Craig Taborn in Minneapolis, April 26th

Craig Taborn
Craig Taborn (Photo credit: _mattxb)

Taborn’s upcoming gigs is previewed, and he is profiled as well.

Twin Cities native Craig Taborn makes a rare Twin Cities appearance as bandleader on April 26th when he headlines a far-ranging evening the Walker Art Center under the title “Heroic Frenzies.” With his long-running ensembles, Junk Magic and the Craig Taborn Trio, as well as solo acoustic piano, Taborn will bring together, over four sets, a diversity of talents (e.g., Dave King, Mat Maneri, Erik Fratzke, Chris Speed, Thomas Morgan, Gerald Cleaver) and visions, not the least of which are his own. And it’s in part his American CD release celebration for Chants, the Craig Taborn Trio’s first recording after 8 years of collaboration, released this week on ECM.