AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: December 11, 2017 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Street: 242 51st St, Lawrenceville
City/Town: Pittsburgh PA 15201
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Event Type: concert
Organized By: Manny Theiner
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2017
Mon Dec 11 7:30 pm doors $20 adv/$25 door 21+ show
Spirit 242 51st St Lawrenceville 412-586-4441
an evening with bicoastal avantjazz / free-improv supertrio
featuring members of Wilco and Rova Sax Quartet
NELS CLINE / GERALD CLEAVER / LARRY OCHS
Tickets on sale Oct 1 at: Juke Records (Bloomfield), Dave's Music Mine (South Side), Caliban Books (Oakland), Acoustic Music Works (Squirrel Hill) and online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Service charges may apply.
Guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco), drummer Gerald Cleaver, and saxophonist Larry Ochs (Rova) are three experimental icons, individually and collectively drawing upon the outer limits of free jazz, structured improvisation and bicoastal noisepunk.
The Trio began as a duo of Ochs and Cleaver, premiering at The Stone in New York in September 2014. Ochs then vowed to play at least one concert a year with Mr. Cleaver. Cline and Ochs, both living in California, had known each other for decades, and Cline was featured since 2003 in Rova's Electric Ascension bands. The trio was born in Brooklyn in 2015, since then performing only 6 concerts in the northeast USA, including expansion groups with Marshall Allen (Sun Ra), Michael Formanek, Hank Roberts and Ches Smith. The three look forward to performing annually in the USA when they're all available.
“The guitarist Nels Cline, the saxophonist Larry Ochs and the drummer Gerald Cleaver share a feeling for exploratory narrative and bristling texture.” (NY Times, May 2015)
Jazzmaster assassin NELS CLINE might be as close as the modern avant-garde gets to a household name with his membership as guitarist in Wilco.
GERALD CLEAVER made a name for himself through enduring partnerships with Vision Fest regulars like Roscoe Mitchell and Charles Gayle.
LARRY OCHS is best known as a founder of the Rova Sax Quartet, a San Francisco institution that focused right from the start on the application of improvisational strategies within the context of contemporary compositions, beginning in the late 1970s and continuing right up to the present day. Ochs' many bands and recordings are described at http://www.ochs.cc/