DMG Newsletter for August 18th, 2017
Well I got a hammer
And I got a bell
And I got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice, it's the bell of freedom
It's a song about love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land - Pete Seeger, 1949
I recall singing this song as a kid at day camp in the early 1960’s
It touched me then and it still resonates inside a half century later
I just finished reading a book called ‘The Ballad of Pete Seeger’
It made me realize the true power of songs to inspire us
and help us get through some difficult times… BLG/DMG
Mid August Treasures from:
Emanem: Steve Lacy Rarity with: Kent Carter / Enrico Rava / Steve Potts / Irene Aebi / Aldo Romano / Paul Motian! Paul Rutherford Solos, Duo & Trio: Paul Rogers / Veryan Weston / Marcio Mattos! Chris Speed Trio! Omri Ziegele Where’s Africa Trio! Jason Kao Hwang: Steve Swell / Chris Forbes / Ken Filiano / Andrew Drury! Two More from Cuneiform!
Motorpsycho 4 CD Set! Raymond Scott! Two More from Leap of Faith! Vinyl from Evan Parker / John Edwards / John Russell! Serge Gainsbourg! George Russell Sextet! John Sinclair! Bernard Herrmann! Plus a Dozen Restocks from the Emanem and PSI Labels!
THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:
Sunday, August 20th:
6pm: ZODIAC SAX QUARTET: CHARLES WATERS / RAS MOSHE BURNETT / CLAIRE DALY / LEE ODOM
7pm: REDS & WHITES: JOHN WELSH / AUSTIN WHITE / ANDERS ZELINSKI
Sunday, August 27th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / MAT MANERI / NICHOLAS JOZWIAK - New Clarinet, Viola, Cello Trio!
Rare Tuesday, August 29 Set:
6pm: RAYMOND MacDONALD & GEORGE BURT - Sax & Guitar from Glasgow!
Sunday, September 3rd: Two Debut CD Release Sets in One Night
6pm: KENNY WARREN / ADAM HOPKINS / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - Trumpet / Bass / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON Quartet: JUANMA TRUJILLO / CHRISTOPH KNOCHE / JUAN PABLO CARLETTI - Violin / Guitar / Bass Clarinet / Drums
Sunday, September 10th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON & MICHAEL BISIO - ContraBass Duo!
7pm: DOU B 2: LISA MEZZACAPPA / JOSH SINTON / AARON NOVIK / JASON LEVIS -
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums!
DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy
STEVE LACY With KENT CARTER / ALDO ROMANO / ENRICO RAVA / STEVE POTTS / IRENE AEBI / PAUL MOTIAN / NOEL McGHIE - Free for a Minute (1966-72)(Emanem 5210; UK) In the 1950’s, when soprano saxist Steve Lacy, was just starting his music career, he recorded just two albums as a leader. The 1960’s was a period of great changes, especially for jazz musicians who were reinventing the boundaries of modern jazz. Mr. Lacy blossomed as a soprano saxist, composer and bandleader, recording ten albums as a leader in the sixties, each one very different and with ever-evolving personnel. After recording with Roy Haynes, Don Cherry and Billy Higgins in the early sixties, Mr. Lacy visited and then moved to Europe in 1965 (Italy first and then Paris in 1970). He began working with European musicians, developing strong bonds with many of them, living in Paris for more than 30 years. This phenomenal 2 CD set captures four sessions from 1966 through 1972, the personnel slightly different on each sessions, although Lacy and expat American bassist Kent Carter are on each session. Two of these sessions are being reissued after a long period of being unavailable: ‘ Disposability’ (from 1966) and ’Sortie’ (also from 1966). As is often the case, Emanem’s Martin Davidson has fixed earlier problems like the distorted cymbals on ‘Disposabilty’ and correcting the titles for ’Sortie’. What makes this set even betters that we also get two wonderful unreleased sessions: “Free Fall” Film Cues from 1967 with Lacy, Enrico Rava, Karl Berger, Kent Carter and Paul Motian. Plus the previously unreleased ‘The Rush& The Thing’ from 1972, with Lacy, Steve Potts, Irene Aebi, Kent Carter and Noel McGhie. Everything found on this great 2 CD set is essential for Steve Lacy fan-addicts worldwide, as a great starting point for those just diving into the sixties avant jazz world. Time: 2 hours & 4 minutes. - BLG/DMG
2 CD Set $22
PAUL RUTHERFORD With MARCIO MATTOS / PAUL ROGERS / VERYAN WESTON - in Backward Times (1979-2007)(Emanem 5045; UK) Four very different concert settings featuring sensational performances by trombonist Paul Rutherford: two festival solos – one from 1979 with electronics and the other from 2004 without; a 1988 duo with Paul Rogers (double bass) a few months before their ROGUES CD; and from 2007 a trio with Very Weston (piano) and Marcio Mattos (cello & electronics) – a very promising group, except that this turned out to be Rutherford's last public appearance.
Paul Rutherford was one of the most influential, pioneering avant jazz trombonists to hail from Europe and had a long career of making challenging music in solo offerings as well as collaborations with many of Europe’s finest players: Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Tony Oxley, Keith Tippett, Barry Guy, etc. His solo album, “The Gentle Harm of the Bourgeoisie”, as well as his work with Iskra 1903, Globe Unity and London Jazz Composers Orchestra, are amongst the most sought after for those who appreciate the long history of Euro free/jazz.
There are two solo trombone pieces on this disc, one with electronics (November, 1979) and one without (October, 2004). The solo trombone set from October of 2004, “Solo for One” was recorded just three months before Rutherford passed away. His playing is still strong and distinctive, creating those fluttering tongue sounds that he invented so many years earlier. His tone is warmth and his playing is nuanced, very well balanced, taking his time and exploring several themes as it evolves. “Duet for One”, from November of 1979 is for solo trombone and electronics. His explorations with electronics were short-lived yet it is hard to see why since this one is something special. Rutherford is in truly fine form here playing several lines while the electronics are triggered by what he plays adding yet another unexpected layer. My favorite section here is the duo with contrabassist Paul Rogers. You should know of Mr. Rogers from his longtime work with Keith Tippett in Mujician and dozens of projects with saxist Paul Dunmall. “Duet for Two” is from October of 2004 and it is something else! This duo exchange is exciting as both men are well-matched and toss ideas back and forth is rapid fire waves. The trio with Veryan Weston on piano and Marcio Mattos on cello & electronics (from May of 2007) is last and also pretty amazing! The interaction between all three members is often breath-taking, with a number of duos into trios, with all kinds of odd twists and turns. All of these sessions are previously unissued. 76 minutes in total. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
More Restocks from the Emanem and PSI Labels further down below…
CHRIS SPEED TRIO With CHRIS TORDINI / DAVE KING - Platinum on Tap (Intakt 294; Switzerland) “This new album by Chris Speed's excellent trio with drummer Dave King and bassist Chris Tordini is in many ways Speed's most fully developed and personal work to date. Since arriving in New York in the early 1990s, he has become one of the most vital improvising musicians on the scene through work that has always ranged widely, moving from a jazz base out through various forms of folk, classical and rock music.
