Over the past decade, Bunky Green, Chicago composer and teacher, had sought a "new tonality" by devising a "system to play systematically out of key." This concert was the first public performance of these experiments in jazz. Playing with Bunky were Bob Fredericks (tenor saxophone), Ron Kubelik (piano), Greg Brucker (bass) and Vern Wenerstrom (drums).
With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.