Three of New York's most unrelenting and exciting post-free jazz musicians converge on the historic Powel house for what will certainly be one of the most memorable, if intense, nights of your life.
Trumpeter Peter Evans is known for his super virtuosic cavalcade of furious blowing, madcap bebopping and nonstop circular breathing. He has an amazing list of collaborators, including: Mary Halvorson, Steve Beresford, Okkyung Lee, Keiji Haino, Jim Black, Evan Parker, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Brotzmann, and many more. Peter also performs contemporary new music as a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
Weasel Walter is probably best known for his years leading The Flying Luttenbachers but was extremely active (but underdocumented) in the Chicago new music scene between 1990-2002 and the Bay Area scene 2005-2009, before relocating to New York City to join the band Behold... The Arctopus. Walter has collaborated with artists like Evan Parker, John Butcher, Marshall Allen, Mary Halvorson, Henry Kaiser, Damon Smith, Joe Morris, Jim O’Rourke, Tom Smith in To Live and Shave in L.A., and Ken Vandermark as well as many influential underground rock bands including Lair of the Minotaur, Bobby Conn, U.S. Maple, Cock E.S.P., Curse of the Birthmark, the Scissor Girls, Erase Errata, The Chicago Sound, Harry Pussy, Quintron, Sharon Cheslow, and Cheer-Accident.
Tom Blancarte is probably one of the few bassists on the planet the can hang with Peter and Walter in this context - his most active groups being the hyperactive duo Sparks with Peter Evans, Brandon Seabrook's Seabrook Power Plant, and the trio Totem with guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil and drummer Andrew Drury.
Weasel Walter photo by Peter Gannushkin. Peter Evans by Brian Murray. Tom Blancarte by Miss Hecker.
Peter Evans: http://www.myspace.com/peterevanstrumpet
Weasel Walter: http://www.myspace.com/weaselwalter
Tom Blancarte: http://www.myspace.com/tomblancarte