Reminder: Firehouse 12 To Present Carl Maguire’s Floriculture June 5th

Photo by Joshua Ponte

Photo by Joshua Ponte

On Friday, June 5th, New Haven’s Firehouse 12 will present the penultimate event of its 2009 Spring Jazz Series, the CD release celebration for Sided Silver Solid (Firehouse 12 Records), the new recording by Carl Maguire’s Floriculture.  The longstanding group, led by New York-based keyboardist/composer Carl Maguire, features violist Stephanie Griffin, multi-instrumentalist Oscar Noriega, bassist John Hébert and drummer Dan Weiss.  Sided Silver Solid is the follow-up to band’s 2005 debut, Floriculture (Between the Lines).

Critics called Floriculture “as exciting a debut release as any in the last few years” (Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings), noting “Maguire’s amazing compositions” (Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez, JazzReview.com), “a kind of rigorous enthusiasm in play that was seriously exciting” (Brian Olewnick, Bagatellen) and “an overwhelming percentage of the attributes that make for stimulating listening” (Nic Jones, AllAboutJazz.com).  The New Yorker adds, “Floriculture pulls off its new-jazz improvisation and lyrical abstraction with panache.”

Based in New York since 1995, Maguire, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, has studied piano with Marilyn Crispell, Fred Hersch and Ursula Oppens, improvisation with Roscoe Mitchell and composition with Mark Dresser.  Known for his abilities on piano, Rhodes and accordion, he has led Floriculture, his main focus as a bandleader, for the past eight years, in addition to performing and recording with a wide variety of other groups, such as the Laurel Anders Orchestra, Barbez, Butch Morris’ New York Skyscraper, Brett Sroka’s Ergo, the Tyshawn Sorey Quartet and The Wau Wau Sisters.  Learn more at http://www.carlmaguire.com

2009 Spring Jazz Series schedule:

03/20: Julian Lage Group
03/27: Jimmy Greene Quartet
04/03: Pete Robbins/Mario Pavone/Tyshawn Sorey
04/10: George Colligan Trio
04/17: Wadada Leo Smith’s Organic Resonance
04/24: Noah Preminger Quartet
05/01: Michaël Attias Quintet
05/08: Peter Brötzmann/Nasheet Waits
05/15: James Carney Group
05/22: Michael Musillami Trio + 3
05/29: Ben Allison & Man Size Safe
06/05: Carl Maguire’s Floriculture
06/12: Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher

Tickets and more information available at:
http://firehouse12.com/performance_space_calendar.asp

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