Tonight at 8pm at Benaroya Hall.
200 University Street, Seattle.
Tickets will be available at door.
from The Seattle Times:
Saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, 72, is a legend in the world of avant-garde jazz, having held down one of the two reed chairs in the Art Ensemble of Chicago for more than three decades. A rationally severe formalist with an unadorned sound on alto saxophone that plunges straight to the gut, Mitchell is also known for dizzyingly transcendent spins into interstellar space on soprano sax. His concert in Seattle celebrates his piece “Nonaah,” which began as a melodic line in a 1973 AEC album, was eventually headlined on Mitchell’s brilliant, groundbreaking 1977 album of the same name and has continued to undergo transformations.
This performance features Mitchell in a world premiere of a new arrangement of “Nonaah” for the group Lawson, part of the Seattle new music collective Table & Chairs. The group Bad Luck also presents a new work based on the melodic themes of “Nonaah.” Other arrangements of the piece will be presented, as well.
8 p.m. Friday at Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $20-$30 (www.tableandchairsmusic.com). Preconcert talk and Q&A at 7:15 p.m.