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Joe Chambers, Moving Pictures Orchestra

ATLAS
Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington DC 20002
www.atlasarts.org

*Tickets $25/$15 (student)

Joe Chambers
drum set, vibraphone

Brent Birckhead
alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
Sarah Hughes – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
Brian Settles – tenor saxophone
Elijah Jamal Balbed – tenor saxophone
Brad Linde -baritone saxophone

Mike “Bags” Davis – lead trumpet
Donvonte McCoy – trumpet
Brad Clements – trumpet
Chris Walker – trumpet

Greg Boyer – trombone
Corey Wallace – trombone
Ryan McGeorge – trombone
Chris Buckley – bass trombone

Dan Roberts – piano
Tom Baldwin – bass
Tony Martucci – drum set, percussion
Jessica Boykin-Settles – vocals

PERFORMING MUSIC FROM HIS NEW SAVANT CD
Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra
SAVANT RECORDS SCD 2120
With Craig Handy, David Weiss, Conrad Herwig,
Steve Berrios, Xavier Davis, Dwayne Burno,
Nicole Guiland, Steve Davis and others

Street Date April 24, 2012

TRACKS: Moving Pictures Suite: Movements 1-4 • Lonesome Lover • Power to the People • Tu-Way-Pock-E-Way • Theme from “M Squad” • Mendacity

Joe Chambers has been described as one of the great drummers to come out of the ’60s — a master of dynamics, percussive color and polyrhythmic density. Also a master of all mallet instruments, piano and a composer, he has performed with most of the modern jazz giants, including Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Donald Byrd, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie and the Max Roach M’Boom Ensemble. Chambers has recorded close to 300 albums as a sideman and 10 as a leader.

Joe Chambers, the composer, has scored soundtracks for several Spike Lee films and it is his composing and arranging talents which are spotlighted in his most recent album. The skillful arrangements and his imaginative use of orchestral color certainly places Joe Chambers as one of the most creative and versatile men in jazz today. The stellar ensemble, recorded live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola features top New York jazz and studio musicians such as Craig Handy, David Weiss, Conrad Herwig, Xavier Davis and others.

With the Moving Pictures Orchestra, Joe Chambers displays a passion for jazz that reaches far beyond the confines of the studio or bandstand, beyond genre and characterization, beyond even the music and extends into the culture itself.

..:: SOURCE: Jazz Promo Services ::..

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