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Jazz on A Summer's Day Double Bill: Smokeless Heat Trio and Ig Henneman/Ab Baars Duo

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Event starts at 4:00 p.m. 
Price at the door:  $15.00

Jason Amejian
Henneman /Baars duo

Lakeside Inn
15251 Lakeshore Road Lakeside, MI 49116
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OCTOBER 28TH 4PM $15 

DOUBLE BILL:

IG HENNEMAN AND AB BAARS

JASON AJEMIAN

 

THE DUO BAARS-HENNEMAN

 

The Dutch duo, Ig Henneman and Ab Baars are touring the US from October 12 to November 5 in support of a new program entitled  'Autumn Songs'. The compositions and improvisations  they will perform are inspired by 'autumn poems' by poets such as Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Ingeborg Bachmann and Hadewijch. DUO BAARS-HENNEMAN Ab Baars: tenorsax/clarinet/shakuhachi  Ig Henneman: viola

 

Ab Baars leads his own group, the Ab Baars Trio which celebrated a 20th anniversary in November  2011. Baars is also a member of the ICP Orchestra led by Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink.

Ig Henneman is a composer/performer. She leads her own groups in which she works with musicians from various areas of music, like radical free improvisation, jazz, contemporary music and punk.  In 2010 she started the Ig Henneman Sextet that toured Europe and Canada.

 

Together Ab Baars and Ig Henneman are among the leading representers of the jazz- and improvised music scene in the Netherlands. Their program contains improvisations based on compositions written by Baars or Henneman and completely improvised material. Ab Baars and Ig Henneman have participated in international festivals and played venues as a duo and with their own groups. The duo toured in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, Norway, USA, Canada and Brazil.

 

(…) There’s a breathless tension and expectation in these musical dialogues, as if neither participant has any idea what is coming next and the music trembles on the edge of revelation. It has no need for any of the trappings of jazz or classical or any other kind of music. It is sound discovered and organized with no preconceived notions and it is both incredibly touching and intellectually thrilling at the same time. 
--Ed Hazell Signal to Noise #61 Spring 2011
 
(…) The music is often rarefied and brittle, so distinctly stripped back to the essence of air and friction but also materialised. The pieces have not been left as invasive flashes, nor are they a succession of unrelated ideas; they are recognisable attempts to construct something from nothing or almost nothing, to create on the spot, as well as to understand, support and where necessary contradict one’s fellow performer in that creative process. What resonates is two voices that belong together without being completely subsumed by the other; they literally play with one another.
--Mischa Andriessen Ig Henneman 65, 2010
 

JASON AJEMIAN

Smokeless Heat Trio 

with Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone) & Jaimie Branch (trumpet) 

 

 

"What makes this group so important is the relationship that exists between its members. Bassist Jason Ajemian (Chicago Underground Trio, Marc Ribot's SunShip, Exploding Star Orchestra), saxophonist Tim Haldeman, and trumpeter Jaimie Branch are regulars on the Chicago (& now New York) improv scenes.  After years of regular weekly gigs in Chicago, this expansive and inventive group becomes a sonic family as they drift to different locations in life. The interplay between the players is ceaseless in reawakening the heart of what is jazz today. Like a conversation among old friends its intimacy is palpable; warm, friendly and at ease. "

 

Jason Ajemian has acquired a high profile in the improvised music scene over the years, performing with Jeff Parker weekly for five years in Chicago, Rob Mazurek's Mandarin Movie, Exploding Star Orchestra, and the Chicago Underground Trio, Ken Vandermark's Crisis Ensemble and currently with Marc Ribot's Sun Ship and Matana Robert's CoinCoin.  Ajemian's curiosity has ranged far and wide—he's just as comfortable in the hushed, folksy setting of Born Heller, his duo with Josephine Foster, as he is in the breath-processed arrangements of his large ensemble Who Cares How Long You Sink. Given such a variety of musical interest, a detour like "From Beyond," Ajemian's backwards version of Back Sabbath's "Into the Void" for chamber ensemble, begins to seem like an obvious stop on this bassist's journey from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to Chicago and his current home in New York City. - Jacob Kart

