An Arts for Art/Vision Festival Benefit Marathon

From New York’s RUCMA:

28 Hours of Innovative Art
To Benefit Arts For Art
And NYC’s community of innovative music and arts
November 20th 6 PM thru November 21st at midnght – Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Lower East Side

The purpose of this event is to support Arts for Art’s community-building initiatives to strengthen the presence of innovative music and art in the LES. This “marathon” of music and arts, is a real First. It will explore new and exciting ways of connecting ‘performance’ with ‘audience interaction’ and ‘youth participation’. Arts For Art with the passion of its convictions, has created an opportunity for the art, local business and civil community to come together. So come and help Arts For Art give back to the community that made it possible for all of these art forms to converge under the same roof!!

Thus far, our growing list of contributing artists includes, but is not limited to:

MUSICIANS:

Milford Graves
John Zorn & Bill Laswell
– Lewis Barnes
– Aki Onda & Shelley Hirsch
– The Skeletons Big Band
– George Lewis
– Roy Campbell
Sabir Mateen
– Jason Kao Hwang
– Kali Fasteau
– Matthew Shipp
– Joe Mcphee’s Trio X
– Daniel Levin
Ned Rothenberg
– Sam Hillmer’s Regattas
– Charles Gayle
– Josh Roseman
Matt Lavelle
– Taylor Ho Bynum
DJs Kids With Snakes
– Steven Bernstein / Sex Mob
– Rob Brown
– Fay Victor
– Gerald Cleaver
– Mark Whitecage
– Dominic Duval
– JD Allen
– Francois Grillot
– Ras Moshe
– Jean Carla Rodea
– Perry Robinson
– Rozanne Levine
– Brahim Frigbane
– Rosemarie Hertlein
– Jacob Garchik & Devin Gray

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Avant-garde Edgefest draws national names

saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano ...
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The Detroit Free Press previews this weekend’s Edgefest.

Leading the way is the 13th annual Edgefest, the Ann Arbor-based festival of avant-garde jazz produced by the Kerrytown Concert House. With about 20 performances spread over four days and a lineup deep with national figures, Edgefest is one of the country’s premier showcases of left-of-center improvised music and an indispensible gift of local musical life.

The 2009 theme, “Reeds of Change,” promises a heavy dose of saxophonists and other reed players. Highlights include:

• Gravitas Quartet: An intriguing group with pianist Wayne Horvitz, trumpeter Ron Miles, bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck and cellist Peggy Lee. 8 p.m. Friday.

• 4 Altos: A saxophone quartet with four compelling improvisers — Marty Ehrlich, Ned Rothenberg, Michael Attias and Andrew Laster. 10 p.m. Friday.

• Yuganaut with Roscoe Mitchell: A collectivist trio welcomes Mitchell, a titanic figure in the history of free jazz and a poet of sound and silence. 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Brad Shepik’s “Human Activity Suite”: The drummer and composer presents a new extended composition responding to climate change. With Ralph Alessi, Gary Versace, Drew Gress and Tom Rainey. 7 p.m. Saturday.

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Bohemian in Exile Shows

From Detroit’s Bohemian folks:

Monday Sept 28th: Evan Parker/Ned Rothenberg Duo at 2739 Edwin
A leader of the American avant garde joins a leader of the European avant garde in a duo for winds that features free improvised music with a startling level of interplay.

British saxophonist Evan Parker is a pivotal figure in the development of European improvised music. Along with his early collaborator, guitarist Derek Bailey, he pioneered a new approach to free playing that moved away from a jazz based vocabulary. Their work in the mid-sixties was intended to be non-idiomatic, but both musicians had such distinct musical voices that they couldn’t help becoming an idiom unto themselves! Parker has worked with Cecil Taylor, Peter Brotzmann, Tony Oxley, Anthony Braxton et al., as well as more pop related performers like Spitirtualized, Spring Heel Jack and Robert Wyatt.

New Yorker Ned Rothenberg plays a variety of wind instruments, including alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet and Shakuhachi. Involved with the ‘downtown scene’- performing with folks like John Zorn, Tom Cora and Marc Ribot– Rothenberg is also internationally-minded in his collaborations, which have included Tuvan throat singers and South Korean musicians.

