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Music Unlimited festival in Wels, Austria: Unlimited 23 “Whispers & Cries” curated By Ikue Mori:

November 06, 2009
John Zorn Cobra, Schl8hof, Wels
Tony Buck, Sylvie Courvoisier, Chris Cutler, Shayna Dunkelman, Fred Frith, Arnold ‘Noid’ Haberl, Makigami Koichi, Okkyung Lee, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Maja Ratkje, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, David Watson
KTL, Schl8hof, Wels
Stephen O’Malley, Peter Rehberg
Speak Easy, Schl8hof, Wels
Martin Blume, Thomas Lehn, Phil Minton, Ute Wassermann
Spunk, Schl8hof, Wels
Kristin Andersen, Lene Grenager, Maja Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord

November 07, 2009
Thinking Out Loud, Im Kornspeicher, Wels
Pamelia Kurstin
Phil Minton & dieb13, Im Pavillon, Wels
Dieter ‘dieb13’ Kovacic, Phil Minton
Agra Dharma, Schl8hof, Wels
Sylvie Courvoisier, Makigami Koichi, Ikue Mori
Anker-Lee-Kallerdahl, Schl8hof, Wels
Lotte Anker, Lindha Kallerdahl, Okkyung Lee
Fred Frith & Chris Cutler, Schl8hof, Wels
Chris Cutler, Fred Frith
Phantom Orchard Orchestra, Schl8hof, Wels
Shayna Dunkelman, Makigami Koichi, Ikue Mori, Maggie Parkins, Sara Parkins, Zeena Parkins, Maja Ratkje, Hild Sofie Tafjord

November 08, 2009
Ikue Mori Ipcress Theater, Medienkulturhaus, Wels
Makigami Koichi, Ikue Mori, Mark Nauseef, Kazuhisa Uchihashi
Zeena Parkins Saw Sun Here, Medienkulturhaus, Wels
Maggie Parkins, Sara Parkins, Zeena Parkins
Anker-Courvoisier-Nauseef, Schl8hof, Wels
Lotte Anker, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Nauseef
Peter Evans & Okkyung Lee, Schl8hof, Wels
Peter Evans, Okkyung Lee
The Ex, Schl8hof, Wels
Arnold de Boer, Katherina Bornefeld, Terrie Hessels, Andy Moor
Watson-Olive-Buck, Schl8hof, Wels
Tony Buck, DJ Olive, David Watson

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Upcoming Seattle Shows

From Wayward Music:

THU. 10/22, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Louisville pianist Rachel Grimes (of the band Rachel’s) + Seattle electronic cellist Gretchen Yanover

SAT. 10/24, 8 PM – Earshot Jazz Fest + Nonsequitur present Phantom Orchard (Zeena Parkins, harp & Ikue Mori, laptop) + Peggy Lee, cello & Saadet Türköz, voice

COMING UP:

TUE. 10/27, 7:30 – Earshot Jazz Fest + Nonsequitur present WA Composers Orchestra, performing music by Robin Holcomb, Tom Varner, and Wayne Horvitz

THU. 10/29, 7:30 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Tom Varner Tentet + Andy Clausen & Sjenka

MON. 11/2, 7:30 – Earshot Jazz Festival & Polestar present Achim Kaufmann (piano), Frank Gratkowski (alto saxophone & clarinets), and Wilbert de Joode (bass)

THU. 11/5 – WA Composers Forum presents Nu:BC, contemporary chamber ensemble from Canada

FRI. 11/6 – Seattle Composers’ Salon, artists TBA

SAT. 11/7 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Hans Koch (solo bass clarinet) and Paul Kikuchi’s Portable Sanctuary (w/ Stuart Dempster, Alex Vittum, Jesse Olsen)

FRI. 11/13 – Lori Goldston, amplified cello; Dylan Carlson (EARTH), electric guitar; KnotPineBox, guitar, voice, etc.

