Sunday, September 30, 2018
Rova-led Large Ensemble @ Angel City Jazz Festival,Los Angeles - "No Favorites" for Lawrence Butch Morris
ZEBULON - 2478 Fletcher Dr; Los Angeles CA 90039; USA
Larry Ochs - tenor sax | Jon Raskin - baritone sax I Bruce Ackley - soprano sax | Steve Adams - alto, sopranino sax
Lauren Elisabeth Baba - violin | Eyvind Kang - viola I Maggie Parkins - Cello | Mark Dresser - bass
Jeff Parker - electric guitar | Tina Raymond - drums | Steuart Liebig - electric bass
Gino Robair - Conduction
A special Rova-led large ensemble, performing three original works by members of Rova, all dedicated to the spirit of the late great Butch Morris.
No Favorites pays homage to one of the most original creators in improvised music, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, inventor of Conduction, a method for organizing large- ensemble improvisation that he took to the world. Morris died in January of 2013, and Rova mounted their tribute at Turkey’s Akbank Jazz Festival nine months later. The program represents a working relationship that Rova began with Morris in 1988 and also reflects parallel working processes reaching back to the mid-1970s.
Rova does more than simply pay tribute. The quartet’s members build on their own work in structured improvisation, incorporate other methods of organization— from graphic scores to conventional notation—and expand their palette from the saxophone quartet to include a string quartet and an electric power trio. Extending the possibilities of large-ensemble improvisation, the combined groups create music of both depth and an ever-changing surface, the fruit of both intense commitment and a highly creative, heterodox methodology. Like previous Rova expansions—the recently revived Rova Saxophone Octet, first convened in 1992; Orkestrova 2002 playing pieces by Satoko Fujii and Steve Adams; Electric Ascension (2003–2016); Rova & Nels Cline Singers (2008); and The Receiving Surfaces with John Zorn (2010)—it achieves complex music that both requires and rewards active listening.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Rova on Tour in France: Concert 1: Festival Jazz Atlantiques
Espace Vauban, Brest, France
First performance ever for Rova Quartet in a long-time bastion for creative music.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Rova on Tour in France - Concert 2: Nantes, France
Le Pannonica, Nantes, France - http://www.pannonica.com/site/
Noted jazz club in France. All concerts on this tour will feature new works and works from the most recent CD called "In Transverse Time"
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Rova on Tour in France - Concert 3: Tours, France
Le Petit Faucheux, 12 rue Léonard de Vinci
Noted all-musics club in France that has supported improvised music for decades. All concerts on this tour will feature new works and works from the most recent CD called "In Transverse Time"
Double Bill with The Bridge #8:
Mars Williams saxophones, objets
Antonin-Tri Hoang saxophone alto, clarinettes
Tatsu Aoki contrebasse, shamisen, vidéo
Samuel Silvant batterie
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Rova on Tour in France - Concert 4: Paris, France
19 PAUL FORT
19, rue Paul Fort
All concerts on this tour will feature new works and works from the most recent CD called "In Transverse Time". This relatively new venue - an art gallery and salon in Paris - is rapidly becoming a most desired destination for performing musicians. An intimate art salon with beautiful acoustic sound. Reservations recommended: Contact Hélène AZIZA - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org I Téléphone: +33 (0) 1 48 74 27 80 I http://www.19paulfort.com