This event is a double bill concert featuring
The Angel City Jazz Festival presents
Subtle Degrees with Travis Laplante and Gerald Cleaver
Ches Smith / Craig Taborn / Mat Maneri
Subtle Degrees is a new two-musician ensemble consisting of Laplante and Gerald Cleaver. The duo’s uncategorizable sound evokes everything from contemporary classical music, avant garde jazz, minimalism, technical metal, and sacred world music. Laplante is also the founder/composer of saxophone quartet Battle Trance and the ensemble Little Women.
Their first release titled A DANCE THAT EMPTIES was release in February 2018 to great critical acclaim.
Ches Smith has formed a new trio uniting three of the most innovative musicans of the current jazz scene. Their first record THE BELL was released on ECM Records in 2016