CalArts Presents Cryptonights, March 27 and 28 at REDCAT
Los Angeles, March 09, 2009--REDCAT and California Institute of the Arts present two different concerts by Cryptogramophone recording artists, Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 8:30pm.
Friday, March 27
Myra Melford and Be Bread, Alex Cline Continuation Quintet
Saturday, March 28
The Nels Cline Singers, The Jeff Gauthier Goatette
Cryptogramophone Records and CalArts present two evenings of creative jazz featuring guitarist Nels Cline, violinist Jeff Gauthier, pianist Myra Melford, and drummer/percussionist Alex Cline, each leading their own ensembles. Alex Cline and Nels Cline are celebrating the release of new recordings on Cryptogramophone.
Friday, March 27, Myra Melford presents her band Be Bread, featuring trumpeter Cuong Vu, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, bassist Stomu Takeishi, and drummer Matt Wilson. Melford is one of the most influential women in jazz, and her colorful music reflects both years on the downtown scene, as well as extensive study in India. Drummer/percussionist Alex Cline celebrates the release of his new CD "Continuation" with his Continuation Quintet featuring Myra Melford on piano, Jeff Gauthier on violin, Maggie Parkins on cello, and Scott Walton on bass. Cline's music defies all genres with compositions of transcendent beauty.
Saturday, March 28, guitarist Nels Cline, who has worked with everyone from Charlie Haden and Thurston Moore to his current gig with Wilco, presents The Nels Cline Singers featuring Devin Hoff on bass and Scott Amendola on drums. Nels will be celebrating the release of his new solo CD "Coward." The evening opens with violinist Jeff Gauthier's Goatette with Nels Cline on guitar, Alex Cline on drums, David Witham on piano, and Joel Hamilton on bass. BBCi says "Gauthier and his group show how it should be done, rooting themselves solidly in the jazz tradition while at the same time extending and revitalizing it."
Cryptonights originated with a long-running Thursday and Friday night concert series sponsored by Cryptogramophone Records at the Club Tropical in Culver City. For the last two years, Cryptonights at Jazz Standard in New York has presented a week-long concert series at arguably New York's best jazz club, featuring artists like Nels Cline, Bennie Maupin, Erik Friedlander, Jenny Scheinman, Myra Melford, and many others.
Cryptonights at REDCAT are on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at 8:30pm. Ticket prices are $20-$16, with student tickets available.
REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, is inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles 90012.
Seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the REDCAT box office located at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets, by calling 213-237-2800, or at www.redcat.org.
About the Artists
As CalArts' downtown center for innovative visual, media and performing arts, REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, introduces diverse audiences to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in the Los Angeles region the opportunity to reach higher levels of national and international recognition. REDCAT is a center for experimentation, discovery and charged civic discourse.