$16 advance/$20 door
Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville
Tickets on sale now at: Sound Cat Records (Bloomfield), Caliban Books (Oakland), Dave's Music Mine (South Side), Acoustic Music Works (Squirrel Hill) and online from the
Thunderbird website (http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net/
The Turbine! is an international free-jazz supergroup quartet featuring legendary Chicagoans/AACM members Harrison Bankhead (double bass) and Hamid Drake (drums, frame drum) with France's Benjamin Duboc (double bass) and Spain's Ramon Lopez (drums, tabla). They have released an album on the Rogue Art label called "Entropy/Enthalpy" which features guests such as William Parker and documents "an exploratory tour across France." This concert takes place as part of The Bridge, a trans-Atlantic network for creative music.
Since the year 1960 and Ornette Coleman's milestone Free Jazz album, where every instrument of his quartet was doubled, until the more recent mirror structures of Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill's ensembles, the multiplication of the rhythm section has gone through varied forms. The Turbine! is something way beyond the reinforcement of the rhythm section's autonomy, playing or juggling with pulsation and something way beyond combustion. Fully conscious of the paths that open up at any time for music created in the moment, the four polyrhythmicists dive into the continuous flow of euphoric, resounding realms.