Rich Halley

The new Rich Halley 5 CD “The Outlier” is available on Pine Eagle Records and features Vinny Golia, Michael Vlatkovich, Clyde Reed and Carson Halley. "The Outlier" presents seven new compositions and three group improvisations that showcase the group’s original approach which combines free improvisation, genuine emotion and traditional story telling through sound into a seamless whole.

"There is power, fun, deep groove and intricate interplay galore. Repeated listens only cement this terrific band deeper into the ears and mind."
-Budd Kopman, All About Jazz

"The music that Rich Halley creates sounds "of its time" as well as timeless; perhaps that is because this music is not concerned with genre but with the story the musicians are telling. ."
-Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

"Rich Halley keeps on producing abundantly creative modern jazz firmly grounded in all the great traditions of the music form."
-Victor Aaron, Something Else!

The 2016 Penofin Jazz Festival is on Saturday May 7 in Potter Valley, California. This is the 23rd annual event.

Saturday, May 7

1:00 - Gold Age with Aram Shelton (alto sax, bass clarinet), Mark Clifford (vibes), Safa Shokrai (bass) and Britt Ciampa (drums)
2:15 - Rich Halley 5 with Rich (tenor sax), Vinny Golia (bari sax, bass clarinet), Michael Vlatkovich (trombone), Clyde Reed (bass) and Carson Halley (drums)
3:30 - Matthew Shipp Trio with Matthew (piano), Michael Bisio (bass) and Newman Taylor Baker (drums)
4:45 - James Carney Quartet with James (piano), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), John Hebert (bass) and Mark Ferber (drums)

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