OTS is a series of jazz and improvised music events in Lexington, KY. The series tries to give a home to artists making music that doesn't fit with commercial sensibilities and to build an environment where artists and audience can interact more directly. It's a very informal undertaking.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Next! Monday, November 21 OTS/Event 059 THE THING+JOE McPHEE

OTS / Event 059

Mats Gustafsson (Sweden) - tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, fluteophone
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (Norway) - bass
Paal Nilssen-Love (Norway) - drums, percussion
Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie, New York) - tenor saxophone, trumpet

Monday, November 21 @ Underlying Themes, 110 S. Upper (above Buster's, entrance next to Mia's), Lexington, KY
two sets starting at 8pm, all ages welcome, $5

Here's a description borrowed from the Norwegian consulate website:

"The Thing burn with the fire, spirit, and inspiration of the hottest free jazz... streamlined with the razor-sharp blade of the fiercest hard rock. With an acoustic jazz instrumentation, the three young Scandinavians sing a rallying wail that can match any stack of amplifiers. The repertoire is a combination of 60's era new-jazz (Don Cherry, James Blood Ulmer) and transformations on hard rock throw-downs (PJ Harvey, White Stripes, Sonics). This is no watered down jazz-rock. The Thing take the most uncompromising aspects of both genres... and turn up the heat.

As if it weren't enough, The Thing are joined by living legend Joe McPhee. McPhee is a true messenger of jazz's radical avant-garde. A musical storyteller at heart, Joe McPhee plays every note with the cry of the blues. A musician of depth, sincerity, and sole, McPhee is one of Jazz's greatest living artists."

Check out www.joemcphee.com and www.paalnilssen-love.com for more info.

Should be a great one!