Chris Jonas & Sun Spits Cherries
Chris Jonas' Sun Spits Cherries
Wednesday, June 19 @ 8pm
Neighborhood House, Christ Church
20 North American Street, Philadelphia
(Between 2nd and 3rd just north of Market Street)
Chris Jonas, soprano saxophone
Chris DiMeglio, trumpet and voice
Christopher McIntyre, tenor trombone
Andrew Barker, percussion
A deeply nuanced world -- distinctive, accessible, simple and achingly beautiful
- Michael Kremer, Jazziz
Chris Jonas’ remarkable composed suites [are] subtle breakthroughs and fantastic journeys
- Ann Powers, The New York Times
To introduce Santa Fe composer Chris Jonas (whose new work for The Crossing will be premiered June 23) we offer his ensemble Sun Spits Cherries, a remarkable combination of instruments – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion – treated masterfully in his compositional hands to the effect that they seem to form a much larger group. Chris’ style combines energetic outbursts with soft and sentimental passages; neither pure improvisation, nor entirely composed, Sun Spits Cherries braids written music, cues and conducting techniques to layer and juxtapose different subtle and startling notions of space, color, timbre and interaction.
Started in NYC in 1997, Sun Spits Cherries consists of soprano saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. Neither pure improvisation, nor entirely composed, these pieces braid cues and conducting techniques to layer and juxtapose composed materials, improvisations, and scored forms in order to disrupt and modify habits and place focus on space, color, timbre and interaction.