Live Concert Photography: DRKWAV
March 5, 2015
Comprised of Skerik (saxophone), John Medeski (keyboards) and Adam Deitch (drums), the trio of DRKWAV may be among the most accomplished and renowned musicians of experimental and contemporary jazz. Skerik, who’s probably best known as a solo artist, has also been a member of Garage A Trois, Critters Buggin, Les Claypool’s Fancy Band, Frog Brigade and others, has not only collaborated with the likes of Mike Dillon, Marco Benevento, Les Claypool and others, he’s developed a reputation for playing both tenor and baritone saxophone with a variety of loops and other electronic effects. John Medeski is best known for his work in renowned downtown jazz act Medeski, Martin and Wood, as well as MMW’s efforts with John Scofield. Medeski is also best known as one of the preeminent pianists of New York’s contemporary jazz scene. And although Adam Deitch is the up-and-coming talent of the trio, he’s collaborated with Ledisi, John Scofield and Fity.
Although they were playing to support the material off their forthcoming debut effort, The Purge their mostly improvised Brooklyn Bowl set managed to be comprised of shimmering and buzzing synths and organ chords, ominously swirling electronics, insane drumming, horn blasts that float through the mix, as though coming out of the ether and even brief bursts of rapping and singing. It’s trippy, funky, danceable, and utterly strange; in fact, it feels as though it should be part of the soundtrack of a psychedelic yet dystopian film.
Check out photos from the show below.
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