About the artists:

Jason Amejian

Smokeless Heat Trio 

with Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone) & Jaimie Branch (trumpet) 

 

 

"What makes this group so important is the relationship that exists between its members. Bassist Jason Ajemian (Chicago Underground Trio, Marc Ribot's SunShip, Exploding Star Orchestra), saxophonist Tim Haldeman, and trumpeter Jaimie Branch are regulars on the Chicago (& now New York) improv scenes.  After years of regular weekly gigs in Chicago, this expansive and inventive group becomes a sonic family as they drift to different locations in life. The interplay between the players is ceaseless in reawakening the heart of what is jazz today. Like a conversation among old friends its intimacy is palpable; warm, friendly and at ease. "

 

Jason Ajemian has acquired a high profile in the improvised music scene over the years, performing with Jeff Parker weekly for five years in Chicago, Rob Mazurek's Mandarin Movie, Exploding Star Orchestra, and the Chicago Underground Trio, Ken Vandermark's Crisis Ensemble and currently with Marc Ribot's Sun Ship and Matana Robert's CoinCoin.  Ajemian's curiosity has ranged far and wide—he's just as comfortable in the hushed, folksy setting of Born Heller, his duo with Josephine Foster, as he is in the breath-processed arrangements of his large ensemble Who Cares How Long You Sink. Given such a variety of musical interest, a detour like "From Beyond," Ajemian's backwards version of Back Sabbath's "Into the Void" for chamber ensemble, begins to seem like an obvious stop on this bassist's journey from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to Chicago and his current home in New York City. - Jacob Kart

Henneman /Baars duo

THE DUO BAARS-HENNEMAN

 

The Dutch duo, Ig Henneman and Ab Baars are touring the US from October 12 to November 5 in support of a new program entitled  'Autumn Songs'. The compositions and improvisations  they will perform are inspired by 'autumn poems' by poets such as Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Ingeborg Bachmann and Hadewijch. DUO BAARS-HENNEMAN Ab Baars: tenorsax/clarinet/shakuhachi  Ig Henneman: viola

 

Ab Baars leads his own group, the Ab Baars Trio which celebrated a 20th anniversary in November  2011. Baars is also a member of the ICP Orchestra led by Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink.

Ig Henneman is a composer/performer. She leads her own groups in which she works with musicians from various areas of music, like radical free improvisation, jazz, contemporary music and punk.  In 2010 she started the Ig Henneman Sextet that toured Europe and Canada.

 

Together Ab Baars and Ig Henneman are among the leading representers of the jazz- and improvised music scene in the Netherlands. Their program contains improvisations based on compositions written by Baars or Henneman and completely improvised material. Ab Baars and Ig Henneman have participated in international festivals and played venues as a duo and with their own groups. The duo toured in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, Norway, USA, Canada and Brazil.

 

(…) There’s a breathless tension and expectation in these musical dialogues, as if neither participant has any idea what is coming next and the music trembles on the edge of revelation. It has no need for any of the trappings of jazz or classical or any other kind of music. It is sound discovered and organized with no preconceived notions and it is both incredibly touching and intellectually thrilling at the same time. 
--Ed Hazell Signal to Noise #61 Spring 2011
 
(…) The music is often rarefied and brittle, so distinctly stripped back to the essence of air and friction but also materialised. The pieces have not been left as invasive flashes, nor are they a succession of unrelated ideas; they are recognisable attempts to construct something from nothing or almost nothing, to create on the spot, as well as to understand, support and where necessary contradict one’s fellow performer in that creative process. What resonates is two voices that belong together without being completely subsumed by the other; they literally play with one another.
--Mischa Andriessen Ig Henneman 65, 2010




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