Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Bargemusic (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) There’s a characteristic mix at the floating barge this week. Friday brings Rob Schwimmer playing new music for piano, theremin and continuum, Saturday has a tantalizing program of piano music by Liszt, Cage, Messiaen and Franco Donatoni (with Jeffrey Swann as soloist) and Sunday features music by Haydn, Schumann and Brahms for piano trio. At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, (718) 624-2083, bargemusic.org; $25, $20 for 65+, $15 for students on Friday; $35, $30 for 65+, $15 for students on Saturday and Sunday. (Woolfe)

Darmstadt Institute 2012 (Friday) This lively, casual series ends with a bang — many bangs, actually — as John Colpitts, a k a Kid Millions, the drummer of the avant-rock band Oneida, presents the latest iteration of his Man Forever project, which combines the heady focus of early Minimalism, the exhilaration of free jazz and the chthonic force of punk rock. Mr. Colpitts will also present new works involving guitars and dance. At 8 p.m., Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, at Livingston Street, downtown Brooklyn, (718) 330-0313, issueprojectroom.org; $15. (Steve Smith)

‘Empty Words’ (Saturday) John Cage reportedly sought to “demilitarize” language with “Empty Words,” a 12-hour recitation in which he wrested words by Thoreau loose from syntax, grammar and structure. Here, the John Cage Trust and the New Albion record label present a rare airing of a Cage recording of the work, with dusk and dawn music provided by Josh Quillen of So Percussion. At 7 p.m., the Spiegeltent at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, (845) 758-7948, fishercenter.bard.edu; sold out. (Smith)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Cindy Blackman plays at Willisau Jazz...
English: Cindy Blackman plays at Willisau Jazz 2007, Switzerland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (Friday) This shrewdly inclusive outfit — part jam band, part jazz group and increasingly set apart by Chris Combs’s playing on lap steel guitar — recently released “The Race Riot Suite” (Kinnara/Royal Potato Family), a laudably ambitious effort to address a notorious series of events in the band’s hometown, Tulsa, Okla., in 1921. The album’s vibrant eclecticism should come off well in this late-night set, part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. At 12:30 a.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 475-8592 bluenote.net; $15 cover, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)

Out of Your Head Brooklyn (Sunday) This biweekly series, an offshoot of a similar effort in Baltimore, assembles crews of young musicians for first-time spontaneous interplay. The first set, at 9:30 p.m., will include the saxophonists Nathaniel Morgan and Anna Webber, the keyboardists Jessie Stacken and Landon Knoblock, and the drummer Flin van Hemmen. The second set, at 11 p.m., will feature the guitarist Dustin Carlson, the bassist Will McEvoy and the drummer Booker Stardrum. At Freddy’s Bar, 627 Fifth Avenue, South Slope, (718) 768-0131, freddysbar.com, outofyourhead.org; free. (Chinen)

★ Marc Ribot Trio (through Sunday) Marc Ribot, whose persuasively prickly guitar playing has long been a protean feature of the downtown scene, leads the trio previously at the core of Spiritual Unity, his tribute to the free-jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler. The bassist is Henry Grimes, a survivor of the Ayler-era avant-garde; the drummer is Chad Taylor, who also works in the realm of experimental rock. It’s not a group one expects to see at the Village Vanguard, despite Ayler’s history there, so consider this a momentous incursion. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

★ Spectrum Road (Friday) On its new self-titled Palmetto debut, this jazz-rock supergroup — Jack Bruce on bass, Vernon Reid on guitar, John Medeski on organ and Mellotron and Cindy Blackman on drums — brings combustible intensity to the music of the Tony Williams Lifetime, its north star and repertory muse. The group has more than a passing claim to its chosen repertory: Mr. Bruce, best known as a member of Cream, recorded with the Tony Williams Lifetime in the early 1970s, and Ms. Blackman is Williams’s purest disciple on drums. This stand is part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. At 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd Street, Manhattan, (800) 745-3000, bbkingblues.com; $50. (Chinen)

Jesse Stacken Trio (Friday) The pianist Jesse Stacken applies an obsessive conceptual rigor to his new album, “Bagatelles for Trio” (Fresh Sound New Talent), which negotiates a balance between classical form and jazz improvisation, in ways that aren’t obvious or forced. His colleagues on the album, and in this concert, are the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Jeff Davis; they have constituted a working unit for much of the last decade, and it shows. At 8 p.m., Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, Manhattan, (212) 645-2800, tenri.org; $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (Chinen)

Anthony Braxton Fall Tour Dates

Anthony Braxton
Anthony Braxton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These are not from an official source, but here is what we have been told:

Oct 10 – Anthony Braxton Falling River Music Quartet – Institut français – Berlin (Germany)
Oct 13 – Anthony Braxton 12+1tet – Teatro alle Tese – Venezia (Italy)
Oct 16 – Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet – Ad limitum Festival – Warszawa (Poland)
Oct 17 – Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet – The Seed / AkBank – Istanbul (Turkey)
Oct 19 – Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet – Macedonia Opera and Ballet – Skopje (Macedonia)

July at the Stone

Drummer Whit Dickey performing at the world pr...

