Chicago performances – October 8 – 11

I’ll be in Chicago October 8 – 11. I am doing two shows that are part of the Chicago Calling Arts Festival 3, plus shows at Elastic and the Velvet Lounge. For more specific details visit jeffalbert.com or the CCAF site.

October 8:
Eric Glick Rieman — prepared Fender Rhodes
Jeff Albert — trombone
Dan Godston –- trumpet
Joel Wanek –- upright bass
Marcus Evans — drums

at
Peter Jones Gallery
1806 W. Culyer Street, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60613
8 PM

October 9 :
Set 1 – Jeff Albert and Jeb Bishop (trombones)

Set 2 – Josh Berman (cornet), Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), and Jeff Albert (trombone)

at Elastic 2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 10PM

BTW October 9 is my birthday. No need to bring gifts, just buy CDs.

October 10: Jeff Albert Quartet with Josh Abram (bass), Mike Reed (drums), and Dave Rempis (alto sax)

at The Velvet Lounge 67 E. Cermak, Chicago, IL 9:30 PM

October 11: There are several things on this show. One set is a duo with Dave Rempis. Another set is a piece I organized for several composer/improvisers. It requires us each to bring in some pre-composed melodies, and then we will perform and improvise on these melodies in a variety of ways as prescribed in the piece.

at Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Fl
Chicago, IL 7PM

My new CD “Similar in the Opposite Way” is finished. It won’t be “officially released” until January, but if you are at one of these Chicago shows, and want a copy, and ask real nice (or have $10), I imagine we could hook you up.

Those witty librarians

Banned Books Week just ended. There was an exhibit in recognition of Banned Books Week in the Middleton Library at LSU. It was in the room right next to the Music Resources room (where I have been spending a bit of time lately). That logistical coincidence allowed the witty library sign maker to flaunt her creativity thusly: bandbooks.jpg