Earprint - With an ear aimed firmly toward the underground, Earprint is a four-part chordless creative collective who make music that is at least nominally for listening. Though they’re not out to save the world, or even modern jazz, they aim to at least turn a head or two with their aggressively melodic, shamelessly youthful approach.
A chordless quartet—free of the confines of piano or guitar—has a uniquely open, stripped-down sound, perhaps most often associated with Ornette Coleman’s quartets or the Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker group of the early 1950s. Earprint draws plenty from these touchstones, but their influences range across the chordless canon, paying homage to the likes of Steve Coleman, Happy Apple, and Dave Holland. Comprising Earprint are saxophonist Kevin Sun, trumpeter Tree Palmedo, bassist Simón Willson and drummer Dor Herskovits. To the surprise of all involved, four wildly different visions crystallized, merging burning swing, knotty grooves, and anthemic themes into a spare sort of kitchen-sink minimalism.
i dm theftable - Known for his insubordinate and virtuosic improvisational approach to electroacoustic music, Id M Theft Able's performances consist of stream-of-consciousness vocal technique, performative manipulations and gestures with collected objects, as well as the use of an amplified wire and wood sculpture that amasses echos, shrieks, crashes, and creaks -- assembling all manner of media sources.
Rex Delafkaran and Layne Garrett will collaborate publicly for the first time...............