Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Addition (formerly Yoshi's San Francisco)
San Francisco, CA

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The Addition (formerly Yoshi's San Francisco)
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Phone: (415) 655-5600
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Didier Petit cello (and founder of the band) Xu Fengxia guzheng, voice Sylvain Kassap bassclarinet Miya Masaoka koto Larry Ochs tenor & sopranino saxophones The EAST-WEST COLLECTIVE will commence its première tour of North America on June 14 at the Vision Festival in New York. Sponsored in part by a generous grant from the French American Jazz Exchange, the Collective’s tour continues to Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area (for two concerts and a recording session), Seattle and Vancouver where it will end at the prestigious Vancouver Jazz Festival on June 23. Complete schedule at the end of this rap. The artistic goal of The East-West Collective is to combine the contemporary sounds and forms of new jazz with the traditional sounds and sense of time and duration developed over centuries in Eastern music; all blended into a unique musical universe, rife with contemporary improvisational influences and forms. "East West Collective" completed (April 2012) a successful first meeting in France that included four well-received concerts. These first concerts and rehearsals in France were used to explore compositional affinities and improvisational tendencies, and for getting to know each other musically, since band members represent many diverse cultures and languages. The plan now: to solidly establish East-West music as it is conceived in this configuration, with tours in USA and Europe in 2013. The quintet consists of musicians from France, China and the USA. Larry Ochs (saxophones), Didier Petit (cello) Sylvain Kassap (clarinets), Xu Fengxia (Chinese guzheng; voice) and Miya Masaoka (Japanese koto). We feel that the music we are beginning to develop seeks to retain the integrity of each player's sound and background while integrating the various aspects of sound, timbre, and orchestration of the instruments into a special collective sound-world. The particular sounds of Eastern instruments, and particular traditions of Japan and China, and the European classical instruments of the cello and clarinets, an
Ticket Price: $18
Door Time:7:30pm
Show Time:8:00pm
Ages:All Ages

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