ON STAGE · HOP ENSEMBLE
Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble
Taylor Ho Bynum, director
With guest ensemble Thumbscrew, featuring Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums).
Brooklyn in 2012: Thumbscrew swaying to Still… Doesn’t Swing.
Dartmouth’s student creative music ensemble teams up with the extraordinary trio Thumbscrew. Three highly distinctive artists of great individual renown, Thumbscrew joins the Coast in big band explorations of the trio’s original compositions as well as such jazz standards as Benny Golson’s Stablemates (popularized by the Dizzy Gillespie big band) and Brooks Bowman’s East of the Sun and West of the Moon (made famous by Frank Sinatra).
“One of the most exciting bands currently playing” jazzrightnow.com on Thumbscrew