Music Program

Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

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

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Hallwalls & Resurrection Music present

John Lindberg’s TriPolar

Don Davis (reeds)
John Lindberg (contrabass)
Kevin Norton (drums, vibraphone)

This is the new ensemble of bassist/composer/producer John Lindberg.

Featuring multi-reed instrumentalist Don Davis—renowned for his formidable work with the Microscopic Septet and a wide array of other associations ranging from the Swollen Monkeys to Levon Helm, Don now brings his unique voice and musical vocabulary to TriPolar.

Also featuring master percussionist Kevin Norton doubling on drums and vibraphone—well-known for his numerous albums as a leader in his own right, and for his work with artists as diverse as Anthony Braxton, Milt Hinton and Tony Malaby. Kevin is a long time colleague of Lindberg in various other projects and his special energy brings a vital dynamic to TriPolar.

John Lindberg has recorded over fifty albums that feature his original compositions, while touring worldwide for over thirty years. In addition to his voluminous work as an ensemble leader, he has established himself in the music world through his 32-year run with the String Trio of New York, and through compelling associations with artists such as Jimmy Lyons, Wadada Leo Smith, Tony Coe, Steve Lacy, Albert Mangelsdorff and many others.

Composer/bassist John Lindberg embarked on his professional career in 1975 at the age of sixteen, after having attended the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, N.Y., where he had pursued private contrabass studies with Dr. David Izenzon and Dave Holland. He consequently immersed himself in performing music that covered a wide diversity of genres, in equally diverse venues. The following year he settled in New York City and co-founded the String Trio of New York, a composers collective performance unit that has gone on to produce eighteen albums of original music and present hundreds of concerts worldwide. The trio celebrates its 32nd anniversary season during 2009/10.

In 1979 he formed his first ensemble dedicated to the performance of his own compositions, and since has recorded over fifty albums that feature his works. This same year he founded Lindy Publishing Company, which to this day is the exclusive publisher of his works.

His ensembles and duo collaborations have performed hundreds of concerts throughout Europe, North and South America, East Asia and the Middle East. As a bassist he is featured on over eighty albums, including landmark recordings with Anthony Braxton, Jimmy Lyons, Steve Lacy, Albert Mangelsdorff, Tony Coe, and Wadada Leo Smith, among other luminary figures of creative music.

In 1986 be became President of Sound Directions, Inc., a not-for-profit arts presentation organization, a position he still holds. Currently he is active as a solo contrabassist, composing for, performing and recording with varied ensemble projects, and with the String Trio of New York.

John stays actively engaged as an educator through the presentation of workshops and lecture/demonstrations on composition, improvisation, and the interconnection of music with the humanities and sciences.

He is often engaged as an artist-in-residence at schools, community centers and universities throughout the world. Most recently he served in this capacity as special faculty at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Recently, he has expanded his work in the role of producer. Through his LindyEditions label, he has released productions and co-productions of cutting-edge music, video and film projects.

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