Ben Goldberg, clarinetist and composer, currently a member of Tin Hat and an expert on the music of Thelonious Monk and Steve Lacy, will be playing twice in this years SF JAZZ Festival: with Nels Cline's New Monastery on October 29, and with Myra Melford's The Same River Twice on November 4. In between, he speaks with Derk Richardson. He is a distinctive composer as well as a philosopher on improvised music and is sure to discuss these troubled times and the role of the contra alto clarinet.
Official Website: http://rova.org/improv21/
Added by shoister on October 27, 2006