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Absurd in the Anthropocene // Album Release

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Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

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Celebrating the release of the epic new album, Absurd in the Anthropocene, trumpeter/composer Dan Rosenboom presents a high-octane, multi-media concert experience featuring an incredible cast:

Dan Rosenboom - Cornet, Trumpet, Compositions
Gavin Templeton & David Binney - Saxophones
Alexander Noice, Jake Vossler & Tim Conley - Guitars
Jeff Babko - Keys
Troy Zeigler - Electronics
Jerry Watts, Jr. - Bass
Gary Novak - Drums
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Aubre Hill - Dance
Travis Flournoy - Live Video Art
Eron Rauch & Nevena Binney - Visual Art Installations

Hosted by LeRoy Downs "The Jazzcat"


Friday, January 31, 2020
7:00pm Doors Open for Pre-Concert Art Exhibition
8:00pm Concert - Reception to Follow

$20 Pre-Sale ($25 at the door)
$40 Pre-Order 2 x Vinyl LP + Admission
$15 Students
All ages welcome.
Free Parking.


Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
https://barnsdall.org/theatre


“A musician dedicated to exploration and expression, regardless of anyone’s imagined boundaries.”
–Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times

“A singularly creative voice whose unique aesthetic encompasses an array of idiosyncratic influences...a lyrical virtuoso with a commanding tone, whose expansive trumpet technique is saliently paralleled in his diverse writing...an artist on the rise.”
Troy Collins, All About Jazz

In a time marked by unpredictability and absurd realities, music imbued with spontaneity and improvisation seems especially relevant. Internationally recognized trumpet player and composer-producer-entrepreneur Dan Rosenboom embraces the chaos and seeks to endow us with hope and joy along the way.

Absurd in the Anthropocene - out January 31, 2020 via Gearbox Records - is in line with his abstract musicianship and virtuous experimentalism but, naturally, pushes the envelope. The record’s inspirations run the gamut from Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman to Frank Zappa, Soundgarden, and Squarepusher, and its title refers to the complicated and often surreal times in which we live.

“This album is about responding to our modern world in a way that is reflectively critical yet frenetically joyous,” Rosenboom says. “Maelstrom and cognitive dissonance are everywhere, online and on the news. People cherry-pick what they want to believe and discount factual data. Inequity is rampant. In the face of such overwhelming chaos, turning toward our inner humanity is a powerful move. I want to take all that emotional fuel, and turn it into something creative, spontaneous, and beautiful.”

Rosenboom, a musician at the forefront of Los Angeles' ever-thriving creative music scene, boasts an international reputation for boundary-pushing projects and relentless productivity. A trumpet virtuoso equally at home in improvised and classical music, the prolific musician has been featured on stages and festivals all over the world, and has been described as “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times.

Absurd in the Anthropocene is loaded with an absurd crew of musicians, including producer and keyboard master Jeff Babko, legendary drummers Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Novak, and Zach Danziger, renowned bassists Jimmy Johnson, Tim Lefebvre and Jerry Watts Jr., Rosenboom’s longtime collaborator Gavin Templeton and jazz icon David Binney on saxophones, guitarists Tim Conley, Alexander Noice, and Jake Vossler, electronics wizard Troy Ziegler, and horn-playing colleagues Brian Walsh, Ryan Dragon, Juliane Gralle, and Javier Gonzalez. The record’s first session was recorded at Capitol Records with prized engineer Steve Genewick, while the second and third took place at Stella Sound Studios under the direction of revered producer, engineer, and mixer Justin Stanley.

“When I’m playing music with my compatriots, the world feels right, at least for a moment,” Rosenboom said. “It’s about returning to ‘the now.’”

Creating such an ambitious album sounds like a tall order for any musician. But given Rosenboom’s uniquely learnèd upbringing, his impressive resume, and his balance of confidence and humility, it is a vision and sound that this maverick musician has boldly realized.

“What I’m trying to express is that through intelligent thought and spiritual inquiry, there is a way forward culturally that can result in a lot of joy.”

www.danrosenboom.com

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