Chance and community coalesce at band lotto fest
Musicians Andy Lyman and Emma Crane stopped by the Alibi office to hip us to their band lottery and the resulting showcase. Twenty-seven musicians were fatefully appointed to seven bands: Broom, Butterfly Eggs, More-Door, Neandertallica, Night Snake, Super Republican Nude Beach and A Very Emma Crane Christmas Party. Learn more in Bands by Lottery. After the jump, scope out Fort Hobo drummer and Night Snake member Adrian Toto’s contribution to a trumped-up fest flyer war.
Bands by Lottery
Anomalous fest embraces chance
If anyone needed further proof that pianist/composer Danilo Pérez represents a beacon for the future of jazz, Providencia should do the trick. Embracing classical, jazz and folkloric traditions, Pérez roots his multifaceted compositions—whether through-composed or freely improvised—in the human experience. It’s tragic love, the wonder of a child, the will to a better future that animate him—never music for music’s sake. Nine original tunes and two standards are performed by a variety of combos, from a small chamber group to a sax/piano duet. Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, whose angular, urgent playing fills every note, deserves special mention. (MM)