Off Minor Jazz Series 'Way Out West' Presented by City of AsylumSunday, November 22, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel.
*Please note the 6:00 PM start time*
This Sunday, we’re grooving through our archives and revisiting a fan-favorite Off Minor Concert.
Sonny Rollins’ 1957 album Way Out West introduced the technique he called “strolling”, solo saxophone over only bass and drums, without a piano. This intimate, pared-down ensemble format quickly became a Rollins signature, and a new go-to format for jazz groups to follow.
The Off Minor Jazz Series paid tribute to Sonny Rollins and the heyday of mid-century jazz
at City of Asylum March 2019—and jazz fans are still talking about the superb concert!
Join us to revisit Off Minor’s rendition of Way Out West from City of Asylum’s archives and hear Thomas Wendt behind-the-scenes commentary on these one-time-only improvisations and the evening’s unique chemistry.
Paul Thompson- bass
Eric DeFade- saxophone
Thomas Wendt – drums