With the formation of this trio Speed has reversed course: moving from these outer explorations back into something that is unquestionably jazz. What is most striking about this record is that the early jazz influences are now fully center stage. Instead of being one of a number of competing musical influences, some kind of feeling of the aesthetic of Lester Young is now at the center of everything. At a time when many jazz players are continuing to look further and further outside the tradition, this is a group returning from other explorations to work deep within the jazz tradition, bringing everything else they've learned back in …
The resulting music is joyful and generous and Speed has an uncanny knack for coming up with tunes that can create a whole worlds behind an often catchy melodic surface.” - Anthony Burr, from the liner notes
OMRI ZIEGELE WHERE’S AFRICA TRIO - Going South (Intakt 284; Switzerland) Featuring Omri Ziegele on alto sax & uzbek flute, Yves Theiler on keyboards, reed organ & melodica and Dario Sisera percussion & drums. Swiss saxist, Omri Ziegele, has been a longtime admirer of (South) African music, since hearing Dollar Brand (later a/k/a Abdullah Ibrahim) in residency at a club in Switzerland in the early sixties, and then moving to London, being inspired by the Blue Notes and later the Brotherhood of Breath. Mr. Ziegele has recorded a half dozen discs for the Intakt label, each one partially of fully inspired by the South African spirit. This is the second disc from Ziegele’s Where’s Africa trio, their first one had Irene Schweizer on piano, another longtime lover of South African music. All but one of the songs here were written by Mr. Ziegele alone or with Yves Theiler. The opening song, “Afreaka”, has a infectious, gleeful melody with tight spiraling lines from the electric piano, alto sax and drums all spinning tightly together. Mr. Ziegele’s “Make Me Mad”, has a great, funky groove with soulful yet laid back electric piano played more like a clavinet from an early seventies soul gem. Mr. Ziegele whips out a furious sax solo while the rest of the trio keeps that great groove going. Ziegele switches to uzbeck flute on “Will You Marry Me After So Many Years” and sounds strong on that instrument as well. Oddly enough, Mr. Ziegele sings on two songs here, his somewhat goofy voice is most charming in its own way. Even the words sound fine, poking fun at space exploration or perhaps escaping the everyday drudgery. Most of the sax solos by Ziegele sound as if they are on the verge of erupting into freer terrain yet rarely go too far out, mostly tapping into that infectious, glee-filled vibe. There is one song which is solemn and prayer-like called, “Yesterday’s Tomorrows”, a lovely to bring back down for soft landing on the planet Earth. Ziegele does some splendid spoken word on “Camel, Where’s My Land”, a long and winding piece which is a lovely, hypnotic, lyrical song which sounds like it is about to spin out of control but retains that happy-go-lucky melody at the center. The last song is a cover of a song by the late South African bassist Johnny Dyani called, “Ithi Gqi” and it also has a most memorable melody and another of those feel good sort of vibes. This disc is certainly one of the enchanting discs to be released on Intakt in a long time so… dive in and go swimming in its warm, enticing waters. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
JASON KAO HWANG With STEVE SWELL / CHRIS FORBES / KEN FILIANO / ANDREW DRURY - Sing House (Euonymus Records EU 03; USA) Featuring Jason Kao Hwang on violin, viola & compositions, Steve Swell on trombone, Chris Forbes on piano, Ken Filiano on contrabass and Andrew Drury on drums. Whenever Mr. Hwang plays annual festivals like the Vision Fest or FIMAV, he organizes something special, something unique. Mr. Hwang also seems to take his time with each every release, putting something out usually once a year. For this disc Mr. Hwang has organized a great quintet with a couple members from his previous band, Edge: Mr. Filiano and Mr. Drury, adding occasional collaborator, Steve Swell on trombone and adding pianist Chris Forbes. Mr. Forbes is a wonderful, intense pianist who has worked with Daniel Carter and Ras Moshe, but seems to little recognition. “No Such Thing” kicks things off with explosive yet focused abandon but soon moves into a strong, intoxicating theme. The opening notes to Hwang’s short solo are hair-raisingly intense but the ever-crafty Steve Swell takes over and takes his own eruptive solo. When Mr, Hwang again takes over, he also soars right from where Swell’s great solo ends. You can tell that all five members of this quintet have been working hard on bridging the ago between free and written sections since each flurry of activity or solo seamlessly flows into the next section. “Dream Walk” is aptly titled since it begins in a calmer dreamscape, slowly building with some marvelous, cerebral piano from Mr. Forbes. Soon this piece soars into intense freer terrain with one of those Steve Swell head-exploding solos followed by some over-the top solos by Mr. Forbes and Mr. Drury. I really like, “When What Could”, as it has one of those infectious, yet slightly bent melodies. Mr. Hwang’s violin sounds like a banshee or spirit set free and dancing on Mother Earth’s sweet ground. The last piece, “Inscribe”, has an earthy center and marching rhythm at points, it balances between eerie, contemplative sections, expanding and contracting, the theme growing darker until Mr. Drury takes a powerful drum solo in the last section. I have been checking out quite a bit of violin and viola players recently, like Mat Maneri, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Leonor Falcon and Fung Chern Hwei. Jason Kao Hwang remains one of the most distinctive, creative and fascinating string players of all. His wonderful playing and well-crafted compositions are at the center of this great disc so grab this gem ASAP! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
Two More Super-Fine Discs from Cuneiform:
THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN - Tilt (Cuneiform 433; USA) The Great Harry Hillman (TGHH) are a Swiss quartet featuring Nils Fischer on reeds, David Koch on guitar & efx, Samuel Huwyler on bass and Dominik Mahnig on drums. The name of this band comes from an American athlete, who was awarded Gold Medals for hurdles in the 1904 Olympics. Why did they choose Harry Hillman??? No idea. The only name here I recognize is drummer Dominik Mahnig who has recorded with Simon Nabatov. This is all original music and each member contributed between 1 - 3 pieces. “Snoezelen” opens with rich and dreamy soprano sax and guitar sizzling on top. The drummer is featured on “Strengen Denkt An”, kicking up a strong rocking’ groove with some strong fractured guitar on top in the first half and then things glide back to a quiet conclusion. What is interesting about this is that it is mood music, often laid back with intricate parts played partially submerged below the surface. “The New Fragrance” has several interlocking parts yet it played at a most restrained level. There is something most enchanting about this disc, quietly finding a way to offer its somber yet slow-burning gracefulness. Kind of like wandering around in a low-key dreamworld that feels are yet has some unexpected twists and turns hidden away yet still within reach. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
BUBBLEMATH - Edit Peptide (Cuneiform 434; USA) “’Edit Peptide’ is the follow-up to Minnesota-based Bubllemath's Such Fine Particles Of The Universe (Sounds Reasonable, 2002); hence, a 15-year gap purportedly due to the customary anomalies and distractions of life. But the musicians have come back with a raging vengeance via this excitable album, underscored by the prevailing math-rock component, leading to high-impact works tinted with humor and madcap diversions. At times, the group revives the spirit of Frank Zappa amidst these cross-genre enactments, spanning classic prog rock, post-punk...or, perhaps, post-anything. Solidified with an electrifying presence and gobs of nerve-splitting dynamics, these intricately arranged compositions must have demanded quite a bit of preparation and focus.
