Sunday, Oct 7
8:30pm*** / $20
***Please note time change [was 7pm]
Looking back on the career of guitarist and composer Wayne Krantz, the unmistakable trend of "reinvention" in impossible to miss. From his early work with artists such as Randy Brecker, Leni Stern, and Steely Dan, among others, through a succession of highly lauded solo recordings, Krantz has continuously evolved and pushed himself into new directions. Revered for years for his forward- thinking approach to improvisation (brilliantly documented in his 2004 book, An Improvisor's OS), Krantz has fearlessly branched into new areas, while consistently skirting the edges of jazz, rock and fusion.
Now with his latest album, Howie 61, Krantz has re-invented himself yet again with a stunningly creative recording, and a bold new direction. With Howie 61, Krantz demonstrates once again that he is more than just a guitar player, more than just an improvisor; he is, in fact, a genre-defying visionary whose musicality is expressible in a myriad of ways. By combining that vision with an all-star cast and a stunning collection of engrossing, smart compositions, Howie 61 may be the most significant album of Krantz's career.
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