Thursday, March 6, 2014 • Lucid • 5241 University Way NE, Seattle • 8-10 p.m. • no cover • 21+
Beth Fleenor (8 p.m.)
The ever-astonishing Beth Fleenor (clarinet, voice, etc.) performs with collaborators TBD – check this space soon for details.
Dual Process: Interpretations of Miles Davis’s “In A Silent Way” (9 p.m.)
One of Miles Davis’s seminal works, In A Silent Way represents the definitive, recognized break point between Miles’ acoustic, more traditional approach to jazz and his electric period, which featured a more diverse lineup of players and more eclectic, free-flowing compositions. In A Silent Way is very much a product of the studio, featuring multiple edits that result in nonlinear song construction and presentation. This has resulted in a dearth of live performances of the pieces featured on the album, “Shhh/Peaceful” and “In A Silent Way/It’s About That Time.” Six longtime Seattle performers (Dennis Rea, Stephen Thomas Cavit, James DeJoie, Jim Knodle, Matt McCluskey, and Ryan Berg) have rearranged these tunes for the stage and will give them a spin in real time in order to bring them into the live purview for Zero-G. The song “Directions” (also from the Silent Way sessions) will also be featured.