DMG Newsletter for August 11th, 2017
In Some Far Place, Many Light Years in Space
I’ll Wait for You. I'll Wait for You
Where Human Eyes Have Never Seen
We will Build a World of Abstract Dream
And I’ll Wait for You..!
We are Still Waiting for Sun Ra to Return
To Lead us out of the Land of Nod
While we Wait, Check out these Important Discs from:
The Righteous Return of Sun Ra’s ‘The Magic City! MZM: Myra Melford / Zeena Parkins / Miya Masaoka! Zeena’s Music for Three Harps, Tuning Forks & Electronics! Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp 7 CD Set! New from FMR: Paul Dunmall/Matt Shipp/John Edwards/Mark Sanders! Tipple: Frode Gjerstad / David Watson / Kevin Norton!
Steve Beresford/Trevor Taylor/Ian Brighton! Alvin Fielder/Damon Smith/Joe Hertenstein Qt! Orion Tango: Tim Motzer/Meehan/Carlstedt! Krzysztof Penederecki! Phil Ranelin! Stan Getz/Gary Burton/Chet Baker Qt! Andrea Belfi! Cecil Taylor! Amalgam 3 CD Set! The Last of the Ken Vandermark Momentum Stone Boxes!
THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:
Sunday, August 13th:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax - Welcome Home from Euro Tour Set!
7pm: BRANDON LOPEZ - Solo ContraBass!
Sunday, August 20th:
6pm: RAS MOSHE and MUSIC NOW!
7pm: REDS & WHITES: JOHN WELSH / AUSTIN WHITE / ANDERS ZELINSKI!
Sunday, August 27th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO & NICHOLAS JOZWIAK - Clarinet and Cello Duo!
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: DOUBLE B: 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
SUN RA - ‘THE MAGIC CITY’ Finally Reissued The Best way Possible!
In stock This Saturday! Being Beamed Down Via the Intergalactic Cosmic Express!!!
SUN RA - The Magic City (Cosmic Myth 01; USA) “For this definitive edition, historical and technical notes are provided by noted jazz historian Ben Young, who restored and remastered the album with his Triple Point Records partner Joe Lizzi. Both men have been recognized for their extensive work on the Grammy Nominated Albert Ayler boxset, released on Revenant records in 2005.
On the original 1965 The Magic City LP, issued on Saturn, the monster 27-1/2 minute title track sprawled across side A. Ra customarily supervised the Arkestra's improvisational process via keyboard cues or hand signals. He was always in charge—hence critic Simon Adams describing the title track as "27 minutes of controlled freedom." "The Magic City" was never performed in concert; saxophonist John Gilmore said it was "unreproducible, a tapestry of sound."
Although shorter in scope than side A's magnum opus, the four works on The Magic City's flip side reflect the same improvisational approach, spatiality, and lack of structure. One session outtake, "Other Worlds," an alternate version of "Shadow World," is included as a bonus track on side B.
First-generation Saturn pressings of The Magic City were monophonic. A full stereo version had been issued on Sun Ra's Thoth subsidiary label sometime after 1969; however, it suffered from a technical flaw that prevented many copies of the LP from tracking cleanly through the first cut on side B. A 1973 gatefold LP reissue on Impulse featured reprocessed stereo. For this definitive reissue, Cosmic Myth Records used stereo sources which are superior to the Thoth pressing.”
Two Great New Discs from ZEENA PARKINS:
MYRA MELFORD / ZEENA PARKINS / MIYA MASAOKA - MZM (Infrequent Seams 1015; USA) Featuring Myra Melford on acoustic & prepared piano, Zeena Parkins on electric harp & electronics and Miya Masaoka on 21-string koto. Last week (August 1st-6th, 2017), harpist and composer Zeena Parkins was in residency at The Stone. She utilized different personnel and concepts on each set, keeping things challenging/unpredictable for the listener with every set. I caught several sets and was knocked out by each one. The first night of her residency, the great trio called MZM played and were something else. This disc was recorded live at Hertz Hall at the University of California in Berkeley. All three women have a relationship with the Bay Area, Ms. Melford teaches at Mills College, where Ms. Parkins once had a residency and where Ms. Masaoka used to live before moving to New York from San Diego. All three women are longtime improvisers with numerous bands or projects under their belts as well as being gifted composers. Ms. Parkins has a custom hand-made electric harp which she has been playing for more than thirty years and it gives her a distinctive sound. Since Ms. Masaoka plays her koto in un-traditional ways and Ms. Melford plays inside the piano, many of the sounds are unconventional, often blurring the lines between who is doing which sound and in varied situations. The muted strings inside the piano and the bent notes from Ms. Parkins electric harp and Ms. Masaoka’s large koto blend successfully into an ever-changing, organic creature. Much of this music is spare or spacious with a good deal of attention to detail or nuance. I found that the closer I listened and the more patient I remained, the more I heard several layers of interaction going on. Most impressive if you take the time to let it flow. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
ZEENA PARKINS With IKUE MORI / et al - Three Harps, Tuning Forks & Electronics (Good Child Music 0006; USA) Featuring Zeena Parkins on harp, electronics & composition with harpists: Nuiko Wadden, Kristen Theriault and Megan Conley plus guest Ikue Mori on electronics. This piece was first constructed for choreographer Neil Greenberg in 2008. Ms. Parkins has been working with dancers and choreographers since moving to NY in 1985. She has also been experimenting with both acoustic and her custom-made electric harp. Instead of over-dubbing her harps. Ms. Parkins decided to work with a trio of harpists who had to realize the more extended techniques that Zeena has been working on for more than thirty years. The results show the many ways that Ms. Parkins’ experiments have come up with new and unusual sounds which evoke a variety of creative spirits. It is rare to three acoustics harps playing together and the combination is extraordinary. Interlocking lines, muted and manipulated strings dance tightly together in majestic, cascading waves. Towards the end of this piece, the repeating lines have a Philip Glass-like effect yet consistently shift in tempo and dynamics, so that we never know where they will end up. On “Determined”, there are layers of ghost-like echoes or electronics which add a somewhat disorienting quality, buzzing like hundreds of bees reverberating together. On the final piece, “Coda”, it sounds as if the harps have multiplied, expanding to a more complex orchestral sound. Each time I play this disc, I hear more layers of ideas emanating through varied harmonies and thoughtful arrangements. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
IVO PERELMAN / MATTHEW SHIPP 7 CD Set SALE!
