What a ride! Absolutely stunning! Don’t miss this! – Steve Giacomini, Café Paradiso
2 time Editors Pick – Downbeat Magazine
“This is bold music. Maxwell isn’t afraid to try out new ideas and take chances….that risk-taking pays off—big time.”– Frank Alkyer‚ Downbeat Magazine
Café Paradiso is pleased to once again host the premiere Chicago jazz quintet, Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow on Friday, June 8th at 8PM.
Saxophonist Shawn Maxwell’s musicianship has been lauded by fellow musicians and critics alike as he’s become one the preeminent performers in Chicago jazz. With several recordings featuring his quartet or his sonically expanded “Alliance,” Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow adds the trumpet voice of one of Chicago’s finest, Victor Garcia, to his working quintet for a set of modern, electric originals. Focusing on composition as much as improvisation, the quintet reveals stunning melodies hidden within complex time signatures, textures and grooves. Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow features Shawn Maxwell on alto saxophone and flute, Victor Garcia on trumpet and flugelhorn, Matt Nelson on keyboard, Junius Paul on bass and Phil Beale on drums.
Showtime is Saturday, March 16th at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance (cafeparadiso.net or at Paradiso), $12 at the show.
★★★★ review in Downbeat Magazine
“Bravo.” – Bobby Reed, Downbeat Magazine
“Nobody writes like this.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“His imaginative, unpredictable improvisations make listening to him a genuine pleasure.” – David Franklin, Cadence Magazine
“The sound of Maxwell’s potent, facile sax lines comfortably straddle old-school and contemporary jazz camps.” – Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times Magazine