Daryl Lowery, a professor in the Ear Training Department and tenor saxophonist, is joined by fellow Berklee faculty Mark Walker on drums, Dave Clark on bass, and Gilson Shacknik on piano to perform new original music from the quartet's upcoming release, For Those Who Wait. They will also play selections from Unity of One, and the performance will be followed by a discussion of the creative process involved in each composition and the unique approaches to writing music based in the art of improvisation.
A Berklee faculty member since 1987, Lowery was born and raised in the metropolitan New York area. After coming to Boston to study at the New England Conservatory, he has recorded and performed with such notables as Dizzy Gillespie, Jackie Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake, and Boston’s funk legend Ellis Hall. He has been a member of Al Kooper’s band for the past fourteen years and is featured on his latest releases, Black Coffee and White Chocolate. Lowery's group, Instant!Groove, released its highly successful first recording in 2004, of which Jazziz magazine wrote “[Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as 'acid-jazz'….The rhythm section is elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos....” The band's 2013 release, Let It Go, features Ra-Kalam Bob Moses on drums and the late T Lavitz on B3.