Beginning their midwest tour at the Implosion, a new trio featuring the great Tony Malaby (NYC), Anthony Cox, and JT Bates.  The trio will hit the road on a week long tour after this show, and end up in the studio to make a record.   Improvisation, composition, tradition, abandonment, and beauty will all be touched on.  This will officially be their second gig as a trio, the first being at Icehouse in 2014.   

About Tony Malaby: 
      Malaby moved to New York City in 1995 and has played with several notable jazz groups, including Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, Mark Helias' Open Loose, Fred Hersch's Trio + 2 and Walt Whitman project, and bands led by Mario Pavone, Chris Lightcap, Bobby Previte, and Kenny Wheeler. Other collaborators have included Tom Rainey, Christian Lillinger, Ben Monder, Eivind Opsvik, Nasheet Waits, and Michael Formanek. 

About Anthony Cox: 
     Anthony is a forward thinking and powerful musician who has appeared with many fine folks including Dewey Redman, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones and Joe Lovano.  We are lucky to have him as part of the music scene of the Twin Cities.  

Malaby and Bates in Argentina with a different group: