Explorations in New Music June 22 2019 @ 9:30 pm – Michel Lambert & Anna Webber’s SIMPLE Trio


For almost four decades now, Michel Lambert has deciphered a singular path and through travels, collaborations and with over a hundred recordings in creative music behind him, he has forged an iconography, his own, that his unique in the fields of playing, composing, painting and drawing. At resonance Café, on the 22nd of June, he will be performing a solo set called «symétrie» using a double drumset. He will be joined to close the set by Jeannette Lambert, a vocalist, poet who has worked with the likes of Paul Bley, Barre Phillips and Cecil Taylor. Jeannette and Michel’s duo Black Fungus was first created in the mid 80’s, premiering its music at the Berliner Jazztreff ’87. In the early 90’s, they created their own label Jazz from Rant, still a vehicule today for several productions.

A video of Michel performing solo.


New York-based composer, saxophonist, and flutist Anna Webber, called “one of the most exciting new arrivals on the New York avant-garde jazz scene” by Peter Margasak in the Chicago Reader, has been working with her Simple Trio since 2013. They have released two albums on Skirl Records: Binary (2016) and SIMPLE (2014). The trio features bandmates John Hollenbeck on drums and Matt Mitchell on piano.

The music of the Simple Trio highlights what The New York Times called the “range of the group members: fulminous, intense collective improvisation” in songs that feel like living things and lead the audience in different directions on each listen. The trio has the ability to combine “a huge sound, big ideas and disarming humor into an engagingly avant-garde approach that promises to continue to gain wider recognition (Style Weekly, 2016).

Listen to  “Binary”, their latest album, here.