“I called the great French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and I said ‘So, who’s the new cat? Who’s got the stuff? And he said Zach Brock.”—Stanley Clarke
The Magic Number, one of rising star violinist Zack Brock's many projects, is a trio featuring Matt Wigton on bass and Frederick Kennedy on drums, as well as wordless vocals, pitched percussion, and electronics. The group’s unusual instrumentation allows for a surprising variety of sounds and their repertoire is a mix of Zach’s original compositions with markedly unorthodox arrangements of modern and classic jazz and pop standards. The trio’s sound has been compared to groups such as The Bad Plus and Happy Apple, and they fit comfortably in jazz clubs and rock clubs alike.
Brock is featured in the soundtrack of "My Best Day" a 2012 Sundance film selection that will be screening July 28 at Lincoln Center, as part of Newfest.
"the great bright hope for jazz violin."—Chicago Tribune
"the pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation."—Neil Tesser of the Chicago Examiner
Jamie Reynolds is a Canadian-born pianist, keyboardist and composer based in New York. Having studied with masters Fred Hersch and Craig Taborn, Reynolds has played with some of the top musicians in New York, including Billy Hart, Cameron Brown, Rodney Green, Rob Scheps, Greg Gisbert, Jamie Baum, Joel Frahm, Branford Marsalis, Ike Sturm, and worked with producer Jason Olaine.
His debut as a leader for the Fresh Sound New Talent label is entitled Time With People. Joining him on the record are bassist Gary Wang and rising star drummer Eric Doob. Together they exhibit an indelible tightness and uncommon delicacy on a collection of Reynolds’ intriguing compositions, ranging from the darkly insinuating “Miel Coeur” and the evocative “Morning Sun” to more dynamic offerings like the driving “Cold Spring” and the intricate, densely harmonic title track. Along the way, Reynolds reveals traces of his mentors Hersch and Taborn, as well as key influences like Keith Jarrett and Lennie Tristano. Nevertheless, the depth of his compositional vision remains uniquely his own on this auspicious first outing.
$10 adv / $12 day of show.