Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Upcoming JAZZ/WORLD events @ (le) poisson rouge

Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures
File Under: experimental, jazz

Grounded in the American improvisational tradition, Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures Octet embraces musical forms and instrumentation of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the African diaspora. Veteran percussionist Adam Rudolph, who was called “ a percussion wizard” (Downbeat) and “a pioneer in world music (New York Times),” leads an ensemble of artists performing on instruments ranging from West and North African percussion, Middle Eastern oud (lute) and Japanese and Indian flutes to saxophones, clarinets, guitar and banjo. The program features the world premiere of music by Rudolph commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Join us TONIGHT @ (le) poisson rouge, for Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures! To purchase tickets click here!

Charlie Hunter Trio
File Under: progressive jazz, experimental

Hunter follows up his latest trio album, Baboon Strength, with an ambitious effort recorded live direct to two-inch analog tape. No mixing, no overdubs, just straight-ahead powerhouse playing captured by the f
inest recording equipment dating back to the '50s. This is familiar territory for Hunter as all of his recordings are recorded live. He comments, "We wanted to do an old sounding record, it's fun to do it all analog. Artists are into mixing, and that's fine, but I'm so on the raw side of things, I get the sounds I like and go. You need to know how to play if you do it this way. I could never do it digitally, I play live with a lot of improv, so I go with my strengths. Why not go all in!"

Natacha Atlas
File Under: electro, pop, arabic

Musically and geographically, Natacha Atlas has always been an itinerant. The Anglo-Egyptian singer has spent more than a decade fusing electronic beats with North African and Arabic music
, finding links between seemingly disparate musical genres, exploring new and different sonic settings and working with a wealth of like-minded collaborators from across the world along the way. The resulting body of work is both a triumph of true multiculturalism and a testament to the richness and accessibility of Arabic culture. It is, indeed, an oeuvre unlike any other.

File Under: afrobeat, funk, jazz, soul

Using the revolutionary blueprint of afrobeat as a launching pad, the dozen-strong members of Antibalas weave a rich tapestry of latin, jazz, classical, funk and soul into their rhythmic, horn-driven mix. Always looking to push their unique sound further, Antibalas recruited heralded musician/producer John McEnt
ire (Tortoise, Stereolab, Tom Ze) to produce 2007’s Security. The album was received with critical acclaim and high praise from critics and fans alike. As distinguished as their recordings may be, Antibalas has truly become renowned for their relentless live shows. The band has averaged over 100 concerts a year, incessantly traversing the U.S, Canada and Europe in venues large and small be they the sweaty clubs of Brooklyn or in front of hordes of festival goers around the globe in exotic places like La Reunion and the Canary Islands. It's not by chance the Village Voice exclaimed "their music is right on time," while The New York Times, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone magazine and a slew of others have taken serious notice. Last year, Antibalas spent their time working as arrangers, orchestrators, composers and performers for the Off Broadway show “Fela!”.

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