One A Day – 772
On Stage at Amati Jazz Club: Cosmic Brujo Mutafuka
Coloring Outside the Lines
In your face
Not Black & White
Big man, instrument, and sound
- Cosmic Brujo Mutafuka: Marco Eneidi – alto saxophone, Itzam Cano – contrabass, Gabriel Lauber – Drums
- Amati Jazz Club
- Centro, Morelia, Michoacán, México
- February 5, 2016
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This trio, from Mexico City, plays free jazz. Free jazz is a very popular form of jazz, practiced widely in Mexico – and in the jazz community – a bit controversial. Some musicians use the form broadly and often their music appears to border on noise. Others are very controlled and structured and their sound is more recognizable as jazz by non-musicians. There is not a clear split between them – there is a middle ground too – but it leads to conversations among jazz musicians about what is true “free jazz.”
Regardless of where a band or listeners fall on the scale, free jazz is something of a rebel movement with adherents and those that can’t stand it. Taking pictures of this group was a lot of fun. Regardless of what you think of the music, it does stimulate some artistic freedom, or at least it did for me. The musicians are animated and expressive, screaming in the literal sense. They put a lot of passion in their work – how could it not communicate something to another artist?
There will be a rare “extra” post after this one for one photo that I did a few different ways. And there will be another posting tomorrow of more photos from this evening…
Fantastic images Mike, these are the best I have seen of Marco! Not sure if you heard but Marco (the Sax master) left us earlier this month and his memorial is the 26. Although we parted paths so many years ago Marco was like a brother growing up and i will never forget his friendship.
Thank You for your comment and letting me know about Marco. I didn’t know him well, but I enjoyed his work and I’m sorry to hear he has passed on. He was a great guy.