Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Frank Rosaly/Yells At Eels - Dallas 3/24/14

Dallas was fortunate to host former resident Bobby Bradford on Monday evening, along with a group consisting of Frode Gjerstad (Norway), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (Austin) and Frank Rosaly (Chicago). Dennis Gonzalez of Yells At Eels was instrumental in bringing the group up to North Texas, with their appearance sandwiched between tour stops in Austin and Houston.

Yells at Eels opened the show, which was held in a storefront in Exposition Park called the Beefhaus. They were augmented by young tenor saxophonist Jason Jackson from Houston, like drummer Stefan Gonzalez a member of Ingebrigt's new group The Young Mothers.

Rather than go into detail about each performance, suffice it to say that it was an energizing, uplifting night. Some random impressions: Dennis Gonzalez is just getting better and better, Jason Jackson reminds me of a young, pre-smooth jazz Gato Barbieri, Frank Rosaly plays drums in a way you have to see to understand, and Bobby Bradford is holding his own in intense company just shy of his 80th birthday. Here are some photos from the concert:

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