8 NE KIllingsworth
False Face Society
This is how they will do it. When they need aid of me in this way, they will create a mask whose face is in my image, and I will hand-pick the ones who will create these masks. The very second that they lay the first strike in creating a mask, that fast will it have my power.
FFS is: Alan Cook – Drums and Percussion Dave Bamberger – Acoustic Bass Scott Eave – Guitars and Effects
Get Smashing Love Power
GET SMASHING LOVE POWER Noah Bernstein & Reed Wallsmith, alto saxophones André St. James, contrabass Tim DuRoche, drums “This is an elite ensemble, a rarefied combination of intellectual heft, wild passion, deep emotion and the confidence to tackle tough tunes with glee…They are unique in Portland. They deserve your attention…It was positively mind-bending…highly evolved stuff.”—Oregon Music News GSLP digs into the pulse-oriented, rough-around-the-edges, free-bop continuum of mid-1960s playing music of Jackie McLean, Sun Ra, Grachan Moncur III, Ornette Coleman as well as original compositions. Keywords: joy, momentum, deliverance. Free Jazz party music! Noah Bernstein is a saxophonist/composer active in the boundless expanses of the Portland, OR music scene and can be seen performing regularly with his band GRAMMIES, R&B dudes Shy Girls, and Get Smashing Love Power,among others. He holds a degree in jazz saxophone from the Oberlin Conservatory. In 2012 he released the critically acclaimed Noah Bernstein Six. Bernstein grew up in rural Vermont. He carries with him its brooding forests and rolling hills wherever he goes. Reed Wallsmith is a composer/saxophonist living and working in Portland. He is the founder and leader of Blue Cranes. He performs and composes with Battle Hymns & Gardens and Luke Wyland, and has collaborated with Wayne Horvitz, Laura Gibson, Like A Villain, Ethan Rose, Eyvind Kang, John Gross, Tere Mathern Dance, Northwest Dance Project, AU and Cataldo, among others. Bassist André St. James is a cornerstone of the rich, thriving Pacific Northwest jazz scene and works regularly with his own ensemble, Pebble Trio, The Kin Trio, Gordon Lee, Renato Caranto, and many others. Over the last three decades, St. James has worked with an astonishing who’s who of modern jazz including giants like Sonny Rollins, the Harold Land-Blue Mitchell Quintet, Andrew Hill trio and large bands, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Rouse, Pharoah Sanders, James Moody, Alan Shorter, Nancy King, and George Cables. Tim DuRoche (drums) has worked with Battle Hymns & Gardens, the Pebble Trio, and the Kin Trio, as well as with an array of US and European avant-garde jazz innovators, including Dominic Duval, Burton Greene, Matana Roberts, Paul Plimley-Lisle Ellis, Bert Wilson, Urs Leimgruber, Jon Raskin, Perry Robinson, Jack Wright, Damon Smith, Marco Eneidi, Didier Petit, and Frank Gratkowski, among others. He’s the host of “The New Thing,” a weekly radio jazz radio show on KMHD 89.1 FM and is the author of the book Occasional Jazz Conjectures (Durable Goods).