Nameless Sound Spring Season

saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano ...
saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano Jazz Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Houston’s Nameless Sound:

Nameless Sound launches its winter/spring 2013 season with free jazz supergroup TRIO 3

TRIO 3 featuring
Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, and Reggie Workman
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8pm
The Historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston [map]
$13 general / $10 with student i.d. / free, 18 and under

Drawing its membership from the World Saxophone Quartet, the Cecil Taylor Unit, and the John Coltrane Quartet, TRIO 3 is a true supergroup of the jazz avant-garde, a self-described “band where the music is the leader.” In the 1960s, drummer Andrew Cyrille (b. 1939, Brooklyn) developed an pan-metrical approach to the kit which helped pave the way for a new kind of drummer, freed from the constraints of mere timekeeping. Oliver Lake (b. 1942, Marianna, Arkansas) is best known for his piercing, bluesy tone on the alto saxophone, as well as for his compositional prowess with the WSQ, and his work outside of jazz with the likes of Bjork, Lou Reed, and Mos Def. And Reginald Workman (b. 1937, Philadelphia) is an expressive, first-call doublebassist whose playing provides a direct link between the classic sessions of the Blue Note Records heyday and the present day free jazz scene. The combined pedigree of this all-star trio in their Houston debut makes this an unmissable event.

Three public events highlight the
Roscoe Mitchell Houston Residency

Nameless Sound & Contemporary Arts Museum Houston present
Roscoe Mitchell and Alvin Fielder
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:30pm
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose [map]
free concert

Nameless Sound’s Resounding Vision Award Gala
Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 8pm
The Historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston [map]
featuring dinner, art auction, music, and special guests
tickets start at $200

Nameless Sound and Project Row Houses present
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet
Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8pm
The Historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin, Houston [map]
$13 general / $10 with student i.d. / free, 18 and under

Saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell (b. 1940, Chicago) is a key figure in the second wave of jazz avant-gardists who see themselves as composers just as much as improvisers. He is a founding member of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and of its flagship group, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, which expanded the music beyond the ecstasies and expressionism of their “post-bop” and “free jazz” predecessors. In the new century, he’s been revered as one of the music’s most articulate elder statesmen, holding prestigious teaching posts at the University of Wisconsin and Mills College, and serving as a beacon for a new generation of creative musicians. Nameless Sound is pleased to welcome Professor Mitchell to Houston for a weeklong residency, during which he will lead a series of workshops and rehearsals, and participate in three public events.

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