MARK WHITECAGE TRIO PERFORMS AT THE OLD OFFICE,
KNITTING FACTORY, NEW YORK CITY, ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 AT 7PM
We were astounded by the assurance of their spontaneity, the effortless
interweaving of musical sources, and the emotional exuberance that forged
compositions from their improvisations." -- Neue Zeit, Graz, Austria
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Place: Old Office, The Knitting Factory
74 Leonard Street (between Church & Broadway)
New York City
Information: Tel. (212) 219-3006,
websites - http://www.knittingfactory.com
This is a special New York appearance for this band that performs mostly in Europe. They are celebrating the release of their latest CD on Acoustics, Fractured Standards & Fairy Tales Vol. 1", recorded live on tour in Tours, France in October 1999. The TRIO includes MARK WHITECAGE on alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet and electronics; DOMINIC DUVAL on bass and electronics; and JAY ROSEN on drums.
The Trio's yearly engagements at European jazz festivals and clubs are much anticipated, and their two CDs are among reviewers' favorites. About their first CD, Free for Once" on CIMP, Allen Lowe of Cadence enthused, This trio... projects a great sense of both communal expression and the ability to follow the leader. Whitecage is at the center of it all, and has a great ability to 'set up' the rhythm section, that is, create a soundscape that allows their solos to become part of an ever-shifting musical tableaux." And Ben Watson of Hi Fi News & Record Reviews said, Open-ended trio music... Tangos and calypsos emerge from the free interplay. Whitecage has a personal sound, and responds well to his sparkling accompanists: music that charms and surprises as you tap your foot." Their second CD, Split Personality" on GM Recordings, was reviewed by Glenn Astarita of All About Jazz who said, The music is fresh, vivacious, first rate and all in all, a sonic treat", and Lou Kannenstine of The Green Mountain Jazz Messenger wrote, The shifting colors and contrasting moods of this music make for compelling listening."
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