SFJAZZ CollectiveIllsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya, 8pm
SFJAZZ Collective
Stunning virtuosity and drive from the most spectacular all-star ensemble in jazz, with Miguel Zenon, David Sanchez, Warren Wolf, Avishai Cohen, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, Matt Penman, and Obed Calvaire. $28 general/$26 members & seniors/$14 students (Welcomed by 91.3 KBCS)    [read more…]

NW Film Forum, 7PM
Director in Attendance!
John Coltrane Ascension Double Bill
John Coltrane’s Ascension was called, “…the most powerful human sound ever recorded” in Down Beat Magazine in 1965, and “the most vexatious work in jazz history” by jazz critic Gary Giddins. These contradictory claims indicate just how controversial this music was at the time Coltrane recorded it in 1965. Ascension in fact still causes arguments; the ideas behind the music are still alive and making waves. All the more reason to rejoice in Electric Ascension, reincarnated for the 21st century in live performance by the large, fluctuating ensemble “Orkestrova”. This program features a concert film performance of Ascesion as re-imagined by the Sax quartet Rova plus a behind the scenes look at how the performance came together.

Electric Ascension, Live at the Guelph Jazz Festival
(John Rrogers, USA, 2013, blu-ray, 68 min)
Famed for its scale and raw emotional power, John Coltrane’s 1965 recording, Ascension, has been re-imagined and rearranged for live performance by an all star ensemble of improvisers led by the Rova Saxophone Quartet.

Cleaning the Mirror
(John Rrogers, USA, 2013, blu-ray,45 min)
A documentary on the musical history and creative process behind Electric Ascension. Shot at jazz festivals in Paris and Saalfelden (Aus.), Musicians speak about their inspiration, their approach to the music, and their connection to Coltrane. Interviewed are Nels Cline, Andrew Cyrille, Art Davis, Jason Kao Hwang, Eyvind Kang, Rova, Jenny Scheinman, and Elliot Sharp. With musical excerpts, archival photos, and behind the scenes footage.

JAZZ ALLEY: Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth, Abass Dodoo
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Mach One Jazz Orchestra
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Tuesday Jaz
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde
808 Post Ave, 206-621-7777, 10:00pm

2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Nick Hempton (sax), Dan Aran (drums), Reuel Lubag (piano) and Chuck Kistler (bass)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621, 7:00pm

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