June 2007

Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennet Hall (UPenn)34th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission
Sponsored by:
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 8:00pm

Buffalo Collision

Tim Berne, alto saxophone
Ethan Iverson, piano
Mat Maneri, viola
David King, drums

Pianist Ethan Iverson's classically informed writing and playing claims influences as disparate as Stravinsky and Ornette Coleman. Best known as a member The Bad Plus, the Wisconsin-raised Iverson displayed great potential at a young age. In 1991, he relocated to New York, eventually beginning private studies with Fred Hersch and Sofia Rosoff. He made his recording debut in 1993 at age 20 with School Work, a disc which featured tenor saxophone giant Dewey Redman. Iverson has since worked extensively with Reid Anderson, Mark Turner, Bill McHenry, and Patrick Zimmerli, among others. In addition, he has served as musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group, and in that capacity has performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Yo Yo Ma. In 1998, Iverson's trio released Construction Zone (Originals) and Deconstruction Zone (Standards) in tandem, with the latter being hailed by a New York Times critic as a top-ten pick for that year.

Mat Maneri was born in Brooklyn in 1969 and first began playing improvised music with his father, the inventive jazz saxophonist/clarinettist and microtonal composer/theorist Joe Maneri. Mat has appeared on five albums with Joe for ECM (Three Men Walking, In Full Cry, Blessed, Tales of Rohnlief and Angles of Repose, the last two also featuring Barre Phillips), and also has a solo violin album, Trinity on the label. Other musicians with whom he has played recently include Cecil Taylor, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian, and Tomasz Stanko. Synthesising influences from Miles Davis and John Coltrane and from baroque music to Elliott Carter via the Sch├Ânberg/Berg/Webern Vienna School, Mat Maneri has become a uniquely expressive player. He continues to lead a number of bands of his own.