Two innovative composers present long-form works for quartet, highlighting the group’s decades-long history working together as composers and improvisers.
The composers Anthony Davis and Earl Howard reconvene a bi-coastal quartet built on long-standing associations, to present two sets of music built on complex rhythms and modulating textures. The evening features solos, duets, and quartets from Earl Howard and Anthony Davis, including Davis’s The Goddess Variations for solo piano; and Howard’s work Curtis, for solo Kurzweill 2600 and saxophone. Davis will also perform a duo with bassist Mark Dresser, and Howard will perform a duo with woodwind virtuoso JD Parran. Both Howard and Davis will also present lengthy works for the full quartet, including Davis’s Maelstrom 1 & 2 for quartet, and a new structured improvisation from Howard, created specifically for these four innovative performers.
Photo: Anthony Davis at Roulette, courtesy The New York Times
This performance is a co-production between Roulette and Interpretations.