Sun, May 7, 2017
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2017-05-07 9:00 pm
Daniel Rosenboom Quintet at Blue Whale
Daniel Rosenboom – Trumpets
Gavin Templeton – Saxophones
Alexander Noice – Guitar
Kai Kurosawa – Beartrax
Dan Schnelle – Drums
"In his quintet, [Rosenboom] has fashioned something entirely new from wildly diverse precedents like the music of Ornette Coleman, Balkan-folk, heavy-metal, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra... At times the band reminded me of Ornette’s Prime Time playing at a Bulgarian rave. The liberal dosage of odd-meters and compound meters also evoked the spirit of Mahavishnu, but there was also a splash of (I swear to god) Black Sabbath tossed in for good measure...imagine Freddie Hubbard gigging with Henry Threadgill in a Slavic mashup group, and you get the idea."
— Robert Bush, NBC San Diego
"There are few jazz records that seem suitable for a pyrotechnics show, but trumpeter-composer-producer Daniel Rosenboom has accomplished such a feat with the debut of his new album...a wholly modern and frequently intimidating assault brimming with ferocity...The quintet has a grinding meticulousness...and the band is extremely tight in their execution of Rosenboom's ideas. This is not background music. It's a panoramic assault soaked in aggression and fuzz, flinging jagged machismo in every direction. The listener has two options: Put down what they're doing and soak it up, or run screaming for the hills."
— Sean J. O'Connell, DownBeat Magazine
Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St