Battle Trance / Blue Cranes – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – January 25th, 2017

Battle Trance / Blue Cranes

Co-headlined bill featuring bi-coastal experimental instrumental groups with jazz roots

Battle Trance / Blue Cranes

Wed, January 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats

Battle Trance
Battle Trance
"These artists didn't just make staggering music; they created a new repertoire of sounds, tools that hinted at the shared space between sweat and metal."—JazzTimes

Battle Trance had an auspicious inception. One morning, Travis Laplante literally awoke with the crystal clear vision that he needed to start an ensemble with three specific individuals: Matthew Nelson, Jeremy Viner, and Patrick Breiner. Aware that a band of four tenor saxophones could be the worst idea ever, Laplante nevertheless followed through, and the ensemble formed that evening.

Battle Trance's sophomore album Blade of Love, the follow-up to their widely acclaimed debut Palace of Wind (2014), aims to fulfill the tenor saxophone's expansive potential as an ensemble instrument. Working within the intimate intersection of the human body/breath and the saxophone, Blade of Love is a spiritual and enigmatic work with a deep emotional resonance.
Blue Cranes
Blue Cranes
Hailing from the fertile scene of Portland, Oregon, the Blue Cranes create music that is as invigorating as it is disarming. Consider this band a brainier kinfolk to the indie rock scene, with influences form rock and other areas, but with a solid foundation in the vocabulary of jazz. Working a thin line between improvisation and catchiness, Blue Cranes arrive at a unique place. They have found a way to make exploration seem like the most enjoyable process around.