This recently formed quartet plays improvised music with an engaging performance aspect.
Jeb Bishop has been a mainstay of the Chicago improv scene and is one of the finest trombone players. He also brings some unique small analog synthesizers.
Jaap Blonk is a world-renowned vocal performer, both in sound poetry and in improvisation, supported by a childlike freedom and a powerful stage presence. His work with live electronics shows the same flexibility.
Damon Smith is an amazing bass virtuoso who has played with many of the greatest players in modern jazz and improvised music.
Weasel Walter is a real powerhouse on the drums, well-known from the Flying Luttenbachers and other improv and extreme rock groups. His style is one of a kind.
In the spring of this year the group started off with a short East Coast tour, including a concert and a recording session at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, of which a CD will be available before long.
Also appearing: ORTET from Urban Deer Records (Marty Belcher, Tony Brewer, Joan Hawkins, Norbert Herber, Chris Rall, Joe MF Stone)
Sponsored by Urban Deer, Writers Guild at Bloomington, and the Indiana Arts Commission
Cost: $5 suggested donation
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