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Looney/ Mezzacapa / Nordenson Trio

  • Center for New Music 55 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Improvising pianist Scott R. Looney has been hard at work with a new take on the fairly well-established format of the piano trio. In case you’re unaware, Scott is one of the few players completely comfortable with creating improvised textural messes inside the piano along with a battery of implements (including a few with batteries) as well as providing new fresh approaches on jazz standards and interesting compositional frameworks.

Joining him in this project is the Bay Area bassist, bandleader, and composer Lisa Mezzacapa (creator of bands like Avant Noir and Glorious Ravage), and the explosive yet precise drummer and percussionist, Dr. Kjell Nordeson (who also has played with numerous luminaries such as Mats Gustafsson, Peter Brötzmann, Joe Morris, and Sten Standell.

[Lisa Mezzacappa is] a Bay Area treasure.
— KQED
Earlier Event: March 9
Barrio Manouche
Later Event: March 13
Giveton Gelin Quintet