Thursday, April 4 • Lucid Lounge • 5241 University Way NE, Seattle • 8-10 p.m. • no cover • 21+
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Daniel Barry’s 2 Hemispheres (8 p.m.)
Dr. Daniel Barry is an accomplished composer, conductor, and trumpet player whose music falls primarily in the jazz category, but integrates elements garnered from advanced classical music studies along with residency and festival performances throughout the world, in particular Brazil and Peru. Daniel recently was honored with a Fulbright Scholarship and served as Composer-In-Residence at the Univeridade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil in 2012. He lives in Seattle, where he writes for and performs regularly with his chamber music group Walk All Ways, the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, and the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, which he also directs. His latest project, 2 Hemispheres – featuring Daniel (keyboards/director) with Kate Olson (woodwinds), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Chris Symer (basses), and Scott Ketron (drums) – celebrates the raw sensual power of groove, the hypnotic effect of repetition, the vibrations inherent in various non-tempered and quarter-tone tuning systems, and the color, texture, and density of sound. The group’s goal is to transcend the mundane and embrace the divine.
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. For this show, the two are joined by the adept and adventurous backline of esteemed double-bassist Paul Kemmish and celebrated drummer/percussionist Tom Zgonc. 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.