Joe Morris ::: guitar
Fausto Sierakowski ::: saxophone
Nigel Taylor ::: trumpet
Launching their debut CD, 'Part and Parcel' (Bug Incision)
Land of Marigold
Josh Zubot ::: violin
Ellwood Epps ::: trumpet
Final stop on coast-to-coast Canadian tour
5334 de Gaspé (enter through small door)
l'Oeuf 425 is on the 4th floor.
Doors open at 9, music starts at 930
The trio will play 2 sets following LOM.
$12 admission, no advance tickets.
Joe Morris is one of the greatest guitarists and improvisors of our times. His musical output during his now more than four decade long career is so prolific that it is beyond description. His importance to creative music is perhaps best summed up by Gary Giddins article in The Village Voice, "if Ornette Coleman were Jim Hall, he would be Joe Morris". Throughout his 40-year career Morris has created a startlingly original style on the guitar, and in more recent years also performs on the double bass. The list of his collaborators is long, and includes William Parker, Billy Bang, Andrew Cyrille, Peter Kowald, Joe McPhee, Malcolm Goldstein, Samm Bennett, Lawrence "Butch" Morris and Thurman Barker.
Fausto Sierakowski studied composition and improvisation at New England Conservatory with Anthony Coleman, Joe Morris, and Frank Carlberg. Fascinated by the music of Turkey and the Balkans and has met masters such as Manos Achalinotopoulos, Peter Ralchev and Adam Stinga. Played with Joe Morris, Frank London, Ted Reichman, Asan Rashid, Luther Gray and Slavic Soul Party across the US, Canada, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Released “Buck Hammerstein Clear River Chapaukee” with Nigel Taylor in 2012. Appears on Tzadik as a member of Anthony Coleman’s Survivors Breakfast Ensemble “The End of Summer” (2013).
Nigel Taylor is a trumpet player, improvisor, and composer based in Montreal. Formerly assistant principal trumpet of the Regina Symphony Orchestra, he resigned his position in 2009 to pursue studies in improvisation and contemporary composition at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He has released recordings with Joe Morris, Anthony Coleman, Fausto Sierakowski, Chris Cretella, and Nick Neuberg.
Land of Marigold is the mysterious convergence of two of Montreal’s busiest improvisers, Josh Zubot and Ellwood Epps. Originating in rural Saskatchewan and Toronto respectively, the two have played together in Nicolas Caloia’s Ratchet Orchestra, Michel F. Côté's Mecha Fixes Clocks, Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin, Sam Shalabi’s Land of Kush, and with Marshall Allen, John Butcher, Malcolm Goldstein, William Parker, and Myra Melford. They are also two of the founders of the weekly Mardi Spaghetti series, a mainstay in Montreal’s improvised music scene since 2008.
Josh and Ellwood are making an 11-stop tour of Canada, going from Halfiax to Vancouver, and then back to Montreal for this, the final show of the tour. You can bet that they will be in high-flying form.
Joe Morris photo by Peter Gannushkin. Check out his amazing work at www.downtownmusic.net !