Brad Cohan & George Grella, The Brooklyn Rail

December 19: Andy Milne & Dapp Theory The Seasons of Being CD Release Show at Jazz Gallery. Pianist Andy Milne is a creative jazz veteran with a resume that includes stints with Ravi Coltrane and Steve Coleman. Back in September, the celebrated Sunnyside record label released the thickly layered and entrancing The Seasons of Being by Milne and his collaborative ensemble, Dapp Theory. An opus inspired by his battle with cancer, The Seasons of Being is based on his exploration of homeopathic healing, which led to a Chamber Music America commission composition for a chamber ensemble. The result is a spiritual, inspirational, and therapeutic experience where traces of jazz, hip hop, funk, improvised music, and poetry provide a moving soundtrack for healing. This evening, Milne is joined by a big-band made up of Ben Monder, Ralph Alessi, Michael Attias, Aaron Kruziki, La Tanya Hall, John Moon, Chris Hoffman, Chris Tordini, and Kenny Grohowski, many of whom appeared on the record.

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