Date(s) - 12/16/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Beverly Lounge
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- Lotte Anker – tenor and soprano saxophones
- Michael Vatcher – drums
- Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
- Michael Bisio – bass
Since the early 90s the Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker has been a key force in transforming the focus of the sound of jazz in her homeland.
– Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
Lotte Anker is a Copenhagen-based saxophone player and composer working in the field between experimental jazz/improvisation and contemporary music.
Her music includes both melodic (often twisted or fragmented) elements and more abstract textural material and covers a wide territory from minimal, transparency to dense and dark expressionism.
…and the rebellious drumming of Vatcher – opted for a kind of fast, dadaist conversation.
– Eyal Hareuveni (the free jazz collective. 11Nov 2018. Unlimited 32 Festival, Wels, Austria)
Try to pin Fred Lonberg-Holm down and you’re liable to leave your map looking like a pincushion.
– Bill Meyer, Dusted Magazine
Chicago based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm has played and studied music in a variety of situations from the Juilliard School to the gutter. A former student of Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldman, Bunita Marcus and Pauline Oliveros, his primary projects are his Valentine Trio and The Lightbox Orchestra. He is also a member of a number of ongoing collective projects (The Boxhead Ensemble, The Friction Brothers with Michaels Zerang and Colligan, The Flatlands Collective, Keefe Jackson’s Fast Citizens) as well as participating…
The fleet-fingered and pitch-perfect Bisio ends the piece with an absolutely jaw-dropping solo.
– Bill Tilland, BBC Review
Michael Bisio, bassist/composer, has eighty-five recordings in his discography, twenty four of these are split evenly between leader/co-leader, ten of them document his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp. Michael has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass. Nate Chinen in the New York Times writes : “The physicality of Mr. Bisio’s bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avant-garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive;…”