Tom Blancarte – Solo Bass
Being & Becoming
Peter Evans – Trumpets
Joel Ross – Vibraphone
Jordan Morton – Bass
Max Jaffe – Drums
Acclaimed trumpeter and composer Peter Evans debuts a new ensemble featuring some of the most creative and virtuosic of the new generation of players. Featuring Joel Ross on vibraphone, Jordan Morton on bass and Max Jaffe on drums, Being & Becoming marks a new chapter in Evans’ work as a player and composer. The evening will open with Tom Blancarte premiering a new piece for solo bass following the success of his new album, The Shortening of the Way.
Peter Evans is a trumpeter, improviser, and composer based in New York City. As part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation, Evans’ work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions. Peter is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool, and works with an ever-expanding group of musicians and composers in the creation of new music. His primary groups as a leader are the Peter Evans Ensemble and Being & Becoming (with Joel Ross and Max Jaffe). He is a member of the cooperative groups Pulverize the Sound (with Mike Pride and Tim Dahl) and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Sam Pluta). Evans has released recordings on his own record label, More is More, since 2011.
For nearly a decade, bassist Tom Blancarte has been contributing a vivid palette of dark frequencies to New York’s creative music scene. A native of Austin, Texas, his formative years included a steady diet of fantasy and sci-fi novels and video games, and later on a total immersion in death and black metal. Accordingly, Blancarte has cultivated a demented and visceral instrumental practice that transcends the experimental bass canon and pushes improvisatory art to new extremes.