Thursday, March 17, 2011

Press for Archer Spade and Drew Ceccato

From the Philadelphia Weekly:

Thursday, March 17
Archer Spade & Drew Ceccato
Having opened for guitarist Bern Nix last month, the venturesome duo Archer Spade—trombonist Daniel Blacksberg and guitarist Nick Millevoi—return for another mission. Blacksberg is a diligent student of improvised music, holding down klezmer gigs, landing sideman spots with the likes of Anthony Braxton and hatching compelling schemes as a leader (e.g., Bit Heads). Millevoi shreds furiously with his punk-math-jazz trio Many Arms (Palabras Malas, Missing Time) and conceives prickly, evocative music for solo 12-string guitar on his new Black Figure of a Bird. West Coast woodwind specialist Drew Ceccato joins the duo this week for a tribute to Roscoe Mitchell, the prolific composer and co-founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. On the program will be Mitchell’s “Marche,” “L-R-G,” “Cards” and “Nonaah.” -David R. Adler
8pm. Free. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. 215.573.3234.

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From the City Paper:

Archer Spade + Drew Ceccato

Thu., March 17, 8 p.m., free, The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.,

By Shaun Brady

The lessons of Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) have been well-absorbed by many on the Philly avant-jazz scene, who mix styles, genres and eras of music with anarchic abandon. Case in point: the duo Archer Spade, consisting of trombonist Daniel Blacksberg and guitarist Nick Millevoi, who between them traverse the terrain of jazz, rock, prog, klezmer and experimental musics without pausing to take a breath. The pair will pay homage to AACM founding father Roscoe Mitchell with four of his compositions, supplemented by West Coast woodwind player Drew Ceccato, a student of Mitchell's at Oakland's Mills College.

Thu., March 17, 8 p.m., free, The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.,