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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tall Tale Trio; The Whammies; Some Like it Hott

3:30pm – Tall Tale Trio

Featuring the music of bassist Andrew Blickenderfer, Tall Tale Trio (with pianist Michael McLaughlin and drummer Gary Fieldman) tells a short story with every song: far-out fantasies, down-to-earth laments, playful pictures, melodic memoirs, and puzzling grooves.

“AWESOME...the perfect combination of musicians who performed your music like they had never done anything else. Your music is fantastic.” - Ima Jonsdottir, violinist

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8pm – The Whammies

The Whammies Play the music of Steve Lacy – CD release party

Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax, lyricon
Pandelis Karayorgis - piano
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Mary Oliver - violin, viola
Nate McBride - bass
Han Bennink - drums

The Whammies, featuring an all-star cast of musicians from the Amsterdam, Chicago, and Boston improvisation scenes, is releasing their first CD, reviving compositions of late saxophone iconoclast Steve Lacy. This will mark the inaugural release for Driff Records, founded by Boston-area improvisers Jorrit Dijkstra and Pandelis Karayorgis. The Whammies will tour the American Northeast in January 2013.

The Whammies (named after a Steve Lacy tune) brings together musicians from three cities, united by an interest in creating adventurous improvisational forms. Originally from Amsterdam, saxophonist and bandleader Jorrit Dijkstra has long lived in Boston, where he has found common musical ground with pianist and co-founder Pandelis Karayorgis. Former Bostonian Nate McBride and trombonist Jeb Bishop are stalwarts of the Chicago jazz community, noted for their tenures alongside Ken Vandermark in projects such as Powerhouse Sound and the Vandermark 5. Dijkstra and Karayorgis have both collaborated extensively with Chicago musicians in groups such as The Flatlands Collective, Pillow Circles, Duo Karayorgis/Vandermark, and the PK Quintet. The éminence grise is legendary 70-year-old Dutch drummer Han Bennink, who played with Lacy in the 1980s. Bennink’s bandmate from the Instant Composer’s Pool (ICP), violinist Mary Oliver, appears on violin and viola.

10pm – Some Like it Hott 

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