Jump Arts presents...The JUMP on the Pony Series featuring
MARK WHITECAGE and LOU GRASSI
AT THE PINK PONY, NYC
ON THURSDAY, JUNE 15 AT 10PM
Whitecage is again magnificent." - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
Whitecage brings a level of spontaneous creativity to every session that is guaranteed never to deliver the same thing twice. Whitecages restless desire to actualize his teeming musical ideas..." - Derek Taylor, All About Jazz
Lou Grassi is one of those few jazz players who is as comfortable with straight ahead bop as he is with ventures into the realm of the totally free
Grassi powers the group and the creativity and energy are boundless." - Steven A. Loewy, All Music Guide To Jazz
Lou Grassi's expressiveness transformed the drums from a rhythm instrument to a melody instrument. This was only possible because he brought with him a technique which seemed to know no bounds. Almost unbelievable." - Wolfenbuettel Zeitung (Germany)
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2000
Place: The Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow Street between Houston & Stanton, NYC
Information: Tel. (212) 726-1729, websites http://JumpArts.org, http://www.ejn.it/mus/whitecage.htm
Also on the bill: ERIC OCHSHORN, reeds and SASCHA TOBACMAN-SMITH, bass - appearing at 9PM
MARK WHITECAGE and LOU GRASSI showcases MARK WHITECAGE on alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet, and electronics, and LOU GRASSI on drums and percussion in a setting that promises to elicit a new musical language forged from the incredible breadth of experience and sensitivity of these two improvising artists.
MARK WHITECAGE is internationally known as a dynamic, ceaselessly inventive instrumentalist and composer in jazz and new music. Current projects include Solo work as well as his own Duos, Trios, Quartets, and Quintets. He has a number of award-winning recordings on Acoustics, CIMP and GM Recordings, including a series of Extremely Limited Edition CDs just released on Acoustics. Since the 1960's he has performed and recorded with some of the leading artists of our time, including Jeanne Lee, Anthony Braxton, Gunter Hampel, Dominic Duval, Joe McPhee, Steve Swell, Marshall Allen and Saheb Sarbib, in the US, Canada, and Europe.
LOU GRASSI is internationally known for his work in both the traditional and the avant garde jazz worlds, spanning the jazz spectrum from Ragtime to Free Improvisation, as well as working for several decades in musical theater and composing for and accompanying modern dance groups. From the 1970s to the present, Lou has performed with a great variety of outstanding artists, including Borah Bergman, Karen Borca, Rob Brown, The Copascetics, Urbie Green, Johnny Hartman, Sheila Jordan, William Parker, Perry Robinson, Roswell Rudd, Steve Swell, Sol Yaged, and many others.