GJF Around Town: Nick MacLean Quartet featuring Brownman Ali
Nick Maclean (piano)
Jesse Dietschi (bass)
Tyler Goertzen (drums)
Brownman Ali (trumpet)
A fast rising star in Toronto’s jazz piano community, 25 year old Nick Maclean takes influences from Herbie Hancock’s Blue Note era records for his powerhouse quartet’s explorations of modern, original repertoire while paying tribute to some of the greatest improvisers in jazz history. The quartet is working on their debut full-length studio album and recently recorded 12 tracks of originals and Herbie Hancock compositions at the renowned Canterbury Studios. The quartet features one of Canada’s most provocative improvising trumpet playing iconoclasts BROWNMAN ALI, who is producing the group’s upcoming release which will be released on Browntasauras Records in the fall of 2017.
Thursday, 14 September, 7pm, Manhattans, 951 Gordon St., pay-what-you-can