The ensemble paints sunny outlooks merged with good-natured angst, memorably melodic passages and crunching hard rock metrics while also nodding to classic prog on various occasions. On "A Void I Can Depart To," you'll experience whimsical synth-flute lines and juicy hooks. But "Destiny Repeats Itself" features the musicians' breezy and harmonious vocals, jazzy undertones, and either Jonathan G. Smith or Blake Albinson's sweltering electric guitar lines, often framed by hugely complex geometrical cadences, with forceful activity on all fronts. They also reconfigure the primary theme and throttle the pitch with concisely orchestrated diversions atop drummer James Flagg's hard-hitting accents and keyboardist Kai Esbensen's odd-metered phrasings.
Breaking down the knotty time signatures and multidimensional frameworks may be akin to unscrambling and solving the Rubik's Cube puzzle. While many albums that build upon fast-moving and byzantine song forms can appear superfluous or showy, this band integrates substantive storylines, technical marksmanship and cohesive movements built upon numerous contrasts and strong melodies. Moreover, the program unveils an abundance of hidden treasures during additional spins.” - Glenn Astarita, AllAboutJazz
VAUXHALL PLEASURE GARDENS With VIV CORRINGHAM / STEPHEN FLINN / MIGUEL FRASCONI - self/titled (Creative Sources 434; EEC) Featuring Viv Corringham on voice, Stephen Flinn on percussion and Miguel Frasconi on glass. The Creative Sources label has long been a champion of a wealth of improvised sessions often from Europe and also from around the world, from musicians known as well as little of unknown. Case in point features experimental singer Viv Corringham for the UK and currently living in NYC, Miquel Frasconi longtime Downtown experimenter who plays glass and has worked with Jon Hassell and Denman Maroney. I know very little about drummer Stephen Flinn although he has worked with an unlikely cast: Bruce Eisenbeil and Jim Ryan and appears to be from the Bay Area. This disc was recorded at the Pencil Factory in Brooklyn in November of 2016. The sounds here are often subtle, quiet and well-captured. The soft drone of rubbed glass, odd hushed vocals and exquisite, minimal percussion blend into a delicate blur. Slowly Ms. Corringham’s voice flutters and shakes (eerily at times) as the drones and sounds around her also spin around one another gracefully. At times Ms. Corringham sounds like a bird or a strange extended technique vocalist bending and twisting her voice similar to Phil Minton but not nearly as extreme. She makes wind-like sounds at times which match well with the minimal yet haunting percussive sounds of her partners. What I like about this is that it sounds very organic, like waking from a dream and seeing your beloved partner next to you and smiling because you are safe. On Wednesday nights, I often go outside and sit near the train station at dusk, listening to the birds all sing together. It is often a lovely Cageian moment that I enjoy on a weekly basis. This disc reminds me of the often peaceful, calming experience. I often listen closely hear the birds talking to each other or perhaps me as well. Time to go for that walk now. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
SEVEN)SUNS - For the Hearts Still Beating (Party Smasher Inc; USA) Seven)Suns is a string quartet featuring Earl Maneein & Fung Chern Hwei on violin & viola, Amanda Lo on violin and Jennifer DeVore on cello. Over the past few years, there has been an ever-increasing amount of modern string quartets emerging from New York and nearby. I’ve caught a few of them in recent times like: Flux, JACK, Ethel and the Sirius String Quartet. Fung Chern Hwei plays violin and viola and is a member of the Sirius String Quartet. Mr. Hwei just left us with another string quartet called Seven)Suns. Half of these pieces were written by Seven)Suns member Earl Maneein plus we get a few covers like Arvo Part and Mr. Bungle, an unlikely combination of influences. Arvo Part’s “Fratres” opens and closes this disc and has been remixed with some electronic seasoning added. It is a calm opening which soon leads right into “Rikers: Songs of the Voiceless”, one of the most disturbing and intense pieces for string quartet I’ve heard in a long while! Abrupt and even brutal at times, this piece erupts in almost powerful, extreme way. The second part of the “Rikers’ suite is titled “Shunyata” and again it is rather dark with abrupt changes in direction. The music here is often intense and well-served by the near-punk like spirit. It seemed odd at first that this quartet would cover Mr. Bungle’s “Quote Unquote” but it does seem to have the same level of intensity with quick changes. All of the original compositions are strong, spirits and well-written. The final version of Arvo Part’s “Fratres” closes this disc and is the long version. Raz Mesinai remixed this version and adds a layer of disorienting electronic ghosts. This makes for a strong conclusion and of am already mind-blowing disc. I’ve listened to around a dozen discs from the Innova label over the past couple of weeks and this disc is by far the best slice of modern classical music I’ve heard in recent memory! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
MOTORPSYCHO - Angels And Daemons At Play (Rune Grammofon 114; Norway) ‘Angels And Daemons At Play’ is the fourth installment in the ongoing Motorpsycho luxury box-set reissue program. While almost every Motorpsycho release is, in one way or another, a step forward, backwards, sideways, or most often everything at once, Angels And Daemons At Play, originally released in 1997, is probably their first coming-of-age album. Following on the heels of 1995's more streamlined Blissard (RACD 110CD), AADAP is the typically stubborn response from a band refusing to be categorized. Thus, it is possibly the most varied, and on the whole, most experimental of all their albums. They also had the stubborn idea - as explained in the liner notes - to originally split it into three CDs, even if all the music would have fitted on one. Here, this original idea is continued on the three first discs. Disc 4 includes the Starmelt EP (1997), various outtakes and rarities. One of the golden nuggets here is the very first performance of "Un Chien d´Espace" ever, improvising to Luis Bunuel's surreal short film Un Chién Andalou (1929) at Cinemateket in Oslo in 1996. Only the beginning and end were written, while everything else was up for grabs. Disc 5 and 6 consist of the complete two and a half hour March 14, 1997 concert at Rockefeller in Oslo, recorded by NRK, the Norwegian broadcasting corporation. Never broadcasted in its entirety, and with the original mixes mastered by Helge Sten, this is the best and most complete version one will be able to own. One of the rare and lost treasures is Deathprod's quite epic Komet, which took up almost half an hour at the beginning of this all around killer show. Includes a 24-page booklet with liner notes, song comments and rare photos; three pop-card type prints of Bent, Snah and Gebhardt. Design by Kim Hiorthøy, using elements from the original 3CD set as well as some "remixed" and new stuff.
