Friday July 27
Amanda Chaudhary - keyboards/synth,
Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone,
Tom Djll - trumpet/synth, Mark Pino -drums
CDP (Census Designated Place) is a Bay Area avant-jazz/funk ensemble led by Amanda Chaudhary. They weave together the diverse strands of Mwandishi-era Herbie Hancock, Soft Machine Six and Seven, and Sun Ra’s late 1970s studio recordings. Live performances move effortlessly between snappy “jingles" and extended improvisations backed by tight, driving rhythms. As far out as it sometimes gets, CDP never loses the thread of the melody or the humor.