Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

The second installment of the Spectrum Ensemble took place at the Whole Shebang in South Philadelphia. In contrast to the Rotunda performance, smaller groups of musicians performed sets of improvised music, occasionally joining forces in bigger groups and making a bigger sound. The Ensemble features musicians from the core Archer Spade(Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi), Kud… Continue reading Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

Archer Spade Presents: Spectrum Ensemble at The Rotunda

Archer Spade Spectrum Ensemble

Featuring 24 of Philadelphia’s Outest Musicians, the brainchild of Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi played a series of Sunday Matinee concerts in and around The City Of Brotherly Love. The ensemble featured musicians from the core Archer Spade(Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi), Kud (Jesse Kudler), Van Sutra (Julius Masri and George Draguns), Sirius JuJu, Bender /… Continue reading Archer Spade Presents: Spectrum Ensemble at The Rotunda

Solarists: Haitian Rail

Haitian Rail: Solarists

Avant-garde super-group Haitian Rail released Solarists, their second full-length album, on New Atlantis Reocrds. Solarists brashly charts the common spaces between creative noise rock and the jazz avant-garde, while shattering the restrictive barriers between them. Formerly dubbed Ricart/Millevoi Quartet, the new lineup features: Nick Millevoi,  Guitar Edward Ricart, Bass Dan Blacksberg, Trombone and Kevin Shea,… Continue reading Solarists: Haitian Rail

Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio

Perilous Architecture - Dan Blacksberg Trio

Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with the Archer Spade Performance Series presented the record release show for Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio’s latest brain child. Dan Blacksberg, Trombone Matt Engle, Bass Mike Szekely, Drums In the Dan Blacksberg Trio, the innovative and genre-defying trombonist brings an expansive and creative new vision to the cutting-edge jazz… Continue reading Perilous Architecture: Dan Blacksberg Trio

Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Archer Spade and Erik Ruin weaved sight and sound in a collective improvisation using Electric and Acoustic guitar, trombone, and tapes; providing the soundtrack for layered images of disaster – both elemental forces gone awry, and societal breakdown- that splintered and shook into abstract form and color as Ruin manipulated piles of paper cuts and… Continue reading Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Duo = Thollem McDonas + Brian Chase

Duo = Thollem Mcdonas + Brian Chase

Thollem/Chase is the powerhouse, free-wheeling duo of the perpetually-traveling pianist Thollem McDonas and drummer Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and downtown NY improv scene. Their upcoming album: Dub Narcotic Session will hit the stores in May. Please check the homepage of New Atlantis Records for details. Chase is a drummer and composer living in… Continue reading Duo = Thollem McDonas + Brian Chase

Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Gene Coleman and Archer Spade

Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Gene Coleman & Archer Spade

This set included: Franz Hautzinger on Trumpet Isabelle Duthoit on Clarinet Gene Coleman on Bass Clarinet Nick Millevoi on Electric Guitar and Dan Blacksberg on Trombone

Isabel Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger

Isabel Duthoit and Franz Hautzinger

Trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and vocalist Isabel Duthoit improvised a set of their music for the crowds of Archer Spade Performance Series at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.

T C H M E N T R E A C H

Mick Barr performs at Archer Spade Performance Series at The Rotunda. Philadelphia, PA

Tchmentreach is the name of a piece commissioned to Archer Spade by the Heavy Metal guitarist Mick Barr. Jeremiah Cymerman and Mick Barr performed a set of their improvised music while Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi premiered the commissioned piece. The performance took place at The Rotunda.

Yapp!

Yapp! at Studio 34 In Philadelphia, PA

performed a set of their music at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, for the crowds of the Archer Spade Performance Series. Yapp! is: Alban Bailly, guitar Bryan Rogers, saxophone Matt Engle, bass and Dave Flaherty, drums Yapp! performance at Studio 34 in Philadelphia, PA