6 CD Set $36
RAYMOND SCOTT - Three Willow Park (Basta Records; USA) Three Willow Park: Electronic Music from Inner Space, 1961 - 1971 contains 62 previously unissued gems by the late Raymond Scott. Widely recognized for his music made for Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes, Scott was also producing beat-oriented proto-techno before the 1970s explosion of electronic music and rhythms on the pop charts. Many of the tracks on Three Willow Park feature hypnotic rhythm tracks played by Scott's Electronium - his unique invention created for Motown - which composed and performed music using programmed intelligence.
‘Willow Park Center’ was an industrial rental complex of offices and warehouses in a Long Island suburb. Following his 1965 marital breakup, Scott set up shop at WPC. He operated a musical lab researching, experimenting, testing, and measuring. He twirled knobs, flipped switches, and took notes. He installed equipment and machines, and used them to build new equipment and machines. This makeshift compound remained Scott's workspace and bedroom until 1971, when he decamped for L.A. to work for Berry Gordy at Motown.
2 CD Set $18 or
3 LP Set $45
LEAP OF FAITH ORCHESTRA & SUB UNITS With PEK / GLYNIS LOMON / CHARLIE KOHLHASE / ERIC ZINMAN / BOB MOORES / YURI ZBITNOV / et al - Differentiations (Evil Clown 9152; USA) The first disc of this 2 CD set features four sub-units from the Leap of Faith Orchestra, all quartets, around 15 minutes each. The first sub unit consists of PEK on numerous reeds & percussion, Charlie Kolhase on saxes, Zack Grass on bass trombone & tuba and John Baylies on tuba. This quartet of two reeds players and two tubas work with the lower end of drones and long suspended notes. I dig the slow moving sounds found here that cautiously evolve together as one ever-expanding organic sound/force. The 2nd sub-unit (SU) consists of Eric Zinman on piano, Bob Moores on trumpet, Grant Beale & Drew Wesely on guitars. Mr. Moores has been an active member of several versions of Leap of Faith and sounds great here weaving his muted and unmated sounds with Mr. Zinman’s spiraling free piano cascades, eventually taking a soft landing to more restrained conclusion. SU3 is Glynis Lomon on cello & aquasonics, Silvain Castellano on bass, Bob Moores on trumpet and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion. Most of this piece is quiet yet busy with occasional eruptions from the cello and percussion. Trumpeter Bob Moores is in especially fine form in the second half, burning the voodoo down like Raphe Malik liked to do when he had the opportunity. SU4 is PEK, Lomon on cello, Kohlhase on saxes and Yuri on drums. Since this quartet consists of three LoF founders, although it is freely improvised, it is especially tight and spirited. The second disc is an eleven piece version of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, smaller than their two previous sets/recordings but no less amazing. PEK has been utilizing a timing device to help shape the improvisations of the orchestra, which set limits for subgroups as well. And even with eleven members, the orchestra sounds like there is some (hand?) directed improv. This version of LoF remind me of a body of water like the ocean, starting off calmly before the waves start crashing. Everyone builds together exchanging ideas, combining forces in different groupings. There are a number of spirited solos from Ms. Lomon on cello, Mr. Zinman on piano, PEK on multiple reeds and Bob Moores on trumpet. Another OUTstanding offering from Dave PEK and the ever-evolving Leap of Faith crew! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
2 CD Set $16
TURBULENCE DOOM CHOIR With PEK / KAT DOBBINS / ZACK GRASS / JOHN BAYLIES / YURI ZBITNOV - Energy Cascades (Evil Clown 9151; USA) This Leap of Faith offshoot features: Dave PEK on saxes, clarinets, double-reeds, etc., Kat Dobbins on trombone, Zack Grass on tubas, John Baylies on electric tuba & synth and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & metals. The cast of Boston-area based musicians for Leap of Faith and their numerous off-shoots, continues to grow as the many discs pile up. More than 100 CD’s at last count!?! There are a couple of newer names here which is great as Dave Pek keeps finding new musicians to collaborate with. This is a long (71 minute) set and it evolves, slowly, cautiously. Starting with the long, slightly ominous tones of the two tubas, trombone and percussion, slowly ascending until PEK enters on a serpent-like double reed or odd clarinet. The ever-amazing Yuri Zbitnov gets into a powerful, jazz/rocking groove midway, locking in and kicking the infectious groove higher and higher with the tuba(s) locking into that bassline. The one or two tubas and trombone work well together, combining forces and complimenting each other. Although this quintet was a one-off, it sounds as if the unit has been working together for many years. Mr. Zbitnov helps navigate the rhythm currents underneath while PEK takes his time to find the right reed to add his consistently engaging solos. Yet another winner from the vast Evil Clown catalogue. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
Back in stock from Emanem & PSI:
DEREK BAILEY With ANTHONY BRAXTON / KENT CARTER / JOHN STEVENS - Fairly Early with Postscripts (Emanem 4027; UK) (1971-98) Solo electric guitar improvisations from 1971 (unedited) & 1974 - 1973 concert extracts with KENT CARTER & JOHN STEVENS - 1974 rehearsal extracts with ANTHONY BRAXTON - a 1979 cassette letter (edited less) - previously unissued 1980 acoustic guitar improvisations - postscripts from 1987 & 1998. Reissue of Emanem 3404 [LP] with sections not included on Emanem 4001[CD], plus unreleased tracks. 67 minutes.
