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Sumari Brings “Other-World” Improv to NY’s Hudson Valley
(Published: February 17, 2015)

The other-world improvisational music of the trio Sumari will be featured at Quinn's in Beacon NY on Monday, April 13. The performance will begin at 8PM.

Evidenced on the seven tracks of their debut CD, "Sumari" (Unseen Rain Records), the ensemble creates tapestries of sound, at once familiar and defiantly new. Fusing unexpected traditions and distant folk forms with post-modern chamber jazz, Sumari remains unclassifiable. While this trio maintains a deep connection to the exploratory trio CoDoNa, Sumari sits on the sonic nether-regions of their 1980s counter-parts.

The harmolodic creations of Matt Lavelle, Jack DeSalvo and Tom Cabrera, interspersed with profound space and silences, forge a bold new path in contemporary music.

The Hudson Valley city of Beacon has become increasingly known as an upstate arts capital in recent years. Quinn's, a club which presents creative sounds from free improv to post-punk, has been a welcome addition to both performers and listeners. Its Monday night series of Jazz and New Music has presented some powerful artists of note to the community. This will be Sumari's premiere at this performance space.

WHEN: Monday April 13, 8PM
WHERE: Quinn's Beacon, 330 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 www.quinnsbeacon.com
-No cover charge-

Matt Lavelle - trumpet, flugelhorn, alto clarinet
Jack DeSalvo - cello, mandola, guitars, banjo
Tom Cabrera - dumbeq, rik, frame drums, drumset, percussion.
-Sumari = a Federation of Consciousness-

Sumari's debut recording, "Sumari," is available via http://www.unseenrainreco...

SUMARI, member bios:

JACK DESALVO, hailed in THE WIRE magazine as "masterful", joined Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society in the 1980s and has toured the world with many artists in his own musical-spiritual journey. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, DeSalvo also studied classical guitar and composition before taking private tutelage with Bill Connors. His pianistic, wholistic approach to performance practice on guitar led to committed doubling on such instruments as cello, alto guitar and various members of the ukulele, mandolin and banjo family. DeSalvo's credits beyond Ronald Shannon Jackson include Peter Brotzmann, Karl Berger, Chris Kelsey, Vic Juris, Tony Malaby, Pat Hall, D3 and many more.

MATT LAVELLE, former student of Ornette Coleman's, is one-fourth of Bern Nix's band and a founding member of Harmolodic Monk. His haunting trumpet sound is reminiscent of Don Cherry's, yet doesn't one also note the full-throated influence of Rex Stewart' Lavelle's first teacher was swing-era veteran Hildred Humphries but his foray into the unfettered carries him beyond traditions. Strong doubling into woodwinds brought him to the bass clarinet and ultimately, the alto clarinet. Lavelle makes extreme use of the alto's natural range, fusing it with the cry of Dolphy's bass clarinet sound and then into the imaginary realm of Eastern double-reeds painted New Orleans blue. Lavelle's extensive resume includes Giuseppe Logan, William Parker, Sabir Mateen, Jameel Moondoc, Roy Campbell, and his own12 Houses Orchestra.

TOM CABRERA is a percussionist of striking depth. An in-demand jazz drummer who made a specialty of the percussion family known as frame drums, Cabrera constructed a drum-set which sports riq, tar, dumbeq, bodhran and various percussives about a small bass drum and hi-hat. With a sonic oeuvre that ranges from the quaking to the sublime, Tom carries the band's rhythmicity in the best harmolodic fashion. Silences (the sort described by Cage) feature into his wave of sounds. Cabrera can also be seen playing a more standard drumset with the Julie Lyon Quintet and others.

See www.unseenrainrecords.com for more info
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