Thursday, July 13, 2017

Recording: Perch Hen Brock & Rain

Artist: Perch Hen Brock & Rain

Song: [first piece, first section]

Recorded at Array Space (TONE Festival – Show #4), June 20, 2017.

Perch Hen Brock & Rain - [first piece, first section]

Although the local "jazz" festival is anticipated in some quarters, it seemed that too often there was no home there for adventurous and experimental creators. Thus, out of necessity, the TONE Festival was born to give these touring musicians a chance to connect with local audiences and artists. A collaboration between Burn Down the Capital's Tad Michalak, Ron Gaskin (a.k.a. Rough Idea) and Karen Ng and Daniel Pencer, the goal was to create shows that were rewarding for players and listeners alike. Deploying some playful nicknames for their group moniker, Perch Hen Brock & Rain brings together Ab Baars (on tenor sax and shakuhachi), Ig Henneman (viola), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax and bubble-blowing) and Tom Rainey (percussion). This multi-national quartet felt like a product of the Dutch improvisatory school — perhaps if only because of a somewhat stoic, phlegmatic appearance that was at odds with the passion and inventiveness of their music. Playing together for a few years now (and with a live release under their belt to tour on) this crew presented drones like grey, ashen beaches in winter that would then come to life in subtle and surprising ways.

No comments:

Post a Comment