The Savory Collection are recordings from a series of 1930s-era radio broadcasts by an audio engineer named William Savory. Live performances given by some of the biggest names in jazz—including Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Billy Holiday—are the foundation of this massive compilation, a collection of nearly 1,000 discs.
These legendary concerts will receive thrillingly new and varied interpretations during an imaginative evening of music featuring two greats—violinist Matt Glaser, artistic director of Berklee's American Roots Music Program; and Trinidad-born trumpeter Etienne Charles, award-winning recording artist/assistant professor of jazz trumpet at the Michigan State University College of Music. Glaser and Charles are taking the classic sounds of Ellington, Basie, Waller, Goodman, Reinhardt, and others, and refracting them through their individual perspectives. Students from the American Roots Music Program will join some of Boston’s best players and National Jazz Museum in Harlem artistic director Loren Schoenberg.
A nine-piece fusion band will perform the music of Bob Pilkington. The band’s central concept is to blend elements of early ‘70s fusion and ‘70s horn bands with contemporary fusion. The band’s lineup is mostly Berklee faculty members, and its instrumentation includes trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion. Fusion Nouveau’s first album is due out in early 2014.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission