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Thursday, November 9th, 2017
8:00 PM
Stunning double bill with two of the dynamic saxophonists on the New York scene.

Snakeoil

Tim Berne is back with this great band!

Tim Berne: alto saxophone

Oscar Noriega: clarinet and bass clarinet

Matt Mitchell: piano

Ches Smith: drums, percussion

Saxophonist and composer Tim Berne remains a major force in American and European jazz, and now returns to the Vortex with his New York band Snakeoil. The music remains mercurial and contemporary: detailed, rugged and complex, but also contemplative, lyrical and cinematic at times.

Torrential, free-jazzy urgency (Guardian)