Pique-nique and Winter Jazzfest present the musical shapeshifter and renowned drummer Tyshawn Sorey, performing Max Roach’s classic album ‘Members, Don’t Git Weary’. Part of the “Take Two” deep-listening series, the evening will consist of an uninterrupted playback of the 1968 album followed by a live reinterpretation by Sorey and his sextet, connecting the dots between record culture and live music culture. Tyshawn Sorey is a 2017 MacArthur Fellow known for his precision and inventiveness on the drum kit and an extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation. He has performed internationally with his own ensembles, as well as artists such as John Zorn, Vijay Iyer, and Roscoe Mitchell. We will pay homage to one of the all-time masters, Max Roach in his centennial year, and his 1968 album ‘Members, Don’t Git Weary’, which featured a new generation of future heavyweights; Gary Bartz, Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Jymie Merritt, and Andy Bey. Tolliver and Cowell would go on to form the seminal Strata-East label and in many ways this record embodies the template of that sound. Recently reissued on Gilles Peterson’s Arc Records, the DJ and broadcaster will present live liner notes at the top of the show and will DJ into the night to close it out.
01/10/2024 - 7:00 pm - Sound Room
Take Two: Tyshawn Sorey Reimagines Max Roach’s ‘Members, Don’t Git Weary’ / Gilles Peterson
Pique-nique and Winter Jazzfest present the musical shapeshifter and renowned drummer Tyshawn Sorey, performing Max Roach’s classic album 'Members, Don’t Git Weary'.TICKETS