ALAN JONES, BRIDGE QUARTET CD RELEASE PARTYTONITE!!!
(source: Alan Jones epress).JIMMY MAK'S
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
8 p.m. --- $8.00 cover
CONTACT: Alan Jones –(503) 333-5197
BRIDGE QUARTET CELEBRATE RELEASE OF "NIGHT" AT JIMMY MAKS JAZZ CLUB
-New band of veteran Northwest musicians release second of two companion CD's
Comprised of Canadian saxophonist Phil Dwyer (Don Thompson, Kenny Wheeler), Portland-based pianist Darrell Grant (Betty Carter, Roy Haynes), bassist Tom Wakeling (Lynne Arriale, Nancy King) and drummer/composer Alan Jones (Lee Konitz, Leroy Vinnegar), the Bridge Quartet is an exciting collaboration by four of the Northwest's best-known and most critically acclaimed jazz artists.
The Oregonian A & E Section, September 25, 2009Jazz goes "Night" cruisingBy: Lynn Darroch"Sometimes it's easier to get a truckload of contraband across our northern border than it was for Canadian saxophonist Phil Dwyer to get to Portland. See, he was scheduled to record and perform with his old friend and collaborator in European sessions, drummer/composer Alan Jones, who's led some of the most popular and innovative jazz bands in town. Also in the group were wide-ranging pianist and composer Darrell Grant and first-call basist Tom Wakeling. But Homeland Security turned Dwyer back. When Dwyer finally made it-after enough letters, lawyers and emails to fill a truck-the group had only 32 hours together. Now, both CD's they produced in that short time are finally complete. "Night", a live recording of the one gig they managed, will debut at a release concert Tuesday, September 29 ("Day" came out last year). They've called themselves the Bridge Quartet, Jones says, because bridges span chasms and make improbable crossings possible. Sadly, illness will forestall Dwyer's journey south for the release concert; Portland-based tenor player Devin Phillips will take his place."alan & friends