DEREK BAILEY - Lace (Emanem 4013; UK) Solo guitar improvisations from December 15, 1989, recorded in Los Angeles, CA. The whole of a hugely successful solo Los Angeles concert, featuring two extended guitar improvisations, an encore, some chat and applause. There is nothing to edit out. The guitar was an acoustic one used with some amplification - the close digital recording makes it sound almost acoustic. 57 minutes - previously unissued
CD $30 (Now out-of-print, last sealed copy)
JOHN CARTER & BOBBY BRADFORD - Tandem - (1979/1982)(Emanem 5204; UK) All of two exceptional Worcester (Massachusetts) and Los Angeles concerts: clarinet & cornet duos & solos in improvisations on original compositions. Even those who know Carter & Bradford's work in larger groups will be astounded. The original CDs were the first (non-video) release of this duo performing unaccompanied, and the sound has been cleaned up considerably for this double CD set. 135 minutes - reissue of Emanem 4011 & 4012 with improved sound.
2 CD Set $22
JIMMY GIUFFRE 3 With PAUL BLEY & STEVE SWALLOW - Bremen & Stuttgart 1961 (Emanem 5208; UK)”This superb drummerless trio sound different from any other trio, as they each exchange the roles of who is centering the rhythmic propulsion, while another plays the tune or solos. Some refer to this music as "third stream", which means it blends the jazz and modern classic currents into one stream and in many ways, this is a unique blend. Jimmy composed most of the pieces here and they are certainly odd and hard to pin down, stylistically. We also find two quirky tunes from Carla Bley, which seem to fit just right as well. They do one standard, Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye", made famous by Benny Goodman and done cautiously with delicate restraint and turned slightly inside-out. The one long track on both discs is called "Stretching Out" (Suite for Germany) and it is a quietly adventurous work which moves through a variety of charted sections as it unfolds. I got to admit that this a certainly a long lost gem that was once available as a bootleg only and this is an excellent double cd, superb from the beginning to the end. "It would be wrong to say that this trio was ahead of its time, though their methods have proven invaluable to the musicians who have followed, since they were so much of their time, a time when a breath of fresh air blew through all the arts and created an enthusiasm of energy, an acceptance of new modes of expression. Swallow, Bley, and Giuffre's remarkable musicianship, intellect, invention, and empathy created timeless music of significance and deep feeling." - excerpt from Art Lange’s liner notes
2 CD Set $22
STEVE LACY / ROSWELL RUDD / HENRY GRIMES / DENIS CHARLES THELONIOUS MONK / CHARLIE ROUSE / JOHN ORE / ROY HAYNES - School Days (Emanem 5016; UK) A 1963 gig by the quartet of Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Denis Charles (drums) and, on this occasion, HENRY GRIMES (double bass) playing their original piano-less interpretations of the music of Thelonious Monk. The 1975 release of this material on Emanem 3316 (subsequently reissued on QED and Hat) was the first appearance of this important band on record, thanks to the foresight of Vashkar Nandy and Paul Haines who recorded them excellently. This new CD presents the music in the order of performance for the first time. Also included are the two extant examples of Lacy with the Thelonious Monk Quintet made at a 1960 festival in Philadelphia. (The recording of a third piece was truncated before Lacy's solo, so it has been omitted). These were recently issued on RLR with significantly inferior sound, quite a bit of skipping, and the wrong date - all of which have been corrected here. 69 minutes.
STEVE LACY QUINTET With IRENE AEBI / GEORGE LEWIS / JEAN-JACQUES AVENEL / JOHN BETSCH - Last Tour (Emanem 5039; UK) Featuring: STEVE LACY (soprano saxophone), IRENE AEBI (voice), GEORGE LEWIS (trombone), JEAN-JACQUES AVENEL (double bass) and JOHN BETSCH (drums). After a long tour of North America, this quintet concluded by playing two concerts in Boston - most of the first one being included here. The material is five of the Beat poems featuring Irene Aebi, plus three instrumentals, including one (Baghdad) that has not been on record before as it had only just been written. After a lot of working together, this group was really both loose and together with everybody playing magnificently. Even Lacy plays superbly, so there is no need to make any allowances for his ill health. In fact, the evening sounds like a very enjoyable occasion, making this CD one of the best of the quintet's latter recordings - an appropriate farewell to a major musician.
