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Michael Bates Acrobat + Lutoslawski Quartet at Jazztopad Festival New York at Barbes

Courtesy of Matt Merewitz | Posted on June 5, 2024

Where

Barbes
Jazztopad Festival New York

376 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Map
718-965-9177

Michael Bates Acrobat + Lutoslawski Quartet at Jazztopad Festival New York at Barbes

When

Sat, June 15, 2024
8:00 pm

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Musicians

Lutoslawski Quartet
band / ensemble / orchestra
Mike McGinnis
clarinet

About

Jazztopad festival presents:

Michael Bates + Lutosławski Quartet - Metamorphoses: Variations on Lutosławski
Jazztopad NY and Vinyl Release Show!

Now available on double vinyl! “Metamorphosis” is a radically different interpretation of the revered Polish icon: Witold Lutosławski, composer/bassist Michael Bates combines Acrobat, a ferocious quintet of improvisers, with one of Poland’s most innovative contemporary ensembles, the Lutosławski String Quartet.

With literal themes or pieces composed in his spirit, Michael Bates has created a powerful set of music that reveals a pairing classical music and jazz. Masterful re-orchestrations fueled by grooves found in both modern jazz and chamber ensembles. Bates points out: “One often hears talk about them being different worlds. Maybe. But this language is shared by both contemporary composers and improvisers alike. It can be utilized in many ways.” While Lutosławski is clearly being channeled, these nine fantastic voices will be on full display: beautiful, vicious, elegant and dissonant....

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