MFM’s 1st Official Public Event…An Evening of Jazz and Solidarity
Event review by Dawoud Kringle
On Wednesday, Sept 5th, 2018, Musicians for Musicians (MFM) and Eclectix (a composers and musicians organization) united forces to present an Evening of Jazz in Support of Professional Musicians at Zinc Bar (NY). The night’s music was offered by tenor sax master and MFM board member Billy Harper and his Quintet, and the E.C.O. Ensemble, a quintet of jazz composers / musicians led by guitarist and MFM supporter Roger Blanc. Kim Schmidt hosted and opened the event.
Billy Harper’s ensemble (featuring Freddie Hendricks on trumpet, Francesca Tanksley on piano, Hwansu Kang on bass, and Aaron Scott on drums) opened with “Illuminations,” a piece that started with hits and silences. Hendricks and Harper joined the drums, bass, and piano. This led into a melodically vivacious head.
1. Nels Cline and Yuka C. Honda Present: Floored by Four, Miho and Yuka cover Cibo Matto
Date: Monday, December 6, 2010 Time: 8pm Venue:Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474 Ticket: $15 Genre: avant-pop/electronics
Floored By Four is the eponymous debut from Mike Watt’s “New York project,” a quartet of renowned musicians comprising Dougie Bowne on drums, guitarist Nels Cline, Yuka C. Honda on keys, and bass, spiel and compositions by Watt.
Artists performing include: Nels Cline, Mike Watt, Miho Hatori, Dougie Bowne, Thomas Bartlett, Doug Wieselman and
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Composer Adam Rudolph returns with another series of Go: Organic Orchestraat Roulette. In concert he will conduct between 20 – 35 musicians in a spontaneous way, using a newly created score of music/letter grids, language themes, tone rows, traditional and synthetic scales, diadic and intervalic harmonies, The compositions will also utilize Rudolph’s rhythm concept of “Cyclic Verticalism” to generate form and weave what he calls an “audio syncretic music fabric”. The music is “organic” in the sense that the compositions and conducting exist as an inspiration and context for the musicians to express themselves by using their instruments as an amplifier for their inner voice.