SAT. 11/14 – Neil Welch, saxophone

TUE. 11/17 – Oana Rusu Tomei (piano) & friends

SAT. 11/21 – Nonsequitur presents Alaskan composer John Luther Adams, with percussionist Steven Schick and pianist Cristina Valdes

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS AND FRED ANDERSON/MARK TAYLOR QUARTET (Friday) In addition to being a venerable pianist and composer, Mr. Abrams is an architect of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, which presents one of its periodic New York concerts here. Performing with Mr. Abrams is the saxophonist Fred Anderson, a peerless veteran of the Chicago jazz scene; also on the program is a quartet led by the French horn and mellophone player Mark Taylor. At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan , aacm-newyork.com; $25, students $12. (Nate Chinen)20091015

BLUIETT (Saturday) This veteran baritone saxophonist — also known by his full name, Hamiet Bluiett — has always advanced an agenda of blustery incantation. His presence in a small combo like the one heard here, with Kahil El’Zabar on percussion, is heavily, intensely physical. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Sista’s Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at Jefferson Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn , (718) 398-1766, sistasplace.org; cover, $20. (Chinen)20091015

? BROOKLYN BIG BAND BONANZA (Monday) Organized by the composer Darcy James Argue and presented by the upstart promoters Search and Restore, this Monday showcase includes three ambitious young groups working with the palette (but not the parameters) of the traditional big band: Mr. Argue’s Secret Society, Andrew Durkin’s Industrial Jazz Group and Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra. Pound for pound, it’s the bargain of the week. At 7:30 p.m., Bell House, 149 Seventh Street, Gowanus , (718) 643-6510, thebellhouseny.com; $15. (Chinen)20091015

BROOKLYN EXPERIMENTS (Sunday) This relatively new series shines a spotlight on left-of-center jazz groups, like those featured here: the Mike Baggetta Quartet, led by its namesake guitarist and featuring Jason Rigby on saxophones, Eivind Opsvik on bass and George Schuller on drums (at 9 p.m.); and the Nate Radley Trio, another guitar-led enterprise, with the bassist Matt Pavolka and the drummer Dan Weiss (at 10:30). Rose Live Music, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg , (718) 599-0069, roselivemusic.com; $10. (Chinen)20091015

EVAN PARKER (Friday) Mr. Parker, a titan of the British jazz avant-garde and one of the leading saxophonists in his idiom anywhere, has been in residence at the Stone every night this month so far. He closes shop with two characteristic sets: performing first at 8 p.m. with Tim Berne and Earl Howard on alto saxophones, and then at 10 with the electronics artist Ikue Mori. The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; $10 for the first set, $20 for the second set. (Chinen)20091015

TYSHAWN SOREY (Friday) Mr. Sorey can play the drums with an almost brutish physicality, but also with a sense of scale and equipoise. And he has lately been producing serious results as a composer, a side of his personality that figures most prominently here. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15, members $10. (Chinen)

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Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival looks beyond tradition

The upcoming Earshot fest is previewed.

Among the highlights: Hard-swinging, straight-ahead quartet Tarbaby, featuring drummer Nasheet Waits and Eric Revis, bassist in the Branford Marsalis Quartet; vocalist Saadet Turkoz, who blends jazz with traditional renderings of Turkish music and poetry; Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins Phantom Orchard, an electronic improvisation duo; the Khoomei Taiko Ensemble, which interprets ancient Mongolian and Japanese drumming traditions; the electronic-acoustic, experimental ensemble Myra Melford Be Bread; Chilean vocalist Claudia Acuna and her quintet; and drummer Greg Williamson’s A-Y-P Large Ensemble, a 16-piece band that will perform turn-of-the-century jazz, originally presented at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition.

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October 10, 2009
Evan Parker Trio with William Parker & Matthew Shipp, The Stone
Steve Dalachinsky, Evan Parker, William Parker, Matthew Shipp

October 06, 2009
Evan Parker Duos & Trios with Sylvie Courvoisier & Ikue Mori, The Stone
Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker

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Upcoming Wayward Music Shows

From Seattle’s Wayward Music:

SAT. 9/12, 8 PM – Danse Perdue, butoh performance based on Reinaldo Arenas‘ novel El Asalto (The Assault)

FRI. 9/18 – David Haney & Julian Priester + friends, new jazz

SAT. 9/19, 8 PM – Bill Horist, guitar improvisations and new pieces from his upcoming release, Covalent Lodge: one set acoustic, one electric

FRI. 9/25, 8 PM – Gamelan Pacifica, music by Jessika Kenney & Lou Harrison, w/ guest violist Eyvind Kang

