AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: March 22, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Thunderbird Cafe
Street: 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville
City/Town: Pittsburgh PA 15201
Website or Map: http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Manny Theiner
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2015
West Coast avantjazz & klezmer pioneer, former leader of the New Klezmer Trio, hasn't been in Pittsburgh since 1996 (Jews With Horns tour @ Rodef). Rare appearance!
BEN GOLDBERG TRIO
Sun March 22 8 pm $16 adv/$20 door
Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler St, Lawrenceville
tickets on sale now at: Sound Cat Records, Caliban Books, Dave's Music Mine, Acoustic Music Works.
Online tix at http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net
Named the #1 rising clarinetist in the 2011 Downbeat Critics Poll, San Francisco-area musician Ben Goldberg has been around for much longer. He was a member of famed
Berkeley klezmer revivalists The Klezmorim (who had releases on important folk labels such as Arhoolie and Flying Fish). With Dan Seamans and Kenny Wollesen (of John Zorn's Masada) he formed the New Klezmer Trio, right in the thick of the Radical Jewish Culture movement, and released three CDs on Zorn's Tzadik label with that group in the '90s (they also reconvened in 2009 with Greg Cohen on bass).
With musical heroes such as Steve Lacy, Thelonious Monk and Joe Lovano, Goldberg also emphasizes a strongly forward-thinking approach to jazz. His trio recording "Plays Monk" won an award in Downbeat in 2007. He has a long-running quartet called Tin Hat which includes Mark Orton and Carla Kihlstedt (of prog-rockers Sleepytime Gorilla Museum). Goldberg has also collaborated on recordings with the likes of Myra Melford, Larry Ochs (ROVA), Marty Ehrlich, Miya Masaoka,Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantomas) and others on labels such as Tzadik, Cryptogramophone, Knitting Factory, Ryko, Victo, Music & Arts and Songlines, as well as his own label BAG.
Goldberg's latest releases include "Short Sighted Dream Colossus" (with John Dietrich and Scott Amendola), "Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues" (including Joshua Redman and Ches Smith), and "Unfold Ordinary Mind" (featuring Nels Cline of Wilco, and Ellery Eskelin). He's also received composer commissions from San Francisco's De Young Museum and Friends of Chamber Music, and a grant from Chamber Music America.