Jorge Sylvester ACE Collective
Jorge Sylvester/Alto Saxophone, Nora McCarthy/Voice, Pablo Vergara/Piano, Donald Nicks/Electric Bass, Kenny Grohowski/Drums (Please Note: Gene Torres sub for Donald Nicks on links below)
The ACE Collective is a group of improvising musicians created and led by saxophonist/composer/arranger Jorge Sylvester. The music is original, new and experimental and draws from the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora, jazz and the free music art forms.
Afro-Caribbean rhythms and their relationship to the avant-garde music form have not been documented. Unlike the work of composers such as Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and others who used Afro-Caribbean rhythms in their works without experimenting with their rhythmic pulse, the compositional structure of the music of the ACE Collective goes beyond an absolute interpretation, and delves deeper into the core of the rhythms breaking them down and expanding the pulse into a myriad of complex configurations that tap into the original primal properties of the music itself, reflecting its history and its origin, unraveling its many transmutations and adaptations over time and discovering new possibilities and applications within the tradition itself that are related to the avant-garde.
PLEASE ENJOY THE LIVE CLIPS BELOW FROM A PERFORMANCE FOR JAZZ SHARES AT THE PARLOR ROOM IN NORTHHAMPTON, MASS, 2016 - ***Purchase our double CD Spirit Driven on the Music Page