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Concert Review: Anna Webber

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In having the chance to talk to Anna Webber leading up to her performance at Café Resonance this past Monday, one of the things that struck out to me was her organized manner.  Each email sent leading up to the recording session of our interview was quickly followed by a reply from Webber and a question about the specificity of the interview.  In my experience with jazz musicians, systematically planning things out before they happen is not a common occurrence.  Perhaps the tendency for jazz musicians to haphazardly live out their lives is due to the improvisational nature of the music they play; however, the genre also leaves room for a more precise approach to songwriting.  Webber’s organizational approach to life is reflected in the meticulous way she composes her music.  From a purely visual viewpoint, Webber and her ensemble of Matt Mitchell and John Hollenbeck are bound to pages and pages of music throughout their performance.  This strategy allows the group to look at the big picture beforehand and cohesively transition from section to section truly exposing every possible combination of sound.  Continue reading