alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals

Flyer on the Web Post yours here
See more flyers here

 V.13 No.13 | March 25 - 31, 2004 

Blue Note

Roswell Rudd

The Roswell Rudd-Duck Baker Duo

There's really nothing surprising about Roswell Rudd's latest musical endeavor. To be sure, a duo consisting of trombone and fingerpicked acoustic guitar is an unlikely combination of instruments to say the least. But Rudd, afterall, is considered one of the pioneers of avant-garde and free jazz. Rudd recently questioned in a public letter how a 68-year-old veteran Dixieland player such as himself could still be considered avant-garde. Well, Ros, there ain't too many 68-year-old trombonists tearin' it up on stage with acoustic guitar virtuosos in a free jazz format.

Feel free to draw your own conclusions, but know this: Rudd's musical history is full of contradiction. He spent 1961-63 covering Thelonious Monk tunes in a piano-less trio featuring soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and drummer Dennis Charles. The group was called the School Days Quartet. In the early '90s, after disappearing from sight and sound for a couple of decades (a period during which he mostly taught classes not related to music at several universities), Rudd, the seasoned jazz veteran, turned up blowing horn in a hotel resort band in the Catskills. By Y2K, the then-64-year-old Rudd was once again jamming with Lacy, recording the phenomenal Monk's Dream (Verve) and touring extensively.

With Baker, an insanely versatile guitarist who's played with everyone from the Ink Spots to John Zorn, Rudd engages in music that's decidedly (and, one has to believe, purposely) and simultaneously anti- and parallel to jazz: gospel, blues, ragtime, Dixieland, swing and a colorful wash of everything in between. Both Rudd and Baker have extensive backgrounds in improvisation and free jazz, so expect the unexpected. Also expect an extraordinary musical experience.

The Roswell Rudd-Duck Baker Duo perform Sunday, March 28, at the Outpost Performance Space at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 general, $10 Outpost members. Call 268-0044 for more information.


  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.