Upcoming DC Improv Shows

Marc Ribot
Cover of Marc Ribot

DC’s Twins Jazz is hosting a bunch of cool shows over the next few months.

December 1 – Gerald Cleaver Group
@ TWINS JAZZ
1344 U Street Northwest
Washington D.C.
Doors at 19:30 – Music at 20:00

Jean Carla Rodea, voice
Andrew Bishop, reeds
Dave Ballou, trumpet
Michael Formanek, bass
Gerald Cleaver, drums

COMING SOON!!!

December 8 – G Calvin Weston @ Twins Jazz
The monster drummer for Marc Ribot, Ornette Coleman‘s Prime Time Band, and the Lounge Lizards brings his hard-hitting harmolodic free-funk to Twins Jazz- featuring Ed Ricart (guitar), Ashish Vyas (bass- of Thievery Corporation) and Dug Birdzell (bass- of Beefeater, All Scards).

December 15 – Herb Robertson + the Augmented Fourthtet @ Twins Jazz
The great trumpeter performs a set of free improv + compositions alongside his current working unit- featuring Dave Kaczorowski (bass), Adrian Velosin (drums), and Ed Ricart (guitar).

and next year…
january 6 – Jason Ajemian, Keith Wood
february 3- the Acid Birds
march 3 – Nate Wooley + Paul Lytton
march 22 – Jacob Anderskov
april 6 – Harris Eisenstadt
april 8 – Eugene Chadbourne + Tatsuya Nakatani

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Umbrella Music Through December 8

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 24 November 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Ballister
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
PLUS | DJ Sets by Paal Nilssen-Love

Sunday, 28 November 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Marc Riordan Quartet
Marc Riordan – piano
Peter Hanson – alto saxophone
Dan Thacher – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

Wednesday, 1 December 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Thieke/Rempis/Zerang
Michael Thieke – clarinet
Dave Rempis – reeds
Michael Zerang – drums
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets by Arman Mabry

Thursday, 2 December 2010
Elastic
10:00PM | Jackson/Bishop Duo
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Jeb Bishop – trombone
11:00PM | Michael Thieke Group
Michael Thieke – clarinet
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Michael Zerang – percussion

Sunday, 5 December 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Endangered Blood
Chris Speed – reeds
Oscar Noriega – reeds
Trevor Dunn – bass
Jim Black – drums

Wednesday, 8 December 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Stein/Hoff/Rosaly
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Devin Hoff – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
11:00PM | NRG Ensemble
Mars Williams – woodwinds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello, trumpet
Kent Kessler – bass
Brian Sandstrom – bass, guitar
Steve Hunt – percussion
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : TBA

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Arve Henriksen
Cover of Arve Henriksen

From Free Jazz:

Giovanni Di Domenico, Arve Henriksen, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto – Clinamen (Off/Rat, 2010) ***½
Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen, Per Jørgensen – Kuara (ECM, 2010) ***½
Nels Cline – Dirty Baby (Cryptogramophone, 2010) ****½
Dans Les Arbres (ECM, 2008 – US, 2010) *****

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