point of departure
From the early days playing with the likes of Freddie Hubbard and Bobby Hutcherson, to present day leading THE COOKERS, DAVID WEISS is an often unsung hero exploring Jazz in its many forms. His project POINT OF DEPARTURE is in full swing, with their third album set for release here at Ropeadope on February 17. Delving into the unique era of the late 1960's, when Jazz became more complex and yet simpler as a variety of influences - soul, rock, far east rhythms - infused the music, WAKE UP CALL is an exploration of this time with cuts from John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and more. The band includes Myron Walden, JD Allen, Ben Eunson, Travis Reuter, Nir Felder, Matt Clohesy, and Kush Abadey. The music transports you to a glorious and inventive time, yet remains adventurous and polished at the same time. Stop by right here to stay in the know.