Mike Baggetta, Jeff Crompton
Tuesday May 31, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Doug DeLoach Recommends: New York-based guitar wizard Mike Beggetta can swing, groove, boogie, punk-thrash, math-rock and free improvise with the very best of them. Whatever he and saxophonist Jeff Crompton cook up at No Tomorrow on Tuesday is going to be worth tasting. Same goes for opener Helton/Bragg, also known as Blake Helton (keyboards, slider controls, knobs) and Colin Bragg (guitar, mystery pedals, black boxes), as they strive for post-psychedelic harmony in an aurally dissonant world. — DD
From the venue:Jeff Crompton was born in Atlanta in 1958. For 30 years, beginning in 1982, he taught public school band in the Atlanta area. During that period, he played with a variety of bands and musicians, including pianist/composer Michael J. Smith, Darryl Rhoades, and The BazookaAnts, a free jazz/funk trio. Since retiring from teaching, Jeff has focused on composition and performing his off-center, jazz-based music around the Southeast. More recent musical associates include guitarists Davey Williams and Eugene Chadbourne, Roger Ruzow, and The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, In 2019 Jeff was featured as guest soloist with Godspeed You! Black Emperor attheir Atlanta show.