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    GALLERY 345

    Saturday, February 01 2014, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Ugly Beauties Trio: Least Squares Fit Saturday February 1, 2014 at 8 p.m. tickets $20 /$15 seniors /$10 students Benjamin Boles NOW MAGAZINE ….the album is .. about the interplay between the musicians and their effortless improvising. They’re all creative players, and at moments they whip up such a storm of strange textures and tones that you forget you’re listening to just three acoustic instruments. Happily, those experimental tendencies are offset by strong compositions and melodies, so they never descend into the tuneless racket some associate with improvised music. Marilyn Lerner-piano Repeatedly, Lerner’s interpretations are enhanced by the engaging way she slips between limpid coolness and rhythmically-charged vibrancy. Pianists with a less finely calibrated touch would plough through passages that Lerner precisely etches. Bill Shoemaker, Point of Departure Jazz pianist/improviser Marilyn Lerner performs to acclaim internationally, from her native Montreal to Havana, from Jerusalem to Amsterdam and the Ukraine. Her musical career has been marked by a deep exploration of traditional and free jazz, new music tinged improvisation, and Ashkenazic folk music. Lerner has appeared with Tito Puente, Gerry Hemingway, and Steve Lacy.A prolific recording artist, her most recent work includes Live in Madrid, (Cadence records) with New York based Ken Filiano-bass and Lou Grassi-drums, Ugly Beauties Trio with Matt Brubeck, cello and Nick Fraser, drums. She also records, tours and performs with the Dutch based avant-garde Ig Henneman Sextet , with Axel Dörner, Wilbert de Joode, Lori Freedman and Ab Baars. Matt Brubeck(cello) is a JUNO award-winning performer/composer specializing in improvisation on the cello. Raised on jazz and classically trained at Yale, Matt is at ease in multiple genres and has taken his cello improvisation skills into diverse musical territories (including Tom Waits, Yo-Yo Ma, PamelaZ, and many others.) In addition to his work with Ugly Beauties, Matt’s ongoing projects include the highly eclectic Stretch Orchestra, and cello/piano duo Brubeck Braid. In his solo work, Matt explores the reach of contemporary cello performance, placing various musical traditions in dialogue with each other to reveal a broad continuum of influences. Matt is on the music faculty at York University and Humber College, where he teaches strings, improvisation, composition, and leads various ensembles. Yes, he is the tallest son of Dave. For more information you may visit www.mattbrubeck.com. Nick Fraser (drums) has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto new jazz and improvised music community since he moved there from Ottawa in 1996. A Juno Award winner, his recorded works include Owls in Daylight (1997), Nick Fraser and Justin Haynes are faking it (2004) and Towns and Villages (2013). Nick has performed with a veritable "who's who" of Canadian jazz and improvised music and is a member of Drumheller, The Lina Allemano Four, Ugly Beauties and Peripheral Vision. He has collaborated with many international luminaries, including Anthony Braxton, Tony Malaby, William Parker, Marilyn Crispell, David Binney, and Donny McCaslin. "Fraser not so much plays the drums as hurls himself whole body and soul against skin and metal... truly talented." - Bill Stunt, CBC Radio.
    Location: Gallery 345 345 Sorauren Avenue (South of Dundas St West, East of Roncesvalles)
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