EVAN PARKER / DEREK BAILEY / HAN BENNINK - The Topography of the Lungs (PSI 06.05; UK) (1970) EVAN PARKER (soprano & tenor saxophones), DEREK BAILEY (guitar) and HAN BENNINK (percussion, etc). The Topography of the Lungs is considered a landmark recording in the history of improvised music. Back in print as a CD for the first time and for the first time in many years. Two previously unissued pieces from the same 1970 session have been found and added; 53 minutes. "Back in early 70's Boston, during my college years, I picked up this LP in a shop and went back to my dorm room and listened to it. The experience totally transformed my life. I had grown up listening to music with lots of improvisation in it. From Hindustani Classical Music, to the psychedelic sounds of my Bay Area's music scene in the late 60's, to blues, free jazz, and everything else that was flying about in the airwaves at that time. The music on topography really surprised me for 3 reasons: 1) there was more improvisation here than in any recorded music that I had ever heard. I knew what improvisation smelled like and this was the richest, curiously complex, informationally dense, and most fragrant improvisation ever. 2) Parker, Bailey, and Bennink played like themselves, with completely original personal vocabularies, and they sounded like nobody else. 3) The guitar! Guitar was my favorite instrument to listen to and for some reason I could instantly grok what Derek was saying through his guitar, he was speaking my language and this was the first time I had ever had someone speak to me in this language. (Eugene Chadbourne has mentioned having a similar experience in the notes to his first solo guitar LP on Parachute, where he wrote of his initial exposure to Bailey). So I had no choice, I had to get a guitar and find my own personal expression through it. So the next day I went to Tavian Music, picked up a black Fender Telecaster and started to figure out how to produce and control the guitar vocabulary that Derek was working with. The rest was history. I had not listened to Topography for perhaps 10 years until this new CD reissue finally appeared last week. Popping it in the CD player, pressing play, I was surprised to discover that I had all the music memorized; that I knew every note and and sound that was coming next. Despite that familiarity, everything that I heard still sounded fresh and surprising. I cannot imagine anything more satisfying to listen to than this recording. It's both timeless and nostalgic of the era when the sort of music that has been my life's work was first being played. And this is THE ensemble recording that best exemplifies that." - Henry Kaiser
EVAN PARKER / MARK NAUSEEF / TOMA GOUBAND - as the wind (PSI 16.01; UK) “A 2012 set of trio improvisations by Evan Parker playing soprano saxophone, Mark Nauseef playing metallophonic based percussion and Toma Gouband playing lithophone based percussion. Recorded by genius engineer Adam Skeaping in the warm, natural acoustics of St Peters, Whitstable. Mr. Parker feels strongly that this is one of the best records he has ever made.” A number of us here in New York, as well as no doubt elsewhere, are Evan Parker freaks, checking out every live appearance and collecting his numerous releases. This is certainly a unique trio since it features two percussionists, each concentrating on a specific instrument, sound and approach. I am a longtime fan of Swiss percussionist Mark Nauseef, having some ten discs out on the now defunkt CMP label, working with players like: Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier and Joachim Kuhn. Nauseef concentrates on metal percussion. At first I couldn’t recall where I heard the name Toma Gouband, but it turns out that he has worked with Kim Myhr from Mural and Benoit Delbecq. And just what is a lithophone? It is an instrument which consists of pieces of rocks. Evan Parker plays soprano sax only, a rare treat. The results are extraordinary. There are similar textural sounds produced by the soprano sax, metal and stone percussion. The sound here is very organic, almost ritualistic in the way the stones are so cautiously played. The music is often minimal with no one member soloing or leading. Things take time to unfold and advance at their own pace. Is that a sax or rubbed stones or both or neither?!? When I played this disc at a softer volume, the sounds and balance fit well with the soft hum of my refrigerator and the wind & birds sounds from outside my window. When I turned it up midway, it sounded even better, slowly reaching into the depths within and exposing the inside of the treasure chest of gems. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
JOHN RUSSELL / PHIL DURRANT / JOHN BUTCHER - Conceits (1987/1992)(Emanem 5036; UK)A reissue of the first LP by the exceptionally fine improvising trio of John Russell (guitar), Phil Durrant (violin and trombone) and John Butcher (saxophones). This group came into being in 1984 after Russell and Durrant had spent the previous two years performing in private with another saxophonist. For this debut LP, made in 1987, they performed eleven short pieces. This CD has been expanded by the inclusion of a previously unissued extended concert performance made a few years later. The strong beginnings of one of the best improvising groups of the 1980s and 1990s. Reissue of Acta LP 1 with extra material. 54 minutes.
JOHN RUSSELL With EVAN PARKER / THURSTON MOORE / HENRY LOWTHER / PHIL MINTON / JOHN EDWARDS / SATOKO FUKUDA - John Russell with… (Emanem 5037; UK) All of the music from guitarist JOHN RUSSELL's 60th Birthday Gig - a packed out event at the Cafe Oto in London. Aside from the large shadow that Derek Bailey casts over the longtime British Improv scene, there are a few other elders of free guitar in the UK: Ray Russell, Roger Smith and John Russell. John Russell has only a dozen discs out as a soloist, in duos or trios. This disc shows several different sides to this great and often under-recognized guitarist. If you little or nothing by John Russell, this is the perfect place to start. - BLG
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE With JOHN STEVENS / TREVOR WATTS / DEREK BAILEY / EVAN PARKER / PAUL RUTHERFORD / KENNY WHEELER / BARRY GUY - Withdrawal (1967-7)(Emanem 5040; UK) Featuring the earliest published recordings of Barry Guy & Evan Parker, percussionist John Steven's presents transitional sextet and septet performances of his groundbreaking free improv group from 1966 & '67 with Trevor Watts, Paul Rutherford, Kenny Wheeler, and Derek Bailey.
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ORCHESTRA With - Search & Reflect (Emanem 5209; UK) I have the original vinyl for some of this album, an album called ’SME = SMO‘ and it has been a long favorite of mine since it is a rich example of the way the late John Stevens worked his distinctive improv direction or magic. If you haven’t already read it, you should check out the Primer (or focus) on the Spontaneous Music Ensemble in the October, 2016 Wire magazine. Drummer/director/author John Stevens (and his early partner Trevor Watts) worked hard at leading, inspiring and directing several related ensembles under the SME umbrella. This vast 2 disc set is comprised of five versions of the SMO mostly from 1973 and one long set from 1975. There are often a number subgroups or layers moving simultaneously. It takes some getting used to since certain sections emerge and submerge (below the waves of currents), eerie reeds, strings and/or percussion weave their way around one another. On “Sustained Piece”, it sounds like several drones, expanding and contracting. Even the short vocal version of this piece has a unique disorienting yet transcendent quality. John Stevens created his own sound world with the Spontaneous Music Ensemble for nearly thirty years (1965-1994 when Stevens passed). There are/were upwards of twenty plus albums led by Mr. Stevens, most released on Emanem. All worth checking for another part of the puzzle to be revealed. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
2 CD Set $22
EVAN PARKER / JOHN EDWARDS / JOHN RUSSELL - Walthamstow Moon ('61 Revisited) (Byrd Out 002; UK) On November 17th 1961, John Coltrane played at the Granada Theatre in Walthamstow. On November 23rd, 55 years later, free jazz legend Evan Parker made this six track recording in the same space with John Russell and John Edwards. This recording has personal resonances for Evan: he attended Coltrane's performance 55 years ago at the Granada. Evan Parker: "John Russell, John Edwards and I are going to record in that same cinema. It has had the usual chequered life of classic old cinemas of the post war era in the meantime, but the resonances of that day in 1961 will be an inspiration." Beautiful cover artwork by Oliver Bancroft. Presented in a 3mm spine case.
MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA - Into The Ahl Srif (Ergot 006; USA) Mythologized by Brian Jones' 1968 recordings for Rolling Stones Records, The Master Musicians Of Joujouka have since been the subject of much attention from outside their native Morocco. The first recorded group were the house band at Brion Gysin's 1001 Nights restaurant, Ornette Coleman collaborated with them on Dancing In Your Head, they are featured on William S. Burroughs' Break Through In Grey Room, and Timothy Leary hyperbolically referred to the musicians as “The 4000 year old Rock and Roll band". This legacy has lured some descendants away from their home and onto the international scene, but the music of Joujouka continues to echo down from the Ahl Srif mountains today.
Recorded live in Joujouka in 2012, Into The Ahl Srif is the first new album of Joujouka material available on vinyl since 1976. Focusing on the trance-inducing ghiata music of the rites of Boujeloud, Into The Ahl Srif eschews the highly edited, special effects approach of Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka in favor of a raw, untampered transmission. Although preserving the full 90-minute fertility ritual in uninterrupted form would be impossible on any physical sound medium, this LP takes a more thorough look than ever before at this most cacophonous, droning, and deeply psychedelic side of Joujouka's music. "This is Sufi trance music par excellence." — Clive Bell, The Wire
SERGE GAINSBOURG - Indifferente (Jambalaya 13019; Italy) Collecting some of Serge Gainsbourg's finest early recordings from 1958 and 1959, Indifférente finds the provocative chanteur in his rawest form. Pulled from his first two 10" releases and including live cuts and duets with Juliette Gréco, this is the essential document of Serge's beginnings, not long after his songwriting and singing prowess had been discovered by the famous chanteuse Michèle Arnaud who recorded some of his earliest tunes. If you dig Serge the sex symbol and international pop star, you've got to hear the jazzy, sultry, early chansons that launched him to stardom.
BERNARD HERRMANN - Cape Fear (Doxy 139; Russia) Doxy present Bernard Herrmann's soundtrack for John Lee Thompson's 1962 thriller Cape Fear. Super classic score from the great Bernard Herrmann, one of the most famous American soundtrack composers known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock -- 1960's Psycho (DOC 118LP/DOP 8008LP/DOY 650LP), 1959's North By Northwest, 1956's The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1958's Vertigo (DOC 115LP/DOP 8009LP) -- and other cinema masterpieces including Citizen Kane (1941), The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), and Taxi Driver (1976). Edition of 500.
GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET With ERIC DOLPHY / DON ELLIS / DAVE BAKER / STEVE SWALLOW / JOE HUNT - Ezz-thetics (Doxy ACV 2093; Russia) Originally released in 1961. The sextet features George Russell, Dave Baker, Don Ellis, Eric Dolphy, Steve Swallow, and Joe Hunt. "With a group of musicians assembled for the occasion, pianist/composer/theorist George Russell goes into Riverside's studios in 1960 to record Ezz-thetics. Nowadays frequently found on 'greatest jazz albums' lists, this fantastic record is difficult to categorize and that's for the best. Exacerbated be-bop, modal concepts, hard bop and even hints at burgeoning free-jazz give this opus a unique and enchanting sound. Success always has many fathers. On one hand the compositions are remarkable, the four from Russell unfold with a surprising phrasing that avoids well-trodden paths. Miles Davis 'Nardis' is beautifully rearranged and Dave Baker's 'Honesty' adds a bluesy touch that doesn't hurt the overall cohesion. On the other hand you've got the soloists. Baker isn't afraid to play fast and precise on his trombone, Don Ellis displays his effects but above all Eric Dolphy who already steals the show with his alto solo on the first track. And if all that wasn't enough the album closes on one of the best version of Monk's classic ''Round Midnight' where Dolphy just dominates and proves his style also works on ballads." - AllMusic. Includes bonus track. Edition of 300 (numbered).
JOHN SINCLAIR - Beatnik Youth Ambient (Iron Man Records 6033; UK) Incendiary bebop beauty from the renegade poet John Sinclair. Bohemian ex-manager of the MC5, Sinclair was central to 1960s counterculture. A year or two back, he met producer Youth and got dragged into the 21st century. The result is a hypnotic celebration of personal freedom; laid-back thoughts spoken in John Sinclair's gruff, grainy drawl, draped against blues, bebop and trip-hop. "Do It", with its lonesome sax, echoes Paddy McAloon's intimate I Trawl The Megahertz (2003): "In those days, to make poetry and art... that wasn't called for. But you did it, even though you knew you would never get paid..." "Brilliant Corners" is a wild tribute to Jack Kerouac, and "Sitarrtha" offers, "If we're lucky, music will bring us through, and we'll wake up singing." What a dude. Hand drawn cover artwork by Youth.
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for August of 2017
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - SHANIR EZRA BLUMENKRANZ - AUGUST 15–20
THE STONE AT THE NEW SCHOOL—55 WEST 13TH STREET - SYLVIE COURVOISIER
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AUGUST 18–19 AT 8:30PM
AUGUST 18—VCR: Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ken Vandermark (sax) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Tom Rainey
AUGUST 19—Sylvie Courvoisier TRIO: Sylvie Courvoisier (piano, composition) Kenny Wollesen (drums) and Drew Gress (bass)
8:30 pm - The Fugu Plan — Folktales from Japan — 昔話 - Yuka (voice, taishogoto, ukulele, electronics) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (electric bass) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Aram Bajakian (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Yoni Halevy (percussion) Yuval Lion (percussion)
8:30 pm - Abraxas — Masada: Book of Angels Vol. 19 - Aram Bajakian (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (gimbri) Kenny Grohowski (drums)
8:30 pm - Abraxas — Psychomagia - Aram Bajakian (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (electric bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums)
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - NELS CLINE - AUGUST 22–27
8:30 pm - Nearer the Spheres: Erik Friedlander (cello) Yuka C Honda (electronics, keys) Ikue Mori (laptop) Nels Cline (electric guitar)
8:30 pm - Nels Cline (acoustic and electric guitars) and Zeena Parkins (concert harp, electric harp)
8:30 pm - Trio Teeth: Dave Rempis (alto saxophone Booker Stardrum (drums, percussion) Nels Cline (electric guitar)
THE STONE AT THE NEW SCHOOL—55 WEST 13TH STREET
URI GURVICH CD RELEASE PARTY!
