October begins and Fall is here
The sky is overcast and the air is cooler
Great discs keep pouring in
So check out this week’s manna from:
John Zorn 5th Simulacrum: Matt Hollenberg/John Medeski/Kenny Grohowsky! Eloping With the Sun: Joe Morris/William Parker/Hamid Drake! Two from Intakt: Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton! Christoph Irniger Pilgrim! Andrew Cyrille & Bill McHenry!
Free Nelson Mandoomjazz! Alex Ward & Forebrace! Harold Budd & Eraldo Bernocchi! Plus Archival Discs from: Fred Frith/Rova Sax Quartet! Henry Kaiser/Charles Noyes/Sang-Won Park! Sahib Shihab! The Velvet Underground! Camberwell Now and More!
The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:
Sunday, October 2nd:
6pm: OMAR TAMEZ / ANGELICA SANCHEZ / MARIA GRAND
7pm: CARLOS QUEBRADA / VIOLETTA From SALES De BANO
Sunday, October 9th:
6pm: T A TRIO Plays STEVE LACY: TITUS ABBOTT - Soprano Sax / NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC - Bass / PETER KRONREIF - Drums
Rare Thursday, October 13th:
6:30pm: NATE WOOLEY / JEREMIAH CYMERMAN - Trumpet / Clarinet Duo
Plus LOGAN HONE - Solo Alto Sax & Bass Clarinet
Sunday, October 16th Double-Header:
6pm: HARVEY VALDES / MARCO OPPEDISANO / DARIO ISCARO - 3 Guitarists
7pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT / ANDERS NILSSON / FRANCOIS GRILLOT
Sunday, October 23rd Double-Header:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / TONY MALABY / JOE HERTENSTEIN
7pm: DAMON SMITH & NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC Contrabass Duo
DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. 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 Cosy!
DUCK BAKER comes to town for 1 night!
This Monday, October 3rd the amazing acoustic guitarist DUCK BAKER (and
noted jazz historian/journalist) with play a are solo set at The Stone at 8pm! He
rarely comes to town and is currently living in London so please don't miss
this rare opportunity to hear him live!
And Here are the New Discs:
JOHN ZORN / SIMULACRUM: MATT HOLLENBERG / JOHN MEDESKI / KENNY GROHOWSKY - 49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais (Tzadik 8348; ‘49 Acts of Unspeakable Depravity in the Abominable Life‘ and Times of Gilles de Rais is the fifth CD by Simulacrum, an organ trio of unparalleled power that brings the sounds of heavy metal, blues, funk and jazz together with modern classical music. Tighter than ever and able to stop and start at breakneck speed, Medeski, Hollenberg and Grohowski are at their raging best as they blaze through Zorn’s wildest flights of fancy—a ten-movement suite evoking a sick and decadent descent into madness. Driven by an intense and powerful fury, this CD contains some of the craziest sounds you are ever likely to hear as genres, noise, instrumental colors and driving rhythms collide head-on. A jaw-dropping visit to a new musical world where absolutely anything is possible!
Two Tzadik Reissues:
FRED FRITH // ROVA SAX QUARTET: LARRY OCHS/BRUCE ACKLEY/JON RASKIN/STEVE ADAMS - Freedom in Fragments (Tzadik 7076b; USA) Active since 1978, the dynamic Rova Saxophone quartet has collaborated with and commissioned from some of the world’s greatest composers. Here they give a dynamic reading of Fred Frith’s major composition Freedom in Fragments, which was written expressly for them and comprises a series of short compositions that can be played in whole or in part and in any given sequence. Rova has chosen the most rigorous of these, and the final sequence, created by the composer himself, gives a seamless flow to the overall listening experience. Messiaenic harmonic shifts, catchy folk melodies, complex dance rhythms and looping minimalism from one of new music’s original border crossers. A Tzadik Classic!
HENRY KAISER / CHARLES NOYES / SANG-WON PARK - Invite the Spirit 1983 (Tzadik 7622b; USA) Free improvisation meets the Korean shamanic tradition in this historic and groundbreaking band that includes kayagum virtuoso Sang-Won Park, guitar legend Henry Kaiser and the enigmatic Charles K. Noyes on percussion. Digitally remastered for the first time direct from the original two track tapes, this is the complete 1983 double LP release by one of the most evocative and successful bands blending East and West. This historic and important classic recording is finally made available again and now sounds better than it ever has before.
ELOPING WITH THE SUN [WILLIAM PARKER/JOE MORRIS/HAMID DRAKE] - Counteract This Turmoil Like Trees and Birds (RogueArt 069; France) Featuring Joe Morris (guitar, banjouke, banjo, double bass, fiddle, pocket trumpet, whistles), William Parker (double bass, shakuhachi, sintir, n‘goni & thumb piano and Hamid Drake (drum set, frame drum, cymbals, gongs). Eloping with the Sun had a disc out on Joe Morris’ Riti label many year ago, which I remember digging immensely although it is long out-of-print. The current version of this all-star trio did a recent week-long residency at The Stone (Aug 16-21, 2016) with different guests sitting in like Gerald Cleaver, Joe McPhee, Joshua Abrams and Ned Rothenberg. All participants kept switching off on dozens of ethnic and regular instruments. Every set was quite different and evolved in a most organic way. For those in attendance, it was one of the most memorable Stone residencies that I’ve attended. I found that much of the music created that week had a healing power. At one point I had the urge to jump up and start dancing since the groove completely took me away!
There are some incisive liner notes on this disc from brass player Taylor Ho Bynum. He claims the ‘free music’ and ‘folk music’ as the same thing and in this situation I must admit that this appears to be true. Right from the beginning, the combination of banjo, bass or sintir (North African bass-like instrument) and brushes is earthy and enchanting. While I was playing this disc in my kitchen, a bird landed on the edge of windowsill, sat and listened for a short while. Perhaps it was was entranced as I was… Joe Morris switches to squeaky violin which sounds swell with the sintir and minimal, tribal percussion. The trio and this disc deals more with creating a mood or vibes and not really with soloing. William Parker and Hamid Drake are longtime rhythm team partners, so we hear the way they connect and work together as one team spirit throughout. There are some children playing downstairs from my apartment, yelling and laughing and having fun. This music blends perfectly with their delightful voices and sounds. Amen, again and again. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
BARRY GUY / MARILYN CRISPELL / PAUL LYTTON - Deep Memory (Intakt 273; Switzerland)“Certain musical aggregations require nothing in the way of fanfare or advance aggrandizement in reminding the faithful of their immediate and manifold merits. The trio of pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Barry Guy and drummer Paul Lytton is one such alloy, an assemblage of world-class improvisers that also count compositional music among their expert forte. Deep Memory presents their fourth venture under the auspices of the Swiss Intakt imprint and it’s right on par quality and consistency-wise with its esteemed predecessors.
