Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Joshua Payne Orchestra
Joshua Payne has been an iconoclastic guitar player around the SLC area for many years. He has a unique style that he seems to apply to whatever genre of music he's playing. I recorded him with several groups many years ago, then he disappeared to NYC. When he returned, I never seemed to connect with any of his gigs. Finally, the other night at the Urban Lounge, I had a chance to check out his new orchestra... and I was not disappointed.
Josh still maintains his "free jazz", or at least experimental jazz, stance. The orchestra performs outrageous compositions, and included (I can't even believe I heard a jazz band play this at a local club) a Stockhausen composition, "Set Sail For the Sun". Marvelous stuff. Josh has assembled a fine cast of musicians to realize his musical vision. I hope to hear more from this group in the near future. In the meantime, you can check out some tunes, pics, and info at his web site.
Posted by Rev. Willis at 8:44:00 AM