A Vision Festival show this weekend.
VISION/RUCMA Series 2008 @ the Living Theatre
Friday May 2
Matana Roberts Solo Works for Sean Bell
Matana Roberts: Alto saxophone
Date/Time: 10:30 PM Friday, May 2nd â€“ Matana Roberts Solo Works for Sean Bell
Place: The LES Gallery â€“ 107 Suffolk street, in the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
F to Delancey Street or J,M,Z to Essex Street
Cost: $10 / students and seniors: $7
Full Info: http://www.rucma.org
Smith was profiled in anticipation of his Australian tour.
Smith is on his first tour of Australia for a series of performances and workshops. He is a leading member of Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and cut many legendary recordings with peers Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, and others.
His compositions have been performed by contemporary music ensembles such as Smith’s band Nda Kulture, AACM -Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, Da Capo Chamber Player, New Century Players, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, S.E.M. Ensemble and California E.A.R. Unit.
NPR Music covers the recently departed Giuffre.
WGBH, April 28, 2008 – Composer and jazz clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre died on April 24, after suffering from pneumonia and complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 86. Here, WGBH contributes a 28-minute history of Jimmy Giuffre, recorded in 1994 and narrated mostly by Giuffre himself.
From Improvised Communications:
On Friday, May 2nd, New Havenâ€™s Firehouse 12 will welcome the all-star trio BassDrumBone to town for a two-set performance as part of the venueâ€™s ongoing 2008 Spring Jazz Series. This improvised music supergroup, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007, brings together the distinctive talents and well-established rapport of bassist and Yale alumnus Mark Helias, drummer and Hartford native Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Ray Anderson. Their latest release is The Line Up (Clean Feed, 2006).