Mr. Guy supplies all seven compositions, but Crispell and Lytton are equal agents in the constancy of their realization. Each of the pieces has as its inspiration the work of Irish painter Hugh O’Donoghue, several of whose color and texture-rich works grace the accompanying booklet. Guy also contributes a brief essay correlating the musical pieces to their visual analogues in terms of design and purpose. A modest seven minutes in temporal terms, “Scent” still unfolds with the grandeur and gravitas of a classical suite. Guy’s initial string strokes mimic those of plucked piano strings with Crispell followed by Lytton on icy cymbals expanding the sound palette through a haunting series of motivic permutations. A gorgeous Flamenco-tinged solo by the composer serves as penultimate detour prior to the close.
Unfolding as a study in colliding contrasts, “Fallen Angel” juxtaposes sudden bursts of staccato group dissonance with wending downcast interludes forwarded by the elegant, interlocking patterns formed by Crispell’s limber hands. Guy’s arco stabs on the former passages are sharp enough to draw blood while Lytton’s, busy gravity-nullifying contributions with brushes to the latter further heighten a sense of overarching seraphic grace. Fine-spun manipulations of scraped metal by Lytton shadow Crispell’s examination of a skeletal line on “Sleeper” with Guy more felt than explicitly audible through sparely plucked accents around the edges. The effect is that of a lullaby etched in the gauze-like material of half-forgotten melody before all three players bare their fangs and engage in a collective tumult of wrestling, recalcitrant lines. A return to relative calm led by Crispell creates an illusion of reverie to be summarily shattered by one final salvo of organized cacophony.
A somber ballad in sum, “Blue Horizon” is also a capsule survey of the trio’s bottomless reserves of rapport with each player seeming to anticipate the others through a stream of micro-level gestures that combine into a sumptuous web-wrought whole. The relative runt of the litter, “Return of Ulysses” still fills its four-minutes and change with a wealth of breakneck activity in Crispell’s frenetic sprints across the keyboard, Lytton’s fluttering sticks and Guy’s strings-ravaging strums. “Silenced Music” veers drastically in the other direction with the three musicians treating their instruments as minimalist conveyances for concerted sound. Crispell’s skeletal pattern serves as through-line around which the sparse textural creations of Guy and Lytton flicker and wobble. “Dark Days” sets up a swathe of monolithic vertical patterns and sets about smashing them together with gloriously tectonic results. Engineer Reto Muggli captures everything in exquisite clarity and the trio’s reputation for excellence remains enduringly intact.” - Derek Taylor, Dusted Magazine
CHRISTOPH IRNIGER PILGRIM With STEFAN AEBY/DAVE GISLER/RAFFAELE BOSSARD/MICHI STULZ - Big Wheel Live (Intakt 223; Switzerland) Featuring Christoph Irniger on tenor sax, Dave Gisler on guitar, Stefan Aeby on piano, Raffaele Bossard on bass and Michi Stulz on drums. This is Swiss saxist Christoph Irniger’s fourth disc for the Intakt label, always using the same rhythm team of Raffaele Bosshard and Ziv Ravitz. Guitarist Dave Gisler is a relatively new name for me, having worked with Irniger previously as well as with Nasheet Waits and Frantz Loriot.
This disc was recorded live in two jazz clubs, both in Germany, while on a November, 2015 tour. Mr. Irniger wrote three of the six songs here with one each by band members Bosshard and Aeby. “Entering the Concert Hall“ licks things off with a rollicking, swinging groove, the piano having a Uri Caine-like exuberance. “Acid“ has a sort of M-Base like theme but without the usual sense of urgency, slowed down to a more calm groove. The tenor sax and guitar both take inspired solos here, with Mr. Gisler using a selective, dreamy amount of sustain to give this an enchanting Marc Ducret-like slow burn vibe. I especially dig the drummer, Michi Stulz, since he listens closely and often has a running dialogue going on with whomever is soloing. I like the way the quintet strips everything down to a eerie suspense-filled dream on “Lost in Space”, everyone playing exquisitely, with ghost-like floating turbulence. Although this music is often restrained and paced slowly. there is something magical and crafty nonetheless. Be patient since the rewards are hovering quietly beneath the surface within reach. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
Two Great Discs in Stock Next Week:
FREE NELSON MANDOOMJAZZ - The Organ Grinder (Rare Noise 68; UK) Featuring Rebecca Sneddon on saxes, Colin Stewart on electric bass and Paul Archibald on drums plus Luc Klein on trumpet and Patrick Darley on trombone. The band's sound has progressed with each new recording, and now with The Organ Grinder they take it up a couple of notches. While retaining the same intensely throbbing core that is at the heart of Free Nelson Mandoomjazz music, the addition of trumpeter Luc Klein and trombonist Patrick Darley on a few tracks brings new colors and textures to the proceedings. This is a bigger, bolder vision for the group without forsaking its punk-jazz essence.
Recorded at the Reid Hall in Edinburgh, The Organ Grinder presents a new and expanded vision for the sound of the band, owing as much to 11 new compositions as to the new extend lineup and to intrinsic nature of the concert hall it was recorded in, itself famed for enjoying large amounts of reverb.
ANDREW CYRILLE & BILL McHENRY - Proximity (Sunnyside 1429; USA) “The story behind this duo setting by legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille and venerable tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry was initiated by Max Koslow who routinely attends New York City's fabled Village Vanguard venue on Thursday evenings. After hearing the twosome perform, he proposed they record a set in the studio for his nascent Brain Schism Productions. Indeed, the artists' synergy comes into full swing from the onset for a production that clocks in at 38-minutes.
