Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, May 18 2016 9:00 PM

The Chapel
777 Valencia St San Francisco, CA
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The Peter Brötzmann Quartet

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Jason Adasiewicz — vibraphone
Peter Brötzmann — wind instruments
John Edwards — bass
Steve Noble — drums

Since changing music history with his 1968 album Machine Gun Peter Brötzmann has never slowed down. His collaborators read like an international who's-who of the most influential jazz & experimental musicians of the last half century.

It's safe to say that Peter Brötzmann is one of the most revered jazz musicians alive today. A saxophonist as well as clarinetist, Brötzmann has released over fifty albums as a bandleader, and has appeared on over one hundred albums total. His1968 recording Machine Gun is considered one of his many classics within the realms of free jazz and European free improvisation, but he certainly didn't stop there. Brötzmann has also recorded or performed with a gigantic roster of musicians as diverse as Han Bennink, Fred Van Hove, Derek Bailey, Frank Wright, Cecil Taylor, Keiji Haino, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Conny Bauer, Joe McPhee, and his son, Caspar Brötzmann, a notable guitarist in his own right.

Also appearing - Patrick Wolff Sextet featuring Ben Goldberg and Marco Eneidi

Patrick Wolff is a genre-crossing jazz saxophonist and composer with diverse musical associations ranging from the mainstream jazz world (Tootie Heath, Matt Wilson, Shane Endsley and others) to avant rock (Kayo Dot) to highlife and afrobeat (Asiko, Adewale Ayuba). Originally from New York, Wolff has established a strong presence in the Bay Area scene through his bandleading and work with Graham Connah, Marcus Shelby, and Diana Gameros. His music grows from his long study of many periods of jazz, and combines a respect for melody with an embrace of the unexpected. For this show, Wolff has put together a special sextet featuring regular collaborators like clarinetist Ben Goldberg, trumpeter Mike Olmos, bassist John Wiitala, and the distinctive and powerful young drummer Britt Ciampa. The band will also feature Marco Eneidi, one of the truly great voices of free jazz alto saxophone.

Cost: $25
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