Firehouse 12  45 Crown Street  New Haven, CT 06510  203.785.0468

New Haven Improvisers Collective
Part of the 2010 Special Concerts
Saturday, November 20, 2010
8:30p $15 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
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Adam Matlock : accordion
Bob Gorry : guitar
Jamie Paul Lamb : bass
Jeff Cedrone : guitar
John Venter : bass clarinet
Nate Trier : keyboards
Nathan Bontrager : cello
Paul McGuire : alto sax, soprano sax
Pete Brunelli : bass
Steve Asetta : saxophone
Steve Zieminski : drums

Music Samples
MCE.mp3 [5.35 mb] stream  download
- You Me Who.mp3 [6.31 mb] stream  download

Please note: The $15 first set ticket allows you admission to the second set as well.

The New Haven Improvisers Collective returns to Firehouse12 to celebrate the release of its new CD, Lubricity, recorded live at last year's Firehouse 12 concert.

8:30pm Set features NHIC Atlas. This group is a journey through a varied landscape of music and sound on the edge of Jazz. The expressive instrumentation and thoughtful musicians produce pieces that can be hauntingly beautiful or downright mean, sometimes simultaneously. NHIC Atlas is Steve Asetta (Saxophones), Nathan Bontrager (Cello), Bob Gorry (Guitar), Jaime Paul Lamb (Bass), Adam Matlock (Clarinet), Steve Zieminski (Drums/Percussion).

10pm Set features Mayhem Circus Electric, a raucous improv band, with jazz, rock, a edgy funk, and a touch of madness. Tonight's performance celebrates the new CD, Lubricity, which captures the spirit of MCE in mid-flight. Sonic Celebrations of rhythmic invention underneath spiraling themes and counter-themes. This is lowdown jazz with expressive rhythms, a nod to the deep groove of electric miles, and a fresh look at the limits and joys of tonality. Metallic percussive fury complements exploratory bass clarinet. Oh Yeah! Mayhem Circus Electric is Pete Brunelli (Electric Bass), Jeff Cedrone (Guitar), Bob Gorry (Guitar), Paul McGuire (Soprano & Alto Saxophone), Nate Trier (Keyboards), John Venter (Bass Clarinet), Steve Zieminski (Drums/Percussion).

NHIC is a far-reaching collective of creative musicians forming into a particular group to play particular music in a particular moment. NHIC holds monthly workshops, sponsors performances of various ad-hoc combinations of NHIC members and hosts visiting jazz and new music ensembles. A growing number of musicians and composers pass through the group bringing insights and enthusiasm from distant corners of the music world. Monthly open workshops welcome new members, new instruments and new ideas. The annual visit to Firehouse 12 showcases a core of the group, presents major new works, and holds a few surprises.

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