April 1, 2013, 8pm
Andrew Raffo Dewar – Interactions Quartet East
Interactions Quartet East (Andrew Raffo Dewar, Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, and Aaron Siegel) perform excerpts from Dewar’s Interactions #1-6, a series of compositions exploring strategies in notation and performance combining traditional scoring, photographs, structural materials that function invisibly within the music, and improvisation. and Piece for Four – a work using invented spatial notation that explores group dynamics and destabilizes conventional approaches to foreground and background sound.
April 2, 2013, 8pm
8pm – Eri Yamamoto Trio
Since moving to the United States in 1995, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of jazz’s most original and compelling pianists and composers. The Eri Yamamoto Trio has developed a unique sound and repertoire, with a strong following in New York and abroad.
10pm – The Sarah Bernstein Quartet w/ Kris Davis, Stuart Popejoy, Ches Smith
The Sarah Bernstein Quartet performs compositions that mine the characteristic interplay of structure and freedom found in jazz, while offering glimpses of conceptual and textual aspects that form a bridge to violinist, composer, improviser and vocalist Sarah Bernstein’s other works and projects. Here the focus stays on the musicians’ engagement with the material and the moment, through individual and interactive improvisation.
April 3, 2013
8pm – Connie Crothers
Connie Crothers, a pianist known for her wide range of expression and her uncompromising spontaneous improvisation presents an evening of entirely improvised materials. “There are no musical ideas, thoughts, no strategies, no procedures.”
10pm – Allen Lowe “Music for every Occasion”
Saxophonist/Composer Allen Lowe celebrates his newest 4 CD release, Field Recordings, bringing a small band to Roulette, including Randy Sandke, Lewis Porter, Kevin Ray, Ray Suhy, Christopher Meeder, and Rick Moody for a program covering the range of Lowe’s prior work, from blues and gospel rewrites to neo-bop, open improvisational/new music forms, country music, rock and roll references, Afro-Caribbean influences, and both very early and middle period jazz.
April 4, 2013
8:00pm – Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman QUARTET w/ Scott Colley and Billy Mintz
After Two Releases on Intakt Records: To Fly to Steal (2010) and Hotel Du Nord (2011), Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Quartet present an evening of spontaneous and exciting new music in anticipation of their next recording with Scott Colley on bass and Billy Mintz on drums.
10:00pm – Vinny Golia “Music for Strings, Piano, and Woodwinds”
Vinny Golia is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in woodwind instruments working in genres of contemporary music, jazz, free jazz, and free improvisation. Tonight, Golia presents “Music for Strings, Piano, and Woodwinds”.
April 5, 2013, 8pm
Michele Rosewoman and New Yor-Uba’s 30th Anniversary & Birthday Celebration
Michele Rosewoman and New Yor-Uba take the listener on a journey spanning ancient Yoruba culture from Nigeria through Cuba as they pay homage to its contemporary manifestations. Celebrating their 30th anniversary and first studio recording, New Yor-Uba salutes the Orishas (Yoruban deities) through Rosewoman’s original compositions and arrangements of centuries-old Yoruba and Arara chants and Abakwa and rumba musical traditions. Rosewoman, who celebrates her 60th birthday, is one of the first to bring together Cuban Folkloric music with contemporary jazz for a thoroughly uncompromised synthesis.
April 6, 2013, 8pm
Yusef Lateef: Celebrating 75 Years of Music
At 92 years of age Grammy Award winner and NEA American Jazz Master Yusef Lateef is one of the greatest living leaders of improvised music whose influence in the international music scene has spanned over 6 generations. This momentous Roulette event, Lateef’s first full evening of performance in New York in over 10 years, will feature 3 premieres of Lateef’s compositions and highly acclaimed musicians the Momenta Quartet, Adam Rudolph, Marty Ehrlich, JD Parran, Alan Won and Taka Kigawa.