Zero-G Concerts presents:
FUNDAMENTAL FORCES / ASK THE AGES
Thursday, October 4 • LUCID Jazz Lounge • 5241 University Way NE, Seattle • 9 p.m. • no cover • 21+
FUNDAMENTAL FORCES (9 p.m.)
Fundamental Forces is an instrumental quartet that dances a balance between the dark and the light. The ensemble is fronted by electric guitarist Rik Wright and longtime co-conspirator James DeJoie, who utilizes an impressive variety of wind instruments with great facility. The two are joined by the adept and adventurous backline of esteemed double-bassist Geoff Harper and celebrated drummer/percussionist Greg Campbell. The group’s collective musical presence is hauntingly beautiful, thoughtful, and evocative, and their performances effectively pull together the two extremes of acoustic and electric jazz without sacrificing the crystalline character of either.
ASK THE AGES (10 p.m.)
Formed in 2010 by guitarist Brian Heaney, Seattle-based avant-jazz band Ask the Ages includes Greg Campbell (drums and percussion), Steven Bell (vibraphone ), Kate Olson (sax/woodwinds) and (for this show) Paul Kemmish (bass). The group’s influences include Sonny Sharrock, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.