McHenry's full-bodied tenor sound is occasionally mellowed via his light-hearted dialogues with Cyrille's poetic and overtly melodic fills, countered by many bristling improv segments. Even without a bassist, the musicians still manage to sustain a tight-knit working relationship along with a capacious backdrop. On "Let Me Tell You This," Cyrille dishes out a clever and intricately developed motif with intermittent cowbell hits and what seems like an electronically altered snare drum effect or perhaps he loosened the tension on the snare's strainer. And they segue into a sprightly and quirky bop vamp during "Broken Heart," abetted by the saxophonist's wailing extended notes and the drummer's brisk polyrhythmic solo. Other pieces are marked by Cyrille's rolling Afro-centric toms patterns and parts where the artists' go full throttle, based on rippling currents and rapidly paced exchanges. Hence, a job well done and perhaps additional works are in the tank, evidenced by the 50 second final track "To Be Continued." Essentially, these jazz masters transmit a compassionate and indisputably upbeat mindset from start to finish.” - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
FOREBRACE With ALEX WARD / ROBERTO SASSI / SANTIAGO HORRO / JEM DOULTON - Steeped (Relative Pitch 1052; USA) Featuring Alex Ward on clarinet & amplifier, Roberto Sassi on electric guitar, Santiago Horro on electric bass and Jem Doulton on drums. This disc was recorded live at Cafe Oto in London in February of 2016. British clarinetist and guitarist, Alex Ward, is difficult to pin down since we never know which instrument or direction he will deal with. The last two discs we’ve gotten in with Mr. Ward as a member were an acoustic trio with Duck Baker on guitar and a boisterous electric trio with Weasel Walter on drums. For a new project called Forebrace, Mr. Ward has organized a formidable electric quartet. Considering that I wasn’t familiar with any of the other members of this quartet, I was knocked out nonetheless. “Hive” kicks things off with some powerful, gut-wrenching rocking guitar and smoking electric rhythm team. About half of these pieces were written by Mr. Ward with the others group improvs. The music is well-written and focused, showing off the different talents of all four embers of this quartet. I am not sure what to call this music, but it is some sort of rock/jazz hybrid. Tight, rambunctious and in-your-face with some of the most riveting clarinet soaring over the top that I’ve in recent memory. Even the improvised pieces are consistently strong, focused and sound partially written or directed. Guitarist Roberto Sassi is often a revelation here, adding loads of tight-knit lines under and along with Mr. Ward’s expressive and unstoppable clarinet. Mr. Sassi does pull off a handful of great solos but it the way he plays that holds this colossal quartet together. In many ways this is a progressive quartet but without any of the bombast. This is yet another great surprise from the restless folks at Relative Pitch. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
HAROLD BUDD + ERALDO BERNOCCHI - Music For 'Fragments From The Inside' (Sub Rosa 239; Belgium) Originally released in 2005. The long-awaited collaborative release from legendary American minimalist composer and pianist Harold Budd and Milanese producer and experimental electronic composer Eraldo Bernocchi. Recorded during a magic night in the courtyard of a Renaissance palazzo in Siena, Italy, Music For 'Fragments From The Inside' melds Budd's light tonal wash and sparse keyboard treatments with the deep electronic rumbles of Bernocchi. An astonished piano player drifts on beats and scrapes, while bass and drones join together harmonically to produce one of the most emotionally involving compositions ever heard.
Bruce Lee Gallanter Reviews a few recent Clean Feed CDs:
FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS - What’s Wrong? (Clean Feed 392; Portugal) Featuring Andre Roligeten on tenor sax & clarinets, Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Oscar Gronberg on piano, Jon Rune Strom on bass and Tollef Ostvang on drums. This is the second disc from this fine Norwegian quintet which includes Thomas Johansson from Cortex (2 CDs on Clean Feed) and John Rune Strom from a recent Frode Gjerstad Trio (6 discs on several labels). All of the band members except for the drummer have contributed from 1-3 songs each, each piece is an original. The title track is first written by Mr. Strom. The central part of this quintet is the piano led rhythm team who are tight and feisty. Both the trumpet and tenor sax take great, spirited solos here. I dig the way the bass & drums, speed up and slow down while the pianist takes a powerful solo, on “Fool Pay”. Each piece is well-written utilizes the talents of all members if the quintet. The quirky playing and composing of the late Ornette Coleman and perhaps early Anthony Braxton seems to be an influence for this unit. We had this disc on at DMG the other day and sold a couple of copies to some in-store customers who were knocked out with what they hear. Excellent! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
DAG MAGNUS NARVESEN OCTET - Damana Cornua Copiae (Clean Feed 387; Portugal) This Norwegian octet is led by drummer Dag Magnus Narvesen and includes Kristoffer Alberts on alto sax (recent duo CD with Steve Noble & member of Cortex) and Andre Roligheten on bari sax & bass clarinet (from Alabtrosh and Friends & Neighbors). The other members of the octet names I don’t recognize from previous recordings. It takes some work to write for a five piece horn section (3 reeds, trumpet & trombone) and Mr. Narvesen does a fine job throughout. From the effervescent swing of “Tapatapa” to the sublime, lain back “Irgendwie, Irgendwa”, there is some splendid arranging going on. The octet often sounds like a small big band with tight, festive playing. While Mr. Roligheten takes an impressive bari sax solo on “Dalbrecht”, the rest of the band erupts around him in tight waves. Each of the ten compositions features a number of surprises, from short, amazing solos to complex writing and arranging which draws from third stream, modern Euro jazz sources and other sophisticated influences. Yet another jewel from the vast Clean Feed treasure chest of delights. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
LUSTMORD - Dark Matter (Touch 102; UK) Lustmord, often credited as the originator of dark ambient, presents Dark Matter. Dark Matter was derived from an audio library of cosmological activity collected between 1993 and 2003; the audio was gathered from various sources including NASA (Cape Canaveral, Ames, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arecibo), The Very Large Array, The National Radio Astronomy Observatory and various educational institutions and private contributors throughout the USA. Lustmord writes: "The universe we inhabit is a vast expanse far larger than we are able to comprehend. As we attempt to understand its underlying structure and as we gain new insight into the nature of matter, new questions arise and further gaps in our understanding are revealed. Behind the world that we experience lies a veil of darkness and much is hidden between, beyond and unseen. We are limited by our inability to truly grasp the infinite breadth of the Universe, the time scales involved in its measure and our insignificant position within. Some things will always be unknowable, and existence does not begin or end with man's conception. Everything that has ever been observed by man, even with our most sophisticated instruments amounts, to less than five percent of the universe. Approximately sixty-eight percent of the universe is unseen dark energy and approximately twenty-seven percent is unseen dark matter. We have yet to discover what dark matter is, and only know the things it is not. Although it has not been directly observed, its existence and properties are inferred from its effects on visible matter, its influence on the universe's large-scale structure, and its effects in the cosmic microwave background. The universe began of darkness, not of light. While space is a virtual vacuum, it does not mean there is no sound in space. It exists in space as naturally occurring electromagnetic vibrations, many well within the range of human hearing while others exist at different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and these can be adjusted with software to bring them within our audio range. The recordings of these interactions in space come from several different environments including radio, ultra violet, microwave and X-ray data and within these spectra a wide range of sources including interstellar plasma and molecules, radio galaxies, pulsars masers and quasars, charged particle interactions and emissions, radiation, exotic astrophysical objects, cosmic jets and flares from magnetars." Recorded in Los Angeles between October and December of 2015. Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft.
SCOTT McLAUGHLIN - There Are Neither Wholes Nor Parts (Ergodos 012; Ireland)
‘There Are Neither Wholes Nor Parts’ is the debut album from Scott McLaughlin, an Irish composer of immersive, experimental music, currently based in the UK. Immediately arresting and all-consuming, the album features highly focused performances by Quatour Bozzini, Trio Scordatura, Jonathan Sage, Iain Harrison, and the Metastable Collective. "This album is a delivery system for concentrated listening [...] it comes highly recommended..." Stephen Graham, Tempo.
