Arts for Art Shows

From New York’s Arts for Art:

Sunday October 17
InGardens Around the City

Manhattan (LES)
First Street Garden (next to 50 E 1st Street btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)

· 2:30 pm : Manzel Project
Zak Sherzad (reeds)/Daniel Carter (reeds)/Matt Lavelle (trp)

· 3:15 pm : “JuJu Duo”
Paul Harding Jr (poet)/Hilliard Greene Jr (bass)

· 4:00 pm : Chemistry Set
James Keepnews (acoustic gtr)/Rebecca Schmoyer (classical gtr)
Daniel Carter (sax, trp, clarinet & flute)

Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Garden
(Suffolk St btwn Houston and Rivington)

· 2:15 pm : Ras Moshe Ensemble
Ras Moshe (sax)/Tom Zlabinger (bass)/Larry Roland (bass)

· 3:00 pm : Patricia Nicholson (dance)/William Parker (bass)

· 3:30 pm : Charles Gayle (sax)/William Parker (bass)

· 4:00 pm : I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues
Mike Pride (drums)/Jon Irabagon (alto)/Jason Roebke (bass)

6th BC Botanical Garden (6th Street btwn Ave B and Ave C)

· 2:00 pm : Kali Z Fasteau

· 2:45 pm : Bradley Farberman
Marco Cappelli (guitar)/Steve Dalachinsky (words)

· 3:30 pm : POETS
Greg Fuchs/Francesse Maingrette

· 4:00 pm : Duo Niggenkemper/Loriat
Pascal Niggenkemper (bass)/Frantz Loriat (viola)

Dias y Flores: 13 Street Garden (East 13th st btwn Av A & Av B)

· 2:00 pm : Bassentric
Albey Balgochian/Francois Grillot/Hilliard Greene (bs)/Jane Grenier B (words)

· 2:45 pm : Diana Wayburn Group

· 3:30 pm : Mariko Kumanomido (dance)/Francois Grillot (bs)

· 4:00 pm : Jackson Krall Secret Music Society
Richard Keene (tenor)/Juan Quinones (gtr)/Mark Hennen (keys)
Hill Greene (bass)/Ted Daniels (trp)/Jackson Krall (drums)

1:30 to 5 pm: Brooklyn (Windsor Terrace)
East Fourth Street Community Garden (btwn Fort Hamilton Parkway & Caton Ave.)
Special Memorial for Bob Bowen

· 1:30pm : SLOG
Brian Drye (Trombone)/Greg Joseph (Drums)
Bruce Williamson (Woodwinds)/Khabu Young (Guitars)

· 2:15 pm : Ohad Talmor

· 3:00 pm : Jacob Garchik & Ben Gerstein Duo (trombone)

· 3:45 pm : Vincent Sperrazza

· 4:30 pm : Roy Nathanson Conduction

Sunday October 24
At First Street Garden

· 2:15 pm : MazzMuze
Mazz Swift (violin)/Will Martina (cello)

· 3:30 pm : Jen Shyu (voice/moon gtr/dce/erhu)
Chris Dingman (vibraphone)
Satoshi Haga (dance)
Ivan Barenboim (clarinets)

· 4:15 pm : The Ocean Collective
Group Improvisation led by Jason Kao Hwang

269 E Houston St, New York (corner of Suffolk St and Houston St)
$10 per set/$15 for 2 sets/$20 for the night
Students/Seniors = $7 per set /$12 for 2 /$17 all night

October 18

· 7pm : Jeremiah Cymerman & Brian Chase Duo
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet/electronics)
Brian Chase (drums/electronics)

· 8pm : Ras Moshe Quartet + Vocalists
Ras Moshe (tenor sax, flute)/Shayna Dulberger (bs)/Dave Miller (dms)
Dave Ross (guitar)/Katie Bull (voice)/Jean Carla Rodea (voice)

· 9pm : Vincent Chancey‘s Phat Chance
Vincent Chancey (french horn)/Steve Bloom (guitar)
Jeremy Carlstedt (dms)

· 10pm : Kirk Knuffke Trio
Kirk Knuffke (cornet)/Matt Pavolka (bass)/Jeff Davis (drums)

October 25

· 7pm : Vocal Improv Sessions #5

Yoon Sun Choi (voice)/Katie Bull (voice)/Daphna Nathali (voice)
Tomas Ulrich (cello)

· 8pm : Yoon Sun Choi Group
Yoon Sun Choi (voice)/Jacob Sacks (keyboard)
Vinnie Sperrazza (drums)

· 9pm : Trumpet Nemesis
Lewis “Flip” Barnes (trumpet)/Matt Lavelle (trumpet)
Roy Campbell (trumpet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet)
Hill Greene (bass)/Michael T.A. Thompson (drums)

· 10pm : Bizingas
Brian Drye (trombone, compositions)/Kirk Knuffke (trumpet)
Jonathan Goldberger (guitar)/Ches Smith (drums)

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Anubis Quartet in Chicago

From the Anubis Quartet:

RYOT PROJECT – Thursday, November 4, 7:30pm – free admission
Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL

Featured Composers: Thierry Alla, Marcos Balter, Pablo Chin, Aaron Einbond,
Dai Fujikura, Lee Hyla, Urs Leimgruber, Robert Lemay, Philippe Leroux, David
Reminick, Erin Rogers, Etienne Rolin.

Guest Artist: Kristofer Covlin

Anubis Quartet opens their 2010-11 season at Nichols hall with RYOT PROJECT, a project that explores the intersection of composition and improvisation.
RYOT is a collaboration with Canadian experimental saxophonist Kris Covlin featuring world premiere performances of new music by world-renowned and
emerging composers. The concert also features the U.S. premieres of works by Urs Leimgruber, Pablo Chin and Aristides Llaneza, and the Chicago premieres of works by Erin Rogers and Dai Fujikura. This performance opens the inaugural season of Anubis Quartet’s new Chicago Concert Series and establishes the ensemble as Chicago’s only professional saxophone quartet.

