The new Rich Halley 4 CD “Eleven” is available on Pine Eagle Records. "Eleven" features eleven new compositions that showcase the group’s original approach to improvising,
combining freedom, feeling and traditional elements into a seamless whole.
"The set jumps out of the speakers, the excitement is palpable and the shifts into and out of structure raise goosebumps... Eleven is a superb example of
jazz composition and performance of today."
- -Budd Kopman, All About Jazz
"With the captivating “Eleven” Halley hits a high point in his otherwise superlative career. He and his 4, with their original and masterful
explorations, keep the innovative spirit of the free jazz movement alive."
- -Hrayr Attarian, Jazz Times
"Eleven captures this most vital group at the height of their powers. Halley has a big, fat, "bull tenor" saxophone sound
which, in tandem with Vlatkovich's alternately blasting and purring trombone, comprises one of the most formidable front lines in modern jazz today."
- -Dave Wayne, All About Jazz
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)
Outside Ensemble |
Lizard Bros |