Saturday, Nov. 6: Jack Wright (sax), Gust Burns (piano) and Mark Kaylor (drums) at Tabor Space (sliding scale - $5-15)
The Creative Music Guild is proud to present an evening of world-class improvised music by Jack Wright (sax), Gust Burns (piano), and Mark Kaylor (drums) performing in trio.
Jack Wright is a living legend; a master saxophonist from Philadelphia who has been playing improvised music exclusively since the 1970s. "Raw, visceral, urgent, his music demands to be heard" (The Wire). "The saxophonist Jack Wright remains the most indispensable musician of his generation. A true catalyst of energy, [...] he is still the reference par excellence for all the generations who have followed" (Jazzosphere no. 19).
Gust Burns is a ground-breaking pianist and composer from Seattle where he performs with a wide swath of contemporary avant musicians, teaches, and directs the Seattle Improvised Music Festival. Portland's own Mark Kaylor is a sensitive and visionary improvisor on drums. He performs with Hammer of Hathor, Kinetic Harpoon, and many of Portland's musical stalwarts.
For this Portland performance, the audience will be treated to one stellar set by Wright, Burns, and Kaylor followed by two shorter sets featuring Portland musicians hand-picked by Wright and Burns including Tim DuRoche (drums), Heather Vergotis (sax, guitar), and John Niekrasz (drums).
Saturday, November 6, 2010 Wright, Burns, Kaylor Trio followed by a trio of Vergotis, Niekrasz & Burns and a duo of Wright and DuRoche.
From Reed, "we are presenting a wonderful Norweigan avant-garde duo,BALLROGG, this Wednesday, 11/3 in Portland. we'll be playing together at a wonderful space in Northeast, on NE Prescott at 6th, at the Portland Playhouse. it is a BEAUTIFUL old acoustic church space that is mostly being used now for performing plays"