Tuesday, March 03, 2015

New Music Circle reschedules On Fillmore, adds concerts from Shipp & Bisio, Black Host

New Music Circle has rescheduled one of their previously announced concerts this spring and also added two more concerts, both co-presented with KDHX at The Stage at KDHX.

The performance by bassist Darin Gray and percussionist Glenn Kotche, aka On Fillmore, which had been scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at The Stage at KDHX, has been moved to Friday, April 3 at the same venue. (Presumably, tickets purchased for the original date will be transferable to the new one, but we're waiting for someone from NMC to confirm that and will update this post when they do.)

The first of the additional concerts will feature pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist Michael Bisio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at The Stage at KDHX. Shipp played here most recently in October 2011 at 560 Music Center with his trio, which includes Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey. Shipp and Bisio released a duo album, Floating Ice, back in 2012.

The second added concert will present the St. Louis debut of Black Host, a quintet led by drummer Gerald Cleaver, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, also at The Stage at KDHX. Cleaver, in addition to leading his own groups, is known for his work with Roscoe Mitchell, William Parker, Joe Morris, and other significant improvising musicians. He played here a couple of years ago in another NMC concert with saxophonist Lotte Anker and keyboardist Craig Taborn.

Black Host (pictured) also includes pianist Cooper-Moore, alto saxophonist Darius Jones, bassist Pascal Niggenkemper and guitarist Brandon Seabrook. Their first recording, Life in the Sugar Candle Mines, was released last year on the Northern Spy label. It features original music described as combining "modern jazz, free music, psych, post-punk and electrified noise with painstaking detail and heady abandon."

Tickets for both Shipp & Bisio and Black Host are priced at $20 for general admission, $10 for students and "struggling music lovers," and are on sale now via Brown Paper Tickets.

(Edited after posting.)

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