Dot Dot Dot
Friday, Jul 27, 2012 10:00 PM CDT
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
The original DOT DOT DOT grew out of the largely improvisatory Da Plain Ensemble in the early 80's. Debuting on 23 July, 1982, the band at that time consisted of Jef Bek (drums), Thymme Jones (keyboards/trumpet), Ross Feller (saxes), Brian Imig (guitar/keyboards) and Terry Killips (bass). Imig and Killips departed soon after and were replaced by Chris Block (bass) completing what was to become the first classic line-up. Combining influences from the worlds of rock, jazz and the avant garde, the predominantly instrumental quartet performed throughout Chicagoland in the mid-80's making multiple appearances at the prestigious New Music Chicago Festival. Second City legend Del Close once described Dot Dot Dot as a "sonic lobotomy". After some initial studio recordings, the band entered its final phase as Ross left to pursue an academic career. Ross was replaced by Scot Ashley (guitars) and the second classic quartet was born, recording two singles before eventually disbanding in 1986.
Tonight's performance reunites the original quartet for the first time in nearly three decades. This will be their only reunion - so your excuses are limited...