Transcendence Duo + 1 Yeah! + Doctor T 07.12.08, Lowell MA

From: Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 07 2008 - 19:54:45 PDT

Hi folks,

I'll be performing with some very exciting and
fiery jazz players at 119 Gallery in Lowell on
July 12. I'm delighted and privileged to have the
chance to work with them -- I've heard them live
and on CD and enjoy their work greatly.

Culinary note: There is an outstanding Cambodian
restaurant next door to the gallery.

Jazz: Transcendence Duo + 1 Yeah! (+ Doctor T on Video-:)
Saturday july 12 8pm, $10

Transcendence Duo + 1 Yeah!
Ras Moshe - sax & flute
Dave Ross - guitar
Forbes Graham, - trumpet & laptop

Ras Moshe was born on the 22nd of March 1968 in
Brooklyn NY. Studied music in school as a child
(elementary to high school) and with his father
(Ted "Jacob" Burnett II) who plays alto
saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. His
grandfather-Ted Burnett I(The last name "Barnett"
was used for professional reasons) played tenor
sax in the bands of Earl Bostic, Lucky Millender,
Jimmy Mundy, Don Redman, Ella Fitzgerald and many
others after coming to America from Jamaica. The
drummer Shadow Wilson was a close friend. Later
on in life, for a variety of reasons, Ted I began
to only play music within the church context. He
wrote some gospel songs that became known. Ras'
other grandparents didn't play music but grew up
with many jazz and calypso artists in Harlem.
Ras(Ted III) renamed himself in 1987. Although
trained in earlier forms of "jazz", Ras'
preferred mode of improvisation is in the later
or "free" developments of the music, without
relying on generic terms. He has been writing and
reciting poetry since childhood as well. At the
age of 16 he started playing alto in roots reggae the early 90's he got tired of only
playing "jazz" at home and "here and there".....
He picked up the tenor and decided to pay homage
to Coltrane, Albert Ayler, John Gilmore and his
other favorites on a permanent basis. Without
copying verbatim (see influences list!). He
definitely believes in the positive effect the
new music will have on social and personal
change. The music is a spiritual and social
force. It is the opposite of close
mindedness...and its certainly connected to
things much higher than war. The music is indeed
the voice of the people.
<>Ras on myspace

Dave Ross started playing guitar at age 10, and
was self-taught until he attended Berklee College
of Music in Boston Mass. where he studied with
Jon Damien and Bret Willmott. In 1993 he won the
Boston music award for his work with the funk
band “Chuck”. In the years to follow Dave became
busy with a myriad of projects in styles
including Jazz, Punk, World beat, Gospel, Ju Ju,
Hardcore, and Free improvisation as a writer,
producer and player. In 2005 Dave moved to New
York City to engage the thriving free music scene
there. He has played and/or recorded with, Henry
Grimes, Roy Campbell Jr., Sabir Mateen, Charles
Downs, Joe Rigby, Albey Balgochian, Dennis
Warren, P-Funk horns, Chuck Brown and the Soul
Searchers, Lawrence Cook, Jackson Krall, Daniel
Carter, Saco Yasuma, Lou Grassi, Federico Ughi,
Yuko Fugiyama, Andre Martinez, Walden Wimberly,
Jane Grenier B, Matt Lavell, Francois Grillot,
Baron Brown, Hillard Green, Mike T A Thompson,
Ken Filiano, Steve Swell, Ras Moshe, Shayna
Dulberger, Flip Barnes, Fay Victor, Rob Egan,
Hillary Nobel, and Jon Dirac among others.
<>Dave’s website

Forbes Graham is a composer, trumpet player, and
electronic musician currently based in the Boston
area. He has appeared on over 30 recordings,
including studio appearances on such labels as
Metal Blade, Tzadik, and Troubleman. Forbes has
performed and recorded with a very diverse group
of artists, including Erase Errata, Rakalam Bob
Moses, Steve Lantner, Daughters, Raqib Hassan,
Jim Hobbs, The One Am Radio, and Luther Gray. His
composition “Variations on the Fibonacci
Sequence” was commissioned by the Greenwall
Foundation and world premiered at the 2007
Festival of New Trumpet. Forbes has also written
music for the new music/rock ensemble Normal
Love. He has appeared at numerous festivals
including High Zero and The Wire’s Adventures in
Modern Music. His work incorporates many genres
including drum n’ bass, jazz, contemporary
classical, noise, and hip-hop.
<>Forbes on myspace

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