Ted Poor Quartet

October 16th, 2015

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Last night, Oct 15, the 2015 Earshot Jazz Festival presented UW artist-in-residence Ted Poor, on drums, was joined by New-York based musicians Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone; Josh Roseman, trombone; and the great Eric Revis on bass in a concert devoted to Our Man in Jazz, the 1962 album by Sonny Rollins.

Jazz Review writes, “Ted has an uncanny ability to shape the music and a refreshingly unique, organic approach to playing the drums.” This unique approach has caught the ears of many of jazz’s most established musicians.

Poor graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 2003 and subsequently became a significant force in New York’s improvised music scene. Described by Modern Drummer as an “adventurous, truly dynamic, and forward-thinking” drummer, he is in high demand as a player and has performed and recorded with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bill Frisell, Mark Turner, Chris Potter, Kenny Werner, Maria Schneider, Aaron Parks, and Ralph Alessi.

McHenry has been heralded by the New York Times as a “fresh new voice: He can play with un-orthodox structure and get as free as you want, but he maintains a ripe, lovely tone straight out of the 1950’s.”

Roseman is well-known in the New York jazz scene as a participant in the Knitting Factory heyday of the early ‘90s. Roseman was acclimated quickly as a co-founder of the acid-jazz dance band the Groove Collective and the less appreciated Giant Step. A born experimentalist, Roseman also plays tuba, euphonium, bass, drums, piano, and his Mac.

Revis, Grammy Award-winning bassist and distinguished bandleader of experimental group Tarbaby, is an exciting new addition to the group. A veteran to large jazz stages, he has been a solid member of Branford Marsalis’ ensemble since 1997.

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