Space is the Place: Joe Morris masterclass, solo and trio with De Joode and Govaert + Alfie Ryner

Monday, June 1, masterclass at 16h, concerts at 20h, masterclass € 12, concert € 12, both € 18

A solo and trio concert by legendary improviser Joe Morris with our favourite rhythm section Wilbert de Joode and Onno Govaert. After that we’ll have full blown jazz-punk-math-rock by Alfie Ryner. John Pastinaak provides the food.

JOE MORRIS masterclass The Properties of Free Music
We’re thrilled that Joe Morris will shed light on the way he approaches improvisation in an intimate masterclass in our living room. We’ll start at 16h, sne an e-mail to to make a reservation if you’d like to participate.

Joe Morris – Guitar

Joe Morris is originally from New Haven, Connecticut. He began playing guitar in 1969. He moved to Boston in 1975 and lived there until 1986, and again from 1989–2001. He co-founded Boston Improvisers Group (BIG) in 1981, and started Riti Records and released his first recording “Wraparound” in 1983. He cites Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Leroy Jenkins, Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix, Anthony Braxton, Jimmy Lyons, Ornette Coleman and traditional West African string music as major influences. He has performed and/or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, David S. Ware, John Zorn, Joe Maneri, Marshall Allen, Ken Vandermark, Barre Phillips, Sunny Murray, Leroy Jenkins, Rob Brown, John Butcher, Eugene Chadbourne, Mats Gustafson, Dewey Redman, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, Malcolm Goldstein, Andrew Cyrille, Lowell Davidson, Mat Maneri, Nate Wooley, Barry Guy, Agusti Fernandez, and many others.

Morris has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe. He currently leads various groups and performs in collective ensembles, as well as performing solo, and as a freelance guitarist and double bassist.

He is featured as leader, co-leader, and sideman on more than 100 recordings to date. In addition to his own Riti Records, he has recorded for the labels Relative Pitch, Soul Note, AUM Fidelity, Thirsty Ear, Ayler, Knitting Factory, Okka Disc, OmniTone, Avant, Incus, Hat Hut, ECM, Leo, Homestead, About Time, Clean Feed, Skycap, No Business, ESPdisk, NotTwo, Relative Pitch, Broken Research, Porter, Rarenoise, and Rogue Art.

He is the author of the book, Perpetual Frontier: The Properties of Free Music (Riti Publishing 2012), and has taught improvisation and guitar on the faculty at Tufts University Experimental College, Southern Connecticut State University, and New School University. He is currently on the faculty in the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Departments at New England Conservatory, and in the Modern American Music Department at Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Joe Morris – Guitar
Wilbert de Joode – Double bass
Onno Govaert – Drums

Paco Serrano – Voice, Saxophone
Guillaume Pique – Trombone, electronics
Loris Porteldi – Drums
Guillaume Gendre – Double bass
Girald Gimenez – Guitar