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Line up for concert in Cankarjev dom:

Nate Wooley, trumpet; Josh Sinton, bass clarinet and baritone saxophone; Matt Moran, vibraphone; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Harris Eisenstadt, drums

Nate Wooley, the leader and composer, has become one of the most in demand trumpet players in New York and internationally, ranking among a small group of trumpet mavericks challenging the physical approach to trumpet and the traditional lineage of jazz music. His solo playing has been called “exquisitely hostile” and he is known for his work adding amplified trumpet and tape to his compositions and improvisations.

In his quintet, Wooley reaches back to his roots in big band jazz (playing in his father’s territory band from the age of 13) and combines the years of experimental experience into his solo statements on compositions like “Put Your Hands Together”, “Elsa” and “Cecile”, as well as his solo versions of “Shanda Lea” which combine extended technique, jazz trumpet tradition, and the Scandinavian folk music of Wooley’s youth growing up in Oregon.
Since 2008, the Nate Wooley quintet has been involved in recasting the hardbop and freebop jazz traditions of the 1960s and 70s. Their first album, (Put Your) Hands Together, released in 2011 on Clean Feed Records, was a musical love letter from Wooley to the women that raised him; his grandmother, great aunts, mother, and wife Shanda. It was released to rave reviews in the New York Times, Jazz Times, Down Beat, Paris Transatlantic, and Signal to Noise magazines as well as many other publications. The recording was voted one of the best records of the year by the New York City Jazz Record in 2011, alongside Wooley being voted Musician of the Year. An international critics’ poll in El Intruso Magazine elected him Trumpet Player of the Year 2011. The band’s latest album, (Sit In) The Throne of Friendship (Clean Feed, 2013), has been elected best 2013 jazz/impro album by the Magnet magazine!

“Nate Wooley is among a group of distinguished younger trumpeters redefining the sonic possibilities of the instrument. More than that though, he combines both rare invention and rare taste across a stylistic range that stretches from free improvisation to his own version of postbop. (…) This is exploratory, varied music, alive with passion and dialogue. It’s also exuberant (…). While Wooley is as ‘at home’ with free improvisation as any musician, the forms here emphasize the expressiveness of his lines: on the mournful “My Story, My Story” he combines variations of pitch and inflection to achieve an emotional depth equal to that of Miles Davis or Don Cherry, rare terrain for any trumpeter.” (Stuart Broomer, The New York City Jazz Record)

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Photo by Peter Gannushkin

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