Performances Releases Reviews

DMG Newsletter October 16th, 2009

From DMG:

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid! Duck Baker with Derek Bailey, John Zorn & Roswell Rudd! Vandermark 5! Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad Qt! 100NKA & Herb Robertson!

Dennis Gonzalez! Ben Allison! David Lang! Akira Sakata/Chris Corsano/Darin Gray! Manuel Mengis Gruupe 6! Lacy Pool! ..and The first of the Great ‘CD DVD-A’ Reissues of King Crimson’s classic titles: Red!

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performances:

Sunday, October 18th at 6pm:
Superb New bass clarinet, baritone guitar & bass sax Trio!
Joachim plays in the Han Bennink Trio & this is a rare gig not to be missed!

Friday, November 6th at 7pm :
Toronto Jazz Guitar Great meets Downtown’s Best Bassist!

Sunday, November 15th at 6pm:
Downtown Drum Wiz Engages Lithuanian Saxist!

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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)

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)

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
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
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
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)

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

10 pm
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
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
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 (saxophone), Tyshawn Sorey (drums, piano, trombone), and many special guests
Please come out and support the Stone!


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.

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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June 19, 2009
Alex Chechile Solo, IBeam
Alex Chechile
Cymerman-Sinton-Bauder Clarinet Trio, IBeam
Matt Bauder, Jeremiah Cymerman, Josh Sinton
Harris Eisenstadt & Ellery Eskellin Duo, IBeam
Harris Eisenstadt, Ellery Eskelin

June 18, 2009
Kris Davis Trio, Tea Lounge
Kris Davis, Mary Halvorson, Ches Smith

June 16, 2009
Arve Henriksen with Jan Bang, Le Poisson Rouge
Jan Bang, Arve Henriksen
Nils Petter Molvaer Trio with Audun Kleive & Eivind Aarset, Le Poisson Rouge
Eivind Aarset, Audun Kleive, Nils Petter Molvaer

June 14, 2009
At the Vision Festival 14, Abrons Art Center
Fred Anderson, Lewis Barnes, Jacques Bisceglia, Peter Brotzmann, Rob Brown, Steve Dalachinsky, Stefania Errore, Daniel Levin, Joe McPhee, Patricia Nicholson, William Parker, Marino Pliakas, Steve Swell, Michael Wertmueller
Fred Anderson Trio, Abrons Art Center
Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, William Parker
Full Blast, Abrons Art Center
Peter Brotzmann, Marino Pliakas, Michael Wertmueller
Michele Rosewoman and Quintessence plus Guests, Abrons Art Center
Vincent Gardner, Brad Jones, Richard Padron, Michele Rosewoman, Tyshawn Sorey, Loren Stillman, Jacob Yoffee
Planet Dream, Abrons Art Center
Rob Brown, Daniel Levin, Steve Swell
Yamamoto-Dickey-Carter, Abrons Art Center
Daniel Carter, Whit Dickey, Eri Yamamoto

June 12, 2009
The Second Approach Trio with Roswell Rudd, IBeam
Igor Ivanushkin, Tatiana Komova, Andrei Razin, Roswell Rudd

June 11, 2009
Urs Leimgruber with Peter Evans & Okkyung Lee, Roulette
Peter Evans, Okkyung Lee, Urs Leimgruber

June 10, 2009
Wibutee, Nublu
Rune Brondbo, Wetle Holte, Hakon Kornstad
Burning Genitals, The Stone
Bobby Previte, Mike Pride, Jamie Saft

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Go Left Fest Coming to Yoshis san Francisco

Yoshis San Francisco location is hosting a festival featuring free-jazz luminaries. This is the work of their new music director.

“Go Left Fest” Featuring Marshall Allen, Ishmael Reed, Roswell Rudd, Matthew Shipp and more
8pm shows: $40 or buy the $65 two-day package!

celebrating with
Sun Ra Arkestra Leader MARSHALL ALLEN –
Distinguished Author ISHMAEL REED –
BETH CUSTER and more

Yoshi’s Inaugural “Go Left Fest: Where Creative Arts Collide” is intended to showcase some of the most creative and adventurous improvisors, authors and composers “out there.” The festival will feature performances by, among others: legendary 85 year-old Sun Ra Arkestra leader and saxophonist Marshall Allen, noted author Ishmael Reed, pianist Matthew Shipp, trombonist Roswell Rudd, drummer Sunny Murray, pianist Myra Melford-Mark Dresser duo, bassist Joe Morris, clarinetist/saxophonist Beth Custer, saxophonist Oluyemi Thomas and more.

