Andre St. James Sound Ensemble with George Sams
Over the last three decades, bassist Andre St. James has worked with an astonishing who’s who of modern jazz. St. James’s strong sense of lyricism, buoyancy, and surging momentum as well as a deep respect for both tradition and innovation have taken him bop to open-ended avant-garde.
Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and stadiums. Current and former collaborators and/or bosses include Nirvana, Eyvind Kang, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Dana Reason, Cat Power, Mike Gamble, Threnody Ensemble, and many more forward-thinking artists.
George Sams helped found the San Francisco Jazz Society and was instrumental in forming St. Louis’s Black Artists Group, a circle that included Hamiet Bluiett, Shirley LaFlore, J. D. Parran, and Charles “Bobo” Shaw.
Andre St. James – bass
George Sams – trumpet
Lori Goldston – cello
Tim DuRoche – drums