Thursday May 23 | 9:00 pm
Baker/Leimgruber Duo & Gerrit Hatcher Group$10Swiss reedist "Greimluber" pairs up with Elastic Arts mainstay Jim Baker, and Gerrit Hatcher brings in a new quintet formation.
9 PM : LEIMGRUBER / BAKER DUO
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Jim Baker – piano/electronics
10 PM : GERRIT HATCHER GROUP
Gerrit Hatcher – tenor saxophone
Ben Lamar Gay – cornet
Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone
Katie Ernst – bass
Julian Kirshner – drums
Working with some of the Chicago musicians who have inspired him most, Gerrit Hatcher presents a new group and a set of pieces for improvisors. Hatcher’s pieces for this group nod to the unabashed formalism of repertoire that defined many great bands of the free jazz era, layering rough-hewn themes with dense textures, and loose motifs.
This concert is made possible through the generous support of Pro Helvetia.