Saturday, December 18, 2010
The Three Duos are, first of all, Ronin with Kenny Mandell on saxes, flutes, and percussion and Don Berman on drums and percussion. The second duo will feature percussionist, composer, and instrument builder Paul Kikuchi along with Steve Barsotti, an improviser, sound artist and educator who has been creating works for over twenty years. The third duo is the dynamic combination of drummer Gregg Keplinger and guitarist Simon Hennaman.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Presented by Nonsequitur. Julian Priester is the most distinctive solo voice on the trombone in jazz today. In a career spanning five decades, he's been part of some of the most groundbreaking and important contemporary music to date. Tonight he leads his recent quartet with pianist Dawn Clement, drummer Byron Vannoy, and bassist Geoff Harper. The group's loose and adventuresome spirit is evident on their 2002 CD, In Deep End Dance (Conduit Records).
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Presented by Monktail Creative Music Concern. For five years, Sounds Outside: A Celebration of Adventurous Music & Community has brought creative music of the highest caliber to audiences, for free, in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park. Due to tremendous financial difficulties that have gravely impacted our local economy, the festival carries a debt this year, for the first time in its history. To offset the deficit, the collective has created a series of three concerts highlighting the works of its members. All proceeds from the events will benefit Sounds Outside. Tonight's concert features Beth Fleenor, Gabriel C. Herbertson, Ken Jacobson, and David Milford.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
The Fading Winter Lights Will Guide You Home Vol. 2: an evening of post-minimalist, modern classical and ambient electronic music featuring BENOÎT PIOULARD and Rafael RAFAEL ANTON IRISARRI, with special guests KELLY WYSE (also performing live Aphex Twin's Drukqs on prepared piano) + Phil Petrocelli (drums & percussion).
Friday, December 10, 2010
Crosstalk is Jesse Canterbury (clarinets), Tiffany Lin (piano), Brian Cobb (bass), and Paul Kikuchi (drums). This new group pushes the boundaries of jazz and improvised music. The music draws on such disparate influences as Charles Ives, John Luther Adams, and clarinetist Michael Moore.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Endangered Blood (NYC) is a dynamic ensemble featuring renowned tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed (HumanFeel, ClaudiaQt., Bloodcount, Pachora, yeahNO), with Jim Black (Laurie Anderson, Bloodcount, Alas No Axis), Trevor Dunn (Fantamos, Mr. Bungle, John Zorn) as well as Brooklyn legend alto saxophonist Oscar Noriega (Los Totopos, Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos). Wayne Horvitz (piano, electronics) opens with a quartet featuring Neil Welch (sax), Willem de Koch (trombone), and Luke Bergman (bass).
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Pianist Robert Krupnick plays the world premiere of Dorcester Tropes (2008) by Daniel Lentz. The program also includes: ZZ's Dream (2008) and Levante (2004) by Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov, and the still outrageous Sequenza IV (1966) of Luciano Berio.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Taking its name from the album on which John Coltrane truly headed into outer orbits, Sunship has a good dose of all the things that matter – drive, flair, great imagination, nuance… You’ll probably be well aware of the inimitable Stuart Dempster, trombone master and conch-shell conjurer, long-ago North American pioneer of the didgeridoo, and grand vizier of open-eared and open-hearted sound. With him here is the stellar saxophonist Michael Monhart, a player steeped in musical traditions of the world. Sunship’s rhythm section – drummer David Revelli and electric bassist Andrew Luthringer – drives, thrusts, and anchors, while slashing and searing through the whole is the ridiculously too-little-acclaimed Brian Heaney, as fine a guitarist as any in the city, regardless of genre. This is an “intergalectric” ensemble that will reset your controls. - Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz