The Art of Extemporaneous Composition: An Improviser's Approach to Writing Music

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Daryl Lowery

Daryl Lowery (tenor sax) and fellow Berklee faculty Mark Walker (drums), Dave Clark (bass), and Jiri Nedoma (piano) will perform new original music as well as selections from the quartet’s new recording, Unity of One. The performance will include a discussion of the creative process involved with each composition and unique approaches to the art of improvisation.

A Berklee faculty member since 1987, Daryl Lowery was born and raised in the metropolitan New York area. Since coming to Boston, he has recorded and/or performed with such notables as Dizzy Gillespie and Jackie Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake, and Boston funk legend Ellis Hall. He has been a member of Al Kooper’s band for the past 14 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’s elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos…resulting in a sound akin to guitarist John Scofield’s A Go Go CD, on which he was backed by organ trio Medeski, Martin, and Wood.” The group offered a new release in 2013, Let It Go.