Source: An Die Musik.
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Amirtha Kidambi & Elder Ones
with opening act Michael Formanek
Wednesday April 19 – 8 & 9:30 pm
Amirtha Kidambi, Voice and Indian Harmonium
Matt Nelson, Soprano Saxophone
Brandon Lopez, Bass
Max Jaffe, Drums
Elder Ones is the quartet performing the compositions of vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Seaven Teares/Elizabeth-Caroline Unit). Situated in concentric musical circles and communities in New York City, her collaborators saxophonist Matt Nelson (Battle Trance/Tune-Yards), bassist Brandon Lopez (Nate Wooley Quartet) and drummer Max Jaffe (Jobs/Kid Millions) have crossed paths in the DIY underground, in incestuous circles of free improvisers, and concert halls of angular new music. The quartet uses composed material and loose structures for improvisation.
Bassist Michael Bisio and reed player Avram Fefer have been playing together off and on for 25 years, including numerous tours and recordings. Their musical rapport is unmistakable and readily apparent from the moment they take the stage together. They have a rare combination of deep traditional jazz roots, expressive facility in free improvisation, and well-developed, powerful voices on their respective instruments. They bring all of this to the stage every time they play, but it is especially evident when they meet in the intimacy of a duo setting. Joy, adventure, and soulful intelligence are in abundance as they join forces to create sophisticated, swinging, and lyrical versions of both standard and original repertoire.
Tickets: $17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID