DATE: Friday, September 22
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
TICKETS: $20 ($15 for students & seniors)
To kick off the 2017-18 Sound It Out season, the sixth in the series, pianist Cooper-Moore – an “American original,” says WBGO – makes his series debut with returning up-and-comer Mara Rosenbloom for a cross-generational keyboard duo, the two pairing on the double Steinways at Greenwich House. They play piano duets to open this double bill, at 7:30. Then, at 8:30, they will feature in a new quartet alongside cellist Nioka Workman and drummer Michael Wimberly.
Cooper-Moore – who was honored by a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 22nd Vision Festival this summer – is a key member of William Parker’s In Order to Survive and other of the bassist’s groups, along with having worked alongside David S. Ware and Darius Jones. Cooper-Moore’s own quartet LP “The Beautiful” was a highlight of 2005. Mara Rosenbloom made waves with her recent trio album “Prairie Burns,” earning a profile in The New York Times that declared the disc as “inserting her into the conversation alongside heavyweight contemporaries like Craig Taborn, Kris Davis and Matt Mitchell.” In that profile, Cooper-Moore – described aptly as “an outré jazz icon” – said: “Playing with her, I heard how quickly she responds: grabbing new ideas, without ever getting away from herself. That made me very happy. It’s rare that I go home after playing a gig and say, ‘Wow’.”
There will be a free wine meet-and-greet after the show in the lovely Greenwich House garden to celebrate the start of the new season. Lift a glass with us!