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Concerts: Bill Cole's Quartet & Untempered Ensemble


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Sunday, June 10, 2018       Two shows!  4pm ($10) and 7pm ($20)

Bassist William Parker calls BILL COLE “master of the double reed”.   The term ‘double reed’ comes from playing two pieces of cane vibrating against each other.   Cole’s expertise is with the nagaswarm, sona, and shenai.  The South Indian nagaswarm, and the North Indian shenai, are the world’s loudest non-brass acoustic wind instruments.  The sona is of Han Chinese origin.  Cole is the founder of The Untempered Ensemble.

For our 21st season, Transparent Productions is honored to present two offerings of Cole’s Untempered music – both quartet and septet settings with famed drummer Warren Smith, and reedist/flautist Ras Moshe as part of The DC Jazz Festival

BILL COLE Q-TET/ENSEMBLE

4PM/$10 The Untempered Quartet
Bill Cole – Leader, Asian double reed horns & didgeridoo
Ras Moshe - tenor, flute
Althea SullyCole – voice, strings
Larry Roland - bass

7PM/$20 The Untempered Ensemble
Bill Cole – Leader, Asian double reed horns & didgeridoo
Warren Smith – drums, perc.
Ras Moshe – tenor, flute
Jamal Moore – reeds, flute, perc.
Lisette Santiago – perc.
Althea SullyCole – voice, strings
Larry Roland – bass