Friday, July 6: Oluyemi Thomas Quartet (with Kenn Thomas. Ben Willis, David Hurley)
Bass clarinetist and Cecil Taylor alumni Oluyemi Thomas returns to his hometown of Detroit and the Trino stage with his new Detroit quartet. Ever since he first appeared at Bohemian National Home with his brother Kenn on piano, Oluyemi has been electrifying local audiences in various incarnations: solo and in duos, trios and quartets and with his group Positive Knowledge. He’s also worked with some of the greatest bassist in history, including Henry Grimes, Alan Silva and William Parker (in a pervious quartet at Trinosophes). This latest quartet pairs the Thomas brothers with some excellent younger players who are no stranger to the Trino stage: bassist Ben Willis and percussionist David Hurley.
Doors at 8 pm; $10-20 suggested donation
Saturday, July 14: Launch party for Two Rooms Records with Quartet Now!, Viands, Thollem, Clem Fortuna
Join us for the debut of Detroit’s newest vanguard record label, Two Rooms Records, at 8 pm on Friday, July 14 at Trinosophes (1464 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit).
Two Rooms Records is a collaboration between Joel Peterson (Trinosophes,Bohemian National Home) and Sam Hooker (Michigan Underground Group a.k.a. MUG, Peoples Records). This new label specializes in contemporary and historic recordings from a genre-free but largely Detroit-centric perspective. Fittingly, each LP features cover art by noted Detroit visual artists.
7/20: Keir Nueringer and Luke Stewart
7/21: Crown of Eternity (Mike Tamburo)
7/26: Matt Endahl’s Doomsday Philharmonic