Perisflage

Perisflage

BandJazz

Open, modern skeletal structures, portals toward individual expression and collective sound painting, all the while connected deeply to the legacy of jazz and its sister genres.

Biography

PERSIFLAGE per·si·flage (pûrs-fläzh)
n. 1. Light good-natured talk; banter.
2. Light or frivolous manner of discussing a subject.

... IS A MODULAR ENSEMBLE THAT EXPRESSES ITSELF INDIVIDUALLY BUTS LISTENS TO ONE ANOTHER INTENTLY, AND NEVER TAKES LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY. CONTRIBUTORS PLAY REGULARLY WITH TODAY'S FINEST, BUT ARE THEMSELVES NEVER OVERINFLATED; YET THROUGH THEIR ORGANIZATION OF SOUND IN SPACE REVEAL A COMMUNICATION OF THE HIGHEST ORDER AND GUARANTEE THE INTRIGUE OF DISCRIMINATING LISTENERS WORLDWIDE.

Members of this configuration have appeared live and on record with jazz luminaries Oliver Lake, Don Byron, Art Blakey, Bill Frisell, Lounge Lizards, Dave Binney, Tony Malaby, Regina Carter, Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton, Charile Haden, and others.

The Washington Post has described Steckler’s writing as "sharply contrasting forms, textures and tones... strident, joyful, lush and strutting".

Seminal saxophonist Dave Liebman agrees,
"great writing … originality of style, and a wide variety of moods".

Discography

Innova 644 - Persiflage

Set List

March Nor'Easter
Hitting the Windshield
Persiflage
Episodio de Osmany
Ring on Delhi
Turbulent Life Seekers
Spitfire
Mallard Call in the Cain Fields
Unknown Rebel
Country Rake Fight
Ant Colony
Scene Change
Bastard Rag
Night Cravings
What Seems Eternity in Salem
Unison in 11
Hudsucker Theme
Township Jive Revisited

Typical performance/club: 2-3 sets, each 45 min.
Typical performance/festival: 1 50 min. set

Covers: a variety of possibilities from the Miles/W. Shorter years, Ornette, Mingus, Henry Threadgill, standards, etc.