Out To Lunch: The Music of Eric Dolphy with the Russ Johnson Quintet featuring Myra Melford, Roy Nathanson, Brad Jones, and George Schuller.

Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 8:00 pm


$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors

Out to Lunch is considered Eric Dolphy’s recorded masterpiece, a work of brilliant complexity that pulls the listener into its ceaseless flow, famously described as “too out to be in, too in to be
out.” Fundamental to the foundation of free jazz, Dolphy was hailed by Charles Mingus as the most perceptive interpreter of his music, and Coltrane considered him his only musical equal.

The new group, Out To Lunch, offers a fresh review of these classic compositions, as well as other obscure Dolphy-related works found in Gunther Schuller’s ‘attic.’ With messengers Russ Johnson on trumpet, Myra Melford on piano, Brad Jones on bass, George Schuller on drums and Roy Nathanson on reeds, these artists are uniquely qualified to reinterpret this music – each artist pursuing a similar aesthetic to Dolphy in their use of written forms approached from many stylistic angles.