ManKinSon / Operation ID
Earshot's Jazz: The Second Century series continues into its fifth season, and this year presents eight outstanding groups over four evenings during the month of July. The participants were selected by a blind panel composed of Seattle musicians, music curators, and scribes. As in past years, the goal of the series is to present performances of music that simultaneously question and expand the conventional boundaries and parameters of the jazz form. The descriptions of the bands to follow are as much in their own words as possible. The curious and inquisitive will have to attend these live performances to see how the artists deliver on the concepts below. Their selection for the series signifies the listening panel's faith in their ability to do so.
July 28: ManKinSon / Operation ID
ManKinSon is Matt Norman on piano, Paul Hoskin on contrabass clarinet, and Dave Abramson on drums.
Hoskin: ManKinSon is simply another way of speaking of three men. Yet, is it other? A historical referent that is most thick. The possible relations are constantly re-examined. The music: constant re-examination of fragments. Melodic, perspectival, temporal. It may be heard as constant activity with constant awareness.
Operation ID is Jared Borkowski on guitar, David Balatero on bass, Rob Hanlon on keyboards, Ivan Arteaga on reeds, and Evan Woodle on drums.
Operation ID: Originally interested in the spontaneity of free-jazz, Operation ID's open mindedness has guided them to embrace a position of willingness when experimenting with new sounds and musical approaches. They have grown from being exclusively instrumental to frequently incorporating group vocals. Some well-known influences include Steve Reich, Talk Talk, Hella, Prince, XTC, Richie Hawtin, and Deerhoof.
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98103
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