Todd Clouser and Chris Combs: Two Stellar Guitarists, Improvisors, Collaborators, and Musical Nomads
On this edition of ST, we sit down with Todd Clouser and Chris Combs, two genre-busting guitarists and composers whose ever-creative music-making mixes jazz, rock, and funk styles -- as well as electronica, ambient grooves, and even tape-reversing experimentation. Clouser, originally from Minnesota and based in Mexico City, pretty much tours and performs worldwide -- and non-stop -- and has been occasionally playing shows in Tulsa for years now. Those Tulsa gigs connected him, at some point along the way, with one Chris Combs, a mainstay on the Tulsa scene who's best known for his work with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Combs released his much-acclaimed solo debut album, "Combsy," back in October. And the prolific Clouser, in turn, released a live album just last month in collaboration with John Medeski and J.T. Bates: "You the Brave." Clouser and Combs will be playing tonight, Friday the 23rd, at Fassler Hall in downtown Tulsa (at 304 South Elgin).