Improvisations No. 1


Location: Pasadena Community Arts Center, Los Robles and Green, Pasadena

Day: Monday


This evening's films are from the personal collection of Mark Cantor. Guest speaker Bobby Bradform is a distinguished jazz musician and a music history and performance teacher at Pasadena City College. Bradford moved to Los Angeles from Texas in 1953 and began playing regularly with Wardell Gray, Gerald Wilson and Eric Dolphy. He came to the attention of jazz public in the early 1960's when he joined Ornette Coleman's group, which included Eddie Blackwell or Charles Moffett on drums and Jimmy Garrison on bass. Bobby (who plays cornet, trumpet and fluegelhorn) has recorded under hiso own name for Revelation and Emanem Records and was featured in Ornette Coleman's 1971 Science Fiction album on Columbia. A resident of Altadena, Bobby can be heard regularly with his 'Extet' at the Little Big Horn, an informal jazz workshop/club which he opened last year at 34 N. Mentor in Pasadena. Jam sessions are held there Thursday evenings at 8pm and Sunday afternoons at 4pm.Program notes written by Mark Cantor.
[Source: Filmforum program notes, 2/14/1977. More information available]