SAT. 9/26, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Steve Peters, 50th birthday retrospective concert of his music performed by Gamelan Pacifica, Robin Holcomb, Stuart Dempster, Eye Music Ensemble & more, plus an improvised set by the Seattle Phonographers Union

TUE. 9/29, 7:30 PM – DoubleSharp presents legendary Russian pianist Anton Batagov

WED. 9/30 – ArtsLaunch, artists TBA

FRI. 10/2 – Duo En, contemporary music for shakuhachi and koto

SAT. 10/3 – EQ Lateral Ensemble, eclectic electronic chamber music

WED. 10/7 – Subtext Reading Series presents David Buuck & Joel Felix

THU. 10/15 – WA Composers Forum presents flautist Richard Craig performing music by Munakata, Bång, Lindwall, Ferneyhough, Dillon & Stewart

FRI. 10/16 – Paul Hoskin, solo contrabass clarinet improvisations

SAT. 10/17 – Jesse Canterbury, new music for clarinet

MON. 10/19, 7:30 PM – Earshot Jazz Festival presents 3rd Man, with Han Bennink (percussion), Michael Moore (sax), Will Holshouser (accordion)

THU. 10/22, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Louisville pianist Rachel Grimes (of the band Rachel’s) + Seattle electronic cellist Gretchen Nicole Yanover

SAT. 10/24, 8 PM – Earshot Jazz Fest + Nonsequitur present Phantom Orchard (Zeena Parkins, harp & Ikue Mori, laptop) + Peggy Lee, cello & Saadet Türköz, voice

TUE. 10/27, 7:30 – Earshot Jazz Fest + Nonsequitur present WA Composers Orchestra, performing music by Robin Holcomb, Tom Varner, and Wayne Horvitz

THU. 10/29, 7:30 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Tom Varner Tentet + Andy Clausen & Sjenka

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October at Roulette

The October schedule from New York’s Roulette:

Fay Victor Ensemble “The FreeSongSuite”
Thurs Oct 1 – 8:30 PM

Bisio / Crothers
Fri Oct 2 – 8:30 PM

Jane Rigler Roulette CHILDREN’S CONCERT $5
Sat Oct 3 – 8:30 PM

Tom Hamilton & Bruce Eisenbeil w/ William Hooker
Sat Oct 3 – 8:30 PM

Alan Licht, Brian Chase, and Okkyung Lee
Sun Oct 4 – 8:30 PM

Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra
Mon Oct 12, 19, 26 – 8:30 PM

LARRY OCHS SAX & DRUMMING CORE featuring SCOTT AMENDOLA, DON ROBINSON, SATOKO FUJII, NATSUKI TAMURA
Tue Oct 13 – 8:30 PM

Myra Melford‘s Happy Whistlings
Wed Oct 14 – 8:30 PM

INTERPRETATIONS: Daan Vandewalle
Thu Oct 15 – 8:30 PM

HARVESTWORKS INSIDE: Shadow Puppies / Nicolas Collins vs. Nick Collins
Fri Oct 16 – 8:00 PM
please visit http://www.harvestworks.org for info.

HARVESTWORKS INSIDE: Ikue Mori & LEMUR / Miya Masaoka / Peter Blasser / David Galbraith / Laetitia Sonami
Sat Oct 17 – 6:00 PM
please visit http://www.harvestworks.org for info.

HARVESTWORKS INSIDE: Lucky Dragons / Joker Nies / Triple Point / Andrew Deutsch & Peer Bode / Moritz Wettstein
Sun Oct 18 – 6:00 PM
please visit http://www.harvestworks.org for info.

Doron Sadja plays Doron Sadja
Wed Oct 21 – 8:30 PM

Okkyung Lee & Kjell Bjørgeengen
Thu Oct 22 – 8:30 PM

Whirrr! The Music of Jimmy Giuffre presented by Joel Harrison, George Schuller, Billy Drewes, Ohad Talmor, Jacob Garchik, Cameron Brown
Sat Oct 24 – 8:30 PM

Henry Threadgill
Sun Oct 25 – 8:30 PM

Pamela Z
Tue Oct 27 – 8:30 PM

Samuel Vriezen
Wed Oct 28 – 8:30 PM

Shayna Dulberger
Thu Oct 29 – 8:30 PM

Julia Heyward
Sat Oct 31 – 8:30 PM

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AMN Picks of the Week

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended. Don’t take the categories too seriously.

