Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch + Dijkstra-Karayorgis-William-Cook Quartet
November 17, 2010
Jorrit Dijkstra, alto sax
Pandelis Karayorgis, piano
Jacob William, bass
Laurence Cook, drums
Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch (from San Francisco)
Aaron Bennett, tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner, electric guitar
Vijay Anderson, drums
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Bait & Switch, San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa's garage jazz quartet, funnels rowdy collectivity into finely-honed compositions steeped in free jazz abandon, avant-Caribbean groove and garage rock attitude. Bait & Switch tours the East Coast this November for the first time, in support of the band's debut CD on the Lisbon, Portugal-based label Clean Feed Records.
"Lisa Mezzacappa's presence on a bandstand is one sign that musical fireworks are about to ignite."
- San Francisco Chronicle
"Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch delivers a raw, unfettered dose of primal expressionism that also works as sophisticated modern jazz."
- Troy Collins, Point of Departure
Review of Bait & Switch at the 2010
Monterey Jazz Festival: