Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rob Mazurek Celebrates 'Return the Tides' with a Rare US Tour by São Paulo Underground and Black Cube SP


Cornetist and composer Rob Mazurek leads his Brazilian/American ensembles
São Paulo Underground and Black Cube SP
on a rare US tour in April 2015
performing Return the Tides record release shows
from New York to Texas



[L-R: Guilherme Granado, Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara | Art Work: Damon Locks | Photo: Jason Marck]

The Return the Tides Tour is a celebration of Mazurek’s 50th birthday, 30 years of cutting-edge modern music, and Cuneiform's release of Return the Tides: Ascension Suite & Holy Ghost, the debut recording by Black Cube SP.

Black Cube SP combines the venerable São Paulo Underground trio, comprised of Mazurek, Guilherme Granado and Mauricio Takara, with Thomas Rohrer, master of the keening rabeca (Brazilian viola). The music is electronica-laced Tropicália characterized by glistening sonic textures, unabashedly beautiful melodies, an expansive improvisational palette and fiercely gleeful interplay.

Listen to an exclusive track of the new album courtesy of The Wire:
http://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/listen_rob-mazurek-and-black-cube-sp_s-return-the-tides

This tour will mark Black Cube SP's US live debut. Audiences should prepare to be astounded and enthralled. Be there as Mazurek's ensembles unleash a musically potent and spiritually powerful torrent of avant jazz, Brazilian folk, electronic and psychedelic music across North America!

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- psychedelic modern spirituals -


Return the Tides: Ascension Suite and Holy Ghost
April 2015 Record Release Tour Dates


PITTSBURGH, PA - Friday, April 10 @ 8PM
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412.237.8300 / information@warhol.org / http://www.warhol.org/
$15 General / $12 Students / $12 Members [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Presented by The Warhol Theatre Sound Series

NEW YORK, NY - Saturday, April 11 @ 8PM & 10PM
THE JAZZ GALLERY
São Paulo Underground Performance
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
646.494.3625 / http://www.jazzgallery.org
$22 General Admission / $12 Members [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Underwriting support generously provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC - Sunday, April 12 @ 7PM & 8:30PM
BOHEMIAN CAVERNS
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001
202.299.0800 / http://www.bohemiancaverns.com
$15 General Admission / $20 Door [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Presented by Transparent Productions

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Monday, April 13 @ 8PM
THE ROTUNDA
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.573.3234 / http://www.therotunda.org / http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com
Free / All Ages
Presented by Ars Nova Workshop

BROOKLYN, NY - Tuesday, April 14 @ 8PM
SHAPESHIFTER LAB
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
646.820.9452 / http://www.shapeshifterlab.com
$15 Advance/ $20 Door / $5 Student & Senior Discount [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Presented by Shape Shifter+
Underwriting support generously provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation

NORTHAMPTON, MA - Wednesday, April 15 @ 7:30PM
THE PARLOR ROOM
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
32 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA 01060
413.665.4036 / http://jazzshares.org / http://www.parlorroommusic.com
$15 General Admission [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Presented by Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares

CHICAGO, IL -
Friday, April 17 @ 8:30PM & 9:50PM
CONSTELLATION
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
First Set São Paulo Underground & Second Set Black Cube SP
3111 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
http://www.constellation-chicago.com
$15 Advance / $20 Door / 18+ [PURCHASE TICKETS]

URBANA, IL - Saturday, April 18 @ 9:30PM
KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - STAGE 5
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
217.333.6280 / http://www.krannertcenter.com/
Global Transfer Afterglow Series
Free Admission / Open to the Public

LOUISVILLE, KY - Sunday, April 19 @ 8PM
DREAMLAND
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
810 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206
http://dreamlandislouisville.org/
$20 General Admission

NASHVILLE, TN - Monday, April 20 @ 9PM
VFW POST 1970
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
7220 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
615.352.9933
$15 General Admission
Presented by FMRL Arts

ASHEVILLE, NC - Tuesday, April 21 @ 9PM & 10PM
THE MOTHLIGHT
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
701 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
828.252.5433 / info@themothlight.com  / http://themothlight.com/
$8 General Admission [PURCHASE TICKETS]

