Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Aug 11 2019 7:30 PM


7:30 pm Guinea Pig Tony Passarell - saxophones/brass/percussion, Rent Romus - saxophones/flutes/percussion, Timothy Orr - drums, Robert Kullman - electric bass
8:30 pm Fellow Hominids Cory Wright - saxophones, John Schott - guitar, John Finkbeiner - guitar, Jordan Glenn - drums

Fellow Hominids is the most recent project of saxophonist and composer Cory Wright, featuring jazz and improv veterans John Schott and John Finkbeiner on guitars and Jordan Glenn on drums. The compositions run the gamut from meditative and minimal to sharply tailored grooves to blunderbuss attacks - a piece might provide a wide open field, a tight rope, or a wrestling pit for the group's interactions, and as these four Bay Area musicians have played together in a wide variety of settings and configurations over the past 15 years, a feeling of camaraderie and playfulness informs all of the band's impulses and musical decisions.
Reeds player Cory Wright has been involved in the jazz and creative music worlds for the past 20 years, including time spent in New York, Los Angeles and his current home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent projects reflect his interest in blurring the distinction between composed and improvised music, and in combining the harmonious with the atonal, the grooving with the arrhythmic. He is a member of Bristle, Wiener Kids, the Nathan Clevenger Group and Goggle (saxophone quartet) and leads his own projects Green Mitchell and the Cory Wright Outfit.

Guinea Pig was specifically formed for a performance in 1995 presented by the late great Dark Circle Lounge Series at Hotel Utah in San Francisco by Tony Passarell and Rent Romus. The band continues to evolve and explore sonic burrows and dangerous grassy fields mixing free form noise, jazz, and grunge funk.



Cost: sliding scale $10-20
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Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
From left, Heikki "Mike" Koskinen digital trumpet, Tane Kannisto saxophone, Teppo Hauta-aho double bass, Ville Rauhala double bass, Rent Romus saxophone and Simo Laihonen drums at Telakka, Tampere, Finland 31.5.2017.
Fred Frith, Guitar; Jordan Glenn, Drums; Jason Hoopes, bass