John Douglas Surman (born 30 August 1944) is an English jazz saxophone, bass clarinet and synthesizer player, and composer of free jazz and modal jazz, often using themes from folk music as a basis. He has also composed and performed much music for dance performances and film soundtracks.
Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is a Grammy Award-winning American jazz saxophonist.
Saxophonist Ornette Coleman once described him as “probably the best tenor player in the world”. Emerging from John Coltrane’s groups of the mid-1960s Sanders is known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone, as well as his use of “sheets of sound.” Sanders is an important figure in the development of free jazz; Albert Ayler famously said: “Trane was the Father, Pharoah was the Son, I am the Holy Ghost.”
Archie Shepp (born May 24, 1937) is a prominent African-American jazz saxophonist. Shepp is best known for his passionately Afrocentric music of the late 1960s, which focused on highlighting the injustices faced by African Americans, as well as for his work with the New York Contemporary Five, Horace Parlan, and his collaborations with his “New Thing” contemporaries, most notably Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane.
Jeanne Lee (January 29, 1939 – October 25, 2000) was an American jazz singer, poet and composer. Best known for a wide range of vocal styles she mastered, Lee collaborated with numerous distinguished composers and performers who included Gunter Hampel, Ran Blake, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Mal Waldron, and many others.
Matthew Shipp – KorgTriton Pro X (string pads)
William Parker – bass / Guillermo E. Brown – drums
Mat Maneri – viola / Daniel Bernard Roumain – violin
Jeanne Lee – Vocals
Jack Gregg – Bass
Allan Praskin & Perry Robinson – Clarinet
Mark Whitecage – Alto Clarinet
Steve McCall – Drums
Gunter Hampel – Flute, Piano, Vibraphone, Clarinet Alto & Bass
Sam Rivers – Saxophone Soprano & Tenor, Flute
Marty Cook – Trombone