TRAVIS LAPLANTE - solo tenor saxophone
An album release celebration for human (New Amsterdam Records).
Sunday, November 17th
8pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Admission is $20 at the door. The first 30 people receive a limited edition CD of human.
A special evening of solo saxophone improvisations in the spirit of Laplante’s brand new solo recording entitled human, released November 1st on New Amsterdam Records.
Travis Laplante is a saxophonist, composer, and qigong practitioner living in Brooklyn, New York and southern Vermont. Laplante leads Battle Trance, the acclaimed tenor saxophone quartet as well as Subtle Degrees, his duo project with drummer Gerald Cleaver. He is also known for his solo saxophone work and his longstanding ensemble Little Women. Laplante has recently performed and/or recorded with the JACK Quartet, Trevor Dunn, Yarn/Wire, Ches Smith, Peter Evans, So Percussion, Michael Formanek, Buke and Gase, Ingrid Laubrock, Darius Jones, Mat Maneri, and Matt Mitchell, among others. He has toured his music extensively and has appeared at many major international festivals throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. As a qigong student of master Robert Peng, Laplante has undergone traditional intensive training. His focus in recent years, under the tutelage of Laura Stelmok, has been on Taoist alchemical medicine and the cultivation of the heart. Laplante is passionate about the intersection of music and medicine. He and his wife are the founders of Sword Hands, a qigong and acupuncture healing practice based in Brooklyn, New York and Putney, Vermont.
NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS ALBUM RELEASE: TRAVIS LAPLANTE - HUMAN