Live at The West End Conservatory
5500 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: (414) 502-9378
Thursday, October 22, 2015. 8pm $20
Tim Berne’s Decay ft.
Michael Formanek – Bass
Ryan Ferreira – Guitar
Ches Smith – Drums
Milwaukee and Madison and Surrounding areas. Here is your chance to hear Saxophonist/Composer Tim Berne’s new quartet as they embark on a tour that will culminate with the making of a new record.
Please join us for an intimate night with some of the world’s leading voices in Creative Music and Improvisation.
DOORS AT 730PM – SHOW AT 8PM
——-$20 for 2 sets ——–
Beyond his recordings as a bandleader, Berne has recorded and/or performed with guitarist Bill Frisell, avant-garde composer/sax player John Zorn, violinist Mat Maneri, guitarist David Torn, cellist Hank Roberts, trumpet player Herb Robertson, the ARTE Quartett and as a member of the cooperative trio Miniature.
Recent years have found Berne performing in several different groups with drummers Tom Rainey and Gerald Cleaver, keyboardist Craig Taborn, bassists Michael Formanek and Drew Gress, guitarists Marc Ducret and David Torn, and reeds player Chris Speed.
He is one-third of the group BBC (Berne/Black/Cline) along with drummer Jim Black and Nels Cline of Wilco. The group released a critically acclaimed album called The Veil in 2011.
Berne’s complex, multi-section compositions are often quite lengthy; twenty to thirty minute pieces are not unusual. One critic wrote that Berne’s long songs “don’t grow tiresome. The musicians are brilliantly creative and experienced enough not to get lost in all the room provided by these large time frames.”