• Aug 20 2015 | 9:00 pm

    Tone Road Ramblers

    $10
    Celebrating 35 years of creative explorations together, the Ramblers ride into town with horns and toys a-blazin’. Tone Road Ramblers has had annual residencies at the Ragdale Foundation for more than 20 years, and gave its first concert in April 1981 in New York City on the Roulette series.

John Fonville – flutes
Eric Mandat – clarinets
Ray Sasaki – trumpet
Morgan Powell – trombone
Jim Staley – trombone

 

w/special guests Howie Smith – saxophones, Armand Beaudoin – bass

 

The musical materials of Tone Road Ramblers are inclusive and diverse: from extended techniques, toys and unusual sound sources, and microtonality, and from the musical traditions of jazz, world music and the Western avant-garde. The motivation to form and develop this unique ensemble was and remains to find a collaborative music that reaches for a broad range of human experiences and ideas. Tone Road Ramblers has had annual residencies at the Ragdale Foundation for more than 20 years, where the group meets to rehearse new works, improvise, eat, drink, laugh, hang out, and share stories and personal histories. The result is a music of respect, love and exploration. Tone Road Ramblers gave its first concert in April 1981 in New York City on the Roulette series. Since then the group has concertized throughout the US and has recorded many albums.

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