Sunday September 16 - 8pm - $10 suggested
NOTE: DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE, CORTEX WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT UP FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TO DC FOR SUNDAY’S SHOW. HOWEVER TONGUE DEPRESSOR AND IAN MCCOLM WILL STILL PERFORM AS SCHEDULED, PLUS LAZULI HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE BILL. BEGINNING AT 8PM.
CORTEX -- Thomas Johansson (trp), Kristoffer Berre Alberts (sax), Ola Høyer (bs), Gard Nilssen (dr) -- is a spirited combo that plays energetic jazz of the finest brand. With over two hundred live-performances and five albums, the quartet positions itself as one of the strongest additions to the Norwegian jazz scene. The members are amongst the most sought after young jazz performers in Norway today. They all have marked their position in several other constellations such as: Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Acoustic Unity, SAKA, Zanussi 5, Friends & Neighbors, Honest John, and The Heat Death. After extensive touring in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Portugal , USA, Russia and Japan.
Cortex released their fifth album «Avant-Garde Party Music» on the Portugese label Clean Feed Records in august 2017!
« No Scandinavian group since Atomic has so powerfully addressed and remade the free jazz of the 60s like Cortex. In a country whose creative music scene is celebrated for its bold hybrids of disparate sounds, Cortex goes another way, embracing tradition in its own unique way, with a personality sketched out by the strength of Johansson’s indelible themes and four distinctive improvisational voices. » - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
« It sizzles with a barely contained energy, one that has yet to be harnessed or become world-weary.» - 4,5 of 5 stars from Mark Corroto, AllAboutJazz
« The music is simultaneously heavy and agile, flowing as rushing river and receives the highest possible recommendation.» - Tim Niland, Music and More
« The combo shows how it is possible to survey and digest decades of musical precedent and come up with something that feels lived rather than studied.» - 4,5 of 5 stars from Bill Meyer, Downbeat Magazine
TONGUE DEPRESSOR is:
Henry Birdsey: fiddle
Zach Rowden: fiddle
LAZULI is a new textural noise/drone project from Sam Chintha and Emily Haugh