From Philadelphia’s An die Musik LIVE:
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@ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE, 409 N.Charles St, Baltimore MD Tel 410 385 2638
SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER @ 8.30PM
STEVE LEHMAN – MUSIC FOR SOLO SAXOPHONE WITH LIVE INTERACTIVE ELECTRONICS
$13/10 seniors & students
Named a Rising Star on the alto saxophone in 2006, 2007, and 2008 by the Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll, STEVE LEHMAN is a saxophonist and composer whose work resides on the frontiers of contemporary music. He has been recognized as one of today’s truly original creative voices by The Wire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Downbeat Magazine, as well as by National Public Radio.
A former student of both Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton, he has performed and recorded throughout the United States and Europe with his own ensembles, and with those led by Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, Mark Dresser, Vijay Iyer, Oliver Lake, and Meshell Ndegeocello.
An award-winning composer, Lehman’s pieces for large orchestra and chamber ensembles have been performed by the Janacek Philharmonic, members of The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Ensemble 21 and Ensemble Sospeso, and by the pianist Marilyn Nonken. His music has received performances at the MusikTriennale Festival in Koln, the Ostrava New Music Days, The Kaleidophon Festival in Ulrichsberg, the Festival International de Musique Actuelle in Victoriaville, Dance Theater Workshop and the Interpretations Series at Merkin Hall, both in New York City.
DOUBLE BILL – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1 @ 8PM
Michiel Braam – piano
Wilbert DeJoode – double bass
Michael Vatcher – drums
Dave Ballou – trumpet
John Dierker – reeds
Marc Miller – guitar
Michael Formanek – double bass
Will Redman – drums
with special guest
Tim Berne – alto saxophone
$20/18 seniors and students w.ID
A mindblowing double bill. Who knows, maybe by the end of the evening it will have morphed into a supergroup!
Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher comprises three of the Dutch jazz scene’s most idiosyncratic musicians, for whom freedom and adventure are essential values. They all play an absolutely equal role in the music, which can go in any which way, depending on decisions made on the spot. The long musical friendship (since 1989) results in intuitive playing of the highest order. Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher shines in short powerful pieces, honoring the jazz tradition by pushing it ahead with consummate, dazzling skill. The trio combines a playful incorporation and expansion of older forms with a great adventurousness. Partnered by powerhouse bassist Wilbert de Joode and drummer extraordinaire Michael Vatcher, Braam delivers some of the most confident and enjoyable piano work I’ve heard in recent years.” (Dan Warburton)
This is truly a meeting of minds (the state of those minds is yet to be determined). These superb Baltimore improvisers (and a lone New Yorker) bring the honk, squeal, and bash, and yes, the quiet and lovely too. The pedigree here ranges from Michael Formanek’s work with Uri Caine, Tim Berne, and other modern jazz luminaries; to Dave Ballou’s associations with Andrew Hill, Dave Leibman, et al; to John Dierker’s collaborations with Lafayette Gilchrist, Jason Willett, Quartet Offensive, and basically anyone doing anything in the avant garde vein in Baltimore; to Marc Miller’s wildly and widely appreciated work with seminal Baltimore math rock band Oxes; to Dr. Will Redman’s compositions studies with the legendary composer Michael Finnissy and Baltimore’s own Stuart S. Smith, as well as co-leading Microkingdom with Marc. This combo plays both kinds of music: free and jazz and sometimes freejazz! Oh yeah, and did we mention that some guy named Tim Berne will be sitting in too!!