[Jandek] Connors/Licht (and Jandek) in Houston tonight

Nancy Novotny nan at io.com
Fri Mar 10 23:51:15 PST 2006

Yes, it's true.  This evening (March 10, 2006) a representative from Corwood
accompanied Loren Connors and Alan Licht in a surprise trio improvisation at
the Live Oak Friends Meeting House here in Houston, Texas.  Our Corwood
representative played a Canadian-made Godin fretless acoustic/electric bass
in the first collaborative piece and switched to harmonica for the second
improvisation (which was, technically, an "encore").

I would like to emphasize that this was not a Jandek gig.  This was a
performance by Loren Connors and Alan Licht, and they just happened to be
joined by a representative of Corwood Industries in their second set.

Needless to say, a good time was had by all.


Nancy N.
Houston, TX

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Subject: Re: [Jandek] Connors/Licht (and Jandek) in Houston tonight

--- Robert Ayler <starfolio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone on this list from Houston? I thought it was interesting
> that
> Loren Connors and Alan Licht were both playing there tonight.
> Connors
> doesn't seem to play outside of NYC much -- now he is playing
> in
> Jandek's home town? Hmmm....

The concert was great, a free show put on by the Deep Listening
Institute at a beautiful Quaker Church/Meeting Hall, the Live
Oak Friends Meeting House.  The small square hall had a
retractable skylight and rows of pews facing in different
directions around the room.  Conners & Licht opened with a
gorgeous marathon duo set.  I noticed Mr. Smith in the hallway
headed toward the parking lot during the intermission, and was
delighted when he came back into the hall with a guitar case and
pulled out the fretless bass (Conners & Licht were both playing
Strats.)  The trio played an epic psychedelic jam, with slammin,
funky bass licks from out man Janky, then concluded with a more
subdued, spacy guitar/guitar/harmonica jam.  Licht provided
great texture and counter-melody throughout the night, but the
real triumph of the evening was Connors' soaring guitar tone. 
Connors pruduced arching melodies & washing sheets of harmonies,
squeezing the sounds out of the guitar whilst bouncing around on
the chair as if he was using every muscle in his body.

I was on the edge of my seat for two hours.  What a night !!!!

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