November at Roulette

Marty Ehrlich
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From New York’s Roulette:

Nov 1 – Ben Gerstein (Jerome Foundation Commission) – FREEDOM CHOIR! A congregation for cathartic improvisational service
Nov 3 – Geoff Matters (Jerome Foundation Commission)
Nov 4 – Peter Evans Quintet (Jerome Foundation Commission) / Marty Ehrlich’s 4Alto(s)
Nov 5 – VITAL VOX: Judith Berkson, Gelsey Bell, Dafna Naphtali
Nov 6 – VITAL VOX: Iva Bittova, Toby Twining Music and SoCorpo (Sasha Bogdanowitsch & Sabrina Lastman)
Nov 7 & 21 – Adam Rudolph : Go Organic Orchestra
Nov 8 – Kirk Knuffke Septet
Nov 9 – Dan Goode – Flexible Orchestra
Nov 10 – INTERPRETATIONS: Ralph Samuelson & Yoko Hiraoka / Jin Hi Kim with Samir Chatterjee & Thomas Buckner
Nov 11 – Barbez
Nov 16 – Lisa Moore
Nov 17 – Teresa McCollough and Wet Ink Ensemble featuring premieres by Alvin Singleton, Sally Mitchell and Alex Shapiro
Nov 18 – Jon Gibson & Nina Winthrop
Nov 19 – In the Shadows: Deborah Gladstein & Garth Stevenson
Nov 28 – Ben Stapp & the Zozimos Collective perform Eight Houses
Nov 30, Dec 1, 2 – Henry Threadgill‘s ZOOID

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Henry Threadgill Plays Three Nights at the Roulette

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From New York’s Roulette:

What: Henry Threadgill’s ZOOID feat: Liberty Ellman (acoustic guitar), Jose Davila (trombone and tuba), Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar) and Elliot Humberto Kavee (drums).
When: November 30 – December 2, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $25/$15 members/students/seniors
Info: / 917.267.0368

Brooklyn, New York: Roulette presents 3 nights of Henry Threadgill’s ground breaking group ZOOID, performing a collection of new works. Threadgill, hailed by Nate Chinen of The New York Times as “one of the most thrillingly elusive composers in and around the jazz idiom:” is one of the great musical masterminds of the past quarter century – a composer, arranger, and innovator who transcends genres in contemporary music.

ZOOID featuring Liberty Ellman (acoustic guitar), Jose Davila (trombone and tuba), Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar) and Elliot Humberto Kavee (drums), is based on a musical language developed by Threadgill. Compositions are organized in blocks and assigned to each musician who in turn can use them independently, throwing in elements of improvisation and utilizing counterpoint. The term Zooid describes an independent organism that works together like a colony, Threadgill has often used this comparison for his music explaining that the music is a group of independent voices coming together to create a whole sound. Threadgill has recorded or performed with many of the legends of the jazz avant-garde, including Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, David Murray and Bill Laswell.

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Full Out of Your Head Schedule for November, December, and January

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From Baltimore’s Out Of Your Head:

We’ve got the full Out Of Your Head schedule for November, December, and January finalized and there are a lot of exciting groups on the calendar over the next three months. It was great to have Jon Birkholz’s help putting these line-ups together for the first time, and as usual the groups will be one-time-only, not-to-be-repeated bands. Out Of Your Head is at the Windup Space (12 W North Ave, Baltimore MD) from 9:30p to midnight EVERY Tuesday night, and is ALWAYS free. Hope to see you out!

11/01/11- Alan Munshower-drums; Jon Birkholz-keys; Janel Leppin-cello; Jarret Gilgore-sax

11/08/11- Susan Alcorn-pedal steel guitar; Brian Brunsman-bass; Patrick McAvinue-violin; Seth Chizeck-percussion

11/15/11- John Dierker- reeds; Amanda Bloom- voice; Savino Palumbo- keys; Matt Rynes- reeds

11/22/11- Chris Pumphrey- rhodes; Ethan Snyder-drums; Alex Weber-Bass; Eric Trudel-Sax

11/29/11- Zach Swanson-bass; Nathan Ellman-Bell- drums; Matt Frazao- guitar; Nick Horner-vocals

12/06/11- Mike Ross-drums; Mike Cerri- trumpet; Jake Leckie- bass; Anna Meadors- sax

12/13/11- Ben Frock-guitar/trumpet; Erik Spangler-electronics; Jarret Gilgore- sax; Jason Cohen-drums

12/20/11- Out Of Your Head ORCHESTRA!

12/27/11- Derrick Michaels-sax; Anthony Pirog- guitar; Ethan Snyder-drums; Adam Hopkins-bass

01/03/12- Nathan Ellman-Bell- drums; Brian Brunsman- Bass; Jon Lipscomb- guitar

01/10/12- Jon Birkholz- rhodes; Blake Cramer- vibes; Andrew Delclos- Bassoon; Will Redman- drums

01/17/12- Savino Palumbo- keys; Michael Rondstadt-cello; Matt Rynes- sax; Alan Munshower- drums

01/24/12- Brent Madsen- Trumpet; Dan Ryan- Guitar; John Dierker- Sax; Mike Kuhl- drums; Mike Ross- drums

01/31/12- Zack Branch- cello; Lauren Shusterich-Voice; Jackie Pollauf- Harp

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