Sat Dec 27
9:00PM & 10:30PM RAY ANDERSON - MARK DRESSER DUO
(Ray Anderson, trombone; Mark Dresser, bass)
Sun Dec 28
8:30PM INGRID LAUBROCK - TOM RAINEY - MICHAEL FORMANEK
(Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones; Michael Formanek, bass; Tom Rainey, drums)
"Ingrid Laubrock—a uniquely adventurous saxophonist and bandleader on the British scene since mid decade—has made an album so exceptional that the German-born, London-based musician hasn't gone so much global as galactic." Chris May, All About Jazz
About Michael Formanek:
Michael Formanek may have one of the most diverse biographies in contemporary improvised music. At first glance his list of musical affiliations is both intriguing and confusing. Spanning nearly twenty three years he has played and/or recorded with Tim Berne, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Marty Ehrlich, Chet Baker, Tony Williams, Gerry Mulligan, Kevin Mahogany, Fred Hersch, Marimolin, Dave Liebman, Uri Caine, Joe Henderson, Mark Isham, James Emery, Bob Mintzer, Mingus Dynasty, Mingus Big Band, Terumasa Hino, Cedar Walton, Attila Zoller, Eddie Daniels, George Coleman, Franco Ambrosetti, Jane Ira Bloom, Ted Rosenthal, Bob Moses, Daniel Schnyder, and Gunther Schuller. "...deep propusion, big beefy tone, a strong sense of line, individuality expressed through avoiding the expected." - Village Voice
About Tom Rainey:
"He is a player who swerves between avant-garde notions and a mainstream sensibility, and when he plays, the smell of invention is in the air" - Josef Woodard, L.A. Times.
Mon Dec 29
8:30PM ERI YAMAMOTO " THANK YOU 2008 SPECIAL BAND"
(Eri Yamamoto, piano; Lewis Barnes, trumpet; Rob Brown, alto saxophone; Steve Swell, trombone; Kevin Tkacz, bass; Ikuo Takeuchi, drums)