Taylor Ho Bynum West Coast Ensemble – Angel City Festival

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Taylor Ho Bynum has assembled an all star ensemble of west coast luminaries to perform for his Acoustic Bicycle Tour, which is an ongoing performance journey where Taylor travels solely on bicycle, presenting solo concerts and playing with ensembles of area musicians. The endeavor is an act of composition, a performance art piece, a philosophical statement, a celebration of musical community, and an exercise in extreme physicality. There are clear analogies between choosing to travel by bike and choosing to pursue a career in creative music: the trip may be slower and more arduous, but it is ultimately more rewarding in its acoustic pleasures and unexpected delights.

In the fall of 2014, Taylor will make a five-week, 1,800-mile trip, going border to border from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico, playing in venues ranging from state parks to art galleries to concert halls. For the Angel City Jazz Festival concert at Barnsdall Art Park, Taylor is joined by old and new friends from the Los Angeles area, who also happen to be some of his favorite musicians in the world, to explore music from his critically acclaimed Sextet recordings – The Middle Picture, Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths, Apparent Distance, and Navigation.
The Acoustic Bicycle Tour is a project of Creative Capital.
  • Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
  • Nicole Mitchell – flute
  • Jeff Gauthier – violin
  • Jeff Parker – guitar
  • Michael Dessen – trombone
  • Mark Dresser – bass
  • Alex Cline – drums