Funk jazz and blues at The Mobius
Reeble Jar plays funk jazz and blues Saturday at 9 p.m. at The Mobius, 281 Fourth St. Cost is $8 students, $10 general.
A fusion of funk, blues, acid jazz, tribal rhythms and hot breakbeats, Reeble Jar represents the Pacific Northwest through their original music. Hailing from Eugene, these seven talented individuals have embarked on a musical mission of groove and unity, intertwining a full spectrum of sound connoisseurs along the way.
Reeble Jar has played such places as the WOW Hall and Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene, Divided Sky in S. Lake?Tahoe, Six Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville, Calif., Sengthong's Blue Sky Room in Dunsmuir, Calif., and the Eugene Celebration.
They have also opened for Garaj Mahal and the Kyle Hollingsworth Band in Eugene.
James Green on sax and Tyler Spencer, didgeridoo participated in The Everyone Orchestra at the Crystal Ballroom, sharing the stage with Steve Kimock.
Think of the bright '70s jazz compositions of Bob James; the musicianship and frenetic funk of musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter or Jaco Pastorius. You will begin to hear a little Reeble Jar.
Seven 20-somethings make up the band: Sean Ponder on guitar, Joey Hepner on bass, Adam Bushey on drums, James Green on saxophone and Josh Coffey on keyboards, Justus Williams on harmonica, and Tyler Spencer on didgeridoo.
They build entire songs around a simple groove, sometimes improvising entire sections while creating a new song. They're so precise, you can almost visualize the mathematics behind their rhythms and melodies. "A lot of our best stuff has been improv stuff," Bushey explains.
In true jazz style, each Reeble Jar member has the opportunity to showcase his own instrument with solos.
For information call 488-8894 or see the Web site .