The percussion quartet will debut new compositions and perform selections from "Timbre Suite" (Tone Colors).
Bryan Carrott-Marimba, Percussion
Salim Washington-Woodwinds, Percussion
Reggie Nicholson-Drums, Percussion
Continuing in the tradition of drummer bandleaders such as Max Roach, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, and Paul Motian, Reggie Nicholson has firmly established his reputation in this great tradition. Since relocating to New York City from Chicago in 1988, Nicholson has performed and recorded with a wide variety of new music luminaries such as Henry Threadgill, Amina Claudine Myers, Muhal Richard Abrams, Charles Gayle, Myra Melford, Anthony Braxton, Wilber Morris, Yuko Fujiyama, Roy Campbell, Butch Morris, just to name a few. To date, Nicholson has recorded four albums titled, "Unnecessary Noise Allowed", "Percussion Peace", "Timbre Suite", and "Surreal Feel". http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/reggienicholson
The Reggie Nicholson Brass Concept is an ensemble of some of the best brass players in New York City. Nicholson's blend of chamber brass and percussion with a touch of creative freedom transforms his music into a unique and personal adventure. Reggie Nicholson Born in Chicago, IL, Nicholson is a long time member of the AACM and has performed with Henry Threadgill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Amina Claudine Myers, and Anthony Braxton. Beyond the AACM, Nicholson has performed with Roy Campbell, Myra Melford, Butch Morris, Yuko Fujiyama, Wilber Morris, James Spaulding and Brian Smith, just to name a few. Currently, Nicholson is composing and performing works for a number of different projects and has two recordings released, Unnecessary Noise Allowed and Percussion Peace.
“Trombonist Steve Swell presents a quartet of first rate musicians in the avant tradition of improvising using composition as a jumping off point for frreewheeling, intelligent improvisations. Featuring Jemeel Moondoc, alto; John Voigt, bass and Reggie Nicholson, drums.”
"The pianist/composer plays solo and with her trio featuring Lindsey Horner on bass and Reggie Nicholson on drums. Myra Melford has emerged as one of the most thoughtful and explosive jazz-influenced pianists of the 90s. She also works with Butch Morris, Henry Threadgill, Tom Cora, Samm Bennett, MOBI, Leroy Jenkins, Diedre Murray, and with her longtime duo partner Marian Brandis. Her record Jump on Enemy Records led to a recent Downbeat critics poll award."