A look inside The Jazz Gallery

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 Tony Malaby always has something new up his sleeve. Since he moved to New York from Arizona in 1995, the saxophonist has established himself as one of New York’s most adventurous improvisers, both with his own groups and through appearances with Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra, Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, Mark Helias’ Open Loose, Fred Hersch Quintet, among others.

Tony has performed here innumerable times in the past. His last appearance here, with his octet, Novela (the album of the same title is available via Clean Feed), was reviewed by Nate Chinen in The New York Times, who writes, “The tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby has a burly but beseeching tone, and in his own bands he often pushes toward an amiable ruckus.” We hope you will join us in welcome him back in a new configuration – with the pianist Joachim Herman, the bassist Clemens non Papa, and the drummer Flin Van Hemmen – on Friday night.

Watch a video from one of Tony’s prior concerts here, featuring PALOMA RECIO, a band including the guitarist Ben Monder, the bassist Eivind Opsvik, and the drummer Nasheet Waits.