Jazz Listings from the New York Times


ROY CAMPBELL’S AKHENATEN/MATANA ROBERTS’S ILLUMINATION (Thursday) Drawing on the expressive and searching music from his most recent album, “Akhenaten Suite” (2008), the trumpeter Roy Campbell leads a group with Bryan Carrott on vibraphone, Hilliard Greene on bass and Michael Wemberly on drums. Ms. Roberts, an alto saxophonist, pursues her own visions with a band that includes the cornetist Graham Haynes, the pianist Gabriel Guerrero, the harpist Shelley Burgon and the drummer Damion Reid. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo , (212) 219-8242,; $15; $10 for members, students and those under 30. (Chinen)

EVOLVING MUSIC/EVOLVING VOICE (Monday) This weekly series features improvised music from the experimental side of the tracks, in a diverse array. At 7 p.m., things kick off with a duo of the vocalist Katie Bull and the bassist Joe Fonda; at 8, Yoon Sun Choi sings with backing from Jacob Sacks on keyboards and Vinnie Sperrazza on drums. The 9 p.m. slot will feature the saxophonist and trumpeter Joe McPhee, along with the bassist Dominic Duval and the trumpeter Jean-Luc Cappozzo; the final set, at 10, goes to Basso Continuo, a group led by the tenor saxophonist Stephen Gauci, with the trumpeter Herb Robertson and two bassists, Ken Filiano and Mike Bisio. The Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side , (212) 254-5420,; $20. (Chinen)

? FORWARD FLIGHT (Friday and Saturday) Subtitled “A Gathering of Brass in Contemporary Music,” this four-day affair is a subseries of the Festival of New Trumpet Music. It wraps up this weekend with a lot of intelligent ruckus, notably through sets by the Chicago Underground Duo, which features the cornetist Rob Mazurek (Friday at 7:30 p.m.), and the Open Circuit International Trumpet Ensemble, a trans-Atlantic assemblage spearheaded by Taylor Ho Bynum, one of the festival’s chief organizers (Saturday at 9). For a full schedule, Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, at Pitt Street, Lower East Side , (212) 598-0400; $15; $12 for students. (Chinen)

TOMAS FUJIWARA AND THE HOOK UP (Friday) Mr. Fujiwara’s alert drumming has propelled some excellent ensembles on the new-music landscape. Here he presents his own open-ended compositions for a band with Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Brian Settles on tenor saxophone, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Danton Boller on bass. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

JOE MORRIS TRIO/FLAHERTY, CORSANO, CARTER (Tuesday) Joe Morris, a guitarist who applies the clear tone of Jim Hall to darker and pricklier purposes, has close history with the pianist Steve Lantner and the drummer Luther Gray, with whom he plays an 11 p.m. set. A preceding set, at 10, will feature quick-flash collective improvisation by the saxophonist Paul Flaherty, the drummer Chris Corsano and the multireedist and trumpeter Daniel Carter. Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, near Bleecker Street, East Village ,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

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East 3rd Street Ensemble & Nu Band at RUCMA

From Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

Start: 06/01/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 06/01/2009 – 11:00pm

first set @ 7:30

East 3rd Street Ensemble

Sabir Mateen, saxophones, clarinets, flutes
Matt Lavelle, trumpet and bass clarinet
Clif Jackson, bass
David Gould, drums

second set @ 9PM

Nu Band
Roy Campbell, trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Whitecage, alto sax, clarinet
Joe Fonda, bass
Lou Grassi, drums

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Roy Campbell Jam Session & Dee Pop at RUCMA

From New York’s RUCMA:

Start: 03/30/2009 – 7:00pm
End: 03/30/2009 – 10:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-4

Roy Campbell Jam Session & Dee Pop

Monday March 30 – 7 PM
The Local 269
269 East Houston Street
at the Corner of Suffolk

Admission $10 / $7 students/seniors
Map of The Local 269

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New Garrison Fewell And Ayn Inserto CDs Out

Improvised Communications discusses the two latest releases from Boston’s Creative Nation Music, guitarist/composer Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra (CNM 014) and The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra’s Muse (CNM 015).

Fewell’s second release for the label, following 2008’s The Lady of Khartoum (CNM 010), Variable Density Sound Orchestra is the self-titled debut of his newest working ensemble. The group features Eric Hofbauer (guitars and percussion), Roy Campbell (trumpet, flugelhorn, flute and percussion), Achille Succi (bass clarinet and alto saxophone), John Voight (bass), Miki Matsuki (drums) and Alex Fewell (percussion).

Muse, the follow-up to The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra’s self-released 2006 debut, Clairvoyance, is built around the theme of celebrating those who inspired her. It features arrangements of three pieces by special guest George Garzone and original compositions honoring Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Foster and Steve Lacy among others.

Both releases are part of the label’s ongoing fifth anniversary celebration in 2009, which also includes a package tour of New England and the forthcoming launch of a new series of rare, never-before-released and reissued music called The Hub Collection.

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Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra at Cambridge YMCA January 30th

Garrison Fewell’s come to Cambridge later this month.

On Friday, January 30th, Boston-based guitarist/composer Garrison Fewell and his newest working ensemble, the Variable Density Sound Orchestra, will celebrate their forthcoming self-titled debut on Creative Nation Music with a two-set performance at the Cambridge Family YMCA Theater in Cambridge, MA.

