Dear all,

I’m arranging a few dates for ANDREA PARKINS.
She’s available between 9th and 11th January, between 19th and 30th
January and from late March onwards till late May 2012.

Please find here a bio plus some useful links:

Improvising musician Andrea Parkins plays accordion, sampler, and piano,
and none of her instruments are approached conventionally. As an
accordionist, Parkins fragments the instrument’s traditional vocabulary
and expands its capabilities with electronics and extended techniques, and
she combines piano and accordion with digital sampling. During the 1990s
Parkins led a trio with saxophonist Briggan Krauss and drummer Kenny
Wollesen that released two CDs on the Knitting Factory Records label, Cast
Iron Fact in 1996 and Slippage in 1998. Into the new millennium she has
continued to make significant contributions to the utterly unique sound of
tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin’s working trio, which includes the wiry
and nimble Jim Black on drums. The formidable musicianship of Eskelin and
Black cannot be discounted as factors in this trio’s excellence, but the
group would arguably sound far more ordinary if Parkins’ accordion and
sampler were replaced, in standard jazz trio fashion, by a bassist.
Parkins can be heard on such Eskelin CDs as One Great Day…, Kulak, 29 &
30, Five Other Pieces (+2), Ramifications, and The Secret Museum on
Hatology as well as Jazz Trash on the Songlines label. She also appears on
Many Rings, the Knitting Factory Records release by improvising guitarist
Joe Morris and his quartet (also including Karen Borca on bassoon and Rob
Brown on alto saxophone and flute). In the 2000s, Parkins began performing
in another innovative improvising trio, a collaborative endeavor that also
features guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Tom Rainey — she can be heard
on 2004’s Ash and Tabula released by Atavistic and on Downpour, released
by the Victo label in 2007 and recorded live at the preceding year’s
Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in
Victoriaville, Quebec. ~ Dave Lynch, All Music Guide

I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best.


Some Noise asbl
C/O Alain Bolle
1050 Brussels 5


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