Doors at 8 pm, music at 8:20. Located at 2739 Edwin, just off Jos Campau in Hamtramck. $10 suggested minimum donation. Please note, there is free parking behind 2739 Edwin, accessed by the alley along side the building. Please park there (if possible) to lower the impact on the neighbors. Thanks

Coming Soon:
10/2 Digital Primitives (Cooper Moore, Assif Tsahar, Chad Taylor) at 2739 Edwin
10/22 Jason Stein
11/4 Plastic Crime Wave, Kat Hernandez Duo

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Evan Parker: Making Music From Music

Evan Parker’s upcoming Chicago show is previewed in the Reader:

Evan Parker & Ned Rothenberg
Sun 9/27, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 312-744-6630.

British saxophonist Evan Parker, who plays a free concert with reedist Ned Rothenberg on Sunday at the Chicago Cultural Center, is one of the most instantly recognizable improvisers in the world. He’s developed an idiosyncratic vocabulary distinguished by mastery of circular breathing and polyphonics, and throughout a career spanning more than four decades he’s stayed open to new ideas. A committed sonic explorer, he’s had a dizzying variety of collaborators—he’s made pioneering music with the likes of Derek Bailey and Peter Brötzmann and he’s played in a swing band with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

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Jazz Listings From The NY Times

From NYTimes.com:

GRAY-ESKELIN-BALLOU-FORMANEK (Saturday) In the early set of this left-of-center performance, at 8 p.m., the pianist Frank Carlberg engages with the rhythm section of Michael Formanek on bass and Devin Gray on drums. Then at 9, the same rhythm section backs a front line consisting of the saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and the trumpeter Dave Ballou. Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn , myspace.com/295douglass; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)20090730

? ETHAN IVERSON, REID ANDERSON, PAUL MOTIAN (Friday through Sunday) Mr. Iverson, an acutely contemporary pianist, and Mr. Anderson, a warmly decisive bassist, make up two-thirds of the Bad Plus. Their output here — with the master drummer Paul Motian, a slippery influence on both — should suggest a similar full-tilt musical engagement, but perhaps with less steely certainty and more unanswerable questions. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village , (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; cover, $25, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)20090730

DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP (Thursday) On his recent albums Donny McCaslin has applied his assertive tenor saxophone style to Latin American-inspired fusions. He does that here, in a free lunchtime concert, with expert help: the guitarist Lage Lund, the bassist Hans Glawischnig and the drummer Adam Cruz. From 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Plaza at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street , (212) 935-2200, saintpeters.org/jazz; free. (Chinen)20090730

? MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING (Sunday) Led by the bassist Moppa Elliott, this prankishly named free-bop quartet has a fairly serious recent record called “This Is Our Moosic” (Hot Cup), featuring impressive contributions from the trumpeter Peter Evans and the alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon. The group appears here as part of the Freestyle Music Series; its 8:30 p.m. set arrives sandwiched between an equally boisterous free-jazz collective (at 7) and a band called Attention Screen (at 10). Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side , (212) 228-9874, myspace.com/deepopnyc; $5. (Chinen)20090730

? NED ROTHENBERG’S SYNC/HARRIS EISENSTADT’S WOODBLOCK PRINTS (Friday) Ned Rothenberg is a saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist and composer with a penchant for insistent frictions. He appears here with Sync, his East-Asian-inspired ensemble with Jerome Harris on acoustic bass guitar and Samir Chatterjee on hand percussion. Sharing the bill is a chamberlike group called Woodblock Prints, a nonet led by the drummer Harris Eisenstadt that also includes Mr. Rothenberg and Mr. Harris. At 8 p.m., Drom, 85 Avenue A, at Fifth Street, East Village , (212) 777-1157, dromnyc.com; $10 in advance; $12 at the door. (Chinen)20090730

? JENNY SCHEINMAN’S MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM (Tuesday) Ms. Scheinman often goes for rustic charm as a violinist, but she never ceases to be an adventurous improviser. Her partners in this enticingly named band, first formed a couple of years ago, are the engagingly prickly guitarist Nels Cline, the stalwart bassist Matt Penman and the polymorphically propulsive drummer Jim Black. At 7 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $15 in advance; $17 at the door. (Chinen)20090730

