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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
ts & n ertain ment Tuesday, February 17, 1976 Page Five

BACX T6 THE
RED AND WHME,

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Jarrett and sidemen:

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VIENNA (A') - The Vien-
nese enjoyed a happy surprise
in December when the city's
streetcars suddenly blossomed
out once more in the tradition-
al red and white, replacing thej
former blanket of advertise-
ments.
The return to the "old look"
was made after a number of,
residents appealed to the city
administration, according to.
the Press and Information;
Service of the Austrian capital.

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energetic jazz trio

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By STEPHEN HERSH with the accompaniment of because on the album it's a very
........ drums and bass. nice touch.
T WAS an injustice to bill REDMAN and Haden, vet- Jarrett made the surprise
Saturday night's Hill Audi erans of saxophonist Ornette move of playing some soprano
torium jazz concert as simply Coleman's ensemble, play in saxophone, joining Redman in
:.k w %starring Keith Jarrett. The Jar- styles so linked to Ornette's the delicate harmonies of a few
....... x rett quartet includes two rela- sound that the passages they themes at the beginning and end
tively uncelebrated but master- played without Jarrett might of some tunes. Jarrett more than
ful musicians-saxophonist Dew- have been lifted from one of held up his end of the counter-
S,' t 'ey Redman and bassist Charlie Ornette's albums. The fast- point.
!+<:Y u' k.~ Yn f ,,' f<z = , 4r < Haden--whose distinctive styles paced passages, marked by He also played an effective
contributed almost as much to; nume rou s, effortless, key sax solo. His technique wasn't
the show as Jarrett's piano play- changes, were the most ener- expert, but he made up for that
igeneticparts of the show. with the feeling he marshalled.
The piano work was tops: Redman's tenor saxophone THE CONCERT began with a
rapid, articulate and controlled. style had him running his notes loose percussive segment, Jar-
Jarrett churned out intricately together in long strings, build- rett playing a long, relaxed
meshed arrays of chords, hunch- ing into emotionally chargedsolo on a small wooden flute,
ing over the keyboard. And while c r e s c e n d o e s marked with and drummer Paul Motian tap-
his long, fast, fluid runs, he squeals and screeches. ping out rhythms on a set of
stood up halfway off the piano Haden's acoustic bass work chimes.
. .bench, writhing from side to was not as fast as it has been, Jarrett switched instruments
a ...,. Y . dside as the notes climbed up and he didn't play any extended after a time, playing an engag-
the scales, trickled down and scolos. But he did play with his ing solo with a pair of ntalletts
meandered back up. j usual full, rounded tones, and he beating on a set of wood blocks.
Jarrett did play a brief solo made some sparing use of his He picked up the malletts sev-
Keith Jarrett spot, coming out on stage alone characteristic chordal effects. eral times during the show,
after the intermission to be ON HIS latest album, Back- throwing the syncopated rhythm
joined by the other musicians hand, which features the same into the jams to a pleasant
after a few minutes of sensitive quartet, Jarrett contributed to effect.
fill. 11 work reminiscent of the Solo Redman's solos by tossing in: The music was all the more
O oncerts album. ,some light, nimble chord work moving for its restraint. Tie
But most of the music was in the background. He didn't Jarrett quartet is a group of
*Wensemble playing, with either do any of that during the con- experts, who play in a low key
il g i 07 gse piano or saxophone taking solos cert. And that's unfortunate,; fashion-but explosively.
margfestiva
By TOM GODELL 'Home movies'
JNLIKE George Bernard Shaw, I am hardly a perfect Wagner-
ite. Thus, when confronted with the prospect of an entire By CHRIS KOCHMANSKI teurishly jumpy, and sound- camera as if awaiting the dirc-'
evening of his music, my response was not overly enthusiastic. tracks were provided by distant tor's instructions. But the ani-
In spite of this, I could hardly have enjoyed last weekend's fHE SIXTH ANNUAL Ann and unsynchronized tape record- mation was surprisingly smooth.
Toledo Symphony performance more. Arbor 8mm Film Festival's ings. All the film really needed was
Music Director SergeFournierapresented two of Wagner's intent was - according to its a little re-shooting and re-edit-,
warks, the lovely Siegfried idyll, and the entire third act ofI sponsor, the Ann Arbor Film1 DESPITE the general techni-! ing.
Siegfried., Although the Idyll is not a part of the opera, itwas Coperativ y - t e ourg caand thematic navet thAU C
composd a th sae tmeandborowsmatria frmI creative activity in the field ofl were a few bright spots scat. ANOTHER AUDIENCE favor-
comvposed at the same time and borrows material from it. 8mm film production." What it' tered among Sunday night's ite was Better Basketball for
The concert began with the Idyll. As is traditional, Fournier accomplished, in fact, was to four-hour awards presentation. Boys - a scathing satire of
ohose to perform the work with a chamber-sized group, con- attach undue significance to a The films that received the most American Graffiti, Leave it to
sisting of almost half the orchestra's members. While an even lot of trivial home movies. favorable audience reception Beaver, elementary school safe-
smaller ensemble would have been more in keeping with Wag- for were those that presented orig- ty films, and other such items
The festival was notable foriesi teptn oo otlicitrs.Drco
tier's intentions, the result was still convincing. Although Four- the seemingly unanimous ef- tnal ideas in attempting to of nostalgic nterest. Director
nier's tempo was typically brisk, it didn't destroy the idyllic' forts of its entries to parody transcend 8mm's obvious limita- Austin Jernigents film was built
mood which resulted from a clear and distinct presentation of popular films and film genres, tsons.i around some nve tick. d
the material. The result was placid, yet deeply moving. and to recreate the film me- The most delightfully per- the credits were at least as fun-
DESPITE THE piece's 20 minute length, it demonstrated chanics of Stanley Kubrick. verse offering was Howard Mac- ny as those of Monty Python
Wagner's ability to write in small forms and produce a master- These were countless Kubrick- Williams' The Pest, a two-min- and the Holy Grail.
EDian slow zooms, loving pansI ute opus in which a cleverly , , -
work. Then, too, this was an excellent programming choice, as it over the surfaces of inanimate opusat n ich a cleverly Rich Greenwald's Andre's Big
prepares us for the much more complex setting of the same objects, and background music made life miserable oug y Trip desrve mention for its
material in the third act of Siegfried. right off the 2001 and Clock- deny housewife. The film's ci- humorous reworking of Betty
Siegrifed is the third opera in Wagner's monumental four work Orange soundtrack al- max, in which the housewife film professors around here and
opera cycle Der Ring dest Niebelungen. For the third act, which bums. smashes the doughboy flat, a big winner some years back
took tip the entire second half of the concert, the orchestra was ' But all these attempts at tech- drew loud cheers from the anti- See 'HOME, Page 7
joined by soprano Jeanine Crader who portrayed Brunnhilde, nical virtuosity were betrayed Pillsbury biased crowd.
alto Betty Allen s Erda, Tenor Berbert Doussant "as Siegfried and by the cheapness of 8mm stock-
sVern Shinal as Wotan. Like all "backyard barbecue Pest was very poorly lighted
in many ways it was a performance filled with incongruities, home movies, the image w as and the actress playing the "Everything you DONT
grainy, the editing was ama housew'ife kept looking at the
Flashing lights and scratchy sound-effects records represented - --------- -' want to know.. ."
storms. In the middle of a passionate outburst by the orchestra,
Fournier lofted his baton high into the air. The tenor thought- - B E S T F IL M- Free istructins
fully retrieved it a few bars later. Siegfried (whom I picture as -illiard
a blond-haired youth) entered, looking for all the world like
Clark Kent, and Brunnhilde-wearing an expensive miink-looked'ive U' I CI i2edIULIUNI.N
as though she were in the wrong opera. at te U ON
tUT ALL THIS was mere visual distraction. For the ears it
was a performance that would have been welcome at Bayreuth.'Wed. 3-5 p.m. &
In a word, the soloists were magnificent Shinall's powerful6:30-$30 P.M.
voice, stern- countenance and dramatic presence resulted in a
perfect Wotan. His tone was deep and warm and no matter how
loud Wagner's orchestra got he was heard easily. In perfect lip
contrast Betty Allen's Erda was lovely and lyric, yet never
lacking in power. "I
AS IN THE Idyll, the orchestra was magnificent, a full- 'T UCfI
tfltd m Ad U d 4Jp.sit u d Ol rsUt ltel. Frm chamber music to

