Wally Shoup Trio: From a Whisper to a Scream

Presented by The City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. Forging an incendiary blend of jazz noir, ecstatic free jazz, and free improvisation, the Wally Shoup Trio (Shoup, alto sax; Gust Burns, piano; Bob Rees, vibes & drums) pushes improvisational music to new heights. Intense and fleet, these three virtuosi take traditional music elements – rhythm, melody and harmony – and mold them into shape-shifting ingots of sound. Unrestricted by genre or style, their music moves effortlessly through a wide range of colors, emotions, and forms.