March-15th-2012, 12:02 PM
Who Knows? at Denver's Quixotes 3/24
QUIXOTES TRUE BLUE
IN DENVER, COLORADO
ON SATURDAY, MARCH 24
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
Music that flows from Jerry Garcia, Pete Seeger, Parliament-Funkadelic, Gunter Hampel, Eric Dolphy, Sonny Rollins and beyond,
to join up in the delta of......
RICHIE NAGAN - guitar, vocals
PERRY ROBINSON - clarinets
MARK WHITECAGE - alto sax
With special guests:
BADAL ROY – tabla
CHRIS "Citrus" SAUTHOFF – sitar, guitar
Quixotes True Blue
2151 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
8:00 PM –
PIDGIN opens the evening
WHO KNOWS? is on second
SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND is on third
$15. for the evening
Ages: All Ages / Bar with ID
Quixotes - http://www.quixotes.com/event/38291
Who Knows? -- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Who-Knows/131564716928181
Pidgin - http://pidginmusic.com/
Soul Rebels Brass Band - http://soulrebelsbrassband.com/about/
Mark Whitecage – http://www.allaboutjazz.com/markwhitecage
Perry Robinson - http://myspace.com/perryrobinson
Telephone: Quixotes (303) 366-6492
-- On Saturday night March 24th, Who Knows? makes their first appearance in Denver at Quixotes True Blue. The show features guitarist/vocalist Richie Nagan, clarinetist Perry Robinson, and saxophonist Mark Whitecage. For this special show they are joined by two guests, internationally known tabla player Badal Roy (Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman), and Denver’s own Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff (P-Funk, U.S. Pipe and the Balls Johnson Dance Machine) on sitar and guitar. Who Knows? shares the bill with the opening act Pidgin, and the third and closing act, Soul Rebels Brass Band.
The music of Who Knows? surges and eddies, taking surprising and sometimes sudden turns that can soften the sound to a whisper or raise it to a roar. Guitarist/vocalist Richie Nagan’s songs originate from his long-time study and love of the Grateful Dead and Pete Seeger, while his many performances with George Clinton’s Parliament- Funkadelic and Detroit drummer Muruga’s more free-form bands add other dimensions.
Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Mark Whitecage is a musician whose creativity, adventurous spirit and beautiful tone have led to a long career filled with fascinating people and projects. He has collaborated with just about every musician of note, including bassists Dominic Duval, Joe Fonda, Adam Lane and William Parker; pianist Michael Jefry Stevens, drummers John Betsch, Paul Motian, Ed Blackwell, Peter LeMaitre, Jay Rosen and Lou Grassi; multi-instrumentalists Anthony Braxton, Gunter Hampel and Sabir Mateen; trumpeters Dave Douglas and Roy Campbell, Jr.; trombonist Steve Swell, guitarist Dom Minasi, clarinetists Perry Robinson and Rozanne Levine; vocalists Nicki Mathis and Jeanne Lee; and choreographers Jean Erdman, Murray Louis and Nancy Allison. Along the way he has led and co-led an array of notable bands including Liquid Time, The Glass House Ensemble, No Respect, The Nu Band, the Bi-Coastal Orchestra, and Drunk Butterfly. He has recorded over 50 discs, many of them award winners, including BushWacked – A Spoken Opera, No Respect – Duval/Rosen/Whitecage, Fractured Standards & Fairy Tales, Moon Blue Boogie, Split Personality, and Mark Whitecage & Liquid Time.
Clarinetist Perry Robinson is a master of the clarinet in jazz, folk and avant-garde music. He has worked with an incredible array of international musical artists, including the Brubeck Family, Gunter Hampel, Henry Grimes, Bill Dixon, Carla Bley, Archie Shepp, Charlie Haden, Badal Roy, John Carter, Anthony Braxton, Mark Whitecage, Dr. Michael White, Pete Seeger and George Clinton. He has been a mainstay of pianist Burton Greene’s Klezmokum and of drummer Lou Grassi’s Po Band. The Perry Robinson Quartets and Trios, featuring pianist Christoph Adams, bassist Ed Schuller and drummer Ernst Bier, have released six CDs and toured extensively in Europe. Recently Perry has been playing with Wynne Paris and Groovananda, the pianist Nobu Stowe, the Israeli clarinetist Harold Rubin, the Israeli composer-pianist Anat Fort, and in clarinetist Rozanne Levine’s Chakra Tuning ensemble.
Badal Roy is tabla player, percussionist and recording artist known for his work in jazz, world and experimental music. Born in India, after coming to NY he began performing with Steve Gorn, eventually attracting the attention of Miles Davis. Davis invited Roy to join his group, and he recorded on Davis's albums On the Corner, Big Fun, and Get Up with It. Roy subsequently performed and recorded with many leading jazz musicians, including Dave Liebman, Pharoah Sanders, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Herbie Mann, Pat Metheny, Lester Bowie, Airto Moreira, Charlie Haden, Perry Robinson, and Ornette Coleman (playing in Coleman's electric band Prime Time), as well as with Purna Das Baul and Yoko Ono. In the 1990’s Roy began performing with the Brazilian guitar duo Duofel. He has also collaborated with Ken Wessel and Stomu Takeishi in a fusion trio named Alankar. He often plays with Muruga Booker in the Global Village Ceremonial Band, and with Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts.
Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff's musical skill on guitar, sitar and bass have led to appearances around the world as well as renown in his native southwest U.S. Based in Denver, Citrus played in many local bands in the early ’90s, among them Red Moon Storm, Human Head Transplant, The Three Hip Horns, The Wild Angels, and the Stone Koolies. In 1990, he met master musician and mentor, D.N. Shukla from India. Mr. Shukla began training Citrus in the art of Hindustani Classical music on the sitar in Colorado and India. In 1994, Citrus joined Lord of Word and the Disciples of Bass. In 1995 Citrus met his idols, George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars, and as The Lord of Word began to break apart, P-Funk took him out on the road. For the next decade, he traveled the world with P-Funk, playing at prestigious venues and festivals. Citrus has also played with the 420 Funk Mob, Drugs, T.H.C. Mercenaries, Varsity Squad, Sativa Clinton’s Blaze Band and many other offshoot bands that periodically opened for George Clinton. He also performed sitar for P-Funk vocalist Kim Manning’s Love and Light Initiation CD. After a decade with Clinton, Citrus decided to take flight on his own, beginning his new project, U.S. Pipe and Balls Johnson Dance Machine. With this band, Citrus opened for P-Funk and played in his favorite Colorado venues as well as other mountain region states and the Midwest. Their debut CD, United Sound Pipe, was released at the end of 2008 and garnered much critical acclaim. U.S. Pipe disbanded in 2009 and Citrus has appeared with the Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band, and plays solo concerts. He is on the faculty at the esteemed nonprofit organization, Swallow Hill Music Association, in South Denver.
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