DOUBLE BILL: Dodson & Mundy and RighteousGIRLS at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 on Monday, January, 29th 8:30pm: $10 – come thru!! Works by Andy Akiho, Alex Burtzos, Marcos Balter, Nico Muhly, Paula Matthusen and Matt McCorkle.
New York-based flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi “…rattle speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects,” (NYC Jazz Record). Their music incorporates complex meters and non-conventional forms, while integrating improvisation and sophisticated post-production techniques.
In 2015, RighteousGIRLS released their debut album, gathering blue (New Focus Recordings), featuring compositions by contemporary/classical and jazz artists including Andy Akiho, Ambrose Akinmusire, Pascal Le Boeuf, Christian Carey, Vijay Iyer, Dave Molk, Mike Perdue, Jonathan Ragonese, and Randy Woolf. “The whole of gathering blue, featuring compositions by Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, and others, displays the same enthralling quick-change artistry.” (Brooklyn Rail).
The duo has received a 2016 IMPACT Award, a 2015 New Music USA Project Grant, a 2014 Independent Music Awards Nomination for gathering blue (Best Album) and KARakurENAI (Best Instrumental) by composer/steel-pannist Andy Akiho, “Best Album of the Year” in Downbeat Magazine (2015), and have been featured on Q2 Music, WQXR, and WNYC. Virtuosic, adventurous, and charismatic, RighteousGIRLS play with white-hot intensity and cool control.