Broken Shadows at Johnny Brenda's
uploaded this event on February 7, 2018
Tim Berne, alto saxophone
Chris Speed, tenor saxophone + clarinet
Reid Anderson, bass
Dave King, drums
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Philadelphia premiere of Broken Shadows, a new quartet bringing together members of two ANW favorites: Tim Berne’s Bloodcount and The Bad Plus.
Broken Shadows is a quartet of kindred spirits communing over shared loves and common inspirations, radiating not only homage but aspiration – to make music with deep roots reach out into the present moment, alive and attuned and moving through our air now. These four musicians hailing from the urban northern half of America – Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson and Dave King – have banded together to reinterpret the timeless sounds conjured by great men from the rural South and heartland of the country: Ornette Coleman, Julius Hemphill, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden. These iconic figures created an ever-resonant avant-garde out of the folk-art influences of their early surroundings, a canon that comprises the hard blues and deep lament, keening celebration and hollering protest....