Event Scheduled

Brother Hawk, Radium Jaw, Bad Moods

Friday March 4, 2022 03:30 PM EST
Cost: $15.00,
CL Critic Doug DeLoach Recommends: The debut of saxophonist-composer Jeff Crompton’s trio with Chris Riggenbach on bass and Kenito Murray on drums. After spinning some Sonny Rollins albums during the pandemic, Crompton formed Standard Practice to strictly play jazz standards, rather than his original works. All three musicians are all well-versed in avant-garde and straight-ahead jazz, which means, as Crompton says, “These familiar tunes might go anywhere.” — DD

From the venue:

Brother Hawk puts on its morning jacket, unhitches its crazy horse, and gallops off in the direction of a big pink house somewhere over the hills and faraway. With this much horsepower at your command, why would you need to reinvent the wheel? The four piece Atlanta band deals in raging riffs and huge hooks. Rhythms pound and pulse as serpentine guitar leads uncoil and slither, spiked with venomous licks that only a forked tongue could produce. Their blend of Southern fried blues rock is firmly rooted in the earthy tricks traditionally traded for at the red clay crossroads but their live performances convey an electrified ebullience that blasts them into the stratosphere. On stage, they’re riding rockets fueled by a vicious cocktail of sweat and hellfire. An uncut, undeniable purity of purpose is palpable when the band is firing on all cylinders. Brother Hawk’s sound is the sunset that the hero rides into. It’s red hot white light. It’s honest emotion. It’s alive. bio by Ezra Morris
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