Chris Lightcap presents “SuperBigmouth”

Acclaimed bassist, composer and bandleader Chris Lightcap has written new music for a double ensemble which combines his two established groups, Superette and Bigmouth.

This new piece, “SuperBigmouth” will be premiered in the fall of 2017 at two special Brooklyn concert venues:

Thursday, September 21 2017

ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215

(646) 820-9452

Friday, November 3, 2017

Roulette Intermedium
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

(917) 267-0363

Lightcap has lent his huge sound, propulsive groove and creative vision to an impressively wide-ranging array of artists including Regina Carter, Tomasz Stanko, Julian Lage, Joe Morris Nels Cline and Matt Wilson. His playing can be heard on over 70 albums, including Craig Taborn’s recent release on ECM records, “Daylight Ghosts” and Carter’s 2017 album on Sony, “Ella: Accentuate the Positive.” The music he has written for SuperBigmouth consolidates his love and affinity for experimental composition and improvisation, west African music, classic rock music, pop songwriting, production craft and the great jazz composers, performers and ensembles of the past century.

Bigmouth is:

Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Chris Cheek – tenor saxophone
Craig Taborn – keyboards
Chris Lightcap – double bass
Gerald Cleaver – drums

Bigmouth has performed, recorded and toured together for the better part of the last 20 years, and the group’s most recent CD, “Epicenter” was named one of the best CDs of 2015 by the New York Times, NPR and the LA times. The original music on Epicenter was the product of Lightcap’s 2011 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commission.

Superette is:

Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Curtis Hasselbring – guitar
Chris Lightcap – electric bass
Dan Rieser – drums

Assembled in 2013, Superette is Lightcap’s electric experimental rock band. The group’s forthcoming self-titled album will be released in the spring of 2018 on Royal Potato Family and features special guests, guitarist Nels Cline and organist John Medeski.

“Superbigmouth” was developed with support from Chamber Music America’s 2016 New Jazz Works Commissioning and Ensemble Development program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

The project has also received generous support from the Shifting Foundation

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