Friday, May 16th, 2014

Spring 2014 » Marco Eneidi & Cosmic Brujo

4275 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
$15.00 and $10.00 students

Marco Eneidi, sax (Vienna)
Cosmic Brujo, drums (Mexico City)

Musician/composer/alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi and Swiss/Mexican drummer Cosmic Brujo play in a series of solos and duos breathtaking in its originality and visceral energy. Their improvisational approach is so personal, so explosive and so devastating that it makes jazz (and most other music) sound like the archaic language of an ancient people. There's also a gentle side that makes even simple melodies seem radiantly beautiful. Colors circulate, falling high in the order of justice, introducing the metal poetry of what they are saying. Brujo reaches down into the boom boom de-la bam from the red chili in what is essentially the expression of an attitude, or a collection of attitudes, about the world, and only secondarily an attitude about the way music is made. Along with saxophonist Marco Eneidi, the overarching focus of the musicians is to play a wholly improvised, spontaneously created series of works, demonstrating the fertility and expressiveness of free and collective creativity. They use a color palate that transcends the normal order of things, causing the listener to be jolted from their relative comfort, urging them to ruminate on justice and planetary zeitgeist.

Hearing them together, blending improvisation and counterpoint harmony, is likely monitoring an active volcano.