SIM FACULTY CONCERT (Wednesday) The School for Improvised Music is a nonprofit enterprise in which the instructors are adventurous and communicative musicians. Among them are this concert’s featured guests: the saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the trumpeter Ralph Alessi, the pianist Andy Milne, the bassist Drew Gress and the drummer Gerald Cleaver. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15; $10 for members and students. (Chinen)20090730

SKM TRIO (Friday) With an acronym derived from the first names of its members, this collective features smart musicians comfortable with free improvisation: the saxophonist Stephen Gauci, the pianist Kris Davis and the bassist Michael Bisio. At 8 p.m., 5C Cultural Center, 68 Avenue C, at East Fifth Street, East Village , (212) 477-5993, 5ccc.com; cover, $10, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)20090730

? TRIO 3 WITH GERI ALLEN (Wednesday and Thursday) Never mind the redundancy in the title, or the fact that this avant-garde collective actually works here as a quartet. The alto saxophonist Oliver Lake, the bassist Reggie Workman and the drummer Andrew Cyrille are battle-ready teammates; they stand only to gain from the addition of the pianist Geri Allen, as they recently proved on an album called “At This Time” (Intakt). (Through Aug. 8.) At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton , (212) 581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; $30 for general admission; $40 for premium seating; and a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

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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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The Stone in August

Shows coming next month to New York’s Stone:

August 2009 at the Stone curated by Tyshawn Sorey

8/1 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Johannes Lauer/Tyshawn Sorey Duo Plus
Johannes Lauer (trombone, compositions) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, piano, compositions) plus special guests

10 pm
First Meeting
Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone) Kris Davis (piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Mat Maneri (viola) Thomas Morgan (bass)

8/2 Sunday (NYYT)
8 and 10 pm
Ingrid Laubrock/Tyshawn Sorey/Kris Davis
Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone, compositions) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions) Kris Davis (piano, compositions)

SPECIAL MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT
LAURIE ANDERSON AND COLIN STETSON
Each set will be about 40 minutes in duration.
A special set of music by the inimitable Laurie Anderson on keyboards, electronics, violin and voice and Colin Stetson on saxophone.

8/3 Monday (CB)
8 and 10 pm
Laurie Anderson and Colin Stetson
Laurie Anderson (electronics, violin) Colin Stetson (saxophones, clarinet, flute)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8/4 Tuesday (SK)
8 pm
Kris Davis
Kris Davis (piano)

10 pm
Johannes Lauer Quartet
Johannes Lauer (trombone, compositions) Tony Malaby (saxophone) Drew Gress (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

8/5 Wednesday (DD)
8 pm
Weiss-Sorey Duo
Dan Weiss (drums) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

10 pm
Tyshawn Sorey Guitar Trio
Todd Neufeld (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions)
A celebration of their forthcoming 482 Music release “Koan.” FIFTEEN DOLLARS

8/6 Thursday (DD)
8 pm
Oblique – I
Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions) Pete Robbins (saxophone) John Escreet (piano) Todd Neufeld (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass)

10 pm
Oblique – II
Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions) Pete Robbins (saxophone) John Escreet (piano) Todd Neufeld (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass)

8/7 Friday (DD)
8 pm
Oblique – III
Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions) Pete Robbins (saxophone) John Escreet (piano) Todd Neufeld (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass)

10 pm
Mushin
Tyshawn Sorey (piano, compositions) Chris Tordini (bass) Thomas Morgan (bass) John McLellan (drums)

8/8 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Jesse Elder + Aya Nishina Duo
Jesse Elder, Aya Nishina (piano four hands)

10 pm
ALO
Jesse Elder, Aya Nishina (piano four hands) James Brendan Adamson (live electronics) Ned Rothenberg (shakuhachi, clarinet, saxophone) Mat Maneri (viola)
The innovative four hand piano duet ALO (the Latin word meaning to nourish, cherish, support, and sustain) is a collaborative project between long time friends Jesse Elder and Aya Nishina. ALO focuses on generating a new repertoire for 4 hand piano duo through improvisations, compositions and arrangements. The duo will be creating a radical sound sculpture together with live electronics by the great James Brendan Adamson and with woodwindist Ned Rothenberg as part of their program.

