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Paul Flaherty | Randall Colbourne | Evan Lipson | Carlos Santiago | Bring It Inside with Goodman

Thursday - 8:00pm (ET)
October 2, 2008

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St Philadelphia PA 19104
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We are extremely excited to present the amazing free jazz duo of Paul Flaherty and Randall Colbourne. They have been playing together for over 20 years and have over 15 releases together, but this is only their first tour.

Alto and tenor saxophonist Paul Flaherty is New England’s purveyor of the ecstatic jazz pulse. Even before his 1978 debut Flaherty remained unshakable in the pursuit of soul healing and demon dashing through freedom music. Since 2001 Flaherty’s notoriety has risen in tandem with his hyper-acclaimed duo with drummer Chris Corsano and regular group work with Dream/Aktion Unit, Cold Bleak Heat, Spencer Yeh, Dredd Foole, Joe McPhee, Steve Baczkowski, Marc Edwards, and many others.

Randall Colbourne is best known for his intense trapset work on the dozen+ albums he released with Paul Flaherty on the Zaabway, Tulpa, and Cadence music labels during the 1980s; 90.More recently, Colbourne expanded his prowess by releasing; Clarinet Works, a solo album on which he played all of the instruments including Bb, Eb, and alto clarinets; drums, bass, and live electronics.

As a duo, Carlos Santiago and Evan Lipson’s violin and upright bass improvisations sound uncannily composed. Rapid, virtuosic firings of sliding glissandi, harsh bowed noises, light, angular melodies, and spontaneous lilting syncopation at the edge of jazz, but somehow not even close.

Bring It Inside, a percussion duo plus one, is an ongoing, always morphing project of Philadelphian’s Eli Litwin and Pete Angevine. Each performance is anchored by semi-composed conceptual idea depending on the third member. Previous incarnations of this project have included a version with Mike Pride (Bring It Inside w/ Pride), with Ricardo Lagomasino (of Capillary Action and Pads Steel), and with Jive Nation, a large ensemble harsh noise supergroup. This version will feature guitarist Marc Goodman of Illuminea.

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