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS AUGUST 25–26 AT 8:30PM
Uri Gurvich Quartet—CD release party
Uri Gurvich (sax) Luis Perdomo (piano) Peter Slavov (bass) Johnathan Blake (drums) and special guest Bernardo Palombo (vocals)
8:30 pm - The Ring Nebula Project- Dave Rempis (alto sax) Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet, assorted brass) Michael TA Thompson (drums) Chris Lightcap (bass) Nels Cline (electric guitar)
8:30 pm - Bando Bro Jo—resonator guitar and banjo sextet - Elliott Sharp (resonator guitar, banjo) Joel Harrison (banjo) Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, Ava Mendoza, Nels Cline (resonator guitars)
8:30 pm - Nels Cline and Julian Lage (electric and acoustic guitars)
All Sets start at 8:30pm Tickets: $20
There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone.
Only music. All ages are welcome.
Cash Only at the door. There is no phone.
There is no food or beverage served or allowed
just a serious listening environment.
The Stone is booked purely on a curatorial basis
The CORNELIA STREET CAFE - 212-989-9319
29 Cornelia St in the heart of the West Greenwich Village, NYC
Friday Aug 18
9:00PM & 10:30PM PERCUSSION FEST: VALERIE NARANO, BARRY OLSEN - Valerie Naranjo, gyil; Barry Olsen, kuar, gangaa, piano
Saturday Aug 19
9:00PM & 10:30PM STRANAHAN, ZALESKI, ROSATO TRIO - Colin Stranahan, drums; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Rick Rosato, bass
Sunday Aug 20
8:30PM MAMIKO WATANABE TRIO - Mamiko Watanabe, piano; Santi Debriano, bass; Francesco Mela, drums
Tues Aug 22
6:00PM THE WEEKLY READERS VILLAGE CD RELEASE SHOW - Tom Beckham, vibes; Janet Grice, bassoon; Carlos Cuevas, melodica/piano; Lee Tomboulian, accordion; Dave Silllman, percussion; Cliff Schmitt, bass
8:00PM VOXFEST: PEGGY CHEW SONIC CALLIGRAPHY - Peggy Chew, voice; Chris Washburne, trombone; Adrian Frey, piano
9:30PM VOXFEST: ANAÏS MAVIEL / LEONID GALAGANOV / ALEXIS MARCELO
Anaïs Maviel, voice, percussion; Alexis Marcelo, piano, keyboards; Leonid Galaganov, drums, flutes, voice
Wednesday Aug 23
8:00PM VOXFEST: VADIM NESELOVSKYI TRIO FEAT. AUBREY JOHNSON PRESENTS: GET UP AND GO - Vadim Neselovskyi, piano, voice, composition; Aubrey Johnson, voice; Dan Loomis, bass; Ronen Itzik, drums, percussion
9:30PM VOXFEST: JÚLIA KAROSI - Júlia Karosi, voice; Marta Sanchez, piano; Ike Sturm, bass; Peter Kronreif, drums
Thursday Aug 24
8:00PM BRAZIL FEST: ZÉ LUIS QUARTET - Zé Luis, tenor sax, flutes; Richard Padron, guitar; Leco Reis, bass; Kenny Grohowski, drums
9:30PM BRAZIL FEST: VITOR GONÇALVES QUARTET - Vitor Gonçalves, piano; Todd Neufeld, guitar; Or Bareket, bass; Daniel Dor, drums
Friday Aug 25
6:00PM MARY LYN MAISCOTT - vocals, guitar; Joan Chew, violin, piano, percussion, harmony vocals; Graig Janssen, guitar, piano, harmony vocals
9:00PM BRAZIL FEST: BILLY NEWMAN QUINTET - Billy Newman, guitar; Eric Schugren, tenor, sopranino sax; Evan Francis, alto sax, flute; Leco Reis, bass; Kenny Grohowski, drums
10:30PM BRAZIL FEST: JIM NOLET & ARCOMUNDO - Jim Nolet, viola; Marcia Lopes, voice; Mario Manga, viola, cavaquinho, cello; Alessandro D'Loia, percussion
Saturday - Aug 26
6:00PM ALBERT MARQUES TRIO FEAT. ARI HOENIG - Albert Marques, piano; Max Esquivel, bass; Ari Hoenig, drums
9:00PM BRAZIL FEST : RUBENS SALLES GROUP - Rubens Salles, piano; John Clark, french horn; Leco Reis, bass; Kenny Grohowski, drums
Brazil Fest : Rubens Salles Group image
10:30PM BRAZIL FEST: SUSAN PEREIRA AND SABOR BRASIL - Susan Pereira, voice, percussion; Noah Bless, trombone; Deanna Witkowski, piano; Itaiguara, bass; Vanderlei Pereira, drums
Aug 27 8:35PM: MICHAEL BLANCO QUARTET - John Ellis, tenor sax; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Clarence Penn, drums; Michael Blanco, bass
Friday, August 18th 8:30 & 9:30pm
Saturday, August 19th 8:30 PM
Laura Henningsdottir (alto sax)
J.P. Lakehill (piano)
Ollie Herman (drums)
Friday, August 25th
Novoa / Makabe Duo Novoa / Paz / Jiménez / Hyde Quartet
8pm - Novoa / Makabe Duo
Emi Makabe – vocals, effects & shamisen
Eva Novoa – piano & gongs
9pm - Novoa / Paz / Jiménez / Hyde Quartet
Hery Paz – tenor sax
Eva Novoa – piano
Kenneth Jiménez – bass
Evan Hyde – drums
Saturday, August 26th 8:30 PM
Billy Mintz Quintet
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Adam Kolker – tenor saxophone
Roberta Piket – piano
Hilliard Greene – bass
Billy Mintz – drums
I-Beam is located at 168 7th Street in Brooklyn, NY 11215 - Directions: SUBWAY: Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street. Walk down 4th ave to 7th street. Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave. We are located on the ground floor, the grey doors to the right of the stairs of #168.
From CHUCK BETTIS:
Saturday, August 19th at 8pm
at Holo (formerly known as The Sump)
1090 Wycoff Ave, Ridgewood, Queens 11385
GDFX (Greg Fox - modular synth
Pika (Afrirampo) & Chuck Bettis duo
(Pika - drums & voice, CB - electronics throat)
Zaimph (Marcia Bassett - guitar electronics)