Roper & Vlatkovich

Veteran brass players of the L.A. improvising scene, Michael Vlatkovich (trombone) and William Roper (tuba), have finally done what everyone has been telling them to do for years – document their zany antics. Chobraty is a co-led project with compositions by Vlatkovich. The written material provides a jump-off point for the duo to have their way with each other. No matter how far afield they go, home is never forgotten. At times it is difficult to determine which parts are written and which are improvised. The duo masterfully blurs the line.

During the second hour of tonight’s “Joyful Cosmos” broadcast (from 7-8pm), producer/host Steve S. will present Vlatkovich and Roper performing live from Studio A ahead of their Thursday night Muddy Waters Cafe performance, which is part of the monthly Santa Barbara New Music Series (showtime is 8pm, and Muddy Waters is at 508 E. Haley Street).

“Joyful Cosmos” airs on Mondays in the spring from 6-8pm.