Jessica Pavone & Tristan Kasten Krause, Lina Allemano Four, Jelly Ear
Tuesday, January 31st 2023
JESSICA PAVONE & TRISTAN KASTEN KRAUSE
LINA ALLEMANO FOUR
@ Tranzac (292 Brunswick Ave.)
8pm, $12 / PWYC
NYC based violist Jessica Pavone and bassist Tristan Kasten Krause come together in this haunting duo with a new release on Relative Pitch Records fittingly titled "Images of One". The duo's seamlessly meditative yet moving compositions see their instruments interwoven as one voice, often traversing as a single sonic force accented by subtle fluctuations. The music creeps beyond its size filling the space like a rolling fog. Tension hums as riled strings shout out in sharp protest. Strings take on the facade of organ notes with their smooth curves and quivering undertones. Heavy contemporary string music!
LINA ALLEMANO FOUR (https://linaallemano.bandcamp.com/album/vegetables)
Bi-continental trumpeter Lina Allemano is back in Toronto for a spell with her most classic avant jazz free wheeling quartet featuring Brodie West (alto sax), Andrew Dowling (double bass) and Nick Fraser (drums). The quartet's songs are born from the world of jazz, but often meander into other territories improvising their paths. The horns converse, mimic and embellish each other in a playful nature as if they are siblings. Bass lines whisper as guttural trumpet notes hobble quietly along side. The four feel comfortable flowing from slow moving passages filled with thoughtful interactions to the more fast paced free jazz fueled rambunction of a school yard recess. Don't miss this Toronto out jazz crew while they are all in town!
JELLY EAR (https://mechanicalforestsound.blogspot.com/.../recording...)
Composer / cellist Cory Harper-Latkovich's (Clarinet Panic) newest project Jelly Ear sees him take up medieval stringed instrument the rebec. This ensemble featuring an ever evolving cast of members plays creatively open renditions of medieval repertoire. The maudlin wistful interpretations bristle with quiet nuance and tears of hope. Jelly Ear's pensive cautious dance evokes the dreams of a world long past. Contained cacophony buzzes with energy of a bucolic babbling brook. This evening Jelly Ear will feature Sara Constant on flute, Yang Chen on frame drums, Sebastian Shinwell on guitar, and of course Cory Harper-Latkovich on rebec. Show up on time to taste the true jelly sound!
This night is co-presented with Nick Fraser!