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Mark Helias' Open Loose Tonight, June 29, At Cornelia Street Cafe

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MARK HELIAS'S OPEN LOOSE

Mark Helias, bass
Nasheet Waits, drums
Tony Malaby, saxophones

8:30 p.m. Cover $10

CORNELIA STREET CAFE
29 Cornelia Street
NYC, New York
212-989-9319
www.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.

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 cliched 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.

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