Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones at Zebulon
Saby Reyes-Kulkarni uploaded this event on July 9, 2019
Tue, July 30, 2019
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Jessika Kenney + Eyvind Kang Duo
Booker Stardrum Trio (Patrick Shiroishi, Marta Tiesenga and Logan Hone)
Elder Ones is a quartet led by vocalist, harmonium player and composer Amirtha Kidambi. Kidambi fuses the ecstatic and revolutionary free jazz spirituality of John and Alice Coltrane’s later work with her own background in Carnatic and Western classical vocal techniques. Her quartet includes Max Jaffe on drums and his custom Sensory Percussion electronics, Matt Nelson on soprano sax and synthesizer, and Nick Dunston on bass. On their new album From Untruth, Elder Ones anchor their music in the tradition of free jazz while pushing into new futurist realms, reeling seamlessly from modal meditation, atonal expressionism, free improvisation and melodic invention, to unabashed bursts of punk rock energy infused with an explosive charge of protest. ...