NOVEMBER 2005 AT RIME
Appearing at Rime every Tuesday night in November as our Artist in Residence (AIR), Brad Turner‘s phenomenal talents as a trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer make him one of Canada’s most-in-demand musicians. This multi-instrumentalist has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Michael Moore, Renee Rosnes, Achim Kaufmann, John Scofield, Ingrid Jensen, Dylan van der Schyff, Mike Murley, Mark Helias, and Gary Bartz. Brad’s groups have also opened for McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Terence Blanchard, and Clarke Terry. Beginning with his quartet’s critically acclaimed debut release, Long Story Short, Brad followed this in 1998 with the release of There and Back. In that same year and again in 1999, Brad walked away with a Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album recognizing his work in the internationally established electric jazz group Metalwood. Brad is also a winner of National Jazz Awards for Musician of the Year (2005), Jazz Trumpeter of the Year (1999) and Jazz Composer of the Year (2000 and 2002).
Tue, Nov 1/ AIR: Brad Turner Quartet (9 pm, $5-10)
The Brad Turner Quartet‘s recent live album “What Is” exemplifies the deep rapport that the three time Juno winner’s quartet has developed over the past 12 years. Original compositions influenced by a number of sources including the great Miles Davis quintet of the mid to late 60’s. Brad Turner trumpet & flugelhorn; Bruno Hubert piano; André Lachance bass; Dylan van der Schyff drums
Wed, Nov 2/ Ta Ki Ta (9 pm, $5-10)
Ta Ki Ta combines North Indian classical music, jazz, and other world musics into a seamless whole where Eastern and Western instruments, rhythms, and melodies are treated on equal footing. The group’s current repertoire includes original compositions, gats by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and traditional songs from the folk and classical traditions of India and Canada. Hari Pal tabla; Ken Wells sarode; Jared Burrows guitar
Thu, Nov 3/ The Unsupervised (9 pm, $5-10)
As an adventurous, commited, expressive local quintet, The Unsupervised unapologetically dissolve all musical borders and joyfully explore everything from modern jazz and free improvisation, to bautifully quirky country music and greasy funk grooves. Jeff Younger guitar; Kristian Naso trumpet; Dan Pigott saxes; Russell Sholberg bass; Mike Magnusson drums
Fri, Nov 4/ Latif Bolat with Sangha plus Eyvind Kang (8 pm, $10-15)
A globally known and revered musician in the genre of Sufi music, Latif Bolat plays saz and sings devotionals by 13th Century mystic-poets Yunus Emre, Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi
and others, as well as Turkish folk music, rarely heard in these parts. As a scholar of Turkish music, musical and socio-political history, Latif Bolat educates, while deeply moving and
entertaining his audience with his musicianship. A typical evening concert is preceded by an all too engaging lecture, story-telling session peppered with poetry and breath-taking slide
images of Turkey. Whirlers and other dancers of joy and surrender are common place, as Bolat’s music is deeply spiritual and unwaveringly authentic!
Drawing from a melting pot of predominantly Arabic, Persian and Indian, musical/improvisational traditions, yet forging a new path, Sangha plays anything from Indian classical rhythms mixed with Persian improvisation in one piece, Arabic melodic modulation set in a Persian mode in another, to African melody set inside a westernized improvisational structure in the next with Gord Grdina oud; Neelamjit Dhillon tabla; Hamin Honari tombak, daf; Reza Honari kamanche & featuring brilliantly original violinist Eyvind Kang (John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz).
“The whole vibe is very positive… it sounds like dancing” – Gary Peacock
Sat, Nov 5/ (aft) Ron Samworth Standards Trio (3 pm, by donation)
Every Saturday afternoon in November, jazz guitarist, composer, improviser Ron Samworth & friends grace the Rime stage for something new & different. Today we get this talented trio, providing us with standards that go well with fine wine … with André Lachance bass; Kenton Loewen drums
Sat, Nov 5/ (eve) Latif Bolat & Friends (9 pm, $10-15)
After last year’s immensely successful BC tour, Turkish saz player & singer Latif Bolat visits us again. See Nov 4 for more info.