Le Car de Thon – Nos Meilleurs Stockhausen (2009, modern classical)
Hasselbring / Speed / Dunn / Hollenbeck – The New Mellow Edwards (2006, jazz)
Drew Gress – The Irrational Numbers (2007, jazz)
Zeena Parkins / Ikue Mori – Phantom Orchard (2004, experimental)
Moraine – Manifest Density (2009, fusion)
Diablo Swing Orchestra – The Butcher’s Ballroom (2006, gothic metal, experimental)

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The Stone in September

From the Stone in NY:

September 2009 at the Stone curated by Nonoko Yoshida / Connie Crothers

9/1 Tuesday (YT)
8 pm
Michael Clemow
Michael Clemow (granular synthesis instruments)

10 pm
Satoko Fujii Min-Yoh Ensemble
Natsuki Tamura (trumpet) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) Andrea Parkins (accordion) Satoko Fujii (piano, vocal)
Min-Yoh means folk music in Japanese. After Satoko studied classical and jazz, she has come to find in Min-Yoh a totally different power from the music she had previously studied and played. Satoko and her Min-Yoh Ensemble put its deep and powerful expression into this music.

9/2 Wednesday
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Special Birthday Concert
John Zorn (sax) and some VERY special guests
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/3 Thursday
8 pm
Leesa & Nicole
Leesa Abahuni, Nicole Abahuni (visuals, sound arts)

10 pm
Live Footage
Topu Lyo (electric cello, loops) Mike Thies (drums, keys)
Brooklyn based duo performs original compositions with lots of room for improvisation based on live looping. Some have described their music as a combination of Squarepusher meets Debussy. http://www.livefootagebrooklyn.com

9/4 Friday
8 pm
Anima——’De l’autre côté du monde’
Aya Nishina (piano, voice, electronics) Thierry Gomar (vibraphone) with Red Light New Music—Christiana Little (soprano) Eileen Mack (clarinet) Jessie Marino (cello) John Popham (cello) Yegor Shevtov (piano)
Thierry Gomar’s vibraphone reverberates like no other, between the worlds—jazz, medieval and baroque music, contemporary and repetitive music. Anima, a duet collaboration formed by Aya Nishina and Thierry Gomar since March 2009, features graphically noted compositions by Toru Takemitsu and Scott Wollschleger; improvisations inspired by a new work for solo clarinet by Vincent Raikhel; personal interpretations of music from medieval era.

10 pm
Red Light New Music
Christiana Little (soprano) Eileen Mack (clarinet) Jessie Marino (cello) John Popham (cello) Yegor Shevtov (piano)
Red Light New Music opens it’s 5th season with new chamber works at the Stone. The Red Light Ensemble performs works by Liza Lim and Reiko Füting, alongside new pieces by Red Light Composers Vincent Raikhel, Scott Wollschleger, Chris Cerrone and Kyle Hillbrand. Red Light New Music is a New York-based ensemble, concert series, and composers collective dedicated to presenting exciting and original contemporary music from musicians around the world. We perform, present, and compose works that are both avant-garde and visceral, challenging and edifying — we strive to present works which both expands and enriches what the word music means.

9/5 Saturday
8 pm
Ky (from Paris)
Yann Pittard (baritone guitar, oud, fx) Maki Nakano (sax, metal-clarinet) guest Gaston Zirko (drums)
Named after a French word for ‘who’, Ky never know who is the third musician. Undoing the boudaries between the original and improvisation, they take tunes of Erik Satie and mingle with their own improv-mindset. http://www.myspace.com/lamusiquedeky

10 pm
Word Games
Dave Schnug (alto sax) Trevor Lagrange (wurlitzer, piano) Dave Miller (drums, cymbals)

9/6 Sunday
8 pm
Yuko Fujiyama
Yuko Fujiyama (piano)

10 pm
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass)

9/8 Tuesday (CB)
8 pm
Centric 3
Shoko Nagai (moog,piano,electronics) Elliot Sharp (guitar, effect)

10 pm
SSSS (Super Seaweed Sex Scandal)
Nonoko Yoshida (alto sax) John Stanesco (tenor sax) Paul Wheeler (guitar) Borey Shin (piano, accordion) Joe Merolla (bass, cello) Justin Veloso (drums)
The youngest generation of the Downtown Music Scene! Everyone come on out and hear these twenty-something lunatics KICK OUT THE JAMS! FIVE DOLLARS

9/9 Wednesday
8 pm
Joe Onishi
Davindar Singh (baritone sax) Noelle Doresy (voice) Andrew Eisenberg (percussion) Joe Onishi (synth)
From Boston.

