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From NYC: The Chet Doxas Trio w/ Thomas Morgan & Jacob Sacks (Night 2 of 2)
May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT$25
Chet Doxas – saxophone
Jacob Sacks – piano
Thomas Morgan – bass
The Chet Doxas Trio w/ Jacob Sacks & Thomas Morgan is a musical sandbox where Doxas’ award-winning compositions and world-class improvisers get the chance to play and discover new sonic territories together. Eminently imaginative in inspiration, construction, and delivery, each member of this trio appears on Downbeat Magazine’s 2022 Rising Star Poll and creates a varied emotional palette filled with wonder, humor, and curiosity in every performance that they give. “A truly personal work of art” – Downbeat Magazine
Both the inspiration and the encouragement to put this album together can be traced back to Carla Bley. Jimmy Giuffre’s trio was a big influence on Doxas – “the way he shapes and articulates is one of a kind” – and the group regularly featured Bley’s music. While on tour together, an early-morning airport transfer saw Doxas discussing future plans with Bley and Steve Swallow, who advised Doxas to write “one song a month”, distraction-free for a year. That process gradually revealed his trio, selected for their personal sensibilities as much as their outstanding technical capabilities. The collection of pieces was recognized when Socan awarded him with the prestigious “Haygood Hardy Award” for excellence in jazz composition. Chet Doxas is a multiple Juno Award nominee and whose playing was featured on the Academy and Grammy-nominated score for “The Triplets of Belleville”.