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Marilyn Crispell in Israel

Marilyn Crispell
Cover of Marilyn Crispell

From The Jerusalem Post:

If packing your artistic trousseau with multicultural baggage is a professional prerequisite, then Marilyn Crispell is well equipped for her craft. The 63-year-old jazz improvisation pianist has traversed expansive personal, ethnic, spiritual and artistic domains in her over three decades on the jazz-oriented side of the musical tracks, with some earlier classical training as an extra stake in her formidable musical foundations. Next week (October 19 and 20) she will perform at Tel Aviv’s Levontin 7 club alongside long-time cohort drummer Gerry Hemingway in what promises to be an improvisational tour de force by two free-spirited artists at the top of their game.

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New Scott Amendola Release

Scott Amendola live at Saalfelden 2009
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Lift, the new trio cd from the Scott Amendola Trio is officially “out” this tuesday, October 19th.

Lift contains 8 new songs of mine and features Jeff Parker on guitar, and John Shifflett on bass. You can pre-order “Lift” in CD format from, or in various downloadable formats, and you can download the gorgeous artwork as well. The trio hits the road starting Saturday, October 23rd in Los Angeles at the Blue Whale.

Radio Appearance

October 19, 2010
In The Soul Kitchen with Harry D on KUSF
San Francisco
Live in Studio, giving away tickets. Interview-playing Lift

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DMG Newsletter October 15th, 2010

Lester Bowie
Cover of Lester Bowie

From DMG:

Black Saint/Soul Note Box Sets from: Bill Dixon! George Russell! Cecil Taylor! Paul Motian! Lester Bowie & Charlie Haden! Ned Rothenberg & Vladimir Volkov!

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid! Derek Bailey! Scott Colley! Tin Hat! Nobu Stowe! Hubsch/Schubert/Weirbos/Hemingway! 2 from Otomo & Xavier Charles!

Kenny Wheeler‘s Windmill Tilter! Alvin Curran 3 CD ’70s Solo Works! Noah Howard! Charles Lloyd! Wolfgang Rihm & Bela Bartok! Sun Ra LP! Walter Marchetti LP

Last copies of out-of-print QBICO LPs! and much more!


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

Sunday, October 17th at 6pm:

Sunday, October 24th at 6om:

Sunday, October 31st/Halloween Double Header:
6pm: JACOB WICK & NATE WOOLEY! Two Titanic Trumpeters Exploring New Sounds!
7pm: SHANE PERLOWIN Solo Guitar Great from Ahleuchatistas!

Sunday, November 7th Double Header:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN – Tuba & JASON CANDLER – alto sax & electronics!
7pm: PATRICK BRENNAN – Rare Alto sax Solo!

Sunday, November 14th at 6pm:
KIRK KNUFFKE & KENNY WOLLESEN! Great New Trumpet & Drums Duo!

Sunday, November 21st Double Header:
6pm: ANNETTE GUH Featuring:
7pm: DAVID BOYKIN EXPANSE – Chicago’s finest!

Sunday, December 5th Double Header:

Sunday, December 12th at 6pm:
BEN GERSTEIN & GARTH STEVENSON! Smokin’ Trombone & Bass Duo!

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Barry Altschul: He’s Back (Though He Never Left)

Barry Altschul with the Anthony Braxton Trio B...
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From Jazz Times, a profile of Barry Altschul:

During a Sam Rivers Trio reunion concert in 2007 at Miller Theater on the Columbia University campus, some of New York’s jazz cognoscenti speculated over the recent whereabouts of the group’s drummer. They were all well aware of the recent activities of saxophonist Rivers, who had been feted at the Vision Festival in 2006. And they were certainly up to date with perennial poll-winning bassist Dave Holland, having seen his picture on magazine covers, caught him during his annual residency at Birdland with his large and small ensembles, or heard his consecutive string of acclaimed recordings in recent years. But what of innovative free-jazz drummer Barry Altschul? Where had this cat been?

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Umbrella Music Through October 31

Nicole Mitchell
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 20 October 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Branch/Hunt
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Steve Hunt – percussion
11:00PM | Jackson/Kimmel/Stein/Labycz
Keefe Jackson – contrabass clarinet
Jeff Kimmel – bass clarinet
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Brian Labycz – electronics
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Ben Mjolsness Summons His Beasts

Thursday, 21 October 2010
10:00PM | Nick Broste Trio
Nick Broste – trombone
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Anton Hatwich – bass
11:00PM | Young/Reid and Guests
Katie Young – bassoon
Tomeka Reid – cello
others TBA

Sunday, 24 October 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Anton Hatwich Group
Anton Hatwich – bass
Others TBA
11:00PM | Jeff Kimmel Group
Jeff Kimmel – bass clarinet
Others TBA

Wednesday, 27 October 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Mitchell/Hoff
Nicole Mitchell – flutes
Devin Hoff – bass
11:00PM | Daniell/Hoff/Hess
David Daniell – guitar
Devin Hoff – electric bass
Steven Hess – drums
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Jason Adasiewicz spins Tunes Izzy Has Been Checking Out

Thursday, 28 October 2010
10:00PM | Dawn of Midi
Amino Belyamani – piano
Aakaash Israni – bass
Qasim Naqvi – percussion

Sunday, 31 October 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Buis/Marraffa/Braida/Roebke/Reed
Joost Buis – trombone
Eduardo Marraffa – saxophone
Alberto Braida – piano
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums

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