Interview with Gary Lucas

Gary Lucas
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From Roulette:

Guitarist extraordinaire / Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer Gary Lucas has been called “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” (The New Yorker) and “one of the best and most original guitarists in America”. He’s played and collaborated with everyone from Leonard Bernstein, Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, John Zorn, Noel Gallagher, Future Sound of London, Lou Reed and a host of others. On October 22 and Roulette Gary Lucas presents “I Cover the Waterfront” – a solo acoustic guitar concert spanning his entire career. Guest starring trombonist and Roulette founder Jim Staley.

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Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Evan Parker
Cover of Evan Parker

From London’s Vortex:

Sunday 17 | 8.30pm

Lawrence Casserley / Jean Michel van Schouwburg
Much of the work of Lawrence Casserley (electronics) has crossed media boundaries and recently he has collaborated with artist Peter Jones on sound and light installations. He is also a member of the Evan Parker electroacoustic ensemble. Here, in the company of regular partner van Schouwburg (vocals), the duo move effortlessly between controlled chaos and a delicately poised interactivity.

Gianni Mimmo
A fount of knowledge for all things saxophonic, Mimmo never lets erudition cloud his music, preferring to let the ideas come to him and responding with a melodic delicacy and musical intelligence. The ensuing journey is always a delight and this is a rare opportunity to hear him play solo in the UK.

Terry Day / Ute Kanngiesser / Hannah Marshall
The incomparable Terry Day (self made instruments, voice and words) makes a welcome return to the club with his current trio, featuring Ute Kanngiesser and Hannah Marshall, two of the finest cello players on the scene today. An expansive, warm hearted and playfully intriguing mixture that blurs the boundaries between the spoken word and music.

Yoko Miura / John Russell
A classical pianist, Miura began playing free improvisation on the Shakuhachi. Since 2002 she has performed as an improvisor in her native Japan and in Europe with a.o Osamu Karuda, Jean Borde, Hans Koch and Yoshihiro Goseki. Gaining inspiration from natural scenery and nature, her music contains elements of peace and tranquility. Here in a debut duo with Mopomoso founder John Russell on acoustic guitar.

Monday 18 | 8.30pm
Downes / Rogers / Sanders
The first night of a short UK tour bringing together Mercury-Award nominee Kit Downes on piano with stalwarts of the European free jazz scene, bass virtuoso Paul Rogers and Mark Sanders on drums.

Audun Automat
Audun Automat plays electric, acoustic, dirty, noisy, melodious and beautiful jazz with a tinge of rock. It walks the line between the composed and the improvised, the ugly and the pretty, the ensemble and the soloist, and chaos and order. The music is both accessible and challenging at the same time. The debut album “Night Creatures” was released in Norway on Pling Music (.com) in 2008 and will be released internationally on the Uk-based label Edition Records in Nov 2010.

Wednesday 20 | 8.30pm
Joe McPhee Survival Unit III
American free-jazz multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee (tenor sax & pocket trumpet) with Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) and Michael Zerang (percussion).

Thursday 21 | 8.30pm
Joe McPhee Survival Unit III
As Wednesday 20.

Friday 22 | 8.30pm
Anderson, Bennink, Mobus, Glerum & Van Kemenade
European improvisation, American jazz , Spanish and West African folk.
Ray Anderson (trombone), Han Bennink (drums), Ernst Glerum (bass), Frank Möbus (el. guitar) and Paul van Kemenade (alto sax).

Saturday 23 | 8.30pm
Anderson, Bennink, Mobus, Glerum & Van Kemenade
See Friday 22.

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Matana Roberts, Han-earl Park and Mark Sanders at UCC in Ireland

Matana Roberts @ ATP Curated by The Dirty Three
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From Cork’s UCC School of Music:

UCC Concert Series presents improvised Music by Matana Roberts, Han-earl Park and Mark Sanders

Date: Thursday, 25 November 2010.
Time: 8:00 pm.
Venue: Ó Riada Hall
UCC Music Building
Sundays Well
Cork, Ireland

Performers: Matana Roberts (saxophone),
Han-earl Park (guitar)
and Mark Sanders (drums).

Tickets: €10 (€5)
from Music, School of Music and Theatre, UCC
tel: +353 (0)21 490 4530

Talk: Matana Roberts ‘Coin Coin: a Blood Narrative in Blacks, Browns,
Reds and Blues’

Date: Thursday, 25 November 2010.
Time: 11:00 am.
Venue: Ó Riada Hall
UCC Music Building
Sundays Well
Cork, Ireland

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