October 2018, France: The Bridge #8
October 2018, France: The Bridge #8

Antonin-Tri Hoang, Mars Williams, Tatsu Aoki & Samuel Silvant

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The Bridge #15 – Nov. 2018, in Chicago.
The Bridge #15 – Nov. 2018, in Chicago.

Josh Berman, Jason Stein, Didier Petit & Edward Perraud.

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New CD release!
New CD release!

Stroboscope, with Larry Ochs, Mars Williams, Julien Desprez, Mathieu Sourisseau & Samuel Silvant

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New Release on The Bridge Sessions // Nouvelle sortie sur The Bridge Sessions.

STROBOSCOPE - TBS09

Larry Ochs - tenor & sopranino saxophone
Mars Williams - saxophones, toys
Julien Desprez - electric guitar
Mathieu Sourisseau - acoustic bass guitar
Samuel Silvant - drums

listen/buy: thebridgesessions.bandcamp.com/album/stroboscope
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The Bridge - a transatlantic network for creative music

Rova has had the opportunity to listen to the group “The Bridge 8” at our dates the in Brest and Tours and combine at the end of the evening for an improvisation which went to some remarkable places.

The Bridge #8 is Mars Williams saxophones, objects, Antonin Tri-Hoang saxophone alto, clarinets, Tatsu Aoki contrebasse, shamisen, vidéo and Samuel Silvant batterie (two from Chicago and from France).

The photo is of Mars objects that he deploys throughout his set with subtlety and precision of a foley artist. Mars and Antonin interplay in the expository openings gave way to their own muscular and rigorous interpretations of the material.
Tatsu held down the time in a traditional jazz bass approach of keeping time but not with a constant area sound. He would add pauses/breaks/ dynamic changes that added drama and intensify the time. The palette of Japanese string instrument techniques gave an orchestral feeling to the improvisation.
Samuel playing was full of color and propulsion and his approach seemed to me like a timbales master that can be in time and out of time at the same time.
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Soirée confiture hier à la malterie avec le Collectif Muzzix. Ce soir, concert de The Bridge #8, même lieu, même heure, avec Jean-Baptiste Rubin solo en première partie. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Fantastic Four, still going on strong!

13 oct. Petit faucheux, Tours
14 & 15 oct. la malterie w/ Collectif Muzzix, Lille
16 oct. Le Périscope, Lyon
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