Endangered Heart Quartet / Mike Baggetta & Nick Millevoi /The Shantypeople Dec 14

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    Endangered Heart Quartet is an elastic group of composer-musicians. Founding members of the prestigious Jazz Passengers, saxophonist/writer Roy Nathanson and in-demand trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, join versatile bassist Tim Kiah and two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills to create a new ensemble with a broad musical palette. Endangered Heart Quartet elaborates on Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce ensemble, which explored ways to merge words and sound in an extended language, through composition and mostly jazz-inflected improvisation. This new collective band, Endangered Heart Quartet, expands that language through chamber music and detailed classical composition, to “sing” the most human songs from the American musical tradition. From re-imaginings of “Goodnight Irene” and Ornette Coleman’s “Circle with a Hole In The Middle” to the personal compositions of the bands’ members who all offer their own varied musical legacies, EHQ symphonically combines the instrumental sounds with their own vocals. Endangered Heart Quartet mines the many years of professional playing and composing of the group’s members, to offer a kind of “heart music” salve for the harsh political and social climate of today.


    Mike Baggetta and Nick Millevoi come together in a new duo of improvised electric guitars. Baggetta has been called a "guitar poet" by Nels Cline, "a kind of post-Frisellian sonic explorer" by Downbeat, and the New York Times says he "makes stealthy, mysterious music." Millevoi's music has been described by Pitchfork as "music that seeks the sun by exploding toward it,” and NPR Music has said, "When Nick Millevoi plays the guitar, it's like a rocket darting skyward between clouds.” Both guitarists have worked with some of the biggest names in experimental jazz and rock, including artists like Nels Cline, John Zorn, Mike Watt, Jim Keltner, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and many more.


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