November 8th, 2022 9:30pm Stage 3
George Crotty Trio
The George Crotty Trio roams wild realms beyond the pale of the cello’s classical roots. Known for an expressive fluidity and modal orientation, their second album, 'Chronotope' engages in cross-cultural interplay between post-bop, South American grooves, Indian Raga, and Arabic Maqam.
George Crotty has forged his own vocabulary on the cello. Following his graduation from the Berklee College of Music, he immersed himself in New York’s jazz and world music scenes, joining several ensembles such as the Brooklyn Raga Massive and the Detroit-based National Arab Orchestra, in addition to collaborating with Paquito D’Rivera, Anat Cohen, and Darol Anger.
Powered by drummer Matias Recharte (Kuné, Jesse Cook) and bassist Jonathan Chapman (Travis Knights, Laura Anglade) their collaborative sound deviates from a trio's typical hierarchy.
George Crotty Trio, cello
John Murchison, bass
Shai Wetzer, drums