The group picks the work of a jazz composer's top study every year, and for 2004 it was Ornette Coleman. There are three of his compositions on this release, along with works by bandmembers. The Coleman tunes are revelatory with brilliant work by the two saxophonists.
Founded by SFJAZZ in 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective is a leaderless group and a democratic composer’s workshop that represents what’s happening now in jazz. The SFJAZZ Collective has gone though numerous line up changes over the years and has featured Bobby Hutcherson, Joshua Redman, Miguel Zenón, Robin Eubanks, Eric Harland, Mark Turner, Matt Penman, Avishai Cohen, Sean Jones, Andre Hayward, Stefon Harris, Dave Douglas, Nicholas Payton, Joe Lovano, Josh Roseman, Renee Rosnes, Jeff Ballard, Robert Hurst, Brian Blade and others.
On Real Jazz Sirius XM 67. Sfjazz collective radio. Led by Marshall Allen, the legacy of Afrofuturism pioneer Sun Ra continues with the Arkestra performing a fusion of big band swing with psyched-out jazz, the blues, electronics, and African musical traditions while establishing a singular visual style that combined futuristic concepts with ancient Egyptian iconography . The superman of the Bay Area jazz scene. AUG 1–4. Gregory Porter.
The SF Jazz Collective continues to march on, this time focusing on John Coltrane. The opener, "Moment's Notice" is a barnstormer, followed by another Coltrane song, "Naima". Bobby Hutcherson's vibe solo is the centerpiece of the song. If there is one aspect of the album that disappoints it's that there is not a more prominent part for Isaac Smith's wonderfully fluid trombone playing (however he's been replaced by Andre Hayward for the forthcoming tour) but otherwise this is a recording for which I run out superlatives. Two final thoughts - the album is 'live' and the performances must. have been astounding. This album is a very good example of live modern jazz. All the players are in great form, especially Nicholas Peyton. He is a great jazz trumpeter.
SFJAZZ Collective - Inaugural Season Live 2004 - Originals Compositions And Works By Ornette Coleman (SFJAZZ Records 2050107000250). Nicholas Payton, trumpet; Josh Roseman, trombone; Miguel Zenon, alto sax, flute; Joshua Redman, tenor, soprano sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes, marimba; Renee Rosnes, piano; Robert Hurst, bass; Brian Blade, drums. SFJAZZ Collective (Nonesuch 79866-2).
The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest at work in jazz today. Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ in San Francisco, the Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene. The new SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco is the Collective’s home base. The current octet is a burnished international ensemble comprising alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman and.