Their duo outing, Room, was one of Guitar Moderne’s records of the year. I was lucky enough to see one of their first shows together at Downtown Music Gallery’s 21rst Anniversary concert and can attest that seeing these two masters improvise together is an opportunity not to be missed. They will be touring together from January through March, and if you are in or near any of these cities, make it a point to go. Here is a taste in a beautifully shot and recorded video.
On May 25th, the world’s best record store for experimental music held their 21rst Anniversary Show at one of the best venues for experimental music: Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. The featured acts were Kalabalik, with Raoul Bjorkenheim, Anders Nilsson and Gerald Cleaver; and the debut duo appearance of Nels Cline and Julian Lage. The event also served as a CD release party for Kalabalik’s debut p on DMG/ARC Records.