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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)





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