Posted by Andy Anderson on 28th September 2009
DRUM CLINIC with one of America’s top improvising drummers Chad Taylor in Conjunction with Jazz North East.
CHAD TAYLOR (drums, vibraphone) was born in Tempe, Arizona in 1973, moved to Chicago with his family when he was 1O years old, and has been playing professionally since he was 14.
In 1991, he moved to New York to play with Lou Donaldson, Julian “Junior" Mance, Leon Parker, and Mark Turner, helped form the free-improvisation group the Life Ensemble in 1993, and returned home in 1996 to help develop the Chicago Underground Orchestra.
Since then he has also worked with Fred Anderson, Derek Bailey, David Boykins, Bobby Bradford, Peter Brotzmann, Roy Campbell, Eugene Chadbourne, Ernest Dawkins, Malachi Favors, Henry Grimes, Leroy Jenkins, Rob Mazurek, Joe McPhee, Roscoe Mitchell, Jemeel Moondoc, Marc Ribot, John Zorn, and many other extraordinary improvisers. He is also part of Chicago’s post-rock scene, where he has recorded and/or collaborated with Brokeback, Isotope 217, Mouse on Mars, SteroLab, Tortoise, Jim O’Rourke, and Sam Prekop. He is currently a member of the Chicago Underground Duo, Trio, Quartet and Orchestra.
Chad leads his own group, called Active Ingredients, whose CD “Titration" was released on Delmark Records in 'O3.
Tel: 0191 234 2865
Date: 8th October 2009 - 7.30pm
Old Town Hall
Tickets priced at £5.00 each