Mat Maneri at the Stone in NY

From Mat Maneri:

Mat Maneri Quartet

New compositions by Mat Maneri
June 8, 8pm, 2009
The Stone (Special Monday night concert)

What: Mat Maneri Quartet

Craig Taborn – piano
Garth Stevenson – bass
Randy Peterson – drums

Where: The Stone, Ave C & 2nd Street
When: June 8, 8pm
Cost: $10

June 8th, 8pm at The Stone the Mat Maneri Quartet featuring Craig Taborn, piano, Garth Stevenson, bass and Randy Peterson, drums will present new compositions by highly acclaimed jazz violist Mat Maneri.

Mat Maneri has recorded with Cecil Taylor, Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris, Joe Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Tim Berne, Borah Bergman, Mark Dresser, William Parker, Michael Formanek, John Lockwood, as well as with his own trio, quartet, and quintet. He has also played on various band releases: Club d’Elf, Decoupage, Brewed by Noon, Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, Buffalo Collision. Maneri has worked with Ed Schuller, John Medeski, Roy Campbell, Paul Motian, Tomasz Stanko, Robin Williamson, Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Ben Monder, Barre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre, Marilyn Crispell, Craig Taborn, Ethan Iverson, David King and many others. Maneri has released recordings on labels such as Thirsty Ear, HatHut and ECM.

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DRAW at Diapason

From New York’s Diapason:


multi-channel sound and video installations by DRAW

Saturdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27
2 – 8PM

“A sound spectrum is a representation of a sound…in terms of the amount of vibration at each individual frequency. It is usually presented as a graph of either power or pressure as a function of frequency.”

SPECTRUM is a sound and image sculpture utilizing multiple (number to be determined) audio and video channels across both of Diapason’s exhibition spaces. The process at the core of SPECTRUM is the visualization of sound through spectrographic analysis, which breaks up a complex wave into its constituent parts and displays them on a 2 or 3 dimensional grid. These analyses and their corresponding sounds form the basis for several complex, layered compositions.

DRAW’s architectonic sound-image-scapes utilize found and new footage, field recordings, analog synthesizers, DSP, and A/V processing tools. DRAW’s compositions form the basis for improvisations involving processed video, algorithmically generated sound and live musicians. Through experimentation and dialogue, they explore in depth the relation between sound and image. Their practice involves a number of strategies, such as coupling specific sound and image sequences, using multi-channel setups for video + sound, role-switching, and exploring notational techniques.

DRAW has performed with Bruce Andrews, Tom Chiu, Andre Goncalves, Tim Keiper, PadTech and Alex Waterman, and will be bringing an ongoing performance series to the theater at The Little Theater at the 63rd St. YMCA in late 2009.

All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

22-May-09 Marteau Rouge / Evan Parker
Live (In Situ)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

22-May-09 Mikkel Ploug / Sissel Vera Petterson / Joachim Badenhorst
Equilibrium (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

21-May-09 Albatrosh
Seagull Island (Inner Ear)
Reviewed by John Kelman

20-May-09 Laurence Hobgood / Charlie Haden / Kurt Elling
When The Heart Dances (NAIM)
Reviewed by Chris May

Jazz Listings From the New York Times

Cover of "On the Corner"
Cover of On the Corner


MILES DAVIS’S ON THE CORNER (Monday) Released in 1972, “On the Corner” was Miles Davis’s attempt to reconnect with a young African-American fan base. This tribute includes the saxophonist Dave Liebman, an alumnus of the original sessions, as well as a crew seemingly inclined to emphasize the album’s avant-garde undercurrents, including the pianist Karl Berger and the trumpeter Graham Haynes. At 8 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212) 501-3330,; $30; $20 for members. (Chinen)

ANGEL OV DEATH (Wednesday) If the name suggests a hardcore band rather than a jazz trio, relax; that’s precisely what its members want you to think. In fact, the group dynamic of the multireedist Andrew D’Angelo, the keyboardist Jamie Saft and the drummer Mike Pride is informed as much by post-bop protocols as by post-punk dynamics. At 9 p.m., Zebulon, 258 Wythe Avenue, near Third Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718) 218-6934,; no cover. (Nate Chinen)20090521

CONLY/ATTIAS/MCPHERSON (Monday) This exploratory trio features the collective efforts of the stalwart bassist Sean Conly, the inquisitive alto and baritone saxophonist Michaël Attias and the deftly propulsive drummer Eric McPherson. At 9:30 p.m., Royale, 506 Fifth Avenue, between 12th and 13th Streets, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 840-0089,; $5 suggested donation, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)20090521

KRIS DAVIS TRIO (Wednesday) In her piano playing as well as in her composing, Kris Davis favors a sparkling restlessness, often skirting chaos but rarely succumbing to it. This trio relies on her rapport with the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Tom Rainey. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street, near Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 789-2762,; $5 suggested donation. (Chinen)20090521

MICHAEL MUSILLAMI TRIO +3 (Sunday) Michael Musillami, a guitarist firmly entrenched in the contemporary avant-garde, celebrates the release of “From Seeds” (Playscape), an album featuring not only his working trio but also the trumpeter Ralph Alessi, the multireedist Marty Ehrlich and the vibraphonist Matt Moran, who all regroup here. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a two-drink minimum. (Chinen)20090521

WADADA LEO SMITH/GRAHAM HAYNES (Saturday) Mr. Smith, a trumpeter, and Mr. Haynes, a cornetist, hail from different generations but share a fondness for textural tensions. In this double bill Mr. Smith leads his excellent Golden Quartet, with the pianist Vijay Iyer, the bassist John Lindberg and the drummer Pheeroan akLaff; Mr. Haynes works with Hardedge, an electronic sound designer. At 8:30 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400,; $25 in advance; $30 day of show; $20 for members. (Chinen)20090521

JESSE STACKEN TRIO (Friday) On “That That” (Fresh Sound New Talent), a recent album, the pianist Jesse Stacken presents a program of original pieces showcasing his slippery rapport with the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Jeff Davis, who rejoin him here. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a $7 minimum. (Chinen)20090521

CECIL TAYLOR (Thursday) At 80, Mr. Taylor is an elder statesman by any measure, and his music has continued to bedazzle, growing more luminous but no less rigorous in recent years. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 475-8592,; $35 at tables, $20 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)20090521

NATE WOOLEY (Tuesday) Nate Wooley is a trumpeter who favors restlessness and tension; he works here with a smart ensemble featuring Josh Sinton on bass clarinet, Matt Moran on vibraphone, John Hebert on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; cover, $10.

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