ISSUE is pleased to present the inimitable Charlemagne Palestine in his first-ever NY organ performance. A self-described “maximalist composer”, Palestine originally developed his organ technique in 1964. Tonight he performs on one of NYC's most distinctive instruments: the Aeolian-Skinner organ at Plymouth Church.
Charlemagne Palestine, best known for intensely performed piano with unique physical "symbols of identification", performs solo joined by composer and improvisor Joe McPhee– a watershed player of the creative jazz scene– and the poet Steve Dalachinsky, who has long occupied a unique role in the jazz firmament.
Listen to full live sets from 12 "Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain" performances via Red Bull Music Academy Radio. Featuring Pauline Oliveros, Charlemagne Palestine, Oren Ambarchi, Anthony Coleman, Richard Youngs, David Grubbs, Francesco Tristano, Aki Onda, No-Neck Blues Band, Yasunao Tone, and Tony Conrad.
Steve Smith of The New York Times reviews performances by Charlemagne Palestine, Steve Dalachinsky and Joe McPhee at ISSUE