8/9 Sunday (BS)
8 pm
Martin Urbach
Max Siegel (bass trombone, tuba) Jesse Lewis (guitar) Martin Urbach (drums, compositions)

10 pm
Matana Roberts
Matana Roberts (woodwinds) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Ches Smith (drums)

8/11 Tuesday (JM)
8 pm
Terrence McManus’ “The Wealthy Industrialists”
Terrence McManus (guitar, compositions) Tim Berne (alto saxophone) Herb Robertson (trumpet) Mark Helias (bass) Gerry Hemmingway (drums, percussion)
Initially formed in 2008 as a contemporary chamber trio featuring Terrence McManus, Tim Berne, and Herb Robertson, The Wealthy Industrialists is now expanded to a quintet and will be exploring a suite of newly rearranged material, specifically for this performance. While the suite will consist of some newly composed music, it will also feature some material composed almost a decade ago, which hasn’t been performed in many years.

10 pm
Vijay Iyer + High Priest
Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics) High Priest (voice, electronics)

8/12 Wednesday (JM)
8 pm
BOMB-X
Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic (bass, compositions) Samuel Blais, Masa Yamamoto (saxophones) Art Hirahara (piano) Ziv Ravitz (drums)

10 pm
ExPosed Blues Duo meets Tomas Ulrich
Fay Victor (voice) Anders Nilsson (electric guitar) Tomas Ulrich (cello)

8/13 Thursday (NYYT)
8 pm
Craig Taborn
Craig Taborn (piano)

10 pm
Dan Weiss Trio
Jacob Sacks (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Dan Weiss (drims, compositions)

8/14 Friday (JC)
8 pm
Gerry Hemmingway Solo
Gerry Hemmingway (drums, percussion)

10 pm
Wayne Krantz & Mark Guiliana Duo
Wayne Krantz (guitar) Mark Guiliana (drums, percussion)

8/15 Saturday
8 pm
Pete Robbins and siLENT Z
Pete Robbins (saxophone, electronics) Jesse Neuman (cornet, electronics) Mike Gamble (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass) Tommy Crane (drums)

10 pm
Ben Gerstein Collective
Ben Gerstein (trombone) Tony Malaby (saxophone) Jacob Sacks (piano) Jacob Garchik (laptop, accordion) Thomas Morgan (bass) Dan Weiss (drums)
Improvisations…

8/16 Sunday (MP)
8 pm
BassDrumBone
Gerry Hemmingway (drums, percussion) Ray Anderson (trombone) Mark Helias (bass)

10 pm
Peripatetics
Liberty Ellman (guitar) Vijay Iyer (piano)
Fifteen years in the making.

8/18 Tuesday (CB)
8 pm
Joe Albano’s “The Meanderthals”
Joe Albano (woodwinds, compositions) Steve Ruel (saxophones) Aki Ishiguro (guitar) Nick Jozwiak (bass) Dave Cole (drums)

10 pm
Steve Ruel: Untitled Composition (2009)
Steve Ruel (alto saxophone, oboe) Michael Sperone (vibraphone) Tyshawn Sorey (piano) TBA (french horn)

8/19 Wednesday (MP)
8 and 10 pm
Fieldwork
Steve Lehman (alto saxophone, compositions) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions) Vijay Iyer (piano, compositions)
A collaborative group. This is the trio’s first performance since last Fall, and they will be premiering new compositions during the set.

