Flutist Ellen Burr and bassist Jeff Schwartz continue their monthly third Thursday residency at the Industry Cafe & Jazz in Culver City, known as “Thirdsdays,” into the new year.
Each month these two busy musicians, who both regularly perform traditional and experimental forms of classical, jazz, popular, and world music, invite some of their remarkable musical comrades for a unique performance.
On January 17 they will be joined by guitarist Kristian Aspelin, a jazz-trained sonic explorer who appears on several CDs on the Balance Point Acoustics label, and drummer Paul Pellegrin, who co-leads all-star math-groove combo Kronomorphic and also frequently accompanies samba dancers.
This quartet will play two sets. The first, at 8pm, will feature compositions by Sonny Sharrock. A pioneer of noise guitar who played with Herbie Mann, Pharoah Sanders, Miles Davis, and Bill Laswell, Sharrock also wrote lyrical melodies and used grooves from gospel blues to swing to funk. This set will represent all these aspects of his work. The second set will be entirely improvised.
There is no cover, but donations are encouraged.
The Industry serves Ethiopian and soul food with vegetarian and vegan options, as well as beer and wine. 6039 Washington Blvd, in the Arts District.
Submitted by Jeff Schwartz