Ned Rothenberg’s Bucket Brigade

Monday, October 7, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Ned Rothenberg premiers a new all-star, large (for him) ensemble, Bucket Brigade. It will use open form conducted improvisation developing prepared musical “germs” that grow through process over time but may suddenly jump in language from a purely sonic framework to harmonic settings. When certain conditions set up, original or “known” melodic material and solos will be overlaid. Each player brings wide experience and a personal musical language to the table. The goal is to combine these in common purpose and expression.

Ned Rothenberg alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, shakuhachi
Craig Taborn piano, electric keyboard
David Tronzo slide guitar
Stomu Takeishi fretless bass
Marcus Rojas tuba
Billy Martin drums, percussion
special guest – Sylvie Courvoisier piano

Composer/Performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 40 years on 5 continents. He performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi – an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a kind of personal idiom all its own. In an ensemble setting, he leads a new quartet Crossings 4, with Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson and Tomas Fujiwara, as well as his longstanding trio Sync, with Jerome Harris, guitars and Samir Chatterjee, tabla, and collaborates around the world with fellow improvisors like Evan Parker and Kazuhisa Uchihashi. Notable recordings include Lockdown, with Courvoisier and Julian Sartorius on Clean Feed, his Quintet for Clarinet and Stirngs with the Mivos Quartet, The World of Odd Harmonics, Ryu Nashi (new music for shakuhachi), and Inner Diaspora, all on John Zorn’s Tzadik label, as well as Live at Roulette with Evan Parker, The Fell Clutch, and Are You Be on Rothenberg’s Animul label.

Photo: David Agasi

Ned Rothenberg’s Bucket Brigade

Monday, October 7, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Ned Rothenberg premiers a new all-star, large (for him) ensemble, Bucket Brigade. It will use open form conducted improvisation developing prepared musical “germs” that grow through process over time but may suddenly jump in language from a purely sonic framework to harmonic settings. When certain conditions set up, original or “known” melodic material and solos will be overlaid. Each player brings wide experience and a personal musical language to the table. The goal is to combine these in common purpose and expression.

Ned Rothenberg alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, shakuhachi
Craig Taborn piano, electric keyboard
David Tronzo slide guitar
Stomu Takeishi fretless bass
Marcus Rojas tuba
Billy Martin drums, percussion
special guest – Sylvie Courvoisier piano

Composer/Performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 40 years on 5 continents. He performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi – an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a kind of personal idiom all its own. In an ensemble setting, he leads a new quartet Crossings 4, with Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson and Tomas Fujiwara, as well as his longstanding trio Sync, with Jerome Harris, guitars and Samir Chatterjee, tabla, and collaborates around the world with fellow improvisors like Evan Parker and Kazuhisa Uchihashi. Notable recordings include Lockdown, with Courvoisier and Julian Sartorius on Clean Feed, his Quintet for Clarinet and Stirngs with the Mivos Quartet, The World of Odd Harmonics, Ryu Nashi (new music for shakuhachi), and Inner Diaspora, all on John Zorn’s Tzadik label, as well as Live at Roulette with Evan Parker, The Fell Clutch, and Are You Be on Rothenberg’s Animul label.

Photo: David Agasi