Max Hatt / Edda Glass come to the Isis’s Sunday Evening Jazz Showcase, hosted by Dr. William Bares, Nov 8th 6-8pm in the lounge at the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville, North Carolina. Reservations (828) 575-2737. $10 cover.
After years as Montana’s only Brazilian band, Max Hatt / Edda Glass emerged suddenly with their genre-defying “Jazz Americana” for a surprise grand-prize win at Lincoln Center, NYC, in the 13th annual Mountain Stage / NewSong competition. “We want to write about a world both intimate and vast, about little people on great plains,” says Glass, “plus sometimes we throw in a little Bossa Nova.” Their songs tell stories through Hatt’s melodic jazz improvisation and Glass’s character-rich lyrics and unique voice. Now touring coast-to-coast from Sundance Film Fest to NPR’s Mountain Stage (2016), they come to Asheville on their way to headline a concert at NYC’s Lincoln Center.
Max Hatt / Edda Glass came to Asheville last spring to record their new album, ‘Ocean of Birds’ at Echo Mountain Studios, produced by Wilco’s Pat Sansone, and drawing on Asheville talent such as Gar Ragland (executive producer and director of the NewSong Contest), River Guerguerian (drums), Michael Hynes (mastering), Matthew Smith (dobro), as well as Seattle’s virtuosic jazz bassist Clipper Anderson. It releases in early 2016 on the NewSong Recordings label.
Max Hatt / Edda Glass are currently based in Santa Fe, NM.
“…like paintings or hand printed photographs that speak and sway. The material is hypnotic and comforting, because it is crafted with patience, wit and seasoned love.”
~ Lizz Wright
“I was mesmerized from the first moment I heard them. They have the ability to create a deep sonic landscape with only voice and guitar, with songs that posses a mysterious and soulful magic. “
~ Pat Sansone of Wilco.
“Mesmerizing cinematic folk-jazz”
~ Erik Philbrook, ASCAP’s Playback Magazine.
“Max Hatt/Edda Glass often defied categorization, making them arguably the most distinctive finalist act – let alone winner – we’ve ever had.”
~ Gar Ragland, NewSong Contest Director
“Unique voices and rare musicians”
~Eric Funk, composer and host of MT-PBS’s 11th & Grant