Incus Records Featured at Henry Street Settlement

From New York’s Henry Street Settlement:

October 17 & 18 | 8 pm

Two diverse, breathtaking evenings of musical fireworks to celebrate Incus Records, one of the world’s most important improvisation based record labels. Each night features the musical luminaries Cyro Baptista, Min Xiao Fen, Fred Frith, Milford Graves, Susie Ibarra, George Lewis, Richard Teitelbaum, and John Zorn.

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New on Tzadik

Tzadik’s July releases are out:

Cyro Baptista‘s Banquet of the Spirits – Infinito
John Zorn – O’o
Koby Israelite – Is He Listening?
Rashanim – The Gathering

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times


EVOLVING MUSIC (Monday) The next installment of this avant-garde series will feature two trios, each with a strong identity. First up at 7:30 p.m. is Flow Trio, with Louie Belogenis on tenor saxophone, Joe Morris on bass and Charles Downs on drums; the group has a stark but rewarding new album, “Rejuvenation” (ESP-Disk). At 9 the smartly blustery trombonist Ray Anderson leads a trio of his own, with bass and drums. The Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side , (212) 254-5420,; $10 per set, $15 for the night; students $7 per set, $12 for the night (Chinen)20090625

TOMAS FUJIWARA AND THE HOOK UP (Saturday) Mr. Fujiwara’s alert drumming has propelled some excellent ensembles on the new-music landscape. Here he presents his own open-ended compositions for a band with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Brian Settles on tenor saxophone, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Danton Boller on bass. At 9 p.m., Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn , (718) 395-3214,; $15. (Chinen)20090625

? MARY HALVORSON (Sunday) Last year the guitarist Mary Halvorson released “Dragon’s Head” (Firehouse 12), a brambly but engaging debut featuring her own compositions for a trio with the bassist John Hebert and the drummer Ches Smith. Ms. Halvorson draws again from that material here, but she’ll also perform newer music for quintet, enlisting the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and the alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon. At 7 p.m., Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village , (212) 598-7100,; $12 in advance, $15 at the door, with a two-drink or $12 food minimum. (Chinen)20090625

ETHAN IVERSON AND TIM BERNE (Friday) Mr. Iverson, the pianist in the Bad Plus, has worked memorably with the alto saxophonist Tim Berne: last year they both appeared on “Buffalo Collision” (Screwgun), a self-titled debut by a collective, free-improvising quartet. Here they appear in mano-a-mano format, presumably with all the tension and cooperation that term implies. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; $10. (Chinen)20090625

TONY MALABY’S APPARITIONS (Monday) Rhythm and texture are often equal priorities for the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, but that would seem especially true in this band, which includes two venturesome drummers — Tom Rainey and John Hollenbeck — along with a bassist, Drew Gress. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)20090625

ANDY MILNE AND BENOIT DELBECQ (Sunday) Mr. Milne and Mr. Delbecq are resourcefully contemporary pianists, both drawn to quixotic interrogations of harmony and timbre. They team up here, on two pianos, to revisit themes from a strangely beautiful new album, “Where Is Pannonica?” (Songlines). At 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., Klavierhaus, 211 West 58th Street, Manhattan , (718) 732-2276,; $15, reservations suggested. (Chinen)20090625

? NEW TRUMPET UNDERGROUND 2009 (Friday through Sunday) An off-season production of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, this weekend series gathers eight trumpeter-bandleaders under a progressive banner. Highlights include a set by Old Idea, a Chicago group led by the cornetist Josh Berman, which just released its self-titled Delmark debut (Friday at 10 p.m.); a commissioned premiere by Nadje Noordhuis, an Australian-born trumpeter with a strong, pristine sound (Saturday at 9); and the Russ Johnson Quartet, a steady fixture on the New York scene (Sunday at 9:30). For a full schedule, visit Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319,; $10 per set, or $15 per night. (Chinen)20090625

BEN PEROWSKY QUARTET (Saturday) Mr. Perowsky, an aggressive but nimble drummer, draws here from a very good forthcoming album, “Esopus Opus” (Skirl), with several reliable partners: the saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed, the accordionist Ted Reichman and the bassist Trevor Dunn. An earlier set, at 8 p.m., will feature the maniacally creative percussionist Cyro Baptista, improvising alone. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; cover, $10 per set. (Chinen)20090625

MARC RIBOT (Tuesday) Mr. Ribot is a vagabond poet on solo electric guitar, as he proved a handful of years ago with the album “Saints” (Atlantic). He draws partly from the same repertory here, though probably with a few surprises thrown in. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; cover, $10. (Chinen)20090625

SEX MOB (Friday) The members of this downtown institution have lately been engaged in various other pursuits, but their sound is as raucous, and their rapport as rambunctious, as ever. Steven Bernstein plays slide trumpet and leads the charge, though equal weight is pulled by Briggan Krauss on alto saxophone, Tony Scherr on bass and guitar and Kenny Wollesen on drums. At 10 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village , (212) 929-9883,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

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Cyro Baptista Brings His Spellbinding Rhythms and Infectious Dance Music to Bergen Community College

Cyro Baptista appears in New Jersey later this month.

World-class percussionist Cyro Baptista and Beat The Donkey, a highly creative ensemble that blends instrumentation and dance from countries throughout the world, will perform at Bergen Community College on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. Tickets are $24 for general admission and $22 for students and senior citizens (65).

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John Zorn at Henry Street

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Two John Zorn performances are coming to Henry Street Settlement in New York.

John Zorn: Masada Sextet
Friday, February 6 | 8 pm

John Zorn returns to the Abrons with the US premiere of his hot new Masada ensemble. The classic quartet of Zorn, Dave Douglas, Greg Cohen, and Joey Baron are augmented by the spectacular pianist Uri Caine and percussionist extraordinaire Cyro Baptista. The evening features two sets of Masada material old and new by this dynamic super band.

John Zorn: The Dreamers/O’o
Saturday, February 7| 8 pm

Marc Ribot, Jamie Saft, Kenny Wollesen, Trevor Dunn, Joey Baron, Cyro Baptista, John Zorn.

Two sets of music presenting The Dreamers and the World Premiere of The Dreamers Volume 2 O’o in one exciting concert Named for an extinct Hawaiian bird whose delightful song will never be sung again, O’o is the exotic and charming follow up to The Dreamers, one of Zorn’s most appealing projects. Featuring the same dynamic band of masters from Zorn’s inner circle, O’o presents more lyrical and adventurous instrumentals exploring World Music, Surf, Exotica, Minimalism, Film Soundtracks and more.

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Cyro Baptista Plays Michigan

From The Kalamazoo News:

Jazz/world music percussionist Cyro Baptista wants Kalamazoo to engage in “anthropofagia.”

The term literally means “people eating people,” Baptista said from his home in Tenafly, N.J. “But in reality, people eat the spirit of other people.”

It seems that this Wednesday, Fontana Chamber Arts will bring in the wildest chamber-music group it has ever brought to Kalamazoo. But Baptista, 58, is not a cannibal, nor is he as demented as he seems based on the CD’s cover photos, in which he glares from under a rain-forest native’s headdress.

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