MATS GUSTAFSSON / DAVID GRUBBS / ROB MAZUREK
« The Underflow »
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
FRIDAY MAY 15
8 PM - $36
Mats Gustafsson : saxophone baryton, flûte, électroniques
David Grubbs : guitare électrique, voix
Rob Mazurek : trompette, électroniques, voix
All three drove Chicago’s experimental music scene forward in the 1990s: MATS GUSTAFSSON with several free jazz bands and as a member of Peter Brötzmann’s Tentet, while he was staying in the US; DAVID GRUBBS at the onset of the post-rock movement with his duo Gastr del Sol; ROB MAZUREK in a multi-stylistic approach under various iterations of his Chicago Underground project.
They worked many times together, but never all three at the same time, surprisingly. That is, until last fall. They jumped on journalist John Corbett’s proposition to play as a trio for a two-day engagement at The Underflow in Athens, Greece. They made the venue’s name their own, and their debut album, culled from these concerts, came out recently. It showcases the rich history between these three masters.
« The Underflow » : present-tense music exploring a wide range of dynamics, at the crossroads of acoustics, electrics, and electronics.