Andrew Drury’s Content Provider + The Drum 2 CD Release Celebration!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015. 8:00 pm

Andew Drury celebrates the release of two CDs being simultaneously released: Content Provider (featuring Briggan Krauss, Ingrid Laubrock, Brandon Seabrook, and Andrew Drury) and The Drum (a CD of solo music performed on a floor tom).

Part One: Music from Content Provider performed by Andrew Drury’s ContenTrio

El Sol
Ancestors Friends Heroes

Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone)
Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone)
Andrew Drury (drums)

Part Two: Music from Content Provider performed by Andrew Drury’s Content Provider

The Commune of Brooklyn
Content Provider
Keep the Fool

Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone)
Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone)
Brandon Seabrook (guitar)
Andrew Drury (drums)

Part Three: Music from The Drum

Andrew Drury (floor tom)

Part Four: Music from Content Provider performed by Content Provider + Special Guests

The Band Is a Drum Set

Performed by Content Provider + Friends
Jason Kao Hwang (violin/viola)
J.D. Parran (multi-reeds)
Kevin Ray (bass)

Andrew Drury is a composer, improviser, percussionist, and educator originally from Seattle. A student of the drummer Ed Blackwell and the writer Annie Dillard while at Wesleyan University, Drury’s early playing experiences included performances with Wadada Leo Smith, John Tchicai, and Brad Mehldau, as well as forays into street theater, performance art, and a series of drum solos performed and photographed outdoors in landscapes in nine western States. Since then he has performed in 25 countries and on nearly 50 recordings as a soloist, leader, and collaborator with a wide range of musicians including Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, Wayne Horvitz, Andrea Neumann, Christine Abdelnour, Michel Doneda, and many lesser known greats. In addition to leading Content Provider Drury is a member of the cooperative groups 1032K (with Frank Lacy and Kevin Ray), the Brooklyn Infinity Orchestra, and Conjure. As a collaborator/sideperson he plays with Jason Kao Hwang, Robert Dick, Jack Wright, J.D. Parran’s Dance Clarinets, IRON DOG, TOTEM>, Other Life Forms, Hans Tammen, Alejandro Florez, Ras Moshe, 3D (with Tomasz Dabrowski and Kris Davis), Michael Lytle, Miya Masaoka, Yoni Kretzmer, and others. As an educator he has led workshops from Central American villages to Ivy League graduate schools, museums to housing projects, and in 2000 led a six-month “Millennium Project” residency with the Oneida Nation on their reservation in Wisconsin. Drury also curates the Soup & Sound House Concert Series in his home in Brooklyn where he has presented and performed with musicians from five continents including Jaap Blonck, Agusti Fernandez, and many of tonight’s performers. On February 26, 2015 at the Lincoln Center Atrium, he and 1032K will premiere The Hard Time Killing Floor Suite, an extended work exploring the music of Delta Blues legend Skip James, commissioned by the Lincoln Center Atrium.