CP Unit Record Release: One Foot on the Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown
Saxophone wunderkind Chris Pitsiokos‘ ever-evolving and mind-frying CP Unit (Observer, Brooklyn Rail)—with guitarist Sam Lisabeth, bassist Henry Fraser, and Anteloper drummer Jason Nazary—celebrates the release of their new album One Foot on the Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown with a whole new set of material—further exploring their unique combination of avant-garde jazz, noise, and improvised music. The evening opens with the world premiere of two of Pitsiokos’ new works for strings, performed by some of the New York area’s most exciting young string players.
Collective imagination has always been the guiding force behind CP Unit’s music. Helmed by saxophonist & composer Chris Pitsiokos, structure and content are generated in real time, boldly and simultaneously showcasing principles of the individual and the aggregate. Pitsiokos’ accomplices are certainly fit for the challenge – guitarist Sam Lisabeth (Guerilla Toss), bassist Henry Fraser (Ryan Power, Brandon Seabrook), and drummer Jason Nazary (Jaimie Branch, Little Women) are all stalwarts who have helped shape the current landscape of NYC music. At times maniacal and ponderous, CP Unit’s music is in equal measure shocking and intuitive. Their result recalls aspects of noise rock, musique concrete, psychedelic rock, and Ornette Coleman’s harmolodic funk.
Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Presented by Roulette Intermedium.