The East-West Collective
The EAST-WEST COLLECTIVE will commence its première tour of North America on June 14 at the Vision Festival in New York. Sponsored in part by a generous grant from the French American Jazz Exchange, the Collective’s tour continues to Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area (for two concerts and a recording session), Seattle and Vancouver where it will end at the prestigious Vancouver Jazz Festival on June 23. Complete schedule at the end of this rap.The artistic goal of The East-West Collective is to combine… Show more
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The East-West Collective was created by cellist Didier Petit during the French May Festival in Hong Kong in 2005, but as a trio, and that trio has toured every year since that first meeting in continental China.
Sylvain Kassap is one of the major figures in jazz and improvised music since the end of the seventies in France, and has long been active in modern and contemporary music in France. He has developed his own personal style, and has played with Michel Portal, Barre Philips, Evan Parker, Sam Rivers and others, and recorded nearly 20 albums as leader or co-leader....
Saxophonist Larry Ochs was born in N.Y.C. in 1949. Although he studied the trumpet a bit, he is most accomplished on the tenor and sopranino saxophones. Ochs has experience in musical production, as well, having founded Metalanguage Records in 1978, and owned and operated northern California's Twelve Stars Studio....
Along with only a handful of other musicians, Miya Masaoka succeeded in introducing the koto to the world of avant-garde music. Based on the West Coast in the early '90s, she first got noticed for her collaborations with Pharoah Sanders, Wadada Leo Smith, and Henry Kaiser, and for highly original mixed media installations and site-specific performances....
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