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UAC THISWEEK Feb. 17
VAC is seorchina for a 1976 HOMECOMING chairperson to head the all campus activities
next fall. We are looking for a bright, imaginative person who still has a bit of zaniness in
them, so if you fit the description PLEASE stop by UAC, Second Floor of the Michigan Union
and fill out an application. DEADLINE: FEB. 27.
UAC ARS COMEDIA presents
THE TOURING PRODUCTION OF:
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, 7/6 OF A PLAY
a lively collection of four one act plays from "Plaza Suite," "Lovers and Other Strangers,"
and "You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water Is Running"
THIS THURSDAY thru SATURDAY 8:15 p.m.
SUNDAY 3:30 p.m.-MENDELSSOHN THEATRE
Tickets: $3.00 and $2.50 students available at Hill Audi.
Go Have THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
FUTURE WORLDS presents
TODAY 3:00 P.M. HILL AUDI.
DAVID BROWER
President of "Friends of Earth" No Admission Fee
NEXT WEEK: Nicholas Johnson, Former F.C.C. Commissioner speaking on "Citizen's and
Communications." No Admission fee.
Mediatrics Shakespeare Cinema
LITTLE BIG MAN ROMEO AND JULIET
FEB. 20 AND 21 FEB. 22
Price $1.00 Price: $1.00
Times: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Times: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
NAT. SCI. AUDI. MLB AUDI. 4
MUSKET'S SPRING '76 MUSICAL "HELLO DOLLY"
DON'T miss your chance to see America's favorite musical!!! Group rates for the show art
available, don't let the parade pass your group by. Call 763-1107 for mori information.
And don't forget to call on "Dolly," March 25-28. You'll have more fun than you've hadl
at the theatre in years.
UAC-SYZYGY Monthly is now accepting contributions for the April issue. Submissions in
araphics, photography, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are eligible for cash awards. The 4ead-
line for the first issue is March 12. If you would like to be on our staff, or want further
information, feel free to call: 763-1107.
BLACK EXTRAVAGANZA '76
sponsored by the UAC Minority Affairs Committee
April 7-11, 1976 Sports Coliseum
All groups or individuals interested in participating stop by 2307 Michigan Union. M-W-F
10 thru 12 noon and 1 thru 3 p.m. or call Paula Humphries, Colvin Quiney, Kym W6rthy
at 763-1107.
UAC POSTER SHOP
cheapest prices in town for any student organizations or campus departments. Cell Andy at
662-1838 or UAC at 763-1"10A
"CHEAPEN THAN ART"
The University Activities Center (UAC) is looking for oualified people to fill Senior Officer
positions for 1976-77. President, Coordinating Vice President, Public Relations Vice Prej -
dent, and Chief Financial Officer. Please stop by UAC, Second Floor Michigan Union and fill
out an application. Deadline Feb. 20.
UAC TICKET CENTRAL in Hill Audi., ooen Monday thru Friday 11:00 a.m. thru 5.30 p.m.
For more information call 764-8350.
"TIME OF YOUR LIFE, 7/6 OF A PLAY" ....... FEB. 19.22
"FALLING IN LOVE WITH GOD" . . .. . FEO. 22
"RITE" .... MARCH 19, 20, 21
CARMINA .. ...............APRIL 1, 2, 3, 4
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Grand Opera, the Toledo Symphony did'it all Friday night.

