When jazz pianist Bill Bares launched the Take Two Jazz series at the White Horse Black Mountain, he set a challenge for himself.

Under the Take Two format each month, he plays with a different invited guest, creating spontaneous music with players representing diverse instruments and personal approaches. Yet he’s shown an uncanny ability to make brilliant music in every pairing through a combination of formidable musicianship, a willingness to take risks, and an almost telepathic communication with his duo partners. On Monday, Dec. 5 Bares welcomes guitarist Tim Doyle.

Doyle has decades of experience playing both acoustic and electric guitars, earning degrees from UNCA Greensboro and Indiana State University along the way. Before moving to Asheville he worked as a professional performer and music educator throughout the Midwest and in Austin, Texas.

He currently teaches guitar at UNC Asheville and Asheville Music Academy and directs the Asheville Guitar Club, which offers weekly group guitar lessons. Doyle’s original compositions reflect his facility in many guitar styles along with a strong experimental streak, including noise and percussive effects and approaches absorbed from his work with progressive guitar guru Robert Fripp and his Guitar Craft movement.

"Take it all in,” he said of his eclectic sense of musical adventure. “Swirl it around; spit it back out through the guitar."

Strung on different planes

Who: Bill Bares, Tim Doyle

When: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 5

Where: White Horse Black Mountain

Cost: $12; $6 students

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