The San Francisco Chronicle called alto saxophonist and World Saxophone Quartet founder Oliver Lake ?a constantly unpredictable explosive force,? adding, ?seeing him play is akin to witnessing a series of short circuits in a high-voltage generator.?
One of the true master improvisers of the last 3 decades reveals the secrets of his compositions and solo performance work and discusses his use of spoken word as an integral component of his compositions. A Guggenheim Fellow and remarkable educator, Oliver Lake is a pioneer of American Music- from Jazz to Hip Hop to Interdisciplinary Improvisation. Oliver joins us just before his SFJAZZ Festival concert with The World Saxophone Quartet on October 20.
Added by potrerohillsf on October 16, 2005