Looking forward to setting off for Durham, England to take part in a Philosophy of Improvisation Workshop on April 17-18, organized by Andy Hamilton and presented by the Gateshead Jazz Festival and Durham University. I’ll be giving a presentation on systemic music, and later performing at the University with Mike Baggetta in our duo Tin/Bag:
The workshop will explore the concept of an aesthetics of imperfection in which spontaneous process is valued over finished product. While this aesthetic is expressed most clearly in the work of improvising musicians, it’s also necessary for higher level creative performance while following a score. The concept thus deepens our capacity to understand and appreciate both improvised and composed music. The workshop is aimed at performers, promoters, producers, researchers, teachers and jazz enthusiasts.
Participants include improvising musicians Louise Gibbs and Steve Beresford from the UK, Mike Baggetta and Kris Tiner from the US, writers Philip Clark and Andy Hamilton, as well as promoters and record producers.
Cathlene Pineda Quartet CD Release Tour for Passing: A California Suite
Cathlene Pineda, piano, compositions
Kris Tiner, trumpet
Tina Raymond, drums
David Tranchina, bass
Passing: A California Suite was written after a commission received by the Los Angeles Jazz Society to compose a piece about Los Angeles for the Angel City Jazz Festival in 2014. The music is inspired by the poetry of LA’s first poet-laureate, Eloise Klein-Healy, and each piece is based on an excerpt of her work.
For more info: www.cathlenepineda.com
More about Orenda Records: www.orendarecords.com
This week the Empty Cage Quartet reconvenes for performances at the Angel City Jazz Festival in Los Angeles (with Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri), Studio Grand in Oakland (with The Lost Trio), and Dagny’s Coffee Co. in Bakersfield. From there we head into the studio to work on material for our next album.
More info on the events page at emptycagequartet.com.
“Exquisite music just flows from these serious cats, flows like the skies & rivers…”
–ABQ poet Mark Weber
- August 31 – Tin/Bag + Ryutaro Endo | Blue Whale | Los Angeles | 9pm | fb
- September 1 – Tin/Bag | Bakersfield Jazz Workshop | Bakersfield | 7:30pm
- September 2 – Tin/Bag + Nathan Hubbard Quartet | The Studio Door | San Diego | 8pm | fb
- September 3 – Tin/Bag | The Nash | Phoenix, AZ | 7:30pm
- September 4 – Tin/Bag | Improvisation Workshop at The Nash | Phoenix, AZ | 2pm
- September 6 – Tin/Bag + Jane Rigler/Janet Feder | The Roost Creative Music Series | Albuquerque, NM | 7:30pm
For more info visit www.tinbag.net