Jaimie Branch 'Fly or Die' Record Release

Jaimie Branch 'Fly or Die' Record Release

Wei Zhongle, Ben Lamar Gay

Wed, May 10, 2017

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

Jaimie Branch 'Fly or Die' Record Release
Jaimie Branch 'Fly or Die' Record Release
Fly or Die features Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Tomeka Reid (cello), Jason Ajemian (bass), and Chad Taylor (drums), with cameos by Ben Lamar Gay (cornet), Josh Berman (cornet) and Matt Schneider (guitar).

A mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene and an active recent
addition to the New York scene, Jaimie Branch is an avant-garde trumpeter known for her “ghostly sounds," says The New York Times, and for "sucker punching" crowds straight from the jump off, says Time Out. Her classical training and “unique voice capable of transforming every ensemble of which she is a part” (Jazz Right Now) has contributed to a wide range of projects not only in jazz but also punk, noise, indie rock, electronic and hip-hop. Branch’s prolific as-of-yet underexposed work as a composer and a producer, as well as a sideman for the likes of William Parker, Matana Roberts, TV on the Radio and Spoon, is all on display in her debut record Fly or Die – a dynamic 35-minute ride that dares listeners to open their minds to music that knows no genre, no gender, no limits.
Wei Zhongle
Wei Zhongle
Nu Trance by Wei Zhongle is an exciting moment in music. It detonates oppositions of globalism and hermeticism, male and female, precision and feeling. Sounding like a broadcast from the future, it’s as if a very singular post-kosmische sound were vaguely situated in the tropics. Can, This Heat, and 80′s Downtown New York lay somewhere in Wei Zhongle’s world mutant genetic imprint.
The members of Wei Zhongle are nomads. The intuitive vocals by Rob Jacobs are sometimes in English but mostly in a language of his own, inventive but perhaps also channeling ancient vocal traditions, while laying down hypnotizing guitar. Sam Klickner’s forceful but intentional drums are a free ticket to Bonkersville. The effects-enhanced clarinet by John McCowen floats over and weaves through it all, pulling everything out in four dimensions. Minds are blown when these three elements merge.
Ben Lamar Gay
Ben Lamar Gay
Ben Lamar Gay is a cornetist and composer who deals with many components of sound through various folk traditions past, present and future.

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The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
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