H*E*R: Yvette Perez, Danny Tunick, Peter Zummo w/ special guest Darius Jones

Friday, December 5, 2008. 8:30 pm

H*E*R blends minimalism, jazz, and pop influences in delicate, mysterious, and sophisticated tunes about memory and the outer world that blur the line between improv and song; between prismatic recollection and blighted reality. The trio is led by the Carla Bley of avant-pop music vocalist/keyboardist Yvette Perez whose sensuously sparse soundscapes are reminiscent of Annette Peacock and Laurie Anderson. Legendary trombonist/composer Peter Zummo contributes some of his compositions and crafts masterful melodies and improvisations. Vibraphone and percussion player Danny Tunick adds distinctive textures and floating rhythms. The group performs this evening with alto-saxophonist Darius Jones as special guest.

“‘songs about the mysteries of housework and nature’… forwards certain ideas about stillness, motion, and beauty” — time out new york