For this performance, Running From Bears played the music of Oliver Nelson, from the classic albums The Blues and the Abstract Truth and More Blues and the Abstract Truth.
Running From Bears is one of the leading creative jazz ensembles in the Southwest. Formed in 2009, this eclectic Phoenix-based sextet is known for adventurous compositions, imaginative arrangements including live jazz mash-ups, and exhilarating improvisations. The group’s most recent album is Maul of America (2017), released on the Edgetone label.
Eric Rasmussen - alto saxophone, Adam Roberts - tenor / soprano saxophone, Keith Kelly - tenor / baritone saxophone, Jeff Libman - guitar, Ben Hedquist - bass, Ryan Anthony - drums, and special guest Liam Connor - trumpet.
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