Gerry Hemingway Quintet - 20.00


Gerry Hemingway Quintet - 2012 "Riptide"

BIG NEWS !!! The quintet has been booked by the 2012 Saalfelden Festival and the Willisau Festival for August 2012 - because of this - many notices, reviews, videos and general pubicity about the group will become available prior to our fall tour in 2012. This should help tremendously in promoting your booking !!!

Oscar Noriega-clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone
Ellery Eskelin-tenor saxophone
Terrence McManus-guitars
(Kermit Driscoll-acoustic and electric bass ::: no, he is for a bypassoperation in hospital)


Mark Elias-bass

Gerry Hemingway-drums

The quintet has evolved from Hemingway´s long standing compositional platform that began in 1985 with the recording of "Outerbridge Crossing" and has enjoyed numerous incarnations while retaining its penchant for an integrative compositional/improvisational ensemble approach. What that adds up to is a compositional practice that has refined a way to frame the individual members unique sonic, interpretive and improvisational vocabulary with pieces that are detailed, structured and rich with content. The character of the music is multi-faceted, from coloristic subtlety to visceral intensity, sometimes the groove is deep and other times the rhythmic interplay is elaborate and mischievous.
The quintet will be touring material from their July 2011 release entitled "Riptide" on the Clean Feed label as well as presenting some re-arrangments of previous quintet material for this new instrumentation and personnel which combines players from ongoing & previous quartet and quintet.

Fernando Gonzales, Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

....the compositions are the star of the show. Hemingway is going where few jazz musicians have gone before, and he´s doing it with rare intelligence and musical sophistication. In fact, this album is so good, I´m inspired to dust off the most hackneyed two-word phrase in the critics lexicon: "highly recommended." Seldom has its use been more apt."

Chris Kelsey, CounterCurrents - JazzTimes

....Hemingways opulent compositions cover a broad stylistic spectrum, their subtle differences are always sublimated into his singular language.....His effortless modulations between time signatures and timbral dynamics prove endlessly fascinating, yet his surprisingly unorthodox arrangements and idiosyncratic reinterpretations of conventional forms are equally impressive.
-Troy Collins Point of Departure - September Issue - 2011

"Hemingways quintet is certainly capable of a multitude of moods and genres, and altogether Riptide is a rich, unusual CD, a treasure of sounds and rhythms and dancing lines. And Hemingway proves once again that tradition doesn´t necessarily mean stale, witness the fresh breath he infuses into this classic jazz lineup."

Florence Wetzl Squids Ear December 2011

Downbeat Review of previous Quartet/Quintet releases from 2/2006

Wednesday October 24 - Brest Festival, France (option - awaiting confirmation of a space - a )
Thursday October 25- - open (Follow the Sound - Antwerp - if slot opens up) - date remains open !

Friday October 26- Umeċ festival option (pending budget- looks good)
Saturday October 27- Bim Huis, Amsterdam
Sunday October 28- Kulturspeicher, Leer, DE
Monday October 29- Linz, Austria
Tuesday October 30- Stockwerk, Graz
Wednesday October 31- Innenhof, Klagenfurt, Austria (possible will confirm shortly)
Thursday, November 1 - Vienna (is noted on their schedule- officially its an option- will confirm later in June - chances are currently very good)
Friday, November 2 - Tampere Finland festival
Saturday, November 3 - Padova, Italia
Sunday November 4 - Bern - Bee Flat (option - awaiting confirmation)


Datum: MI 31.10.2012
Ort: raj, Badgasse 7, 9020 Klagenfurt
Veranstalter: Verein Innenhofkultur
Genre: Musik