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Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse

Midwest Debut

“With strains of Parker and Coltrane, Bartók, and the musics of the Middle East and China … [Natal Eclipse’s performance] was something beautiful, indeed essential.” —The Nation

Composer/bandleader/saxophonist Steve Coleman, hailed as “one of the most rigorously conceptual thinkers in improvised music” (New York Times), heads a new hybrid chamber-jazz ensemble that explores the very foundations of group improvisation and spontaneous composition. Coleman’s eight-member all-star ensemble includes Matt Mitchell (piano), Greg Chudzik (bass), Roman Filiu (tenor saxophone), Rane Moore (clarinet), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Kristin Lee (violin), and Jen Shyu (voice). Expect an uncompromising evening of borderless styles, supreme musical fluidity, and post-bop revolution.

Funding

Support provided by Producers’ Council members Mike and Elizabeth Sweeney.

The Walker Art Center’s Music Season is sponsored by