Richardson / Carter / Jordan / Moss / Gruner at RUCMA

Coming up at New York’s RUCMA:

Start: 12/29/2008 – 9:00pm
End: 12/29/2008 – 10:30pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-4

Richardson / Carter / Jordan / Moss / Gruner
Monday, December 29 @ 9 PM
Yippie Café: 9 Bleecker Street, near Bowery
General Admission: $10

Demian Richardson (trumpet)
Daniel Carter (reeds)
Andrew Jordan (reeds and percussion)
David Moss (bass)
Gunter Gruner (drums)

David Moss has been a bass player in New York City for nearly six years. Prior to moving to New York City from Oakland, CA, he had studied and performed with Damon Smith and Wolfgang Fuchs at concerts put on by the Bay Area Improviser’s Organization. In New York City, he studied with William Parker and Mark Dresser. David has continued to perform over the last few years with William Parker, Roy Cambell Jr., Lakesia Benjamen, Daniel Carter, and the band “Search.” In April 2007, “Search” recorded an album at Al Macdowell Studios, which was primarily inspired by several sessions spent with Ornette Coleman. At present, David mainly devotes his time to composing and improvising with the RUCMA/Vision Series communities, Mahout Ensemble, and “Search.”

Over the past three decades Daniel Carter has performed with such musical luminaries as Sun Ra, William Parker, Thurston Moore, MMW (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), Vernon Reid, Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, David S. Ware, D.J. Logic, Butch Morris, TEST, One World Ensemble, Saturnalia String Trio, and many others. As a staunch advocate of musical democracy he has been an inspiration for many young musicians. Of his musical collaborations, Carter states, “Most of the groups I’m in are collectives. Sometimes they’ve started out otherwise, and I’ve fought for them to be under a collective name, because that name… some name that would be inspirational or aspirational for the whole group.”

Drummer and composer Gunter Gruner has studied music at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Germany, the City College of New York and privately with drumming legend, Andrew Cyrille. Since moving to New York in 2005, he has performed with William Parker, Emilio Teubal, Matt Lavelle, Christoph Auer, Shanir Blumenkranz, Andrew Jordan, Daniel Carter, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, David Moss, Joerg Hochapfel, Salim Washington, Bato the Gypsy, Yusuke Yamamoto, Rodney Gardiner, Lakecia Benjamin, Kirk Knuffke, Tom Zlabinger, Floyd Davis, Ras Moshe and others. His project “The Invisible Landscape” connects Jazz, free improvisation, contemporary composition and various traditional music from around the world. He received a Mark Brunswick Award for composition in 2005 and was nominated for a Van Lier Fellowship for composition in 2007.

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