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08/21/2019: with Bobby Bradford Sextet, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Library

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
at 7:30 PM

Santa Monica Public Library
Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Free Event



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Los Angeles jazz legend Bobby Bradford brings an all-star band to the Library for a set of original music.
Since the 1960s he has worked steadily as a leader and collaborated with artists including Ornette Coleman, John Carter, Vinny Golia, David Murray, Nels Cline, Mark Dresser, and many more.
At 85, his chops and imagination continue to be admired by players of all ages.His sextet represents three generations of the LA musical underground. Keyboardist Don Preston is Bradford’s contemporary. In 1971, when Bradford recorded the classic LP “Science Fiction” with Ornette Coleman, Preston played on Frank Zappa’s “Fillmore East – June 1971,” Carla Bley’s “Escalator Over the Hill,” and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Some Time in New York City.”
Vinny Golia (reeds) and William Roper (tuba) came up in the 1970s-80s, and have created major bodies of work as soloists, leaders, collaborators, and sidemen for everyone from Anthony Braxton and Horace Tapscott to Elton John and Patti Smith. Dave Tranchina (bass) and Tina Raymond (drums) both attended CalArts, where Golia teaches, and both appear on Orenda Records, one of LA’s hottest indie jazz labels, as leaders and accompanists, frequently as a team.
Admission is free.