Only the Leo Label would release 7 CDs by the same duo plus guest(s): Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp at the same time! We have worked out a deal, so here it is: Take all 7 discs and pay just $99, saving $20 for the entire package. You can also pick any one disc for $17 or take three or more for $16 each. This sale will run until the next newsletter on Friday, August 18th. We are taking pre-orders now and the discs won’t be here for 1 - 2 weeks so please be patient. We have just 5 sets for sale so please don’t wait too long. thanks - BLG/DMG:
IVO PERELMAN / MATTHEW SHIPP With WILLIAM PARKER - The Art of Perelman-Shipp: Volume 1: Titan (Leo 794; UK)
IVO PERELMAN / MATTHEW SHIPP With BOBBY KAPP - The Art of Perelman-Shipp: Volume 2: Tarvos (Leo 795; UK)
IVO PERELMAN / MATTHEW SHIPP With WHIT DICKEY - The Art of Perelman-Shipp: Volume 3: Pandora (Leo 796; UK)
IVO PERELMAN / MATTHEW SHIPP With MICHAEL BISIO - The Art of Perelman-Shipp: Volume 4: Hyperion (Leo 797; UK)
IVO PERELMAN / MATTHEW SHIPP With MICHAEL BISIO / WHIT DICKEY - The Art of Perelman-Shipp: Volume 5: Titan (Leo 798; UK)
IVO PERELMAN / MATTHEW SHIPP - The Art of Perelman-Shipp: Volume 6: Saturn (Leo 786; UK)
IVO PERELMAN / MATTHEW SHIPP With ANDREW CYRILLE - The Art of Perelman-Shipp: Volume 7: Dione (Leo 799; UK)
New from FMR:
PAUL DUNMALL / MATTHEW SHIPP / JOHN EDWARDS / MARK SANDERS - Live in London (FMR 445; UK) Featuring Paul Dunmall on tenor sax, Matthew Shipp on piano, John Edwards on contrabass and Mark Sanders on drums. This set was recorded live at Cafe Oto in London in February of 2010. Although Paul Dunmall has worked with the Edwards/Sanders rhythm team on dozens of sessions, it was a rarity for Mr. Dunmall to work with Downtown piano great Matt Shipp. The following year, Mr. Dunmall and Mr. Shipp did play with another rhythm team (Joe Morris & Gerald Cleaver) at the Vision Festival in NYC. I remember that set well as it was pretty f*cking incredible.
The set on this disc is equally amazing: explosive, way intense and absolutely riveting! The opening flurry has that wonderful free/spiritual jazz vibe which feels like magic/medicine in these days of ongoing stress due to the news. Even when things calm down a bit, the interplay between Dunmall’s Trane-like tenor and Matt Shipp’s majestic piano is consistently crafty and uplifting. The rhythm team is equally impressive, organically expanding and contracting, becoming an integral part of the cosmic flow. Each section evolves into the next just right, giving each member of this colossal quartet a chance to stretch out. The second set starts out quietly with Mr. Shipp plucking strings inside the piano. The eerie bowed bass, sublime mallet-work, dream-like piano and haunting tenor give this a most mysterious vibe. Again the quartet slowly builds to a dynamic conclusion, all four members important to the strong, unified group sound. When Paul Dunmall’s limited edition CD-R label Duns closed down shop a few years back, many of us Dunmall fan-addicts were saddened to think that we wouldn’t get our fix very often. It is great to know that the FMR and Slam labels have picked up the slack, dropping these powerful free/jazz gems upon us when we least expect them to. Another winner! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
TIPPLE With FRODE GJERSTAD / DAVID WATSON / KEVIN NORTON - Live at Elastic Arts (FMR 445; UK) This is the third disc from this adventurous international trio known as Tipple which includes Frode Gjerstad (alto sax & clarinet) from Norway, plus Downtowners David Watson on guitar and Kevin Norton on percussion. This disc was recorded live at Elastic Arts in Chicago in September of 2015, while on tour and it is unexpected delight. Great improv is like a balancing act, one must take their time and weigh the odds, never too far in any one direction. It sounds like a trio of composers, every sound or note seems to be part of an overall picture, everything is framed just right. While Frode carefully bends each note on his alto, Watson also scrapes and twists the notes on his guitar, Mr. Norton switches between vibes, cymbals and drums adding the right amount of punctuation. It sounds as if the trio have been on tour for a while since they move so closely together completing each others sentences. There are some immensely tight duos here, while Frode twists his notes inside out, Norton spins an ongoing web intricate lines on vibes, the interaction breathtaking, speeding up and slowing down together while Mr. Watson slowly adds subtle sonic seasoning on guitar, quietly strumming underneath until it is his time to add a spirited fractured guitar solo. I recently caught several nights of Kevin Norton’s residency at The Stone and was impressed by the unlimited diversity of the different musicians he chose and the music that they made each night. Although Tipple are further out and somewhat more extreme in their often frenzied playing, they remain one of the most serious and adventurous ensembles to emerge in the past few years. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery - Aug 9, 2017
STEVE BERESFORD / IAN BRIGHTON / TREVOR TAYLOR - Kontakte Trio (FMR 449; UK) Featuring Steve Beresford on piano, prepared piano & electronics, Trevor Taylor on drums & electronics and Ian Brighton on electric guitar. This was recorded at Gateway Studios in Kingston in the UK. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this trio since keyboard wiz, Steve Beresford, is so unpredictable, whether improvising with UK greats like Derek Bailey or Evan Parker or playing in the occasional pop/rock bands like the Slits, Singers & Players or the 49 Americans or oddball, comedy units like the Melody Four. Trevor Taylor runs this the FMR label, was once the publisher of the much-missed Avant magazine and who is a gifted improviser whether working with acoustic or electronic percussion. Much less visible is UK guitarist Ian Brighton who has recorded with Tony Oxley, Evan Parker and Philipp Wachsmann.
