Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Jul 28 2018 7:30 PM

17th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
'Ask the Ages' a celebration of ecstatic expression and introspection with
KREation Ensemble featuring Marilyn Crispell
Bobby Bradford's Brass 'n' Bass

The KREation Ensemble (Kevin Robinson Ensemble) will present a work entitled "Through the Twisting Prisms" for The 17th Annual Outsound Summit. The KREation Ensemble is led by saxophonist /composer Kevin Robinson and will feature innovator and pioneer pianist Marilyn Crispell. "Through the Twisting Prisms" is a collection of intervallic, rhythmic, harmonic labyrinths and mazes that explore ideas convergence, expansion, contraction and meditation. It highlights the compositional approach that Kevin Robinson has been crystallizing throughout his artistic and spiritual practice. His approach explores concepts of circular motion and elastic symmetry to reflect overlapping paths in life. Kevin Robinson - tenor saxophone, Lee Hodel - Acoustic Bass, and Tony Gennaro - Drums
Marilyn Crispell is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied classical piano and composition, and has been a resident of Woodstock, New York since 1977 when she came to study and teach at the Creative Music Studio. She discovered jazz through the music of John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor and other contemporary jazz players and composers. For ten years she was a member of the Anthony Braxton Quartet and the Reggie Workman Ensemble and has been a member of the Barry Guy New Orchestra and guest with his London Jazz Composers Orchestra, as well as a member of the Henry Grimes Trio, Quartet Noir (with Urs Leimgruber, Fritz Hauser and Joelle Leandre), and Anders Jormin's Bortom Quintet. In 2005 she performed and recorded with the NOW Orchestra in Vancouver, Canada and in 2006 she was co-director of the Vancouver Creative Music Institute and a faculty member at the Banff Centre International Workshop in Jazz. In 2014 she led a three-week music residency at the Atlantic Center For the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and in 2016 led a one-week residency at the Conservatory Manuel de Falla in Buenos Aires.Besides working as a soloist and leader of her own groups, Crispell has performed and recorded extensively with well-known players on the American and international jazz scene. She's also performed and recorded music by contemporary composers Robert Cogan, Pozzi Escot, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Manfred Niehaus and Anthony Davis (including four performances of his opera "X" with the New York City Opera).In addition to playing, she has taught improvisation workshops and given lecture/demonstrations at universities and art centers in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and has collaborated with videographers, filmmakers, dancers and poets.

Bobby Bradford Theo Padouvas - cornet, Scott Walton, Bill Noertker - double bass
Outsound Presents is happy to facilitate the debut performance of Bobby Bradford's Brass 'n' Bass, an ensemble which brings together Southern California based cornet legend Bobby Bradford and Bay Area/Northern California creative music stalwarts Scott Walton and Bill Noertker on bass and Theo Padouvas on cornet.
One of the best trumpeters to emerge from the avant-garde, Bobby Bradford largely fulfilled the potential of Don Cherry (whose chops declined through the years due to the amount of time allocated to performing on flute and other instruments). Bradford grew up in Dallas, playing trumpet locally with such local players as Cedar Walton and David Newman. In 1953, he moved to Los Angeles where he met and played with Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy. Bradford spent time in the military and in school before becoming Don Cherry's replacement with the Ornette Coleman Quartet in 1961-1963, a period when the group unfortunately rarely worked. After moving to Los Angeles, Bradford became a school teacher and also began a longtime association with clarinetist John Carter; his mellow trumpet blended in well with Carter's dissonant flights. He recorded with Ornette Coleman in 1971, but otherwise is best known for his playing and recordings with Carter. Since the clarinetist's death, Bradford frequently led a quintet (the Mo'tet) featuring Vinny Golia and occasionally Marty Ehrlich. In the '90s, he also performed with John Stevens' Freebop, the David Murray Octet, and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra. - Scott Yanow

Bassist Bill Noertker first encountered Bradford in the early 1980s in Bobby’s African-American Music History class. Among many lessons imparted, two especially stand out: the importance of developing one’s individual voice on one’s chosen instrument; and the importance of composing music in way that encourages each instrumentalist to maintain their individual voice.
Scott Walton is a bassist and pianist whose music negotiates the terrain between jazz, free improvisation, and the classical avant-garde. One of Walton’s first recordings (in 1989) was with Bobby Bradford and the Frank Sullivan Trio on Soul Note records. Musically and personally, Bobby’s warmth and generosity remain an inspiration to Walton.
Cornetist Theo Padouvas has collaborated, performed, and recorded with a wide range of artists including Ben Goldberg, Aram Shelton, Michael Coleman, and Noertker’s Moxie. Bobby Bradford's lyrical style of improvising has been a major influence on Padouvas and is something he tries to emulate in his own playing.

$25/$18/$15 Door, $20/$15/$12 Advance

Cost: $25/$18/$15 Door, $20/$15/$12 Advance
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