• Jun 18 2015 | 9:00 pmJun 19 2015

    Fourth Landscape

    This Chicago debut of the trio Fourth Landscape features an amazing grouping of some of Europe's finest improvisers alongside legendary American ex-pat percussionist Gerry Hemingway. Tonight's concert is a rare Chicago appearance for all three of these world-renowned musicians.

Samuel Blaser – trombone
Benoît Delbecq – piano
Gerry Hemingway – drums


Two Sets


On January 22, 2013, three innovative musicians recorded at Studio de Meudon in Paris, France for NuScope recordings. Swiss trombonist Smauel Blazer, who currently resides in Berlin, Germany and Brooklyn, New York, is best known for his meditative, original, and exciting trombone playing. Paris resident Benoît Delbecq is a truly original pianist who merges such seemingly disparate influences as Gyorgy Ligeti, John Cage, Steve Lacy, and even electronica into a new and refreshing style. Gerry Hemingway, now a resident of Lucerne, Switzerland, is a penultimate drummer and composer who has performed with many musicians including Anthony Braxton and Ray Anderson.  All three musicians have ties to one another. Blaser and Delbecq recently recorded and toured with Francois Houle’s sextet. Hemingway is the replacement for the late Paul Motian in Blaser’s Consort in Motion. Delbecq and Hemingway have performed as a duo, and also recorded as a part of a special double trio featuring pianist Fred Hersch.