Endangered Blood

Discovery Series

Sunday June 26 @ 8pm, National Arts Centre Back Stage - $25




Chris Speed - Tenor sax
Oscar Noriega - Alto sax
Trevor Dunn - Bass
Jim Black - Drums

Formed in 2008 to play a tribute to ailing saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo, Endangered Blood brings together four of the brightest lights of the improvised music scene of the past 20 years: saxophonists Chris Speed and Oscar Noriega, bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Jim Black. Endangered Blood is the sound of four long-time colleagues and friends, jazz musicians and composers in their prime, uniting seemingly disparate streams of jazz into a powerful new music that embraces the past and moves courageously into the future. The band’s 2011 self-titled debut album was a highlight of that year, and its 2013 followup—Work Your Magic—continued its exploration of piano-less improvisation in the spirit of Ornette Coleman, while also paying homage to forebears like Lester Young. Writing in The Village Voice, critic Jim Macnie declared: “Fans of post-rock clatter will dig the way the rhythm section puts the pedal to the metal.”


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