Peter Brotzmann/Hamid Drake Duo - April Tour Dates


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The legendary duo of Peter Brotzmann and Hamid Drake reconvene for
first US Duo Tour in over five years beginning this week!!!

Friday, April 16
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Presented by Ars Nova Workshop
$12 cover

Saturday, April 17
Hall's Walls Contemporary Arts Center
$15 general, $10 members/students/seniors

Sunday, April 18
SEA Theater 2nd Floor
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 260-4080
$15 set / $20 for 2 sets - students & seniors $10 & $15 for both sets
7 & 9pm

Monday, April 19
Twins Jazz
1344 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 234-0072
$10 cover
8 & 10pm

Tuesday, April 20
Gumbo Ya Ya
367 E. Main St
Lexington, KY
Presented by Outside The Spotlight
$5 cover
7pm doors, 8pm first set

Wednesday, April 21
Sugar Maple
441 E. Lincoln
Milwaukee, WI
$9 cover

Thursday, April 22
The Project Lodge
817 E. Johnson
Madison, WI
Presented by Surrounded by Reality Music
$10 cover

Friday, April 23
Immediate Sound Series Fourth Anniversary Celebration - Night One:
Set I - Mike Reed's People, Places & Things 8tet
Set II - Brotzmann/Drake Duo
Plus DJ Sets by John Corbett
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60622
$12 cover
Doors & DJ at 9pm, First Set at 10pm.

Saturday, April 24
Immediate Sound Series Fourth Anniversary Celebration - Night Two:
Set I - Josh Berman and His Gang
Set II - Peter Brotzmann/Mars Williams/Kent Kessler/Hamid Drake
Plus DJ Sets by Mitch Cocanig
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60622
$12 cover
8:30pm Doors & DJ, First Set at 9pm.

Sunday, April 25
The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
3301 Lemp Ave
St. Louis, MO
$5 cover

Monday, April 26
The Big Top Arts Center
1638 Clio Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 569-2700
Presented by the coalition of Anxious Sound, Valid Records, SpyBoy Productions & The Open Ears Music Series

Tuesday, April 27
Set I - Peter Brotzmann- solo reeds
Set II - Rob Wagner and Hamid Drake
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Wednesday, April 28
The Victory Grill
1104 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX
Presented by Epistrophy Arts
$16 advance, $20 at the door

This very special engagement will mark the first time that Peter and Hamid have worked together extensively in over five years, and it has been even longer since they last toured as a Duo. Their unique bond was at the root of some of the Nineties and early 2000s finest improvised music through projects such as the original line up of the Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, the Albert Ayler tribute project Die Like A Dog, and numerous trios featuring the likes of the legendary Moroccan guembri player Mahmoud Gania, and bassists William Parker and the late Fred Hopkins. The one record that they released as a Duo, 1995's The Dried Rat-Dog on Okka Disk, received four stars in both the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD and The All Music Guide, and is widely regarded as a cornerstone of the Chicago improvised-music resurgence that has garnished the city worldwide attention since the mid-nineties. Simply put, these two masters have affected an entire generation of improvisers all over the world through the unique language that they share, and they are long overdue to re-investigate that dialog. To mark this occasion, BRO Records in partnership with Eremite Records is releasing an extremely limited edition CD of a particularly scorching Duo set from Cleveland in 2004, available only at the concerts or through Eremite's website: www.eremite.com

Some additional information on the artists:

PETER BROTZMANN - Over the course of his forty-plus year career, German saxophonist Peter Brotzmann has never compromised his distinct aesthetics. As one of the true founders of what has become known as European Improvised Music, and through his revolutionary trio of the seventies with Han Bennink and Fred Van Hove, right up to the present day and his continued work with his large ensemble: The Brotzmann Chicago Tentet; he continues to reinvent himself, his music, and the approaches of every artist around him every time he takes the stage. Possessing an instantly recognizable sound that has almost certainly affected every reedist that has ever encountered it, Brotzmann is legendary for reaching climactic heights on whatever instrument he picks up, but he is also the rare improviser equally capable of an original, introspective and near-blues sound. Throughout his storied career, Brotzmann has appeared on well over 150 recordings, and performed all over the world in a myriad of settings with such legendary musicians as Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Sonny Sharrock, Evan Parker, Misha Mengelberg, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, and Alexander von Schlippenbach, to name a select few.

HAMID DRAKE - Chicago's Hamid Drake is one of the most active percussionists working in the field of jazz, world, reggae, and improvised musics today. His unique style on the drum kit, frame drum, and tablas is simultaneously powerful, funky, and emotional; and has been heard all over the world with such singular talents as Don Cherry, Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, Fred Anderson, David Murray, Henry Grimes, and Ken Vandermark, to name a very few. He is featured on dozens of recordings, many of which find him in the rhythm section with his most consistent and revelatory partner, bassist William Parker of New York. Although he calls the Windy City home, Drake spends most of his time on the road touring with many of the finest ensembles working in jazz and improvised music today.

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