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Omar Tamez & Harvey Sorgen Duo

Omar Tamez & Harvey Sorgen Duo

Thursday, November 29

Omar Tamez and Harvey Sorgen make a great team. Tamez, a seasoned jazz guitarist who has spent over 15 years performing with the group Non-Jazz has recently teamed up with drummer Harvey Sorgen, who has anchored bands for greats like Dave Douglas and Anthony Braxton as well as rock bands like the Allman Brothers. In addition to his time with various rock and jazz bands, Sorgen is a composer and collaborator in the fields of film, theatre, dance, and poetry as well. When the two combine their improvisational jazz powers, it can be pretty magical. Tamez strums his hollow body guitar, at times rhythmically and gently, at other times frantically and chaotically, as Sorgen taps out complex jazz beats to the ever-changing tempo in his head. Tamez and Sorgen move as one as segments flow on endlessly, occasionally changing abruptly, at other times morphing into new movements. If left to their own devices, the duo would probably jam on infinitely. Tamez and Sorgen will be joined by cellist and composer Jonathan Golove, saxophonist Steve Baczkowski and additional drummer John Bacon when they perform live at the Vault on Main Street this Thursday (tonight!). – cory perla

9pm The Vault, 702 Main St. (884-7172) $6-$10