Playing together – when schedules permit -since 2010, Larry Ochs and Aram Shelton have developed an exciting repertoire of compositions for improvising musicians, probably most often associated with the avant-jazz world of music. Performing with the 2 Bay Area saxophonists are two musicians currently based in San Diego, but with very distinctive backgrounds. Bassist Mark Dresser has been performing with cutting edge improvising musicians since the 1970’s, best known for his long stint with Anthony Braxton’s classic quartet of the 1980’s and ‘90’s including himself, Braxton, Marilyn Crispell and Gerry Hemingway. Kjell Nordeson is originally from Sweden; his earliest group was formed in 1986 with the now well-known saxophoniat Mats Gustafsson. Since then he has performed with, among others: Peter Brötzmann, Barry Guy, Joe Morris, Rova Sax Quartet, William Parker, Paul Rutherford, Gerry Hemingway, Frank Gratkowski and Stefano Scodanibbio.