Eric Boeren and Michael Moore in the U.S.

Posted on 19 January 2014 in Media, News, Video

Eric Boeren and Michael Moore are joining Mike Reeds People, Places & Things for 2 nights at Constellation in Chicago for the CD release show!
Friday, November 1, Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $12.

Mike Reed: People, Places & Things with Eric Boeren and Michael Moore.

Eric Boeren – cornet
Michael Moore – alto sax, clarinet
Greg Ward – alto sax
Tim Haldeman – tenor sax
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums

Wilbert de Joode and Han Bennink will then team up with Eric and Michael to become the wonderful Eric Boeren 4tet that will appear at Umbrella Music Festival in Chicago and in Sugar Maple in Milwaukee.

The Chicago Reader is excited by the prospect!
Dutch cornetist Eric Boeren released one of my favorite albums of 2012, the buoyant Coconut (Platenbakkerij), made with his long-running quartet of reedist Michael Moore, bassist Wilbert de Joode, and legendary drummer Han Bennink. As usual the specter of Ornette Coleman hangs over Boeren’s folksy melodies and killer front-line interactions, but he and his cohorts also stake out their own turf, injecting the wonderful loosey-goosey approach of the Dutch free-jazz scene into every possible formal element: freewheeling set lists, bleeding one piece into the next, or calling new tunes in midperformance. I’ve memorized most of the sudden twists and turns on the album, so I’m excited to hear its tunes totally reworked onstage—and of course to be introduced to new ones. Both groups perform on opening night of the Umbrella Music Festival, which is also opening night of European Jazz Meets Chicago, the two-day fest within a fest that kicks it off. Also on the program are a trio led by German trumpeter Axel Dörner (with cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and drummer Michael Zerang) and a quartet led by Lithuanian saxophonist Dovdydas Stalmokas (with cornetist Josh Berman, bassist Kent Kessler, and drummer Tim Daisy). —Peter Margasak Shofar: 8:30 PM, Randolph Street Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center. Eric Boeren Quartet: 9:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center.