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Roulette Presents: Oliver Lake Feat: Flux String Quartet, Oliver lake & Vijay Iyer Duo
Oct 1, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $20
Brooklyn, NY: Roulette, celebrating 35 years of new and adventurous performance, are excited to present an evening with Oliver Lake featuring the Flux String Quartet and Vijay Iyer. Saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake’s artistic vision remains daring, unique and uncompromising, helping him maintain his place as one of the preeminent saxophonists in the progressive jazz scene, a position he has long held during his long and brilliant career. Lake presents premieres of his latest works for string ensemble: Spaces for 3 Violins, 5 Sisters for String Ensemble, and other new compositions. These compositions, which are both pre-written (notated) as well as improvised, blend complex rhythmic drive and remarkable melodies with daring improvisation, embolden by the talents from members of the celebrated FLUX Quartet. Guest pianist Vijay Iyer will join Lake in a performance as a duo.
“a big thinker with a taste for large ensembles that can show off his meaty compositions and his sure sense of coloring” –The New Yorker