Bassist/composer Jeff Denson, guitarist Romain Pilon and drummer Brian Blade will preview their upcoming album Between Two Worlds, Tuesday, August 27 at The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ as part of a 5-date Western US tour. Sets at 7:00 and 9:15 p.m. Tickets $20-$40. For information call 602-795-0464 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=55&p=1.
Between Two Worlds features 10 original compositions: five each by Denson and Pilon. The music is complex but highly expressive post-bop, guitar-trio jazz.
A studio collaboration between Denson and Pilon, friends since their days together at Berklee College of Music, and iconic, jazz drummer Blade, one of Denson’s longtime heroes, Between Two Worlds is due for release October 25, 2019. The group plans additional touring in February 2020.
Each performer is as accomplished as the next. Denson has "considerable gifts as an improviser, interpreter and sonic trailblazer…” says Ken Micallef in DownBeat magazine, while “Romain Pilon is world class,” says the Financial Times. And JazzTimes calls Brian Blade “one of the finest drummers of his generation.”