Our first show of 2009 is coming right up and it's a good one. We're proud to present GO HOME, a new quartet featuring Ben Goldberg, Ron Miles, Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola, on Monday, February 9 at 8 pm in the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are on sale now online at http://www.redwoodjazzalliance.org/tickets.htm and at Peoples Records and the Works in Arcata and Eureka.
GO HOME has its origins in a recording project put together by Ben in April 2008. Charlie, Scott, and Ben came up together in the vibrant Bay Area music scene of the 1990s and had been talking for a few years about recording together. They saw an opportunity when Scott and Ben would be at the Jazz Standard in New York for a week. When they learned that Ron would also be in town playing with Bill Frisell, they added him to the band. Working with Ben’s compositions, GO HOME brings together Charlie and Scott’s rootsy, hard-driving grooves and the astute, lyrical interplay of Ron and Ben. Spacious melody and an incisive feel combine to create a unique and compelling sound.
Many of you remember Ben and Scott from their Fall 2007 RJA concert with the trio Plays Monk. Charlie Hunter is a Humboldt County favorite from his many appearances here in the '90s before he left the Bay Area for even greater fame and fortune in New York. He's noted for playing custom-made seven and eight-string guitars, on which he simultaneously plays bass lines, rhythm guitar, and solos. Ron Miles is probably best-known for his frequent collaborations with Bill Frisell, and he's also worked with such disparate performers as Don Byron, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Ginger Baker.
For more about Go Home and all of the guys in the band, go to http://redwoodjazzalliance.org/cohen.html. You'll also find streaming audio of their music there.
We'll see you on February 9th!
The Redwood Jazz Alliance