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Monday, May 22, 2017: IMOO #159: Nicolas Caloia and Tristan Honsinger's CD Release of "In the Sea"

Avant-garde jazz fans – or anyone who enjoys new sounds – won't want to miss two renowned improvisers: cellist Tristan Honsinger and bassist Nicolas Caloia. The duo is on a cross-border tour to promote Caloia's new album, In the Sea, the recording of a project Caloia has been working on with Honsinger and violinist Josh Zubot for several years (they played music from it at an IMOO concert here in 2015 ). You can read more about the project here.

Honsinger started improvising in Montreal more than forty years ago, prior to his decisive move to the Europe in 1974, where he’s been at the centre of improvised music activity ever since. He's had long-time collaborations with free jazz masters Cecil Taylor and Derek Bailey, as well as with Evan Parker, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, and Peter Brötzmann. Caloia is the leader of the Ratchet Orchestra, a large ensemble which has been a mainstay of Montreal’s creative music scene for more than a decade.

The concert is being presented by the Improvising Musicians of Ottawa-Outaouais (IMOO), but on a different day than their usual Sundays.

Double bassist Nicolas Caloia and cellist Tristan Honsinger present their new album, In the Sea, in a concert on Monday, May 22, at 9 p.m. at Black Squirrel Books in Ottawa South (1073 Bank Street, across from the Mayfair Theatre). Admission is $5 to $10 or pay what you can.

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