Another Amazing Double-Header - Three Great Contrabassists in One Evening!
Thomas Helton comes from Texas and has worked with Matt Shipp and here will play in a smoking' trio with the ubiquitous Tony Malaby on sax and ever in-demand drummer Joe Hertenstein from HNH!
Double bass duets are pretty rare and this one should be pretty special! Formerly Bay-area and then Houston-based, Damon Smith recently moved to Boston and played in a trio with Joe McPhee & Alvin Fielder at Roulette. Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic leads several bands, some of which have have at DMG time & again. Nico has a recent super-rare, handmade solo bass CD that you can only get directly from him, if he has any left.
Another Great Double-header featuring Another Incredible Contrabass duo!
6pm: Bay-Area bassist and multi-bandleader, Lisa Mezzacappa rarely comes to our town. Even rarer is a duo with bi-coastal bass great Ken Filiano, who never ceases to surprise us with his spirited playing!
7pm: Elderly statesmen of improvised sax, Jack Wright, has been working and refining his playing for nearly 40 years, traveling around the world and spreading the free music gospel. In a class of his own and on solo alto sax!