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Sat, Oct 27 2012 8:00 PM

Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street, San Francisco 94114

Tony Malaby’s Tamarindo with William Parker & Mark Ferber

An improviser possessing a seemingly infinite store of bracing ideas, 48-year old saxophonist Tony Malaby has quietly ascended the ranks of the jazz elite over the past two decades. He’s contributed to some of the era’s most celebrated ensembles, including Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra, Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, and the Fred Hersch Quintet. As a leader, he’s assembled several bands featuring New York’s “downtown” crème de la crème. Introduced on the 2006 album Tamarindo, his trio with bassist William Parker and drummer Nasheet Waits is one of Malaby’s most flexible ensembles. A player revered on free jazz frontiers, Parker has collaborated with the jazz vanguard from Cecil Taylor and Rashied Ali to Peter Brötzmann, Matthew Shipp and John Zorn. For SFJAZZ, the gifted Moraga-raised drummer Mark Ferber, known by his work with guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and saxophone icon Lee Konitz, replaces Waits. Playing within rough and tumble forms and without, Tamarindo delivers an ever-evolving conversation marked by quicksilver dynamic shifts, unusual harmonic twists and brusque lyricism.

Cost: $25
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