Like all the assemblies of musicians put forward by the transatlantic network The Bridge, this formation is a story of mergings and involvements, a story born of desire and a few initial encounters. Thus, Frédéric BBriet and Guillaume Orti have spent much time together at the time of the Hask collective in the 90s. With his polyvalent ensemble Nimbus, the double bass player has made sure to invite the saxophonist, as well as flute player Magic Malik (who has also collaborated with Orti, most notably for the ensemble Octurn). Briet, during a trip to the U.S. in 2012, met Tyshawn Sorey in New York and Jeb Bishop in Chicago, with whom he later collaborated in the ensemble Bonadventure Pencroff. Sorey, who knew Malik due to their both gravitating in the stevecolemanian solar system, share with Bishop and Khari B. a common denominator: George Lewis, the trombonist, improviser, composer, musical software programmer, and Columbia University musicologist, with whom all three have performed or studied. And Khari B., son of the saxophone and clarinet player Mwata Bowden, was the previous chairman of the AACM, on which Lewis wrote a book.
11/2: The Promontory, Vent Fort concert with live projections by Doug Fogelson + DJ set by Khari B., 8pm
Two joint events!
11/3: Comfort Station, Tatsu Aoki & Fred BBriet bass duo, 7pm
11/3: Hairpin Arts Center, The Bridge vs Asian Improv aRts, 9.30pm
11/4: 6018 North Kenmore, “Passing Between”, a site-specific performance with Magician Sean Masterson, 7.30pm and 9pm.
11/6: Diasporal Rhythms, workshop with visual artists, 12.30pm
11/6: ProMusica, live public recording of Vent Fort w/ drummer Dana Hall, 4pm
11/6: The Hungry Brain, with special guests TBA, 9.30pm
11/7: Arts Incubator Jazz Mondays @ Currency Exchange Café, Vent Fort concert, 7pm
11/8: Logan Center for the Arts, “Vote for Jazz!” special election night. Vent Fort concert followed by a discussion, 7.30pm
11/9: Doug Fogelson Studio, Vent Fort concert, 9pm
Pick your concert!
11/10: Yellow Korner Chicago, Khari B., Magic Malik & Guilaume Orti trio, 7pm
11/10: Elastic Arts, Jeb Bishop, Fred BBriet & Tyshawn Sorey trio, joined in the 2nd set by Jaap Blonk (voice) and Dave Rempis (saxes), 9pm
11/11: American Indian Center, “The Bridge to Native Chicago: A Music Exchange of Jazz and Songs of the Southern Plains”, 7pm
Pick your concert!
11/12: The Stony Island Arts Bank, Vent Fort performance, 2pm
11/12: Corbett vs Dempsey, Tyshawn Sorey solo, 3pm
11/12: Constellation, Vent Fort concert, 8.30pm
11/13: Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee WI. Vent Fort w/ drummer Tim Daisy. 7pm.
11/14: Elastic Arts, Jeb Bishop, Guillaume Orti & Tim Stine (guitar) trio, followed by Nick Mazzarella (alto sax), Fred BBRiet & Jeremy Cunningham (drums) trio, 9pm
11/15: Alliance Française de Chicago, Jeb Bishop, Guillaume Orti & Fred BBriet play a live soundtrack to Charlie Chaplin’s A Woman of Paris, 6.30pm
11/15: The Whistler, Vent Fort with special guests TBA, 9.30pm