8/20 Thursday
8 pm
Pascal Niggenkemper Trio
Pascal Niggenkemper (bass, compositions) Robin Verheyan (saxophone) Tyshawn Sorey (piano, drums)

10 pm
Okkyung Lee, Mat Maneri, and Tyshawn Sorey
Okkyung Lee (cello) Mat Maneri (viola) Tyshawn Sorey (piano, drums)

8/21 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Robbins-Pavone-Sorey
Pete Robbins (alto saxophone) Mario Pavone (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

10 pm
Tom Rainey with Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson
Tom Rainey (drums) Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone) Mary Halvorson (guitar)

8/22 Saturday
8 and 10 pm
Mario Pavone Quartet
Mario Pavone (bass, compositions) Tony Malaby (saxophone) Dave Ballou (trumpet) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

8/23 Sunday
8 and 10 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT–A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (saxophone), Tyshawn Sorey (drums, piano, trombone), and many special guests
Please come out and support the Stone!

TWENTY DOLLARS

8/25 Tuesday (BS)
8 pm
“Crash, Braaaww, Thud, Aaaaah”
Fay Victor (voice, compositions) Tyshawn Sorey (percussion) with special guest Roswell Rudd (trombone)
New York debut performance of this trio! TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
In Medias Res
Tyshawn Sorey (drums, composition) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Steve Ruel (woodwinds) Terrence McManus (guitar) Christopher Tordini (bass)
A concert-length composition composed during the spring of 2009. This will be the first and only performance of this composition for the year.

THREE SPECIAL NIGHTS
WU-WEI
featuring Todd Neufeld, Cory Smythe, Thomas Morgan, Christopher Tordini, Ben Gerstein, Masabumi Kikuchi and Tyshawn Sorey
Composer amd multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey presents his long form composition Wu-Wei, originally commissioned by Roulette and supported by the Jerome Foundation and the Van Lier Fellowship.

8/26 Wednesday (NYYT)
8 pm
Wu-Wei: Chapter One
Cory Smythe (piano) Christopher Tordini (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (composition)

10 pm
Wu-Wei: Chapter Two
Todd Neufeld (guitar) Ben Gerstein (trombone) Cory Smythe (piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions)

8/27 Thursday
8 pm
Wu-Wei: Chapter Three
Ben Gerstein (trombone) Cory Smythe (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions)

10 pm
Wu-Wei: Chapter Four
Cory Smythe (piano) Christopher Tordini (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, composition)

8/28 Friday
8 pm
Wu-Wei: Chapter Five
Todd Neufeld (guitar) Cory Smythe (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Christopher Tordini (bass) Ben Gerstein (trombone) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions)

10 pm
Wu-Wei: Postlude
Todd Neufeld (guitar) Masabumi Kikuchi (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
First performance with this improvising quartet in nearly a year! FIFTEEN DOLLARS

8/29 Saturday
8 pm
Thomas Morgan
Thomas Morgan (bass, acoustic guitar)
Performing compositions and improvisations for solo bass and solo guitar.

10 pm
Kyle Quass Quartet
Kyle Quass (trumpet) Cory Smythe (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

8/30 Sunday (TD)
8 pm
An Evening with Steve Lehman and Craig Taborn
Steve Lehman (saxophone, live electronics) Craig Taborn (piano, live electronics)

10 pm
An Evening with Steve Lehman and Craig Taborn
Craig Taborn (piano) Steve Lehman (sopranino and alto saxophones)

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Sonic Circuits Festival, September 22-27, 2009 in Washington, DC

This year’s Sonic Circuits Festival has a doozy of a lineup.

2009 FESTIVAL ARTISTS:
Faust
Jandek
Andrew W.K.+Chris Grier+Ulrich Krieger
Health
Elliot Sharp
Annea Lockwood & Tom Buckner
Marvin Aryes
BLK w/BEAR
Nine Strings + Pilesar
21st Century Ensemble
This Bag is not a Toy
Even Parker & Ned Rothenberg
David Daniell
Bicameral Mind
Janel & Anthony
Pekka Airaksinen
TL741
Luigi Archetti
qfwfqduo
ayyoko confidential
ige*timer
Jeff Carey
Tim Hecker
Gunter Hampel
Fckn Bstrds
Soft Pieces
Olivia Block+Tomas Korber
Pilesar
Ergo
Never Work
Kotra
Kohoutek
Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikilla
Blue Sausage Infant
Dead Violets
Dr. Bibber
Second Land
Sean Peoples

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Harris Eisenstadt Performances In May

From Improvised Communications:

Fresh off his 10-stop tour of the UK with The Convergence Quartet, and a Jazz Journalists Association Awards nomination for Up and Coming Artist of the Year, drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt embarks on a busy May schedule of sideman performances.

