Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills
October 23, 2020

Mario Pavone & his Dialect Trio

The first of these presents Mario Pavone and his Dialect Trio. The program will mark the 80th birthday of the iconic avant garde bassist whose career spans 60 years with collaborators like Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Paul Bley, Dewey Redman, and Thomas Chapin. For this performance, he will be paired with Matt Mitchell on piano and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. Pavone is in great company here with two top players half age— he is an inveterate mentor and always has been—whose laurels include a MacArthur (Sorey) and a Pew Fellowship (Mitchell). To date, the Trio has three critically acclaimed CDs to their credit.

Pavone used the lockdown created by the pandemic to compose some exciting new work he will introduce here which he says “reflects the sheer joy of playing and the importance of this political moment.”



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