Wed, May 9, 2012
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco, CA
$8.00 – $10.00
We are proud to announce the debut LP by Charles Sharp 6 (C#6), Exits. This is NEW Jazz from California, the second in Empty Cellar’s Jazz series after Sword + Sandals’ (John Dwyer, Randy Lee Sutherland, Shaun O’Dell) debut LP. In a similar vein as Henry Threadgill, Dave Douglas, Ornette Coleman’s large ensembles, and Sun Ra, the Charles Sharp 6 braid together jazz tradition with experimentalist and popular music threads. Exits captures a spectrum of sounds held together by Sharp’s direction, as the ensemble of six musicians blaze through compositional structures and freely improvised responses.
The collection of musicians Sharp gathered for an evening have collaborated with artists as diverse as Mike Watt, Anthony Braxton, Kenny Burrell, Nels Cline, Tito Puente, Fat and Fucked Up and Vinny Golia, and includes two percussionists; two upright bassists, at odds–panned left and right; and a chamber-punk veteran on cello. Confident direction among the players creates an inspiring momentum as Sharp (saxophones) directs through sketches, gestures, and example, all of which fuels their conversation. This music is in dialogue with its times (as good free jazz is). It is music to stroll through crowded spaces, and to develop something outside the oppressive banality of the mainstream broadcast. In stores May 8th and available now for presale at the Endless Nest Store. Limited to a single pressing of 250 copies.
Mark Trecka of Pillars and Tongues will be playing six dates in France starting Thursday, April 26th. If you live in or near any one of these towns then we highly recommend that you get close and intimate with his rich baritone voice for an evening.
Apr 26 Le Stakhanov – Nantes, France +
Apr 28 House show (TBA) – Cholet, France ^
Apr 29 Kraspek Music – Lyon, France ^
Apr 30 Hotel des Vils – Clermont Ferrand, France ^
May 01 Le Sambre – Rennes, France ^
May 02 L’international – Paris, France ^
^ with My Name Is Nobody
+ with Mermonte
A few weeks ago, I woke to the sound of a dude peddling his wares outside of my San Francisco apartment window. Turns out said dude was an international tape collector, Rick Foust, who had to get out of town quick and could not take his tapes (200-300 rare 70’s tapes from Thailand and India). We get to chatting and the plot thickens; he is the same collector who contributed several of the key tapes that Sublime Frequencies used to compile their recent Saigon Rock and Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 release. After looking at the first layer of tapes in the first box, I knew that this was one of those once-in-a-lifers, so I ran to an ATM and bought the whole lot.
So, what does a dude with hundreds of Thai tapes and no time to listen to hundreds of Thai tapes do? He gets sane and donates them to his favorite international music collective, Dublab! Stay tuned for some awesome Dublab curated Thai tape compilations, courtesy of Rick Foust… wherever he may now be.