Firehouse 12 To Present Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher June 12th

From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, June 12th, Firehouse 12’s 2009 Spring Jazz Series will conclude with a two-set performance by Dutch jazz heavyweights, Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher. Led by pianist/composer Michiel Braam, and featuring bassist Wilbert de Joode and drummer Michael Vatcher, the group is touring North America in June and July, performing new compositions and welcoming a local improviser into the group at each stop. For this event, the trio’s late set will feature special guest cornetist, and Firehouse 12 Records co-founder, Taylor Ho Bynum.

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Firehouse 12 To Present The Michael Musillami Trio +3 May 22nd

From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, May 22nd, New Haven’s Firehouse 12 will present a two set performance by guitarist/composer Michael Musillami’s newest all-star ensemble, the Michael Musillami Trio 3. The band augments Musillami’s seven year-old trio, featuring bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, saxophonist Marty Ehrlich and vibraphonist Matt Moran. This event is part of a Northeast tour celebrating the May 19th release of the group’s debut CD, From Seeds (Playscape Recordings).

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Ab Baars Trio with Ken Vandermark in Portland

From Portland Eye and Ear Control:

Dutch reedist Ab Baars brings his trio (bassist Wilbert de Joode and drummer Martin van Duynhoven) to Portland with American great Ken Vandermark.

Date: April 4, 7PM (artist’s talk plus two sets)

Location: Community Music Center: 3350 SE Francis St Portland, OR 97202 (503) 823-3177
Price: $12 ($10 for students & members), tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Contact: The Creative Music Guild: 503-867-0942 http://www.creativemusicguild.org

The meeting of Dutch reedist Ab Baars and his American counterpart Ken Vandermark offers the uproar you’d expect when acknowledged tenor heavyweights join forces. But there’s plenty more to enjoy than displays of heroic strength. This band, with bassist Wilbert de Joode and drummer Martin van Duynhoven shows open forms, varied improvisational strategies, wacky use of juxtaposition, and an unwillingness to treat jazz—or any music—as a fixed art form. They play two sets preceded by an artist’s talk.

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Firehouse 12 To Present Wadada Leo Smith’s Organic Resonance April 17th

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From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, April 17th, veteran trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith will perform with his newest ensemble, Organic Resonance, as part of Firehouse 12’s ongoing 2009 Spring Jazz Series. Formed in early 2008, the band’s current line-up features guitarists Brandon Ross and Michael Gregory, cellist Okkyung Lee, bassists Skuli Sverisson and John Lindberg and drummer Pheeroan akLaff. Guitarist Lamar Smith will join the group as a special guest for this two-set performance, which serves as a warm-up for its debut recording session the following day.

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Firehouse 12 To Present Pete Robbins/Mario Pavone/Tyshawn Sorey April 3rd

From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, April 3rd, Firehouse 12 will present the collective trio of saxophonist Pete Robbins, bassist Mario Pavone and drummer Tyshawn Sorey. Brought together by Robbins, a former labelmate of Pavone’s and frequent collaborator of Sorey’s in the band sILENT Z, the year-old intergenerational group, and its completely improvised music, is a rare departure from its well-known members’ other current projects. This two-set performance is a warm-up for the band’s debut recording session the following day.

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The Michael Musillami Trio + 3’s From Seeds Coming May 19th

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From Improvised Communications:

Playscape Recordings is proud to announce the May 19th street date of the first release on its 10th anniversary schedule, the Michael Musillami Trio 3’s From Seeds (PSR#020109).

The follow-up to 2007’s The Treatment (PSR#050607), his trio’s critically acclaimed collaboration with renowned violinist Mark Feldman, this release finds guitarist/composer Michael Musillami augmenting his seven year-old trio, featuring bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, multi-instrumentalist Marty Ehrlich and vibraphonist Matt Moran.

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