Review_2003_03_08

 

SAT MAR 8 8PM GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago 773-878-5552
Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls
Kevin Kizer – saxophones

Jeb Bishop – trombone

Jeff Parker – guitar

Josh Abrams – bass

Ted Sirota – leader, drums


I received immense pleasure hearing and seeing the Rebel Souls play last night at the Green Mill.  It was particularly great to once again experience the spirit of the Rebel Souls, with fundamental members Ted, Kevin, and Jeff, along with Jeb and Josh. 
(T-K-J cubed).  It appeared the band members were having fun too.  The combining of saxophones and trombone with a rhythm section of bass, guitar, and drums is delightful and a rather unique quintet formation - especially with the awesome drumming of Ted as leader.  (Ted; bringing forth the Blakey messenger theme). 

 

Some other bone-saxy examples:

-Sonny Rollins with Clifton Anderson in the Sonny Rollins Quintet plus (Sonny Rollins, sax, with Clifton Anderson, trombone, Stephen Scott, piano, Bob Cranshaw, electric bass, Steve Jordan, drums, and Kimati Dinizulu, percussion) in June 2002 at Ravinia

-Chris Potter with Robin Eubanks in Dave Holland's Quintet (vibes rather than guitar-Dave Holland, bass, with Chris Potter, sax, Robin Eubanks, trombone, Steve Nelson, vibes, Billy Kilson, drums) in June 2002 at Jazz Showcase

-Ernest Dawkins with Steve Berry in New Horizons Ensemble - closest thing but traditionally a sextet (Ernest Dawkins, sax, Steve Berry trombone, Ameen Muhammad on trumpet-Maurice Brown to replace on Paris tour, Jeff Parker on guitar, Darius Savage on bass, and Isaiah Spencer on drums) in January 2003 at Velvet Lounge.

 

The tunes performed by the Rebel Souls were very delightful...of course, the classic original Rebel Souls' member tunes, such as Kevin Kizer’s “Voids”, Ted Sirota’s “Geronimo’s Free”, dedicated to Geronimo ji Jagal, “Propaganda”, “La Danse de Janvier”, and Jeff Parker’s “Little Spots”, “Wait”, and “Hemiola”.  Other selections such as Nette and the Charles Lloyd’s composition were equally interesting.  It was a great sound considering the band had just one rehearsal and 3 hours of playing the previous night.  I guess that is what jazz/improvisation amongst professionals is all about.  

The Green Mill audience was rather impressed; their mouths were hinged opened a few times!  One man sitting next to me mentioned he sees all kinds of music in Chicago, and was really enjoying the sound…said he felt like yelling “Yeah” out a few times, but thought it was too quiet for it!  

I look forward to seeing the band play at the Hothouse next Thursday, March 13 and future events to unfold.  It would be nice to hear Kizer’s “Becky*’s Bash” played again, maybe in time and with another horn or two.  Guess it’s complexity takes a bit more time to unravel (hmmm…)

I have started a sub web page for the Rebel Souls in my http://www.jazzhope.com website

Keep czechin’ back, as the updates are as consistent as the piles of projects accumulating in my apartment.

Many regards,

Rebecca Hope, (Becky*), aka Zebra Libra
jazzhope@attbi.com

 

 

To assist you in finding information

 

1.  Rebel Souls are listed in the Outasite Musical Collaboration Band Sites
http://www.jazzhope.com/BAND_TS_RebelSouls.htm  <-quicklink

 

Or find on the main page
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8 BOLD SOULS <-Press
AFRICAN BRASS <-Press
COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA <-Press
BEBOP BRASS <-Press
ERNEST "KAHBEER" DAWKINS LIVE THE SPIRIT <-Press
DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA <-Press
ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE <-Press
FRANK FOSTER'S LOUD MINORITY BIG BAND <-Press
BURGESS GARDNER ORCHESTRA <-Press
ALAN GRESIK SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA <-Press
DAVE HOLLAND BIG BAND <-Press
JUBA COLLECTIVE <-Press
OLIVER LAKE BIG BAND <-Press
NEW HORIZONS ENSEMBLE <-Press
TED SIROTA's REBEL SOULS <-Press
MALACHI THOMPSON's FREEBOP <-Press
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET <-Press
MARSHALL VENTE Project 9 with BILLY HARPER <-Press
Keep sending more musical collaborations to (press->) jazzhope@attbi.com

 

 

2.  Rebel Souls’ members are listed under their respective instrument in the Outasite Musician Outasite sites or web blurbs

http://www.jazzhope.com/MusiciansDrums.htm <-quicklink
http://www.jazzhope.com/MusiciansSaxy.htm <-quicklink

which includes special page http://www.jazzhope.com/MusiciansSaxy_KevinKizer.htm <-quicklink

http://www.jazzhope.com/MusiciansGuitar.htm <-quicklink
http://www.jazzhope.com/MusiciansBones.htm <-quicklink
which includes special page http://www.jazzhope.com/MusiciansBones_JebBishop.htm <-quicklink

http://www.jazzhope.com/MusiciansBass.htm <-quicklink

Or find on the main page under this heading
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For additions and updates, write jazzhope@attbi.com
Get out the mouse and click, click, click on any name in any list
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Keep sending new musician sites to (press->) jazzhope@attbi.com

 

 

3.  There is a jazz listing schedule I attempt to update faithfully – you will find yourself listed when information is available
http://www.jazzhope.com/ToDoAsOfYYYY_MM_DD.htm  <-quicklink

Or find on the main page under this heading
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2003_03_08 .....................SAT Rebel Souls at Green Mill
 
 5.  Some current news
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LOTS TO DO: czech out the updated sites:
Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls
http://www.jazzhope.com/BAND_TS_RebelSouls.htm
Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble
http://www.jazzhope.com/BAND_NHE.htm
Just Started (And I Can Get Started!)
University of Chicago's Jazz X-tet
http://www.jazzhope.com/BAND_JazzXtet.htm


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