As part of a series of Bay Area tributes to the late soprano sax specialist and innovator,Â Steve Lacy, we’ll present an exciting two set concert offering aspects of Lacyâ€™s work from widely-separated periods of his career:Â Tips, a cycle of songs he wrote based onÂ Georges BraqueÂ aphorisms; and a quartet set inspired by his 1966 ESP-Disk free jazz outing,Â The Forest and the Zoo.
Bruce AckleyÂ (soprano sax), along withÂ Phillip GreenliefÂ (alto sax) andÂ Aurora JosephsonÂ (soprano voice) performedÂ TipsÂ several times around 2007, and feel compelled to redo it.
ForÂ The Forest and the ZooÂ set Ackley will premiere a new quartet, featuringÂ Lisa MezzacappaÂ (bass),Â Darren JohnstonÂ (trumpet), and the remarkable poet,Â Clark CoolidgeÂ (drums). In between sets, Clark will read from recent work.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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