the critically acclaimed world jazz ensemble
Al Garcia - acoustic and electric bass
Christopher Garcia - EL MONSTRO percussion
Craig Ochikubo - grand piano, keyboards
Daniel Weidlein - tenor and soprano sax
with special guests
Pablo Calogero - bass clarinet, tenor sax, flute
Dwight Trible - voice
hits the WORLD STAGE for the first time
"The smartest West Coast fusion legend around,
CONTINUUM bounces back with a special guest"
"Once again I am astonished to hear something so unlike the same old, tired, post-progressive fusak. Elements of Frank Zappa abound in this electric quartet of sax, synth, bass and drums……...the grinding synth solo on "5x5x5" reminds me that the soul is ever present here.
" this ensemble fuses the best from several approaches to creative music. Their written material gives them a substantial and interesting base for ensemble and solo development.........they also have both the confidence and sharply honed intuitive faculties needed to allow them to open the music to varied inspirations.
Most of the material originates with group members, and it rates highly against virtually any criteria you want to apply - melodic and harmonic content, rhythmic diversity and flow, maturity of form and conception, use of dynamics, and space for interplay and individuality. For all the right reasons, this music should stimulate a multi-faceted crossover audience."
"CONTINUUM showed that it is still quite possible to be creative in playing fusion, displaying a humorous side of dynamics, a willingness to take chances in their solos and a lot of variety in their music while still turning up the volume when they felt like it!"
"A rich mixture of percussion, synthesizer keyboards and various saxophones makes for some intriguing and lively contemporary jazz on this release…..It's a heady mixture but an appealing one given the originality of the playing and the compositions. Elements of fusion are present but the emphasis is on inventive new jazz with plenty of group and individual inprovisation on offer. As such it is unreservedly recommended to all jazz enthusiasts with open ears and minds."
"EAST Los Angeles, California-based jazz-rockers "Continuum" display maturity, enviable chops and cohesive interplay on PASSAGES .... this band injects the finer elements of fusion with traditional jazz etiquette and methodologies along with a sharp, rugged edge! Continuum" pursues contemporary musings with conviction and power while also integrating the occasional display of pyrotechnics,.....
The musicians implement brisk, cutting edge jazz lines and compact phraseology amid swinging yet at times odd-metered rhythms….the band exhibits resounding effectiveness at integrating groove orientated vibes while also maintaining salient and memorably melodic motifs.
Overall, the musicians impress with a strong and thoroughly unified sense of direction intermingled with noteworthy compositions and sterling ensemble work. Nice job gentlemen! "
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ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Presenter / Producer: The World Stage
Music > International
Music > Jazz / Blues
Music > Other
Event Phone: 323-293-2451
THE WORLD STAGE
4321 Degnan Blvd,
Los Angeles CA 90008
LA - Central / Downtown
Performance Dates: 12/2/2017
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