• THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    PRLR Lounge (124 10 St NW)
    Music starts at 8:00pm, no cover


    The Parker Abbott Trio is a keyboard-centric group of Toronto-based musicians exploring the intersections between two pianists and a drummer—and using a huge sonic palette to do so. Beginning in 2010 with the piano duo of Teri Parker (Idioteque, Teri Parker Quartet) and Simeon Abbott (Danielle Duval, DO!), the group was expanded into its current trio formation in 2011 with the addition of percussive powerhouse Mark Segger (Kyle Brenders Quartet, See Through Quintet). Using a plethora of keyboard instruments and a pan-stylistic approach to composition and improvisation, the trio has created an utterly original, multi-faceted jazz sound that has been called “an ethereal wonderland of sound and texture” (Brent Black, Their newest album, Elevation, is an introspective and uplifting sonic journey full of indomitable tunes that swing, shuffle, simmer, and blaze. The Parker Abbott Trio is a peerless group, and Elevation is sure to be one of the year's highlights for original, forward-thinking instrumental music. The album will be released this October, with a Canadian tour to follow.

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    Wilcke and Dadge have been making a habit of playing together as often as possible since the former's return to Calgary in 2012. Prior to that move, Wilcke - a multi-reedist whose axes include alto & tenor sax and clarinet - spent the better part of the last decade based in Vancouver, entrenched in that city's vibrant experimental music scene. He played frequently with the likes of Shane Krause, Rachael Wadham, Dave Chokroun, and many others. Since moving here, Wilcke has been honing a fantastic solo mode, leading a jazz-oriented trio with bassist Rob Oxoby and drummer Eric Hamelin, and sitting in frequently with Dadge and guitarist Cody Oliver's Midnighties duo. Dadge has been playing and putting together improvised music events in Calgary for over a decade (see Commemorative Zine for the full story), working in groups such as the Bent Spoon Ensemble/Trio/Duos (with Jun-Long Lee, David Laing, and Scott Munro) the aforementioned Midnighties, Raw Kites (with Shane Krause), The Musk Cup (with Munro and the late, great Dan Meichel), and a variety of one-off encounters with the likes of Mats Gustafsson, Peter Evans, Eric Chenaux, Jack Wright, Eugene Chadbourne, Chris Riggs, John Oswald, Ellwood Epps, Scott Thomson, Allison Cameron, Fossils, and others. They play together using a mixed & shared vocabulary of "non-idiomatic" improvisation, jazz & free jazz, minimalism, humour, and, on a good day, strong listening skills and an ever-deepening musical rapport.

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  • new releases available now:

    • Patrick Farmer/Christian Munthe: Angle of Repose
    • Usurper: You Can Do It
    • Cody Oliver: Rodent Landscapes
    • Scott Thomson: Heures Indues

  • first cassette release on Bug Incision is available now:

    - c10 w/ color covers + download - more info

    additional short c10 releases will be issued in the future, in small numbers. due to the small scale of the releases, they will be available from this site or in person only.

coming soon:

  • next volume of the Dan Meichel Archives (Chris Dadge Quartet Live At Beatniq)
  • archival scans of the Bug Incision presents programs from 2007-2009
  • video archive