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Music & Performance

Myra Melford, Marty Ehrlich, and Trio M

Thursday Jan 24, 2008 7:00 PM This is a past program
A double CD-release event, the Marty Ehrlich/Myra Melford Duo celebrates its Palmetto release, Spark, and Trio M (Melford, Mark Dresser, and Matt Wilson) plays compositions from its new Crytogramophone album Big Picture. Marty Ehrlich joins Trio M for a special musical collaboration.

Mark Dresser rose to prominence playing with Anthony Braxton’s legendary quartet and has since performed and recorded with some of the strongest players in contemporary music including Bobby Bradford, Anthony Davis, Fred Frith, Diamanda Galas, and John Zorn, among many others. 

Equally fluent on clarinet, saxophone, and flute, Marty Ehrlich has been hailed as “one of the most formidable multi-instrumentalists since Eric Dolphy...the jazz dream musician” (The Village Voice). In 2004, Ehrlich was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Composition.

Composer and bandleader Myra Melford is currently involved with the electro-acoustic Be Bread, the cooperative duo with Marty Ehrlich, and the collective Trio M. Melford is an Assistant Professor of Improvisation and Composition in the Music Department, University of California, Berkeley.

Flexible, subtle drummer Matt Wilson gained a strong reputation with his debut recording as a leader, a 1996 set for Palmetto that prominently features tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman. 


Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, Ann and Jerry Moss, and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee. Hammer lectures are supported in part, by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.