The Red Room Improvised Music series at Interzone Coffee House, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, presents Jack Wright and Evan Lipson playing free jazz on saxophone and double bass 7 p.m. Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Opening the evening will be Kevin Van Walk followed by Dana Reason.
Wright, 75, is a saxophone extremist, dedicated to free playing since 1979. Described 20 years ago as an "undergrounder by design," he is a veteran improviser based mainly in Philadelphia. He has played mostly on tour through the US and Europe since the early 80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations.
Lipson most frequently tours with Roughhousing (including Zach Darrup and Jack Wright). He is also active with Who's Your Daddy? featuring dancer Cilla Vee/Claire Elizabeth Barratt and guitarist Davey Williams.
Van Walk is an Oregon-based drummer/percussionist and co-founder of post-jazz minimalist collaborative The Van Meyers. His musical collaborations continue in creating live, spontaneous composition soundtracks for silent films with musician Justin Schepige.
Reason is a pianist and coordinator of contemporary music and research at Oregon state University.
The night will end with a group performance.
This is an all-ages show. There is a suggested donation of $10, though no one will be turned away.