June 02, 2009
Courvoisier-Mori-Hoff-Smith, The Stone
Sylvie Courvoisier, Devin Hoff, Ikue Mori, Ches Smith
Hollenbeck-Kornstad-Sverrisson, The Stone
John Hollenbeck, Hakon Kornstad, Skuli Sverrisson
The Listener, The Stone
Bruce Lee Gallanter

June 01, 2009
Kornstad-Opsvik-Seabrook-Wollesen, Nublu
Hakon Kornstad, Eivind Opsvik, Brandon Seabrook, Kenny Wollesen

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Sex Mob Meets Medeski Out on Thirsty Ear

From Thirsty Ear:

Sexmob Meets Medeski – Live In Willisau
Release Date: April 21st, 2009 CD

Sexmob was formed in October 1995 to play the “late nite hang” at the Knitting Factory, the now legendary mecca of downtown music. The band ,(consisting of Steven Bernstein – slide trumpet; Briggan Krauss- alto sax; Tony Scherr– bass ; and Kenny Wollesen – drums), starting off playing original compositions, but was soon drawing crowds to their all night partys with their inspired and unpredictable covers. Their first release “Din of Inequity” was released thru Columbia records and featured John Medeski on the organ. This led to years of touring in the US and Europe and the creation of a singular and unique musical language, and a powerhouse live band…combining the power of the Who with the subtelety of Ellington and a modern groove all their own.

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Jazz Listings From the New York Times

From the Times:

MICHAEL MUSILLAMI TRIO + 3 (Saturday) Michael Musillami, a guitarist firmly entrenched in the contemporary avant-garde, unveils material from a forthcoming release, featuring not only his working trio but also the trumpeter Ralph Alessi, the multi-reedist Marty Ehrlich and the vibraphonist Matt Moran. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum.

SEAN NOONAN (Monday) Mr. Noonan, a drummer and composer drawn to global fusions, celebrates the release of his new album, “Boxing Dreams” (Songlines), with some help from the guitarist Aram Bajakian and the bassist Tim Dahl. At 9:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village, (212) 539-8778,; cover, $12 in advance; $15 at the door, with a two-drink minimum. (Chinen)

EIVIND OPSVIK OVERSEAS (Sunday) Eivind Opsvik is a bassist with an experimental streak but also a deep connection to melody, as he demonstrates with this working band, which includes Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Jacob Sacks on keyboards and Kenny Wollesen on drums. At 9:30 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village, (212) 929-9883,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

PETE ROBBINS (Sunday and Thursday) Mr. Robbins, an alto saxophonist, works with two different groups in the coming week, each an outlet for his progressive whims. On Sunday he leads Silent Z, an electro-acoustic band that includes Jesse Neuman on trumpet and electronics, Mike Gamble on guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. Then on Thursday he teams up with Mr. Sorey and the bassist Mario Pavone for a more freeform trio exchange. Sunday at 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. Thursday at 8 p.m., Dakar Café, 285 Grand Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, (718) 398-8900,; suggested donation, $5. (Chinen)

MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO (Tuesday) “Harmonic Disorder” (Thirsty Ear), an intriguing new album by Matthew Shipp, puts his shape-shifting pianism in contact with a rhythm section consisting of Joe Morris on bass and Whit Dickey on drums. They’re regrouping here to celebrate the album’s release. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232,; cover, $20.

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The Stone in November

Mark Feldman
Image via Wikipedia

Coming up at New York’s Stone:

November 2008 at the Stone curated by Brad Lubman / Stephanie Stone

11/1 Saturday (DSNJ)
8 pm
Andy Akiho
Andy Akiho (steel pan)

10 pm
Ken Thomson and SLOW/FAST
Ken Thomson (alto sax, bass clarinet, composition) Russ Johnson (trumpet) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Adam Armstrong (bass) Fred Kennedy (drums)

11/2 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
So Percussion
Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinsky, Jason Treuting, Lawson White (percussion)

10 pm
Phil Everall (bass clarinet) Andy Kozar (trumpet) Will Lang (trombone) Jeff Gavett (baritone)
Loadbang plays musics new, improvised and electronic, written by the band and composer friends.

