Coming to Detroit’s Trinosophes

English: Bob Ostertag

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Thursday Sept 10- Oct 1: Detroit Commissioning project- Bob Ostertag
Pioneering tape and electronics improviser Bob Ostertag returns for a Detroit-based new work, commissioned by Trinosophes as part of our Detroit Commissioning Project. Bob will present his multi-channel sound piece at various sites, both indoor and outdoor, around the city. The work may exist as “sonic architecture” in it’s environment, or be manipulated for a concert performance. Shortly we’ll announce the time, date and location of each iteration of this exciting new work.

Saturday, Sept 12: Poetry and Jazz interface with George Tish book launch and performance by Craig Taborn
2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Detroit poet George Tysh launches his new book, The Slip (from BlazeVOX) followed by a solo performance by ECM jazz master, pianist Craig Taborn, who is flying into Detroit specifically for this event.

Monday, September 14: 5 Dollar Ferrari, Battleshag
Bio: Five Dollar Ferrari (F$F!) is the long-term musical collaboration between trumpeter Brad Henkel and guitarist Dustin Carlson. Exploring the boundaries of their instruments, they create lush and diverse sonic landscapes- gentle breezes, harsh noises, fragmented melodies and ambiguous tonalities. Utilizing minimal material to full effect, F$F! patiently navigates the murky canals that connect movement to inertia and predetermination to free will. This past spring, they were artists-in-residence at the Opekta Ateliers in Cologne, Germany where they composed the newest of their set length pieces. Local duo Battleshag (Ben Willis, Jonathan Taylor) opens the show.

Saturday, Sept 19: Swell, Ullman, Lonberg-Holm, Zerang
This a top-drawer quartet of major American and European improvisors, including Steve Swell on trombone, Michael Zerang on percussion, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and German wind-player Gebhard Ullman. Expect this ensemble to work from within and outside of the jazz tradition. All these players have ample chops to back up their close attention to sound and minutiae of detail; the openness of the format allows the musicians to take listeners on a wild and varied ride of contemporary music. Their collaborations are numerous as individuals and each has performed with some of the major stars of jazz and creative improvised music- with some forays into other popular musical fields.

Sunday, Sept. 20: William Hooker Silent Film Project- “Within Our Gates”
A film with live soundtrack premier, featuring “Within Our Gates” (1920) by Oscar Micheaux accompanied by William Hooker on drums and percussion.

Tuesday, Sept 22:: TiPPLE (Frode Gjerstadt, Kevin Norton, David Watson)
A new-to-our-stage trio from one of our frequent Norwegian visitors, improvisor and reed-player Frode Gjerstadt. He’s joined by percussionist Kevin Norton (Anthony Braxton, Milt Hinton, Fred Frith, John Zorn) ) and guitarist David Watson (Rhys Chatham, Jonathan Kane, Thurston Moore). With collaborators as varied as that, expect this trio to be a group without allegiance to any single musical style. Gjerstadt has appeared on our stage many times with numerous projects, including Frode Gjerstadt Trio, VCVD, The Bobby Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstadt Quartet (with early Ornette Coleman alumni Bradford) and he has collaborated with a who’s-who of European avant garde improvised music, including Peter Brotzmann, Derek Bailey and Paal Nilssen-Love.

All About Jazz Reviews

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...

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Tempo (SOFA)

Various Artists
Hommage à Eberhard Weber (ECM Records)

Elliott Sharp
Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! (Clean Feed Records)

Abbey Rader’s West Coast Quartet
First Gathering (Abray Productions)

Mary Halvorson
Meltframe (Firehouse 12 Records)

Jonah Parzen-Johnson
Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow (Primary Records)

Barry Altschul‘s 3dom Factor
Tales of the Unforeseen (TUM Records)

Rob Reddy
Bechet: Our Contemporary (Reddy Music)

Jon Irabagon
Inaction is An Action (Self Produced)

Paul Hubweber / Frank Paul Schubert / Alexander Von Schlippenbach / Clayton Thomas / Willi Kellers
Intricacies (NoBusiness Records)