Coming up at RUCMA

From NY’s RUCMA:

MONDAY November 2
7:30 PM
Mike Pride’s Evil Eye
Mike Pride – Drums / Jonathan Moritz – sax
Ben Gerstein – Trombone / Ken Filiano – Bass
9:00 PM
William Hooker Trio
William Hooker – Drums
Darius Jones – Sax / Adam Lane – Bass

TUESDAY October 3
6:30 PM
Undetermined. Destination.
Fay Victor – Voice / Ken Filiano – Bass
& Friends
8:00 PM
Ingrid Sertso Group
Ingrid Sertso – Voice
Karl Berger – Keys / Kenny Wessel – Guitar

MONDAY November 9
7:30 PM
Tom Chess Group
Tom Chess – Sax
Will McEvoy – Bass / Ryan Snow – Trombone
9:00 PM
Warren Smith’s Brass Percussion Project
Warren Smith – Drm / Joe Daley – Euphonium
Howard Johnson – Tuba / Stanton Davis– Tmp
Mark Taylor – French Horn / Jack Jeffers – Trb
10:30 PM
Andrew Drury’s Azalea
Andrew Drury – Drums / Darius Jones – Sax
Lisle Ellis – Bass / Angelica Sanchez – piano

TUESDAY November 10
6:30 PM
Loren Benedict Group
Loren Benedict – Voice / Kasey Knudsen – Sax
8:00 PM
Albey Balgochian Zen Beats
Albey Balgochian – Bass & Words
jade Grenier B – Words / Saco Yasuma – Reeds
Brian Groder – Brass / Michael Wimberly – Drm

MONDAY November 16
7:30 PM
Steve Swell Quintet
Steve Swell – Trombone
Rob Brown – Sax / Chris Forbes – Piano
Hill Greene – Bass/ Michael Thompson – Drums
9:00 PM
The New Mellow Edwards
Curtis Hasselbring – Tmb / Trevor Dunn – Bass
Chris Speed – Reeds / John Hollenbeck – Drums

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Darmstadt Features “In C” on November 30

From New York’s Darmstadt:

From its humble beginnings as an informal “listening party” of avant-garde records, to monthly presentations of live performance at Galapagos, new music series DARMSTADT has over the years expanded its programming to include an annual festival of ESSENTIAL REPERTOIRE and recently mounted its first month-long INSTITUTE of premieres, workshops, and lecture-perfomances at ISSUE Project Room, nurturing both the canon and next generation of experimental music.

As DARMSTADT celebrates its fifth birthday, we invite you to join us for this special, once-a-year event. We assemble a Who’s-Who of the experimental music scene–instrumentalists across a wide span of genres, singers, electronic artists, filmmakers–to create an inimitable rendering of IN C that Alan Kozinn of the New York Times has dubbed “the most vital, audacious and energizing performance of the score I’ve ever heard.”

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DMG Newsletter October 30th, 2009

From DMG:

Anthony Braxton & Maral Yakshieva! George Schuller’s JigSaw! Barney McCall Trio This! Wooley/Grubbs/Lytton! Hans Reichel & Ganesh Anandan! Tim Brady Works!

Martin Tetreault! Pierre Labbe 4Tet! Badenhorst/Jensson! David Murray/Taj Mahal!

Plus Historic Discs from Graham Collier Music, Attila Zoller/Jim Hall/Jimmy Raney DVD, Stan Kenton Rarities, Merce Cunningham DVD, J.A. Caesar and More…

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Friday, November 6th at 7pm:
KEN ALDCROFT & WILLIAM PARKER – Rare Friday Set! Toronto Jazz Guitar Great meets Downtown’s Best Bassist!

Sunday, November 15th at 6pm:
Downtown Drum Wiz Engages Lithuanian Saxist!

Sunday, November 22nd at 6pm:
ANDERS NILSSON – Guitar Wiz Will Blow Your Mind!

Sunday, November 29th at 6pm:
Wonderful New Sax & Guitar Duo!

