Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Steve Moore, and Others Will Assay the Music of Sun Ra by
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:46 PM
(Royal Room) Local pianists Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Steve Moore, Michael Owcharuk, Sumi Tonooka, and Tim Kennedy will assay the music of avant-garde jazz eccentric Sun Ra—solo, not together. Seems like a daunting task to capture Sun Ra's essence on one instrument when his Arkestra contained so many different moving parts, but it should be interesting to witness the attempt on a Steinway B grand piano. This is part of the Royal Room's series spotlighting the music of history's most prodigious and skilled composers on the piano. Kennedy and Horvitz will interview former Sun Ra trombonist Julian Priester before the performance.