April-7th-2003, 08:17 AM
John Hollenbeck/Claudia Quintet (+) in DC
I plan on making the Hollenbeck show at least. I Hope to see some of you DC area JCers (Sergio, bluenoter, Darryll, Fred K. John L., etc.) there.
Maybe we could all meet up for dinner before the Saturday show. There's a couple of decent places to eat nearby.
Friday, April 11th AND Saturday, April 12th
Friday, April 11th
Jaime Fennelly – electronics
Chris Forsyth – electric guitar
Fritz Welch – drums/percussion
THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
Saturday, April 12th
John Hollenbeck – drums
Chris Speed – clarinet/tenor
Matt Moran – vibes/percussion
Ted Reichman – accordion
Reuben Radding – acoustic bass
Both evening performances
Sangha Cafe & Marketplace (202-882-8828)
117 Carroll Street, NW, Washington DC
(Just two blocks east of the Takoma Metro Station, @ the corner of Carroll &
8 pm $10
“...levitation caused by hidden impulses manifests itself musically by
allowing time to coexist with limitless space...clamorous clusters
unimpaired be ever present allergic reactions interbreed to eventually
self-destruct within natural silences.”
psi is an electro-acoustic trio featuring Jaime Fennelly (electronics),
Chris Forsyth (electric guitar), and Fritz Welch (drums and amplified
percussion). Together, they form a unique ensemble and sound which focuses
on the dispersal of time, magnified textures, and an ambiguity of
originating source sounds as compositional elements. Spontaneity serves as
a catalyst for the sounds psi creates collectively. The time-based
arrangements and co-existence of such independent statements creates the
dynamic of the music.
Jaime Fennelly, a Brooklyn-based electronicist and improvising composer, and
double-bassist, whose collaborations in choreographer/dancer Miguel
Gutierrez and SQUAWNK, was the recipient of the 2002 Artist Exploration Fund
from Arts International. Chris Forsyth is a Brooklyn-based guitarist, who
has performed with a wealth of the jazz avant garde, including Daniel
Carter, Assif Tsahar, Loren Mazzacane Connors, and Jack Wright. Fritz
Welch is a Brooklyn-based drummer, percussionist, and visual artist who
employs a wide range of traditional drumming devices while also developing a
vocabulary of homemade instruments.
Freedom of individual expression combined with subservience to a group
identity is the ultimate manifestation of psi.
THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
“...sensitive, thinking music, continually changing shape and
texture...whose goals clearly lie beyond jazz.” – Ben Ratliff/New York Times
Led by drummer/composer John Hollenbeck, The Claudia Quintet delivers
original and stylistically diverse repertoire that revels in unusual
harmony, unorthodox instrumentation, and unconventional structure.
Vibest Matt Moran has distinguished himself as a revolutionary vibraphonist
with a unique approach to the instrument. He also leads the groups Sideshow
and Slavic Soul Party. Multi-reedist Chris Speed performs regularly in many
creative improvising bands, including ones led by Tim Berne, Jim Black and
Dave Douglas, and also leads his Pachora, and Yeah, No. Ted Reichman
possesses the versatility and musicality to make the accordion work in free
jazz, klezmer, and pop worlds, in respective collaborations with Anthony
Braxton, David Krakauer, and Paul Simon. Special guest bassist Reuben
Radding has performed in the ensembles of Marc Ribot, Roy Campbell, and Dave
Douglas, to name a few. In addition to this, and his own other projects,
drummer and principal composer John Hollenbeck performs regularly with the
Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra, Meredith Monk, and Fred Hersch.
As with all Transparent Productions performances, 100% of the proceeds go to
April-7th-2003, 08:51 AM
▼ Molly the Barn Owl
Clay, I'd also posted that whole shebang on the Washington DC Jazz thread.
I'm not sure whether I'll make it, but I hope to go to the Saturday show too. If so, dinner sounds good. I don't know Tacky Park restaurants, though--do you have a couple in mind?
Last edited by bluenoter; April-7th-2003 at 08:53 AM.
April-7th-2003, 09:13 AM
There's a good Middle Eastern place and an earth-crunchy kind of Korean place nextdoor.
April-7th-2003, 09:28 AM
▼ Molly the Barn Owl
I guess the Korean place is Mark's, and I guess I vote for the Middle Eastern place. Doesn't matter, though.
April-7th-2003, 10:32 AM
I would be up for dinner. I vote for Middle Eastern over Korean.
April-7th-2003, 12:33 PM
I'm partial to the Middle Eastern place too. They usually have an Oud player in their on Fridays and Saturdays.
Let's email offline and set it up.
Come on Sergio, Darryll, John...