CHARLOTTE, NC - Wednesday, April 22 @ 8PM
MCCOLL CENTER FOR ART + INNOVATION
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
721 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
704.332.5535/ http://mccollcenter.org
$10 General Admission / All Ages [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Presented by New Frequencies Series
Funded through generous support from the Knight Foundation
WEST COLUMBIA, SC - Thursday, April 23 @ 9PM
CONUNDRUM MUSIC HALL
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
626 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
803.250.1295 / info@conundrum.us  / http://conundrum.us
$8 Advance / $10 Door

ORLANDO, FL - Friday, April 24 @ 9PM & 11:30PM
WILL'S PUB
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
First Set São Paulo Underground & Second Set Black Cube SP
1042 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
407.748.8256 / info@willspub.org / http://www.willspub.org
$10 Advance / $12 Door / 21+ [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Presented by Civic Minded 5 and Timucua Arts Foundation

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Monday, April 27 @ 4:50PM
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY
Music Industry Forum with Black Cube SP
Nunemaker Recital Hall (3rd Floor of Monroe Hall)
6363 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
http://cmfa.loyno.edu/music
Free Admission / Open to the Public

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Tuesday, April 28 @ 10PM
BLUE NILE
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
532 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
504.948.2583/ http://bluenilelive.com
$15 Advance / $20 Door [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Presented by the Open Ears Music Series

AUSTIN, TX - Thursday, April 30 @ 8:30PM & 9:45PM
THE NORTH DOOR
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
First set São Paulo Underground & Second Set Black Cube SP
501 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78702
512.485.3011/ info@ndvenue.com / http://www.ndvenue.com
$10 Advance / $15 Door [PURCHASE TICKETS]
Presented by Astral Sprits

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Tuesday, May 1 @ 8PM
K23 GALLERY
Black Cube SP Record Release Show for Return the Tides
702 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX
210.776.5635 / https://www.facebook.com/K23Gallery
$10 General Admission / $7 for 17 and Under
Presented by Resonant Interval

For tour updates see:
www.robmazurek.com | www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html

Interested in booking a show:
Paco Barba for North America: paco@harmonipan.com
Fred Finelli for South America: contato@noropolis.net
Jakob Flarer for Europe: jakob@saudades.at


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BLACK CUBE SP

[L-R: Thomas Rohrer, Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara, Guilherme Granado  |  Photo: Antonio Rossa]


"Mazurek's most personal and poignant offering to date; cathartic and compelling, it combines avant-garde jazz expressionism, bold electronic experimentation and hypnotic Tropicália rhythms with a profound spirituality."
- All About Jazz

"Nothing less than an aural spirit quest.”
- Jazz Times

"Mazurek finds a challenge irresistible, and this is one of his most exciting projects"
- The Wire


Rob Mazurek - cornet, electronics
Mauricio Takara - drums, cavaquinho, electronics
Guilherme Granado - keyboard, synths, sampler
Thomas Rohrer - rabeca, soprano saxophone

For Mazurek, the sudden and unexpected passing of his mother Kathleen Mazurek, in May 2013 set him on a quest to honor her bountiful spirit and acknowledge her transition to another realm. Compelled to compose in the days and weeks following his mother’s death, Mazurek gathered in São Paulo, Brazil with long-time collaborators Mauricio Takara and Guilherme Granado from the celebrated São Paulo Underground trio and Thomas Rohrer, master of the keening rabeca (Brazilian viola) who earned his stripes through intense studies with leading practitioners in Brazil’s northeast.

Mazurek describes the recording as “a shamanistic journey where we sonically clear a path for my mother into the unknown to ensure her safe journey to the next.” Black Cube SP’s debut album, Return the Tides: Ascension Suite and Holy Ghost documents this startlingly cathartic and magisterial modern psychedelic spiritual that’s as riveting as it is ravishing.