The sound on this disc is exquisite, clean, warm and spacious. Not sure who is using the sampler but they are doing a good job of selecting odd and often humorous bits of voices and subtle sounds. I know that Mr. Beresford has played toys and unusual objects in his Alterations band, hence, some of these sounds are quaint which adds a delightful level of charm to the proceedings. Mr. Brighton often sounds like a more minimal version of Derek Bailey with similar sounds. For the first couple of sections, the music is very minimal, filled with suspense. The music often reminds me of a movie which has minimal action yet still evokes spacious scenes. Perhaps the ghosts of John Cage of Morton Feldman are wandering around this calm, dessert. On occasion, an oasis will appear via a recognizable sample. As that cool air blows softly through my kitchen window, these sounds do a good job moving like careful ghosts hoping to meet some familiar figures. Nice. - Bruce Lee Gallnater, DMG
DANNY KAMINS / DAMON SMITH / ALVIN FIELDER / JOE HERTENSTEIN - After Effects (FMR 448; UK) Featuring Danny Kamins on reeds (bari sax), Damon Smith on bass, Alvin Fielder & Joe Hertenstein on drums. This disc was recorded in a studio in Houston, Texas, where Mr. Kamins lives and where Mr. Smith used to live before moving to Boston more recently. Over the past few years, Damon Smith has been working with legendary drummer Alvin Fielder in a duo and a recent trio with Joe McPhee (on Not Two). Mr. Fielder is a founding member of the AACM while living in Chicago in the sixties, moved back to Mississippi in 1968 and has been involved int music scene in New Orleans and is Houston where he once went to college. I am not sure how German-born drummer Joe Hertenstein fits in this line-up, but I do know that he has been a part of the Downtown Scene for several years paying with a number of key musicians: Jon Irabagon, Thomas Heberer and Mikko Innanen.
Alvin Fielder and Damon Smith sound like they are connected, swirling tightly together, expanding and contracting as one force of nature. Mr. Hertenstein is a good listener and work well spinning his lines around Mr. Fielder, neither getting in each others way, often sounding like one drummer and not two. Mr. Kamins often plays quietly and with immense restraint, slowly burning from underneath. He sounds wonderful on bari sax, often soaring without screaming or erupting too much like John Surman in the early days. Damon Smith is one of the best acoustic bassists around and is often at the center of this band, providing the spirit/glue that holds things together. He has an immense, powerful sound whether bowing hard or erupting torrents of plucked notes on his mighty contrabass. There is section here where the bari sax is growling while Smith bows and bends those notes inside out, the drums marching in the distance. It sound like a monster movie soundtrack, warning that we are in some danger with some scary ghosts erupting and spewing their volcanic lava all over. Prepare for the worst. This is one of the best free/jazz quartet disc to come along in quite a while. Don’t miss it! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG - 8/9/2017
VIV CORRINGHAM / LAWRENCE CASSERLEY - Anemoi (FMR 450; UK) Featuring Viv Corringham on vocals and Lawrence Casserley on signal processing. British experimental vocalist, Viv Corringham, has been living in New York for the past few and has played here at DMG on a couple of occasions, once in a charming duo with Anna Homler. Ms. Corringham is in a trio with Charles Hayward called Monkey Puzzle (2 great but hard-to-find discs) and has recorded with Milo Fine. You should recognize the name Lawrence Casserley from his work with Evan Parker’s Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, as well as few other discs on the Psi label. The title of this disc, ‘Anemoi’, were wind gods in Greek mythology. This disc was recorded at the Singing Barn in Buckinghamshire, UK in April of 2014. Ms. Corringham’s voice is bathed in soft, haunting echoes while Mr. Casserley adds eerie keyboard-like swirls or electronics. Ms. Corringham sounds like a disembodied spirit floating in the distance, softly stretching her voice as she bends notes with “ows” and other guttural sounds but no lyrics whatsoever. At times, I am reminded of Gilli Smythe (of Mother Gong) and her space whispers. Mr. Casserley does a great job of taking Ms. Corringham’s voice and manipulating it with loops, echoes and assorted electronic effects. The overall effect is most hypnotic, a seamless blend of human vocal sounds with sympathetic electronics. Not always a winning combination but well done here. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CRUX TRIO With MARK HANSLIP / COLIN SOMERVELL / ED GAUDEN - Believe (FMR 447; UK) The Crux Trio are Mark Hanslip on tenor sax, Colin Somervell on bass and Ed Gauden on drums. The Crux Trio are a UK-based unit whose members have recorded with Paul Dunmall and with Dunmall’s occasional drummer Tony Bianco. More than fifty years after the birth of ‘free/jazz’, its influence is a global phenomenon. Starting with SME, Music Improvisation Company and experiments at the Little Theatre, there is a long tradition of free music based in the UK. Some of the earliest UK free jazz/pioneers have passed on (Elton Dean, Mike Osborne and John Stevens), but many are still with us. Tenor saxist Paul Dunmall, long one of the most formidable of all UK free/jazz legends has influenced several generations of newcomers. This trio sounds like they have long listened and absorbed Dunmall’s influence. I really dig this disc since it unfolds in a most organic way and builds to some great eruptions. All three members are strong and spirited, know how to listen, react and build. There is something beautiful about the sound of tenor sax, acoustic bass and drums when they are being played organically, freely and focused. Is there a UK free/jazz sound? Perhaps. This trio is a prime example of the that signature sound and take their time to get to the occasional frenzied moments that we all seek at times. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
