Mario Pavone Quartet
In anticipation of their April 2004 debut, Boom (Playscape)
376 9th Street (at 6th Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY (Park Slope)
Admission is $8
Information is available at (718) 965-9177
Learn more at http://www.barbesbrooklyn.com/
Mario Pavone, bass/composer; Tony Malaby, soprano and tenor saxophones; Peter Madsen, piano; Matt Wilson, drums
Media Contact for the Mario Pavone Quartet:
Scott Menhinick, Improvised Communications
On Tuesday, February 3rd, bassist/composer Mario Pavone will unveil his new all-star quartet at Barbès in Brooklyn in anticipation of the group's April debut, Boom (Playscape). Pavone's quartet is a new configuration of regular sidemen that performs his original compositions as well as previously unrecorded works by the late Thomas Chapin.
"This project is a continuation of the central thrust of my music," explains Pavone. "All the players have been with me for a while. The same rhythm section appeared on my recordings Remembering Thomas (Knitting Factory, 1999), Totem Blues (Knitting Factory, 2001), and Mythos (Playscape, 2002), and Tony played on Mythos and Orange (Playscape, 2003). So, while it is the first recording for this exact configuration, it's really just a continuing effort toward my musical goals."
Pavone has been an active jazz performer since the late 60's, with a career characterized by fruitful long-term collaborations with Anthony Braxton, Thomas Chapin, Bill Dixon, Marty Ehrlich and most recently guitarist/Playscape founder Michael Musillami. The New York Times' Ben Ratliff wrote, "His work has never been less than compelling," and The New Yorker declared, "The sheer dynamism of his playing is matched by the lustre of his writing and arranging for small bands." In December, Pavone toured three New York clubs (Tonic, Detour and CBGB's) with his Nu Trio/Quintet in support of his October release, Orange, which AllAboutJazz-New York's David Adler named to his Best New Releases of 2003 list.