Go Left Fest Coming to Yoshis san Francisco

Yoshis San Francisco location is hosting a festival featuring free-jazz luminaries. This is the work of their new music director.

“Go Left Fest” Featuring Marshall Allen, Ishmael Reed, Roswell Rudd, Matthew Shipp and more
8pm shows: $40 or buy the $65 two-day package!

celebrating with
Sun Ra Arkestra Leader MARSHALL ALLEN –
Distinguished Author ISHMAEL REED –
ROSWELL RUDD –
MYRA MELFORD/MARK DRESSER DUO –
MATTHEW SHIPP –
JOE MORRIS –
SUNNY MURRAY –
OLUYEMI THOMAS –
LAFAYETTE HARRIS –
BETH CUSTER and more

Yoshi’s Inaugural “Go Left Fest: Where Creative Arts Collide” is intended to showcase some of the most creative and adventurous improvisors, authors and composers “out there.” The festival will feature performances by, among others: legendary 85 year-old Sun Ra Arkestra leader and saxophonist Marshall Allen, noted author Ishmael Reed, pianist Matthew Shipp, trombonist Roswell Rudd, drummer Sunny Murray, pianist Myra Melford-Mark Dresser duo, bassist Joe Morris, clarinetist/saxophonist Beth Custer, saxophonist Oluyemi Thomas and more.

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This Week at Ars Nova Workshop

From Philly’s Ars Nova:

Wednesday, June 10, 8pm
JEMEEL MOONDOC SOLO
+ Anri Sala‘s Long Sorrow
+ Network for New Music with Todd Reynolds (video installation by Laurie
Olinder and Bill Morrison)

Thursday, June 11, 8pm
MARSHALL ALLEN SOLO
+ Anri Sala’s Long Sorrow
+ Network for New Music with Todd Reynolds (video installation by Laurie
Olinder and Bill Morrison)

The Royal Theater, 1524 South Street
$20 General Admission

Friday, June 12, 8pm
ODEAN POPE / SUNNY MURRAY DUO
with Odean Pope, tenor saxophone; and Sunny Murray, drums

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$12 General Admission

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Sabir Mateen at RUCMA

From RUCMA:

Sabir Mateen
Wednesday, November 12 @ 8:00 pm
Yippie Café: 9 Bleecker Street, near Bowery
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors: $7

Sabir Mateen (saxophone)
Larry Roland (bass)
Michael Wimberly (drums)

http://www.sabirmateen.com

Famed for his performances in the New York City subway system with the free jazz quartet Test, Sabir Mateen plays a passionate yet nuanced tenor as his main instrument but is equally comfortable on alto sax, clarinet, and flute. Mateen is capable of raw, all-out explosion but frequently displays a wide dynamic range and a subtler side and sometimes leans toward melodic free-bop. A native of Philadelphia, Mateen made his first recordings on the West Coast with pianist Horace Tapscott‘s Pan African People’s Arkestra. In 1989, Mateen relocated to New York with prompting from legendary drummer Sunny Murray and spent the next few years paying his dues on the avant-garde scene. In 1995, he recorded the duo album Getting Away With Murderwith drummer Tom Bruno. Mateen’s other notable side engagements included work with the Raphe Malik Quartet, the trio Tenor Rising, Drums Expanding with Daniel Carter and David Nuss. In 1997, Mateen led his own trio on a session for Eremite, the well-received Divine Mad Love. The following year, he teamed with Sunny Murray for We Are Not at the Opera. His latest release on Nu-Bop Records, Other Places Other Spaces (2008) features Raymond King, Jane Wang, and Ravish Momin.

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