Chicago drummer and composer Frank Rosaly
is coming to St. Louis to perform on Thursday, October 1 at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center.
Rosaly, who is touring to promote his forthcoming LP Milkwork, is a a frequent participant in Chicago's diverse improvised music scene, performing with groups such as Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten Quintet, the Jeff Parker/Nels Cline Quartet and Matana Robert's Chicago Project and playing with Ken Vandermark, Michael Zerang, Peter Brotzmann, Fred Lonberg-Holm and others.
His performance in St. Louis will feature compositions from Milkwork, described as a solo drumming project that explores the process of free-improvisation with both acoustic and electronically manipulated percussion instruments to produce a wild and gorgeous panoply of sound.
Citing Milford Graves, Tony Buck and Billy Higgins as inspiration, Rosaly used contact microphones, oscillators, effects pedals and analog synthesizers alongside an acoustic drum set, incorporating Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, jazz, and non-idiomatic grooves and employing unconventional techniques, dense Free-Jazz vocabulary, heavy drones and feedback, as well as a soft, subtle percussive language that evokes a varied and colorful performance. Milkwork utilizes seemingly spare elements of music that result into a melodious whole."
Tickets for Frank Rosaly's performance at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center will be $5 at the door.
This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
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