Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ismaily, Smith, Maneiri @ The Stone 8/26/11

Awesome new trio.  They had some music stands out but no music.  The stands were there in case they wanted to use them as instruments.  It was all improvised. They were each very interesting and melded together well.  Shahzad had electric bass, guitar, a couple of big bell-shaped bells, and a tambourine.  Matt had his electric viola, which he occasionally used as a percussion instrument.  He also sometimes played the floor with the bow as a stick.  Ches Smith had some bells and he added his nice snare drum to The Stone's kit. He has some cool thing cords or wires taped to the bottom that he occasionally played - think guitar strings right next to each other with no space.

It was a great set.

Shahzad Ismaily Trio Shahzad Ismaily (bass) Mat Maneri (viola) Ches Smith (drums)

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