LATIF BOLAT BC TOUR
Sunday, Nov 6 (8 pm, $12) – The Abbey (2689 Penrith Ave at 1st), Cumberland, BC (250.335.1964) www.abbeygallery.com
Monday, Nov 7 (8 pm, $12) – The Ballpark, Hornby Island, BC
Wednesday, Nov 9 (8 pm, $10 advance/12 door) – Duncan Garage Showroom (102-330 Duncan St.), Duncan, BC (250.715.1383) www.duncangarageshowroom.ca
Sun, Nov 6/ (aft) The No Shit Shirleys (3 pm, by donation)
Every Sunday afternoon in November: The No Shit Shirleys are six saucy, soulful, dynamic women making powerful music with nothing but the sound of their own voices. Conceived in the mould of Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Cultural Heritage Choir and Zap Mama, The Shirleys sing acapella versions of whatever moves them, from Graham Central Station to Afro-Cuban Orisha songs to South African swing to Native American Lullabies to Ukrainian poetry… They are: Yael Blum, Karen Lee-Morlang, Karla Mundy, Keona Mundy, Dawn Pemberton and Sandra Ngoh-Fonseca.
Sun, Nov 6/ (eve) Rabnett 5 (9 pm, $5-10)
A jazz trained, nature influenced ensemble exploring freedom, creativity, groove, & communication. Rich Rabnett guitar; Kiyoshi Elkuf saxophones; Ian Cox keyboards; Mike Kennedy bass; Dan Gaucher drums
Mon, Nov 7/ Rime Open House Mondays (no cover)
First Monday of each month we offer complimentary appetizers & drink specials, for those folks still not familiar with Rime (is it possible…?) and neighbours & industry folks. DJ Nils is our designated groove-master.
DJ Nils has been connecting with and guiding dance floors in BC and around the world since the early 90’s. In that time he has been on the same bill with such DJ luminaries as Cheb i Sabbah, Toby Marks, Adham Shaikh, Shakatura, and Bluetech. Never predictable, he has an uncanny ability to read the mood of a room and give it just what it needs. He’s as happy playing reggae at sunset as he is playing deep ethno-ambient at sunrise. Aside from being a DJ he is also an event organizer, with the legendary “Faeries & Fools” Costume Carnival on the Sunshine Coast being his signature event. He is a Sagitarius, a mystic raconteur, and a founding member of the Beats Without Borders Collective.
Tue, Nov 8/ AIR: Brad Turner – DC3 (9 pm, $5-10)
An evening filled with electronics, grooves, original tunes, and improvised music from a trio with great instincts, chops, & much history together. Brad Turner drums; Jon Bentley saxophone, electronics; Adam Thomas bass
Wed, Nov 9/ The DBC Art Trio (9 pm, $5-10)
These Vancouver veteran masters of jazz & improvised music will surprise their audience (and themselves!) with music from the shimmering and fiery spheres. Dylan van der Schyff drums; Bruce Freedman saxophones; Clyde Reed acoustic bass
Thu, Nov 10/ push3 plus Kele Fleming (9 pm, $5-10)
push3 gives its unsuspecting audience an evocative, innovative blend of contemporary pop, European cabaret, exotic world beats, folk and soundscapes. Kathryn Sutherland vocals; Melanie Sereda electric cello; Albert Klassen bass; Jason Overy percussion
Musician, performer, writer Kele Fleming on guitar & vocals weaves together her songwriting, poetry and music. The songs and poems are very much rooted in the BC landscape, in particular the Vancouver landscape, and are sonic and poetic explorations of the complex forces, desires, and impulses that drive her characters into action.
Fri, Nov 11/ Bat Makumba (10 pm, $10)
The brainchild of Brazilian natives Alex Koberle (lead vocals, guitar) and Emiliano Benevides (percussion, vocals) and American Carl Remde (bass, vocals), Bat Makumba is the crossroads between the traditional music of their equatorial homeland and the punk, rock and funk influences of the US and UK. Locals to San Francisco, Bat Makumba’s show is a hip renegade carnaval party full of tropicalia tinged ska, punk influenced forro, and rock infused samba… with Jonnie Axtell keyboard, guitar; David Gibbs saxophone, clarinet, flute; Aaron Kierbel drums
Sat, Nov 12/ (aft) Ron Samworth Interactive Trio (3 pm, by donation)
Interactive and textural trio music for all ages with Ron Samworth guitar; Dave Say saxophone; Dylan van der Schyff drums
Sat, Nov 12/ (eve) Sarah Metzner & Corwin Fox (10 pm, $5-10)
After a full summer of touring and promoting solo releases Canada wide, these two guitarist/singer/songwriters are coming together again after 4 months to slam an even stronger collaborative show chock full of urban folk, hip-hop, spoken word and rhythm-driven ear candy…a show that moves, grooves, and stays in your head for days. Sarah Noni Metzner‘s music portrays a merge of influences from Joni Mitchel, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and Ani DiFranco. Stunning vocals married with musical poetry are the foundation for Sarah’s stage performance. Fusing elements of folk, indie-rock, bluegrass, hip-hop & more, songsmith Corwin Fox creates his own style of “neo-folk”. He is as influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan & Bob Marley, as he is by Jim O’Rourke & John Zorn.
