COMING SOON to the REX HOTEL:
the latest from The Thing Is
Inspired by my journey with my partner, Nilan, in Sri Lanka last year, these are the sounds of my confrontation with that completely unfamiliar, yet unexpectedly recognizable, world.
Sundays in February 2014 at the REX Hotel in Toronto, 7-9 pm.
Tova Kardonne- voice, composition
Mike Wark- flute
Peter Lutek- alto sax, clarinet
Ali Berkok- piano
Ted Quinlan- guitar
Jim Sexton- bass
Mark Segger- drums
The Thing Is has been playing Tova’s compositions since 2006 . Between the Eastern European and South African music of her immediate ancestry, and the proggy, funky, Brazilian-South Indian-Cuban delights of her home town of Toronto, it’s all reckless rhythm and tipsy, sexy groove, telling the heart’s stories from a whirling storm of harmony. The release of The Thing Is debut self-titled CD in April 2012 was a Toronto Jazz Festival Special Project, and has been followed by collaborations, commissions, and plenty of fancy-flights.
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