JOSEPH DALEY TUBA TRIO WITH WARREN SMITH AND SCOTT ROBINSON
Joseph Daley – Tuba, Warren Smith – Percussion, Scott Robinson – Reeds
Sunday, March 18 @ 8pm
Bop Shop Records 1460 Monroe Ave. Rochester NY
$20 at the door/$15 for students
The Tuba Trio Chronicles is an exploration into the improvisational concepts of the visionary composer & multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers and is dedicated to his memory. It features Joseph Daley on tuba and euphonium, joined by Warren Smith on a drum set, bass marimba, marimba and a variety of percussion instruments, and Scott Robinson on a variety of reeds including tenor sax, bass sax, a jazzophone, contra alto clarinet and theremin.
JOSEPH DALEY has performed on the adventurous music scene with remarkable artists Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Taj Mahal and so many more. In 2011 he released his brilliant CD, The Seven Deadly Sins. This album received rave reviews and made several best of 2011 lists. Since 2011 Daley has prouced 4 other acclaimed projects for his for JoDa Music label (Seven Heavenly Virtues, Portraits, Trayvon Martin Suite and Tuba Trio Chronicles) while continuing sideman duties with Liberation Music Orchestra, Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble, Gravity and Hazmat Modine.
WARREN SMITH is known for masterful percussion work with an endless array of jazz artists, a bevy of pop stars, and in countless studios and Broadway pit bands, as well as on more than 3,000 recordings. He might be the only man alive who has played with Nat Cole, Harry Partch and Charles Mingus, as well as Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand! In 1961 he co-founded the Composers Workshop Ensemble, which is ongoing. Over the decades, Warren has worked with Muhal Richard Abrams, Count Basie, Anthony Braxton, Bill Cole, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Aretha Franklin, Julius Hemphill, Quincy Jones, Janis Joplin (as her musical director), Makanda Ken McIntyre, Carmen McRae, Charles Mingus, Van Morrison, Harry Partch, Sam Rivers, Nina Simone, Henry Threadgill, Andrew White, Tony Williams’ Lifetime, Nancy Wilson, and Joe Zawinul. Warren was a founding member of Max Roach’s percussion ensemble, M’Boom. From the ’60s through the ’80s,Smith ran Studio WIS, which hosted many New York jazz musicians, such as Wadada Leo Smith and Oliver Lake. These days, Warren continues to perform with many top artists, as well as leading his own ensembles.
SCOTT ROBINSON is an American jazz musician. He is best known for his work with various styles of saxophones, but also performed with the clarinet, flute, and sarrusophone, along with other, more obscure instruments. Robinson has appeared on more than 200 LP and CD releases, including eleven under his leadership, with such musicians as Lionel Hampton, Anthony Braxton, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Ella Fitgerald, Paquito D’Rivera, Sting, Maria Schneider, Elton John, Buck Clayton, and the New York City Opera, two of these recordings won a Grammy Award. He has also received four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000, the State Department named Robinson a “Jazz Ambassador” for the year 2001, funding a tour of West Africa in which Robinson played the early works of Louis Armstrong. Material from theses appearance was subsequently released on the album Jazz Ambassador: Scott Robinson Plays the Compositions of Louis Armstrong by Arbor Records.