JUDITH RING - What Was (Ergodos 015; Ireland) What Was is the first release devoted entirely to the music of Judith Ring. Painterly, sensuous, dark and beautiful music from one of Ireland's most important composers. Ring's work is first and foremost with the pulse in the arm that glides the bow over the string. She does not begin with a highly abstract, one-dimensional idea of that sound in notation. Her process can be described as truly experimental, in the sense of Charles Ives: open, aware, conscious, hopeful. Features performances from some of the finest exponents of new Irish music, including Paul Roe, Kate Ellis, Malachy Robinson, Michelle O'Rourke, Natasha Lohan and Concorde, as well as genre-crossing performers such as Laura Moody and Beau Stocker. "... the Vinko Globokar-esque imaginings of composer Judith Ring..." -- I Care If You Listen Magazine.
ERGODOS MUSICIANS - Songs (Ergodos 013; Ireland) Ergodos Musicians present Songs. Working with the members of Ergodos Musicians, composers Garrett Sholdice and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly arrange, re-compose, weave and stitch material drawn from the songs they love, spanning over 800 years of music, from John Dowland and Vivaldi to Steve Earle, Richard Thompson and The xx. Working closely with vocalist Michelle O'Rourke, reed player Seán Mac Erlaine and cellist Kate Ellis, they celebrate the way a melody or a lyric can live in memory, heart and limb. A 13th century hymn becomes a spacious meditation over a drone. An opera aria by Vivaldi becomes understated jazz. Sholdice takes a fragment of contemporary Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy's Yeats setting, "The White Birds" and transforms the original, re-imagining the material as a forgotten folk-song, very different from Dennehy's taut rhythmic landscape. Schlepper-Connolly's shimmering take on the traditional song "I Am Weary Of Lying Alone" becomes a vehicle for an incisive, biting sax solo from Seán Mac Erlaine. The devotional melancholy of Richard Thompson's "Beat The Retreat" is complimented by an hauntingly spare version of Dowland's "Weep You No More, Sad Fountains". American alt-country singer Steve Earle's "Goodbye" becomes a mercurial lament in Schlepper-Connolly's hands, while Sholdice's transcription of a Javanese gamelan "Ladrang" is elegant in its simplicity. The album closes with a tender, intimate re-coloring of "Angels" by UK indie trio The xx. "Nothing could better exemplify the continued vitality of the song tradition. Four stars." - "CD Choice", The Irish Times.
ERGODOS MUSICIANS - All The Ends Of The Earth (Ergodos 014; Ireland) Ergodos Musicians present All The Ends Of The Earth. Revelatory, celebratory music by Garrett Sholdice, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Linda Buckley inspired by Christmas music by a mediæval master, known simply as Léonin, and performed by Ergodos Musicians: vocalist Michelle O'Rourke, clarinetist Jonathan Sage and cellist Kate Ellis, with Sholdice and Schlepper-Connolly on piano and guitar respectively. "[An] eloquent meditation... The mood is spiritual, perhaps, but hardly sectarian, with a warm bath production style taking full advantage of studio effects" - I Care If You Listen Magazine.
THE COMET IS COMING - Channel The Spirits (Leaf 104; UK) "Channel the Spirits is a starburst galaxy, a journey through the outer reaches of the cosmos. Over twelve tracks, our fearless stargazers evoke the ghosts of bold experimentalists such as Sun Ra, Funkadelic and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, reanimate them through 21st century technology and send them off hot-stepping into the greatest party the universe has seen. Keyboards, drums and electronics shimmer and soothe one moment and wig-flip wayward the next, while saxophonist King Shabaka squeezes sounds that echo like the exaltations of visionary voyagers drifting through interplanetary space and time. They shift from the elegiac and the experimental into iridescent molten jazz and full-on intergalactic groove mode. Dusted in cosmic magic, Channel the Spirits is more than an album--it is a séance, a reckoning, a prophecy, a mission. A trans-dimensional journey. The Comet Is Coming. Look busy."
EL'BLASZCZYK ROCK BAND HIMSELF - The Quirky Lost Tapes 1993-1995 (Born Bad 085; France) The cobbled music and strange pieces from the unpublished majority of The Quirky Lost Tapes 1993-1995 are as bizarre as the genesis of El'Blaszczyk Rock Band Himself. Recorded on tape, at times featuring his ten year old little sister, the irresistible charm of El'Blaszczyk's pieces reveal a delicious bawdiness that is reminiscent of the universe of Jean Yanne, Les Charlots or Boby Lapointe. This is vaguely rhythmic garage music. El'Blaszczyk explores such topics as illness, the French resistance during WWII and medicine in general - all adding to the uniqueness of it all. More than a joke, these pieces are subtle and accomplished, but something suggests that these recordings are also their first plays. In parallel to his schooling at the Beaux Arts, El'Blaszczyk was a student of Christian Eloy, the eminent composer of concrete music and head of the electroacoustic creation of class at the National Conservatory of Bordeaux. No doubt a magneto-phage animal, being a student of Eloy's and his time at the academy reinforced his electro-artisanal approach to music. This period of study and intense creativity allowed him to explore a new path to infinite perspectives, but the academic expectations were ultimately codified - productions for the "less displaced" were received with great caution. The academy allowed him access to a usually difficult to mobilize instrumentation by an amateur: Grand piano, Hammond organ, orchestral percussion, drums, synths and VCS3 Moog 55. The sound database has also served as much to his compositions of concrete and electronic music as it did to his pop productions. Individual schedules provision of the studio is often very late - nightlife in working time was perfectly suited to the more diverse sides. Most of the time, El'Blaszczyk proceeded himself to his own sound recordings. A good disciple of his elder's electro acousticians, he tracked his sounds, its unwavering Nagra shoulder.
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Back in stock & now on sale:
YUSEF LATEEF & ADAM RUDOLPH - Live in Seattle (Yal 229; USA) Featuring Yusef Lateef on tenor sax, flutes, shenai, keyboards & voice and Adam Rudolph on hand percussion, thumb piano, gongs, multiphonic voice and selyafluten (Norwegian overtone flute). Although this concert was recorded in 199, it has not been distributed until now. This set was superbly recorded. It begins with solemn flute and hushed percussion sounds. There is a exquisite balance/dynamic between these two master musicians, a magical, organic flow that goes back and forth, expands and contracts. Both Mr. Lateef and and Mr. Rudolph do a small of amount of singing which is subtle and fits perfectly with the vibe of the music. The overall feeling is ritualistic and casts a hypnotic spell. This music has a special way of transporting us to another world which seems hopeful and calm at the center. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10 (new sale price)
Reissues & Archival Recordings:
SAHIB SHIHAB With OLE MOLIN/ALLAN BOTSCHINSKY/NIELS-HENNING ORSTEDT PERESEN/ALEX RIEL - Sahib's Jazz Party (Skokiaan 006; Germany) Skokiaan present a reissue of Sahib Shihab's Sahib's Jazz Party, originally released in 1964. In a time before jazz music went free and avant garde, there were a couple of inspired souls who put an emphasis on extended jams and improvised, yet melodic parts based on a rather repetitive rhythm background. The result in turning away from the rather artistic and complicated bebop was the modal jazz that came up in the second half of the 1950s, lasting as the leading style until the mid to late '60s. Sahib Shihab can be seen as one of the protagonists of modal jazz despite being more of an underground star in the scene and being more popular in Europe than in the USA, from where he originates. He often worked as a member of an ensemble but had a couple of albums out as a bandleader. Sahib's Jazz Party is his third album as a bandleader. Recorded live in its entirety Sahib's Jazz Party features a few highly entertaining announcements by the master himself leaving the impression that Sahib was a bit far out that day. The performance is beautiful and passionate. He plays flute and saxophone backed up by a Danish jazz orchestra even with an electric guitar, in clean mode of course. Especially in the third part of the "Conversation" piece the dialogues between saxophone and trumpet are amazing while in "Charade" Shihab uses his flute to conjure a mind-relaxing atmosphere. The rhythms are all quite hot and whipping. The drummers must be some kind of madmen. Yes, there are two drummers indicated for the "Conversation" long track and the ever pulsating and vibrating rhythm patterns will prove that right. Bass and guitar rather back up everything and fill the gaps with simple notes which add just enough to leave the whole picture feeling full and round. Sahib's Jazz Party holds the same level as the most appreciated works of Miles Davis and John Coltrane during their modal jazz stint. All-in-all, the whole band is steaming and so full of passion, any listener will be electrified without fail.
