On the Closing and Opening of the Stone

Source: The New York Times.

Mr. Zorn, 64, a storied alto saxophonist and movement-builder on New York’s downtown scene, was preparing for one of the last shows at the Stone’s gruffly enchanting Alphabet City location. (It closed on Sunday.) Most artist-run spaces like this live in dog years, so the fact that the Stone has been around for 13 human ones has allowed it to achieve legendary status on New York’s cultural outlands.

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Fluid Radio Reviews

Source: Fluid Radio.

Alapastel – Hidden for the Eyes

Quiet Evenings – Espions

James A. mcdermid – Tonal Glints

Francisco Meirino and Bruno Duplant – Dedans / Dehors

Langham Research Centre – Tape Works

Aries Mond – Come on Let’s Wait

Taylor Ho Bynum News

Source: Taylor Ho Bynum.

I’m extremely excited to be debuting a new ensemble (of old friends) and a new book of music this week in New York and Connecticut. Please come out if you can!

The 9-tette features Mary Halvorson, Tomeka Reid, Jim Hobbs, Ingrid Laubrock, Bill Lowe, Stomu Takeishi, Ken Filiano, and Tomas Fujiwara – all musicians I am beyond thrilled to count as friends and collaborators. We just spent a wonderful three-day residency at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, rehearsing the new music and working with the students up there, and we’re all psyched to bring it into the city.

We’ll be premiering “The Ambiguity Manifesto” – I’m not sure what that means yet either, but I’m looking forward to finding out. We’ll be playing at the Jazz Gallery in NYC on Wednesday February 28 (quintet version) and Thursday Mar 1 (9-tette), then at Hartford’s Real Art Ways on Friday March 2 – here are the details:

Wednesday 2/28, 7:30 & 9:30pm at the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, 5th fl, NYC (quintet with Reid, Takeishi, Filiano, Fujiwara)

Thursday 3/1, 7:30 & 9:30pm at the Jazz Gallery (9-tette)

Friday 3/2, 7:30pm at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St, Hartford CT (9-tette)

Also – happy to announce the next release on my bandcamp bootleg page: a duo concert with the incomparable bass maestro Mark Dresser, recorded at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo CA. This is another artifact from my 2014 Acoustic Bicycle Tour – it was the final public concert before I crossed the border into Mexico and finished the journey, and I couldn’t have spent it with a nicer guy or more fantastic musician.

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Ned Rothenberg at Appleby Jazz Festival 2007

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

CARL STONE, NED ROTHENBERG, AMI YAMASAKI
Fri 02 Mar, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Computer music pioneer Carl Stone, composer/performer Ned Rothenberg, and Tokyo-based vocalist Ami Yamasaki perform in an evening of overlapping improvisations. While Stone & Rothenberg have performed together previously in Japan over their 35 year-long friendship, this is their debut New York performance.

Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship 2018
QUEER TRASH PRESENTS: BRUTAL MEASURES (LYDIA LUNCH + WEASEL WALTER), KEIJAUN THOMAS, STRAIGHT PANIC
Sat 10 Mar, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
For their first program as 2018 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, Queer Trash is delighted to present Brutal Measures (Lydia Lunch + Weasel Walter), Keijaun Thomas, and Straight Panic. Queer Trash cruises in relentless pursuit of bodily disruptions and sonic deviance against avant-normativity.

2018 TILT KIDS FESTIVAL: BILLY MARTIN’S STRIDULATIONS FOR THE GOOD LUCK FEAST
Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 1pm
Entry is $25 for a child with an accompanying adult
Entry for additional participant is $10
March 18th 2018, ISSUE hosts an interactive performance of the rhythmic game and composition Stridulations For The Good Luck Feast with Billy Martin, joined by TILT Brass and fellow musicians as a part of French Institute Alliance Française’s 2018 Tilt Kids Festival. Entry is $25 for a child with an accompanying adult.

PAUL DE JONG / JESSICA PAVONE STRING ENSEMBLE
Sat 24 Mar, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Paul de Jong, cellist and co-founder of celebrated experimental duo the Books, and composer and violist Jessica Pavone’s String Ensemble each present new work — spanning de Jong’s distinctly hybrid and emotionally-driven cello music, to Pavone’s uniquely physical compositions for strings.

Artists-In-Residence 2018
WILL RAWLS — CURSOR 1: WORD LISTS
Thu 29 Mar, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
During his 2018 ISSUE residency, choreographer and performer Will Rawls takes the multifarious figure of the cursor as a guideline to investigate his work that encompasses dance, writing, voice and objects. In this first research showing, Rawls focuses on the materiality of his voice as it runs through his writing.

FÉLICIA ATKINSON: THE CANDLE (LA BOUGIE)
Sat 31 Mar, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Parisian-born artist Félicia Atkinson presents a brand new performance involving an imaginary dialogue between the poems of Francis Ponge (1899-1988) and texts of her own, in French and in English, accompanied by electronics, voice and piano.

5049 Records Podcast Episode 151 – James Brandon Lewis 

Source: 5049 Records.

James Brandon Lewis is a virtuosic and creative saxophonist originally from Buffalo NY, now living in Brooklyn. He studied at Cal Arts and has worked closely with Chad Taylor, Dave Douglas, Gerald Cleaver, Joe Lovano and many more. His playing is a thoughtful and powerful and clearly the result of a lifetime of practice and dedication. For this talk we cover a lot of ground, starting with his early days in upstate New York up to his current projects. A great dude.