Zs, Bad Bonn Düdingen, 03.05.13
Wow, another quite legendary avantgarde band from New York visits Europe this Spring: Zs! After cleaning up their sextett years by releasing the beautiful 4CD box “Score” last September, they doubled with the recent EP “Grain” which is nothing like cliffy or ragged jazz at all.
This trio line-up, presenting more electronically distorted sounds, mixed with drumming which slightly reminded the author of Chris Cutler’s fly over the drum set, showed up at the Bad Bonn in Düdingen, Switzerland (yeah, out in the woods where the famous Kilbi takes place) and played a set for roughly 3 (in words: three!) people in the audience! Or as they said: “part of the game, man!”
Well, caught between two stools as “Jazz dude goes to Conservatory – disillusionment”!
Thanks for showing up, great guys, great concert.