ScottClark4tet, Party Pack ICE

ScottClark4tet

Party Pack ICE

Wed, December 13, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Camel

$5.00

ScottClark4tet
ScottClark4tet
Initially inspired in part by Ornette Coleman’s classic quartet with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell and the strongly influential chicago free jazz movement of the 1960′s, The Scott Clark 4-tet — led by drummer and composer Scott Clark — has quickly found its own way of working with time, space, and sound. Featuring Fight the Big Bull members trumpeter Bob Miller, saxophonist Jason Scott, and bassist Cameron Ralston, the Richmond, Virginia-based quartet was formed in late 2010, drawing in listeners with its musicians’ individual reputations and keeping them there with its unique interpertation of the post-bop/free-bop style. Their latest release “Bury My Heart” was released on Clean Feed Records on November 3, 2015.

Scott Clark - drums, compositions
Jason Scott - saxophone
Bob Miller - trumpet
Cameron Ralston - bass
Party Pack ICE
Party Pack ICE
Party Pack ICE is one of a few compositional outlets led by Brooklyn bassist Adam Hopkins, who is more often a sideman than composer with the likes of Ideal Bread, Kate Gentile Mannequins, Christopher Hoffman Trio, and recently Henry Threadgill and The Claudia Quintet. Party Pack was born as an instrumental grunge-rock trio in Baltimore (Hopkins’ hometown), essentially formed to open for the legendary band The Oxes for a one-off performance in 2010. The trio of Party Pack was Hopkins on bass, with Dustin Carlson on guitar and Nathan Ellman-Bell (Hopkins’ long-time counterpart in Signal Problems, Quartet Offensive, Turn Around Norman) on drums. Upon moving to Brooklyn in 2011, two tenor saxophonists Patrick Breiner (Battle Trance) and Eric Trudel (also of Signal Problems and Quartet Offensive) were added to the trio. The music was reimagined as a collision of Hopkins’ early guitar-heavy influences like Pavement, Nirvana, and Sonic Youth with his influences as an improviser and composer, Tim Berne, Michael Formanek, and Henry Threadgill. Party Pack ICE was born, never to return to the trio format. Released in August 2017 on pfMENTUM, Party Pack ICE is a 23-minute soundscape with compositions spanning the past seven years of the band’s existence. All of the seven compositions give a nod to the band’s roots in Baltimore, MD.

Adam Hopkins - bass, compositions
Patrick Breiner - tenor saxophone
Eric Trudel - tenor saxophone
Dustin Carlson - guitar
Nathan Ellman-Bell - drums
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org