Mark Helias "Open Loose"

(US)
modern jazz

Bass man Mark Helias’ new acoustic trio from New York reminds you what is great about deep jazz: atmospheric compositions, intimate sound and strong emotional interaction. Strange Unison is their

new timeless album, where Helias’ compositions and improvisation join in a seamless whole.

Helias rose to the limelight in Anthony Braxton’s quartet in the late 70’s and later worked extensively with Leo Smith, Ed Blackwell and Don Cherry. He gigs continually in New York anywhere

from small bars to Carnegie Hall. He has done 11 albums as a leader, composed two movie soundtracks and several chamber pieces. Tenorist Tony Malaby has played in Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music

Orchestra and Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band and has a couple of excellent solo albums. Drummer Tom Rainey has worked on nearly 80 albums, some of them by saxophonist Tim Berne.

Lineup

Name
Instrument
Mark Helias
double bass
Tom Rainey
drums
Tony Malaby
saxophone

Performances in 2008

Date
Time
Venue
18.07.2008
20.00
Ultra Music Nights