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The Or Bareket Sessions with featured guest Tivon Pennicott
Sunday, April 17$25 – $35
Seating times: 7:00pm & 8:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes early.
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JAZZ@theEDGE! Presents: Or Bareket
Or Bareket – Upright Bass
TIvon Pennicott – Sax
Jeremy Corren – Piano
Savannah Harris – Drums
Born in Jerusalem to parents of Moroccan, Iraqi, Argentinian, and Eastern European descent, raised between Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, and based out of Brooklyn since 2011, Or Bareket is one of the most prominent bassists of his generation, as well as a composer and bandleader with an eclectic yet meticulously cohesive approach.
Winner of the 2011 International Society of Bassists’ jazz competition, Bareket’s distinct lyricism, rhythmic dexterity, and groove-centric approach are clearly present in his playing and writing alike. Growing up trilingual, Bareket is fascinated by how different languages and cultures intersect and diverge. His creative process is an investigation of spaces between and within languages, synthesizing the different worlds he inhabits into one personal aesthetic that honors all of them: his ancestral North African and Latin- American folklores, his life-long study of Black American music, and his experiences making music with some of today’s foremost artists across a wide range of musical generations and stylistic orientations; he’s worked with bands led by Leon Parker, Joel Ross, Ari Hoenig, Etienne Charles, Sam Yahel, Camila Meza, Marquis Hill, Aaron Goldberg, and Jean-Michel Pilc, to name a few, and has performed with the likes of Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Hamilton de Holanda, Jeff Ballard, Billy Hart, Peter Bernstein, Shai Maestro and Sullivan Fortner in different settings.
Bareket’s 3rd album, “Sahar”, is set for release this spring on Enja records.
HIs sophomore album, “33” was released in 2019 on Enja Records.
His debut album, “OB1” was released in 2017 on Fresh Sound records. Both albums were well-received; WBGO’s Nate Chinen wrote:
“…music of rhythmic sophistication and lyrical depth…brimming with springy energies and smart details”
For years, Tivon Pennicott has been transporting audiences and listeners to a higher level of consciousness. The highly sought saxophone player, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a key contributor to three GRAMMY Award winning albums, appearing on Esperanza Spalding’s disruptive recording Radio Music Society (Heads Up International, 2012), and Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit (Blue Note, 2013) and Take Me to the Alley (Blue Note, 2017) .
He has collaborated with such visionaries as Roy Hargrove and his RH Factor project, and Ari Hoenig as a core member of his band and key player on The Pauper & the Magician (AH-HA, 2016) and NY Standard (Fresh Sound Records, 2018). After having recorded with Kenny Burrell for his 2010 release Be Yourself on High Note Records, Pennicott continues to enjoy a decade- long association with the prolific guitarist and his Jazz Heritage All Stars. Touring the world with Porter, Pennicott has performed at iconic venues, including The Royal Albert Hall in London, the Berliner Philharmonie in Germany and Carnegie Hall in New York. On screen, he has become a fixture on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as a regular member of the Stay Human Band with Jon Batiste, an artist with whom he has played a week long engagement at The Village Vanguard.
A Georgia native living in New York City, Pennicott earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. As a player, Pennicott expresses an evolving sound—the result of a soulful and sophisticated foundation for groove he honed in the church and through his Jamaican heritage, and a penchant for harmonic exploration that reflects the depth of his ear. Strong intention and receptive impulses that allow Pennicott to serve every situation—from Ari Hoenig’s rhythmic labyrinths to Al Foster’s resonating soundscapes— pervade his original compositions, as well.
While he has played an elemental role in advancing and transforming sounds of many innovative artists, Pennicott’s work as a leader is only beginning. In 2014, Pennicott released his debut recording Lover of Nature on New Phrase Records, a project that features equally curious musical minds: Mike Battaglia, Spencer Murphy and Kenneth Salters. As his career continues its upward trajectory, Pennicott most recently released his soul filling sophomore recording in the fall of 2020, Spirit Garden (self released), featuring a 26 piece string orchestra along side several combinations of a chord-less quartet. It is his most audacious endeavor, delightfully composing, orchestrating, and performing on his own musical canvas.