January 2010 at the Stone curated by Matana Roberts
Nicole Mitchell’s Truth or Dare
Nicole Mitchell (flute) Renee Baker (violin) Shirazette Tinnin ( drums)
MONDAY JANUARY 4—STONE SEMINAR 1
MARC RIBOT: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marc Ribot (but were afraid to ask)
8PM to 10PM—TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS: Open to all. May bring instrument, MUST bring question!
An intimate solo performance followed by a Q&A/ discussion period.
1/5 Tuesday (CB)
Jessica Pavone’s Army of Strangers
Jessica Pavone (violin, viola) with Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Jonti Siman (bass guitar) Harris Eisenstadt (drums)
Wordless songs inspired by life’s cast of characters.
Loren Stillman (alto saxophone) Nate Radley (guitar) Gary Versace (organ) Ted Poor (drums)
Katt Hernandez and Joe Morris Duo
Katt Hernandez (violin) Joe Morris (guitar)
Shoko Nagai (piano, prepared piano, effect) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion, electronics)
Premiere of a new project, combining composition and improvisation work by experimental musicians.
Tyshawn Sorey (trombone, drums) Ben Gerstein (trombone) Terrence McManus (guitar)
1/9 Saturday (RK)
Josh Abrams Group
Joshua Abrams (guimbri, mpc) Emmett Kelly (guitar) Tomeka Reid (cello) Chad Taylor (drums)
Tomeka Reid Group
Tomeka Reid (cello) Josh Abrams (bass) Shirazette Tinnin (drums)
Vijay Iyer (piano)
Miya Masaoka (koto, electronics) Audrey Chen (cello, electronics) Hans Grusel (electronics) Kenta Nagai (shamisen)
Audio landscapes of wild, banshee dionysian personas, counterpointed with the austere and mechanical.?
MONDAY JANUARY 11—STONE SEMINAR 2
BEGINS AT 7PM
1/12 Tuesday (JM)
Amanda Monaco’s Deathblow
Amanda Monaco (guitar, compositions) Michaël Attias (alto/baritone saxophones) Sean Conly (bass) Satoshi Takeishi (drums)
Deathblow is a jazz and improvisational music quartet that combines free-bop sensibilities with through-composed pieces equal parts textural, adventurous, and whimsical. http://www.amandamonaco.com
Emma Alabaster (bass, voice) Alex Carter (tenor saxophone) Zach Dunham (drums) Jonathan Nocera (guitar)
1/15 Friday (KR)
Tomas Fujiwara and The Hook Up
Tomas Fujiwara (drums, compositions) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Brian Settles (tenor saxophone) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Danton Boller (bass)
Demian Richardson (trumpet) David Moss (acoustic and electric bass) Federico Ughi (drums) Daniel Carter (alto, tenor and soprano, saxophones)
MONDAY JANUARY 18—STONE SEMINAR 3
CYRO BAPTISTA—Rhythm Awareness Workshop
7PM to 9PM—THIRTY DOLLARS: Open to all musicians
Not just for percussionists but open to all musicians, Cyro will work with the participants using their hands, feet and voice, clapping, stomping and singing with the objective of acquiring polyrhythmic awareness. Starting with basic rhythms and getting into more complex patterns, the students will develop their perception and musical intuition both individually and as an ensemble. For more info: http://www.myspace.com/cyroworkshops
1/21 Thursday (KR)
Myra Melford’s Be Bread Sextet
Myra Melford (piano, harmonium) Cuong Vu (trumpet) Ben Goldberg (clarinet) Brandon Ross (guitar) Stomu Takeishi (bass guitar) Matt Wilson (drums)
Celebration of the groups new release. “The Whole Tree Gone on Firehouse 12?”. Fifteen dollars.
Marty Ehrlich, Michael Attias, Andy Laster, Ned Rothenberg (alto saxes)
Con Vivo New Jersey—The Strangetet + String music for a New World
Benjamin Grow (trumpet) Andrew Roitstein (bass) Nicholas Gallas (clarinet) Amelia Hollander (viola) Ames (viola) Mazz Swift (violin) Dana Lyn (violin) Paula Cho (viola) Marika Hughes (cello)
Music of Mexico, Lior Novak, Simon Fink and Ben Greenstein, presented by Con Vivo New Jersey.
Greg Ward’s Fitted Shards
Greg Ward (alto sax, compositions) Rob Clearfield (boards) Jeff Green (upright/electric bass) Quin Kirchner (drums, percussion)
1/24 Sunday (JM)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Improv Night—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Matana Roberts (sax) and many special guests
Come on out and support The Stone in our monthly rent party! TWENTY DOLLARS
MONDAY JANUARY 25—STONE SEMINAR 4
DUCK BAKER—Approaches and strategies for modern composition, arranging, and improvisation, for fingerstyle guitar.
7PM to 11PM—FIFTY DOLLARS for personalized instruction, restricted to 15 students with their guitars—TWENTY DOLLARS to simply sit and observe.
A lecture/demonstration in which Duck Baker will share some of his arranging ideas, especially regarding the music of Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk. Ways in which these arranging tools can be used for other jazz tunes, traditional tunes, and original composition will be discussed, as will how one can expand on arrangements by improvising, both with and without independent bass lines. Free jazz and free improvisation will be touched upon as well, and students are encouraged to bring any and all questions about musical problems encountered working in these areas. A few arrangements will be illustrated in detail, and students should expect a very hands-on teaching approach.
Seth Meicht and the Big Sound Ensemble
Matt Bauder (alto saxophone) Seth Meicht (tenor saxophone, compositions) Charles Evans (baritone saxophone) Aaron Meicht (trumpet, compositions) Herb Robertson (trumpet) Steve Swell (trumpet) Adam Lane (bass) Mike Pride (drums)
Daydream full Lifestyles
Rob Mazurek (cornet) Tony Malaby (sax) Chad Taylor (drums) Jason Ajemian (bass)
Preview show for the group’s upcoming release, Protest Heaven on 482 Music.
Sam Shalabi’s Land of Kush
Radwan Moumneh (saz, vocals tapes) Ariel Engle (vocals, harmonium) ?Sam Shalabi (guitar, oud, tapes)
Sam Shalabi, one of Canada’s most unique and prolific players over the past twenty years. The Egyptian Canadian Shalabi performs constantly on electric guitar and oud, with regular appearances in numerous jazz and free improv ensembles, membership in a kaleidoscope of avant rock bands, and at the compositional helm of various musical assemblages large and small. Shalabi has seen a dozen full-length album recordings released in the last eight years. Land of Kush is a sprawling, gorgeous conceptual and compositional framework modeled on classical orchestras from late Nasser-era Egypt era. http://www.cstrecords.com