My quartet at Barbes, performing selections from "The Prisoner" suite. This is a piece of music inspired by the plots, themes, characters, and tone of the 1968 English TV program of the same name. Ingrid Laubrock - Tenor Saxophone, Mat Maneri - Viola, Max Johnson - Bass, Tomas Fujiwara - Drums. Video by Don Mount
Max Johnson Ensemble
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Max Johnson is one of New York's most working bassists, working frequently in free jazz and bluegrass contexts. He has performed with artists Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Perry Robinson, Vinny Golia, Joseph Jarman, Tyshawn Sorey, Vincent Chancey, Steve Swell, Douglas Ewart, Will Connell, Kirk Knuffke, Bern Nix, Louie Belogenis, Mary Halvorson, Jemeel Moondoc, Erik Friedlander, Mark Whitecage, Elliott Sharp, Weasel Walter, Ahmed Abdullah, Warren Smith, and Butch Morris, Henry Grimes, William Parker, Ken Filliano. He also has two records as a leader, "Quartet" (July 2012, NotTwo Records), and "Elevated Vegetation" (November 2012, FMR Records).