May 19, 2016 — 8pm
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave.
Peter Brötzmann – reeds 
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
John Edwards – double bass 
Steve Noble – drums
Peter Brötzmann is one of the most important and uncompromising figures in free jazz and has been at the forefront of developing a unique, European take on free improvisation since the 1960s. 
Recipient of Germany’s prestigious Albert Mangelsdorff Award and the Vision Festival Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, Brötzmann first trained as a painter and was involved with the Fluxus movement before beginning his career in music. He continues to paint and his instantly recognizable visual sensibility has produced numerous compelling LP sleeves and a number of gallery shows over the years. Self-taught on Clarinet and Saxophone, Brötzmann established himself as one of the most powerful and original players on the free jazz scene. 
In 1968 he released his epochal ‘Machine Gun’ session, originally released on his own Brö private press and later recordings for FMP (Free Music Production), the label he started with Jost Gebers. Brötzmann’s sound has been described as “one of the most distinctive, life-affirming and joyous in all music,” and he has performed with almost all of the major players in free music, including Don Cherry and Steve Lacy in the early years, to Peter Kowald, Alex Von Slippenbach, Han Bennink & Fred Van Hove, Hamid Drake & William Parker, members of the Chicago Tentet, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, and Anthony Braxton.
Jason Adasiewicz’s vibes shimmer in the ether. A Chicago mainstay, Jason is a true original with a deep sensibility for sound vibration that can be heard through his innate and idiosyncratic approach to harmony and melody. Jason’s musical history is spiked with fervent free improvisation and tight melodic rendering.
Bassist John Edwards is one of the most in-demand & extensively recorded musicians in contemporary British jazz and improvised music, appearing on well over 100 recordings with such seminal figures as Derek Bailey, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Sunny Murray and the South African drummer & band leader Louis Moholo-Moholo. Edwards also composes music for dance groups and musical theater and has appeared at music festivals across Europe.
Drummer Steve Noble recorded and toured widely as a member of the influential British post-punk band Rip Rig and Panic, and has been extensively involved in improvised since the 1980s. Noble appears on more than fifty recordings and was featured in the television series based on Derek Bailey’s book, Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music, shown on UK BBC Channel 4 in 1992.
Melancholy instrumental trio CATFISH formed in Portland, Oregon in 2013, led by saxophonist Joe Cunningham (Blue Cranes, Battle Hymns & Gardens). After enlisting Portland veterans, guitarist Dan Duval (The Ocular Concern, PJCE Sextet, Gunga Galunga) and drummer Ken Ollis (Ken Ollis Group, The Demolition Duo, Paxselin Quartet), Cunningham formed CATFISH, a vehicle for open improvisations in the vein of Dirty Three, Paul Motian Trio, and early Cat Power.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
7:00pm doors / 8:00pm show, 21+
Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave.
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show