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Concert: Zak-Jak (Jack Wright/Zachary Darrup), Colla Parte, Bushmeat

Legendary saxophonist Jack Wright is a veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia. Since the early 80s he has been playing on tour through the US and Europe in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 73 he is still the "Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation," as guitarist Davey Williams called him back in the 80s, on the road as much as ever. He's said to have the widest vocabulary of any, an expert at leaping pitches, punchy, precise timing, sharp and intrusive multiphonics, surprising gaps of silence, and obscene animalistic sounds.

Zachary Darrup is an improvising guitarist currently living in Philadelphia. During his early teenage years in the rural coal region of Pennsylvania a strange boy appeared like an angel, carrying a large cd booklet of wild musics of all sorts. This chance meeting at a pizza shop, plus tumultuous relationships with his home turf, school teachers, and other agents of law and rule enforcement led Zach to drop out and skip town, devoting himself to following music wherever it would take him--somewhere else. His techniques are informed by the musical possibilities of film language, jovial mockery and mimicry of plants, animals, and audience members, thoughtful room listening, word play, colors, and culinary experiments.

<<Colla Parte>>
Colla Parte brings together three musicians with deep backgrounds in jazz, classical and contemporary art music to create a unique form of improvised polyphonic chamber music combining the refinement and intellect of art music with the passion and freedom of jazz. Daniel Barbiero: double bass; Perry Conticchio: reeds & flute; Rich O'Meara: vibes and percussion.

Dr. Thomas Stanley’s electroBush, improvised electronic sound art and words designed to emancipate the listener from archaic and destructive tendencies and beliefs.

Doors at 7:30 Music at 8:00
$10 suggested donation
6950 Maple St NW DC - right in downtown Takoma, less than 5 minutes' walk from the metro