After a fairly mild February (in the madness that now passes for winter in southern New England), March has definitely come in like a lion. Actually, more like a marauding polar bear but the calendar reminds us that the Vernal Equinox is almost upon us and, even more important (especially for fans of creative music in CT), the Firehouse 12 Spring Concert series is set to commence.
Here's music to accompany your reading:
Filling out the month will be the Joe Fielder Quintet (3/24) and Trio M (3/31). Trombonist and composer Fielder has formed a new ensemble, one that features the amazing (and madcap) Jeff Lederer (saxophones, clarinet), Pete McCann (guitars), Rob Jost (bass, french horn), and Michael Sarin (drums). The band's new album comes out later this month and is filled with exciting performances of Fielder's fine compositions. Trio M takes its name from its three members, pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer Matt Wilson. Each member also contributes music and their interactions make for an impressive performance.
Dig the sounds of Mr. Peterson and the brothers Curtis:
Here's a healthy slice of music from Harriet Tubman:
A new track from BassDrumBone for your enjoyment:
All the concerts, save for Mr. Smith's CREATE Festival, include two sets. with the first at 8:30 p.m. and the second at 10. To order a season's pass or individual tickets, go to firehouse12.com or call them at 203-785-0468.