CD Release @ Audible Think, 3/21/2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 LIVE PERFORMANCE and CD Release!!!

The Audible Think Improvised Music Series
at Gallery X, 169 William Street, New Bedford, MA

presents a live performance by the

Kevin Frenette 4:

Kevin Frenette (gtr)/Andy McWain (pno)/Todd Keating (bass)/with SPECIAL GUEST Tatsuya Nakatani (drums)

CD Release performance for KEVIN FRENETTE 4: CONNECTIONS (Fuller Street Music) available March 21

7:30pm, 2 sets, improvised music
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BIO: Kevin Frenette has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Tatsuya Nakatani, Andy McWain, Jonathan LaMaster, Andrew Hickman, Eric Platz, Todd Keating, Erik VanDam and Gabe Cabral. He holds a BA in Theory/Composition from UMass-Dartmouth and has performed throughout the Northeast US. Kevin currently works with the quartet SRUTI (with Keating, VanDam and Cabral), and has recently debuted a new ensemble with Keating, LaMaster, Hickman and Platz. Kevin is also a freelance recording engineer.

BIO: Originally from Kobe and Osaka, Japan, internationally renowned percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani has toured extensively throughout the world, having performed in approximately 80 cities and 10 countries. Utilizing drumset, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, sticks and bows, he creates collages of sound, which combine the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music with the extended techniques of New Music, yet with great energy and intensity. Although his music defies category or genre, it can be viewed as a cross-cultural mixture of improvised music, experimental music, jazz, free jazz, and rock. In addition to live solo and ensemble performances, he has provided sound design for films and television projects. The latest of these was the performance of an improvised sound score for silent movie- “The Water Magician” (1933, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi), which was part of exhibition of Hiroshi Sugimoto Photograph at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He is the recent recipient of The Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant. Also he has been seIected PennPAT Artist Roster 2007(Pennsylvania Performing Art on Tour). In addition to his work as a percussionist, Nakatani heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania.


Wed, Mar 7, 07: bassist Reuben Radding @ Audible Think

The Audible Think Improvised Music Series presents:
(at Gallery X, 169 William Street, New Bedford, MA)

Bassist Reuben Radding (New York)

original and improvised music
7:30pm, 2 sets, $5 suggested

Reuben Radding is a Brooklyn-based improviser and double bassist who has been performing solo concerts since 1994. His recent Pine Ear CD releases include the atonal chamber jazz of "Intersections" with vibraphonist Matt Moran and clarinetist Oscar Noriega, as well as "Fugitive Pieces," which explores graphic score-driven improvisations. Radding is a member of the group Transit, the Denman Maroney Quartet, Matt Bauder's Paper Gardens, and performs frequently with Jack Wright, Ursel Schlicht, Daniel Carter, Andrew Drury, Wade Matthews, Nate Wooley, Mary Halvorson, Wally Shoup, Ned Rothenberg, Tatsuya Nakatani, and many others.

"Radding’s bass tolls like a bell and sends the horns scurrying for cover." - Jason Bivins, Dusted Magazine

"Radding has one of the thickest tones on the double bass to be heard in jazz today." Jeff Stockton, All About Jazz

"Radding has a fertile and wide-ranging imagination." Christian Carey, Signal to Noise


------------------- NEXT UP:
Wed, Mar 21, 2007: Kevin Frenette 4: Kevin Frenette (gtr)/Andy McWain (pno)/Todd Keating (bass)/Tatsuya Nakatani (dr)
(This performance will be a CD release event for a new disc called Kevin Frenette 4: Connections [Fuller Street Music]