Ready while you wait: food and improvisation will be made, in your presence. You take out the food, and the impro will be sent to your mail the minute it’s finished. Further listening to the recording of your improvisation only outside. It’s not allowed to further consume your recording inside: we are take away only. Max 3 customers inside. On the menu are improvisations by Mother Tongue and fries plus homemade smoky Ketchup by John Pastinaak.
*max 1 order per person per visit. It’s possible to visit our IMPRO TO GO service more than once on one day.
Frank Rosaly has been involved in the improvised and experimental music community since 2001 when he became an integral part of Chicago’s musical fabric, navigating a fine line between the vibrant improvised music, experimental, rock and jazz communities. Like Rosaly, singer and percussionist Mola Sylla is in many ways a musical explorer. Born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, he grew up in the tradition of the griots. Griots convey stories – sometimes decorated with music, theater and dance – and play an important role in the culture of West Africa. Sylla’s rhythm and melodic compositions differ from the recognized western patterns and provide surprising twists. Oscar Jan Hoogland is the sound of Amsterdam in person. He is an instant composer and inventor of his own instrument by joining a clavichord, a keyboard instrument from the 17th century, to 220 Volt electricity. As the last student of the late pianist, composer and improvisor Misha Mengelberg he tears like a tornado through the Amsterdam jazz and impro scene.
Mola Sylla – voice, m’bira, xalam, percussion | Oscar Jan Hoogland – electric clavichord | Frank Rosaly – drums, percussion