Tag: Trevor Dunn

  • Battle Trance

    From punk-jazz scientists Little Women, his solo record Heart Protector to Ancestral Instrument Trio with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Ches Smith, saxophone purveyor Travis Laplante has transcended and melted minds through his cosmic craft. For his latest shape-shifting venture into the unknown, Laplante formed Battle Trance, a monumentally unique all-tenor sax quartet whose just-released […]

  • The Nels Cline Singers+Mary Halvorson

    Drummer Scott Amendola, bassist Trevor Dunn, and Wilco’s lead guitarist add an equally free-styling fretmistress to the mix in celebration of the Singers’ forthcoming Macroscope. It’s a portrait of the artist as novelty-driven sonic omnivore, with powerful turn-on-a-dime machinations, pedal-driven whisper-to-a-scream guitar heroics, and inventive chordal massagio. Thu., May 1, 6:45 p.m., 2014

  • Darius Jones

    With moments on his debut disc that can peel the paint from the wall, it’s safe to say that the saxophonist has a fiercely declarative attack. In Jones’s case, that kind of forthright approach is often tempered by a blues ‘n’ gospel fervor, so there’s no reason to be surprised if the upcoming Big Gurl […]

  • The Folk- and Jazz-Tinged Innovation of Erik Friedlander, Make Sarin, and Trevor Dunn

    Erik Friedlander’s finger-plucked cello sounds like a clumsy guitar—as simple and unglossed as a brown-bag lunch. On Broken Arm Trio, that folksiness becomes outright folk music, a cabinet of wonders built alongside the fierce jazz rhythm section of bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Mike Sarin. The trio was inspired by Oscar Pettiford’s cello work—the late […]