Black River Transect
Now available from Blue Ear Books:
A newly updated edition of Dennis Rea's
Live at the Forbidden City
Dennis Rea & Terrane featuring Sailyk Ommun, Abakan, Russia 2019
Dennis Rea & Terrane featuring Albert Kuvezin, Krasnoyarsk Jazz Festival, Russia 2019
Dennis Rea Time-Lapse Trio, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn 8.9.18
Moraine live at Ustuu Huree Festival, Tuva 7.24.15
Michael Moorcock, Nik Turner & Flame Tree at North American Space Ritual 2019, Austin, Texas
Moraine: "Skein," live at Chrome Hearts, Los Angeles
Dennis Rea with Cactus Truck, Achinsk, Russia 7.26.15
Identity Crisis with Cui Jian, Beijing, April 1991
Moraine: "Uncle Tang's Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," live at Chrome Hearts, Los Angeles
Dennis Rea (acoustic) with Don Berman / Rendition
Saturday 10/23, 4-7 p.m., free
ANT Gallery, Seattle Center International Fountain Pavilion
In his first live performance since February 2019, Dennis Rea and percussionist compadre Don Berman proffer an enhanced set of acoustic guitar repertoire including originals, favorite world-music selections, and improvisations, providing a sonic backdrop to this artists' cooperative gallery on the Seattle Center grounds. The duo's opening set precedes an improvised set by Rendition (Mark Brunke and Dennis' fellow Morainian Ruth Davidson).
About Dennis Rea
Dennis Rea's adventurous guitar playing and composing blends jazz, rock, experimental, and world music into a unique vocabulary, marked by haunting lyricism, enigmatic textures, agile improvisation, and the raw dynamism of rock.
Active since the mid-1970s, Rea has led or contributed to a broad spectrum of imaginative projects such as Moraine, LAND, Iron Kim Style, Zhongyu, Stackpole, Savant, Earthstar, Identity Crisis, Tempered Steel, Flame Tree, and Ben McAllister's Guitar Cult, . He has worked with such prominent creative musicians as Hector Zazou, Stuart Dempster, Cui Jian, Albert Kuvezin, Klaus Schulze, Han Bennink, Hawkwind members Nik Turner and Michael Moorcock, and members of King Crimson, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Santana, and the Sun Ra Arkestra. He has performed widely in the U.S. and in China, Taiwan, Russia, Germany, the UK, and Mexico. He has appeared on well over 40 recordings to date for MoonJune Records and other labels and was one of the earliest maverick Western musicians to record for the state-owned China Record Corporation. He is also the author of Live at the Forbidden City: Musical Encounters in China and Taiwan, a chronicle of his adventures performing in China, and Tuva and Busted, an account of his further musical peregrinations in Central Asia. Rea's work has increasingly focused on bridging musical traditions from around the globe in personalized ways, as shown on his landmark albums Views From Chicheng Precipice and Giant Steppes.
He is a co-organizer of the annual Seaprog festival and the periodic Zero-G concert series, and for more than a decade co-organized the long-running Seattle Improvised Music Festival.