JOSE LENCASTRE NAU QUARTET With RODRIGO PINHEIRO / HERNANI FAUSTINO / JOAO LENCASTRE - Fragments of Always (FMR 451; UK) Featuring Jose Lencastre on alto sax, Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Hernani Faustino on bass and Joao Lencastre on drums. The Portugese avant music scene has continued to expand over the past decade and be documented by labels: Clean Feed and FMR. Although I wasn’t familiar with Jose Lencastre, the leader on this disc, I do recognize the name Joao Lancastre (perhaps Jose’s brother?), from the No Project Trio (FMR) and Joao’s own band Communion. Both Rodrigo Pinheiro and Hernani Faustino are members of the great RED Trio. The RED Trio are a powerful piano trio with six great discs on the NoBusiness & Clean Feed labels. I am a big fan of the RED Trio as their collaborations with John Butcher and Nate Wooley have shown them to strong collaborators. The first half of this disc is called “The Aphorism Suite”, and it begins with a powerful, spirited introduction. Pianist Rodrigo Pinheiro plays those McCoy Tyner-like waves, immense, like a tidal wave crashing over us. Mr. Lencastre’s alto sax soars over the top of the trio, all four members erupting together tightly, the same sort of Spirit Jazz that the John Coltrane Quartet let loose in the 1960’s. The interplay between the piano and alto sax is tight with several lines swirling around one another like rafting on the rapids of a furious, rushing river. This music often reminds me of trying to surf on a large wave, which is almost too powerful to navigate safely. Do you need some Spirit Jazz to help you make through a tough day? Then this is the discs for you! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
ORION TANGO With TIM MOTZER / BARRY MEEHAN / JEREMY CARLSTEDT - The Apple of No (1K 033; USA)[LTD Edition of 100/Numbered]Orion tango features Tim Motzer on guitar & electronics, Barry Meehan on bass & electronics and Jeremy Carlstedt on drums. Philly guitarist Tim Motzer has worked with both Markus Reuter & Pat Mastelotto from the Stick Men (a great King Crimson offshoot band) and runs the 1K label. The 1K label now has more than a couple dozen releases which include several other Crimson collaborators like Julie and Eric Slick. Downtown drummer, Jeremy Carlstedt, worked with legendary drummer Chico Hamilton for many years, as well as working with Martin Philadelphy and Steve Gauci. From the gitgo, we are in store for some sublime space-rock. Somewhat like early Pink Floyd but more laid back. The first track is called, “Disintegration of Turbulent Surfaces” and it has a joyous, infectious groove with Motzer’s guitar dancing in top, one great lick after the other. This is one tight, jubilant, groove-oriented trio that is taking us along for a ride. for the second have of this long piece (“The Apple of No”), the spaceship slowly descends back down to Earth, calm and rested with some angelic guitar licks navigating the more somber stream. A lovely landing. “To My Stars, Only Dust” is another superb, slow space-rocker with some sly, Frippish sustained guitar and quick, yet restrained Holdsworth-like runs. Each of the four pieces here are long and evolve slowly over time, building like great symphonic space-rock can do, taking us all along for ride, sailing through space past planets, stars and perhaps other space-travelers. Take another hot and go along for the ride of your live. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI - Kosmogonia (Cold Spring 238; UK) Cold Spring Records present a reissue of Krzysztof Penderecki's Kosmogonia, originally released in 1974. Unnerving, intense, bloodcurdling, sinister, dramatic -- the music of Kosmogonia features Penderecki's famous, unorthodox instrumental techniques, and some of the darkest music ever composed. Hailed by The Guardian as "Poland's greatest living composer," Krzysztof Penderecki is the maestro behind the unforgettable, disturbing music on 1980's The Shining (including "De Natura Sonoris II," featured here). A complex tapestry of sound with striking use of pizzicato and flexatone, with aggressive barrages from brass and percussion, dissonant woodwind chords, spoken and hissing sounds, fervent strings, swirling organ, climactic choral and solo vocals. Krzysztof Penderecki's unique music has featured in films such as: The Shining, The Exorcist (1973), Children Of Men (2006), The People Under The Stairs (1991), Shutter Island (2010), and many more. Thanks to the estate of Krzysztof Penderecki, Cold Spring Records present this masterpiece in digital format for the first time since the 1974 vinyl release. Sympathetically remastered for CD by Denis Blackham and Martin Bowes; Comes in a digipak.
ANDREA BELFI - Ore (Float 001; UK) Andrea Belfi (born 1979) is an international respected electroacoustic musician and composer. He began playing drums at the age of 14. He studied art in Milan, before becoming involved in experimental music and since 2002 he's been in collaboration with a wide range of artists, currently residing in Berlin, Germany. His new album Ore is released on the new UK record label Float which was founded by Sofia Ilyas, who was previously the label manager at Erased Tapes Records. The new label exists parallel to Float PR, the London based agency dedicated to the promotion of unique artists and projects, and Andrea Belfi is the first signing. Titled Ore, the album places the drums as its centerpiece, while textures are embellished and mutated through electronic manipulations and dark, eerie sonic details. Over the years, Belfi has built a sound-world that artfully combines a modest drum set-up with an equally concise electronics component. He has searched long to produce and refine the acoustic timbres of his music, but has now reached a certain point of fulfilment, courtesy of his Saari drum-kit from Finland. Melded seamlessly with the acoustic elements are a Nord modular and sampler. On Ore, Belfi attains a masterful synthesis of these two sonic realms. Belfi has gained a reputation for his energetic and charismatic performances, both as a solo musician and within numerous collaborations. 2016 saw him tour with Nonkeen, the German three-piece band headed by Nils Frahm. Belfi became an instant highlight following a sold-out gig at London's Barbican Centre, lighting the stage with an impressive and explosive drum solo that became one of the most memorable moments from the evening. "When I started the record I really wanted to find something very direct. I was looking for something very raw, something sonically and acoustically complex. The title Ore actually was suggested by my wife. I had to look up the meaning and loved the concept -- something raw that you can extract, and the refinement into a precious material. It's a very simple metaphor but there's a lot there, you can just put that word out and you don't have to explain too much. You give an input to the listener, and just leave it to the imagination." Mixed by Francesco Donadello; Mastered by Nils Frahm.
