Events by Year Magic Triangle / Solos & Duos

2017

Anthony Davis / Jason Robinson Duo

OGJB Quartet: Oliver Lake, Graham Haynes, Joe Fonda, and Barry Altschul

Mary Halvorson Reverse Blue

Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook-up

 

2016

Matt Wilson Quartet

Bobby Bradford / Hafez Modrizadeh

Jane Ira Bloom Quartet

Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith Duo

Anthony Davis / Jason Robinson Duo

Marc Ribot
 

2015

Jason Kao Hwang's Burning Bridge  

Ned Rothenberg's Inner Diaspora

Fred Hersch Trio

A Different Planet: William Parker/David Budbill

Quasar: Douglas Ewart/Matthew Shipp/Ni'ja Whitson

Angelica Sanchez | Omar Tamez Duo
 

2014

Matthew Shipp / Darius Jones Duo  

Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble  

Jason Robinson's Janus Ensemble  

Ed Blackwell Tribute: Joe Lovano, Mark Helias, Tom Giapietro  

Mark Dresser

Chicago Underground Duo: Rob Mazurek/Chad Taylor

2013

JD Parran

Craig Harris' "Souls Within The Veil"  

Guy Klucevsek with Todd Reynolds  

Raw Materials: Vijay Iyer/Rudresh Mahanthappa  

Denman Maroney Quintet  

Harrison Bankhead Quartet  

2012

Mark Feldman/Sylvie Courvoisier  

Mary Halvorson/Jessica Pavone  

Peter Brötzmann/Jason Adasiewicz  

Shakers 'N Bakers  

Steve Coleman & Five Elements  

Two Trombone Trios: Ray Anderson & Frank Lacy  

3 Duos: Satoko Fujii/Carla Kihlstedt;Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura and Carla Kihlstedt/ Mathias Bossi  

2011

Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble  

Adam Rudolph and Joseph Bowie  

Mostly Other People Do The Killing  

Günter "Baby" Sommer/ Wadada Leo Smith Duo  

Celestial Septet: Rova Sax Quartet + Nels Cline Singers  

Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society  

James "Blood" Ulmer  

2010

Randy Weston  

Fred Frith  

William Parker and Hamid Drake With Evan Parker  

William Parker and Hamid Drake With Konrad "Conny" Bauer  

William Parker's Raining on the Moon Sextet

Anthony Braxton & Taylor Ho Bynum  

2009

Yusef Lateef/Adam Rudolph Duo  

Three Things to Say: Terry Jenoure, Billy Bang, Charles Burnham pay tribute to Leroy Jenkins  

Kidd Jordan Trio  

Tyshawn Sorey  

Evan Parker/Ned Rothenberg Duo  

2008

Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet  

Nicole Mitchell and Jeff Parker  

Doom Jazz: Bobby Previte/Jamie Saft  

Frank London & Hazonos  

Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures  

The Dave Douglas/Marcus Rojas Duo  

2007

Fred Anderson/Chad Taylor Duo  

Michael Gregory Trio  

Michele Rosewoman and New Yor-Uba  

Warren Smith  

Roswell Rudd/Mark Dresser Duo  

Dakshina Ensemble: Rudresh Mahanthappa  

Roscoe Mitchell Trio  

2006

Cecil Taylor  

James Blood Ulmer  

Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble  

Joe Morris & Daniel Levin Duo  

Joe McPhee  

Instant Composers Pool Orchestra  

2005

The Oliver Lake/Mary Redhouse Duo  

Peter Brötzmann/Nasheet Waits Duo  

Susie Ibarra  

Billy Bang  

Vijer Iyer/Mike Ladb: In What Language?  

Graham Haynes presents Electric Church  

2004

Sun Ra Arkestra  

Bobby Previte & Bump

Joe Fonda: From the Source  

William Parker/Hamid Drake Duo  

Joe & Mat Maneri Duo  

Elliott Sharp  

2003

Charles Tolliver and Music Inc.  

Rashied Ali & Sonny Fortune  

David Murray and the Gwo-Ka Masters  

Alan Silva's Celestrial Communications Orchestra  

Milford Graves  

Sunny Murray & Sabir Mateen  

2002

Uri Caine Ensemble  

Brew: Miya Masaoka/Reggie Workman/Gerry Hemmingway  

William Parker's Curtis Mayfield Project  

Ran Blake  

The Marks Brothers: Mark Dresser/Mark Helias  

Andrew Cyrille  

2001

William Parker and the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra: Rob Brown, Ori Kaplan Charles Waters, Darryl Foster, Dave Sewelson, Alex Lodico, Masahiko Kono, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell Jr., Lewis Barnes, Richard Rodriguez, Dave Hofstra, Shiau-Shu Yu, Leena Conquest, Guillermo E. Brown, Andrew Barker. 

