This world jazz show is part of a series of free one hour concerts at libraries in Sonoma County in which Ancient Future bandleader Matthew Montfort performs with master musicians from many traditions.
This trio concert features the rhythm section of the exact lineup of Ancient Future that performed on the band's influential 'World Without Walls' release: Matthew Montfort (guitar), Doug McKeehan (keys), and Ian Dogole (percussion). The full band including violinist Jim Hurley will reunite to perform at the San Francisco International Arts Festival on May 26.
This lineup of Ancient Future played over a hundred concerts together from 1988 to 1995. In 2011, they reunited for the first time in 15 years to perform concerts at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and Yoshi's in San Francisco. In honor of the reunion concerts, World Without Walls, which features the renowned tabla master Zakir Hussain, was released digitally by Capitol Records for the first time ever at major digital retailers such as iTunes. Twenty two years after its initial release in 1990, broadcasters worldwide voted the record as one of the top 5 world music releases of 2012. In September 2012 they performed at the Frick Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and then at the Freight and Salvage in October 2013.