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Jazz at the Atlas: Reverso – Suite Ravel
October 20 @ 8:00 pm
Reverso – Suite Ravel brings together American trombonist and composer, Ryan Keberle, and French pianist and composer, Frank Woeste, for an album bridging jazz and chamber music realized by an outstanding quartet featuring French cellist, Vincent Courtois, and drummer and percussionist superstar, Jeff Ballard.
Not many composers have inspired jazz musicians as often or as intensely as Maurice Ravel. Ironically, Ravel was one of the first 20th century classical composers to acknowledge Jazz as a valuable inspiration. During his US tour in 1928 Ravel said: “You Americans take jazz too lightly. You seem to see it as a music of little value, vulgar and ephemeral. In my point of view, it is jazz that will give rise to the national music of the United States.”— Maurice Ravel, April 1928
This engagement of Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste, Reverso: Suite Ravel is funded through the French‐American Jazz Exchange Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.