Four Letter Words, Jason Stein

Four Letter Words

Jason Stein

Sat, April 13, 2019

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$12 - $15

This event is 18 and over

Four Letter Words
Four Letter Words
Four Letter Words
Jake Wark - tenor saxophone
Matt Piet - piano
Bill Harris - drums

Four Letter Words is a trio comprised of Jake Wark (tenor saxophone); Matt Piet (piano); and Bill Harris (drums). Formed in 2015, they have released two recordings featuring original compositions: Blow (2015) and Radio Silence (2017). This improvised performance celebrates the release of their first fully improvised album, Pinch Point. In his liner notes to Pinch Point, journalist Peter Margasak writes “Four Letter Words has grown in leaps and bounds, accruing an ever-expanding arsenal of gambits, influences, and techniques while sharpening its focus.”

Jason Stein will perform an opening set.
Jason Stein
Jason Stein
Jason Stein was born in 1976 and is originally from Long Island, New York. Stein is one of the few musicians working today to focus entirely on the bass clarinet as a jazz and improvisational instrument. He studied at Bennington College with Charles Gayle and Milford Graves, and at the University of Michigan with Donald Walden and Ed Sarath. In 2005, Stein relocated to Chicago and has since recorded for such labels as Leo, Delmark, Atavistic, 482 Music and Clean Feed. Stein has performed throughout the US and Europe, including performances in festivals in Lisbon, Cracow, Utrecht, Barcelona, Debreccen and Ljubljana. He has had the opportunity to perform with a number of exciting local and international musicians including: Michael Moore, Jeff Parker, Oscar Noriega, Rudi Mahall, Ken Vandermark, Rob Mazurek, Jeb Bishop, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Urs Leimgruber, Pandelis Karayorgis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tony Buck, Eric Boren, Kent Kessler, Tobias Delius, Michael Zerang, Michael Vatcher, Peter Brotzman, and Wilbert DeJoode.

Jason Stein - bass clarinet

"Stein is exhilarating, a young master of his fiendishly difficult horn. Stein is a player to look out for."

- Chris May, All About Jazz

"Stein stands apart from the standard instrumental lineage. Whereas a player like Eric Dolphy or Michel Portal builds on wide intervallic leaps and verticality, Stein (like Michel Pilz, Rudi Mahall or John Tchicai) operates in a horizontal fashion, favoring a breadth of twists and turns more sideways than anything else, woven into a post-Ornette fabric."

- Clifford Allen, All About Jazz
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618