Beam splitter = Audrey Chen + Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø

Audrey Chen + Henrik Notstebo

AUDREY CHEN is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. Parting ways with the family convention, she turned to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. After years of classical and conservatory training in both instruments, with a resulting specialization… Continue reading Beam splitter = Audrey Chen + Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø

In Memoriam: Lou Cohen & John Cage

Variations III By John Cage

Seven2 is one of Cage’s late numbers’ pieces scored for bass flute, bass clarinet, bass trombone, unspecified percussion, cello and contrabass. In the scores for the number pieces, Cage used time bracketed short fragments to create parts which emerge in and out of silence and the overall tapestry of the ensemble. Variations III, another of… Continue reading In Memoriam: Lou Cohen & John Cage

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

Fire Museum Presents: Nick Millevoi’s Bug Out! Quintet

Fire Museum Presents Nick Millevoi's Bug Out Quintet

The Nick Millevoi of Many Arms, Deveykus, The Archer Spade Music Series and many more musical projects debuted his latest and greatest brainchild: The Nick Millevoi Bug Out! Quintet. Explorers of free improv jazz, the Quintet is: Nick Millevoi, guitar Dan Blacksberg, trombone Julius Masri, circuit bent electronics Pete McRae, bass Ricardo Lagomasino, drum

Invocation

Dan Blacksberg's Invocation at The Little Shul

Philadelphia trombonist and composer Dan Blacksberg is rapidly establishing himself as one of the city’s premiere musicians, renowned as one of the leading trombonists in the world of klezmer. Dan is making a name for himself across many genres in Philadelphia and beyond. For his opening performance for Bop Kaballah at The Little Shul, he… Continue reading Invocation

When The Trombone Speaks: Dan Blacksberg (the sequel)

When The Trombone Speaks, Dan Blacksberg (The Sequel)

“A virtuosic technician with abundant creativity and a drive to engage disparate and unlikely scenarios….” All About Jazz New York The following YouTube playlist includes Dan’s solo performances

When The Trombone Speaks: Dan Blacksberg

When The Trombone Speaks: Dan Blacksberg

Local legend Dan Blacksberg is rapidly emerging as a new leading voice on the trombone. With musical activity that spans avant-garde jazz, modern classical music, improvised music and klezmer, Dan brings a burly, rough-edged sound intended to push at the technical and textural extremes of his instrument. Based in Philadelphia, Dan leads a variety of groups, such… Continue reading When The Trombone Speaks: Dan Blacksberg

Curt Oren

Curt Oren

drove all the way from Iowa City to West Philly & played a set of his baritone saxophone music accompanied by circular breathing. The result was an unbroken stream of pounding rhythms and fluid melodies. Oren’s music is available on Bandcamp.

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)