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Thu. February 26th 2004 @  The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club (All Ages)
Bruce Freedman Quartet
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Thursday, Feb 26 8:00 PM
The Jazz Cellar (3611 W. Broadway)

Marke Andrews of the Vancouver Sun describes the quartets music as "running free through the trackless terrain of collective improvisation yet never sounding lost, aimless, or dispirited." Mark Corroto of All About Jazz writes, "they play jazz music like there is no more important mission in this world." Undoubtedly, the band has a chemistry that works and an organic sound that is highly original. The music emphasizes spontaneous improvisation within a wide range of structural devices.

Saxophonist Bruce Freedman has been an active member of Vancouvers creative jazz scene since 1973. A strong and passionate improviser, hes been influenced by Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Jimmy Lyons. Apart from his leading his own bands like the Quartet and Chief Feature, Bruce has been a long time member of the NOW Orchestra and collaborated with artists like Claude Ranger and Paul Plimley. His recent trio CD, Enormous Moments with Clyde Reed and Dylan van der Schyff has been warmly received. Bassist Clyde Reed is also a veteran of the Vancouver jazz scene and has performed with a variety of groups. He is currently a member of ensembles led by saxophonist Rich Halley and trumpeter Rob Blakeslee.

Drummer Stan Taylor is a long time contributor to the local scene and works with bands like Primal Orbit, Jared Burrows Trio and the Bernie Addington Trio. Trombonist Rod Murray plays with Hugh Frasers VEJI, Hard Rubber Orchestra, NOW Orchestra and the Latin Jazz group Rumba Calzada.

$10/8 Students, Snrs., Jazz Friends
Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone 604-280-4444, Jazz Hotline 604-872-5200/1-888-438-5200, and Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Drive)


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Bruce Freedman Quartet

Bruce Freedman Tenor, Alto, Soprano Saxophones Composition -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bruce Freedman has been playing on the creative jazz scene in Vancouver, since 1973. He is one of the strongest improvisers on the Vancouver scene. Influenced by John Coltrane, Jimmy Lyons, and that era... more info
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