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June at Brooklyn’s IBeam

From Brooklyn’s IBeam:

June 12th @ 9:00 pm – $10
The Second Approach Trio (Russia, Moscow) With Special Guest – Roswell Rudd (Trombone)
Andrei Razin – Piano/Compositions
Tatiana Komova – Vocals
Igor Ivanushkin – Acoustic Bass

Based in Moscow, Russia, The Second Approach consists of a classically-trained composer and improvising pianist Andrei Razin, an improvising Gypsy singer Tatiana Komova and a jazz bass player Igor Ivanushkin. This is their first visit to the United States. Their newest album, “The Light” was recorded in Moscow, guest-starring the great Roswell Rudd on the trombone.

June 13th @ 9 pm – $10
Jessica Pavone Presents:
Pure Horsehair
Garrett Devoe – Words and Music
Shahzad Ismaily – Bass

Band Without a Name is the Name for Now
Jessica Pavone – viola, violin, compositions
Brandon Seabrook – guitar
Jonti Siman – bass guitar
Harris Eisenstadt – drums

Brooklyn based string instrumentalist/composer Jessica Pavone is best known for her work performing with Anthony Braxton in his current Septet and Twelve+1tet and for her duo project with guitarist, Mary Halvorson. She improvises in bands led by William Parker, Taylor Ho Bynum, and Matana Roberts.

June 19th – 21st
Telluric Currents, Series 1, Curated by Jeremiah Cymerman
Featuring some of the very best young talents working within the realms of compositional & improvised music in Brooklyn, NY, the Telluric Currents series will take place every 3 months, for 3 nights, featuring 3 sets per night.

Friday June 19th $10
8p Alex Chechile
9p Jeremiah Cymerman/Josh Sinton/Matt Bauder Clarinet Trio
10p Harris Eisenstadt / Ellery Eskellin Duo

Saturday June 20th $10
8p Woody Sullender Solo
9p Sam Amidon & Aaron Siegel
10p Peter Evans Solo

Sunday June 21st $10
8p Sergei Tcherepnin
9p Doron Sadja
10p Katherine Young

Jeremiah Cymerman is a composer and clarinetist based in Brooklyn, New York since 2002. Cymerman has worked with a broad range of contemporary artists including Otomo Yoshihide, John Zorn, Jandek, Ned Rothenberg, Peter Evans, Jessica Pavone, Toby Driver, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Walter Thompson, Nate Wooley, Mary Halvorson, and Matthew Welch, among many others.

June 26th – $10
9:00 pm
Loren Stillman / Ryan Ferreira Duo
Loren Stillman – Saxophones
Ryan Ferreira – Guitar

Stillman has performed alongside Charlie Haden, Paul Motian Trio 2000+2, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Andy Milne’s DAPP Theory, Michele Rosewoman Quintessence, Joe Lovano, Eivind Opsvik, John McNeil, Brad Shepik, Russ Lossing, Vic Juris, and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

10:00 pm
Billy Mintz – Solo Drums

Billy Mintz has played and recorded with the Lee Konitz Nonet (1978), Perry Robinson, Badal Roy, Eddie Daniels Quartet, John Pattitucci, Andy Laverne, Gloria Gaynor, Charles Lloyd, and Alan Broadbent. As a soloist he has performed extensively on both coasts of the US as well as internationally.

June 27th @ 9 pm – $10
Ohad Talmor and Miles Okazaki
Ohad Talmor – Saxophone
Miles Okazaki – Guitar
Special Guests TBA

Ohad Talmor has performed and/or recorded, among others, with Steve Swallow, Jason Moran, Dave Douglas, Paul Motian, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Billy Hart, Carla Bley Big Band, Ray Anderson, Curtis Fowlkes, Jim Black, and Bob Dorough. Okazaki has toured and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Stanley Turrentine, Lenny Pickett, Samir Chatterjee, Jen Shyu, Dan Weiss, David Binney, and others.

