April-4th-2012, 10:08 AM
Fay Victor Ensemble To Debut New Material At Two Upcoming Gigs In New York
Vocalist/composer Fay Victor and her primary working band, the Fay Victor Ensemble, will be workshopping new original material for its next recording at two upcoming dates in New York. The group, which is currently operating as a drummer-less trio featuring guitarist Anders Nilsson and bassist Ken Filiano, will play at Clemente Soto Vélez (as part of the Evolving Voice series) on April 30th and Barbès (as part of the Palimpsestic Series) on May 16th.
Ms. Victor, who composes with her husband Jochem van Dijk, recently resumed focusing on her own music after a series of performing and recording projects with Ab Baars, Anthony Braxton, the ICP Orchestra and Other Dimensions in Music over the past year. "Sometimes it's good to take a step back and embrace new experiences," she explains. "Working as a sidewoman with these great artists has helped me hone my own conceptual and compositional approach. I'm very excited to develop these new pieces with Anders and Ken and record them later this year."
"Awesome, incredible, unique, overwhelming—the adjectives to describe the sheer magnificence of vocalist/poet/improviser Fay Victor could go on for days," writes the New Haven Advocate's Bill Carbone. Critics have called her "restlessly creative" (Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader), "artistically complete" (Ben Ratliff, New York Times), "breathtakingly original" (Jerome Wilson, Cadence), "refreshingly outside-the-box" (Time Out New York) and "a vocal artist with a real vision" (Lloyd Sachs, JazzTimes).
Learn more about Fay Victor at http://www.fayvictor.com
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