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JAZZ AT BARD PRESENTS THE ROSWELL RUDD QUARTET IN CONCERT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 22 "Rudd gets more trombone out of his instrument than any colleague, past or present." -Whitney Balliett of the New Yorker

Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Roswell Rudd Quartet will perform at Bard College on Saturday, March 22. The concert, presented by Jazz at Bard, begins at 8:00 p.m. in Olin Hall. Admission is $20; $15 for senior citizens, students, faculty, and staff; and free for Bard students. The quartet will also offer a free lecture demonstration, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Olin Hall. The quartet includes pianist Dave Burrell, drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Reggie Workman, and Rudd.

Roswell Rudd is considered "a trombonist of such sweeping power and majesty that he transcends all styles," according to John Wilson of the New York Times. One of the leading interpreters of avant-garde jazz, Rudd has performed with Herbie Nichols, Steve Lacy, the New York Art Quartet, Albert Ayler, the Jazz Composers' Orchestra, Archie Shepp, Enrico Rava, Giorgio Gaslina, and Carla Bley.

A resident of Kerhonkson, New York, Rudd says, "My personal fascination with jazz is the way that it connects with other classical systems in the world through the universally shared compositional and performance techniques of improvisation." His compositions fuse traditional jazz, ethnic music, and classical technique. A graduate of Yale, he holds a 2002–03 Jazz Artist Residency at Harvard University, participating in the series "Beyond Recall: The Progressive Tradition in Jazz." He has also taught at Bard, the University of Maine, and the New England Conservatory. Rudd is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for composition.

Rudd's recent recordings include Monk's Dream (Verve, 1999); New York Art Quartet: 35th Reunion (DIW, 1999); Broad Strokes (Knitting Factory, 2000); Archie Shepp and Roswell Rudd, Live in New York (Verve, 2001); Malicool (Universal, 2002).

Pianist Dave Burrell is renowned for his many pivotal recordings with Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Marion Brown, Bob Stewart, and Grammy Award–winner David Murray. He appears regularly on national and international TV and radio broadcasts.

Drummer Andrew Cyrille has performed with Cecil Taylor, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Mary Lou Williams, Kenny Dorham, Muhal Richard Abrams, Horace Tapscott, John Carter, Mal Waldron, and David Murray. He is a member of Trio 3 with Workman and Oliver Lake.

Bassist Reggie Workman has toured and recorded a large number of albums with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, Booker Little, Elvin Jones, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, and Wayne Shorter. Some of his best-known recordings include works done in collaboration John Coltrane. He is a member of the New York Art Quartet with Rudd.

Organized by two Bard alumnae, Raissa St. Pierre '87 and Sheila Moloney '84, the Jazz at Bard series is an ongoing effort to bring internationally recognized jazz performers to the Hudson Valley region.

For further information, to purchase tickets, or for reservations, call 845-876-7666, e-mail, or visit Reservations and advance ticket purchase are recommended.

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This event was last updated on 02-18-2003