‘A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets’ Coming to Brooklyn May 1

?uestlove, Kim Gordon, James Chance, Joe Lovano & more

An event titled “A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets” will take place May 1 at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Featured artists will include No Wave pioneer James Chance, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, ?uestlove of the Roots, saxophonist Joe Lovano, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth fame and Parliament Funkadelic founding member Bernie Worrell, plus more than 15 others (see list below). The show is part of the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy festival taking place in New York from April 28 to May 31, featuring 37 concerts, club nights and special events in 34 venues around town.

According to a press release, “The format will see one musician starting things off with a solo improvisation lasting five minutes. Another musician then will join for five minutes of duo improvisation. After those five minutes, musician #1 will leave the stage and musician #3 will join musician #2 for another five minutes, and so on.”

The lineup of performers so far:

Andrew Bird
Andrew W.K.
Bernie Worrell –
DJ Spinna
Don Byron
Erik Friedlander
Glenn Kotche
James Chance
Joe Lovano
Julia Holter
Kim Gordon
Mary Halvorson
Matana Roberts
Robert Glasper
Roy Hargrove
Vijay Iyer

More artists will be announced soon.

Robert Glasper, Caramoor Jazz Festival, 8-11
By Jeff Tamarkin
Joe Lovano
By Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

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Tickets for A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets: A Red Bull Music Academy Special are now available for $15.

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

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