WENDY GONDELN - Projections (CvsD 036; USA) Projections is the first CD compilation of recent seven-inch and twelve-inch records by the enigmatic Wendy Gondeln, mixing electronic music, sawed violin, and Martian intelligence into a thoroughly spicy and utterly confounding goulash. Featured collaborations include Tim Berrescheim, Norbert Möslang, J.B. Slik, Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Wertmüller, Magazine (Jens-Uwe Beyer, Crato, Barnt). Projections also includes some of the art installation projects for Albert Oehlen works of recent vintage, such as "Alarm", composed by Wertmüller, well-known among other things as the drummer in Peter Brötzmann's Full Blast Trio. Music taken from Seismographic Pillow by Tim Berresheim (J.B. Slik) (2004), Pondering WTF (2011), Freiland -- Freie Sicht (2013), Fracking (MAGAZINE 010EP, 2014), the soundtrack from the Installation Albert Oehlen/Wolfgang Voigt -- Baum 3 at Böhm Chapel (2015), and a split 7" with Norbert Möslang on Meeuw Muzak (2016).
PHIL RANELIN - Perseverence (Wide Hive 30325; USA) "Trombone Legend Phil Ranelin (Tribe Records Founder) returns with Perseverance, his most intriguing album to date and is joined by Henry Franklin, (Blackjazz, Stevie Wonder) and Big Black (UNI, Dizzi, and Randy Weston). Perseverance's sound is naturally soulful with strong rhythmic undercurrents and eerily beautiful horn arrangements."
STAN GETZ QUARTET With GARY BURTON CHET BAKER - Newport Jazz Festival 1964 (Hi Hat 3045; UK) Stan Getz Quartet, live at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 3rd, 1964. Having kickstarted the bossa nova craze in 1962, Stan Getz achieved huge success in 1964 with "The Girl From Ipanema", featuring Astrud Gilberto's unforgettable vocals. At the height of his acclaim that summer, he played the Newport Jazz Festival with the young Gary Burton in his band, with guest appearances from Gilberto and his old sparring partner Chet Baker. This rapturously received set, broadcast on Voice Of America Radio, is presented here in its entirety, digitally remastered, with background notes and images.
SPACEMEN 3 - For All The Fucked-Up Children Of This World (Space Age 039; UK) First official CD release Spacemen 3's For All The Fucked-Up Children Of This World, first released as a bootleg record in 1995. The record consists of Spacemen 3's first ever recording session from 1984. The music itself sounds like a primitive version of what the group was to become; the dominating sound of the record is a slow, droning psychedelic blues performed with sparse instrumentation. A drum set is matched with a pair of distorted electric guitars, all of which provide a swirling foundation for Jason Pierce's vocals. The album's liner notes replicated here are actually an early review of the band by Gary Boldie, where he contemplates the city of Rugby and finds it an odd source for this new sound, and he declares Spacemen 3 as the "all singing, all dancing answer to the problems of a grey 1985." Comes in six-panel fold-out card wallet.
THE AFRICAN TYPIC COLLECTION - Various Artists (Earthworks Stew 012; UK) A brilliant synthesis of Cameroonian makossa, Congolese soukous, and American disco, Sam Fan Thomas's "African Typic Collection" was an enormous hit all over Africa and in African émigré communities around the world in 1984 and for years after. It remains a dance-party favorite to this day, an enduring phenomenon on the order of "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". African Typic Collection includes two more hits by Thomas, along with tracks by two other stars of the super-makossa style, Charlotte Mbango and Koko Ateba, as well as Tam Tam 2000's popular "Zouk En Avant", which connects the Cape Verdean islands to the Caribbean Islands. African Typic Collection is tropical dance music at its hottest.
AMINATA KAMISOKO - Malamine (Sterns Africa 1079; UK) There's more to being a jelimuso (hereditary poet and musician of the Mande people of West Africa) than recounting history and singing praises. If she's dignified and bold enough, she speaks truth to power and denounces customs that perpetuate superstition and injustice. Aminata Kamisoko is that kind of jelimuso. The title song of her album Malamine decries the antiquated belief that a barren woman is cursed and a disgrace to her family and husband, and in its verses she reveals that she is the infertile but proud mother of her adopted children. Her first child, Lamine Soumano, is the kora player and guitarist in this album. No wonder she's proud.
MADILU SYSTEM - La Bonne Humeur ``9sterns Africa 1104; UK) Jean Bialu Makiese -- or Madilu System, as the great Congolese bandleader Franco dubbed him -- possessed the high wistful voice featured in so many T.P.O.K. Jazz records of the 1980s, including Franco's biggest hit, "Mario". After Franco's death in 1989, Madilu System began a successful solo career. In addition to his own projects, he recorded duets with soukous stars such as Papa Wemba and Mbilia Bel, and sang leads as a guest on albums by Kékélé and Africando. Although his voice was no longer so high, Madilu was singing better than ever in the spring of 2007 when he recorded La Bonne Humeur, which was also graced by the guitars of Syran Mbenza, Dally Kimoko, and Papa Noel, and the harmony voices of Nyboma Mwan'dido and Wuta Mayi. Sterns Africa was preparing the album's release when Madilu died from diabetic shock in a Kinshasa hospital in August of that year. La Bonne Humeur was posthumously hailed by The Beat magazine as the late singer's best album and proof that soukous was alive and well in the 21st century.
PAPA WEMBA - Mwana Molokai (Sterns Africa 3019-20; UK) In the 20 years that these two discs span, 1977-1997, Papa Wemba rose from a cult following in Zaire (Congo) to global stardom. Mwana Molokai is a collection of Wemba's most outstanding recordings, featuring tracks that were never previously available on CD or outside Africa, including several rare singles. In addition to duets with Pépé Kallé, Wendo Kolosoy, and Koffi Olomidé, the album showcases Wemba's celebrated band Viva La Musica. With Papa Wemba's death in 2016 at the age of 66 after collapsing on stage during a concert in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, this compilation is the best retrospective of the trendsetting soukous songwriter, singer, and bandleader.