Sun, Nov 13/ (aft) The No Shit Shirleys (3 pm, by donation)
Special guest Eva Tree singer/songwriter extraordinaire from Seattle…also some Shirley side show solo performances. See Nov 6 for more info on the Shirleys.
Also, today at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Fundraiser Luncheon for Ellen Woodsworth COPE candidate & City Councillor.
Sun, Nov 13/ (eve) Saul Berson Quartet (9 pm, $5-10)
The focus of this great quartet is to create an eclectic mix of music incorporating Middle-Eastern overtones with a pinch of Piazzolla thrown in for good measure. It is music that “creates an intense set of Arabian rhythms and…is a delirious mess of tango and klezmer” – Cadence
“Fine stuff! What a treat, I love this disc; I am going to put it in my big bin for my end of the year ‘Hit List’ roundup… The music just makes me smile…Well done, may it sell millions!” – Jurgen Gothe, CBC Discdrive
Saul Berson alto saxophone; Tony Wilson guitar; Kim Darwin accordion; Paul Blaney bass
Mon, Nov 14/ Noone is Illegal! Benefit with Boxcar 5 (9 PM, $5-10 suggested donation)
All proceeds from this concert go to No One is Illegal!; a grassroots group taking action and combatting racial profiling, deportations, detentions, security measures, and law enforcement brutality, in the context of the so-called “War on Terrorism”.
Boxcar 5 utilizes an intuitive and spontaneous approach to song-writing,revealing a variety of influences ranging from Tom Waits to The Pixies,from The Beatles to Guns and Roses. The diverse musical backgrounds of the band members results in an eclectic blend of folk, rock ‘n’ roll, blues,jazz, punk and classical. Amos Ashurst guitar, vocals; Jaime Ashurst vocals; Rob Linton drums; Jessica Werb cello; Kim Stewart bass, vocals
Tue, Nov 15/ AIR: Brad Turner – Turner/Makela Quartet (9 pm, $5-10)
Chad Makela plays the baritone saxophone with assertion and confidence, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it can’t sound sweet. Makela extricates every possible dynamic out of the huge horn. This stellar “chordless quartet” will romp their way through an inspired set of original tunes by trumpeter Brad Turner and Makela as well as some standards with
Paul Rushka bass and Jesse Cahill drums.
Wed, Nov 16/ Do you know the way to Gabriola? (9 pm, $5-10)
Tsjebbe Hettinga (Netherlands), Fortner Anderson (Montreal), Ian Ferrier (Montreal), Corey Frost (NYC), Kedrick James (Vancouver), RC Weslowski (Vancouver), Hilary Peach (Gabriola), all gifted, award winning spoken-word artists / performance poets on their way to Gabriola Island Performance Poetry Festival (November 17-20), share poetic wisdom with us on this night. Some of the performances will be accompanied by some great live music, including Alex Varty on prepared table-steel guitar.
Thu, Nov 17/ Dan Gaucher’s Stop Time plus les yeux realises (9 pm, $5-10)
Telling stories with their hands and hearts, les yeux realises embraces beauty from varied perspectives. Comprised of piano and drums, this duo plays original compositions that travel between highly composed and openly improvised spaces. Catherine Toren piano; Daniel Gaucher drums.
The Stop Time Quartet returns to Rime for its first in a series of “mix-tape” performances. Using the concept of a mix-tape the band will perform music of varied origins and aesthetics, performing both originals and arrangements of compositions ranging from Bach to Monk, and Tortoise to The Wooden Stars. Stopping time with its snapshots of diverse musical landscapes, this quartet will lead you on a musical journey to disparate destinations featuring Evan Arntzen reeds; Ian Cox piano; Sean Cronin bass; Dan Gaucher drums.