Carlos Barretto/Harris Eisenstadt/Avram Fefer
May 6-9th: Tour of Portugal

Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra
May 11, 18 and 25th at Roulette

Ned Rothenberg Trio
May 21st at Le Grand Dakar

The Pavones
May 21st at Zebulon

Nate Wooley Quintet
May 26th at The Stone

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Jazz Listings from the New York Times

Lots going on in New York this week.

RASHIED ALI QUINTET (Sunday) Rashied Ali has had a substantial career in the jazz avant-garde, beginning with his role in the late-period bands of John Coltrane. But hard bop is the foundation for this quintet, with a front line of the trumpeter Josh Evans and the tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; cover, $25.

GO: ORGANIC ORCHESTRA (Monday) This meditative large ensemble, scheduled to perform at Roulette for the next three Monday nights, is a project of the open-minded percussionist, composer and conductor Adam Rudolph. Drawing inspiration from earthy and elemental sources, it features changeable layers of woodwinds, strings, percussion and guitars. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette at Location One, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo, (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $15; $10 for students, 60+ and those 30 and younger. (Chinen)

JON HASSELL AND THE MAARIFA STREET BAND (Tuesday) On his first United States tour in more than 20 years, the trumpeter-composer Jon Hassell recreates the meditative glow of his new album, “Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street” (ECM). To help conjure his various fusions onstage, he enlists his Maarifa Street Band, with Kheir-Eddine M’Kachiche on violin, Jan Bang and J. A. Deane on electronics, and Peter Freeman on bass and programming. At 8:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $35 to $45. (Chinen)

L’IMAGE (Thursday) This all but forgotten funk-fusion group of the 1970s recently reunited in the studio, bringing a lot more collective experience to the table. Its lineup consists of the vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, the keyboardist Warren Bernhardt, the guitarist David Spinozza, the bassist Tony Levin and the drummer Steve Gadd. (Through Feb. 15.) At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Iridium, 1650 Broadway, at 51st Street, (212) 582-2121, iridiumjazzclub.com; cover, $35, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

PAUL MOTIAN TRIO 3 IN 1 (Tuesday through Thursday) Paul Motian is drawn to melody as a drummer, composer and bandleader, but he also harbors a fondness for indeterminacy. In this configuration he features an instinctive melodist, the saxophonist Chris Potter, and an incorrigible abstractionist, the pianist Jason Moran. Because he has recent history with each of them, and because everyone involved is an active listener, the results should suggest something other than an earnest collision. (Through Feb. 15.) At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; cover, $20, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

NED ROTHENBERG AND INNER DIASPORA (Friday) Ned Rothenberg is a saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist and composer with a penchant for insistent frictions. He draws here from a recent texture-rich album called “Inner Diaspora” (Tzadik), with vital help from Mark Feldman on violin, Erik Friedlander on cello, Samir Chatterjee on tabla, and Jerome Harris on acoustic guitars. At 8:30 p.m., Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway, near Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, (718) 638-7600, uniontemple.org; free. (Chinen)

CHRIS SCHLARB (Saturday) Mr. Schlarb, a guitarist best recognized (in some parts, anyway) as half of the drone-crazy duo I Heart Lung, has an atmospheric new solo effort called “Twilight & Ghost Stories” (Asthmatic Kitty), organized as a suite and featuring more than two dozen improvisers. Each of these two sets will span the entire work, with contributions from Tom Abbs on bass and didgeridoo, Katherine Young on bassoon and accordion, and Mick Rossi on piano, among others. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; cover, $10 per set. (Chinen)

SEARCH AND RESTORE (Friday and Saturday) The promoters behind this left-leaning concert series are unveiling their new Web site, searchandrestore.com, with all appropriate fanfare: on Friday they present Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, a postmodern big band, and on Saturday they feature Now vs. Now, a rhythmically assertive trio led by the pianist Jason Lindner. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; cover, $15; $10 for members.

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