Seattle Scene: July 5-14, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Earshot: Sonder + KO Electric
Thu. July 5, 8 PM; $5 – $15 online/at the door

Sonder – Chris McCarthy (piano), Greg Feingold (bass), Thomas Campbell (drums) – performs covers of songs from the 21st century that they assert “are malleable enough to be effective vehicles for improvisation.” Saxophonist Kate Olson leads her group, KO Electric, with Tarik Abouzied (bass!), Ryan Burns (keyboards), and Ruby Dunphy of Thunderpussy (drums). Part of Earshot’s Jazz: The 2nd Century series.

CARL/Scrambler/Macaw/Neil Welch
Fri. July 6, 8:00 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

CARL is a baritone sax/drums duo from Houston (Danny Kamins and Andrew Durham) merging free jazz and doom metal. Scrambler is a large improvising ensemble conducted by Christian Pincock using the Sound Painting vocabulary of Walter Thompson. Macaw is the Beefheartian guitar/drums skronk of Jeb Polstein and Tom Scully. Neil Welch plays improvised saxophone and electronics.

Dennis Rea: Tanabata Concert
Sat. July 7, 8:00 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Guitarist Dennis Rea continues the tradition of Tanabata (Asian star festival) concerts that fall on his birthday of 7/7, with drummers Alan Cook and Don Berman, Dick Valentine (woodwinds), and Jan Koekepan (electronics) in various configurations. Expect original pieces, interpretations of Central Asian traditional music, and expansive improvisations, all within the warm sonic embrace of the Chapel.

THU. 7/12 – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: the Second Century, Cathedral of Trees + Fig

SAT. 7/14 – Neal Kosaly-Meyer’s ongoing piano work Gradus: for Fux, Tesla, and Milo the Wrestler