American trombonist, composer and arranger Phil Ranelin comes to Band on the Wall for an intimate show with his band Tribe Renaissance.
Phil Ranelin is the continuum of the Indianapolis J.J. Johnson, David Baker and Slide Hampton Slide-Trombone Tradition in that city. He has chosen the very difficult independent Jazz musician path by producing his own albums with small labels handling the recording, manufacturing, marketing and distribution.
His local, national and international acclaim are a result of his mastery of his instrument, the unique human voice-like and sounds of nature he brings to the instrument, his bold ensemble configurations such as a 5-trombone choir, a multi-instrumental woodwind quartet juxtaposed to his trombone, the use of a four-piece rhythm section (w/congas) and his revolutionary compositional and arrangement skills which might mix complicated rhythmic patterns with repetitive melodic phrases or reconstruct standards by composing complimentary preludes and postludes – all to showcase the strength and creativity of his players and to present his own personal messages of love, peace, justice and respect for family and to honor those great musicians who impacted his own life.
As a seasoned trombone master, his youthful following is still seeking out the music he created in the 1970s under the label he co-founded in Detroit, Tribe; while magazines around the world rave over Ranelin’s more recent albums which helped to earn him two international grants from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs as the City of Los Angeles’ Cultural Ambassador to the 2009 Guadalajara International Book Fair and as Artist-In-Residence 2011 for three weeks in Panama as part of Ranelin’s “Eric Dolphy Central American Roots” project.
Emanative / Nick Woodmansey provides DJ support with a vinyl set of deep and diverse jazz.
Ben Hadwen – Saxophone
Robert Mitchell – Piano
Neville Malcolm – Upright Bass
Rod Youngs – Drums
This is an unreserved seated and limited standing show.