10 pm
Trevor Dunn
Trevor Dunn (bass)
From Brooklyn.

9/10 Thursday
8 pm
Chris DiMeglio’s Imaginary Quartet
Chris DiMeglio (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Adam Lane (bass) Andrew Drury (drums)
The debut of a new group performing sometimes-jazz-derived-sometimes-not compositions by DiMeglio.

10 pm
Eishin Nose
Eishin Nose (piano) Dave Ambrosio (bass) Satoshi Takeishi (drums)

9/11 Friday
8 pm
Ned Rothenberg
Ned Rothenberg (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Alex Waterman (cello)

10 pm
AZMARI (from Japan)
Hiroshi Morita (keyboard) Bunpei Shibuya (guitar) Takahisa Oji (drums)
AZMARI -an European equivalent of bard in Ethiopia- was formed in 2005. Emerging from Tokyo basement jam sessions, the trio hits tropical-jazz-rock taking a comfortable ride on aboriginal rhythms. http://www.myspace.com/azzzmari

SPECIAL NIGHT OF JAPANESE JAZZ
Tsuyoshi Furuhashi, Sachi Hayasaka and Toshiki Nagata
An exciting night featuring two spectacular saxophonists here in a rare visit from Japan.

9/12 Saturday
8 pm
Tsuyoshi Furuhashi
Tsuyoshi Furuhashi (tenor sax, flute) Reggie Nicholson (drums) plus guests
Special appearance at The Stone by this exciting saxophonist from Japan.

10 pm
Sachi Hayasaka, Toshiki Nagata and Shiro Sadamura
Sachi Hayasaka (sax) Toshiki Nagata (bass) Shiro Sadamura (violin)

9/13 Sunday
8 pm
Mermort Sounds Film (from Japan)
Satoshi Tanaka (guitar) Mamiko Shimizu (keyboard, vocal) Haruhisa Tanaka (laptop, sampler) Takahisa Oji (drums) Takumi Ozuru (imagery)
Formed in 2004, the five-piece sound/film collective from Tokyo has been creating another universe combining rock, hard-core, progressive, classical and noise galore. Their lyrical yet vivid pieces possess messages that bite you, then leave you with luke-warm feelings. http://www.myspace.com/mermortsoundsfilm

10 pm
Tom Zlabinger Quartet
Tom Zlabinger (bass) Dave Schnug (sax, flute) Dave Miller (drums) Nonoko Yoshida (alto sax)

9/15 Tuesday (MP)
8 pm
Chuck Bettis
Chuck Bettis (electronics)

10 pm
Jon Madof
Jon Madof (guitar)

9/16 Wednesday
8 and 10 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Connie Crothers (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) and many special guests
Another East Village Rent Party to support The Stone. TWENTY DOLLARS

9/17 Thursday
8 pm
Andy Fite
Andy Fite (guitar, voice)
Andy Fite is an American jazz guitarist, singer and song writer, living in Sweden since 1994. His main concern as a performer is to do just whatever he wants and his hope each time is to spark a little joy for his audience, and perhaps to let them hear something they might not have expected.

10 pm
Bill Payne and Connie Crothers
Bill Payne (clarinet) Connie Crothers (piano)
Music from the heart, free as a bird.

9/18 Friday
8 pm
Harvey Diamond
Harvey Diamond (piano)

10 pm
Richard Tabnik Trio
Richard Tabnik (alto saxophone) Roger Mancuso (drums) Adam Lane (bass)
Tonight’s set will feature the world premier performance of Symphony for Jazz Trio: A Prayer for Peace

9/19 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Jemeel Moondoc Quartet
Jemeel Moondoc (alto saxophone) Connie Crothers (piano) Henry Grimes (bass, violin) Chad Taylor (drums)
Fifteen dollars.

