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 traditions of pioneers like Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, and Albert Ayler.
Blacksberg has penned a set of music that pushes at the technical and timbral limits of his instrument, opening up into far-reaching sounds worlds while maintaining a melodic rootsiness.
Backed up by the powerful rhythm of Matt Engle (Shot X Shot) on bass, and Mike Szekely (Anthony Braxton Quartet) on drums, the Trio creates a driving mixture of noise, chromatic lyricism, and everything in between…
Perilous Architecture is available in Vinyl through No Business Records.
Or digitally through Blacksberg’s Bandcamp page.
Fire Museum & James Wadsworth Strong Present:
Mette Rasmussen, Saxophone
Devin Hoff, Bass Guitar
Julius Masri, Drums and percussion
The Boston based trio stopped by Yell Gallery in Fishtown, Philadelphia and performed a set of their music.
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Al Margolis was recently reviewed by Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes as "some sort of evil genius working with raw materials which are never adapted to a genre or a context, because they create one in that very moment. Those sources are radically altered up to an utterly unrecognizable state, anarchic manifestations moving in compact determination."
Steve Norton, a "Boston based Saxophonist" who "has been performing and recording for over 30 years, with a bunch of folks to whom he is deeply and forever in debt. His recent work has taken a turn toward more sound-based concerns and investigations into performance gestalt. His focus is on improvisation, which is filtered through a strongly compositional sensibility. "
And last but not least,
Walter Wright, "an improviser on electronics of his fabrication. An interdisciplinary artist, and community arts advocate. Educated as an architect, he has graduate degrees in engineering and interdisciplinary art. He is a co-founder of 119 Gallery in Lowell MA where he produces new music and performance events."
The performance was part of the "Fire Museum Presents" music series in Philadelphia, PA
My Cello teacher’s trio,Broadcloth, has made it to “The Stone” described by many as “ A not for profit space for the Experimental and Avant-Garde”. Its location in Alphabet city talks a ton about its vitality and dedication to up and new musicians.
The trio played a set of 5 pieces of their free improv music to the Big Apple crowd. They were accompanied towards the end by the remarkable sound of the Stone’s heater!
The following is a playlist that has all the pieces in order instead of navigating through individual clips: