Phillip Greenlief

Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, saxophonist and composer Phillip Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed and recorded with Wadada Leo Smith, Meredith Monk, Rashaun Mitchell, and They Might Be Giants; albums include THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski, Jon Raskin, Greenlief), and LANTSKAP LOGIC with Evelyn Davis and Fred Frith. Recent residencies have included Headlands Center for the Arts. He is the recipient of a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award, and his critical writing has been published in Artforum and Signal to Noise.

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