Sun · November 18 2018

9:00 pm

$10 suggested donation

This event is 21 and over

Sets 1 and 2

Russ Johnson - trumpet
Max Johnson - bass
Tim Daisy - drums

The amazing improvising trio of Russ Johnson (trumpet), Tim Daisy (drumset), and Max Johnson (double bass) return to the Hungry Brain to create an evening of fresh, exhilarating and unique improvised music like you have never heard before.

November 18th, 2018 9:00pm - Two Sets!
The Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Johnson, Daisy and Johnson is the three-headed collaboration of improvisers Russ Johnson (trumpet), Max Johnson (double bass), Tim Daisy (drums). Combining their individual sonic concepts and instrumental mastery, these three masters create an improvised sound that is truly their own, and must be heard.

Trumpeter Russ Johnson is a recent Midwest transplant after spending 23 years as an important member of New York City’s jazz community. He has 7 recordings as a leader or co-leader and performed on more than 75 recordings as a sideman. Russ has worked alongside many of the legendary figures in jazz including Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Bill Frisell, and Joe Lovano. In addition, Russ has recorded and/or performed with a long list of the most prominent musicians currently on the international jazz scene, including Myra Melford, Ken Vandermark, and Tony Malaby. Russ has performed in more than 40 countries across the globe.

Chicago – based drummer, marimbist, and composer Tim Daisy has worked in the fields of improvised and composed music since 1997. He has performed, recorded, and toured with many acclaimed musicians and ensembles from both the North American and European improvised music scenes including: Mars Williams, Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg -Holm, Elisabeth Harnik, Dave Rempis, James Falzone, Russ Johnson, Havard Wiik, Mikolaj Trzaska, Clayton Thomas, Per Ake Holmlander, Steve Swell, Aram Shelton, Michael Zerang, Kyle Bruckmann, and Katherine Young.

Harvesting the wild energy and joy of free jazz and bluegrass, bassist and composer Max Johnson approaches his music with love and authenticity. “Johnson is an intrepid composer, architect of sound and beast of the bass...” (Brad Cohan, New York City Jazz Record). Creating complex worlds of sound, Johnson challenges his listeners to engage deeply and be rewarded with a complete musical experience that is always jubilantly crafted with care and clarity. Johnson has worked with legendary figures of the music such as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Mary Halvorson, Nels Cline,and in 2012 and 2014 was voted No.2 Bassist of the Year and No. 5 Musician of the Year in El Intruso's International Critics Poll.
Venue Information:
Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618