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Performances Releases

Cuneiform Artist News: Part VI

Roswell Rudd at Jazzfestival Frankfurt
Image via Wikipedia

From Cuneiform Records:

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Revolutionary News – September 2008


Revolutionary Snake Ensemble’s 2nd CD Forked Tongue was released in May to resounding critical and radio acclaim. The disc was on the CMJ North American jazz top 20 chart for 2 months, peaking at #11, and has enjoyed a remarkable run of great reviews. In addition to extensive Canadian and American press and radio, the CD has been the subject of reviews, feature articles, and interviews so far in Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, and elsewhere.

Recent performances have included the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), the Providence Sound Session, and the Sterling Stage Last Daze of Summer festival near Syracuse.


Sunday, October 26, 2008 (3pm):
Brooklyn Botanic Garden annual Halloween bash
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, October 26, 2008 (7-9pm):
Barbes, 376 9th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, October 11, 2009
Roswell Museum & Art Center annual outdoor party
Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell Rudd

Roswell Rudd’as TROMBONE TRIBE will perform at the Lake George Jazz Festival on Sept. 13th

Roswell Rudd’s QUARTET will perform at the Princeton Arts Council on October 30th and at the Korean Cultural Center in NYC on Ocgtober 31st

Roswell Rudd’s TROMBONE TRIBE will perform at the Berlin Jazz Festival on November 8th and at the Bin Huis on November 9th

Upsilon Acrux

As of today we are in the midst of recording our latest for Cuneiform, it’s tentatively called “Radian Futura” and will feature a song that’s very close to 30 minutes long among other things. That has already been recorded and sounds really fucking good to me. Better at this stage than any other recordings we’ve done. This recording is being done at Infrasonic in Alhambra, CA like the last one but this time Pete is engineering it. This album should be out in May ’09.

We have one more show before we take a long hiatus… Oct 4th, Eagle Rock Music Festival, it’s free and there are a lot of good bands playing, I think we go on at 7:30pm so if there are any of those Cuneiform people in LA, I’ve not met any? Strange??

We are definitely coming to Europe in 2009, most likely May so anyone w/ a festival that needs something different and will pay, we are available. Bands in Europe that want to do shows together or tour a country together, get in touch!!!!


1) We made a very nice and positive tour last April in Eastern Europe (11 concerts in Czech Republic, Slovakia, but also Austria and Italy).

2) The group just decided some days ago to work on a new “composed” program (after our improvised tour of April 2008)

3) Our upcoming concerts will be in France :

-February 22nd “Festival de Chabeuil” (Chabeuil/Drôme).

-May 31st Festival “Sons Dessus Dessous” (Vaucluse)

Some more concerts are on the point to be fixed this coming season (like 1 in Rennes for the 20th anniversary of the french label In-Poly-Sons).

4) Volapük is seriously thinking to record a new album. It should be done in the nex year, we hope…

5) Volapük will appear soon on a compilation realised in Eindhoven (The “Stichting Jazz Power” of Eindhoven is doing this compilation for its 30th anniversary).The piece who will appear on this compilation was recorded in 1999 at the Wilhelmina Café in Eindhoven, called “Rondo” and never edited before.


The band hopes to be able to release (at last) its last recording : “Machines” before 2009. If not, it will be released for sure in 2009. For any inquiry about this release, and about booking and upcoming concert or simply for saying that you love them, please contact the band via its Myspace or Youtube (the band is currently looking for dates anywhere in Europe from March), there is a new live performance video there.

Frédéric L’Epée is founding a new band in Paris. The line up is 2 guitars, 1 saz (turkish lute), accordion, percussions, and maybe a brass instrument.
He has completed the composition of a new piece for electric guitar and accordion : “The end of the dream ( 3rd duo)”, ordered by the duo Jörgen Brilling and Uwe Mahnken. The musicians begin rehearsals now. The first performance is planned for April 2009.

Laurent James is currently rehearsing with the new line up of Lord of Mushrooms (prog-metal), preparing a China tour in October.

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