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Biography:Jon Raskin has been a member of Rova Saxophone Quartet for the last 28 years exploring the relationship of improvisation and composition, developing and honing the language of ensemble music and researching linguistic possibilities of the saxophone. He has performed and/ or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Sam Rivers, Tim Berne, Phillip Johnston, Leo Smith and Henry Kaiser. Currents CD's include Let's go Totally Spinning, Rova Saxophone Quartet (Black Saint), Music + One(Rastascan), Kaolithic Music, Jaw Harp Music recorded in a 587 Gallon Vase(Evander Music) and The Bass & the Bird Pond,Jon Raskin/Tim Berne Quartet(New World). He is also working with a new Quartet (JR Quartet) with Liz Allbee, George Cremaschi and Gino Robair that features new compositions for improvisers by Jon Raskin using graphic scores.
Phillip Greenlief and Jon Raskin have been presenting the 2 + 2 Series at the 1 Grand Performance Gallery where they invite two musicians that play similar instruments to join them performing improvisations and compositions. J
Work-In-Progress:New CD JR Quartet, 2+2 Series.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum736 Mission Street
Thursday, Dec 5 2013 6:30 PM
c4nm @ The CJM: Jon Raskin & Justin Morrison
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