miya masaoka

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Brew

Brew is a collective trio that gave its first performance in New York in 2000. Employing compositions and improvisations from all three members, Brew dismantles previous paradigms of the role of drums and bass and seeks to construct a new hierarchical model — subverting and re-defining the leading line or melodic voice and assumed role of the instruments. The strong artistic voice of each member renders this trio unparalleld by working trios today.

Brew's unique and original sound is shaped by the legendary bassist Reggie Workman (with John Coltrane in the 1960's, the Reggie Workman Ensemble, Trio Three) and kotoist Miya Masaoka (projects with Bang On a Can, ROVA, Pharoah Sanders, Ornette Coleman, Fred Frith, George Lewis, Berkeley Symphony) and percussionist Gerry Hemingway (Anthony Braxton Quartet, Gerry Hemingway Quartet & Quintet, BassDrumBone, Marilyn Crispell).

 


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