143 Recommend It! 1,214 views

Amorphous Improv That Ends Screeching to a Halt

SOURCE: Published: 2010-04-09
Wayne Horvitz he keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, the alto saxophonist Briggan Krauss and the percussionist Le Quan Ninh gave it to us straight at the Stone in the East Village on Wednesday night. It was tabula-rasa free improvisation: about an hour long, aggressive but not signifying any particular school, loud and soft but mostly loud, way more gestural than narrative, instinctive, abstract, efficacious.

Billed as the HNK Trio, these three had never played together before this year. Currently theyre touring five American cities, financed by a grant from an improvised-music exchange program created by two nonprofit organizations, Chamber Music America and French American Cultural Exchange.

Mr. Horvitz, who was involved in the hybridized jazz and improvised music scene in New York during the 1970s and '80s, moved to Seattle a little over 20 years ago, and there he became even more unclassifiable. Hes involved in chamber music, folk songs, opera, straight-ahead jazz, and projects like Wednesday's show, in which he played keyboards and prepared piano. (He and his wife, the composer and pianist Robin Holcomb, have programmed this months concerts at the Stone.)


View the original article...

This story appears courtesy of The New York Times.
Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved.


Visit Website

comments powered by Disqus
Download jazz mp3 “A Moment For Andrew” by Wayne Horvitz and Sweeter Than The Day Download jazz mp3 “a remembrance...an afterthought...what could have been a waltz” by Wayne Horvitz
Read the All About Jazz Magazine - Free!

Read the All About Jazz Magazine - It's free!

Jam-packed with 100 pages covering a wide range of styles, subjects and from around the world—each issue includes interviews, profiles, columns, album reviews, web site news, and free MP3s. The AAJ magazine is available across all devices, can be shared socially, and opened from anywhere without the need to download an app.

Read the Winter 2014 Edition

Weekly Giveaways

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo Rodriguez
About | Enter