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June 9, 2009

Free Improvisation the Mark of Bug Incision’s Jazz

Written by
cindy mcleod
Bug Incision

Bug Incision presents
Aaron Leaney, Moller/Tufts
Wednesday, June 10 at 8 & 9pm
Weeds Cafe, Calgary

Aaron Leaney, Moller/Tufts Star in Double-Header Concert

Calgary based record label and presenters Bug Incision continues with it’s ongoing monthly series on Wednesday, June 10 in the back room at Weed’s Cafe.

The evening’s program will features two sets by leading Calgary jazz musicians. The first set features a solo performance with saxophonist Aaron Leaney, the second features the percussion duo of Peter Moller and Robin Tufts, who pay tribute to the late Calgary musician Danny Meichel with their performance.

With an eye to developing, presenting and performing free improvised jazz, the Bug Incision has cemented their place on the Western Canadian music scene.

Wednesday’s presentation is a pay what you can, with two sets scheduled for 8:00pm and 9:00pm.


8:00pm Aaron Leaney

Aaron Leaney is a tenor saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. Since graduating from Humber College’s music program a few years ago, Leaney has been back and forth between Calgary and Toronto, honing and refining his take on improvisation and jazz. In Calgary he’s played extensively with Chris Dadge, both in a co-led duo and the Aaron Leaney Three, a vehicle for Leaney’s tunes and improvisations with Dadge and Edmonton’s Thom Golub. Signal to Noise magazine has said “Leaney has a garrulous, sing-song delivery that calls to mind a relaxed, less possessed Fred Anderson.” www.aaronleaney.com

9:00pm Moller/Tufts

The duo of percussionists Peter Moller and Robin Tufts. Moller has been active with the MOP trio, playing many Bug Incision concerts over the years, but has also performed with Kris Demeanor, Carolyn Mark, CCMC, and Eugene Chadbourne, and been a satellite member of Street of Crocodiles since their re-emergence a few years back. Robin Tufts is a ubiquitous presence in the Calgary jazz scene, as well as dipping his fingers into many other pools of music. He’s recently been heard in a trio with Simon Fisk and Keith Smith. The two were both longtime associates of the late Dan Meichel, to whom they pay tribute in this night’s performance. www.eggpress.ca/p_moller.html

for more info visit www.bugincision.com

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