NIK FRANCIS / JIM RYAN DUO
DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET
FEATURING WILLIAM PARKER & STEVE SWELL
with Nik Francis (drum kit)
PLUS A FREE JAM CLOSER FEATURING MYSTERY PLAYERS
THE RED ROOM, BALTIMORE SATURDAY 1.19.19 8:30 PM $10
THE RED ROOM • 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Dave Sewelson settled into the East Village NYC scene in 1977 and played in many local bands including the 25 O’Clock Band, Jemeel Moondoc’s Jus Grew Orchestra, Saheb Sarbib’s Multinational Big Band, Noise R Us, Mofungo, Freedomland and Fast ‘n Bulbous, and he is a lifetime member of William Parker’s Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra. He has played with Billy Bang, John Zorn, Peter Kuhn, Alex Cline, Roy Campbell, Sonny Murray, Kidd Jordan, Daniel Carter, Will Connell and Stephanie Stone. Recently he has been working extensively with his free-style improv quartet : William Parker bass, Steve Swell
trombone and various drummers. Dave has just released an
album Music for a Free World with Marvin Bugalu Smith on kit. It can be found and purchased on Bandcamp and at the Downtown Music Gallery in Manhattan.
William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.” In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists. A vital force in The Music.
Steve Swell has long abandoned the traditional approach to the trombone but his work with the big bands of Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, and Jackie Byard has grounded him in the fundamentals of the horn. He has made over 50 recordings as a leader and played on more than 125 releases as a sideman; and has worked in the groups of Ken Vandermark and William Parker. He also teaches and presents workshops.