<<Chris Pitsiokos - alto sax, compositions, Andrew Smiley - guitar, Henry Fraser - bass, Jason Nazary - drums>>
Chris Pitsiokos (b. 1990) is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser from New York City. His music combines the intensity and immediacy of no wave and noise with the lyricism and forward propulsion of jazz and the abstract detail of contemporary classical composers Iannis Xenakis, Brian Ferneyhough, and Helmut Lachenmann. Recent/current collaborators include Lydia Lunch, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Henry Kaiser, Marc Edwards, Brandon Seabrook, Weasel Walter, Mick Barr, Brian Chase, and others. Chris has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and the US. In addition to performing and composing music, Chris runs his own record label, Eleatic records, curates the Gadfly Series at New York venue Spectrum, and programs a radio show at WKCR-FM. His trio released Gordian Twine this past June on New Atlantis Records. For this tour, he will be with his Quartet featuring Jason Nazary and Andrew Smiley of Little Women, as well as the trumpeter Henry Fraser, who has been playing with Tony Malaby and is another heavyweight in the Brooklyn noise-jazz brand of improvisers.
<<Jamal Moore - woodwinds, percussion>>
Jamal Moore is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator from Baltimore. His background include California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. 2012) and Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005). Some notable luminaries Jamal has worked with are Wadada Leo Smith, Nicole Mitchell, Sabir Mateen, Roscoe Mitchell, David Ornette Cherry, and Dr. Bill Cole. Jamal currently leads his own groups, Akebulan Arkestra, Napata Ensemble, Black Elements Quartet, Organix Trio, and Interstellar Duo. He also collaborates with Luke Stewart in Ancestral Duo.
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