January 17th, 2018 — 8pm
$5 – 15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth

Mughal Muesli

by Mughal Muesli

While grounded in the saxophone trio tradition of Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, and Henry Threadgill, Mughal Muesli is a band that seeks to expand and transcend the associations attached to their configuration. Saxophonist Xavier Del Castillo, drummer Vicente Hansen, and bassist Mat Muntz draw on elements from early European polyphony, Hindustani classical music, and 20th/21st century microtonality to inform their unique take on the trio format. Their debut album Imperial Cereal features original compositions, deconstructed standards, and new interpretations of works by Ornette Coleman, Ivan Wyschnegradsky, and J.S. Bach.


Ian Christensen Quartet
Saxophonist and Composer Ian Christensen is equally at home in the worlds of jazz, rock, and improvised Music. Inspired by the works of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Albert Ayler, Claude Debussy, and Elliot Smith, Ian strives to cultivate a new and honest approach, anchored by a strong melodic sensibility and a passion for the unknown. Ian will be joined by three of the finest improvisers around in Noah Bernstein (alto), Andrew Jones (bass) and Jonas Oglesbee (drums). Each of these seasoned musicians have outstanding projects of their own, and play frequently, locally and abroad, in all kinds of contexts.