Highlights of next month’s shows at New York’s Stone:

July 2012 at the Stone
curated by Tom Abbs / Geri Allen

7/1 Sunday (RJP)
8 pm
Loren Connors Solo Guitar
Loren Connors (guitar)

10 pm
Animal Hospital / Kevin Micka Solo
Kevin Micka (elecronics)
7/3 Tuesday (DDT)

8 pm
Rob Mazurek + Angelica Sanchez
Rob Mazurek (trumpet) Angelica Sanchez (piano)

10 pm
Ryan Sawyer + Darius Jones + Shahzad Ismaily
Darius Jones (alto sax) Shahzad Ismaily (bass) Ryan Sawyer (drums)

7/4 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
John Blum Solo Piano
John Blum (piano)

10 pm
Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston duo
Trevor Watts (sax) Veryan Weston (piano)

7/5 Thursday (CWL)
8 pm
Eugene Chadbourne Solo
Eugene Chadbourne (guitar)

10 pm
Eugene Chadbourne + Thomas Heberer
Eugene Chadbourne (guitar) Thomas Heberer (trumpet)

7/6 Friday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Matthew Shipp Trio
Matthew Shipp (piano) Michael Bisio (bass) Whit Dickey (drums)

7/7 Saturday (BS)
8 pm
Jessica Pavone
solo violin songs (violin, voice)

10 pm
Andrew Lamb Trio
Warren Smith (drums) Tom Abbs (bass, sousaphone) Andrew Lamb (tenor sax, clarinet, flute)

7/8 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Jason Lescalleet Solo Tapeloops
Jason Lescalleet (tapeloops)

10 pm
Diamond Terrifier
Sam Hillmer (saxophone, electronics)
Diamond Terrifier is Sam Hillmer of Zs. Diamond Terrifier is Sam’s saxophone and electronics solo incarnation. Named after the english translation of the indo-tibetan god-name Vajrabairahva, Diamond Terrifier is concerned with the potential positive qualities of destruction as mediated by noise/drone sheets of sound music

7/9 Monday (TO)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
JON MADOF’S ZION80
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

7/11 Wednesday (JI)
8 pm
Arthur Doyle and his New Quiet Screamers
featuring the members of NYMPH

10 pm
Man Forever
John Colpitts (drums)

7/12 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Spanish Donkey
Joe Morris (guitar) Jamie Saft (MiniMoog, Roland Jupiter 6) Mike Pride (drums, percussion & nose whistle)

10 pm
Baczkowski – Nace – Corsano
Steve Baczkowski (baritone sax) Bill Nace (guitar) Chris Corsano (drums)

7/13 Friday (BS)
8 pm
Cooper-Moore Organ Trio
Bernard Myers (drums) Brian Price (tenor sax) Chase Baird (tenor sax) Cooper-Moore (organ)

10 pm
Angelica Sanchez Trio
Johannes Weidenmueller (bass) Nasheet Waits (drums) Angelica Sanchez (piano)

7/14 Saturday (JI)
8 pm
Thurston Moore and Loren Connors Duo
Thurston Moore, Loren Connors (guitars)

10 pm
Blood Trio
Sabir Mateen (woodwinds) Whit Dickey (drums) Michael Bisio (bass)

7/15 Sunday (JM)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) and many special guests
this is the night that pays for our rent and upkeep—please come down and support The Stone! TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

7/17 Tuesday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Geri Allen & Laurie Anderson
Geri Allen (piano) Laurie Anderson (violin, electronics)
TWENTY DOLLARS

7/18 Wednesday (HB)
8 and 10 pm
Burnt Sugar Arkestra performs musics inspired by Sun Ra’s work The Nubians of Plutonia
Greg Tate (conduction) Abby Dobson, Mikel Banks, Karma Mayet Johnson (vocals) Latasha Nevada Diggs (effected vocals) Lewis “Flip” Barnes Jr. (trumpet) Micah Gaugh, V Jeffery Smith (saxes) Avram Fefer (tenor sax) Moist Paula (bari sax) Dave “Smoota” Smith (trombone) Vernon Reid, Andre Lassalle aka “Day Glo Jenkins”, Ben Tyree (guitars) Jason DiMatteo (acoustic bass) Jared Michael Nickerson (electric bass) Shelley Nicole (percussion) Chris Eddleton (drums)

7/21 Saturday (RJP)
8 pm
Geri Allen & John Zorn Duo
Geri Allen (piano) John Zorn (sax)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Carla Brothers & Treasure Tower
Performance Art Based on an Original Musical

