Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Sunday evening concerts Open Gate Theatre and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock presents
Dwight Trible /Alex Cline and Phillip Greenlief/Alex Cline . At Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock (one block west of Eagle Rock Blvd.). Admission is $10, (students, seniors, and past series performers half price) Free parking is plentiful.
It’s the Open Gate Theatre Sunday evening concerts series nineteenth anniversary event!.
Dwight Trible - voice Alex Cline - percussion
and Phillip Greenlief woodwinds Alex Cline - percussion
Admission is $10, students, seniors, and past series performers half price. Free parking is plentiful.
Surely needing no introduction at this point, vocalist extraordinaire Dwight Trible has lent his stirring and stunning voice to a countless number of some of the most important and inspiring figures in creative jazz music, from the straight-ahead to the avant-garde. Contributing his brilliance in a huge diversity of musical settings as well as leading his own groups, Trible has become the representative voice of the whole of Los Angeles’ creative music community while imbuing all he does with undeniable spiritual depth and intensity. At this concert he will combine with another local music figure who should need no introduction at this point, drummer-percussionist Alex Cline, in the two artists’ first performance as a duo. What could be more essential, more primal, and possibly more transcendent than voice and percussion?
Opening the evening will be a set featuring Bay Area woodwind artist, composer, artistic catalyst, and proactive champion of creative music Phillip Greenlief also in a duo setting with Cline (at Greenlief’s request). A frequent visitor to this concert series over the years in a wide variety of contexts, Greenlief epitomizes sonic invention and artistic integrity. Known for countless improvisational collaborations with many of the most celebrated players in the world of unusual music and for such memorable projects as the Lost Trio and Trio Putanesca, not to mention his record label Evander Music, Greenlief’s adventurous spirit and extraordinary skill animate the massive range of his creative output. This duo endeavor should be spontaneous music-making represented in all its openness, daring, intimacy, and beauty.
Please note that the presentation of Renee Baker conducting the Decisive Instant large ensemble that was originally announced for this date has had to be rescheduled for December. (text Alex Cline)