Attias, Corsano, Bisio, Lonberg-Holm @the Beverly

Date(s) - 07/13/2019
7:00 pm-10:00 pm



The Moment at the Beverly is excited to announce the upcoming concert featuring multi reedist Michael Attias and drummer Chris Corsano joined by bassist Michael Bisio and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm.
We hope you can join us.

Here’s more information about the players:

Michaël Attias has earned a reputation as one of the most questing and keenly collaborative figures on the 21st-century New York jazz scene, with a background and outlook that makes “him an emphatically cosmopolitan saxophonist and composer,” according to The New York Times. Migrations spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the American Midwest ultimately brought Attias to New York City in 1994, where he continues to pursue his muse as improviser, composer and leader of multiple bands. The Village Voice has described Attias’ music-making this way: “perpetually shifting tunes, richness of timbre and a singular personality – you can almost see his music expanding and contracting.” As a leader, he has released seven critically-acclaimed albums, most recently the 2017 Clean Feed debut of the Michaël Attias Quartet, Nerve Dance, with Aruán Ortiz, John Hébert, and Nasheet Waits. As a sideman, he has performed and recorded for such luminaries as Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Oliver Lake, Anthony Coleman, Tony Malaby, and countless others. In April 2019, he will release his first solo album, échos la nuit, on the Brooklyn label Out of Your Head Records.

Chris Corsano is a drummer who has been working at the intersections of free improvisation, avant-rock, and noise musics since the late 1990s. He is a rim-batterer of choice for some of the greatest contemporary purveyors of “jazz” (Evan Parker, Paul Flaherty, Joe McPhee, Mette Rasmussen), “rock” (Björk, Sir Richard Bishop, Bill Orcutt, Jim O’Rourke), and avant-gardists beyond categorization (Ghédalia Tazartès, Jandek). Appearing on over 150 albums and touring the world in an wide array of collaborations, he’s also a formidable solo performer in his own right, generating new universes of sound that can be heard on his albums The Young Cricketer, Another Dull Dawn, and Cut. He’s been called a “powerhouse drummer” by Rolling Stone, “a peripatetic ace of the avant-garde” by The New York Times, and “arguably the most riotously energetic and creative drummer in contemporary free jazz” by Wire Magazine. In 2013 Spin Magazine listed him as of the ‘100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music,’ and in 2017, he received the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artist Award.

Michael Bisio, bassist/composer, has eighty five recordings in his discography, twenty four of these are split evenly between leader/co-leader, ten of them document his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp. Michael has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass. Nate Chinen in the New York Times writes : “The physicality of Mr. Bisio’s bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avant-garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive;…”As a composer Michael has been awarded nine grants and an Artist Trust Fellowship Collaborators include Matthew Shipp, Joe McPhee, Charles Gayle, Connie Crothers, Whit Dickey, Ivo Perelman, Barbara Donald, Newman Taylor Baker, Rob Brown, Sonny Simmons and Sabir Mateen.

Fred Lonberg-Holm enjoys working with a wide variety of musicians in as many situations as possible. Current and ongoing projects include Stirrup (with Charles Rumback and Nick Macri), Friction Brothers (with Michaels Colligan and Zerang), The Boxhead Ensemble, The Sync (with Eve Risser and Mike Reed), The Fast Citizen’s, Ballister, Joe McPhee’s Survival Unit III, Party Knüllers (w/ Ståle Solberg), Mars William’s XmarsX, as well as numerous one off projects. He currently lives in Kingston NY where among other things, he organizes an improvised music series with bassist Michael Bisio. Past ensembles of note include the Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Anthony Coleman’s Self Haters Orchestra, the Vandermark Five, Ken Vandermark’s Frame Quartet, Seval, and Terminal 4. Improvisors he has worked with include Clare Cooper, Charlotte Hug, Andrea Neumann, Sofia Jernberg, Jaimie Branch, Shelly Hirsch, Tomeka Reid, Michiyo Yagi, Carrie Shull, Jodi Gilbert, Gunda Gottschalk, Carrie Biolo, Birgitte Uhler, Rachel Wadham, Mary Halvorson, Joelle Leandre, Joanne Powers, Zeena Parkins, Judy Dunaway, Lotte Anker, Tine Asmundsen, Jessica Pavone as well as a number of guys. He also leads a revolving cast large ensembles under the name Lightbox Orchestra. His extensive discography includes free improvised and free jazz recordings as well as new music, pop, rock and noise.


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