AFRICAN VIRTUOSES - The Classic Guinean Guitar Group (Sterns Africa 3024; UK) The Classic Guinean Guitar Group features instrumental recordings, made between 1970 and 1983 by the guitar-playing Diabaté brothers of Guinea, who, in various formations, led the African Virtuoses. These lush, intricate and lilting, their music carries echoes of Spain, Latin America and even the Paris of Django Reinhardt, yet its roots lie deep in Maninka traditions. This is African acoustic guitar music at its most intimate and beguiling.
URGENT JUMPING - East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics (Sterns Africa 3067-68; UK) A collection of 27 East African golden oldies from the '70s and '80s compiled by the British DJ and journalist John Armstrong. One well-known word and a phrase in KiSwahili - "safari" and "hakuna matata" - are both useful and euphonious, but they aren't enough for a sophisticated music-lover. "Zilipendwa" denotes an object of admiration, but in a musical context it applies to what might be called "golden oldies". "Serebuka" is a lovely word that translates as "blissful expressive dance". "Musiki wa dansi" (the KiSwahili-English exchange goes both ways) is the general term for "zilipendwa" that inspires "serebuka", and it's what this double-album is all about. KiSwahili is spoken throughout East Africa (a first language for many people, a lingua franca for most) and is sung in various musical styles, but other languages give voice to other styles in this culturally diverse region, and musiki wa dansi encompasses some of them, too. One of the most prominent is benga, which originated in the 1970s among musicians of the Luo ethnic group in western Kenya, drawing on traditional rhythms and melodies but wielding electric guitars and basses. From further west came rumba and soukous, brought by Congolese émigrés to Kenya and Tanzania, where they formed bands that often included musicians from all three countries, sang in Lingala, KiSwahili and local languages, and have been enormously popular and influential since the '60s. The Arabic and Indian complexions of taraab from Zanzibar, Lamu and other islands off the East African coast colored pop music in the mainland cities of Mombassa, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam as well, particularly with the chakacha beat. Armstrong gives lively recollections of a bygone time in a wonderful place grace the album booklet. Two and one half hours of 21 Kenyan, Tanzanian and Congolese bands. Features: L'Orch. Dar International, Afro 70, Kauma Boys Band, Super Mambo Jazz Band "69", Maquis du Zaire, Victoria Jazz Band, Orchestre Conga Internationale, The Golden Kings Band, Sunburst Band, Urafiki Jazz Band, L'Orchestre Grand Piza, Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali and the Kikulacho Yahoos Band, L'Orch. Moja One, Sega Sega Band, L'Orchestre Super Mambo, Earthquake Jazz Band, Vijana Jazz Band, Orchestre Special Liwanza, Juwata Jazz Band and Orchestre Super Jambo.
2 CD Set $20
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes Vol. 2 (Tummy Tapes 002; Spain) Tummy Tapes present the long-awaited second installment of The Velvet Underground's The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes. Recorded through a microphone jammed in the back of Lou Reed's amp right around the release of their third album, The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes are formidable in their unadulterated rock and roll fire and fury. They are a revelation for anyone who hasn't paid close attention to Reed's dynamic guitar playing which in this set is a monolithic roar, a pulverizing electronic "kaiju" (strange beast) grinding the whole universe into pebble and sand. Paste-on covers. All tracks recorded at The Boston Tea Party on March 15, 1969.
CAMBERWELL NOW With CHARLES HAYWARD - The EP Collection (Modern Classics 922; USA) "Taking inspiration from seafaring and imperialism, and the fact that the music was created within close proximity to the meridian line in Greenwich, the Meridian EP was originally intended to be a project for This Heat. The group's departing member Charles Bullen plays on the opening track, 'Cutty Sark', named for the famed British clipper ship. The second EP, 1987's Greenfingers, was their final recorded work and, according to Hayward, 'it's possible to hear the group atomizing and preparing to go its separate ways' within its grooves. The only This Heat or Camberwell Now recording not to have been produced at Brixton's Cold Storage studios, it was recorded as a DIY exercise and -- unusually for either of the groups -- was not pored over laboriously for a great deal of time. The EP also saw the addition of a new member, Maria Lamburn, primarily on sax, whose 'Element Unknown' was inspired by her experiences in the nuclear protest camp at Greenham Common. Comprising tracks that overlapped between This Heat and Camberwell Now, the EPs concerned themselves with information technology, surveillance, propaganda and what Hayward describes as 'day-to-day, hand-to-mouth survival' -- all pertinent concerns in a fractured Britain under the rule of right-wing 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher, and perhaps still as pertinent today in fractured, recession-hit, isolationist Britain. The group dispersed after a final European tour, amicably, quietly, and differently, the latter their MO throughout a unique career. Goronwy, Hayward and Rickard all share their experiences and thoughts on The Camberwell Now in liner notes accompanying this landmark release: young and old, birth and death captured on two sides of vinyl. Official vinyl re-issue in collaboration with original members. 24 bit/96 kHz re-master from original analog tapes. Restored art, expanded to a gatefold tip-on jacket. Includes download card with two bonus tracks. 8 page booklet with track notes by the artists, lyrics and archival photos."