2 CD Set $18
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KEN VANDERMARK With SYLVIE COURVOISIER/INGRID LAUBROCK/CHRIS CORSANO/MAT MANERI/JOE McPHEE/NED ROTHENBERG/TOM RAINEY/HAVAD WIIK/JOE MORRIS/NATE WOOLEY/CHRISTOPH KURZMANN/OKKYUNG LEE/IKUE MORI/PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE/WILLIAM PARKER/MARINA ROSENFELD/STEVE SWELL - Momentum 1: Stone (Audiographic 009; USA)
6 CD Set $65 (now out-of-print - we have just a couple of copies left)
CECIL TAYLOR - Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! (MPS 441172; Germany) One of the most resplendent characters of new jazz in a highly-concentrated Sunday enclosure: This strong solo document shows the piano colossus at the height of his creative potential, taking the listener's imagination to remote places in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Unique vinyl-like cardboard packaging and re-mastering. Originally issued in 1981. Cecil Taylor has long been a favorite of many top jazz critics while confounding some jazz fans with his often dissonant attack on piano. Yet this 1980 solo piano studio session may be one of his hidden gems, a suite of eight originals that give a better indication of his vast musical knowledge and ability to blend many styles within a single composition. Taylor is very accessible in each of these compositions, drawing from 20th century classical influences in addition to blending bop, avant-garde, brief snippets of boogie and more, creating dramatic pieces that could only be his own. This is easily one of Cecil Taylor's most rewarding record dates, a virtuoso effort that ought to be a starting point for new jazz fans unfamiliar with his work. This 2012 Promising Music reissue remixed the tapes to bring out better sound, while original producer Joachim Ernst Berendt's liner notes are complemented with essays by pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and notes by reissue label owner Consul Bodo Jacoby. - Ken Dryden
AMALGAM [TREVOR WATTS/KEITH ROWE/COLIN McKENZIE or GEORGE LYLE/LIAM GENOCKEY] - Wipeout (FMR 111; UK) Trevor Watts (alto & soprano saxes), Keith Rowe (guitars), Liam Genockey (drums) plus Colin McKenzie (bass) or George Lyle (bass). Another important first-time-on-CD release for Trevor Watts' Amalgam. This excellent 3CD box set was originally released on Impetus in the early eighties. The three discs feature live recordings of twelve original Amalgam performances and features excellent guitar improviser Keith Rowe and regular drummer Liam Genockey, plus the electric bass work of Colin MacKenzie and George Lyle. [Note: This had to be transferred and mastered from vinyl as master tapes were lost] This has to be one of the strangest and most incongruent bands that emerged from the British free/jazz scene that began in the mid-sixties. Trevor Watts started out with the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, an influential group that he founded with John Stevens that developed their approach to "free music". In the seventies, Trevor put together Amalgam, another highly influential band that combined the best elements of that era: jazz, rock, fusion and freedom in their own unique and often rhythmic way. For this version of Amalgam, AMM's guitar-on-table sonic explorer, Keith Rowe, was asked to play in a more rhythm-oriented way. According to a discussion I had with Mr. Rowe last year, he claimed that he went out and bought a solid-body rock guitar solely for this tour and learned some rock guitar riffs. Anyone who is familiar with Keith Rowe's distinctive sonically manipulated sound, will be shocked to hear this triple disc set. The band actually rocks hard and powerfully with Trevor's alto sax wailing on top. Liam Genockey is an amazing drummer who adds passion, fury and rhythmic finesse to this band. He went on to work with Trevor Watts in other bands like the Moire Music Group, as well as in Steeleye Span. While the rhythm team kicks some serious butt, Trevor and Keith, push each other higher and higher, both wailing and bending their notes together into a colossal hurricane. One of the most important, unexpected and joyous releases of the year! - BLG
3 CD Set $25
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ZEITKRATZER ELLIOTT SHARP - Oneirika: Live at Berghain Berlin (KarlRecords 039; Germany) Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer proves the perfect ensemble for Oneirika, avant-garde veteran Elliott Sharp's composition/soundscape inspired by Cageian tradition that premiered at Maerzmusik Festival 2014. Zeitkratzer worked with Elliott Sharp for the first time in 1997, and have since been releasing several cooperations, including two duo releases of Zeitkratzer mastermind Reinhold Friedl and Elliott Sharp. Over the last 40 years the avant-garde musician has created an immense oeuvre: he has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Zeena Parkins, Joey Baron, and David Torn amongst others, and runs his own formation Carbon. Sharp also composed for the Soldier String Quartet, the American Composer's Orchestra or the symphonic orchestra of Hessischer Rundfunk (the New Yorker actually studied with Morton Feldman and Rowell Rudd). Oneirika, named after the Greek waking dream, is inspired by the Cageian tradition and, with its score making use of Sharp's innovative method to filter and process his self-generated musical manuscripts via Photoshop, leaves a great interpretational latitude to the performers -- A perfect subject for an ensemble of the caliber of Zeitkratzer, who are able to translate a frequency of light and image into sound and motion. It also fits perfectly with Zeitkratzer's sound philosophy: high-quality amplification of acoustic instruments. Oneirika was commissioned by Berlin`s Maerzmusik Festival and premiered in 2014 at the Berghain, Berlin. Recorded by Martin Wurmnest; Mixed by Ralf Meinz; Mastered by Mike Grinser at Dubplates & Mastering. Comes in a gatefold sleeve; Includes download code; 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 300.
