A Tribute to “New York Eye and Ear Control” on June 1

New York Eye and Ear Control
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From Dissident Arts:

Brooklyn NY: The summer jazz concert season kicks off to an early start with a rousing tribute to the celebrated recording ‘New York Eye and Ear Control’ as it hits its golden anniversary. This seminal album of the Free Jazz canon was conceived by Albert Ayler and realized with an all-star ensemble of improvisers who defined the movement. Some fifty years hence, a wide swath of New York Jazz underground instrumentalists fete it with three sets of contemporary fire music. The headliners are a one-time only assemblage dubbed here as The Veterans of Free, a quintet of artists who were vital parts of the scene during Free Jazz’s development and still stand now as leading figures. The opening and closing acts represent the improvisational new music sounds of the past thirty+ years heard in Manhattan and Brooklyn performance spaces.

Dissident Arts presents
A TRIBUTE TO “NEW YORK EYE AND EAR CONTROL” The 50th Anniversary of the Free Jazz Classic!
In summer, 1964, Albert Ayler gathered Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray in a studio to record the legendary album ‘NEW YORK EYE AND EAR CONTROL’, the free score to the film of the same name by Michael Snow, creating a hallmark of the New Thing in a revolutionary time. Fifty years hence it is celebrated by…

-‘VETERANS OF FREE’ ALL-STAR ENSEMBLE:
Daniel Carter- saxophones, trumpet. Karl Berger- vibes, piano. Warren Smith- drumkit, percussion. Will Connell- saxophone, flute, bass clarinet. Ingrid Sertso- voice. And with the addition of Ken Filiano on bass.

-THE RAS MOSHE UNIT
Ras Moshe- saxophones, flute, bells. Dave Ross- electric guitar. John Pietaro- vibes, percussion. Andrew Drury- drum set, percussion

MATT LAVELLE’S 12 HOUSES ORCHESTRA
Matt Lavelle- trumpet, alto clarinet, musical direction. Members of this 15+ piece ensembleTBA

Date: Sunday, June 1st 2014,
Time: 3PM – 6PM
Location: The Firehouse Space 246 Frost Street, Brooklyn New York 11211

 

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