Polyorchard (David Menestres, bass; Charles Phaneuf, clarinet/tenor sax; Chris Robinson, tenor sax) played at the Guest Room Project Space this past Thursday for the opening of “Crossing the Blue Hour.” Here’s some pics.
Two Silent Schnauzers was one of Avant Music News’ Picks of the Week, and the Indy Week says of the album: “The album’s pieces scrape and squeak, yip and wail, to odd and occasionally unsettling ends. Cyanotype requires close listening, but lean in, and you’ll be fascinated by every detail.”
There is a $5 suggested donation, which gets you a download card of the album. Hope to see you there.
Featuring a stellar quartet of adventurous improvisers—Dan Ruccia, viola; Chris Eubank, cello; Laurent Estoppey, saxophone; Chris Robinson, saxophone—Two Silent Schnauzers is a blazing, fully improvised avant-garde chamber jazz album with echoes and refigurations of Bach and Ayler, Hindemith and Braxton, James Tenney and Evan Parker.
Cyanotype will celebrate the release of Two Silent Schnauzers at an album release party Wednesday, September 7 at Arcana in Durham, NC.
But…we decided to throw it up early on Bandcamp-so get it now! Eight bones gets you over 50 minutes of fully improvised chamber music. You can’t go wrong with that. Be cool, get it now.
Cyanotype – featuring Dan Ruccia on viola, Frank Meadows on bass, Chris Robinson on saxophone, and Heidi Wait on flute – will hit at 9, followed by JOBS.
Check out the event on Facebook and listen to the latest album from JOBS on Bandcamp below.
Hope to see you there.
The Bivins/Robinson Duo will be performing Tuesday, August 9 at the Carrack Art Gallery in Durham, North Carolina as part of the monthly Carrack F.I.T. series.
Jason Bivins – guitar/Chris Robinson – saxophone
Free improvisation interspersed with tunes by Carla Bley, Grant Green, and Paul Motian
8pm, 947 E Main Street, Durham, NC
Cyanotype’s duo/noise incarnation (Dan Ruccia – viola/Chris Robinson – alto and ipad) performed an improvised half hour set at Nighlight in Chapel Hill June 29. Peep the video.
Here it is, the first single off of Cyanotype’s forthcoming album Two Silent Schnauzers.
It’s called “The Pit and The”