New West Coast dates with Spirit House
Featuring: Brian Blade(drums),Cuong Vu(trpt), Paul Hanson(electro/ acoustic bassoon),Jeff Denson (bass)
Friday, Oct. 14: SF Jazz– 7 and 8:30 pm, Joe Henderson Lab- 201 Franklin St. (https://www.sfjazz.org/events/2016-17/1014/spirit-house)
Sat., Oct 15: Art Boutiki/ San Jose- 8:30 pm, 44 Race St. (http://www.artboutiki.com/#!events/cwi)
Sunday, Oct. 16: Angel City Jazz Festival, Moss Theatre, 8 pm (http://angelcityjazz.com/new-events/2016/10/16/thumbscrew-joel-harrisons-spirit-house)
Monday, Oct.17: Dizzy’s Jazz, San Diego, 4275 Mission Dr.- 8 pm (http://dizzysjazz.com/)
Featuring: Joel Harrison (guitar/compositions/arrangements), Cuong Vu (trumpet), Paul Hanson (electric and acoustic bassoon), Kermit Driscoll (upright and electric bass), and Brian Blade (drums), this unique ensemble recorded as the culmination of a west coast tour. The name "Spirit House" comes from miniature structures used in East Asian societies as a shelter for the deities, a home of sorts for those invisible forces that guide the visible world. That idea seemed the very definition of an empathetic music ensemble.