Music Program
 


Sunday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Fred Van Hove / Lou Grassi

FREE ($10-20 suggested donation)

Fred Van Hove (piano)
Lou Grassi (drums)

Born 1937 in Antwerp, Belgium; piano, accordion, church organ, composer. Fred Van Hove studied piano, theory and harmony at the Music Academy in Belgium and experimented with several jazz styles and dance music before making the transition to free improvisation with local musicians (Zinzen, Van De Ven and Wanders). He has been a professional free-lance musician since 1964.

1966 saw the beginning of Van Hove's collaboration with Peter Brötzmann, initially in quartet or larger groupings (eg Machine Gun), then stabilising in a trio format (with Han Bennink) for five to six years; in 1995 contact with Brötzmann was renewed when the two played a duo as part of the 'Pool' at the Free Music XXII in Antwerp in August. His first solo concerts were played at the Avant-garde festival Gravensteen, Ghent, in 1970 and Jazz Middleheim, in Antwerp in 1971. In 1972, working as a duo with Belgian sax player Cel Overberghe, he refused to play at the Middelheim festival as a result of a dispute over the grossly differential fees being paid to visiting American musicians on the one hand and European musicians on the other. This dispute led to the foundation of the musicians collective WIM vzw, Werkgroep Improviserende Musici, whose aim was to improve the situation of free music in Belgium. Fred Van Hove has been Chairman of WIM since then.

In the mid-80s, Fred Van Hove undertook several tours of Japan playing solo and duos with a wide variety of musicians including percussionist Sabu Toyozumi, bass player Tetsu Saitoh; and US and European musicians such as: Ned Rothenberg; Douglas Ewart; Peter Kowald; Hans Reichel; Evan Parker; and Barry Guy ... continue reading >>

 
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Monday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m.

Matthew Shipp Trio

$15 general, $12 students/seniors, $10 members

Matthew Shipp (piano)
Michael Bisio (contrabass)
Whit Dickey (drums)

Matthew Shipp has played piano since he was 5 years old, studied at the New England Conservatory of Music with saxophonist Joe Maneri, and cut his teeth working with Roscoe Mitchell and David S. Ware. He's since worked with many leading jazz musicians, including William Parker, Khan Jamal and Joe Morris. His most recent recording is the fantastic The Art Of The Improviser—a double-LP showcasing solo pieces and his trio featuring bassist Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey. Shipp's Trio celebrates the upcoming release of Elastic Aspects on Thirsty Ear Recordings.

The trio formed in 2009, though the three have worked with each other in various configurations over the years—Dickey worked in trio with Shipp and William Parker, and also alongside Shipp in David S. Ware's Quartet. Bassist Bisio's been on the scene since the early 1980s, working over the years with Joe McPhee, John Tchicai and Marilyn Crispell.

Matthew Shipp was born December 7, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware. He started piano at 5 years old with the regular piano lessons most kids have experienced. He fell in love with jazz at 12 years old. After moving to New York in 1984 he quickly became one of the leading lights in the New York jazz scene. He was a sideman in the David S. Ware quartet and also for Roscoe Mitchell’s Note Factory before making the decision to concentrate on his own music.

Mr. Shipp has reached the holy grail of jazz in that he possesses a unique style on his instrument that is all of his own—and he’s one of the few in jazz that can say so. Mr. Shipp has recorded a lot of albums with many labels but his two most enduring relationships have been with two labels ... continue reading >>

 
 
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Hallwalls Members' Show


Each year, Hallwalls opens up its gallery to share the work of our members. This gives everyone an opportunity to share what's new in their work, amid a throng of other enthusiastic participants.