The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

Albuquerque's Non-Profit, Member-Supported, Community-Based Performing Arts Center

Round Mountain + Souren Baronian's Taksim

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $15 - $20

The Santa Fe based duo, Round Mountain is comprised of multi-instrumentalist brothers Char and Robby Rothschild who blend "dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences." The brothers have traveled the globe, absorbing bits and pieces of musical cultures -Appalachian, Celtic, West African, Balkan and Middle-Eastern- which they weave into their original folk Americana songs. Performing on a multitude of instruments from around the world, their songs evoke the sentiments of longing and belonging, nature, family and home. They have released four CDs, including their latest, The Goat (2013) and they have opened for such folk icons as Toumani Diabate, Bela Fleck, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Thomas Mapfumo, and the Indigo Girls. Taksim, which means ‘improvisation' in the Middle East, is also the name of the band created by multi-woodwind player (soprano saxophone, G-clarinet, kaval and dudook) and percussionist Souren Baronian.  A hybrid of Baronian's ethnic Armenian heritage (he grew up in Spanish Harlem) and the jazz idioms of his New York upbringing, Taksim fuses traditional instrumentation with Middle Eastern rhythms, a jazz vocabulary and bebop sensibilities. Now in his eighties, Baronian studied for many years with Warne Marsh and Lennie Tristano, also playing and studying with the greats of the Middle-Eastern music world. Based in New York City, he and Taksim performed in most of the city's major jazz clubs, for decades with the late oud master Haig Manoukian whose chair has been filled by oudist, Adam Good. Also featured tonight is Paul Brown, bass; Mal Stein, drums; and Polly Tapia Ferber, dumbek.  $20/$15 Members & Students