In celebration of the release of his debut album Free for One, Ron Stabinsky presents an evening of solo piano improvisations.
Taking the impossible task of translating the solo saxophone language of Evan Parker into a new language for the double bass as a point of departure, bassist Tom Blancarte (Seabrook Power Plant, Peter Evans Quintet, Sweet Banditry) uses every contemporary upright bass technique available in a quest to force something new and original out of that most intractable of instruments.
Ron Stabinsky released his debut album, Free for One in June 2016, after more than a decade of the evolution of his improvised solo language. In addition to continuing to pursue this ongoing interest in solo piano improvisation, he enjoys working on music in a stylistically diverse array of situations throughout the United States and Europe with many other musicians and ensembles, including free-improvising saxophonist Jack Wright, bass trombone virtuoso David Taylor, Meat Puppets bassist Cris Kirkwood, and NEA Jazz Master David Liebman. Recent festival appearances include Newport Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Moers Festival (Germany), and Jazz and More Festival Sibiu (Romania). He is currently a regular member of the band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the new music ensemble Relâche, the Charles Evans Quartet, and the Peter Evans Quintet.
For over a decade, Texan bassist Tom Blancarte has been contributing a vivid palette of dark frequencies to New York’s creative music scene, both as a freelance performer as well as a member of bands such as the electro-acoustic jazz ensemble the Peter Evans Quintet, the banjo-shred power trio Seabrook Power Plant, New Timbralist free jazz noise trio Totem, the duo Sparks with trumpet phenom Peter Evans, an eerie post-apocalyptic duo with wife Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen (The Home of Easy Credit), improv doom tuba trio The Gate and new Danish post-punk improv quartet Sweet Banditry. A native of the Texas Hill Country in Austin, Texas, his formative years included a steady diet of fantasy and sci-fi novels, comic books and video games, and later on a total immersion in death and black metal.