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Whose Hat Is This @ The Hamilton Live DC
December 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Whose Hat Is This? – December 17 at The Hamilton Live in Downtown DC
Whose Hat Is This? combine meteoric musical heights with outlandish grooves. It’s freejazz you can dance to. Cecil Taylor could never say that.
Consisting of current members of the Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band, Whose Hat Is This? began as a one-off, dice-throw during a tour stop in Berlin. Just show up and play: No material, no preconditions. To the band it felt like what happens when God’s jello finally sets; some members of the audience threw their clothes (was that a hat?), others simply had to go home and journal. This was music that needed to be pursued.
Whose Hat Is This? picks up the improvisational gauntlet thrown by the “jam band” scene and goes gonzo, applying rhythmic muscle, experimental funk and wry humor to musical precincts where they are often sorely lacking. Tim Lefebvre on bass brings an eclectic bottom that he’s honed with a diverse array of artists from Wayne Krantz to David Bowie (“BLACKSTAR.”) The double drum-set attack of Tyler “The Falcon” Greenwell (Susan Tedeschi, Col. Bruce Hampton) and J.J. Johnson (John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr.) are the perfect trampoline for Kebbi Williams’ tenor saxophone flights. If the sound of four tour-ravaged lunatics playing without-a-net sounds appealing, that’s because it is. If the “Hat” fits, etc. etc. Groove with us December 17 at The Hamilton Live in Downtown DC!