Firehouse 12  45 Crown Street  New Haven, CT 06510  203.785.0468

Part of the 2013 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, October 25, 2013
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.
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Andrew Drury : drums
Angelika Niescier : saxophone
Denman Maroney : piano
James Ilgenfritz : bass

On October 25th, Firehouse 12 is pleased to present bassist and composer James Ilgenfritz and the group MiND GAMeS featuring pianist Denman Maroney, saxophonist Angelika Niescier, and percussionist Andrew Drury. The bass and drums give primacy to texture and sound over rhythm and harmony, while still providing a foundation for melodic solos and counterpoint from the piano and saxophone.

Ilgenfritz's recent solo album of compositions by composer Anthony Braxton was called a "considerable achievement of solo instrumentalism and an important demonstration of the possibilities open to the double bass" (Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News). The quartet MiND GAMeS "blurs the borders between orthodox and unorthodox forms of playing, between cerebral, intriguing music making and playful, harmonic articulations, and between sonic explorations of timbral variations, colors and shades, and organic, fluid textures" (Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz).

Ilgenfritz has been active in creative music since the late 90s. He has worked with musical figures like Lukas Ligeti, Pauline Oliveros, John Zorn, and Anthony Braxton. He has performed at Symphony Space, the New Museum, and Roulette. In 2011, James was Artist-In-Residence at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, and produced his first opera, The Ticket That Exploded, based on the William S. Burroughs novel of the same name. James is on the Faculty of the Preparatory Center of Brooklyn College and at Brooklyn Conservatory.

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