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Josh Berman And Tim Daisy

  • Arts + Literature Laboratory 2021 Winnebago Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Two deep-reaching improvisers draw on careers that have spanned jazz and experimental music. Info/tix

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Percussionist Tim Daisy and cornet player Josh Berman both embody the depth and stylistic daring of Chicago's improvised music community, combining formidable skill rooted in jazz with a willingness to plow into the unknown. Daisy's own work as a composer, collaborator, and founder of the Relay Recordings label has explored everything from elaborate through-composed instrumental ensembles to the collision of drumkit and searing electronics on last year's solo release Music For Lying Still. Berman's work as a bandleader, as captured on 2015's album A Dance And A Hop, might on the surface sound more mannered and focused on melody, but never quite leaves the listener at ease, subtly prodding at conventional structures until things begin to feel brilliantly askew. Daisy says the duo will be playing a set of free improvisation here. The two hope to do some more recording together in the future. Their previous collaborations include the track below, from Daisy's 2014 release October Music (Vol 1): 7 Compositions For Duet. —Scott Gordon

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