Click this link to download photos, hear sound samples and learn more about Black Cube SP:
Cuneiform Rob Mazurek/Black Cube SP Website

Listen and share excerpts of Return the Tides: Ascension Suite and Holy Ghost
@SOUNDCLOUD / @BANDCAMP / @YOUTUBE

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ROB MAZUREK

[Rob Mazurek | Photo: Guido Gazzilli]

"Mazurek's cornet playing, always affecting and timbrally luminous, achieves the paradox of being simultaneously corporeal and ethereal."
- The Wire

Rob Mazurek - cornet, electronics, keyboard, piano

Chicago cornetist and composer Rob Mazurek’s broad electro-acoustic palette defies simple categorization and has earned him a reputation as one of the most respected figures on the international creative music and avant jazz scenes.

His expansive vision and vast catalog of over 300 compositions and 52 recordings (released on some of the world's most respected record labels) have kept him reshaping modern music's cutting edge for the past three decades with inspiration from jazz, Latin, alternative rock, modern classical, electronic and experimental music. Mazurek currently leads and composes for Chicago Underground Duo, Exploding Star Orchestra, Pulsar Quartet, and Pharoah and the Underground (featuring Pharoah Sanders).

His work receives worldwide praise from publications such as The Wire (UK) and DownBeat (USA), and earned him the title of International Musician of the Year in Italy’s Musica Jazz magazine. His recordings have been listed among Top 10 Records of the Year in the New York TimesLos Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.

For more information on Rob Mazurek:
Rob Mazurek Official Website | Cuneiform Rob Mazurek Website

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SÃO PAULO UNDERGROUND

[L-R: Guilherme Granado, Rob Mazurek, Mauricio Takara | Photo: Jason Marck]

“A modern approach to Brazil's Tropicália, that takes into account advances in sound manipulation and engineering. It is street music from the Brazilian subterranean avant-garde and it is confusingly wonderful.”
- All About Jazz

“The Post-Don Cherry melodic splendor of Chicago cornetist Rob Mazurek has never been clearer, and it finds a simpatico home amid the polyrhythmic chaos forged by his Brazilian cohorts. This high-energy romp takes the sting out of the term fusion in the best possible way.”
- DownBeat

Rob Mazurek - cornet, electronics
Mauricio Takara - drums, cavaquinho, electronics
Guilherme Granado - keyboard, synths, sampler

São Paulo Underground is a power trio that links Chicago’s volatile creative music scene with São Paulo, Brazil’s leading experimental musicians.

Its music embodies a fascinating mixture of Sun Ra-esque cosmic noise with rhythms and phrasing from samba, maracatu, rock and free jazz traditions.  Founded in 2005, during Mazurek’s eight-year Brazilian sojourn, São Paulo Underground’s dauntless sonic explorers continue a relentless search ten years later.

São Paulo Underground rarely tours in the US, making the Return the Tides Tour an extremely special event. The ensemble will perform compositions from widely acclaimed Cuneiform releases, Beija Flors Velho E Sujo (2013) and Tres Cabeças Loucuras (2011), during four São Paulo Underground only sets in New York, Chicago, Orlando and Austin.


Click the link to download photos, hear sound samples and learn more about São Paulo Underground: Cuneiform São Paulo Underground Website

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ROB MAZUREK RECORDINGS ON CUNEIFORM

Rare and collectable limited edition vinyl, CDs, and cassettes will be available for purchase during the Return the Tides Tour including the following:


Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP
Return the Tides:
Ascension Suite and Holy Ghost

[2014, Rune 399]
AMAZON - ITUNES
BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC


Rob Mazurek Octet
Skull Sessions
[2013, Rune 349]
AMAZON - ITUNES
BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE MUSIC


São Paulo Underground
Beija Flors Velho E Sujo
[2013, Rune 359]
AMAZON - ITUNES
BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE


São Paulo Underground
Tres Cabeças Loucuras
[2011, Rune 325]
AMAZON - ITUNES
BANDCAMP - WAYSIDE

1 comment:

  1. I come to this place every now and then. The place is really nice, the crowd is full of regulars, and the food and drink specials are pretty good! The staff at event rooms for rent is great and really gets to know your name. Totally worth your time on any night for good food and drink.

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