In honor of the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra's arrival on Earth, the Decisive Instant creative orchestra presents his music in new arrangements by David Martinelli, Jeff Schwartz, and Charles Sharp.
WOODWINDS: David Adler, Steve Bowie, Ken Luey, Charles Sharp, Alexander Vogel
TRUMPET: Bruce Friedman
TROMBONE: Ed Weiss
TUBA: William Roper
GUITAR: Jonathan Grasse & Angelo Metz
BASS: Jeff Schwartz
KEYBOARDS: Scott Dibble
PERCUSSION: Alan Cook, David Martinelli, Jonathan Saxon, Tom Steck
Native Plant Society (Grasse and Vogel with Tony Green on bass and Breeze Smith on percussion) will open with an improvised set.
The performance is in the Martin Laser Recital Hall at CSUDH. Tickets are $2 at the door. Campus parking is $6.
Decisive Instant rehearsals last weekend. That’s me on the right playing the congas and hand percussion.
Decisive Instant, a large creative music ensemble that includes veterans of the L.A. improvisation music scene, will be performing the music of Sun Ra in celebration of his 100th birthday.
April 22 - California State University, Dominguez Hills (Dominguez Hills, CA)
May 22 - Grand Star Jazz Club (Downtown Los Angeles, CA)
In case you missed the Vogel / Saxon Duo’s performance on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 you can listen to the podcast here.
Duo starts playing at the 11:40 mark.
Alexander Vogel: tenor and soprano saxophone
Jonathan Saxon: drum set, percussion, qarkabeb, mbira, and electronics
Vogel / Saxon Duo performing John Coltrane’s “Venus.”
Live at Gatsby Books & Music.
Long Beach, CA.
October 5, 2013.