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TORTOISE SETS FEBRUARY TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF BEACONS OF ANCESTORSHIP
Tortoise, the world-renowned Chicago music pioneers, announces their first 2010 dates, hitting several cities that they didn't get to visit in 2009. Beacons of Ancestorship is the band's first record in over five years and continues to demonstrate their ability to push boundaries, remold their sound and yet still retain a sense of cohesion - a singular Tortoise mood/feeling/sound that is truly their own.
The band recently completed an extensive European tour where they collaborated with Cluster at the Royal Festival Hall in London, recorded an improvised BBC studio session with Colin Newman (Wire), and took part in the 10th Anniversary ATP Festival in Minehead, England.
Check out Prepare Your Coffin" from the new album right here, and view the song's video here:
Tortoise Tour Dates
02/11/10 Thu Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY 02/12/10 Fri Exit/In Nashville, TN 02/13/10 Sat BottleTree Birmingham, AL 02/14/10 Sun The Earl Atlanta, GA 02/15/10 Mon Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC 02/16/10 Tue Black Cat Washington, DC 02/17/10 Wed Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh, PA 02/18/10 Thu Lee's Palace Toronto, ON
02/19/10 Fri The Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI 02/20/10 Sat Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
For more on Tortoise check our exclusive feature interview here.
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.