Within the universe of sound lies the interstellar sound-space called improvised music. From within this interstellar space , comes the interplanetary space, where the sonic energies of Cleaver, Cline and Ochs mind-meld for each unique concert by these three unpredictable music-makers. This concert marks the end of a six-city tour and attendees should expect the music to be focused and energized. Know that these sound explorers – veterans of decades of improvised music – will be doing their utmost to raise the bandstand, and you with it.
Guitar explorer Nels Cline is best known these days as the lead guitarist in the band Wilco. His recording and performing career – spanning jazz, rock, punk and experimental – is well into its fourth decade, with over 200 recordings.
Larry Ochs (saxophones) is best known as a founder of the Rova Sax Quartet, a San Francisco institution that focused right from the start on the application of improvisational strategies within the context of contemporary compositions.