Ratchet Series at the Skylark

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Chicago’s Ratchet Series.

this monday 7/2 at 10pm:
paul giallorenzo trio

paul giallorenzo – piano
anton hatwich – bass
charles rumback – drums

Born and raised in NY, Chicago-based improviser, composer, and sound designer using piano, synthesizer, and electronics in a wide variety of groups and contexts, ranging from jazz and improvised music to electro-acoustic / noise. Current projects include GitGO (482 Music, free jazz compositions); Breakway (Peira, electro/acoustic improvising trio with electronicist Brian Labycz and drummer Marc Riordan); Masul (Creative Sources Recordings, duo with Swiss composer/bass saxophonist Thomas Mejer); The Telegraph Series (Augmented Records, synth-pop duo with drummer/vocalist Allison Stanley); and a piano trio featuring Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Tim Daisy.

7/9 –
breakway
paul giallorenzo – moog synth
brain labycz – analog synth
marc riordan – drums

from the chicago reader:”…in the trio Breakway, Giallorenzo focuses on purely improvised abstraction, processing his piano with contact mikes and electronics or abandoning it entirely in favor of an analog synth. The music on Get Down (Friends and Relatives) is sometimes hectic, sometimes slow and considered, but even the most spacious passages consist largely of tense, frenetic gestures. Drummer Marc Riordan scrabbles and scrapes at his kit, creating a blur of cymbal patter, stuttering beats, and texture-based racket. Giallorenzo and electronicist Brian Labycz create swells and bursts of processed tones—snaking, skittering lines, supernovas of white noise, bulbous bloops and high-frequency bleeps—that not only blend and contrast thoughtfully with each other but also dance atop Riordan’s playing with clear logic and easy grace…” –Peter Margasak

7/23
tres hongos

jacob wick – trumpet
marc riordan – piano
frank rosaly – drums

7/30
princess princess
jaimie branch – trumpet
tobin summerfield – bass
frank rosaly – drums