Reserved Seat for Restroy's Self-titled CD Release Party @ The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville VA, May 16, 8 PM

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Charlottesville Jazz Society Presents:

Restroy @ The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville VA,
May 16, 8 PM
CD/Cassette Release Show!

James Davis, trumpet + electronics
Paul Giallorenzo, synthesors + keyboards
Mabel Kwan, keyboards + piano
Christopher Dammann, bass and compositions
Kevin Davis, cello + electronics
Scott Clark, Drums

New Music!!! Pretty CD's and Cassettes

Led by composer and bassist Christopher Dammann, Restroy is a frisson of transformation that dives into the intersection of improvised and contemporary American music. Restroy connects, dissects and evolves musical traditions to find a shared tongue, forge space for communication and provoke metamorphosis in both participant and listener.

Restroy’s 2018 self-titled cassettee/CD release on 1980 Records wields patterns and textures as forms for improvisation. On each track, acoustic instruments are augmented with and juxtaposed against electronic drones and noise. The result is an exuberant, lyrical series of inflection points and layered sonic spaces anchored by the great Avreeayl Ra. The cover features art done by Aimee McDavitt.

The sextet is comprised of leading musicians from diverse musical traditions: Avreeayl Ra, drums; James Davis, trumpet + electronics; Paul Giallorenzo, synthesors + keyboards; Mabel Kwan, keyboards + piano; Christopher Dammann, bass and compositions; and Kevin Davis, cello + electronics. Scott Clark will be filling in for Avreeayl for Restroy’s May 15th, performance at the Bridge PAI.

Restroy’s 2016 release, Saturn Return (Milk Factory Productions), is considered “unusual yet accessible” (, “consistently inventive” (Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG) and as “a new sound that needs to be followed closely” ( Saturn Return received national press and radio play, including on New York Public Radio's New Sound's podcast.

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