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Nameless Sound was established in 2001 to present the best of international contemporary music and to support the exploration of new methods in arts education

Nameless Sound presents concerts by premier artists in the world of creative music. In addition, Nameless Sound artists work directly with students from Houston’s public schools, community centers, and homeless shelters. Nameless Sound’s educational work helps to nurture a new generation of artists and inspire tomorrow’s creative thinkers
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Nameless Sound
presents
Dave Burrell







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Latham Hall, Christ Church Cathedral

1117 TEXAS AVENUE, HOUSTON TX 77002

December 13, 2014
8PM



                                                                                       

$13|$10 student |FREE under 18


"Burrell's take on jazz tradition is intelligent and wilful, refusing the categories thrust on it by outsiders... This is the record to bring Burrell to the attention of all listeners who crave the unmistakable thump of authenticity." Ben Watson, The Wire


An artist of singular stature on the contemporary music scene, Dave Burrell authentically represents jazz’s essential functioning axis: the point where deeply rooted tradition meets innovation and the avant-garde. The virtuosic pianist was a key collaborator to many of the most inspiring and radical voices of the 1960’s “New Thing” (Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Marion Brown, Sonny Sharrock, Sunny Murray, Roswell Rudd). But Burrell is known for a wide range of expressions: beautiful workings of repertory (Jelly Roll Morton, stride and boogie styles), lyrical tellings of popular song (themes from “West Side Story”), and a distinct intellect that he brings to collaborations across mediums (his opera “Windward Passages” and his project “Syllables of the Poetry of Marianne Moore”). It’s not so much that Burrell displays an ability to traverse the worlds of “inside” and “outside” playing. His heartfelt sincerity and remarkable abilities reveal that there really is no difference. Real jazz always comes from a deep root in the tradition, and always stands for (and fights for) the freedom to move forward. Dave Burrell may be one of the few artists still standing in that axis.

Links:
http://daveburrell.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Burrell