LP Only $25
JORGE ANTUNES - Musica Eletronica (Mental Experience 007; Spain) Considered the first electro-acoustic/electronic album made in Brazil, Mental Experience presents the first vinyl reissue of Jorge Antunes's Música Eletrônica, originally released in 1975. During the early '60s, Antunes built his own components for making electronic music: theremin, sawtooth oscillator, a spring-reverb device, a frequency filter. The works on Música Eletrônica were recorded at Antunes's home studio and at the Electronic Music Laboratory of the Institute Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On "Valsa Sideral" (1962), Antunes uses artificial echo and reverberation by feedback between the recording heads, creating the first Brazilian work consisting only of electronic tones. "Auto-Retrato Sobre Paisaje Porteño" (1969/1970) is an amazing piece of early turntablism on which Antunes "samples" an old tango vinyl record, using it as a loop and for sound effects/manipulation, and mixes it with electronic sound effects and cut voice manipulation/sound poetry. The version included here features the audio collage which Antunes created to criticize the military regimes from Brazil and Argentine. This version wasn't used on the original LP to avoid any problems with censorship. "Cinta Cita" (1969) was the first piece recorded by Antunes at a professional studio. Pure electronic sounds and pulsating rhythms use filtered noise and synthetic sounds created by additive synthesis. "Contrapunctus Contra Contrapunctus" (1962) was created using tape splicing, micro-assemblies and tape manipulation. "Historia de un Pueblo por Nacer ou Carta Abierta a Vassili Vassilikos y a todos los Pesimistas" (1970) with its sinusoidal sounds and low frequencies, was inspired by the plot of the novel and film Z (1969) by Vassili Vassilikos. In the original audio of this work, Antunes used a quotation from the International Communist anthem. To avoid censorship problems, he cut that passage for inclusion on the original LP. The uncensored, original version is presented here. In 1970, Antunes did research at the Institute of Sonology at the University of Utrecht with a specialization in Computer Music (working with the Electrologia X-8 computer). During the '70s he worked under the guidance of Pierre Schaeffer and Iannis Xenakis amongst others. Antunes is presently the Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio of the University of Brasilia and President of the Brazilian Society for Electroacoustic Music. Included in this LP is an insert with liner notes and photos. Master tape sound. Mandatory for anyone into Pierre Henry, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Schaeffer, Louis & Bebe Baron, Ilhan Mimaroglu, Morton Subotnick, Stockhausen.
COLOGNE CURIOSITIES - The Unknown Krautrock Underground 1972-1976 (Mental Experience 005; Spain) The Nuggets (1972) of krautrock, Cologne Curiosities collects for the first time on vinyl, all the otherwise unpublished/un-reissued material that originally appeared on the three Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive CDs released on Virgin in 1996. These CD only releases were originally compiled by Trevor Manwaring (Paratactile, Impetus, Virgin, Harmonia Mundi) from tapes supplied to him by Toby Robinson. Toby, aka The Mad Twiddler, aka Genius P. Orridge, is well-known to krautrock collectors as one of a number of engineers working at Stockhausen's WDR and Dierks Studio in Cologne in the mid-1970s, where he assisted on recordings by many famous kraut bands such as Can, Birth Control, Mythos and Dzyan. The recordings included here were made between 1972 and 1976 using studios in and around Cologne, produced by Toby Robinson for his own amusement. Bands would come in for practice sessions, to record demos, and during slack periods, impromptu jams would happen. Most of these sessions were recorded by Toby, and they feature Toby himself plus a revolving cast of friends and musicians (some of them apparently big kraut names under pseudonym). Including lost-in-time bands/studio projects like Astral Army, Fuerrote, Spirulina and Baal among others, the music here ranges from killer proto-new wave kraut psych to wild space rock, proto-ambient electronic, dark psychedelia and raw kosmische sounds with lots of analog synths/Moog. It was during that time in Cologne, that Toby, along with Fluxus artist Robin Page, gave birth to the mysterious and controversial Pyramid label, for which these tracks were originally made for. 24-bit domain remaster from the original master tapes. Insert with detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman (Ultima Thule, The Crack In The Cosmic Egg (2007)). Also features: Chronos, Neil Andersen and Ten To Zen. RIYL: Pink Floyd, Gila, Cluster, Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül II, Popol Vuh, Cosmic Jokers.
2 LP Set $34
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for September of 2016:
THE STONE is located at the NW corner of Avenue C & East 2nd Sts.
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - CHES SMITH - SEPT 27–OCT 2
8 pm - CONGS FOR BRUMS- Ches Smith (drums, vibraphone and electronics)
Solo music by Ches Smith for drums, vibraphone and electronics.
10 pm - TANKS - Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Toby Driver (bass) Ches Smith (drums) Loud and dark.
8 and 10 pm - THESE ARCHES - Tim Berne (alto sax) Herb Robertson (trumpet) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Andrea Parkins (accordion) Devin Hoff (bass) Ches Smith (drums)
8 and 10 pm - WE ALL BREAK - Daniel Brevil, Markus Schwartz (traditional Haitian percussion) Matt Mitchell (piano) Ches Smith (drums, percussion)
An intersection of Haitian Vodou drums and contemporary improvised music.
8 pm - Duck Baker (guitar) - A rare NY concert by this legendary fingerstyle guitarist whose unprecedented range runs from ragtime through swing to modern masters like Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols and on to free improvisation.
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - DAVID KRAKAUER - OCT 4–9
8 pm - Krakauer With Strings - David Krakauer (clarinet) Sara Caswell (violin)
8 pm - The Big Picture Orchestra - David Krakauer (clarinet) Sara Caswell (violin) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Rob Schwimmer (piano, hakken continuum, theramin) Brad Jones
8 pm - Krakauer Plays Zorn - David Krakauer (clarinet) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Keepalive (sampler) Jerome Harris (bass) Michael Sarin (drums)
8 pm - Ancestral Groove - David Krakauer (clarinet) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Keepalive (sampler) Jerome Harris (bass) Michael Sarin (drums)
8 pm - Breath and Hammer: Clarinet, Piano, Electronics - David Krakauer (clarinet) Kathleen Tagg (piano)
10 pm - John Schott—Actual Trio - John Schott (guitar) Dan Seamans (bass) John Hanes (drums) - A RARE & SPECIAL NY PERFORMANCE BY THIS FAB BAY AREA TRIO!!
8 pm - Acoustic Klezmer Quartet - David Krakauer (clarinet) Will Holshouser (accordion) Jerome Harris (bass) Michael Sarin (drums)
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.
