Elks hosts funky Fractal

This Thursday, the Elks’ stage launches the funky soundscapes of the innovative group Fractal.

This Thursday, the Elks’ stage launches the funky soundscapes of the innovative group Fractal.

The catalyst of Fractal’s sound experience is the 1970’s electro-jazz genius of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Ornette Coleman. Bring aboard the Chapman stick, a stringed instrument with frets at each end allowing parallel hand play, the steel hang, a  21st century instrumental invention, and get ready for departure.

Fractal features Tony Morrison, who mentored under the artistry of reed-legend Art Ellefson, on flute, tenor, soprano, and alto sax; renowned jazz veteran Roger Baird on drum kit and hang; fretless and six-string bassist Britt Bowman, who played with the Manglar Collective, a pioneering band at the forefront of Mexico’s world beat movement; and showcases Oscar Robles on guitar and Chapman stick.

These extraordinary musicians will play no ordinary music. Some things must be seen to be explained.

See them this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.. Music is by donation.

The Elks’ hall is at 231 Sixth St. in Courtenay (across from the Atlas Café). For details, call 250-334-2512.

— Elks Club

 

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