OGT presents Acre Foot and Sean Sonderegger’s Magically Inclined.
Kaoru Mansour- voice and electronics
Brad Dutz - percussuion
Carey Fosse - electric guitar
Darryl Tewes - bass guitar
SEAN SONDEREGGERS'S MAGICALLY INCLINED
Sean Sonderegger - tenor saxophone
Areni Agbabian - voice
Alex Noice - electric guitar
Dale Black - bass
Peter Valsamis - percussion.
students, seniors, and past series performers half price.
The quartet known as Acre Foot is truly a unit that defies category. Fronted by the wonderful vocalist and sound maker Kaoru Mansour, Acre Foot specializes in surreal, unpredictable, multifaceted, adventurous music that is at the same time accessible, toe-tapping, aesthetically sophisticated, and fun. The group is rounded out by an all-star lineup of local heroes: electric guitarist Carey Fosse, bass guitarist Darryl Tewes, and multipercussionist Brad Dutz (who also employs an array of electronics in this context). Having released the self-produced CD Expanding a few years ago, Acre Foot is promising to unveil a number of new compositions for this performance. At once an unerringly absorbing and challenging listening experience as well as a thoroughly evocative and crowd-pleasing one, the group occupies a truly unique niche in the universe of creative music—always a fave and, whenever possible, not to be missed!
Opening the evening is Sean Sonderegger’s Magically Inclined, led by the talented Mr. Sonderegger himself on tenor saxophone and playing some of his impressive catalogue of intriguing and outstanding original compositions. A seriously accomplished saxophonist whose playing is equal parts fluid, lyrical, commanding, and muscular, Sonderegger’s music exemplifies the sort of truly varied and genuinely eclectic palette that often characterizes that of younger players who have freed themselves of the confines of genre and style while maintaining the highest in quality and integrity. Formed partly in the area but currently establishing himself in New York, Sonderegger is presenting a version of his Magically Inclined for this occasion that reflects his bicoastal status: the wonderful Areni Agbabian on voice (a frequent sideperson with Sonderegger who is best known for her work with Tigran Hamasyan), Alex Noice on electric guitar (sometimes heard with the likes of Vinny Golia and Daniel Rosenboom), Dale Black on bass, and local veteran Peter Valsamis on drums and percussion. Deeply rewarding listening is more than likely!
(text by Alex Cline)
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