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ARTIFACTS TRIO feat. Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Mike Reed

The members of the all-star Artifacts Trio – flutist Nicole Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid and drummer Mike Reed – have long been recognized as torchbearers of Chicago’s innovative jazz scene, as well as the most prominent performer-educators in the third generation of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM), the historically vital, leading-edge Chicago arts organization.
Reviewing the band live, The New York Times encapsulated the Artifacts Trio sound: “Nicole Mitchell’s flute and Tomeka Reid’s cello met with Mike Reed’s cymbal-heavy drumming to make an aqueous sound that allowed itself to be warped and melted and spread about by the room.”
For all its ambitions, “the Artifacts Trio is a fun band – because the three of us have been close friends for many years,” Nicole Mitchell says. “I don’t think we can separate our friendships from the music. This project has been a way to celebrate our mutual inspiration from the AACM, while also learning more about how to support each other’s musical aesthetic – and the free improvisations on the album reflect how we’ve grown together.

„If we were limited to a one word description here, it would be "groove." The trio set their sights on motivating the booty as well as the mind. (...) This is music for the ears which also rocks the behind.“
(Mark Corroto, All About Jazz, 15.11.2021)

„Full of irresistible beats, attractive tunes, savvy arrangements and top notch playing, the Artifacts Trio shows that artistry and fun can high five without compromise.“
(John Sharpe, All About Jazz, 16.12.2021)

„Patching together elements that fully cohere, the Artifacts trio experiences synergistic forces guiding their instrumental proficiency.“
(Jazztrail, 3.11.2021)

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Nicole Mitchell, flute
Tomeka Reid, cello
Mike Reed, drums

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Tourdates

07.10.2024  tourstart
08.10.2024  not available
17.10.2024  LONDON/United Kingdom - Cafe OTO
18.10.2024  return home

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