“CONFESSIONAL,” featuring Jamison Williams, Jim Ivy, Thomas Milovac, and Charles Pagano.
Dynamic structured free improv quartet, performed by seminal Floridian free-improvisers; an absolute tour-de-force of collaborative inventiveness, personal exposition, and a monumental dedication to one’s voluntary freedom of creative expression. Our secrets will be exposed for all.
Jamison Williams (soprano sax)
Relentlessly creative, and challenging the boundaries of extended techniques, Jamison Williams’ role in defining the pursuit of expressive freedom through the use of the instrument cannot be understated; from founding the Experimental Arts Union of Florida, +SoLo Sound Gallery, and Vantage Bulletin publishing, to designing the educational curriculum currently taught at [neu]Sonics Music Initiative, his energy is contagious and an inspiration.
Jim Ivy (alto sax)
Jim Ivy is an improviser and composer currently residing in Apopka, FL. His main form of expression is using reed instruments (in particular, saxophones) but he can also be found performing on shakuhachi, electronics, balloons, and an arsenal of game calls and whistles. He has worked with such International artists as Davey Williams, Wade Matthews, Simeon Coxe III, David Dove, Emily Hay, Kris Gruda, Jill Burton, and Doug Mathews.
Thomas Milovac (double bass)
Thomas is becoming recognized as a talented, bassist with roots in the jazz tradition as well as a deep passion for musical and sonic exploration. His playing and work reflects elements of the Free Improvisation, Bebop, No Wave, European Classical Music, and Noise.
Charles Pagano (drums)
Currently playing with Steve Gilmore (Phil Woods Quartet) and the occasional trio with Tatsuya Nakatani and Scott Bazar as well as filling in for Jabo Starks (James Brown) on his house gig at the Red Bar. Past musical compatriots include Gene Bertoncini, Stew/The Negro Problem, Larry Willis, Beck, Kevin Ayers, Enrico Rava, James Emery (String Trio of NY), Cedric Lawson (Miles Davis),Gene Bertoncini, Giacomo Gates, Ted Howe and Russ Kassoff. Interned at Creative Music Studio NY with Dave Holland, Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Anthony Braxton, Ed Blackwell, Karl Berger, Bob Moses, Don Cherry.
Background in free playing thanks to Creative Music Studio (http://www.creativemusicfoundation.org/) and the Woodstock, NY scene…. Mostly self-taught drummer & composer.
See and hear this group of improvisers within Ground Floor Theatre at 11pm on Friday July 20th