Ben Goldberg

Thursday, December 7, 2006. 8:30 pm

 

Ben Goldberg at Roulette 2006

Ben Goldberg

Thursday, December 7, 2006. 8:30 pm

Clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg presents new works for quintet and pieces from his recent CD, the door, the hat, the chair, the fact (Cryptogramophone.) The recording and tonight’s program feature a set of compositions dedicated to Steve Lacy, with whom Goldberg studied and worked closely. Dubbed “one of the greatest clarinetists I’ve ever heard” by John Zorn, Goldberg’s New Klezmer Trio “kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music” (San Francisco Chronicle.) He currently works the Tin Hat Trio, the Myra Melford Quintet and the trio, Plays Monk. A leading figure in “Radical Jewish Music,” Goldberg has played with everyone from George Lewis to Masada to Alvin Curran. Tonight with Carla Kihlstedt (violin,) Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone,) Trevor Dunn (bass) and Ches Smith (drums.)