San Francisco Scene: June 22-29, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, June 22
Fri 6/22 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Agnieszka Peszko, violin; Natalie Raney, cello; Rachel Kim, piano
Chen Yi Tunes from My Home
Kaija Saariaho Light & Matter
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67

Fri 6/22 8:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Marc Ducret – Guitar (France)
Samuel Blaser – Trombone (Switzerland)
Apropos Trio: Renzi-Mezzacappa-Levis
Matt Renzi – clarinet, oboe, tenor sax
Lisa Mezzacappa – acoustic bass
Jason Levis – drums

Fri 6/22 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
The Pipes
Darren Johnston, trumpet
Cory Wright, reeds
Stephen Lugerner, reeds

Saturday, June 23

Sat 6/23 8:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Vladimir Tarasov – drums, Chris Brown- piano/electronics, Jsaon Hoopes- electric bass and Jon Raskin- saxophones will be exploring the depth, width and length of 21st century improvisation from the mico to the macro. Time will be adjusted in each instant composition.

Sunday, June 24

Sun 6/24 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Lords of Outland
Philip Everett – drums, percussion, electronic autoharp
Ray Schaeffer – electric basses
Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, voice, electronics, toys
8:30 pm Levin/Pontecorvo/Pino/Abrams
Elliott Levin – tenor saxophone,flute, poetry, Mika Pontecorvo – guitar, Mark Pino – drums, Kersti Abrams – alto saxophone,North-African reeds, mbira, Eli Pontecorvo – bass

Sun 6/24 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Thomas Strønen’s Time is a Blind Guide: Norwegian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
Thomas Strønen presents the second recording for Ecm Records with his chamber ensemble Time is a Blind Guide. Influenced by jazz and contemporary classical music, the ensemble’s sound and style prize timbre, silence, and harmonic evolution in a variety of ways. Introspective yet not indulgent, Time is a Blind Guide reflects the development of a spectacular group of improvisers.
Thomas Strønen – drums
Håkon Aase – violin
Leo Svensson Sander – cello
Mats Eilertsen – bass
Ayumi Tanaka – piano

Sun 6/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret

Monday, June 25

Mon 6/25 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS presents: Ian Hawk (Pdx) + ‘Zu Zed’

Tuesday, June 26

Tue 6/26 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
On his newest album as a leader, Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed), he goes a long way beyond anything he’s achieved before. Sing follows 2013’s Parallax (Clean Feed), his first recorded pairing with multi-reed player and MacArthur Fellow Ken Vandermark, the Chicago experimental scion. It shows Revis’s astoundingly flexible range with a huge grounded sound. Vandermark returns to this session in a quartet with pianist Kris Davis (Revis’s frequent trio partner on a handful of recorded dates with drummer Andrew Cyrille), and a former Chicagoan on drums, Chad Taylor, whom the bassist employed on his acclaimed 2014 quartet session In Memory of Things Yet Seen.

Thursday, June 28

Thu 6/28 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Visual Piano & Friends

Thu 6/28 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Sunken Cathedral
Kole Galbraith

Friday, June 29
Fri 6/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Chris Brown, Jason Hoopes, Jon Raskin, Vladimir Tarasov