The new music director of the San Francisco Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen, has created a collaborative council to do, uh, something.
Garrett Harris 3 p.m., Feb. 20
Larry Vernec: Bass guitar | P-Track Armenta: Percussion | Michael Cannon: Percussion | Adam Wolff: Piano | Fernando Gomez: Percussion | Dave Millard: Flute, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Viola | Jabari Sekou: Drums, Percussion | Nandan Powell: Percussion
Sound description: Improvisational nu jazz.
RIYL: Medeski Martin and Wood, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Grant Greene, Cal Tjader
Inception: Encinitas, 2003
Influences: Medeski Martin and Wood, Thievery Corporation, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, Cal Tjader, the Bad Plus
Blue44 is a genre-bending improvisational ensemble whose music is rooted in jazz. Reflecting today's rapidly changing and unpredictable cultural and musical landscape, the band mixes elements such as spoken word, Latin, worldbeat, and funk, to create a fresh groove-based sound. Ambient grooves, sometimes called acid jazz or nu jazz, played with simple harmonic structures, to provide a deconstructed foundation on which musical journeys are embarked in an unpredictable, improvisational format.
Their album The Vault was released in 2003.
In 2010, they landed a weekly Friday residency, playing from 6PM to 9PM at Candelas on the Bay, on First Street in Coronado.