Friday, June 17, 2016, 6 pm
15 Colbourne St., Hamilton
$15 advance purchase
BEN GOLDBERG clarinets
MARY HALVORSON guitar
TOMAS FUJIWARA drums
Out of the washing machine and into the fire with new arrangements of previously-forgotten melodies and a little something for every taste. May or may not include a special mystery guest…
This “supergroup of spontaneity” is on the road celebrating their new self-named album on Relative Pitch Records. The band put out a collection of their performances that took form as they were recording them. Mary Halvorson has been called “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” (NPR.org) and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” (Village Voice). Ben Goldberg is known as the founder of the New Klezmer Trio, and Downbeat has called him “one of the most vibrant, flexible, and inventive clarinetists in jazz and improvised music.” The New York Times has praised Tomas Fujiwara for “a conception of the drum set as a full-canvas instrument, almost orchestral in its scope.” Set in an intimate Hamilton venue, this chance to hear one of the best groups of the new jazz is not to be missed.
Our Listening Artist in Residence, Scott Thomson is an improvising trombonist, composer, producer, writer, and listener based in Montreal. His varied work and play reflect his profound interest in music as social life. Scott will play a short solo set to welcome us all… warmly!