7/23 Monday (MJC)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
JON MADOF’S ZION80
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

7/24 Tuesday (MJ)
8 pm
Kim Lake

10 pm
Henry Grimes and Geri Allen
Henry Grimes, Geri Allen

7/28 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Vijay Iyer, Geri Allen, Graham Haynes
Vijay Iyer, Geri Allen (piano keyboards) Graham Haynes

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

An Evening with Man Forever
Friday June 29 – 8pm

Man Forever is the composition project of drummer John Colpitts aka Kid Millions, best known for his 15-year involvement in experimental rock band Oneida. This evening serves as a portrait of his work for Man Forever, an ever-growing ensemble featuring the contributions of a number of key players in the Brooklyn music scene. On Friday he will be joined by the drummers Greg Fox (Guardian Alien), Josh Bonati (Aa), Ryan Sawyer (Stars Like Fleas), and Bryan Devendorf (the National).

This performance celebrates his recent release, Pansophical Cataract, on the Thrill Jockey label. In addition to works for tuned drums, Kid will present new ensemble pieces for guitar and voices.

SPY MUSIC FEST:

Rhys Chatham + Neptune + Extra Life
Saturday June 30 – 7pm, doors at 6pm

Composer Rhys Chatham is joined by Neptune and Extra Life, presented at ISSUE Project Room in partnership with Northern Spy Records as part of the second annual SPY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Rhys Chatham will perform his now-classic Guitar Trio (1977) with nine guitarists, one bassist, and one drummer. Including Adam Wills (Bear in Heaven, February), Charlie Looker (Extra Life), Mark Pearson (Neptune), Jason Sanford (Neptune), Kevin Micka (Neputne), Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Sarah Richardson (Blues, ex-Creeping Nobodies), Steve Gunn, Chris Weiss, Caley Monahan-Ward (Extra Life, bass), and Kid Millions (Man Forever, Oneida, drums).

Newsbits: Beginner’s Guide to Free Jazz / Ligro / Evans-Weiler

Destination Out has posted a beginner’s guide to free jazz.

Moonjune is releasing a new CD from Indonesian fusion / jazz band Ligro.

Boston area violinist and electronic improvisor MORGAN EVANS-WEILER will perform at Nashville’s Noa Noa on Friday, June 29th. Fans of the extended instrument technique of artists like JOHN BUTCHER, THOMAS HELTON, and local BRADY SHARP should not miss this show. Also performing are the esoteric synthesis of DYLAN SIMON and the ambient tape loops of SPARKLING WIDE PRESSURE. All and all, it’s an evening of challenging and fascinating music. It all goes down at 8pm sharp on the back porch of Noa Noa.

July at the IBeam

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010
English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Brooklyn’s IBeam:

Max Johnson / Weasel Walter Residency Part 1

Thursday, July 5th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Two sets of newly and freely improvised brought to you every Thursday night in July by Max Johnson & Weasel Walter with a slew of very special guests. Come enjoy as musicians from all over collide to create sounds that you may never hear again in your life!

8:30
Jason Hwang – Violin, Viola
Max Johnson – Bass
Weasel Walter – Drums

10:00
Sabir Mateen – Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Bern Nix – Guitar
Max Johnson – Bass
Weasel Walter – Drums

Michael Attias/Minerva

Friday, July 6th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

8:30 PM

Michael Attias

I’s: Solo Duets for Alto Saxophone and Piano

9:30 PM

Minerva

Carlo Costa – Drums

Pascal Niggenkemper – Bass

JP Schlegelmilch – Piano

40 Twenty

Saturday, July 7th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

8:30 PM

40twenty
Jacob Sacks- piano
Dave Ambrosio- bass
Vinnie Sperrazza- drums
tunes by everyone
“dry, controlled radicalism….a smeary version of chamber jazz”- Ben Ratliff on 40twenty, New York Times, August 2010

Bizingas and Friends

Tuesday, July 10th 8:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Bizingas (8 pm)
Brian Drye – Trombone, Keys, Compositions
Jonathan Goldberger – Guitar
Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
(Special Guest) Jason Nazary – Drums
http://www.briandrye.com

YAPP (9 pm) (Philadelphia)
Bryan Rogers – Tenor Saxophone
Alban Bailly – Compositions, Acoustic Guitar, Bowed Guitar
Matt Engle – Double Bass
Dave Flaherty – Drums

Mike McGinnis w/ Roadtrip Ensemble (10 pm)
Mike McGinnis – Clarinet, Compositions
Jeff Hermanson – Trumpet
Brian Drye – Trombone
Matt Blostein – Alto Sax
Peter Hess – Tenor Sax
Barry Saunders – Baritone Sax
TBA – French Horn
TBA – Piano
Vinnie Sperrazza – Drums
Dan Fabricatore – Bass
http://www.mikemcginnis.com

Max Johnson / Weasel Walter Residency Part 2

Thursday, July 12th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Two sets of newly and freely improvised brought to you every Thursday night in July by Max Johnson & Weasel Walter with a slew of very special guests. Come enjoy as musicians from all over collide to create sounds that you may never hear again in your life!

