Free Rein, a performance at OPCM on April 3, 2009
This is one of 8 performances recorded on the evening of April 3, 2009, to be posted to this and the main OPCM site.
All video/aditing by mxxx palmer.
From the official announcment:
First Fridays: Monthly at OPCM
[Oakland Public Conservatory of Music]
OPEN STAGE & OPEN MIKE!
Friday, APRIL 3, 2009
[Guest artists:India Cooke & Eddie Gale]
Open to all musicians who embrace the sounds and spirit of Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Cage, India Cooke, Roscoe Mitchell, Pharoah Sanders, Eddie Gale, Albert Ayler, Elvin Jones and so many others.
Open also to vocalists, dancers, artists, photographers, poets, and others who want to join in/with the music.
All sessions 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Host: Bill Crossman, pianist & member OPCM Faculty
Musicians sign up for 10-minute slots onstage and perform as they wish: solo, with their own ensemble, or by selecting other musicians in the room, creating multiple opportunities for each musician to perform. A piano, guitar amp, and trap drum kit will be available. Admission $5.(16 yrs./under free).
Oakland Public Conservatory of Music
1616 Franklin St Oakland (by 19th & Broadway BART)
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