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Charged Particles ft. Tod Dickow : A Love Supreme

  • Old First Concerts 1751 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Bay area electro-acoustic trio Charged Particles and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow present a complete performance of John Coltrane’s composition A Love Supreme. A Love Supreme is a musical epoch in four parts: Acknowledgment, Resolution, Pursuance, and Psalm. Although the extended composition is jazz at its heart, listeners of classical music will hear elements of major choral works.

For nearly 30 years, Charged Particles has created a variety of genre-blending projects marked by elaborate arrangements and fiery performances.

Founded by Stanford professor and drummer Jon Krosnick, the group’s third incarnation features ace bassist Aaron Germain and pianist/keyboardist Murray Low, a widely esteemed Latin jazz expert. Together, the group covers a broad spectrum of jazz with an emphasis on fusion's heavy doses of synthesizers and amplified instruments.

The trio's repertoire blends jazz with elements of Latin music,funk, classical music, and other genres.  The group's original compositions are mixtures of complex orchestration and elaborate improvised solos.  The band brings a similar approach to playing arrangements of tunes by other jazz artists and traditional jazz standards by the composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist. 

Charged particles dazzle.
— Downbeat Magazine
Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair.
— Los Angeles Times
Earlier Event: July 12
Later Event: July 12
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