FRED FRITH TRIO
Fred Frith/guitar, Jason Hoopes/bass, Jodan Glenn/drums
Frith returns to his deep roots in this improvising trio with
the classic lineup of guitar, bass and drums. Playful, intimate,
and bound together by a dark and delicate interplay, the
group reminds us what listening is all about. After a lifetime
of experience across almost every field of musical endeavor,
Fred stretches out in the company of two stalwarts of the
vibrant Bay Area music scene who have their own stories to tell.
Ben Bertrand (B)
Ben Bertrand is a Brussels-based bass clarinetist who evolved in the Belgian contemporary/classical scene. He imagined a device that enables him to transform the natural sound of his instrument into electronic ones, allowing him to create loops and orchestrations for solo performance. For his first EP, Era/Area (Off Records, February 2017), he arranged a collection of themes drawn from a wide range of places and ages – from a pygmy song to an ancient crusaders' melody dedicated to the lost Jerusalem passing by a Gavin Bryars's piece – merging them into a subtle, fascinating and hypnotic musical object.