Alternating Currents Live presents
Sunday, November 2, 7pm
Marquis Hill - trumpet
Jeff Parker - guitar
Joachim Florent - double bass
Denis Fournier - drums
The latest incarnation of the international project the Transatlantic
Bridge, bringing together creative musicians from France and Chicago,
offers further explorations as Escape Lane. Alexandre Pierrepont,
organizer of these projects, writes:
"A singularity, guitarist Jeff Parker sometimes seems to hammer away at
his instrument, equipped with a grammar of undulations and oscillations
whose natural flow he thwarts with an extremely rich vocabulary of noise.
When many others are thundering on their instrument, Marquis Hill is
unique in the sense that he would rather work on his structureparadoxically woodyand deepen its network of ridges and sap. Joachim
Florent, on the other hand, develops on his double bass thick broken and
bumpy lines, whose volume he stretches and whose tentacles he stretcheswith a slenderness that all but evokes some of his respected predecessors,
from Charlie Haden on. This leaves the singular Denis Fournier, master of
the art of fluttering on the ovals and lozenges of skins and metals, and
on the dilated orbits of this drumsto the extent that it seems that he
can vaporize rhythms. With him, with them, there is no doubt that there
will always be a lyrical component in the midst of an enchanting
improvisation; an improvisation that sings."
This concert is brought to you by the Alternating Currents Live series, broadcast on WMSE (91.7) FM, Milwaukee.