Claudia Quintet at REDCAT Reviewed

From the Los Angeles Times:

The accordion isn’t exactly one of the more common instruments in jazz. Yet in the context of the genre-shifting mix of New York’s Claudia Quintet, the accordion sounded so natural at REDCAT on Wednesday night that it’s fair to start questioning just why it doesn’t make an appearance more often.

Of course, the same can be asked of the quintet. Composed of veterans from New York City’s jazz scene, the Claudia Quintet doesn’t make its way west very often. But the audience of CalArts students and older jazz heads were treated to an evening with a versatile band that deserves mention among the top ensembles in jazz today.

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times


GO HOME (Friday through Sunday) This slinky, groove-minded ensemble features the collective contributions of the clarinetist Ben Goldberg, the trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, the guitarist Charlie Hunter and the drummer Scott Amendola. The group is on tour in support of its recently released self-titled debut. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with an 11:30 set on Friday and Saturday, Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan , (212) 576-2232,; $30, $25 on Sunday. (Chinen)20091029

THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT (Tuesday) This single-minded repertory project, led by the drummer Gregg Bendian, pursues the visionary fusion of the Mahavishnu Orchestra with all appropriate fervor. Besides Mr. Bendian, it consists of the guitarist Chad McLoughlin, the violinist Zach Brock, the keyboardist Neil Alexander and the bassist Peter Brendler. At 9 p.m., Drom, 85 Avenue A, between Fifth and Sixth Streets, East Village , (212) 777-1157,; $15. (Chinen)20091029

NUBLU JAZZ FESTIVAL (Thursday) For the last seven years the East Village club Nublu has promulgated a downtown mix of jazz, club music and international groove. For much of the coming month a similar sound will prevail at its first annual jazz festival, which begins on Thursday with a duet featuring the free-jazz saxophonist Charles Gayle and the Sun Ra Arkestra bassist Juini Booth; a trio led by the saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc; and the Mandingo Ambassadors, breezy specialists in a West African musical tradition. At 9 and 10:30 p.m. and midnight, Nublu, 62 Avenue C, between Fourth and Fifth Streets, East Village ,; cover, $10. (Chinen)20091029

TIMUCIN SAHIN GROUP (Wednesday) Timucin Sahin, a nimble guitarist and a scintillating composer from Turkey, celebrates the release of “Bafa” (Between the Lines), his new album, by reconvening two of its core contributors, the alto saxophonist John O’Gallagher and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey. The bassist, Drew Gress, should make a strong substitute for his younger colleague Thomas Morgan. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

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45 Years of ESP-Disk’

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Coming soon to NY, from ESP-Disk’:

Joe Morris – bass (ESP 4052,4056)
Charles Downs – drums (ESP 4052)
Ras Moshe – tenor, alto
Matt LaVelle – trumpet, bass clarinet

Alan Sondheim
Myk Freedman – guitar
Azure Carter – voice
Alan Sondheim – string instruments (ESP 1048, 1082)

Paul Thornton solo (ESP 1037, 1047, 1077, 2017, 3008, 3019)

Flow Trio (ESP 4052)
Louie Belogenis – tenor sax
Joe Morris – bass
Charles Downs – drums

Kali. Z. Fasteau
Nioka Workman – cello
Kali. Z. Fasteau – soprano sax, viola, drums, nai flute, voice & mizmar (ESP 3018)

Randy Burns solo (ESP 1039, 1089, 2007)

Totem> (ESP 4046)
Bruce Eisenbeil – guitar
Tom Blancarte – bass
Andrew Drury – drums

Juini Booth solo bass (ESP 1043, 1044)

Giuseppi Logan Quartet
Matt LaVelle – trumpet, bass clarinet
François Grillot – bass
Warren Smith – drums (ESP 1054, 1069)
Giuseppi Logan – saxophone (ESP 1007, 1013, 1055)

Talibam! (ESP 4055)
Matthew Mottel – piano, fender rhodes, mini moog
Kevin Shea – drums

Sonny Simmons Trio
Warren Smith – drums (ESP 1054, 1069)
Tom Abbs – bass (ESP 4044)
Sonny Simmons – saxophone (ESP 1030, 1043, 4012)

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