11/4 Tuesday (JAW)
8 pm
Gregg August
Gregg August (bass) Mike Lowenstern (bass clarinet) JD Allen (tenor saxophone) Rudy Royston (drums)

11/5 Wednesday (TCDS)
8 pm
Mark Stewart & Friends
Mark Stewart (guitar) and special guests

10 pm
The Music of Paul Coleman
Paul Coleman (composer)

11/6 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore (piano, voice and sampler)
Lisa Moore performing music by Don Byron, Annie Gosfield, Missy Mazzoli, David Lang and Martin Bresnick. For more Moore visit

10 pm
Annie Gosfield
Annie Gosfield (composer)

11/7 Friday (TCBS)
8 pm
Lauren Radnofsky
Lauren Radnofsky (cello)

10 pm
Olivia DePrato
Olivia DePrato (violin)

11/8 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
The Wierenga Manoeuvre:
Chris Wicks (alto saxophone, feedback) Red Wierenga (piano and respectronics) Greg Chudzik (acoustic bass, electronics) Charlie Dye (drums, percussion)
The debut performance of a new hardcore electro-acoustic free jazz ensemble.

10 pm
The Respect Sextet
Eli Asher (trumpet and toys) Josh Rutner (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, toys) James Hirschfeld (trombone, electronic valve instrument, toys) Red Wierenga (piano and respectronics) Malcolm Kirby (bass) Ted Poor (drums)
The Respect Sextet will perform copious free improvisations, selections from their forthcoming Sun Ra/Stochausen disc on Mode Records, and new themes from the work-in-progress Executive Suite.

11/9 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Ning Yu
Ning Yu (piano)

10 pm
Baljinder Sekhon—A Collection of Solo Works

11/11 Tuesday (JAW)
8 pm
itsnotyouitsme and 5707
Caleb Burhans (e.violin, keys, loops) Ryan Ferreira (e.guitar, loops) Grey McMurray (e.guitar, loops) Garth Stevenson (bass, loops)
An evening of lush ambient soundscapes.

10 pm
Amanda Baker (viola) Nuiko Wadden (flute) Beth Meyers (harp)
Featuring music by Anna Clyne, Jason Treuting, and Caleb Burhans

11/12 Wednesday (TCDS)
8 pm
Jessica Schmitz and Kathy Supove
Jessica Schmitz (flute) Kathy Supove (piano)

10 pm
The Ukuladies
Katie Down (ukes, voice, toy piano, flute, glockenspiel, penny whistle, and kazoo) Mary Myers (ukes, voice, kazoo, toys) Philippa Thompson (ukes, voice, fiddle, saw) Heather Warfel (tap and interpretive dance, toy accordion, party favors and antics)
Audience sing-a-longs? Cheap champagne? Balloon animals? Delicious bacon? What more could you want? The Ukuladies, a perpetually-touring, twin-sister, aunt, and one tap-dancing-cousin act from Winnipeg, Canada with a lust for life and its idle curiosities include fraternal twins Genevieve (Katie Down), Jimmy Lou (Philippa Thompson), Aunt Mary (Mary Myers), and Cousin Bunny (Heather Warfel) are proud to have hit nearly every Holiday Inn on the Eastern seaboard. Come and join the “ladies” as they share cowboy love songs, Hawaiian hits, Ruth Wallis medleys, George Fornby favorites, and originals tunes. (

11/13 Thursday (BSNJ)
8 pm
bedroom community
Steven Swartz (ukulele, voice, live electronics) Kristi Sunde (accordion, voice).
ukuelctronica: bedroom community performs The Waves Recede from Reseda and other songs, with live loops and the occasional backing track.

10 pm
Philippa Thompson
Philippa Thompson (voice, musical saw, spoons, ukulele, violin) David Crowell (saxophone), Mary Myers (voice, piano), Eric Rockwin (bass), Jeremy Thal (French horn), Ken Thomson (clarinet), and more
An evening of music (including several world premieres) for musical saw, spoons, and other non-traditional instruments written especially for Philippa. Music by Ryan Brown, David Crowell, Ruby Fulton, Derek Johnson, Jonas Jurkunas, David Lang, Chris Marianetti, Paula Matthusen, Kate Moore, Tristan Perich, John Wriggle.

