Cornelia Street Cafe in September

English: Ingrid Laubrock with Anti-House (John...

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Thursday, Sep 08 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
SABBAGH, JERMYN, MILLER, CD RELEASE: LEAN
Jerome Sabbagh, saxophones; Simon Jermyn, bass, effects; Allison Miller, drums, effects

Lean is the debut recording – and de facto band name – for a trio of tenor saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh, electric bassist Simon Jermyn and drummer Allison Miller, who combine their formidable talents in a bristling set of original music. We hear their subtlety and breadth of them as players as well as distinct composers. Whether spontaneously creating, or drawing on and reinterpreting works from their own catalogues, Sabbagh, Jermyn and Miller arrive at a depth and beauty as a unit that defies easy categorization.

Sunday, Sep 11 – 8:30 & 10:00pm
MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING SEPTET
Steven Bernstein, trumpet; Bryan Murray, saxophone; Dave Taylor, trombone; Terry McMannus , guitar; Ron Stabinsky, piano; Moppa Elliott, bass; Kevin Shea, drums

Mostly Other People Do the Killing returns to Cornelia St. to perform compositions by bassist/composer Moppa Elliott from their forthcoming release, “Library.” The music is fun, energetic, and densely packed, shifting between jazz, pop, rock, and other styles. MOPDtK and its members have appeared in numerous polls and have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands to see live on the scene today.

Friday, Sep 16 – 9:00PM
TOM RAINEY‘S POOL SCHOOL
Tom Rainey, drums; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax

Tom Rainey’s current activities include performing and recording music with Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson as well as playing with many of the aforementioned artists.

Friday, Sep 16 – 10:30PM
SEAN CONLY’S TRUE NORTH
Jacob Sacks, piano; Sean Conly, bass; Tom Rainey, drums

The True North project is Sean Conly’s take on the piano trio. The legacy of the piano trio is intertwined with the history of bass playing and the evolution of the instruments voice. This band plays new music designed to showcase the creativity of the improvisors in the ever changing trio medium.

Saturday, Sep 17 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JACOB SACKS QUINTET
Jacob Sacks, piano; Jacob Garchik, trombone; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

The Jacob Sacks Quintet is an ensemble whose participants have worked closely together for over 18 years. Using exciting interplay, violent counterpoint, and creative interpretations of original music – the ensemble searches for the unpredictable and explores the unexpected.

Wednesday, Sep 21 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
DAN WEISS TRIO
Dan Weiss, drums; Jacob Sacks, piano; Thomas Morgan, bass

With his trio, including Jacob Sacks and Thomas Morgan, Weiss has released two recordings entitled, ”Now Yes When” (2006) and “Timshel” (2011), which have been critically acclaimed for their unique approach to song structure and endlessly creative improvisation.

Friday, Sep 23 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JON IRABAGON QUINTET
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Tim Hagans, trumpet; Luis Perdomo, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

Jon’s longstanding quartet, which (along with special guest Tom Harrell) recorded 2015’s Behind the Sky (Irabbagast Records), will have just finished a tour of Argentina when they hit the Cornelia stage. While in South America, the group’s next record was made, and the group will be performing brand new compositions from this upcoming release.

Sunday, Sep 25 – 8:30 & 10:00pm
ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO, CD RELEASE: LIFE
Eri Yamamoto, piano; David Ambrosio, bass; Ikuo Takeuchi, drums

Eri Yamamoto’s CD “Life” (AUM fidelity) is a generous new collection of unique songs, performed with her longstanding trio partners, bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi. As the album title suggests, the music portrays a wide range of her life experiences – from joyful to introspective, reflecting the vibrancy of New York City and exploring mysteries of nature and memory.

Tuesday, Sep 27 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
INGRID LAUBROCK’S UBATUBA
Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax, comp.; Tim Berne, alto sax; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Dan Peck, tuba; Tom Rainey, drums

Ubatuba’s music inhabits a compositional and structured realm but with an ease and flow allowing the camaraderie of the band to come through. The music, composed by the leader can be playful and engaging. The sound draws you in slowly, until you find yourself unexpectedly in the middle of her musical imagination. It toys with notions of time and meter, often suggesting there is none, only to snap into rhythm in an instant. Texture is not just just flourish or color, but as a rhythmic tool, with dissonances adjusting ever so slightly beneath the surface.