Music Program

Monday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Paul Giallorenzo's GitGo

FREE ($10-20 suggested donation)

Mars Williams (reeds)
Jeb Bishop (trombone)
Paul Giallorenzo (piano)
Quin Kirchner (drums)
Anton Hatwich (bass)

From Dusted Magazine's review of GitGo's new album on Delmark: Force Majeure:
A playful counter-intuitiveness threads into the title to pianist Paul Giallorenzo's Delmark debut. In legal circles, force majeure commonly refers to an unforeseen and catastrophic accident or event that absolves individuals of contractual obligations in its aftermath. Force Majeure seems instead almost a foregone conclusion given the merits of Giallorenzo's preceding release by his GitGo ensemble on the Leo label in 2012 and the estimable roster of players at his disposal. Taking to the road for part of the following year, the five participants gelled into an even stronger working unit. No unexpected disasters or obstacles derailed their designs, and a subsequent trip to the studio yielded this new program of originals from the pianist …

…GitGo's discography may still be in the comparative fledgling stages, but this quintet registers both potential and staying power comparable to its local peers The Vandermark 5.

- Derek Taylor


Thursday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Ornette: Made In America

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members

Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette Coleman's evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes and some of the first music video-style segments ever made, chronicle his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon. Among those who contribute to the film include William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez and John Rockwell.

Ornette: Made In America is essential for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchange that highlighted the 60's and 70's in America. It is a portrayal of the inner life of an artist-innovator.

The innovative techniques that director Shirley Clarke and producer Kathelin Hoffman employed in this film very closely parallel the music of the man who is its subject. Clarke defied traditional documentary formats to reveal Ornette's extraordinary vision through her equally extraordinary filmmaking artistry.

Critically acclaimed when it released in 1985, the film is even more significant today, as Coleman's influence has increased, while Clarke and Hoffman's interpretation of his life and times remain as fresh and exciting as ever.

The film focuses on the struggles and triumphs of Ornette Coleman's life as well as on the inspired intelligence that spawned his creativity and ensured his success ... continue reading >>

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Jozef Bajus

The work of Jozef Bajus has always utilized media whose shared material aspect is flexibility. This has predominantly centered around various kinds of fabric and paper that are invariably manipulated through a variety of physical approaches—in particular, cutting and folding. At its heart, Bajus' practice is using an elementary crafting process, but his treatment of this method and these materials has rarely been simplistic.