An Evening with Mark Shilansky and Fugue Mill plus some amazing special guests.
Website for tickets: http://amazingthings.org
Mark Shilansky - piano/voice
Sara Caswell - violin
Eric Byers - guitars
Greg Loughman - bass
Steve Langone - drums
Jason Anick - mandolin, violin
Kathleen Flynn, David Thorne Scott, April Hall - voice
Mark Shilansky and his group Fugue Mill weave jazz through the fabric of Bluegrass, Celtic, and Classical music, creating a complex yet attractive blend of musical and improvisational styles. Original group pieces are featured side by side with music by such composers as Leonard Cohen and Samuel Barber. Violin and mandolin augment the quartet of piano, guitar, bass, and drums, creating a transparent and vibrant palette of improvisation and counterpoint.
Members of the group combine their wide-ranging experience playing with such artists as Luciana Souza, Esperanza Spalding, Stevie Wonder, and Darol Anger into a musical melange that explores diverse idioms, linked through improvisation and groove, and features original long form compositions, as well as music by Thelonious Monk, Elvis Costello, and Leonard Cohen.
"[Fugue Mill] is...an especially fresh and inventive jazz album.” - Jon Garelick, Boston Globe