Donal Fox Quartet in Concert
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston
|DONAL FOX QUARTET
He is a bravura concert artist whose performance of bracingly original repertoire such as "Peace Out” for Improvised Piano and Orchestra and The Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project have earned him prestigious honors (a Guggenheim, a Bogliasco Foundation fellowship, and American Academy of Arts and Letters Award), gratifying residences and appointments (with the St. Louis Symphony, at the Library of Congress, at Harvard and most recently as a Martin Luther King Visiting Scholar at MIT), and the awed applause of critic and audiences alike. Audacious and exacting though Fox's music is, he communicates directly and seeks to elevate everyone's musical interactions beyond expectation and conventions. Fox has a singular presence in today's circle of serous cultural activists."
-- Howard Mandel; Senior contributor to Down Beat, author of Miles Ornette Cecil – Jazz Beyond Jazz and Future Jazz,
Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times wrote, “Mr. Fox's piano playing, bursting with violent, keyboard-spanning runs, drove the music. A searching middle section quotes fragments of a Charlie Parker blues tune, “Now's the Time." After a steely solo piano cadenza, the piece concludes with a pensive finale based on a descending and strangely haunting four-note refrain...an arresting piece...compelling music, exceptionally interesting."
"The set was brilliant. Intellectual beyond my comprehension, but fascinating. There is no way to passively listen to Fox."
-- Broadway World.
"Fox‘s music is unlike that of anyone else, while at the same time it evokes McCoy Tyner, Art Tatum, the intensity of Coltrane and of the blues, shades of Bach and Cuban music."
-- Jazz Hot
Dinner & Show: $67
Show time:8pm & 10pm
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