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Friday, July 1st 9:00PM MARK HELIAS OPEN LOOSE Mark Helias, bass; Tom Rainey, drums; Tony Malaby, sax
Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street Greenwich Village, NY 10014
Tel: 212-989-9319 Fax: 212-243-4207 Web: corneliastreetcafe.com
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village 1,9 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th St.
a culinary as well as a cultural landmark" Mayoral Proclamation, City of New York 1987
The trio's name Open Loose" refers not only to its musical style, but to Mark Helias' compositions which are written with plenty of space in them, and are designed to be interpreted openly and loosely. They allow for seamless transitions between composed passages and improvisation, never easy to achieve. This threesome fully exploits the creative possibilities of the compositions, never opting for a clichéd theme-solos-theme format. The group has the knack of starting with a rather loose - sometimes even ramshackle - piece and slowly allowing it to evolve until it emerges as a tight theme. Open Loose has been touring for six years and has released three CDs." Cover $10 www.markhelias.com