Location: White Center Fieldhouse, 1321 S.W. 102nd. St.
When: Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
Time: 6 p.m.
This Sunday evening, at King County’s White Center Fieldhouse, Wayne Horvitz will be giving a FREE jazzy tribute to acclaimed poet, Richard Hugo. Hugo (1923-1982), a white center native, often wrote of his home and was an active member in the local community and so the location is of special significance. The tribute will contain the hour-long 1976 film on Hugo, “Kicking the Loose Gravel Home” as well as jazzy tunes by Rainier Beach composer and pianist Wayne Horvitz. Horvitz’s Huge tribute CD released in July received rave reviews from the New York Times and many others.
“The earthy nobility of this music could easily stand on its own, with no poetic corollary.” – The New York Times
“The songs are just as diverse in tone as Hugo’s poems. Horvitz steers a septet through moody and beautiful chamber-jazz with flourishes of country, blues and occasional flights of dissonance.” – The Missoulian
“The music…has that enchanting, rural Americana vibe that sounds so familiar. The music often has that wide-open spaces sound, something we rarely get a chance to experience in tangled web of distractions…” – Downtown Music Gallery
“As a collective work Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places For Richard Hugo) is a fine example of modern composition, unrestrained by conventional norms.” – All About Jazz
This tribute is the ninth and last of a Hugo-themed Northwest tour and the only event with free admission. This is not a event to miss! This event was made possible thanks to Southwest Seattle Historical Society and 4culture.