When:
Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 7:30p -
10:00p

Where:
Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Admission:
$15-10

Hosted by:
arlemski Alex Lemski

Categories:
Innovation, Meetup, Music, Nightlife

Event website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/343119974976619/?

A This Music Series presentation:

…Because the musicians arriving from our neighboring states, are unique and creative improvisers expressing the explorations that go beyond the club, venue, classroom or your RAP/LP turntable; CD, or streaming internet,   video, even an AI; because it’s very ALIVE!

PRESENTING:

(The) Bookers (Rovinsky/Duval/Larocca) with special guests Sandy Ewen & Tom Weeks

First Set:

Tom Weeks (Alto Sax)

Luke Rovinsky (Electric Guitar)

Caleb Duval (Double Bass)

Michael Larocca (Drumset & Percussion)

 

Second Set:

Sandy Ewen (Electric Guitar)

Luke Rovinsky (Electric Guitar)

Caleb Duval (Double Bass)

Michael Larocca (Drumset & Percussion)

 

These are leaders, creators, builders of a free Jazz, free form music scene and community in Connecticut and NY, too, invited to perform in our TM/This Music, Mass series, to create a connection between New England musical scenes that benefits not only the musicians traveling to be heard elsewhere, but benefits you the listener, by experiencing their creativity and unison in being more than neighborly towards vital and valuable mutual cooperation and exchanging.

 

Come and hear the best of the rest, playing sounds you never heard before!

 

Brian Slattery, New Haven Independent:

"Speaking of Never Ending Books, the album HI-FI LO-IQ, by Bookers — Michael Larocca on drumset and percussion, Luke Rovinsky on electric guitar, and Caleb Duval on double bass — marks the debut release of F.I.M. Records, spawned from the F.I.M. series of shows at the State Street arts spot that has become a haven and stomping ground for New Haven’s newest generation of free-improv and experimental musicians.

The liner notes for HI-FI LO-IQ give a sense of what’s in store. The album “may be proof of concept, but Bookers itself is not an exercise,” the notes read. “Bookers is not self-expression, unless itching your leg or screaming in a mirror is self-expression. Bookers may be humorous, but only in the way watching a person drink milk when they expect orange juice is humorous or watching a man gravely injure himself is humorous. The bookers practice is a sound methodology in every sense, including the water one. Bookers is simple, intuitive music from Connecticut for all to enjoy.”

That mix of serious and playful appears in virtually every second of the record, which finds Larocca, Rovinsky, and Duval each setting off musical ideas like tiny explosions, perhaps of live ammunition, perhaps of rubber balls or confetti, that then bounce and flutter around the room at high velocity.

There is a keen sense of music from various sources being taken apart and scrambled, and of new music being built before our very ears, sometimes with the air of a furrowed brow, sometimes with the flavor of cartoon characters creating Rube Goldberg music that they already know will fail to catch their mouse, and they don’t care. They’re serious musicians who like to have fun, who don’t take themselves too seriously. As the musicians associated with F.I.M. are the inheritors and latest iteration of a free-improv tradition in New Haven now three generations deep, it’s heartwarming to hear the music being carried forward by such capable hands."

 

 

 

 

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