John Menegon Quartet “Sound Embrace”


Sat, Jun 22, 2024    
7:00 pm-10:00 pm


Lydia's Cafe
7 Old U.S. 209, Stone Ridge, New York

Event Type

John Menegon – Bass/compositions

Jeff Lederer – Sax

Dave Lopato – Piano

Harvey Sorgen – Drums


The intuitive, spontaneous nature of the music presented by Bassist & Composer John Menegon, in collaboration with these exceptional musicians, pushes the boundaries of today’s music on the world stage. The music is deeply rooted in the traditions that come
out of the Free Bop era of Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, and Paul Motian, to name a few. The music is created in the “moment of now!” Some of the melodies presented on Saturday will be freely interpreted, sometimes letting the form create itself, using
melodic and harmonic expression relying in the trust of each player’s deep knowledge of improvisation. The group will be exploring some odd meters and different grooves, and will include Menegon’s original compositions. The unique sounds in improvisation are unleashed by these four exceptional musicians.