Red Room and Space 2640 are delighted to present Oakland’s Fred Frith Trio and local luminary Jamal Moore. The trio (Fred Frith, guitar; Jordan Glenn, drums; and Jason Hoopes, bass) will be joined by a sexret musical guest and live visuals by Heike Liss.
Note that this event is not at the Red Room but at St. Johns United Methodist Church (AKA Space 2640 AKA 2640 Space) at 2640 Saint Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218.
Doors at 7, music from 8-10 (there is a 10 o’clock curfew so this is a strict schedule)
The Fred Frith Trio began life almost by accident in 2013. A couple of low key local gigs gave rise to a European tour, a debut record on Intakt, and then another tour a couple of years later. By now the group has created an identity that seems to revolve around memories of a bygone psychedelic era filtered through the lens of razor-sharp improvisation. Whether this will remain the prevalent focus remains to be seen.
Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist best known for the reinvention of the electric guitar that began with Guitar Solos in 1974. He learned his craft as both improviser and composer playing in rock bands, notably Henry Cow, and creating music in the recording studio.Heike Liss has been developing and refining tools that allow her to mix and digitally draw over personal video footage in response to and in dialogue with improvised live music. Drawing Sound is a collaboration with her partner and traveling companion Fred Frith. Together they have performed with musical improvisers such as Lotte Anker, Ikue Mori, Okkyung Lee, Chris Cutler, Susana Santos Silva and Shelley Hirsch among others.
Jamal R. Moore is a native of Baltimore, a multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator. His background includes the California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. 2012), Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005), Eubie Blake Jazz Orchestra (2000) under the direction of Christopher Calloway Brooks and historically-acclaimed Frederick Douglass Sr. High whose alumni include Thurgood Marshall, Cab Calloway, and Ethel Ennis.
Some notable luminaries Jamal has worked with are Wadada Leo Smith (2013 Pulitzer finalist) whom he studied with at California Institute of The Arts, Nicole Mitchell, Sabir Mateen, Roscoe Mitchell, David Ornette Cherry (Organic Roots Nation), Tomeka Reid, Dr. Bill Cole, DJ Lou Gorbea, George Duke, Sheila E, David Murray, JD Parran, Ras Moshe, Tatsua Nakatani, Hamid Drake and Yahyah Abdul Majid (Sun Ra Arkestra).
Jamal currently leads his own groups, Akebulan Arkestra, Napata Strings, Black Elements Quartet, Organix Trio, Interstellar Duo and co-leads Ancestral Duo with Luke Stewart.