Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny, Ornettology Side One

Ivy Room Presents

Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny, Ornettology Side One

Wed · August 9, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny with Dirty Snacks Ensemble
Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny with Dirty Snacks Ensemble
Ivy Room Improv/Experimental Hootenanny and Social Club.

9pm doors
9:30pm Ushi-matsuri Ritual marking the day Al Gore conceded (oops!) the presidential election
9:35pm Dirty Snacks Ensemble

Oakland-based vibraphonist/composer Mark Clifford kicks off a three-month mini-residency featuring his Dirty Snacks Ensemble. In composing for the ensemble, Clifford pays homage to his many musical influences which run the gamut from Kool Keith to Bela Bartok, and finds the balance among long form compositional structures, free improvisation, and short ditties while still maintaining musical freedom for his immensely talented ensemble. Speaking of which, the line-up for this show includes:

Mark Clifford – Vibraphone, composition, electronics
Andrew Maguire – Drums
Bob Ladue – Percussion and guitar
Crystal Pascucci – cello
John McCowen – Clarinet
Scott Brown – Bass
Patrick Roth – Vocals and percussion
Steve Blum – Keyboard

The Dirty Snacks Ensemble released their first full length record Tidy Universe (Recollect Records) in June of 2016, and will be releasing a follow up album of rarities and basement recordings, Another Man’s Treasure.

About Mark Clifford
Mark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist living in Oakland, California. A much sought after performer and improviser, Clifford is equally involved in free improvisation, new music, jazz, and rock; he is involved in multiple projects in the Bay Area and nationally. His performance experience spans worldwide; he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of esteemed contemporaries, including: Jeff Parker, Kjell Nordeson, Ches Smith, Joan La Barbara, Aram Shelton, Colin Stranahan, Ron Miles, Scott Amendola, Tatsuya Nakatani, Danny Meyer, Lisa Mezzacappa, So Percussion, Oakland Active Orchestra, and has served as a percussionist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Myles Boisen's Ornettology Side One
Myles Boisen's Ornettology Side One
About Ornettology:

Ornettology is a portable big band with a 5-year history of interpreting the music of alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman. The group is made up of a "who's who" of the Bay Area jazz and improv scenes, with players from Rova Sax Quartet, Club Foot Orchestra, Orchestra Nostalgico, Broken Shadows, Glorious Ravage, Lost Trio and many more. Ornettology explores all phases of the Ornette legacy, from the poignant melodies of the early 60's through the wild group improvisation of the 1970's, and beyond the disco jitter of the 1980's Prime Time years.

Featuring Steve Adams (sax), Vijay Anderson (drums), Myles Boisen (guitar), John Finkbeiner (guitar), Phillip Greenlief (sax), Darren Johnston (trumpet), Lisa Mezzacappa (bass)

About Myles Boisen:

Leader Myles Boisen is a guitarist, composer, and record producer who first came to prominence in the Bay Area when performing with John Zorn's Cobra and the Rova Sax Quartet. This appearance led to the formation of the Splatter Trio, a restlessly creative group that melded jazz and improv with an assaultive, punk spirit, and also spawned ground-breaking tributes to Anthony Braxton, Sun Ra, and Miles Davis. Along the way, Myles has played or recorded with Nina Hagen, Tom Waits, Fred Frith, director David Lynch, and many more.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706