9/20 Sunday
8 pm
Carol Liebowitz
Carol Liebowitz (piano, voice)

10 pm
TranceFormation
Andrea Wolper (voice) Ken Filiano (bass) Connie Crothers (piano)
Three musical “voices” join to make music cooperatively as they weave in, out and among one another, extending, bending and experimenting with the sonic capabilities of their respective instruments.

9/22 Tuesday
8 pm
Bud Tristano and Valentina Nazarenko
Bud Tristano (guitar) Valentina Nazarenko (piano)

10 pm
Ursel Schlicht
Ursel Schlicht (piano)
Ursel Schlicht will play a rare solo set of her music, exploring the piano from subtle glissandi on the strings to resounding groove.

9/23 Wednesday
8 pm
Dori Levine
Dori Levine (voice)
Dori Levine explores the possibilities of solo voice in and out of the box, including traveling to other cultures, planets, worlds, forests, jungles, musical genres, relationships–wherever the journey leads. Program is improvised and not augmented by electronics or other devices…raw and naked solo voice.

10 pm
Virg Dzurinko
Virg Dzurinko (piano)

9/24 Thursday
8 pm
Nick Lyons
Nick Lyons (alto saxophone)

10 pm
John Wagner and Tom Blancarte
John Wagner (drums) Tom Blancarte (bass)

9/25 Friday
8 pm
Kazzrie Jaxen
Kazzrie Jaxen (piano)
Love’s Fire,” an improvisational journey into the dreamtime through the portal of Rumi poetry.

10 pm
Kazzrie Jaxen
Kazzrie Jaxen (piano) Charley Krachy (tenor saxophone) Ratzo Harris (bass)
“Sculpting Light,” duo/trio improvisations exploring the luminosity of melody and mystery.

9/26 Saturday
8 pm
Connie Crothers Quartet
Connie Crothers (piano) Richard Tabnik (alto saxophone) Roger Mancuso (drums) Ken Filiano (bass)
How do you open up music this far, all the while leaving its nature to be itself? Connie’s band is like seashells who all spiral in the same direction, the core mystery is how the spiral is really the improvisation. — M. Weber

10 pm
Connie Crothers Quartet with Mark Weber
Connie Crothers (piano) Richard Tabnik (alto saxophone) Roger Mancuso (drums) Ken Filiano (bass) Mark Weber (poet)
You have to be careful what you say, words rule the world, maybe tonite we’ll find the words to make it real. — M. Weber

9/27 Sunday (MP)
8 pm
Kevin Norton
Kevin Norton (vibes, percussion)
Kevin Norton plays solo percussion rarely, this perhaps being his second solo performance (the first was after the release of “Quark Bercuse: Solo Percussion, Volume 1”). Kevin is a bandleader, composer and percussionist-collaborator with musicians like Anthony Braxton, Joëlle Léandre, Connie Crothers and Frode Gjestad.

10 pm
Lorenzo Sanguedolce and Michael Bisio
Lorenzo Sanguedolce (tenor saxophone) Michael Bisio (bass)
This dynamically expressive sax-bass duo will be celebrating the release of their new LP on No Business Records, a limited vinyl pressing and Sanguedolce’s debut album.

9/29 Tuesday
8 pm
Cheryl Richards
Cheryl Richards (voice) Nick Lyons (alto saxophone) Adam Lane (bass)
Sometimes sparse and simple, sometimes complex and lush. Improvised pieces and freely interpreted jazz standards.

10 pm
David Arner
David Arner (piano)
An avid birder, Arner will premiere his “Birds of Central Park,” another improvisatory composition in his ongoing series called “Abstract Songs for Birds.” This is Arner’s first solo piano appearance in NYC since the Knitting Factory in the 90s.

9/30 Wednesday
8 pm
Stefano Pastor
Stefano Pastor (violin)
Stefano Pastor presents “Chants”, his new CD for the English label “Slam,” a solo work which represents a moving challenge and an expansion of violin sound. If solo violin works are very rare, a solo work exploring the standard repertoire with just a bow instrument is probably unique.

10 pm
Adam Caine
Adam Caine (guitar)

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