A night of weirdo string band music and improvisation!


LISA MEZZACAPPA'S INTERLOPERS
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Cory Wright & Phillip Greenlief || Clarinet Duo

 


 

LISA MEZZACAPPA'S INTERLOPERS

Murray Campbell, violin
Crystal Pascucci, cello
John Finkbeiner, acoustic guitar and banjo
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Tim Perkis, electronics

Bay Area bassist Lisa Mezzacappa's string band The Interlopers is inspired as much by the songs of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys as the string quartets of Bartok and the free jazz epiphanies of Billy Bang. After so many years of playing with saxophones, trumpets and drum sets, Mezzacappa has recently found herself called back to the string family, where so much acoustic fun can be had with subtle textures, blending timbres and explosive rhythms. The group is composed of some of the Bay Area's finest improvisers, navigating Mezzacappa's squirley compositions and unusual arrangements of the Shaggs, Bartok and others.

Video:
https://vimeo.com/68159833
https://vimeo.com/68156537

More info:
www.lisamezzacappa.com

 

Greenlief & Wright — Re-imagining Bartok

West Coast reed wizards Greenlief and Wright use Bela Bartok's 44 duos as a springboard for improvisation and an exploration of folksong material. Combining the earthy lyricism of the material with imaginative arrangements, the duo weaves in and out of these short works to link peasant themes with solo and duo improvisation to combine music of the past with in-the-moment musical commentary of today.

 

 

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