Firehouse 12 • 45 Crown Street • New Haven, CT 06510 • 203.785.0468

CANCELED: Fred Van Hove & Lou Grassi Duo
Part of the 2012 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, November 2, 2012
8:30p $18 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
10:00p $12 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
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Fred Van Hove : piano
Lou Grassi : drums

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On Friday, November 2nd, Firehouse 12 is pleased to pianist Fred Van Hove in a duo performance with percussionist Lou Grassi. Van Hove is known for his pioneering work in developing European free music in the mid-1960s. This performance will feature completely improvised pieces by Van Hove and Grassi.

In his review of Van Hove's duo with clarinetist Wolfgang Fuchs, Ken Waxman wrote Van Hove "becomes a painter not a chef, overlaying and blending translucent layers of color to create perceptions of depth, volume and form." Mark Corrato wrote Van Hove "applies a sharp improvisational style . . . [that] skips and leaps across the keys . . . [and] squeez[es] out sounds from the insides of the piano and from the wooden frame." Christian Carey of Splendid Magazine wrote that Van Hove's "endurance is impressive; he seems to have limitless capacity for finger-busting passages."

Van Hove is known for his collaboration with saxophonist Peter Brötzmann on the landmark 1968 recording Machine Gun and for his trio with Brötzmann and percussionist Han Bennick. Van Hove began to perform solo improvised concerts in the 70s and continues to perform in solo and duo configurations while writing new compositions for various ensembles. Lou Grassi has performed and recorded with Marshall Allen, Billy Bang, Borah Bergman, Joseph Jarman, William Parker, Johnny Hartman as well as many others.

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