Joe Rosenberg Quartet: Black Saint artist comes to Hong Kong
The Joe Rosenberg Quartet-Black Saint artist Joe Rosenberg comes to Hong Kong $150 admission Thursday Jan. 17 and Friday Jan 18, 2008 9:30 pm start Le Rideau 1/F Hilltop Plaza 49 Hollywood Rd Central 2850 8833 The Joe Rosenberg Quartet: featuring Edward Perraud Joe Rosenberg has lead many quartets, but this group may well prove definitive. For the first time, Joe’s piano-based quartet will feature the electrifying drumming of Parisian Edward Perraud. With Joe’s distinctive lines and innovative compositions serving as a point of departure, and mercurial pianist Masako Hamamura sparring with bassist Peter Scherr, sparks are sure to fly! Don’t miss the premier 2008 offering of Creative Music in China… Strongly written themes which seem to encapsulate much of what has gone on in jazz post-Parker…Tense, urgent and always immediate… a very distinctive approach to soloing” -Cook and Morton from the Penguin Guide to Jazz Edward Perreaud (Paris) is a percussionist with a formidable resume. He works constantly throughout Europe with the finest, most creative improvisers in the music. Under his touch, the drum set becomes a rich orchestra of fascinating variety and energy. Most recently, he has been performing with trombonist Yves Robert, bass clarinettist Sylvain Kassap, cellist Didier Petit, bassist Hélène Labarrière, the duo Calx with alto saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, and the improvisational group Hubbub. Paul Lovens, one of the original masters of free drumming, gave his drumsticks to Perreaud after Perreaud’s performance in a symbolic passing of the torch. Joe Rosenberg is an American soprano saxophonist at the height of his creative powers as a player and composer. He has recorded and performed with some of the world’s finest avant-garde and jazz musicians and continues to explore the musical unknown in his writing and playing. A part time resident of Paris, he has performed and recorded with Edward Perreaud with stunning results. He has recorded for many labels that support creative music, most recently the prestigious Black Saint label. Please see: http://www.joerosenberg.net/ Born in Kobe Japan in 1970, Masako Hamamura started classical piano lessons when she was six years old. She studied jazz piano in the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe, and after that Masako studied Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music with Herb Pomeroy. She was active in the Boston Jazz scene as a soloist and also leading her own jazz orchestra. She received the Toshiko Akiyoshi Award in 1994 and the Quincy Jones award and Piano Department Chair Award in 1996 from Berklee College. After moving back to Japan, she has been active playing all around Japan leading her own trio and participating in projects in Europe and Asia. Notable projects include recordings with Joe Rosenberg, Mark Helias and Tom Rainey. Peter Scherr is an American double bassist/composer living in Hong Kong. He has over 20 years professional experience ranging from positions with symphony orchestras through jazz and avant-garde music performance and composition. He has performed and recorded with leading creative musicians such as his brother Tony Scherr, drummers Kenny Wollesson, Jim Black and Anton Fier, Bruce Huron, John Carlson, Matt McMahon and Simon Barker among many others. Mr. Scherr pursues musical excellence and inspiration in areas of unique interest. His current focus is the realization of creative music concepts. One of his long-term goals is the establishment of a common practice of creative music in China, drawing on the talent of the most interesting improvisers from around the world. Please see http://www.peterscherr.com
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