Monday, October 6, 2014

Mazen Kerbaj's ARIHA Trumpet Ensemble at Donaueschinger Musiktage, Saturday 10/18/14

Live in SWR2
06 SWR2 NOWJazz Session
the same (not) the same


Gewerbliche Schulen, Sporthalle 
Datum: Samstag, 18. Oktober 2014 
Beginn: 20.00 Uhr

The Same (Not) The Same

Mazen Kerbaj's ARIHA Trumpet Ensemble (Premiere)
Mazen Kerbaj, tp + comp
Liz Allbee, tp
Axel Dörner, tp
Peter Evans, tp
Franz Hautzinger, tp
Greg Kelley, tp
Nate Wooley, tp
Dauer: ca. 45 Minuten

25 Minuten Pause

Jaap Blonk, voc
Joachim Montessuis, voc
Julien Ottavi, voc
Jörg Piringer, voc
Dauer: ca. 45 Minuten

Individualism and interaction – it is the tension between these two poles that turns encounters between improvisers (time and again) into a challenging affair. While ensemble duties were clearly assigned in the classic band line-ups of jazz history, such fixed patterns of roles have meanwhile become a rarity. Hierarchical structures like leader – soloist – sideman have likewise become obsolete. Thus Mazen Kerbaj’s Trumpet Ensemble, appearing in Donaueschingen for the first time this year, does not pursue the idea of a trumpet battle with seven lone fighters, instead using this superb constellation to explore the possibility of simultaneous individual multilinguality. JJJJ present themselves both polyphonically and monophonically at this NOWJazz Session, with improvisations in solo and quartet form. “New Sound Poetry and Vocal Improvisations” is the title chosen by the four vocal performers for their programme with experimental sound poetry.

Friday, 10/10/14, Boston

Parking Garage Solo, Fremont 9/26/14

Levi Berner
Contact Mike
Eric Ostrowski
Greg Kelley

"Guerrilla Jammer" Friday September 26th at a parking garage in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.

Photos courtesy of Levi Berner & Esther Hollowearth respectively.