Music Dance Poetry Justice - In GARDENS Series 2016
In Gardens 2016 presented by Arts for Art
Saturday 10/1 @ 6BC Garden “Race & Resistance”
2 pm: Daniel Carter - reeds / Todd Nicholson - bass / Newman Taylor Baker - drums
3 pm: Poetry Reading: Billy Cancel | Aaron Howard & the Octave Doctors
3:45: Michael Wimberly Trio: Michael Wimberly - drums, djembe / Larry Roland - bass, Waldron Ricks - trumpet
4:45: Jason Kao Hwang Trio - Jason Kao Hwang violin / Todd Nicholson - bass / Michael TA Thompson - drums
Sunday 10/2 @ 6BC Garden “Race & Resistance”
2 pm: Lester Saint Louis - solo cello
3 pm: James Brandon Lewis - tenor sax / Chad Taylor - drums
3:45: Andrea Wolper - voice / Ken Filiano - bass
4:45: Charles Downs’ Centipede - Ras Moshe - tenor sax / Joe McPhee - tenor sax / Larry Roland- bass / Billy Stein - guitar / Charles Downs - drums
Saturday 10/8 @ FIRST STREET GREEN “An Un-Columbus Celebration”
2 pm: Bern Nix Trio: Bern Nix - guitar / Reggie Sylvester - drums / Francois Grillot - bass
3 pm: Jason Jordan / PNP / Omar Tamez - guitar / Zak Sherzad - cello
3:45: New AfroHORN: Sam Newsome - soprano saxophone / Roman Diaz - percussion, Francisco Mora-Catlett - drums
4:45: The Andrew Lamb Equation - Andrew Lamb - sax, flute, clarinet / Larry Roland - bass, poetry, Warren Smith - drums, percussion / Jose Abreu - percussion
Sunday 10/9 @ FIRST STREET GREEN “An Un-Columbus Celebration”
1:30 pm: Ben Cohen - tenor sax / Dave Miller - drums / Eli Wallace Keys
2:15 pm: Yoni Kretzmer - tenor sax / Federico Ughi - drums
3 pm: Djassi DaCosta Johnson - dance / Shayna Dulberger - bass
3:45: Brandon Lopez Trio: Brandon Lopez - bass / Alejandro Florez - guitar / Carlo Costa - drums
4:45: Fay Victor Trio: Fay Victor - voice / Sam Newsome - soprano sax / William Parker - bass
The CORNELIA STREET CAFE - 212-989-9319
29 Cornelia St in the heart of the West Greenwich Village, NYC
Friday Sep 30
6:00PM FROM WHITMAN TO GINSBERG: POEMS THAT CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM - Cindy Hochman; Richard Hott; Art Gatti; Roberto Mendoza Ayala; From Whitman to Ginsberg: Poems that Challenge Conventional Wisdom image
9:00PM & 10:30PM GEORGE GARZONE, SOFT CORE PORN TRIO - George Garzone, tenor sax; Klaus Norgaard, bass; RJ Miller, drums
Saturday Oct 01
9:00PM & 10:30PM RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS - Ryan Keberle, trombone, melodica; Camila Meza, voice, guitar; Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Jorge Roeder, bass; Eric Doob, drums
Oct 02 8:35PM DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ULTRAFAUX - Michael Joseph Harris, guitar; Sami Arefin, guitar; Eddie Hrybyk, bass
Mon Oct 3rd:
8:30PM AMRAM & CO - David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums; Rene Hart, bass; Elliot Peper, bongos
Tues Oct 4th:
8:00PM VOXECSTATIC: LAURA CAMPISI QUARTET - A NEW SONGBOOK - Laura Campisi, voice, composition; Q Morrow, guitar; Yoshi Waki, bass; Peter Kronreif, drums
9:30PM VOXECSTATIC: CHRISTIANE KARAM QUINTET - Christiane Karam, voice; Ismail Lumanovski, clarinet; Alon Yavnai, piano; Peter Slavov, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion
Wednesday Oct 05
8:01PM SOFIA RIBEIRO & ANDRES ROTMISTROVSKY DUO - voice & bass
Thursday Oct 06
8:00PM ADAM KOLKER, STEVE CARDENAS, BILLY MINTZ - Adam Kolker, tenor sax, clarinet; Steve Cardenas, guitar; Billy Mintz, drums
9:30PM CAROLINE DAVIS QUARTET - Caroline Davis, saxophone; Julian Shore, piano; Tamir Shmerling, bass; Jay Sawyer, drums
Friday Oct 07
9:00PM & 10:30PM TYSHAWN SOREY TRIO - Tyshawn Sorey, drums, comp.; Cory Smythe, piano; Chris Tordini, bass
Saturday Oct 08
9:00PM & 10:30PM TYSHAWN SOREY TRIO - Tyshawn Sorey, drums, comp.; Cory Smythe, piano; Chris Tordini, bass
Sunday Oct 09
8:35PM MICHAEL BLANCO, CD RELEASE: SPIRIT FORWARD - John Ellis, tenor sax; Lage Lund, guitar; Clarence Penn, drums; Michael Blanco, bass
Friday, September 30th 8:00 PM
Sets at 8 and 9 pm - To Be Continued
Carol Liebowitz – Piano
Claire de Brunner – Bassoon
Daniel Carter – Saxophones, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute
Kevin Norton – Vibraphone, Percussion
Yoon Sun Choi, solo \ Gabriel Zucker’s Weighting
Monday, October 3rd 8:30 PM
Blaser / Lossing / Seok
Samuel Blaser, trombone
Russ Lossing, piano
Dayeon Seok, drums
Wednesday, October 5th 8:30 PM
8:30pm – Yoon Sun Choi, piano and voice
9:30pm – Weighting (Gabriel Zucker, Tyshawn Sorey, Adam O’Farrill, Eric Trudel)
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.
Shapeshifter September Schedule:
Charlie Rauh, guitar
David Rothenberg, clarinets
John Wieczorek, percussion
9:30: Theo Walentiny Octet
Free Workshop: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Live Performances: 8:30 - 11:00 PM
Digital and Acoustic Sessions: Part VII: Integrating Ableton Live with Moogs, Modular Synths and live instruments -
Free/Open Workshop Featuring Lex Sadler of Rhythm and Stealth, Julian Elvira and Ableton Certified Trainers Vasco Ispirian and Dan Freeman (CØm1x).
Live Performances by: Lex Sadler's Rhythm and Stealth, Vasco Ispirian and Julian Elvira, Bruno Bellisimo and Dan FreeMan (CØm1x) No cover charge.
8:15p - The Ryan Carraher Group
Oct 9 -
6pm: Kiyohime on Sado Island
Kojima Chieko with Kaoru Watanabe Ensemble
7p - Daniel Arthur Trio
8:15pm: Tony Grey | Galactic Duo featuring Ian Maciak
Tony Grey (bass) and Ian Maciak (drums)
Shapeshifter is located at
18 Whitwell Place in Brooklyn, NY
R train to Union stop
Sound It Out series @ Greenwich House
Concerts, Sept-Dec 2016
Thursday, October 6, 8:00 p.m. – Altoissimo!
Roman Filiu Quartet: Roman Filiu, alto saxophone; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Thomas Morgan, double-bass; Billy Hart, drums
Saturday, October 15, 8:00 p.m. – Strings and Things!
Hank Roberts Sextet: Hank Roberts, cello; Dana Lyn, violin; Mike McGinnis; reeds; Brian Drye, trombone; Jacob Sacks, piano; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 p.m. – From the Windy City Scene!
Jason Stein’s Hearts & Minds: Jason Stein, bass clarinet; Paul Giallorenzo, synthesizer, pianet; Chad Taylor drums
Thursday, November 3, 8:00 p.m. – Hot New Trio!
Anna Webber’s Simple Trio - Anna Webber, saxophones; Matt Mitchell, piano; John Hollenbeck, drums
Friday, November 4, 8:00 p.m. – Beautiful New Ensemble!
