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Paul Flaherty/Chris Corsano/Steve Baczkowski
Part of the 2015 Spring Jazz Series
Friday, March 27, 2015
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Chris Corsano : drums
Paul Flaherty : saxophone
Steve Baczkowski : saxophone

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Saxophonists Paul Flaherty, Steve Baczkowski, and percussionist Chris Corsano perform free improvisations in their own idiosyncratic styles.

Paul Flaherty has been an underground gale-force and an apostle of free improvisation since cutting his first LP, Orange: In The Midst of Chaos, back in 1977. During the '80s and '90s, Flaherty worked closely with drummer Randall Colbourne and a coterie of New-England fire musicians to release several records of gloriously unhinged collective improvisation. In the last decade, he's toured often and released a number of records with Chris Corsano, Thurston Moore, Bill Nace, Greg Kelley and others.

"Flaherty is an absolute monster, with a wide range of sonorities on alto and tenor and a deep-rooted knowledge of jazz that can't resist making its presence felt." - Dan Warburton (Paris Transatlantic)

Chris Corsano is an drummer who has been operating at the intersections of free improvisation, avant-rock, and noise music since the late '90s. In addition to his long-standing partnership with Paul Flaherty, he's worked with saxophonists like Joe McPhee, and Evan Parker; guitarists such as Jim O'Rourke, Sir Richard Bishop and Nels Cline; and also one-of-a-kind artists Björk and Jandek. His style incorporates high energy free improvising, more textural work, and augmenting the drum kit with everything from cello strings stretched across the skins to disassembled saxophone parts.

“Corsano, despite being arguably the most riotosly energetic and creative drummer in contemporary free jazz, does far more than merely bash his kit into submission. Playing loud does not mean abandoning subtlety, and Corsano’s sudden shifts of texture and dynamics are a wonder to behold” - The Wire

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