The Coltrane Project: Ascension 40th AnniversaryPresented by SFJAZZ
Orkestrova with Rova Sax Quartet, Nels Cline, Fred Frith, Carla Kihlstedt, Ikue Mori, Otomo Yoshihide & others
Sunday, March 27 7pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon (at Bay), San Francisco
Famed for its monumental scale and raw emotional power, John Coltrane's Ascension turns 40 in electrifying style in this performance by a dream team of master improvisers led by the Rova Saxophone Quartet, one of the most significant ensembles of its kind (Chicago Tribune). Click here to read a review of Orkestrova's 2003 performance of Ascension.Joining Rova in the expanded Orkestrova ensemble are special guests Otomo Yoshihide, direct from Tokyo, the leader of legendary avant-rock group Ground Zero; Japanese-born electronics- artist Ikue Mori, a stalwart of New York¹s Downtown scene and frequent performer with the likes of John Zorn and Arto Lindsay; and L.A.-based electric guitar firebrand Nels Cline, now lead guitarist for Wilco as well as leader of his own Nels Cline Singers. Also appearing are the great British-born guitar experimentalist Fred Frith, a founder of the classic '60s-'70s band Henry Cow, and a veteran of John Zorn's Naked City; violin virtuosa Carla Kihlstedt, a member of the celebrated Tin Hat Trio and Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum, as well as a collaborator of John Zorn, Tom Waits, Roscoe Mitchell, and others; electronics master Chris Brown, whose vast performing and recording credits include work with Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Marilyn Crispell, Dave Douglas, and John Zorn; Oakland master drummer Don Robinson, long-time associate of the late Glenn Spearman as well as accompanist for the likes of Oliver Lake, Cecil Taylor, Paul Plimley, and Larry Ochs; and rising-star violinist Jenny Scheinman, whose credits include work with Bill Frisell, John Zorn and Cecil Taylor, as well as her second album on Tzadik, Shalagaster.
Fuente: Roberto Barahona, purojazz...