Oded Lev-Ari Group: Oded Lev-Ari, conductor; full band lineup, TBA
Saturday, November 12, 8:00 p.m. – In Praise of Ornette!
Fay Victor’s In Praise of Ornette: Fay Victor, voice, arrangements, text; Darius Jones, alto saxophone; Kenny Wessel, electric guitar; Sean Conly, double-bass
Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 p.m. – Guitar Double-Bill!
Mike Baggetta Trio + Anders Nilsson Trio: Mike Baggetta, guitar; Jerome Harris, bass; Billy Mintz, drums; Anders Nilsson, guitar; Michaël Attias, alto saxophone; Ken Filiano, double-bass
Friday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. – Great Quintet!
Dave Scott Quintet: Dave Scott, trumpet; Rich Perry, tenor saxophone; Gary Versace, piano; John Hébert, double-bass; Satoshi Takeishi, drums
Thursday, December 15, 8:00 p.m. – Powerhouse Double-Bill!
Mara Rosenbloom Trio + Sean Conly’s Re: Action+1
Mara Rosenbloom, piano; Sean Conly, double-bass; Chad Taylor, drums
Sean Conly, double-bass; Michaël Attias & Tony Malaby, saxes; Kris Davis, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums
Greenwich House Music School:
46 Barrow Street, just west of 7th Avenue South in New York City’s West Village; / www.greenwichhouse.org, 212-242-4770
Friday 30 September
7 PM - Rebow Ensemble
Alyssa Greengrass, et al.
9 PM - Felix Del Tredici, Bass Trombone music with animation
Saturday 1 October
9 PM - Guy Klucevsek in John King: Born Into Flames
Sunday 2 October
3 PM - David Whitwell: Radical Brass
5 PM - Maurizio Grandinetti, guitar (Basel, Switzerland): Music for electric guitar:
Junghae Lee - Lunatico for electric guitar (2006)*
Paul Dolden - Bebop Baghdad (2013)* for electric guitar, and stereo tape
Hughes Dufourt - La cité des saules (1997) ) for electric guitar
Elliott Sharp - Seek for electric guitar (2006)*
Alex Buess - Ata-11 for electric guitar and electronics (2006)*
7 PM- Marcelo Toledo, Jorge Chikar
Thursday 6 October
7:30 PM- Rosella Spinosa: Contemporary piano music for vintage, silent films
Ms. Spinosa will present her own compositions in accompaniment to a silent movie, to be determined.
Thursday 6 October
9 PM- Joel Forrester, piano – Music for Real and Imaginary Silent Films
Microscopic Septet co-founder Joel Forrester will accompany Ladislaw Starovich's stop-motion masterpiece THE MASCOT and a creepy Mickey Mouse called THE MAD DOCTOR. With whatever time remains he will play music for imaginary silent films .
Friday 7 October
7 PM - Aquiles Hadjis L. (Tokyo), guitar and electronics
Aquiles Hadjis (Maracaibo, 1981)
8:30 PM - New [Complexity] British Invasion: Pianist Jacob Rhodebeck performs Michael Finnissy’s “Folklore,” an ambitious work 80 minutes in length.
Event 1 of 3 of the New [Complexity] British Invasion Festival
Saturday 8 October
7 PM - David Whitwell / Xenophobia Quartet (Berlin / NYC)
The Xenophobia Quartet was formed in 2015 in New York City and Dresden, Germany. Pianist Marius Moritz, percussionist Steffen Roth, saxophonist Jonathan Strauch and trombonist David Whitwell came together in New York City firstly to create a new anti xenophobia . . .
Saturday 8 October
9 PM - New [Complexity] British Invasion: Gleb Kanasevich, Clarinet (two world premieres +)
Gleb Kanasevich - Subtraction (2016) world premiere
James Erber - Strange Moments of Intimacy (1999-2001) U.S. premiere
Rahilia Hasanova - Agog (1994)
Nigel McBride - new work (2016) world premiere
Event 2 of 3 of the New [Complexity] British Invasion Festival
Sunday 9 October
3 PM - Yukiko Sekino, piano
Prelude #16, “Mind the Gap” (2012)
Prelude #17, “Mind the Gap” (2012, world premiere)
Prelude # 19, “Mind the Gap” (2012, world premiere)
Aaron Copland - Piano Variations
Dai Fujikura - Two Little Piano Pieces: seksek and AYATORI (2011)
Piano Studies: Deepened Arc and Frozen Heat (1998)
Alexander Scriabin - Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70
121 Ludlow #2
New York, NY 10002
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
KRIS DAVIS + CRAIG TABORN - Two Pianos! Kris Davis and Craig Taborn perform together in an evening of original compositions and improvisations.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
THE VINNY GOLIA QUARTET WITH TIM BERNE, KEN FILIANO + MICHAEL TA THOMPSON
509 Atlantic Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
SUBWAY - Train lines 2, 3, 4, 5, D, M, N, R, B & Q and the LIRR arrive at Atlantic Avenue-Barclay’s Center; G train to Fulton Street. A, C, Trains to Hoyt-Schermehorn
JOHN ZORN’s Music & Performances October, 2016
OCT 20 - COMPOSER PORTRAIT AT MILLER THEATRE
OCT 22 - BAGATELLES SHUFFLE CONCERT at NATIONAL SAWDUST - 20 BANDS!!!
BAGATELLES QUARTET: JOHN ZORN / DAVE DOUGLAS / TREVOR DUNN / KENNY WOLLESEN
JULIAN LAGE-GYAN RILEY
JIM BLACK TRIO
CRAIG TABORN SOLO
CHRIS OTTO-MARK FELDMAN
MATT HOLLENBERG QUARTET
MARY HALVORSON QUARTET
ERIK FRIEDLANDER-MICHAEL NICOLAS
JAMIE SAFT TRIO
SYLVIE COURVOISIER AND MARK FELDMAN
JIM BLACK GUITAR QUARTET
HARRIS EISENSTADT TRIO
OCT 23 - 24 - COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE AT THE GUGGENHEIM
1. HARLEQUIN (2014) 6’00
Tara O'Connor - flute
Josh Rubin - clarinet, bass clarinet
Rebekah Heller - bassoon
Kyle Armbrust - viola
2. COLOMBINA (2015) 6’00
Sarah Brailey - voice
Eliza Bagg - voice
Rachel Calloway - voice
Kirsten Sollek - voice
3. SCARAMOUCHE (2015) 6’00
Steve Gosling - piano
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Tyshawn Sorey - drums
4. PULCINELLA (2015) 5’30"
American Brass Quintet
Kevin Cobb - trumpet
Louis Hanzlik - trumpet
Eric Reed - horn
Michael Powell - trombone
John D. Rojak - bass trombone
5. PIERROT (2015) 6'30
Jay Campbell - cello
Mike Nicolas - cello
Jeff Zeigler - cello
Mihai Marica - cello