Mike Clark & Michael Zilber
Mike Clark & Michael Zilber
Mike Drop

Mike Clark & Michael Zilber

NOV 11-14 | Saxophonists & Composers

Nov 11, 2021
Joe Henderson Lab
ThuNov 11
7:00 PM

$25

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ThuNov 11
8:30 PM

$25

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A pair of modern masters with deep Bay Area ties brings a new quartet project to perform music from their new Sunnyside album.

Inextricably tied to the Headhunters, drummer Mike Clark is a funk legend whose beats for Herbie Hancock’s hugely influential mid-70s band have been endlessly sampled. But long before he brought East Bay grease into the keyboardist’s pioneering combo, Clark was a Philly Joe Jones-idolizing jazz cat who came up on the 1960s Bay Area jazz scene playing bebop.

On the recent Sunnyside album he co-leads with East Bay saxophonist Michael Zilber, Mike Drop, Clark swings with old-school power and precision on a rich repertoire of tunes by the likes of McCoy Tyner, Duke Pearson, Wayne Shorter and Thelonious Monk, and several sharp originals contributed by Zilber.

Described as “one of the best players and composers around anywhere!” by saxophone great and 2011 NEA Jazz Master David Liebman, the Vancouver-born Zilber is a sublimely gifted instrumentalist who has led or co-led eleven albums and worked with an impressive list of fellow masters including Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Steve Smith, and Miroslav Vitous, among others.

For these shows, like on the album, they’re joined by two of the Bay Area’s most formidable accompanists, bassist Peter Barshay and pianist Matt Clark.

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On the recent Sunnyside album he co-leads with East Bay saxophonist Michael Zilber, Mike Drop, Clark swings with old-school power and precision on a rich repertoire of tunes by the likes of McCoy Tyner, Duke Pearson, Wayne Shorter and Thelonious Monk.

Zilber is one of the true masters of the modern jazz saxophone, his prodigious talents evidenced by his recordings and live performances are truth.

All About Jazz

Zilber is one of the true masters of the modern jazz saxophone, his prodigious talents evidenced by his recordings and live performances are truth.

All About Jazz

Personnel

Mike Clark drums
Michael Zilber tenor saxophone
Matt Clark piano
Peter Barshay bass

He’s a great jazz drummer—and he hasn’t lost any of the stuff that he brought from Oakland. So now he’s totally free to do both, and he does.

Herbie Hancock on Mike Clark

Personnel

Mike Clark drums
Michael Zilber tenor saxophone
Matt Clark piano
Peter Barshay bass

He’s a great jazz drummer—and he hasn’t lost any of the stuff that he brought from Oakland. So now he’s totally free to do both, and he does.

Herbie Hancock on Mike Clark

Listen

Mike Clark & Michael Zilber

Sonny Monk (If I Were A)

Mike Clark & Michael Zilber

Passion Dance

Mike Clark & Michael Zilber

Sonny Monk (If I Were A)

Mike Clark & Michael Zilber

Passion Dance

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