We are giving away a pair of tickets to Blue Cranes, Dylan Ryan Sand, The Kandinski Effect @ The Goodfoot on December 5. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Thursday, December 5.
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Blue Cranes, Dylan Ryan Sand, The Kandinski Effect
December 5, 2013
9 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info: thegoodfoot.com
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
Since their formation in 2007, Blue Cranes have become a key player in the Portland, Oregon creative music/DIY scene and one of the most exciting groups to keep tabs on in the Northwest. They’ve developed a singular musical voice grounded in melody and explosive improvisations–marking off their unique microcosmic territory in post-jazz circles.
The members of the quintet–Reed Wallsmith on alto saxophone, Joe Cunningham on tenor saxophone, Rebecca Sanborn on keyboards, Jon Shaw on bass, and Ji Tanzer on drums–bring a unique array of experiences to their group-centered aesthetic, including work with AU, The Decemberists, Laura Veirs, Wayne Horvitz, Rebecca Gates, Laura Gibson, Ethan Rose, Ezra Weiss, Black Prairie, and Portland Cello Project.
Featuring his volatile and dramatic trio Sand, Sky Bleached is Dylan Ryan’s debut album under his own name– but the insistently exploratory drummer and composer isn’t making a first impression. He is a bandstand veteran who’s spent the past decade collaborating with an array of galvanizing musicians across a wide array of creative rock, jazz and alternative scenes, including Herculaneum, Cursive, & Icy Demons.
Featuring guitarist Tim Young, a versatile player sought out by artists such as Fiona Apple, John Zorn and Beck, the Los Angeles-based trio restlessly ranges between moods, textures and styles. The project provides an ideal opportunity for exploring contrasting, even antithetical impulses, juxtaposing introspective odes with aggressive anthems, artfully composed passages and impromptu flights.
Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on the road in America, and informed by international currents in electronic music, The Kandinsky Effect is a jazz power trio for the 21st century. Now based in New York City and Paris, the band makes its Cuneiform debut with Synesthesia, a roller-coaster ride of an album marked by fierce grooves, subtle electronic textures, intricate metrical shifts, and a commitment to empathic group interplay.