Oliver Lake Organ QuartetSaturday, February 19, 2011 @ 8:30 pm
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and painter Oliver Lake is renown for his extraordinary talents as a composer and explosive, bluesy saxophone sound. Co-founder for the World Saxophone Quartet and a Guggenheim fellow for composition, Lake was the first African American commissioned by the Library of Congress and McKim Foundation for composition. Tonight at Roulette, Lake is joined by some of the best young talent in New York with Jared Gold (organ), Freddie Hendrix (trumpet), Mclenty Hunter (drums), & Oliver Lake (alto sax). Together the quartet takes Lake’s compositions on some unusual journeys for organ jazz – exploring freebop, funk, fun and avant-musical conversations.