Jaimie Branch’s “Bomb Shelter” Quartet and Breiner/Daisy Duo – March 25th @ Project Lodge

Friday, March 25th
10:00 PM
Project Lodge
817 East Johnson St.
$7 general admission

Breiner/Daisy Duo
Tim Daisy (drums, Chicago, Vandermark 5) and Patrick Breiner (Madison, saxophone, New Breed Quartet) will team up to open the night with a set of improvised duo set. This set will encompass everything from minimal clicks and chirps to raucous, fiery free swing.

Photo by Matt Baron


Tim Daisy

Tim has been an active member of Chicago’s creative music scene since moving there in 1997. He has performed, composed, recorded, and toured with many of the city’s celebrated musicians and ensembles. Along with performing percussion duties in internationally acclaimed bands including the Vandermark 5, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, and The Engines, Tim maintains an active composing schedule, writing for his own groups as well as contributing to a number of collaborative ensembles including chamber groups, jazz ensembles, dance, and film.

Tim has performed and/or recorded with many great improvisers both from the United States and around the world, including: Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee, Dave Rempis, Xavier Charles, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jeff Parker, Waclaw Zimpel, Mikolaj Trzaska, Steve Swell, Magnus Broo, Jeb Bishop, Erik Friedlander, Havard Wiik, Jim Baker, Michael Zerang, Per-Ake Homlander, Nate McBride and James Falzone.

Patrick Breiner

Photo by Retsy White

tenor sax/clarinet

Patrick is a versatile veteran of New York’s jazz and improvised music scene. He has performed with Tony Malaby, Michael Formanek, Ches Smith, Dave Ballou, and Billy Hart as well as Dawes, Langhorne Slim, and Johnny Corndawg.

He is currently a member/collaborator of bands in Madison, Chicago, and New York including the New Breed (Madison, modern jazz), Bing and Ruth (NYC, live ambient music), the Solomon Douglas Swingtet (swing era dance band), Premoticon (improvised sax/bass duo), Mutasm (NYC avant chamber jazz sextet), and Wingbridge (Chicago, improvising chamber ensemble). He also fronts several projects of his own – Vartan Mamigonian (solo saxophone) and Sons Of Daughters (free jazz trio). Patrick recently launched Sulde Records as a means to record and distribute recordings of his many projects.

Jaimie Branch’s “Bomb Shelter”

Jaimie Branch’s “Bomb Shelter” utilizes Chicago’s finest musicians to convey music that ranges from abstract electro-acoustic sounds to energetic free jazz. Bomb Shelter features Nick Mazzerella on alto sax, a great young player with melodic sensibilities similar to Ornette Coleman, and a big sound all his own. Anton Hatwich on double bass, a versatile player who is equally accomplished holding down the pocket as he is using extended techniques. Tim Daisy pulls double duty on drums and marimba. Daisy plays with a strong compositional aesthetic, and a rich melodic sense-pushing the music forward with energetic playing at any dynamic. Jaimie Branch leads with a warm trumpet sound and tunes that allow each member to add his/her own personalities in equal footing.

This marks the quartet’s Madison debut.

“[Jaimie has] got skills—big time. A 2005 graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, she’s an active presence around [Chicago], working regularly with Keefe Jackson’s Project Project, the New Fracture Quartet, Flytrap, and Sherpa, as well as her own trio, Princess, Princess, with bassist Toby Summerfield and drummer Frank Rosaly… She’s got a strong, malleable tone and in this free setting she nevertheless betrays a vast postbop vocabulary; she can also draw on a wide array of the instrument’s more abstract extended techniques.” – Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Nick Mazarella – saxophone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Tim Daisy – drums


~ by Surrounded by Reality Jazz on March 16, 2011.

One Response to “Jaimie Branch’s “Bomb Shelter” Quartet and Breiner/Daisy Duo – March 25th @ Project Lodge”

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