Called a “singularly original unit,” Hearts & Minds combines brash fluidity, lyricism and emphatic grooves into a sonic universe Sun Ra would smile on from above.
Hearts & Minds is a collective conceived by long-time collaborators Jason Stein (bass clarinet) and Paul Giallorenzo (synthesizer/e piano), joined by drummer Chad Taylor. The trio has two critically-acclaimed releases on the Austin-based Astral Spirits record label.
“An unbound sonic expedition that also digs in, exuding an earthy rhythmic gusto.” - Nate Chinen, WBGO Take Five
“Stein, Giallorenzo and Taylor are all seasoned veterans of lengthy tours, one-off encounters and extended residential engagements. They’ve each established a personal and flexible voice on their respective instruments. This is the sound of a group that’s grown into its potential.” - Bill Meyer, Dusted
“If you're thinking Sun Ra, you'd be correct.” - Mark Corroto, All About Jazz
“...scans as free-jazz, yet the deeper it goes, the more industrial it becomes.” - Marcus J. Moore, Bandcamp Daily’s Essential Releases of the Week
The Lisa Mezzacappa Tangle Trio features Sheldon Brown (saxophone/clarinets), Lisa Mezzacappa, (acoustic bass) and Kjell Nordeson (drums/percussion).
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, general admission; $10 for students with ID. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!