Thursday, February 7, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm
What: Roulette presents Elemental, a quintet organized by Grammy-nominated bassist Stephen Crump featuring Ches Smith, Eric McPherson, Ryan Ferreira, and Michaël Attias.
When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Brooklyn, NY – Elemental, a quintet of musical visionaries organized by Grammy-nominated and Echo Award-winning bassist Stephan Crump and featuring renowned percussionist Ches Smith convenes at Roulette for a unique deep-focus journey. Join Elemental as they inhabit a magnified realm where communion grows in fields of texture.
Ches Smith, bowed percussion, tympani
Eric McPherson, drums
Ryan Ferreira, electric guitar
Michaël Attias, alto saxophone
Stephan Crump, acoustic bass
Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated, Echo Award-winning bassist/composer Stephan Crump has lived in Brooklyn since 1994. An active bandleader, he has released twelve critically-acclaimed albums in addition to numerous film scoring contributions. Known for transforming his instrument into a speaking entity of magnetic pull, his focus on creative instrumental music has led to collaborations with many of the leading lights of his generation, most notably Vijay Iyer, in whose trio and sextet Crump plays a dynamic, founding role. He can also be heard as long-standing member of Jen Chapin Trio, Ches Smith Trio, Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, Liberty Ellman Sextet, Secret Keeper (duo with Mary Halvorson), his own Rosetta Trio (with Jamie Fox, Liberty Ellman), his Rhombal quartet (with Ellery Eskelin, Adam O’Farrill, Tyshawn Sorey), as well as co-led ensembles with Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe, Eric McPherson, Mat Maneri, and Okkyung Lee.