THURSDAY, JANUARY 29
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 2nd Ave, Seattle, 7:30pm
Wayne Horvitz and Sweeter Than The Day kick off a west coast tour tonight at Tula’s Jazz Club.
Formed in 1999, Sweeter Than the Day began simply as the acoustic incarnation of Zony Mash, and Wayne Horvitz’s first piano-based ensemble in over 10 years. Despite the shared personnel, the ensemble is quite distinct from the electric Zony Mash and the repertoire is almost entirely different. The band has toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe, and will be headed down the west coast at the end of January.
Sweeter Than the Day recorded 2 CDs for the Songlines label: American Bandstand (now re-titled Forever) (2000) and Sweeter Than the Day (2002), in addition to a live double CD on the Kufala label, entitled Live at the Rendezvous (2004). Their latest record, A Walk in the Dark, was self-released spring 2008.
… a great showcase for Horvitz’s beautiful compositions, his really strange angular chord progressions.
– Ned Wharton, NPR’s Weekend Edition