"Miss Borca is one of jazz's very few bassoonists, and her solo style owes a lot to the modern tenor-saxophone tradition. But the tone of the bassoon makes Miss Borca's cascading arpeggios and clear high notes sound more plaintive and quizzical than they would on a saxophone." Jon Pareles, New York Times
Jazz at Atlas is proud to present as part of its 2019 live concert series the innovative, criminally under-recognized bassoonist Karen Borca. With decades of experience in the ensembles of such major artists as Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, William Parker among many others, Ms. Borca leads a thrilling quartet of veteran creative musicians, including Warren Smith on vibes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Jackson Krall on drums.
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