ZEITKRATZER/SVETLANA SPAJIC/DRAGANA TOMIC/OBRAD MILIC - Serbian War Songs (KarlRecords 037; Germany) Zeitkratzer and its special guests Svetlana Spajić (voice), Dragana Tomić (voice), and Obrad Milić (voice, diple, gusle), present traditional Serbian songs from and about World War I. Within its 20 years of existence, Reinhold Friedl's ensemble Zeitkratzer has proved its interpretational mastership on a wide range of fields such as contemporary/avant-garde composers, electronic artists, industrial underground, and probably most surprising on this list, traditional music/folklore as documented on the two albums Volksmusik (ZKR 002CD, 2009) and Neue Volksmusik (ZKR 014CD, 2012). For Serbian War Songs, a selection of traditional songs from and about World War I, the "modern composition supergroup" (as they've called by The Wire), have invited some special guests: the renowned singers Svetlana Spajić and Dragana Tomić (who both worked with Robert Wilson, amongst others) and the diple/gusle player Obrad Milić. Reinhold Friedl and Svetlana Spajić (probably the most acknowledged expert for traditional songs in Serbia) selected some traditional Serbian songs from and about World War I, and Obrad Milić contributed "Assassination In Sarajevo", a song in the classic epic form he had learnt from his father Bogdan, a famous gusla player at the beginning of the 20th century. Commissioned by Berlin's Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, the performance was recorded and mixed by long-time Zeitkratzer sound engineer Martin Wurmnest and mastered by Mike Grinser at Dubplates & Mastering. Comes in a gatefold sleeve; 180 gram vinyl; Includes download code; Edition of 300.
ARCHIE SHEPP/LARS GULLIN QUINTET With TETE MONTOLIU / NIELS PEDERSEN / ALEX RIEL - The House I Live In (Modern Silence 027; Malta) Modern Silence present the first ever reissue of Archie Shepp/Lars Gullin Quintet's The House I Live In, originally released in 1980. An incredible live album featuring saxophonists Archie Shepp and Lars Gullin, recorded at the Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 21, 1963. 180 gram, virgin vinyl; Edition of 500.
"This is a fascinating release. Tenor-saxophonist Archie Shepp would not burst upon the U.S. avant-garde scene until 1964-65 but here he is featured at a Danish concert with the great cool bop baritonist Lars Gullin and a top-notch straight-ahead rhythm section (pianist Tete Montoliu, bassist Niels Pedersen, and drummer Alex Riel). The quintet stretches out on four lengthy standards (including 'Sweet Georgia Brown' and a 19-minute rendition of 'You Stepped Out Of A Dream') and it is particularly interesting to hear the reactions of the other musicians to Shepp's rather free flights; at a couple of points Gullin tries to copy him. An important historical release" --Scott Yanow, AllMusic.
ANNA LOCKWOOD - Tiger Balm / Amazonia Dreaming / Immersion (Black Truffle BT 028; Australia) Presenting a new issue of Annea Lockwood's classic 1970 tape piece "Tiger Balm", unavailable on vinyl for over thirty years, accompanied by two exquisite unreleased works for percussion and voice. "Created while Lockwood was living in the UK, the side-long 'Tiger Balm' is a singular work within the canon of tape music. Inspired by research into the ritual function of music, the piece explores the possibility of evoking ancient communal memories through sound. Breaking entirely with the dynamic language of the musique concrète tradition, Lockwood uses a select palette of mainly unprocessed sonic elements chosen for their mysterious and erotic characteristics (a purring cat, a heartbeat, gongs, slowed down jaw harp, a tiger, a woman's breath, a plane passing overhead), presenting at most two sounds at once. As one sound flows organically into the next, their shared characteristics are highlighted, opening a space of dream logic and mysterious associations between nature and culture, the ancient and the modern. The B side presents two pieces for percussion recorded here for the first time. 'Amazonia Dreaming' (1987), performed by Dominic Donato, uses unaccompanied snare drum and voice to evoke the nocturnal soundscape of the Amazon rainforest. Unorthodox techniques and materials (marbles, chopsticks, a plastic jar lid) transform the snare into a resonant field of sensual textures. 'Immersion' (1998), performed by Donato and Frank Cassara, is a slow-moving exploration of gentle beating tones, performed on marimba, tam tams, and gong. Like the other two works presented on this LP, it provides captivating proof of Lockwood's belief in the complexity that deep listening can reveal within seemingly simple sounds" --Francis Plagne. Comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with archival pictures and liner notes by Annea Lockwood; Includes the score to "Amazonia Dreaming"; LP design by Stephen O'Malley; Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering.
AKIRA SAKATA/MANUEL MOTA/GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO/MATHIEU CALLEJA - Jomon (Holidays Records 104; Italy) Japanese saxophone transgressor Akira Sakata meets with his long-time collaborator and Fender Rhodes virtuoso Giovanni Di Domenico, Portuguese guitarist Manuel Mota, and drummer Mathieu Calleja for a session recorded at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels. Named after the Jomon period of the Japanese prehistory -- when Japan was inhabited by a hunter-gatherer culture rich in tools, clay pottery, and jewelry made from bone and stone -- the record features three tracks: "Jomon" (縄文), "Kaen" (火焔), and "Dogu" (土偶). The Dogu (literally: "clay figures") were small humanoid and animal figurines made during the Jomon period for religious purpose: it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, which was then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. The record itself is a musical healing ritual invoking a powerful demon with Sakata's throat singing, unleashing then slowly hypnotizing it in the second half of the album, putting it back into its vault before it's too late. Beautiful artwork made with Sakata's hand-painted Kanji characters. Edition of 250.
KARKHANA - For Seun Matta (Holidays Records 113; Italy) Featuring some of the most innovative players from Beirut, Cairo, and Istanbul, Karkhana met for the first time in Beirut in 2014, bringing together influences from the three major experimental music scenes of the region and beyond. Through their live shows, the band's seven multi-instrumentalists build a transcendental atmosphere developing what could possibly be called free Middle Eastern music. Shades and traces of shaabi, tarab, sufi, and much more are heard in the distinct blend of free jazz and psychedelic krautrock they've created. Recorded and mixed by Matt Bordin at Outside Inside Studio -- in only two days -- and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering Studio in Chicago, For Seun Matta is the first studio album by the band following the 7" Nafas released on Omlott (2016) and Live At Metro Al-Madina released on Sagittarius A-Star (2015). Featuring Sharif Sehnaoui on electric guitar, Sam Shalabi (The Dwarfs Of East Agouza) on oud and electric guitar, Maurice Louca (The Dwarfs Of East Agouza) on organ and synth, Umut Çağlar (Konstrukt) on zurna, gralla, bamboo flutes, and percussion, Mazen Kerbaj on trumpet, Tony Elieh on electric bass, and with the recent addition of Michael Zerang on drums. "I wish I could track down more of this tantalising outfit's music to share. . . . This Middle Eastern super group first got together to celebrate the music of Egyptian surf guitarist Omar Khorshid -- who was also a key figure in Oum Kalthoum's orchestra -- but their remit has expanded somewhat and now they're fully committed to outer-perimeter explorations in krautrock-leaning, cosmic free jazz" --John Doran, The Guardian. Edition of 500.