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WESTERN DOUBLE FEATURE 1954
HIGH NOON
(At 7:00)
Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in this famous
western of a sheriff who must stand alone.
Suspenseful.
1953
(At 9:05)
THE NAKED SPUR
James Stewart is a bounty hunter who must
bring in outlaw Robert Ryan. Filmed in the I
Rockies, director Anthony Mann weaves the
landscape with his tale.
C MA GULD TONIGH Both shows for $2.00
CINMAGUID ONIHT OLD ARCH. AUD. I

STANLEY KUBRICK
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[E( 4 sfr m ares OA WarerCommuemns Compa.
DX themoW ie AT BRIAR WOO
ADJACENT T0 J.C. PENNEY 0769-87800 1-94 & S.STATE; ANN ARBOR'
Showtimes: 10:45, 3:45; 8:00

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
PROFESSIONAL THEATRE PROGRAM
GUEST ARTIST SERIES
in the POWER CENTER
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1 Act from "PLAZA SUITE"

by NEIL SIMON

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7/6 OF A PLAY' Is:

2 Acts from "LOVERS AND OTHER
STRANGERS"
by RENEE TAYLOR
1 Act from "YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR
YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING"
by ROBERT ANDERSON
AND
HYSTERICAL! I

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THE BURSLEY FAMILY Presents
WALK TOGETHER SOULFUL
PEOPLE TAKE V
(A Black Talent Show & Cabaret*)
"STEPPIN' INTO
TOMORROW"

TICKETS
$2.50-
$4.00

gnok by Ossie Davis,
Philip Rose, and Peter Udell
Music by Cary Geld
Lyrics by Peter Udell

Thursday-Sunday
Feb. 19, 20, 21-8:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEB. 21,

1976

MENDELSSOHN
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