Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Engines | Coming to Burlington | Tonight

Looking for some free jazz in the Queen City tonight? Well, Tick Tick is presenting The Engines tonight, Dec 9, at the Firehouse Gallery on Church St.

Here's the info:

THE ENGINES, one of Chicago's strongest improvising bands, features four mainstays of the Chicago jazz and improvised music scene, with Jeb Bishop on trombone (Jeb Bishop Trio, Brotzmann Tentet, School Days), Dave Rempis on saxophones (Rempis Percussion Quartet, Triage, Vandermark Five), Nate McBride on bass (FME, Powerhouse Sound, Pandelis Karayorgis Trio), and Tim Daisy on drums (Festival Quartet, Dragons 1976, Vandermark Five).

All of these musicians have distinguished themselves as both leaders and sidemen, but formed this band as a collaborative meeting of minds and talents. Each member contributes original compositions, producing a wide set of expressive possibilities ranging from high-energy jousting over driving bass vamps to quieter moments of melodic exploration. With McBride on both acoustic and electric bass, the band can explore some of the sonic textures associated with the early AACM, or launch into hard-hitting Zeppelin-like grooves, and they use this range of possibilities to its fullest.

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