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Borah Bergman at Tonic - Thursday, January 13 - 8 pm

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January 11, 2005

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES
Press Contact: JIM EIGO, jazzpromo@earthlink.net


Borah Bergman at Tonic - January 13 - Thursday - 8 PM
Featuring
Borah Bergman - Piano
Greg Cohen -Bass - Playing In Ornette Coleman's Band For Over A Year.
Ben Perowsky - Drums

Tonic
107 NORFOLK
btw Delancey and Rivington
212-358-7504
www.tonicnyc.com/

F train to Delancey
J / M / or Z trains to Essex
Walk east on Delancey (towards Williamsburg Bridge)
1st left on to Norfolk St

This concert is a rehearsal of sorts in preparation for my next tzadik recording. In the last ten years i have reorded more than 20 cds as leader or co leader for other companies... Borah Bergman

One of the most original and creative pianists in jazz and contemporary music, Borah Bergman is described by Down Beat Magazine as having the hands of “an eccentric genius." Completely ambidextrous he originally was inspired to develop it by hearing Paul Wittgenstein, the one handed (left) pianist. Ravel composed a concerto for him. Bergman improvises horn-like lines with both hands, sometimes crossed, in a contrapuntal and polyphonic, multi-layered dialogue that allows pieces to be turned upside down, without the loss of rhythmic intensity or aesthetic shape. He calls his concept “ambi-ideation". Possessing a prodigious technique Bergman says, “The musical ideas were always in my brain before I had it; all that developing the technique did was to enable me to get the ideas onto the keyboard." Borah Bergman has performed and recorded as leader and co leader with such greats as Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Braxton, Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake among many others.

BORAH BERGMAN Reviews

“Bergman has the hands of an eccentric genius." - DOWN BEAT

“Phenomenal ... strikingly original." - NEW YORK TIMES

“Revolutionary ... Bergman is redefining the resources of the piano." - KEYBOARD MAGAZINE “Bergman's music is striking ... hear him once and you will never forget the name or the music ..." - CADENCE MAGAZINE

“Bergman is the equal or superior of any free pianist - excluding nobody." - JAZIZ “Astounding ... highly recommended." - VILLAGE VOICE

“Two things are always happening at the same time ... music of explosive intensity and power." - JAZZ PODIUM

“An extraordinary imagination and absolute originality ... a brilliant musical frenzy." - MUSICA JAZZ “Borah Bergman is to piano what Ornette Coleman or John Coltrane is to saxophone." - DOWN BEAT “One of the most purely astonishing performances of all time." - PENGUIN BOOK of JAZZ CDs

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