05.04.18 – Williamson / Jacobson / Shook & Haden / Watt / Frankel Improvising

May 4, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Improvisations by two new trios:
Joe Williamson (doublebass)
Tomo Jacobson (doublebass)
Wilson Shook (saxophones)
Josh Haden (bass)
Mike Watt (bass)
Danny Frankel (drums)

Small mixed groupings to follow

Brought to you by Black Editions Presents: and The Unwrinkled Ear

Doors at 8:30, music at 9pm
$10/ $5
118 E. 8th Street
Los Angeles CA 90014
(Inside PS Kaufman – go down the alley on Werdin Place)


Joe Williamson is a bassist in working ensembles with Han Bennink, Tony Buck, Tristan Honsinger, Tobias Delius, Axel Dörner, Kym Myhr, Anne LaBerge, Andy Moor and many more. As one of the most versatile and free-thinking bassists in Europe he has collaborated with Paul Lovens, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Sachiko M, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Evan Parker, Peggy Lee, Christine Abdelnour, Cor Fuhler, Andrea Neumann, Toshimura Nakamura, Ned Rothenberg, Magda Mayas, Eugene Chadbourne, Stine Janvin Motland, Mats Gustafsson, The Ex and Getatchew Mekuria among many others.

Tomo Jacobson is a Polish-born double bass player based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He focuses his efforts on free improv and other creative musics. He is a founder of the yearly Freedom Music Festival, which is focused on solo and duo free improvised concerts.

Wilson Shook makes music like a moth fluttering at a street light. Graceful, frantic, persistent and sometimes tragic, it is music absorbed of its own inscrutable purpose. A self-taught improvising saxophonist, Wilson often performs as a soloist, with sustained collaborations including Greg Kelley (nmperign), Dave Abramson (Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake), Andrew Scott Young (Tiger Hatchery), Ben Bennett, Ryan Jewell, Jacob Wick, Carol Genetti, Gust Burns, Patrick Neill Gundran (Uneasy Chairs). For 10 years Wilson helped to organize the performance space Gallery 1412 in Seattle. He relocated to Los Angeles in late 2017.

Josh Haden sings and plays bass and guitar in a band called Spain. He has performed and/or recorded with Sun Kil Moon, Soulsavers, Donovan, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and Charlie Haden Family & Friends. His songs have been performed and/or recorded by Johnny Cash, Soulsavers with Mark Lanegan, Charlie Haden Family & Friends, Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many others, and have appeared in many films and TV shows including Wim Wenders’ The End Of Violence, and Six Feet Under.

Mike Watt lives in pedro, works the thud staff and jams econo.

Danny Frankel was Lou Reed’s drummer for several years, and Brian Eno got him a record deal. His biggest influence is Paul Motian. He has performed and/or recorded with John Cale, Nels Cline, Rikki Lee Jones, k.d. lang, Laurie Anderson, Fiona Apple, Jewel and Beck, etc.


Prior to this concert, from 6-8pm, there will be an opening for an art show featuring buoyant work by Joe Williamson and an indexical intrusion by Andrew Choate. You are invited to attend.


Beverages available on-site