I met Sonny Sharrock at Eric Moffat’s place in the Mission in 2010. Eric and I were mixing my album and laying on the floor among piles of records, books, tapes, and CDs was a pretty simple looking jewel case titled Ask The Ages.
“That is the last great jazz album,” Eric quickly told me, as I opened up the CD and took at look at the personnel and track listing. Elvin Jones, Pharaoh Sanders, and Charnett Moffett playing with this guy I had never heard of. We stopped what we were doing, as Eric had to right this wrong.
“Get ready to hear an 18 wheeler screeching down the highway,” Eric said as he put on “Promises Kept,” track one of Ask The Ages.
Oh yeah! That’s right—we’ve added one more show to our Spark Series! That means we’ll have a show every week in March, including this, which will be the third of four.
3248 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Spark Series Jazz Jam featuring the Sonny Sharrock Experience
Because this show is a fundraiser for SF Offside’s second annual festival, which takes place this coming Memorial Day weekend, a $5-10 donation in the tip jar is greatly appreciated.
Opening the jam will be the Sonny Sharrock Experience, a brand new collaborative project, born out of last year’s SF Offside Festival, featuring David Boyce on sax.
Then we’ll open things up to our many talented friends in the local jazz scene.
Come on down and find out who will be playing!