REVOLVE SOUND FIVE
August 3rd 8p/door at 7:30p
“One of jazz’s most reliable conduits to a living, breathing audience is electric-guitar heroism, and Anthony Pirog, from Washington, who has built great chops and technique while remaining fairly little known, seems poised to become a hero of the instrument. His album “Palo Colorado Dream” with Cuneiform, but he has at least one with Sonic Mass Records according to his site was recorded with the bassist Michael Formanek and the drummer Ches Smith.”- Ben Ratliff, The New York Times Fall Preview
Anthony Pirog is making his mark on the guitar playing universe, one sonically enthralling, diversely influenced project after another. From his work on Janel and Anthony's “Where is Home,” described in Guitar Player Magazine as “approachable experimentalism,” to what AllMusic described as “pristinely executed rock guitar solos” with Skysaw, Anthony displays a “crystalline tone that’s immediately recognizable as his own” in his ever-evolving conception of how a guitar can sound.
Anthony has played with musicians across a wide spectrum of styles and genres. He has performed with renowned avant jazzers such as Ben Monder, David Torn, Henry Kaiser, Elliot Sharp, Michael Formanek, Ches Smith, Mary Halvorson, William Hooker, William Parker, Eyvind Kang, Skuli Sverrisson, Allison Miller, Jon Irabagon, Doug Weiselman, Susan Alcorn, Dave Ballou, Andrew Bishop, Balázs Pándi, Gino Robair, Tatsuya Nakatani, James Brandon Lewis, Jessika Kenney and played in myriad jazz, electronic and improvisational groups up and down the East Coast.
Parish + Pampillonio embark on a new project together, exploring electronica, pointillism, and ambience, navigating vast internal vistas of epic abstract narrative.
Shane Parish - electric guitar + electronics
Carmelo Pampillonio - percussion + electronics