On Friday, May 1st, New York-based saxophonist/composer Michaël Attias will make his Firehouse 12 debut as part of the venue’s ongoing 2009 Spring Jazz Series. Fresh off a two-week stint performing his original live electronic score for the Yale Repertory Theater’s production of Dostoevsky’s “Notes From The Underground” in late March and early April, Attias will return to New Haven with his new quintet. The group expands his longtime trio, Renku, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer/percussionist Satoshi Takeishi, to include French horn player Mark Taylor and pianist Jacob Sacks.
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Finally The Henry Cow Box-Set in Stock This Monday!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!
Four New Discs from Tzadik: Bill Laswell Solo, Guy Klucevsek Quint & Greg Wall‘s Later Prophets, 2 from Gunter Hampel, Radio I-Ching, Alan Licht Solo LP, Reut Regev R*Time, Capece & Vaino, 4 from Martin Philadelphy, Horace Tapscott, Gottschalk & Jacquemyn, Adventures in Sound w/ Xenakis, Stockhausen & Schaeffer, Charlemagne Palestine & Christoph Heemann and even more…
1st Free In-Store Performance at our New Location:
MONDAY (not Sunday), March 23rd at 7pm:
HERB ROBERSTON & TIM BERNE!
Herb on trumpets & Tim on alto sax!
Two early downtown horn heroes back together after all those years!
and JUST ADDED, our 2nd Free Instore show:
Sunday, March 29th at 7pm:
FRANK GRATKOWSKI & THOMAS HEBERER!
Frank on alto sax & clarinets and Thomas on trumpet!
Two European Horn Giants in a rare, intimate, duo setting!
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From Wayward Music:
8:00 PM; $5 – $15 sliding scale donation at the door.
Seattle composer and jazz French Horn virtuoso Tom Varner performs with some of Seattle’s top players: drummer Byron Vannoy, whose new CD Meridian recently won “Best NW Release” in Earshot’s Golden Ear Awards; bassist Phil Sparks, who was just voted into the “NW Hall of Fame” in the same award ceremony; saxophonist Eric Barber; and clarinetist Jesse Canterbury. The quintet performs new works recently composed at the Centrum Foundation, among them A Waltz for Steve Lacy, In Heaven, and The Silent E in Hope, as well as some pared-down sections from Varner’s new piece for tentet, Heaven and Hell, to be released later in the year, and a few impromptu “music prayers/meditations” that work so well in the beautiful Chapel space.
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Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt will be in residence at Brooklyn’s Ibeam Music Studio every Saturday night in March.
This series of four concerts (March 7, 14, 21, 28) will feature the first-ever performances of his new nonet, Harris Eisenstadt’s Woodblock Prints, featuring Mike McGinnis (clarinet), Jason Mears (alto saxophone), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Mark Taylor (French horn), Brian Drye (trombone), Jose Davila (tuba), Jonathan Goldberger (electric guitar) and Garth Stevenson (bass).