Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Dec 14 2017 7:30 PM

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street Berkeley
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On Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Spirit (percussion)
with Bruce Ackley (sax)
and with William Winant (percussion)

Spirit's long career as a percussionist spans from New York to Berkeley, working with with Julius Hemphill, Alan Shorter and the late bassist Jay Oliver in New York; and Butch and Wilbur Morris, Idris Ackamoor, Rasul Siddik, Prince Lasha and Oluyemi Thomas among many others in the Bay Area. Lately Spirit has been more shadow than presence, and we're happy to be able to shine the light on him for one night in a pair of duos with saxophonist Bruce Ackley (of the ROVA Saxophone Quartet) and fellow virtuoso percussionist William Winant. Winant has been the avant-elite's go-to percussionist for more than 35 years. The 2014 Grammy nominee has performed with some of the most innovative and creative musicians of our time, from John Cage to John Zorn, from Sonic Youth to Oingo Boingo, from Iannis Xenakis to Terry Riley, and, as they say, beyond.

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA

Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Bruce Ackley and Eugene Chadbourne