AFTER DARK: GORDY LI SMURF QUARTET with Francis Naluz, Rick Son and Seth Kitamura

fri12jan11:00 pmAFTER DARK: GORDY LI SMURF QUARTET with Francis Naluz, Rick Son and Seth Kitamura11:00PM | $10.00

About the Artist(s)

Gordy Li is a Chinese-Canadian saxophonist, synthesist, and aesthetician residing on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) lands who has been turning heads with an artistic voice that is super unhinged but in a really hip way. He is honestly so dope I love him so much I’m always happy whenever he does an Infidels show they’re so W. His unfiltered musicianship and personality reflects elements of diasporan identity and Black American music, tempered by an astute awareness of his sonic surroundings in many online subcultures and in so-called Richmond and Vancouver where he is currently based.

His SMURF QUARTET (FRANCIS NALUZ / RICK SON / SETH KITAMURA) is most notorious for how it evocatively communicates his generation’s ideas of diasporan and digital expression through conceptual distillations of music he thinks is cool, especially 2nd quintet Miles, late Trane, Herbie Hancock, early Wynton Marsalis, and anyone else who also thinks they’re cool too. Expect fresh memes and tasteful griefing that can shift the mood of the room faster than you can say “?”. Better stay on your toes I think you’ll have a great time !!