Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, May 10 2019 7:30 PM

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street Berkeley
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On Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents

Two Trios:
Tony Malaby (sax), Ben Monder (guitar), Billy Mintz (drums)
Seiyoung Jang (electronics), Joshua Allen (tenor sax), Tim Duff (cb)

We are delighted that the Malaby/Monder/Mintz trio will be playing at Tom's Place on Friday.

Saxophonist and composer Tony Malaby has emerged as a wholly unique and singular voice in New York's improvised music community. Jazztimes has called him "a hero of today's improvised music scene".

Guitarist Ben Monder has performed with musicians as varied as Lee Konitz and Marshall Crenshaw. His guitar playing appears on the last David Bowie album, "Blackstar". His most recent release as a leader is Amorphae (ECM, 2015).

"Mr. Monder has a deep rapport with Mr. Malaby: Depending on the moment, they can seem like dance partners, sparring partners or members of a relay team. What they create is hallucinatory, indebted both to free-jazz avatars like Albert Ayler and the combustible side of prog-rock. "--New York Times

Drummer Billy Mintz's sideman work runs the gamut from the Vinny Golia Quartet to the Mose Allison Trio. He leads the Two Bass Band, and the Mintz Quartet. He also performs concerts of solo drums.

This concert is also the debut of the Jang/Allen/Duff trio.

Joshua Allen has created his own personal language on the tenor saxophone, with an emphasis on polytonal and asymmetrical phrasing, as well as extending the range and sonic ability of the instrument. His association with saxophonist Marco Eneidi led to working relationships with musicians such as Glen Spearmann, Matthew Goodheart, Damon Smith, and eventually Cecil Taylor.

Tim Duff is a songwriter, bass player and pianist whose interests run from energy music to Tin Pan Alley. He plays in the energy quartet Stone Raft, and a host of other bay area groupings.

Seiyoung Jang is a composer, improviser, and maker currently based in Oakland, CA. She aims to celebrate manifestations of organic forms in resistance of thoughtless sterility, with a focus on intersubjectivity and embodiment.

Tom's Place
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA

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