Michael Eaton and Adam Minkoff Present John Coltrane’s Ascension, Monday June 8

Coltrane’s rip-snort, wham-bam, OMG opus was recorded 50 years ago this month, and it still packs the shit-just-got-real punch that it did back in the day. A collective roar from a feisty large ensemble, it had both political and spiritual overtones attached when it shook the world in the mid-’60s. Saxophonist Michael Eaton and bassist Adam Minkoff have gathered their own mega-squad of improvisers adept at outcat exclamation, and from Michael Attias’ alto to Briggan Krauss’ bari, it should be intriguing to see where their pointed polyphony leads them. One thing’s certain: the physical punch of the 14-member outfit will be its own reward. This is body music and head music. Fans of superb pianist Anthony Coleman might want to circle the date. He doesn’t get his McCoy on very often.
Best Concert of the Week –  Village VOICE
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