8:30
Elliott Sharp – Guitar
Max Johnson – Bass
Weasel Walter – Drums

10:00
Elliott Levin – Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, Flute
Louie Belogenis – Tenor & Soprano Saxophone
Max Johnson – Bass
Weasel Walter – Drums

Jeff Cosgrove Quintet

Friday, July 13th 8:30 AM $10 Suggested Donation

8:30 PM

Jeff Cosgrove Quintet

Noah Preminger – sax
Mat Maneri – viola
Frank Kimbrough – piano
Joe Martin – bass
Jeff Cosgrove – drums.

Bizingas and Friends

Tuesday, July 17th 8:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Bizingas (8 pm)
Brian Drye – Trombone, Keys, Compositions
Jonathan Goldberger – Guitar
Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
(Special Guest) Jason Nazary – Drums
http://www.briandrye.com

Andy Biskin’s IBID (9 pm)
Andy Biskin – Clarinet, Compositions
Brian Drye – Trombone
Jeff Davis – Drums
Kirk Knuffke – Cornet

Janel and Anthony (10 pm) Seattle
Janel Leppin – Cello
Anthony Pirog – Guitar
http://www.janelandanthony.com

Max Johnson / Weasel Walter Residency Part 3

Thursday, July 19th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Two sets of newly and freely improvised brought to you every Thursday night in July by Max Johnson & Weasel Walter with a slew of very special guests. Come enjoy as musicians from all over collide to create sounds that you may never hear again in your life!

8:30
Mark Whitecage – Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Max Johnson – Bass
Weasel Walter – Drums

10:00
Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
Ken Filiano – Bass
Max Johnson – Bass
Weasel Walter – Drums

Vladimir Kostadinovic Group

Friday, July 20th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

8:30 PM

Vladimir Kostadinovic Group

Vladimir Kostadinovic -drums
Danny Grissett-piano
Vicente Archer- bass
Jaka Kopac- saxophone

Rafiq Bhatia

Saturday, July 21st 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

8:30

Rafiq Bhatia

Jeremy Viner: woodwinds, processing
Rafiq Bhatia: guitars, samples, processing
Jackson Hill: bass
Alex Ritz: drums, processing

Bizingas and Friends

Tuesday, July 24th 8:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Trio Blastphemy (8 pm)
Marcus Rojas – Tuba
Ben Holmes – Trumpet
Curtis Hasselbring – Trombone

Bizingas (9 pm)
Brian Drye – Trombone, Keys, Compositions
Jonathan Goldberger – Guitar
Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
(Special Guest) Chad Taylor – Drums
http://www.briandrye.com

Happy Pappy (10 pm)
Marcus Rojas – Tuba
Eli Rojas – Drums
Petr Cancura – Sax / Mandolin
Brandon Seabrook – Banjo / Guitar

Max Johnson / Weasel Walter Residency – Part 4

Thursday, July 26th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Two sets of newly and freely improvised brought to you every Thursday night in July by Max Johnson & Weasel Walter with a slew of very special guests. Come enjoy as musicians from all over collide to create sounds that you may never hear again in your life!

8:30
Vinny Golia – Saxophones, Clarinets, Flutes
Max Johnson – Bass
Weasel Walter – Drums

10:00
Steve Swell – Trombone
Mary Halvorson – Guitar
Max Johnson – Bass
Weasel Walter – Drums

Luce Trio/Ryan Ferriera Double CD Release Party

Friday, July 27th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

8:30

Ryan Ferriera – Solo Guitar

Releasing a solo CD!

9:30

Luce Trio

Jon De Lucia – Saxophone
Ryan Ferreira – Guitar
Chris Tordini – Bass

Album Release!

Ben Gerstein & Tyshawn Sorey: A Night of Duets

Saturday, July 28th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Ben Gerstein, trombone, drums, piano
Tyshawn Sorey, drums, piano, trombone

http://www.bengerstein.com / http://www.tyshawnsorey.net

Bizingas and Friends

Tuesday, July 31st 8:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Abysm-Shoko Nagai / Satoshi Takeishi (8 pm)
Shoko Nagai piano
Satoshi Takeishi drums

Bizingas (9 pm)
Brian Drye – Trombone, Keys, Compositions
Jonathan Goldberger – Guitar
Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
(Special Guest) Chad Taylor – Drums
http://www.briandrye.com

Dan Blacksberg Trio (10 pm) (Philadelphia)
Dan Blacksberg – Trombone
Matt Engle – Bass
Mike Szekely – Drums