Stephan Crump at Timucua Arts- Friday, October 21st

Timucua Arts Foundation and The Civic Minded 5 present
Stephan Crump
Timucua Arts
2000 S. Summerlin Ave, Orlando, Fl 32806
$25 Advanced, half-price Senior, Student, Frontline Worker and Video-On-Demands options available
7:00 pm doors, 7:30 pm concert

* Use the CM5 subscriber discount code of SEAEM5 for $15 tickets


You are coming to a solo bass concert. It’s daunting for the performer, for sure. There’s nowhere to hide or to lose syncing one’s respiratory flow with the pulse of the piece and the still focus of listeners.

How about you- the audience member? Why solo acoustic bass? This is a backline employee in the ensembles of many folks’ minds. Every pizzicato note we witness Stephan Crump execute is akin to a long short story. Imagine a video closeup of a drop of water striking the surface of another liquid and the resultant waves in their resplendent, mathematical second and third acts before returning to the null point for another adventure in physics. That’s what the Civic Minded 5 is selling here.



Stephan Crump appears at Timucua during a four-date Southern run, repping his 2022 solo album Rocket Love. So many Jazz listeners have witnessed his resonant sound holding open the the syncopated tensions of the Vijay Iyer Trio- a world-spanning ensemble hitting the Jazz festivals and performing arts centers, alike. One of Crump’s roles in his decade-plus stay with Iyer reminds us of wedging a 40 to 400 Hz foot in the door. Witness a just-perceptible delay of the forward motion of the pianist’s probing, two-handed gallops. The company that you keep can say volumes. Crump has a professional career that puts him in the room with a wide-ranging checklist: Dave McDonald- the Alan Parsons character in the game-changing Downtempo collective Portishead. Mary Halvorson. Patti Austin. Tyshawn Sorey. Jorma Kaukonen. Mat Maneri. Sonny Fortune.

“Crump coaxed from his bass the kind of striking, spectral sob that makes audiences want to erupt in applause.” L.A. Magazine

“I am tempted to call Rocket Love my favorite solo bass recording of all time. At a minimum, it is the most varied and fun.” Popmatters

“Strikingly fresh and unobvious compositions…an impressive and original voice” The Wire


One could say that the Civic Minded 5 operates with an inscrutable, possibly quixotic decision tree. Find no trenchant argument here. What we do know is that Stephan Crump’s outputs as a sonore-wielder matches the curation of the Timucua Arts space. It’s immediate to all, resonant, and when chosen, the six-figure Acoustic Control Systems transplants the entire audio affair into another specified sound-world, putting the entire audience on-stage with performers.


Take part in the Timucua instant arts community created at each event by appearing willing – described by composer Anthony Braxton as the “friendly experiencer.” Timucua encourages a bottle of wine for community distribution. We’ll see you there.

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