from the Premoticon set on Thursday night. if you missed it, you missed it. whoops. thanks to Jesse Stacken for the pic.
i’m pleased as punch to be playing with this fine gentleman today at 8 pm at Lark Cafe in Brooklyn.
Premoticon is Patrick Breiner (tenor saxophone, clarinet, probably voice), and Will McEvoy (bass, probably voice).
more info HERE
Vartan. TONIGHT AT ZE COUCH. 730. infoz here: https://www.facebook.com/events/244394575694162/
words cannot accurately describe how excited i am to be playing with VAX (pronounced “fajh”) tonight at the Launch Pad’s Sounds and Sounds series.
devin gray, liz kosack, and i put a lot of work into creating a brand new 40 minute piece. it includes a pretty fucking unbelievable rap that Biz wrote. funny, but not a joke.
in other news, the “other” gig i was supposed to have tonight got cancelled (for me anyway).
seriously, tonight’s gonna get WEIRD.
more and more of the charts that i write / play end up looking like this. this is a group effort by VAX for a last minute addition to the gig calendar. me, Devin Gray, Liz Kosack. at Launch Pad. 721 Franklin. Brooklyn, NY. this saturday at 8 pm. more info in TOUR section. stoked!
A little taste of our October 2012 performance of “Jam Session” with Ballet im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
me with Cathlene Pineda on December 15 of last year. west coast tour planned for March / April. keep you eyes and ears peeled. there’s some tag team prepared piano around 7:00.
from Casette Gods’s website:
“The real fun of writing about tapes and LPs isn’t about snarky reviewer tendencies or the “collector” habits of music obsessives like myself, but the true discovery of new music. Dirty Pillows Records is new to me and I’m already a big fan. I recently received the label’s fifth release, Pride of Lowell’s self-titled album of contemporary free jazz. The duo of Max Goldman and Patrick Breiner make for some raucous sax bleating and drum beating music. Fans of John Coltrane’s Interstellar Space will probably enjoy this duo (though they don’t reach the unreachable of Coltrane, they do very well for themselves). The album’s seven cuts were recorded in one day back in August 2011, and it must have been a hot one from the sound of these performances.
Check out: “Trophallaxis” — Highly recommended for jazz fiends.”
below: andrew smiley crushing a solo guitar set at Sounds and Sounds series.
below: dave miller with adam hopkins, martin urbach, ed rosenberg at Freddy’s for OOYH Brooklyn.
and a bunch of shots from Bing and Ruth’s performance at the Barnes Foundation in Philly with Tori Lawrence and Company dancers:
review of the new Pride of Lowell tape! scope it. http://auxiliaryout.blogspot.com/2012/11/new-shit-has-come-to-light-1.html
we just got a really happening review from Downtown Music Gallery. thanks bruce!!!
“AELLA [PATRICK BREINER//MAX GOLDMAN/METTE HENRIETTE MERTEDATTER ROLVAG] - Aella (‘577’ Records 5782; USA)
Featuring Patrick Breiner on tenor sax & clarinet, Mette Henriette Martedatter Rolvag on tenor sax and Max Goldman on drums.
Wow! This is really something else!
Twice in the past week, folks have asked what I was playing, they were completely knocked out by this unknown gem! Saxist Patrick Breiner has appeared on some half dozen discs that I’ve reviewed over the past year or two with Will McEvoy and Brad Henkel. Drummer Max Goldman is also found on another recent 577 CD with Dave Schnugg. I hadn’t heard of Ms. Rolvag before this disc but it turns out that she is Norwegian and probably part of a scene I know little about.
Although this music is fully free or improvised, it doesn’t sound like that much of the time. Midway through this disc, there is a piece called Caged that is amazing! The drummer plays a throbbing, repeating pattern while one sax repeats a riff and the other sax solos around the repeating riff. Both saxes seem to shadow each other, dancing tightly around the central flame or rhythm, spinning tightly in separate yet related orbits. All three members of this trio are integral to the solid group sound. On AE both saxes center in on microscopic bent notes and twisted breath-like sounds while the drummer plays slow textural sounds. It sounds as if this trio has been playing together for a while (they had just done a tour around this time) as they work extremely well together. Another treasure from the school of outstanding unknowns.
- Bruce Lee Gallanter,
Downtown Music Gallery”
leaving now to play a solo set as Vartan Mamigonian at Fincan. whatup berlin???
thanks to anna webber for setting it up. STOKED.
the best thing i’ve eaten so far. mustafa’s gemusse kebab. thanks to Anna Webber for the tip. this place is the JAM.