Guitars, cello, reeds on short moody atmopsheric pieces to artsy explorations all with a creative twist. Not mainstream jazz.
Archive for July, 2009
Violin, bass, drums on avant/modern creative tunes, some edgy scraps-bangs-plucks on violin. Great bass lines by Joe Fonda. Some subdued.
Top Danish keyboardist on brilliantly realized solo piano improvisations. Inventive, passionate and gorgeous.
French brothers on bass and drums lead group through tightly performed postbop, modern mainstream originals and 1 Coltrane tune.
Quartet where guitar and sax take floating melodic lines over rock-ish rhythms. Blend of jazzfolkindierockimprovisedmusic.
Legendary singer w/4 octave range and great expression on lively fun set. Beatles cover only misstep in otherwise winning performance.
Guitarist leads small groups through postbop-mainstream originals and 2 jazz standards.
Bassist and his group focus on subtle, quiet, melodic ballads. Pretty without being maudlin.
Four Chicagoans on bass, drums, sax, bone associated w/ Vandermark on extended improve that rocks with free improve, unison passages and searing solos. Firehouse Gallery 12/9/07