JASON MEARS, from Alaska, is a saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, improviser, and educator who is currently living in New York City. As well as being a member of the the highly acclaimed Empty Cage Quartet, Jason’s most recent projects include Anthony Braxton’s Trillium E Orchestra, Wadada Leo Smith’s Silver Orchestra, and Harris Eisenstadt’s Canada Day Octet. Jason's 20 TON BRIDGE will be performing this Saturday, June 20th from 8:30-10:30pm at IBeam, 168 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 -- with Quentin Tolimieri - keyboard, James Ilginfritz - bass, Andrew Drury - drums.
imaginative structures and forms music encourages risk-taking not perfection ensembles are fluid voices/orchestration/group dynamics can/do change instantaneously rhythmic elasticity instantly recognizable tones balancing on the edge where composition and improvisation meet myriad influences coalesce ensemble realization and exploitation of unique moments during performance multi-directional multi-dimensional
Both of these records are like having these masters in your living room playing whatever tunes come to their mind. Wow. Bob Dylan - World Gone Wrong