Fri, Nov 18/ Nathan Rogers (10 pm, $5-10)
Guitarist/singer/songwriter Nathan Rogers not only respects the traditional folk/roots music on which he was weaned by lineage (Stan & Garnet), but has taken it to another place. Hints of Robert Johnson, a little bluegrass, sounds from other countries, a home-made stomp box and Downtown Dale Brown with his furious fiddling all add up to a duo that sounds like a 5 piece band. Throw in Nathan’s exceptional songwriting and you will be in awe of the passion behind the live experience.
Sat, Nov 19/ (aft) Ron Samworth Songs Trio (3 pm, by donation)
Sultry song stylings and buxom blondes with Ron Samworth guitar; André Lachance bass; Kenton Loewen drums.
Sat, Nov 19/ (eve) Rich Halley Trio CD Release plus Rojas/Cole/Magnusson (9 pm, $5-10)
Cascadia’s pride and joy, the members of Rich Halley Trio, a veteran jazz unit, have played together forever. A true brotherhood in music in its most natural culmination is evident on their fiery new cd “Mountains & Plains” and its release will be celebrated this very eve. Rich Halley tenor, soprano saxophones, percussion; Clyde Reed bass; Dave Storrs drums, percussion, vocals
Rojas/Cole/Magnusson Trio uses the classic jazz guitar trio sound as a starting point upon which to touch on surf, rock, ambient and free-improv textures in their adventurous mix of originals and interpretations. Alvaro Rojas guitar; Josh Cole bass; Mike Magnusson drums
Sun, Nov 20/ (aft) The No Shit Shirleys (3 pm, by donation)
Shirleys with special guest gospel/jazz sensation Leora Cashe. See Nov 6 for more info on the Shirleys.
Sun, Nov 20/ (eve) Micro-Ritmia with Tarran The Tailor (9 pm, $5-10)
Mexican new music composer, Tzadik recording artist, Conlon Nancarrow protégé, and innovator Ernesto Martinez and his duo Micro-Ritmia with composer Eduardo González and special guest pianist Edgetone recording artist Thollem Mcdonas from San Francisco. Inspired equally by Balinese Gamelan techniques, the player piano masterworks of Nancarrow, and Mexican folk traditions, Ernesto Martinez and his group blend complex and virtuosic hocketing techniques, meticulously performed on a combination of piano, marimba and altered guitars, with a striking sense of drama. The traditional boundaries established by individual human anatomy are surpassed becoming a two-headed four-handed entity. The instruments talk in a juxtaposed method, while the music flows in rhythms and harmonic cascades.
Avant-roots “songster Tarran the Tailor could wear Tom Waits’ pants, he could also sew them… plays banjo like Robert Johnson on Mandrax. Need I say more? ” (says, Ron Samworth) with Nayana Priya percussion
Mon, Nov 21/ DJ (no cover)
Tue, Nov 22/ AIR: Brad Turner Trio (9 pm, $5-10)
After performing together for some seven years, last year this powerhouse jazz piano trio released their first recording titled Question the Answer, primarily consisting of original compositions, as well as some standard material. Brad Turner piano; Darren Radtke bass; Bernie Arai drums
Wed, Nov 23/ Ian Coleman Trio (9 pm, $5-10)
Jazz in the tradition of the piano trios of Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Keith Jarrett. This great band explores the Great American Song Book, as well as fine compositions by Vancouver pianist Ian Coleman ranging from bebop to Latin and funk to ballads. Featuring James Forrest bass and Stan Taylor drums.
Thu, Nov 24/ The Viragos CD Release plus Steve Elliot & Lucie Walker (9 pm, $5-10)
The Viragos, a new and dynamic band present their own original brand of fresh, eclectic pop/rock. Viragos’ new album, Volume 1, takes us to a place where the decades intermingle and the spirit of the 70s & 80s is captured with modern sensibility. With special guests Steve Elliot & Lucie Walker finishing up the evening with their all original rockin’-country-blues, this will prove to be a dynamically entertaining evening!
