Aug 12 2018 | 9:00 pm
Dave Miller (solo) & Jonah Parzen-Johnson (solo)$10Dave Miller (solo guitar) & Jonah Parzen-Johnson (solo saxophone/electronics)
A truly unique musical product of both Brooklyn and Chicago, Dave Miller (Algernon, Cuneiform Records; Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls, Delmark Recordings; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Joe Policastro Trio, Jeru Jazz) finds his newest instrumental iteration in the psychedelic-roots songwriting of Old Door Phantoms. Lingering melodies and vintage tones juxtapose against guitar experimentalism and jangly, hypnotic rhythms. Grammy winning music journalist, Neil Tesser, cites Miller “among my favorite modern guitarists” (chicagomusic.org). The broad-minded musician’s “impressive flexibility” can range “from carefully structured improvisations to complementary texture and color” (Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader) while still “making a listener feel inches from the guitar” (Mark Keresman, New York City Jazz Record). For his summer 2018 tour in support of the release, Miller will be performing these songs in a very special intimate solo setting.
Jonah Parzen Johnson:
A Brooklyn NY based saxophonist and composer, his solo music combines extended saxophone with analog synthesizer to make unedited, un-looped, experimental folk music. He’s been performing solo since 2012, and has toured over 30,000 miles across the US and Canada. Highlights include shows at The Stone and Zebulon in NYC, The Velvet Lounge, Elastic Arts & Constellation, in Chicago, Improvisors summit in Portland, and the Center for New Music in San Francisco. His 2 solo releases have received nods from publications including the The New York Times, Boston Globe, Village Voice, The Wire Magazine, All About Jazz, Philadelphia Metro Times, Chicago Reader, among others.