Matt Slocum Trio

What sets Matt Slocum apart from a lot of the other great young jazz drummers of our day, besides his lyricism, restraint and insistence on a clearly defined ensemble sound, is a flair for composition that has earned the St. Paul native a handful of prestigious grants and commissions. You don't have to know the whole Native American back story of Slocum's ambitious new CD, "Black Elk's Dream," two years in the gestating and making, to realize how thoughtful and adept the New York City-based sticksman is about crafting compelling new sounds. Slocum is back for a two-night-stand in his old hometown, co-starring several Artists' Quarter refugees. Both evenings feature his touring trio with the great Sam Yahel on keyboards, and European drummer Massimo Biolcati, plus an enticing "Duo Drum Dialogue" with one of Slocum's former teachers, Phil Hey. Tom Surowicz

Price: $10 - $18


Landmark Center

75 W. 5th St.St. Paul, MN


Date: Ended 04/10/14

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