the essential sound of JOE McPHEE ... in March ... near thee!
- Photo by Karl Billerts, Philadelphia, 'O2
THE ESSENTIAL SOUND OF JOE McPHEE !"Joe McPhee might not turn up alongside John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Ornette Coleman on the average jazz fan's top-ten list, but then he's not your average player. A multi-instrumentalist improviser who's best known for his tenor sax and trumpet work, McPhee took the avant-garde to new, more respectable levels in the early- to mid-197Os when too many people had stopped paying attention. Diehards know that this man, who has recorded over 6O discs in the past 35 years, is the most consistently mind-bending lyrical firebrand living and breathing in the genre today. Wish you could see Coltrane, Sanders or Coleman in their prime? Come witness... "~ Matt Sonzala, "Houston Press," 6/O2.JOSEPH JARMAN & KEN YAMAZAKI, 8 p.m; JOE McPHEE w/ DOMINIC DUVAL & JAY ROSEN (Trio X) + JOE GIARDULLO, 1O p.m., St. Nicholas of Myra Church, 288 East 1Oth St. at Ave. A, New York City, (212) 696~6681, (646) 331~1O32, (212) 254~6685, www.visionfestival.org , info@... .
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 3/12 & 3/13: JOE McPHEE, PETER BRÖTZMANN, HAMID DRAKE, solos, duets, & trios, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Ctr., 2495 Main St., #425, Buffalo, NY, 8 p.m., (716) 835~7362, ~8719, www.hallwalls.org , Steve@... .
SATURDAY, 3/2O: JOE GIARDULLO & JOE McPHEE, Zeitgeist Gallery, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Sq., Cambridge, MA, (617) 876~6O6O, www.zeitgeist-gallery.org, info@... .
SATURDAY, 3/27: VISION CLUB SERIES IMPROV NIGHT, w/ NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER/ LEWIS "FLIP" BARNES/ KAREN BORCA/ ROB BROWN/ DANIEL CARTER/ COOPER~MOORE/ MARK DRESSER/ JOSEPH JARMAN/ SABIR MATEEN/ JOE McPHEE/ REGGIE WORKMAN et al., St. Nicholas Church, 288 East 1Oth St. at Ave. A, New York City, 8 & 1O p.m., (212) 696~6681, (646) 331~1O32, (212) 254~6685, www.visionfestival.org , info@... .
WEDNESDAY~SUNDAY, 3/31~4/4 (JOE McPHEE playing solo & in various groups FRIDAY~ SUNDAY, 4/2~4/4): ATHENS (GEORGIA) CREATIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE (ACME), w/ MAGNUS BROO/ INGEBRIGT HÅKER~FLATEN/ FREDRIK LJUNGKVIST/ PAAL NILSSEN~LOVE/ HAAVARD WIIK (Atomic); JEB BISHOP/ PETER BRÖTZMANN/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ PAAL NILSSEN~LOVE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG (Chicago Tentet); JOE & MAT MANERI; JOE MORRIS; JEB BISHOP/ DAVE REMPIS/ KENT KESSLER/ TIM MULVENNA/ KEN VANDERMARK (Ken Vandermark 5); JEB BISHOP/ INGEBRIGT HÅKER~FLATEN/ PAAL NILSSEN~LOVE/ KJELL NORDESON/ KEN VANDERMARK (School Days); JOE McPHEE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ INGEBRIGT HÅKER~FLATEN/ PAAL NILSSEN~LOVE (the Thing); JASON AJEMIAN/ TIM DAISY/ DAVE REMPIS (Triage); concerts at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) & the 4O Watt, also PETER BRÖTZMANN art exhibit at ATHICA, (7O6) 369~7593, (7O6) 549~87O2, www.acmefestival.com , info@..., info@....
THURSDAY, 4/8: PETER BRÖTZMANN w/ JEB BISHOP/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ PAAL NILSSEN~LOVE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG (Chicago Tentet), the Parish, 214 East 6th St., Austin, TX, (512) 479~6372, www.theparishroom.com, epistrophyarts@... ; tix in advance from CD Warehouses; www.frontgatetickets.com ; Jo's Coffee on Congress; 33 Degrees; Waterloo Records, 6OOA North Lamar Blvd., (512) 474~25OO.
FRIDAY, 4/9: JOE McPHEE w/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ INGEBRIGT HÅKER FLATEN/ PAAL NILSSEN~LOVE (The Thing), Sri Atmananda Memorial School, Auditorium on Waller Creek (on the Griffin School grounds), 41OO Red River, Austin, TX, (512) 451~7O44, (512) 3O2~5233, (512) 495~4654, www.samschool.org , KPMInstitute@... , epistrophyarts@....
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"The essence of jazz has few incarnations truer than Joe McPhee."
~ Vision Festival program notes, 5/99
With Joe McPhee, it's the heady mixture of outside and inside, of experimentation and tradition, and of technique and imagination, which gives his music its character. Clearly, he can do it all ~ and with style, wit, passion and grace."~ Bill Tilland, British Broadcasting Corporation, 2/O2
"Probably the best saxophone/ cornet instrumentalist in the history of jazz."~ "Cadence" Magazine