Aug 11: Bad Jazz, Greg Gorlen, & Ben Goldberg/Sheldon Brown/Vijay Anderson

BAD JAZZ with Alex Cohen & Justin Clifford Rhody
Bryan Day – invented instruments
Tania Chen – toys, lo-fi electronics, piano
Justin Clifford Rhody – trumpet
Alex Cohen – electric guitar

Greg Gorlen

experimental musician (since 2003) and visual artist (since 2013). interests include harsh noise, cassette loops, pure data, photocopiers, and raw aesthetics.
Ben Goldberg/Sheldon Brown/Vijay Anderson
The trio, which began in 2007 in Oakland California, features the unique instrumentation of Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, and Drums. They recently performed at the Novara Jazz Festival 2012 in Novara, Italy. The group specializes in a unique form of improvisation, which focuses on a subtle, continually expanding blend of shifting counterpoint and rhythm, inviting the listener to contemplate the spontaneous unfolding of melodic and harmonic structures. This approach explores the musical and intellectual legacy of masters such as Steve Lacy, Denis Charles, Ornette Coleman, and Thelonious Monk with the goal of creating something unique and new. As one fan stated at the group’s Italian debut, the trio pursues the “Advanced Tradition”.
Active Music Series
Omni Commons, Ballroom
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland
Doors at 7pm
Music promptly at 7:30pm
$10 suggested donation, no one turned away.

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