A video of Layne’s and my 7 September set at Rhizome–performed during a late summer thunderstorm. With many thanks to Majid Araim for the filming & upload.
PS: The audio can be streamed and downloaded here.
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“Live music is it…nothing will transform you like live music and spirits!”
(Henry Threadgill) 22nd season!
@Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street, in Takoma DC
Takoma’s Art, Learning, DIY Culture Center
Friday, October 19, 2018
RETRO (per) SPECTIVE
Celebrating Bill Warrell’s DC Space
‘Always Ballada’ – Celebrating Jimmy Lyons
Nasar Abadey: drums
Sarah Hughes: sax
Daniel Barbiero: double-bass
Jimmy Lyons Trio performed a final concert at the renowned DC Space in 1986, the same year of his passing. Tonight, Nasar Abadey, the drummer in that trio, is joined by saxophonist Sarah Hughes, and double-bassist Daniel Barbiero.
Best known for his long tenure with pianist Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons playing, influenced by Charlie Parker, kept Taylor’s avant-garde music aligned with the jazz tradition. 100% of proceeds go to the artists.
Tonight at 7:15 PM The December 1952 Project will be performed during this concluding evening of the 2018 Sonic Circuits Festival. The precis:
December, 1952 saw the coincidence of two incongruous and presumably causally independent events: Earle Brown’s composition of the classic graphic score December 1952, a work within the larger set of unconventional scores Brown titled FOLIO, and the alleged acquisition by flying saucer contactee George Adamski of a communication in Venusian script. In the spirit of objective chance, The December 1952 Project conjoins these two signs of their times with a realization of December 1952 by the wind and string ensemble Exfoliage, followed by J. S. Adams’ Sloth Ensemble’s performance of a new work for sound and projections inspired by Adamski’s Venusian text.
Exfoliage is Jimmy Ghaphery, flute; Jeff Kahan, oboe; Will Robin, alto saxophone; Tom Wall, baritone saxophone; Patrick Crossland, trombone; Robin Hayward, tuba; Daniel Barbiero, double bass and arrangement.
For more about the genesis of the project, listen in to the 19 September episode of WOWD-LP’s Coda program, at the station’s online archive.
That’s tonight at 7:15, at Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street in Takoma Park DC. Silver space suits optional.
David Grubbs reads from his new book Now That the Audience is Assembled. Also on the bill is improvised sound and movement with an ensemble including musicians Nate Scheible, Layne Garrett and myself, and dancers Ken Manheimer and Sarah Schaffer. Tonight at Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW DC, 9-10:30 PM, $10.
Thanks to all who came to Rhizome this past Saturday evening. Here, a few images of my duet with Ken Manheimer, courtesy of Jeff Surak.