ORNETTE!: A Tribute to Ornette Coleman

Sunday, October 25, 2015 — 12:00 AM
Tickets: Afternoon Films: $5 General, $3 Members; Evening Music: $12 General, $8 Members
Tickets available at the door only


3 of the Bay Area’s most daring improvisers — John Ingle, Joe Lasqo, and Aram Shelton, lead special ensembles for a concert featuring the music of Ornette Coleman — with bonus matinée of Ornette Coleman films.

 Films (2:30pm matinée): Ornette: Skies of America (dir. Shirley Clark). 85 min. & Moffett, David, and Ornette (dir. Dick Fontaine). 26 minutes.

These acclaimed documentaries show this unique innovator in a wide variety of performances, situations, and moods. 

Shirley Clarke’s 1985 Ornette: Made in America includes footage of Coleman performing in New York, Fort Worth, & Morocco, and includes interviews with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman, Yoko Ono (小野洋子), William S. Burroughs, and many others.  Dick Fontaine’s 1966 short Moffett, David, and Ornette shows the Charles Moffett, David Izenzon, & Ornette Coleman working through a frustrating recording session in Paris. 

Set 1: Ingle / Nordeson Duo (John Ingle: sax, Kjell Nordeson: percussion) sax/percussion pas de deux in hyperspace

Set 2: Aram Shelton’s Marches (Aram Shelton: alto sax, Cory Wright: tenor sax, Steve Blum: piano, Safa Shokrai: bass, Britt Ciampa: drums, Jordan Glenn: drums) — double sax double / double drum power in action
Set 3: Tomorrow Is The Meta-Body (Lisle Ellis: bass, Darren Johnston: trumpet, Joe Lasqo: piano | laptop | objects, Donald Robinson: drums)réprise of bass/piano dialog from Ellis’ Ornette Coleman Songbook (Downbeat ✰✰✰✰✰), now expanded with trumpet, drums, and laptop.