Monday, March 28, 2011

ICP Orchestra in Austin

These guys are playing in Austin next Thursday. I would love to drive to Austin and see the show but sadly I'm teaching that evening. This is a great recent video of theirs.

The band is kind of an all star Dutch avant garde jazz band. Here is the lineup: Michael Moore, alto saxophone + clarinet; Ab Baars, tenor saxophone + clarinet; Tobias Delius, tenor saxophone + clarinet; Thomas Heberer, trumpet; Woller Wierbos, trombone; Misha Mengelberg, piano; Mary Oliver, violin; Tristan Honsinger, cello; Ernst Glerum, bass; Han Bennink, drums.  And here is the show information if you are in the area.  Thursday, April 78:00 PM (doors at 7:30) Austin Art + Music Partnership (AAMP)411 Monroe St. West
Austin, TX 78704


Edward Stafford said...

Oh man, this is a fucking fantastic video. Typical offbeat Dutch humor. Misha is hilarious and Han looks quite hip in his Volvo. It's really too bad you can't make it down to see them. I wonder if it's the same people who used to bring Willem Breuker to Esther's Follies?

I think I told you about the Han Bennink solo show I saw a couple of years ago. One of the best shows I've ever seen. I also think I told you about the time I met him at Bimhuis (which is in the video-- that building with the part that juts out over the water.) I was really high and he told me my hand was cold. All I could think was "great, you played with Eric Dolphy and my hand is cold."

Pedro said...

Hey Edward, the Austin show is organized by epistrophy arts We are rnot the same folks who brought the WBK over the years though I saw those shows! We are the folks who brought Peter Brotzmann, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Evan Parker, Sam Rivers, The Thing with Joe McPhee, Marilyn Crispell, Rova Saxophone Quartet etc... Thanks for posting this Paul!

Paul Booker said...

Hi Pedro. I am happy to spread the word. Texas doesn't get nearly enough avant garde jazz and you guys are doing a huge service by bringing these people here.

@ Ed... These college night classes I teach three days a week always seem to be getting in the way of something that I'd rather be doing.

Edward Stafford said...

Hey, Pedro!

We've actually met before and I've been to a few of the shows you've put on in Austin. I moved to El Lay and started a jazz label. It's inspiring to know know you're still doing it, because I know it ain't easy.

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