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Tue, Nov 13 2012 7:30 PM

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street Berkeley
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We at Tom's Place are stoked to be hosting the CBD Trio, featuring German/French/Swedish reedmistress (is that a word?) Biggi Vinkeloe, with East Bay allstars Chris Brown on piano & electronics and Donald Robinson on trap drums. Not surprisingly, they play solid, powerful Eurostile improv with strong free-jazz underpinnings. Should be a hot set. There's a clip from their excellent album on Rastascan records here.

The show will start with shortish sets by sound artist Jeff Surak and analog tape-manipulator black thread (Greg Garbage.) Surak's web bio says he operates "in the netherworld between composed and improvised music, moving between musique concrete, drone, noise, & free improvisation using whatever sound implements at hand."

We first heard black thread at this years Transbay Skronkathon BBQ. He sets up on the floor in the middle of an assemblage of rebuilt cassette recorders and produces glassy, liquid, staticy mixes of mysterious and melodic tape loops fed through unstable, decaying circuits. His sound was fresh and astonishing. We wanted to hear more, so we booked him. There's a nice clip here.

Cost: Free, donations accepted
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Biggi Vinkeloe - alto saxophone, flute Donald Robinson - drums Joe Lasqo - piano, laptop, percussion Teddy Rankin-Parker - cello Lisle Ellis - contrabass, acoustic bass guitar April 19, 2014, The Emerald Tablet, San Francisco, CA Video by Charles Smith