JACQUES THOLLOT With MICHAL PORTAL / EDDIE GAUMONT / DON CHERRY / STEVE LACY / JF JENNY-CLARK / et al - Intra Musique (Alga Marghen 043; Italy) There are records that stimulate curiosity to the extreme, records that make you want to dissolve yourself into the intense and beautiful surprise this music will bring. It is undeniable to the delighted ear that this exhumed document contains all the assets of the historical output, of the record that one would dream of waiting for long if one had known it existed. This rough edit, done within urgency by Jacques Thollot, testifies of a unique experience: the concert of Intra Musique at the Faculty of Law in Paris, an uncertain evening of 1969. The devastating gab of the two acolytes Jacques Thollot and Eddie Gaumont made the concert take place, on the ploughed earth of May '68, in the same faculty where so much was discussed and, thanks to the success of the previous concerts of the association of students, that allowed the risk of hiring the thundering dream team. Unique because there will never be another replica of what Jacques Thollot called "a movement," involving Michel Portal (tenor sax), Mimi Lorenzini (guitar), the rare Daniel Laloux (tambour), Jacques Thollot (drums and tapes of recorded experiments, those that will build the skeleton of the magnificent Quand Le Son Devient Aigu Jeter La Girafe À La Mer LP on Futura (1971)), and Eddie Gaumont (guitar, piano), the instigators of this journey. Captain Eddie Gaumont will capsize shortly after, sunk by a too intensely dark life; sad coda putting an end to the project. There is also the undeniable whirling of the mentors' and companions' spirits of Jacques Thollot, such Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Bernard Vitet, and Jean-François Jenny Clark, and the hard to describe succession of precious moments: that oblique spiritual-jazz, that other staggering ballad, or that primitive fever of essential nervous flights, that almost psychedelic proto rock; alternations of radical free music to those magnificently classic, overwhelming achievements. Jacques Thollot is not just one of the greatest abandoned jazz composers: he is the one who abandons himself to all its forms. Co-produced with Jac Berrocal's historical d'Avantage label. Comes in a full-color gatefold sleeve; Edition of 350.
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for August of 2017
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - BILL FRISELL - AUGUST 8–13
Bill Frisell graces The Stone with a special week of solo guitar music!
THE STONE AT THE NEW SCHOOL—55 WEST 13TH STREET
KRIS DAVIS TRIO
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS AUGUST 11–12 AT 8:30PM
Kris Davis (piano) Eric Revis (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums)
8:30 pm - Bill Frisell Solo 4 (guitar)
8:30 pm - Bill Frisell Solo 5 (guitar)
8:30 pm - Bill Frisell Solo 6 (guitar)
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - SHANIR EZRA BLUMENKRANZ - AUGUST 15–20
8:30 pm - Unbroken - Louie Belogenis (tenor and soprano saxes) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (upright bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
8:30 pm - War Paint - Briggan Krauss (sax) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (upright bass) Brian Chase (drums)
8:30 pm - Theatre of Operations (TOO) - Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (electric bass) Brian Marsella (synth) Kenny Grohowski (drums)
Electronic Spirit Music — “We shall overcome...”
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 (drums)
AUGUST 19—Sylvie Courvoisier TRIO: Sylvie Courvoisier (piano, composition) Kenny Wollesen (drums) 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)
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 11
9:00PM & 10:30PM HEKSELFEST: W/BECCA STEVENS, ANTONIO SANCHEZ - Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Becca Stevens , voice; ntonio Sanchez, drums
Saturday Aug 12
9:00PM & 10:30PM - HEKSELFEST: W/JOEL ROSS, NATE WOOD - Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Nate Wood, drums
Sunday Aug 13
8:35PM STREAMS - Yago Vazquez, piano; Scott Lee, bass; Jeff Hirshfield, drums
Mon Aug 14th:
8:30PM AMRAM & CO - David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums; Rene Hart, bass; Elliot Peper, bongos
Tuesday Aug 15
8:01PM TOM CHANG QUARTET - Tom Chang, guitar, comp.; Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax; Matt Pavolka, bass; Nate Wood, drums
Wednesday Aug 16
8:00PM PERCUSSION FEST: SATOSHI TAKEISHI, JOHN HADFIELD DUO - Satoshi Takeish, percussion; John Hadfield, percussion
9:30PM PERCUSSION FEST: ROGERIO BOCCATO, KEITA OGAWA AND JAMES SHIPP
Thurs, Aug 17th:
8:00PM PERCUSSION FEST:GLEN VELEZ RHYTHM JAZZ PROJECT - Loire Cotler, voice; Scott Hogan, bass; Glen Velez, percussion
9:30PM PERCUSSION FEST: DOCTRINE OF SIGNATURES - Glen Velez, frame drum; Glen Fittin, frame drum; Shane Shanahan, frame drum; Yousif Sheronick, frame drum; Loire Cotler, voice
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,
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:
Monday, August 14th - 8pm
at Max Fish
120 Orchard St. , Manhattan 10002
Pika (Afrirampo) & Chuck Bettis duo
(Pika - drums & voice, Chuck Bettis - electronics throat)
w/ others tba
Thursday, August 17th at 8pm
465 Seneca Ave
Ridgewood, Queens 11385
Mossenek (Mick Barr - guitar, Chuck Bettis - throat & electronics, Colin Marston - bass & electronics)
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, me - electronics throat)
Zaimph (Marcia Bassett - guitar electronics)