Rova Channeling Coltrane: ELECTRIC ASCENSION NEW YORK
Sunday, January 17 @ Le Poisson Rouge: Rova plus an all-star cast of New York improvisers celebrate the DVD/BluRay release of Channeling Coltrane – with a NY premiere performance of Electric Ascension: Rova’s 21st century reimagining of John Coltrane’s late master work Ascension.
Famed for its monumental scale and raw emotional power, John Coltrane’s milestone recording, Ascension, was released on LP 50 years ago in 1966. It now gets a 21st century reimagining and arrangement by Rova, and its first NY show at 7 PM on 1/21/15, during the New York WinterFest, featuring special guests Nels Cline (who has appeared in all but one of Rova’s 11 performances of this show since 2003), Zeena Parkins, Nate Wooley, Ikue Mori, Trevor Dunn, Gerald Cleaver, Charles Burnham and Jason Kao Hwang, plus the four Rova stalwarts on saxophones.
True to Coltrane’s intentions, the sonic landscape of Electric Ascension changes with every performance, depending on the cast of musicians, and the tenor of the moment. Expect this band to take the music to places it has never been before.
(Concert attendees please note: Rova plays The Stone in Manhattan from January 19-24 at 8 pm and 10 pm each night. Rova is offering one 10 PM Stone ticket to anyone with a ticket stub or proof of ticket purchase from this Electric Ascension concert. The 10 PM shows include some amazing Rova repertoire. Come on out!)