Creative Music for Creative Listening comes to us after a decade of uncompromising work by one of the first relevant artists of 21st Century. A champion of his generation, and most prolific among his peers, CMCL brings you the next chapter in Jeffrey H. Shurdut's long legacy.
JEFFREY HAYDEN SHURDUT is the first living artist celebrated by Ayler Records with a Box Set (2007), and only figure today with three documentaries; NorthCountry (2002-2007), Ayler Records (2007-2011), and JaZsTapes (2011- present).
Visionary WNUR, Chicago; Talent and Vision to Spare, AllMusicGuide; This Music Lives Up to Its Name, The Village Voice; Viscerally Thrilling, Ethereal, Evoking, Cadence Magazine; Incendiary, TIMEOUT NY; Columbia University, Annual Art Instillation Award, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (1994); The University of Pennsylvania, Guest Artist, Ars Nova (2006); M&MA Foundation Grant Award (2014), Top 10 Tom McComb (2012), Top 10 The Village Voice (2008). ...
“This Music Lives Up To Its Name.” -The Village Voice (2005)
“A luta continua… intense, astringent , multipoint,… engrossing level of improvisitory interaction… a viscerally thrilling ride.” -Cadence Magazine
“Shurdut pledges allegiance to the spirit of ecstasy with a band of ebullient blow torches, including Sonny Simmons, and Blaise Siwula.” -Time Out NY (2005)
“Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut leads a sextet featuring legend Sonny Simmons.” -The New York Times (2005)
“Daniel Carter with Jeff Shurdut ...Haunting, Reflective, and Engaging.” -Downtown Music Gallery
“Jeff Shurdut’s THIS IS THE MUSIC OF LIFE with Marshall Allen and Sabir Mateen… Wynton Marsalis should get this group over to Lincoln Center.” -The Village Voice (2005)
“Top notch incendiary Free Jazz from Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut's Collective.” -Time Out New York...