Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson & Peter Evans Trio

Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson & Peter Evans Trio

Mostly Other People Do the Killing

Thu, January 13, 2011

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

$8 in advance, $10 at the door

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Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson & Peter Evans Trio
Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson & Peter Evans Trio
Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson and Peter Evans have played together (dare we say sporadically?) since 2008 and this outfit brings together three absolute pros. Individually they have played just about any genre, anywhere and with everyone; it's this musical width that makes the Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans combo so powerful.
Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Mostly Other People Do the Killing is a quartet founded on the idea that not only is Jazz still alive and vibrant, but it can and should be fun, engaging and thoroughly contemporary. Under the playful pseudonym, "Leonardo Featherweight," Elliott writes, "Rather than settling into one style or historical period, MOPDTK fuses the entire spectrum of Jazz and the various forms of improvised music it has spawned into a single, seamless melange of Uber-Jass."

Their "music" is a dense jungle of musical signifiers held together by the adhesive qualities inherent to the Jazz Tradition. Elliott's unique and original method of composition uses instantly recognizable gestures from the American aural lexicon to set up expectations in the ears of the listener. Once established, MOPDTK deviates from these expectations as rapidly as possible, only bring them back in myriad transformations and abstractions. The tunes themselves range from bossas to bugaloos, rock to smooth Jazz, and swing to disco, often within the same composition.