Debra Howell vocals, guitar; Lisa Rae Simons vocals, bass; Steve Kulusic guitar; Robin Reid drums, percussion
Fri, Nov 25/ Zeellia: Slavic Soul (9:30 pm, $5-10)
Zeellia perform Eastern European folk songs in the traditional style of ‘bilij holos’ or ‘pure voice’, Slavic Soul, rooted in the traditional with a contemporary edge, connecting the past with the present and the old country with the new. Beverly Dobrinsky vocals; Carmen Rosen vocals; Bessie Wapp vocals, percussion; Amelia Rose violin; Alison Jenkins accordion; Russell Sholberg bass
Sat, Nov 26/ (aft) Ron Samworth’s Blankety Blank (3 pm, by donation)
Loud music played softly by guitarist Ron Samworth & drummer Kenton Loewen
Sat, Nov 26/ (eve) Slowdrag (10 pm, $5-10)
Singer-songwriter, guitarists Koralee Tonack and Craig McKerron explore the roots of early country and bluegrass music. Their voices combine in a seamless and unique blend to recreate the powerful harmonies of a bygone era. Joining Koralee and Craig is Paul Bergman on upright bass, laying down a solid anchor for Slowdrag’s rural southern sound.
“Not only have they listened carefully to their elders, they sound like they could have been there when the original 78s were recorded … (they) seem to have a magical affinity for times past. Slowdrag can make the older songs (and seven of the 13 pieces have dust on them) feel utterly alive and contemporary, with searing high harmonies, some heart-stopping picking, and the kind of raw, sparkling edge that’s there in the best music.” – Chris Nickson, fRoots Magazine, UK
Sun, Nov 27/ (aft) The No Shit Shirleys (3 pm, by donation)
Shirleys with master of the drum and then some, multi-instrumentalist extraordinairé Pepe Danza. See Nov 6 for more info on the Shirleys.
Sun, Nov 27/ (eve) Roger Dean Young’s Sunday Evening Coming Down with Old Man Luedecke (8 pm, $5-10)
Revered alt-roots musician, Copperspine recording artist Roger Dean Young -with his band The Tin Cup & other friends- curates one Sunday each month of lusciously quiet, beautifully sparse mood music, just right for the occasion. Tonight he will be joined by Old Man Luedecke from Halifax. In the tradition of solo banjo men and women of days gone by like Dock Boggs, Bascom Lunsford and Roscoe Holcomb, Old Man Luedecke sings accompanied only by his loving five string banjo, foot stomps and the occasional yodel. His songs are melodic gems blending old time sensibilities with an unusual vision and poetic sense. His music belies someone more than slightly ill at ease with modern life. This is a bizarre type of music Dock Boggs might have made if he’d studied poetry.
Mon, Nov 28/ Gale/Baskin/Cronin/Childs (9 pm, $5-10)
A young & solid jazz collective with much touring under its belt, this band plays no-holds-barred modern jazz. Chicago pianist Jordan Baskin, Toronto saxophonist Chris Gale join their Vancouver co-conspirators Sean Cronin on bass and Morgan Childs on drums.
Tue, Nov 29/ AIR: Brad Turner with Dylan van der Schyff & Ron Samworth (9 pm, $5-10)
Vancouver jazz royalty, trumpeter, pianist, drummer Brad Turner & drummer Dylan van der Schyff have played together for years in a myriad of varied settings. Both versatile jazz stylists able to slide with ease from post-bop to electronica to improvised music at a high level. They will perform an intense set of music followed by a set of some juicy improv with guitar master Ron Samworth.
Wed, Nov 30/ Buttless Chaps with Great Aunt Ida (9 pm, $5-10)
The principle tenets of the Buttless Chaps have been to have fun and to place absolutely no limits on their musical wanderings. The result is an imaginative and seamless journey from traditional country to new wave to punk, performed without irony or pretense. The honest enjoyment the Chaps get from playing their music is evident in their eclectic and vibrant live shows. Dave Gowans vocals, guitar, banjo; Lasse Lutick guitar, lap-steel, synthesizers, banjo; Morgan McDonald keyboards, synthesizers; Ida Nilsen vocals, accordion, keyboards, euphonium; Torben Wilson drums.
Great Aunt Ida is an avant-pop band at its prime with instantly memorable melodies and elegant piano-led compositions. Ida Nilsen voice, piano; JP Carter trumpet; Scott Malin bass; Barry Mirochnick drums