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Andrew Rathbun Quintet - CD Release Concert

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 2:00 AM - 5:00 AM

The Union Cabaret & Grill welcomes back the ambitious composer to showcase his latest CD release, Character Study. Today integrity, decorum, fact-based argument - the stuff of character - seem to have been abandoned, not just in the Oval Office but by many leaders who willingly turn a blind eye if they can further their agenda. With this album, questions of character were the impulse.

"Andrew Rathbun, a crafty saxophonist and composer whose ambitious work over the past decade has eluded the wiser recognition it deserves..." - The New Yorker

"There’s a strong collective spirit on Character Study. Although there are plenty of solos, Rathbun and Hagans seem much more focused on creating harmonies, exchanging ideas and conducting a musical conversation. Similarly, most of the compositions sound deeply indebted to the introspective and autumnal mood of Miles Davis’ Nefertiti. Even the ones that start out high-energy, like the opening “The Golden Fool” or the closing “Turmoil”, eventually settle down into a kind of gentle rustling, like a breeze blowing through a pile of leaves, shifting some but leaving most to fall back into place." - Phil Freeman, New York City Jazz Record

Andrew Rathbun, saxophone
Tim Hagans, trumpet
Gary Versace, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Bill Stewart, drums


Phone: (248) 766-8689
Event url: andrewrathbun.com

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