Evan Price CD Release with Special Guests

Evan Price CD Release with Special Guests

Sunday, October 22nd

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$20 ADV / $24 DOOR

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Evan Price
Evan Price
Violinist, Evan Price, makes his solo debut with the Azica release, “Dialogues.” A veteran member of trailblazing string jazz ensembles, the Turtle Island Quartet and The Hot Club of San Francisco, Price demonstrates his breadth as a violinist, composer, arranger, and improviser with this diverse program of rousing fiddle tunes, contemplative improvisations, ingratiating melodies, and one baroque masterwork. In keeping with the “dialogues” theme, the program features duets with three musical partners—jazz bassist, Paul Keller; classical guitarist, Jason Vieaux; and fiddler, Jeremy Kittel—each of whom share long histories with Price. The recording therefore serves as a document of their ongoing musical relationships, as well as it serves to introduce Price as a solo artist with a unique voice. The program’s centerpiece is Price’s own reworking of the Partita No. 2 for Unaccompanied Violin by J.S. Bach, a version that slyly and seamlessly integrates improvisation, once common practice in Bach’s own time but a tradition that has all but died out in the performance of baroque music. The album also includes two extended improvisations with Vieaux, both titled “Dialogues;” original pieces by Price and jazz composer, Jonathan Alford; a set of contrapuntally intricate fiddle duets with Kittel; and Price’s adaptation of Django Reinhart’s “Improvisation No. 2,” originally a solo guitar piece, for solo violin.