Sam Rivers: Photo 1 | Photo 2

Yusef Lateef/Von Freeman Quintet: Alex Marcelo, Kamal Sabir, Tim Dahl
Photo 1 | Photo 2

2000

Hasidic New Wave: Frank London, Greg Wall, Brad Shepik, Fima Ephron, Aaron Alexander. 

Jemeel Moondoc & the Jus Grew Orchestra: Zane Massey, Michael Marcus, Roy Campbell, Flip Barnes, Steve Swell, Tyrone Hill, Bern Nix, John Voight, Cody Moffett. Performance released as, "Spirit House", Eremite Records 029. Photo 1 | Photo 2

Baikida Carroll Quintet: Erica Lindsay, Adegoke Steve Colson, Pheeroan ak Laff, Michael Formanek.

1999

Reggie Workman's African-American Legacy Project: featuring the Pamela Baskin Watson Singers : Dean Bowman, Ronnie Burrage, Winston Byrd, Vincent Chancey, Jimmy Cozier, Dajud Delgado, Matheew Garrison, John Hicks, Patience Higgins, Stafford Hunter, Aaron Johnson, Zane Massey, Jimmy Owens, Elizabeth Panzer, W. Marshall Sealy, Marcus Strickland, Mark Taylor, Charles Tolliver, Tom Varner, Kiane Zawadi, Miles & Merv Griffith, Cat Henry, Ellen Christi. Photo

"Kidd" Jordan/Fred Anderson Quartet: Hamid Drake, William Parker. Performance released as "2 Days in April" on Eremite Records #MTE0231024. Earned Jazziz and Wire critic's Best of the Year 

Andrew Hill Sextet: Greg Osby, Greg Tardy, Ron Horton, Andy McKee, Billy Drummond.

1998

Frank Lowe Quintet Jack Walrath, Bertha Hope, Steve Neil, Ralph Peterson. Performance released as "Soul Folks", NoMore Records 10. Photo 

Gerry Hemingway Quartet: Ellery Eskelin, Herb Roberston, Michael Formanek.

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Kahil 'El Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, Joseph Bowie, 'Atu' Harold Murray.

1997

Alvin Batiste Quartet: Jim Pryor, Rufus Reid, Herman Jackson. Photo

Mark Helias Quartet: Ellery Eskelin, Andy Laster, Tom Rainey.

Marty Ehrlich Quintet: Tony Malaby, Michael Cain, Michael Formanek, Bobby Previte.

1996

John McLaughlin & Free Spirits: Joey DeFrancesco, Dennis Chambers.

Dave Douglas Sextet: Chris Potter, Josh Roseman, Ethan Iverson, James Genus, Jeff Ballard. Released "Magic Triangle" on Arabesque (1997) #AJ0139, inspired by his UMass performance, his 1st with Chris Potter.

Gary Bartz Quintet: Tom Williams, George Colligan, James King, Greg Bandy.

1995

Andrew Cyrille Quartet: Oliver Lake, Adegoke Steve Colson, Fred Hopkins.

Rodney Kendrick Quartet: Justin Robinson, Tarus Mateen, Taru Alexander.

Tom Varner Quintet: Ed Jackson, Rich Rothenberg, Drew Gress, Bobby Previte.

1994

Hamiet Bluiett Quartet: Ted Dunbar, Clint Houston, Ben Riley.

Michele Rosewoman & Quintessence: Steve Wilson, Tim Warfield, Lonnie Plaxico, Gene Jackson, Eddie Bobe.

Ricky Ford: Hot Brass: Clifton Anderson, Greg Gisbart, Richie Vitale, Danilo Perez, Brian McCree, Alan Dawson.

1993

Mario Pavone Septet: Thomas Chapin, Marty Ehrlich, Peter McEachern, Bill Ware, Peter Madsen, Steve Johns. Released as "Song for Septet" on New World Records / Countercurrents #80452 (recorded the day after the Magic triangle performance with the same personnel).

Sonny Fortune Quartet: Larry Willis, Santi DeBriano, Billy Hart. Photo

Lester Bowie NY Organ Quintet: James Carter, Frank Lacy, Amina Claudine Myers, Don Moye.

1992

David Murray Quartet: John Hicks, Ray Drummond, Tani Tabbal.

Ed Blackwell Trio: Dewey Redman, Cameron Brown. Released as "Walls/Bridges" on Soul Note #120153. Photo

Brian Lynch Quintet: Javon Jackson, David Hazeltine, Christian McBride, Tony Reedus.

1991

Billy Bang Sextet: Ahmed Abdullah, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Thurman Barker, Juni Booth, Zen Matsuura. Photo 1 | Photo 2

Renee Rosnes Quintet: Steve Wilson, Walt Weiskopf, James Genus, Tony Reedus.

Ricky Ford Quartet: George Cables, Reggie Workman, Pete 'LaRocca' Sims.

1990

Steve Turre/Mulgrew Miller/Bob Stewart Trio Photo

Clifford Jordan/Cecil McBee/Roy Haynes Trio Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3

Jack Walrath/Chip Jackson/Jimmy Madison Trio Photo

In the Past!

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