On-Demand: Rova Saxophone Quartet

On-Demand: Rova Saxophone Quartet

Rova Saxophone Quartet

Member Price: $4.99

Non-Member Price: $9.99

Exploratory Ensemble

ON-DEMAND • NOV 24 - FEB 23, 2022 

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A treasured Bay Area ensemble whose connection to SFJAZZ goes back to the second Jazz in the City festival in 1984, the Rova Saxophone Quartet has consistently explored the fertile territory at the edges of composition and improvisation. Since their formation in 1978, the group has been both a generator of stimulating new compositions from members Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, and Jon Raskin and a workshop for collaboration with many the visionary composers of the 20th and 21st century including Anthony Braxton, Alvin Curran, John Zorn, Steve Lacy, Terry Riley, Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, Fred Frith, Nels Cline, Henry Kaiser, and Carla Kihlstedt, among others.

Rova returns for the first time since their January 2017 performance of their groundbreaking extended ensemble work Electric Ascension, conceived by tenor saxophonist Ochs as a radical interpretation and expansion of John Coltrane’s 1965 watershed composition Ascensionwith guests Trey Spruance, Zeena Parkins, Fred Frith, and Gino Robair.

Bitter Like Ginger
 Steve Adams
The Enumeration Steve Adams
After The Rain John Coltrane
Radar Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Steve Adams, Bruce Ackley
Improviso 3 Steve Adams
Those who… Steve Adams

Bruce Ackley
 soprano saxophone
Steve Adams alto saxophone
Larry Ochs tenor saxophone
Jon Raskin baritone saxophone


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