COVID-19 Update

(Updated 3/29/22) Policy updates have been made. Click > for BOP STOP and Center-specific details.

Music Instruction Music Instruction

Award-winning music lessons, ensembles, and group classes for aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels — children, teens, and adults.

Learn More

Early Childhood Early Childhood

Morning & Full-Day Preschool programs with a full, child-centered curriculum of creative specials like music, science, drama, social and emotional learning, and more!

Learn More

Music Therapy Music Therapy

Established in 1966, our pioneering Center for Music Therapy (CMT) uses guided music experiences to help individuals meet life's challenges.

Learn More

Bop Stop Bop Stop

BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.

Learn More

Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet @ BOP STOP

May 22 from 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet @ BOP STOP

New Ghosts and BOP STOP are proud to bring you Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet:

  • Michael Formanek: bass
  • Tony Malaby: sax
  • Kris Davis: piano
  • Ches Smith: drums, vibraphone, Haitian tanbou

One marker of bassist Michael Formanek's creativity and versatility is the range of distinguished musicians of several generations he's worked with. While still a teenager in the 1970s he toured with drummer Tony Williams and saxophonist Joe Henderson. Starting in the '80s he played long stints with Stan Getz, Fred Hersch and Freddie Hubbard.

Formanek is also a composer and leader of various bands. One of his principal recording and international touring vehicles has been his acclaimed quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver. His occasional groups include the 18-piece all-star Ensemble Kolossus, roping in many New York improvisers he works with. Currently his primary focus is the Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet with Tony Malaby, Kris Davis, and Ches Smith.

In putting together the Elusion Quartet, interpreting his music with these specific musicians, Michael Formanek says he sought "a more direct connection to emotions: mine, theirs and the listener's." Hank Shteamer writes in the liner notes: "As one zeroes in on the details of Time Like This, it's clear that this sort of emotional immediacy permeates the album. You hear it in Kris Davis' flowing, balletic solo on "A Fine Mess"; in Tony Malaby's ululating tenor cries on "The Soul Goodbye"; in Ches Smith's raucous grooves on "That Was Then"; or the leader's poised, sinewy lines on "Culture of None." Elusive? Certainly. But as this album proves, under the right conditions, with the right personnel, it's still out there."

http://www.intaktrec.ch/313-a.htm

Back to Calendar

Subscribe

Sign Up

Get email updates from The Music Settlement

Share This Page

Register

Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet @ BOP STOP
Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet @ BOP STOP

Free

Contact Information

Attendees