Interpretations: SPACE (Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner, & Scott Robinson) // Reggie Nicholson Percussion Concept

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Roscoe Mitchell and Thomas Buckner’s seminal improvising trio returns in a new formation to present new works, and Reggie Nicholson brings new percussion-centric works for ensemble.

The seminal improvising trio SPACE was originally formed in 1979 by Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner and Gerald Oshita, featuring works by both Oshita and Mitchell, as well as group improvisation. In anticipation of a new CD of previously unreleased music by the original lineup of SPACE, this concert will be the first official performance of the group since the passing of Gerald Oshita, with multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson as the new third member. The group will perform new works from all three members, as well as improvisations.

A member of the AACM since 1979, drummer/percussionist Reggie Nicholson is known throughout the world for his profound abilities. Since the release of the first Reggie Nicholson Concept album in 1997, Nicholson has also produced work for The Reggie Nicholson Brass Concept and the Reggie Nicholson Percussion Concept. For this concert, Nicholson presents new music for The Reggie Nicholson Percussion Concept, in this incarnation featuring Bryan Carrott, Baba Don Eaton, and Patience Higgins.