Sonoluminescence Trio 2016

Jesse Stewart, WIlliam Parker and David Mott – photo by Brett Delmage

Friday March 18, 2016
Two sets : 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
Tickets: $20 per set

7:00 PM – SOLD OUT!   

9:00 PM – SOLD OUT!  

“Mixing speedy rhythms, standard tune references and technical extensions when needed for additional colour and emphasis, the Sonoluminescence Trio does just what is promised in the title. It tells unusual stories energetically, with subtlety, but without artifice or showboating.”

Jeff Schlanger

OSonoluminescence Trio: David Mott, William Parker, Jesse Stewart

with special guest NYC painter Jeff Schlanger.

The term “sonoluminescence” refers to a process through which light is produced by sound waves passing through liquid. Converting sound into light is an apt metaphor for the shared aims of the members of Sonoluminescence Trio.

William Parker is a legendary New York City bassist and multi-instrumentalist. According to the Boston Globe, “William Parker has emerged as the most important leader of the current avant-garde scene in jazz.” Similarly, a recent review in UK’s Jazzwise magazine described Parker as “a monumental pillar of the global free jazz community.”

Internationally acclaimed musician and composer David Mott has been called the “Chopin of the bari sax,” and was named “Best Jazz Baritone Saxophonist” by Jazz Report Magazine in 1995. His music crosses the boundaries of style, form and content, from new jazz to classical, improvised to interpretive, from solo baritone saxophone to orchestral.

Jesse Stewart is a Juno award-winning percussionist. In 2002, One Final Note described him as “one of the finest young drummers and percussionists on the scene today.” In 2015, OttawaJazzScene described him as “one of the most innovative musicians in Canada.”

Released on Art Stew Records in 2015, their first recording, Telling Stories, has been receiving rave reviews. “This is spirit music,” writes Bruce Lee Gallanter of New York’s Downtown Music Gallery “and it feels soothing to hear. All three members of this trio are integral to that special, enchanting group sound. …The overall vibe reminds me of those transcendent Pharaoh Sanders albums from the late sixties/early seventies. Trio sessions don’t get any better than this one.” In Wholenote magazine, Ken Waxman writes: “Mixing speedy rhythms, standard tune references and technical extensions when needed for additional colour and emphasis, the Sonoluminescence Trio does just what is promised in the title. It tells unusual stories energetically, with subtlety, but without artifice or showboating.”