Peggy Lee Octet: Tell Tale (BC)

eight musicians posing

A long-time friend of the festival, Vancouver cellist Peggy Lee has assembled an octet of some of her city’s finest improvisers to play her suite, Tell Tale, “a musical response to David Milch’s brilliant HBO series, Deadwood.” The eight composed segments of the suite suggest a narrative arch to be animated by extended improvisations by the ensemble members, whom Lee conceives as ‘characters’ in the story. The suite was premiered in Vancouver in 2009 and has since been documented on the Drip Audio label. Peggy Lee (cello, composition), Meredith Bates (violin), Kevin Elaschuk (trumpet), Dylan van der Schyff (drums), Chris Gestrin (piano), André Lachance (bass guitar), Torsten Müller (double bass) & Ron Samworth (guitar)

Friday, 15 September, 8pm, Cooperators Hall, River Run Centre (on a bill with Butcher/Lehn/Shipp), $30/$25

Peggy Lee website

See also Way Out Northwest (Müller & van der Schyff)