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ROVA NEWS :: October - November :: 2010
Our fall season begins with an exciting project that’s the brainchild of double reedman and composer, Kyle Bruckmann: On Procedural Grounds—bringing Rova and Chicago-based Wrack together for the first time for a concert and recording session. Jon Raskin is enjoying a month-long residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County, where he’s working on new compositions. Rova will join him to play a Sunday afternoon set in October. The rest of the quartet is busy with other Bay Area concerts. Come have a listen.
Rova + Wrack: On Procedural Grounds
Friday, October 1, 8:00 PM
ROVA + WRACK + Gino Robair and Tim Perkis
The Community Music Center
544 Capp Street
(Between 20th and 21st Streets)
$12, $8 students/seniors, FREE to CMC students
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Sunday, October 17, 3:00 PM
The Headlands Center for the Arts, not far from the Golden Gate Bridge in western Marin County, is a fantastic institution and resource for artists of all media. Rova’s Jon Raskin will be in residence there for a month this fall, where he will be provided the time and space to concentrate on music.
On October 17, from noon till 5:00 pm, the Fall Open House will take place at the Headlands Center. This is a great opportunity to see and hear the work of the artists who are working there this season. The setting is ideal for hikes, picnics, kids, dogs and encountering provocative art.
At 3:00 that afternoon Rova will play a set of new work. Come join us and the resident artists for a trip outside the City.
Directions to the Center:
The Crushing Spiral Ensemble
Performance on the second tier lobby after the SF Symphony concert
Monday, October 18, 8:00 PM
Eugene Chadbourne + Bruce Ackley
Duos and Solos
Ackley and Chadbourne have a long standing association as friends and musical collaborators. They have not played a duo in the Bay Area in more than 15 years! This should be fun.Tom’s Place
3111 Deakin Street
Friday, October 29, 6:30 pm
Presenting new works in conjunction with the de Young Museum’s exhibition: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond, Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
Steve Adams – tenor and soprano sax
Wilsey Court at the de Young Museum
ODD (featuring AXIS and inkBoat)
Music by Joan Jeanrenaud w/Dohee Lee + Larry Ochs
Friday - Sunday November 5, 6, 7
Friday - Sunday November 12, 13, 14
Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8pm, Sunday Matinees 3pm at ODC and 2pm at Malonga.
For more information check out our website at http://www.inkboat.com
Sunday, November 5
T. D. Skatchit & Company
Skatch Migration CD Release Show
Featuring T.D. Skatchit (Tom Nunn & David Michalak) playing in trios with guests who appeared on the CD
Bruce Ackley – Saxophones
Sunday, November 7, 8pm
Steve Adams w. Adm. Ted Brinkley’s Horn Blower Cruise
Featuring an all-star cast too numerous and unpredictable to mention!
The Jazz School
Favorite Street–Jon Raskin
Here is a list of some of Jon’s recent favorite YouTube links, in no particular order. He says, since the demise of so many independent record shops, YouTube has become a source for exploration, with an endless stream of videos of all kinds of music and art getting posted. There’s a bonus audio recording as a chaser.
The HarkinsLarson, 1. Ford 1991
Bill Viola, The Reflecting Pond
Milton Babbit, Occassional Variations
Alimn Qasimov & Fargana Qasimova and Morganland Chamber Orchestra
Gay McKeon, Irish Uilleann Pipes
Lyn Hejinian, Eleven Eyes - animated
Enkh Jargal at Musique du Monde (Mongolian Music)
Son House, Death Letter
Duke Ellington- featuring Harry Carney, Sophisticated Lady
Aster Aweke: shashemene in south Ethiopia
Frankly Jazz: 30 minute television show produced in Los Angeles in the early 1960's
So much good music, take your pick. I love Shorty Rogers Martian Bossa Nova.
Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)
Moog: A Documentary (Robert Moog, inventor of Moog Synthesizer)
Captain Beefheart: She's Too Much For My Mirror & Human Gets Me Blues...truly amazing
The Subject is Jazz: Baka women from Gbiné singing their traditional "Yelli" songs
Billie Holiday & Gerry Mulligan, Love Will Make You Do Things That You Know Is Wrong
The Sound of Jazz, Open All Night
Count Basie All Stars: Emmett Berry, Doc Cheatham, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder (tp); Roy Eldridge (tp, flhn); Vic Dickinson, Benny Morton, Dicky Wells (tb); Earl Warren (as); Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster (ts); Gerry Mulligan (bs); Count Basie (p); Freddie Green (g); Eddie Jones (b); Jo Jones (d)
Roscoe Holcomb, John Hardy
The Subject is Jazz: National Educational Television for classroom use in 1957-'58
The Cosmic Scene, Duke Ellington's Spacemen
Recorded in 1958 on Columbia and re-released on Mosaic Music in 2007
Duke Ellington – piano, Clark Terry - trumpet, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman - trombones, John Sanders - valve trombone, Jimmy Hamilton -clarinet, Paul Gonsalves - tenor saxophone, Jimmy Woode - bass, Sam Woodyard - drums.
This is a wonderful recording with some really beautiful work by Clark Terry and Paul Gonsalves. Terry on trumpet is often playing the lead lines, and the orchestration is outstanding.
RadiOM - Improv:21 Archives
Want to sample some of the Improv:21 informances?
Here’s what’s available at the moment. Roscoe Mitchell has just been added. Watch for the great Mark Dresser show coming online soon.
Roscoe Mitchell - Improvising with Mr. Mitchell
Chris Brown and Tim Perkis
Wadada Leo Smith
Lawrence “Butch” Morris
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