Best Free Jam Session (2012)


Sam Hilmer is one super-busy sax-wielding bearded dude. He's not only in the midst of celebrating ZS's 10 genre-defying years of music deconstructionism (with the four-CD box set Score [Northern Spy] and a brand-new lineup that includes 2011 Best Drummer Greg Fox); he has also been cranking out tunes from his skronky horn and electronics maelstrom Diamond Terrifier. On Tuesdays, you can usually find him at the Williamsburg avant space/bar Zebulon, where he jams improv-style with drummers Weasel Walter and Kid Millions at his weekly concert series PRACTICE! The night isn't just a showcase for Hilmer to promote his own music—for the past year or so, Hilmer has served as curator on a host of mind-blowing, free (!) avant-garde bills that have showcased experimentalist purveyors both local and far-flung, including C. Spencer Yeh, RAFT (a/k/a Patrick Noeker), percussionist Ryan Sawyer, sax titan Paul Flaherty, and the Clean's Hamish Kilgour. Hilmer also isn't shy about passing the booking torch to his peers; recently, ugEXPLODE head Walter and strings abuser Yeh booked Tuesday-night gigs. 258 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, (11211)

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258 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11211


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