Sunday, November 26, 2006

Peter Brötzmann Poster

Saw the amazing reedist Peter Brötzmann with the amazing writer/poet Tom Raworth at Elastic a few weeks ago as part of the ESS Inner Ear festival. Didn't know what to expect as I was not familiar with Tom Raworth's work. He's an amazing poet, and live he brings it as good as anyone can present high energy creativity. Funny, bristling, caustic, brilliant, and understated. (I'm generally NOT a fan of the spoken word/poetry movement as a lot of it is overhyped and underwhelming) He and Peter would trade pieces : music/words/music/words , as the set went on the energy between the two of them was electric. An amazing night to see two great artists. They have a show of visual art up for the next few weeks at ESS's gallery Audible.

I made a poster for another gig Peter did while in town for the fest: A sextet organized with the superfantastic trombonist Jeb Bishop. Here's the poster for that show. The first print made at my work-in-progress print shop, Ground-up.

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