Playing a very special show, joined by the formidable rhythm section of Olie Brice (bass) and Jeff Williams (drums), we welcome sax supremo Tony Malaby.
Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Tony Malaby has been permanently based in New York since 1995 and has been a member of many notable jazz groups including Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra, Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, Mark Helias’ Open Loose, Fred Hersch’s quintet and Walt Whitman project, Michell Portal’s Birdwatcher, various projects with Daniel Humair and bands led by Mario Pavone, Tim Berne, Chris Lightcap, Kris Davis, Angelica Sanchez, Michael Attias and Marty Ehrlich.
His debut cd “Sabino” (Arabesque) made the NY Times and Philadelphia City Paper’s top ten jazz lists for 2000. He has a brand new release: “Tamarindo” with bassist William Parker and Nasheet Waits on drums. It is available on the Clean Feed label. His other releases include: “Adobe” available on Sunnyside in the US, featuring Drew Gress and Paul Motian; “Apparitions” on the Songlines label featuring Tom Rainey, Mike Sarin, and Drew Gress; and “Alive in Brooklyn Vol. 1 andVol. 2” featuring Angelica Sanchez and Tom Rainey.
Tony leads several projects of his own including: APPARITIONS featuring: Drew Gress, Tom Rainey and Mike Sarin. The Tony Malaby CELLO TRIO, featuring Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and percussionist John Hollenbeck. The quartet PALOMA RECIO (Loud Dove) with Ben Monder, Eivind Opsvik and Nashhet Waits. The trio TAMARINDO featuring bassist William Parker and Nasheet Waits on drums. Tony co-leads the Malaby Sanchez Rainey Trio
Olie Brice is a jazz and improv double bassist, based in London. He leads and composes for The Olie Brice Quartet, featuring Mark Hanslip (tenor), Alex Bonney (trumpet) and Jeff Williams (drums). This band sometimes becomes a quintet with the addition of Waclaw Zimpel (clarinet). Olie’s involved in several collaborative projects, including:
Riverloam Trio – (Mikolaj Trzaska – alto sax, bass clarinet and Mark Sanders – drums)
BABs (James Allsopp – bass clarinet, Alex Bonney – laptop)
Catatumbo (trio with Ingrid Laubrock – tenor and Javier Carmona – drums)
Duo with Neil Metcalfe – flute
Trio with Alex Ward – clarinet and Steve Noble – drums
Trio with Dave Birchall – guitar and Phillip Marks – drums
For the last several years Jeff has been dividing his time between New York and London.
Jeff has also been performing with his UK Quintet featuring Finn Peters-alto saxophone and flute, Josh Arcoleo-tenor saxophone, Phil Robson-guitar and Sam Lasserson-bass. Recent appearances have included the London Jazz Festival at the Green Note (2011, 2012, 2013) and the Vortex Jazz Club with pianist Kit Downes added. The Quintet performs at The Amazonas Jazz Festival in Manaus, Brazil on July 26, 2013.