Improvisations for soprano saxophone and a wide-ranging percussion setup.
Michel Doneda, like U.S. ex-pat to France soprano player Steve Lacy, used jazz as the jumping off point, developing proprietary techniques not appearing on the college jazz department radar screens. Doneda’s improvisations have been refined and defined as his, post-Coltrane, Lacy, Rivers, etc. soprano lineage by an Inspector Gadget arm’s length.
Tatsuya Nakatani’s anomalies are positives: he bows to folk traditions as he’s setting up to smash them down. His previous Orlando concerts- performed on a modified drum set, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls and various metal objects- are able to be taken as storytelling and ritual to stone-silent audiences.
Sliding scale cash donation. All ages are welcome.