Next month at the Stone.
December 2008 at the Stone curated by Jennifer Charles
12/2 Tuesday (JAW)
8 and 10 pm
Butch Morris Conduction
Butch Morris and his new ensemble
12/3 Wednesday (MP)
Sylvie Courvoisier Solo
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
Brahim Fribgane Solo
Brahim Fribgane (oud)
12/4 Thursday (JC)
Anthony Coleman Solo
Anthony Coleman (piano)
Tamaryn (voice) Markus Miller (various)
12/5 Friday (GG)
Charles Gayle Trio
Charles Gayle (alto sax, piano) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Ryan Sawyer (drums)
( (( PHONATION )) )
Bora Yoon (voice, foundsound, electronics, sound circuitry)
Phonation series continues w/ special visitors.
12/6 Saturday (RK)
Michael Blake’s Hellbent
Michael Blake (tenor sax) Charlie Burnham (violin) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Calvin Weston (drums)
Hellbent features NY based saxophonist/composer with a powerful trio of master musicians. The music they play is passionate and urgent as if a force unto itself. Blake teams up with fellow Lounge Lizard alumni and Ornette Coleman drummer Calvin Weston, tuba virtuoso Marcus Rojas and string innovator Charlie Burnham on violin.
12/7 Sunday (JG)
Nadia Sirota (violin)
Marc Ribot (guitar) Shahzad Ismaily (bass) Ches Smith (drums)
12/9 Tuesday (JAW)
Genes and Machines
Leon Gruenbaum (samchillian tip tip tip cheeepeeeee, keyboards, vocals) Don Mckenzie and Gintis J. (drums, e. drum kit)
Genes and Machines is a highly abstract project of groove and texture exploring the interaction between human and machine.
The Secret Music of Plants
Duncan Laurie (plant interface artist) David Last (plant interpreter)
House plants connected to lie detector equipment produce alien tones.
Marcellus Hall and The Hostages
Marcellus Hall (guitar, harmonica, voice) plus guests
Alternative music with a harmonica; tales of love and redemption and whatever sung in the inimitable vocal stylings of Marcellus Hall.
Tada Hirano (drums, vocals) Takuya Nakamura (trumpet, keys, vocals) Satoru Ito (guitar)
12/11 Thursday (BLG)
Melvin Gibbs Solo
Melvin Gibbs (bass, kalimba)
Erik Friedlander (cello) Trevor Dunn (bass)
Mike Sarin (drums)
Accident can lead to invention: In 1949 Oscar Pettiford broke his arm playing baseball. He could still move his fingers even though his arm was in a sling, so he began experimenting with a cello a friend had lent to him. He tuned the cello like a bass only an octave higher and later made history recording a series of cello-led projects including the great, under-recognized 1964 Fantasy release, “My Little Cello” featuring a photo of his newborn son whom he named Cello. Erik Friedlander tosses away his bow for this new band, playing only pizzicato in a world steeped in the influences of Oscar Pettiford and the small group feel of Herbie Nichols.
Billy Martin (drums)
The Tompkins Square Park Players
Bryan Sorrells (vocals) Peter Dragotta (digital trumpet) Steve Antonelli (drums) Andy Jordan (saxophones, percussion) David Moss (bass) Demian Richardson (trumpet) Merrill Penalver (drums) Rob Duguay (bass) Dave Patrick (trumpet) David Schnug (saxophones, flute) David Miller (drums) Daniel Carter (alto and tenor saxophones, flute, trumpet, clarinet) Susan Kramer (vocals) Eris Incarnate (violin, vocals)
Ljova and the Kontraband
Ljova (viola, famiola) Inna Barmash (vocal) Patrick Farrell (accordion) Mike Savino (bass) Mathias Kunzli (percussion)
Performing original music for dance, trance, and romance.
Glenn Patscha (piano)
12/14 Sunday (MM)
Connie Crothers Solo
Connie Crothers (piano) Bill Payne (clarinet)
Thomas Bartlett (piano)
Ben Perowsky (drums) Marcus Rojas (tuba)
12/17 Wednesday (MP)
Alan Licht and Aki Onda
Alan Licht (guitar, electronics) Aki Onda (cassettes, electronics)
Ed Pastorini Solo Piano Variations
Ed Pastorini (piano)
The Gitmo Hit Parade: Pop and Its Adverse Uses
Peter Spagnuolo (vox, frets, texts), Matt Metzger (vox, drums, percussion), Pete the Stick (projections) and special guests
Theodor Adorno gets water-boarded to the Soundtrack of Our Lives as we relive the Day the Music Died, again, and again.
Steven Bernstein (trumpet)
12/19 Friday (TD)
Hal Willner’s Parade
Yuka Honda (electronics) Sean Lennon (voice, guitar, piano) Trevor
John Medeski Flys Solo
John Medeski (piano)
Peter Gordon (saxophones)
Gary Lucas (guitar)
12/21 Sunday (AG)
Hahn Rowe (violin, guitar)
Jim Black (drums) Trevor Dunn (bass) Chris Speed (sax, clarinet) Oscar Noriega (sax/bass clarinet)
12/23 Tuesday (NYYT)
8 and 10 pm
An Evening with Pamelia Kurstin
Pamelia Kurstin (theremin) and special guests
8 and 10 pm
Srinivas Reddy (sitar) Sameer Gupta (tabla)
An evening of Indian classical music with two inspiring young artists,
Oren Bloedow (guitar, vocals) Sam Amidon (fiddle, vocals)
Two unique Downtown string players play and sing each others songs.
Kevin Corrigan (various) and special guests
A night with Kevin Corrigan including music, slides, film, channelling and unsuspecting guests.
12/27 Saturday (NYYT)
8 and 10 pm
ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR IMPROV NIGHT—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) and many VERY special surprise guests
The annual End Of the Year Improv Night has become an East Village Tradition. Expect the Unexpected and bring your crash helmet as The Stone hosts the famous and the infamous on this special Benefit Night of Music and Madness.COME EARLY! TWENTY DOLLARS.
12/28 Sunday (MM)
Jennifer Charles (vocals) Oren Bloedow (guitar) plus special guests
JG Thirlwell (sampler, keyboards) Ed Pastorini (piano, guitar) Oren Bloedow (guitar, bass) Brian Geltner (drums)
Ed Pastorini (vocals, guitar, piano) Indigo Street (guitar) Oren Bloedow (bass) Ben Perowsky (drums)
A beautiful hearing noise.
Nathan Koci (horn, accordion, electronics) Ron Wiltrout (drums) Ted Hearne (piano) and other guests
Artistic Director of New Music Collective (Charleston, mSC), Koci will present “Home-coming/going”—a new series of pieces featuring musicians from the creative communities of Charleston and NYC.
JC Does Dietrich
Jennifer Charles (vocals) Oren Bloedow (guitar) plus ensemble!
Start New Year’s Eve with Jennifer Charles, as she and the boys (in the backroom) interpret the songs of Marlene Dietrich (days after what would have been her 107th bday, no less.)