibrant music scene, where he built a busy and diverse career performing with bands such as Postmodern Jukebox, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Zephaniah O’Hora, GaDaDu, Arthur Vint & Associates, and a good deal more. A musical chameleon, Arthur is equally at home playing modern jazz, hot jazz, big band, salsa, country, pop or rock.
Rachel Eckroth photo: Anna Azarov Photography
Tier 1: $35 (Tier 1 seats are at 2-top tables)
Tier 2: $32
Tier 3: $27
Students $10.80 (Use code “student” at checkout)
(Plus processing costs)