11/14 Friday (TCBS)
8 pm
Todd Reynolds
Todd Reynolds (violin)

10 pm
Michael Lowenstern
Michael Lowenstern (bass clarinet, electronics)

11/15 Saturday (DSNJ)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Improv Night I—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) and many special guests
Come out and support The Stone! A night of wild improvisation East Village style to benefit THE STONE. TWENTY DOLLARS.

11/16 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Shelley Hirsch
Shelley Hirsch (voice)

10 pm
Consilience and Altruism: Of the Other Way of Thinking and Stephanie Stone
Herb Robertson (trumpet) Marty Erhlich (clarinet, saxophone, flute) David Taylor (bass trombone) Terry McManus (guitar) Mark Helias (bass) Jay Rosen (drums)
“A Bio-Musical Imaginative Theoretical Tribute” written and created by Ana Isabel Ordonez. Improvisational patterns and concepts by Herb Robertson. Design created by Claude Marc Bourget. Performed by The Herb Robertson Sextet. The sense of exhilaration that characterize Herb Robertson’s experiences under improvisational patterns is heightened for his new sextet as storytellers by his complicated and sincere intellectual and emotional active exertion, and by the intensity of struggling with a creative process under the pressure of a steady beat. From the outset of this performance the improvisers will enter into an artificial world of time in which reactions to the unfolding events of Stephanie must be immediate. The consequence of their music and action will be irreversible.

11/18 Tuesday (JAW)
8 pm
Steve Dalachinsky
Steve Dalachinsky (poetry) Stepahanie Stone (piano) Yuko Otomo (poetry)

10 pm
Yuko Fijiyama
Yuko Fujiyama (piano)

11/19 Wednesday (GG)
8 pm
Ikue Mori (laptop) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Suzie Ibarra (drums)

10 pm
Anthony Coleman
Anthony Coleman (piano)

11/20 Thursday (MP)
8 pm
Annie Gosfield Trio
Annie Gosfield (keyboards) Ches Smith (drums and percussion) Roger Kleier (electric guitar)

10 pm
Oscar Noriega
Oscar Noriega (sax)

11/21 Friday (TCBS)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Improv Night II—A Stone Benefit
Okkyung Lee (cello) John Zorn (sax) and many surprise guests
These are the nights that pay our rent and expenses. Only with your help can we continue to bring you the best and most diverse programming in New York. Come out and support The Stone! TWENTY DOLLARS

11/22 Saturday (DSNJ)
8 pm
Robin Holcomb
Robin Holcomb (piano, voice) Doug Wieselman, Marty Ehrlich (clarinet) David Hofstra, Kenny Wollesen (drums)
Robin Holcomb with Doug Wieselman, Marty Ehrlich, David Hofstra and Kenny Wollesen playing music from Larks, They Crazy and new tunes.

10 pm
Mark Dresser
Mark Dresser (bass)

11/23 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Andrea Parkins
Andrea Parkins (accordion)

10 pm
Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoiser
Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoiser (piano)

11/25 Tuesday (JAW)
8 pm
William Parker
William Parker (bass)

10 pm
Roy Campbell
Roy Campbell (trumpet)

11/26 Wednesday (MP)
8 pm
Erik Friedlander
Erik Friedlander (cello)

10 pm
Joey Baron Solo
Joey Baron (drums)


11/28 Friday (TCBS)
8 pm
Dave Sewelson
Dave Sewelson (sax)

10 pm
Malaby/Sanchez/Rainey trio
Tony Malaby (sax) Angie Sanchez (piano) Tom Rainey (drums)

11/29 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Tim Keiper
Tim Keiper (percussion)

10 pm
Ned Rothenberg
Ned Rothenberg (alto sax, clarinets)

11/30 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Butch Morris Conduction
Butch Morris with a spectacular ensemble

10 pm
Ellery Eskelin
Ellery Eskelin (tenor saxophone) Jamie Saft (organ) Jim Black (drums)

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