Farmers by Nature + Darius Jones and Matthew Shipp
Until Sat Aug 9
Photograph: Peter Gannushkin / downtownmusic.net
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Mar 15 2012
Aum Fidelity, the homegrown label that helped put ’90s-era NYC free jazz on the map, has continued that mission right up to the present day, and it shows no signs of flagging. At tonight’s gig, Aum old-schoolers William Parker and Matthew Shipp—who appeared together on the imprint’s first release, the 1997 David S. Ware set Wisdom of Uncertainty—each celebrate a new disc by a current project. Shipp opens the evening in duo with saxist Darius Jones (heard on Cosmic Lieder: The Darkseid Recital), while Parker headlines with Farmers by Nature, a collective trio with pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver (heard on Love and Ghosts). A night of searching, impassioned improv is pretty much guaranteed.