From Ethan Iverson – DO THE M@TH: “Mr. Rob Schwimmer/Mr. Billy Hart”

From From Ethan Iverson – DO THE M@TH

Ethan Iverson 2016 photo by Jimmy Katz at, with permission


Next week: Thursday May 31st @ 7pm —
Solo Concert

ROB SCHWIMMER. No image credit found.

Billy Hart. Tom Marcello
Heart of Hearing CD Release Concert
for Piano, Theremin & the amazing Haken Continuum

at Joe’s Pub

The record at Bandcamp

I wrote the liner notes for Heart of Hearing, it’s really kind of an amazing disc. My pull quote: “Rob Schwimmer is a strikingly advanced polymath, a wizard on multiple instruments, a relentless comic, a throwback to the groovy ’60s/’70s, a repository of unlikely trivia, a summoner of strange beauty, a master of the absurd, a man with a heart of gold… In the end, Heart of Hearing is about harmony. Hallucinatory, complex, subtle pitches and people together. The 88 keys plus sine waves, a life lived in strange and beautiful music.”

Rob has been on the road with me and the Mark Morris Dance Group wowing audiences with his Theremin in Pepperland, but when he sits down at the piano at soundcheck, I wonder if I shouldn’t just give up the bench and conduct instead!

See the full article here.

Ethan Iverson is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the avant-garde jazz trio The Bad Plus with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King.

Iverson was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Before The Bad Plus, he was musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of both Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Paul Motian, Larry Grenadier, Charlie Haden and Ron Carter.

He currently studies with John Bloomfield and serves on the faculty at New England Conservatory.

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