The group, which features Roy Campbell (trumpet and flute), Achille Succi (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), Eric Hofbauer (guitar), John Voigt (bass) and Miki Matsuki (drums), will be joined by special guests, Steve Swell (trombone) and Dmitry Ishenko (bass).

Variable Density Sound Orchestra (CNM 014) officially hits the streets February 17th.

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Nu Band Touring Europe

Roy Campbell at Jazzy Spring Festival 2008 (Bu...
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Though on on their web site yet, the Nu Band begins a European tour this week.


Mark Whitecage – alto sax, clarinet
Roy Campbell, Jr. – trumpet, flugelhorn
Joe Fonda – bass
Lou Grassi – drums

Wednesday, January 7 – De Werf, Brugge, Belgium
Thursday, January 8 – Grand Theatre, Groningen, Netherlands
Friday, January 9 – Sunside , Paris, France
Saturday, January 10 – Le Moulin à Jazz , Vitrolles, France
Sunday, January 11 – open
Monday, January 12 – Aufsturz-Klub, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, January 13 – IG JAZZ Freiberg , Freiberg, Germany
Wednesday, January 14 – open
Thursday, January 15 – Alchemia Club, Krakow, Poland
Friday, January 16 – Club Zak, Gdansk, Poland
Saturday, January 17 – Club W71 , Weikersheim, Germany
Sunday, January 18- L’Archiduc, Brussels, Belgium
Monday, January 19 – Oben Kino, Cottbus, Germany

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Roy Campbell’s Akhenaten Ensemble at the Stone November 25th

From Improvised Communications:

On Tuesday, November 25th at 10:00 p.m., trumpeter/composer Roy Campbell will perform music from his March 2008 release, Akhenaten Suite (Arts for Art/Aum Fidelity), at The Stone in New York. His Akhenaten Ensemble will feature Billy Bang (violin), Bryan Carrott (vibes), William Parker (bass) and Zen Matsuura (drums).

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Paal Nilssen-Love
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November 09, 2008
All By Myshelf, Kornspeicher, Wels
Alan Purves
Brotzmann-Yagi-Nilssen-Love, Schl8hof, Wels
Peter Brotzmann, Paal Nilssen-Love, Michiyo Yagi
Mary Oliver & Rozemarie Heggen, Schl8hof, Wels
Rozemarie Heggen, Mary Oliver
Sol6, Schl8hof, Wels
Tony Buck, Mandy Drummond, Luc Ex, Ingrid Laubrock, Hannah Marshall, Veryan Weston
Tommy Meier Root Down, Schl8hof, Wels
Trixa Arnold, Fredi Flukiger, Chris Jager, Marco Kappeli, Herbert Kramis, Peter Landis, Andi Marti, Tommy Meier, Marco von Orelli, Hans-Peter Pfammatter, Peter Scharli, Jan Schlegel, Irene Schweitzer, Co Streiff, Stephan Thelen
Wilbert de Joode & Christine Sehnaoui & Le Quan Ninh, Stadtgalerie, Wels
Wilbert de Joode, Le Quan Ninh, Christine Sehnaoui

November 08, 2008
Susanna Gartmayer & Christine Sehnaoui, Im Pavillon, Wels
Susanna Gartmayer, Christine Sehnaoui
Fire Room, Schl8hof, Wels
Lasse Marhaug, Paal Nilssen-Love, Ken Vandermark
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests, Schl8hof, Wels
Melaku Belay, Joost Buis, Xavier Charles, Andy Ex, Jos Ex, Katherina Ex, Terrie Ex, Colin Maclean, Getatchew Mekuria, Brodie West
Gross-Charles-Hautzinger-Marchetti, Schl8hof, Wels
Xavier Charles, Jean-Philippe Gross, Franz Hautzinger, Lionel Marchetti
High Birds, Schl8hof, Wels
Paul Dunmall, Rozemarie Heggen, Hilary Jeffery, Alan Purves
Kackala, Schl8hof, Wels
Hilary Binder, Eva Kubesova, Katerina Kubesova, Stacey Rubin, Lexa Walsh
Volcanic Arcs, Stadtgaler, Wels
Lasse Marhaug

November 07, 2008
El Infierno Infernal, Schl8hof, Wels
Martin Brandlmayr, Christof Kurzmann, Eva Reiter, Clayton Thomas, Ken Vandermark
Etenesh Wassie & Le Tigre De Platanes, Schl8hof, Wels
Marc Demereau, Fabien Duscombs, Piero Pepin, Mathieu Sourisseau, Etenesh Wassie
Subshrubs, Schl8hof, Wels
Angelica Castello, Katharina Klement, Maja Osojnik, Billy Roisz
Tribute To Albert Ayler, Schl8hof, Wels
Roy Campbell, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Warren Smith

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Lisle Ellis at RUCMA

Lisle Ellis performing live
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Start: 10/09/2008 – 10:30pm
End: 10/09/2008 – 11:59pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-4

Lisle Ellis’ Semi-Secret
Thursday, October 9 @ 10:30 pm
Living Theatre: 21 Clinton Streeet, near Houston
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors: $7

Lisle Ellis bass
Roy Campbell trumpet
Darius Jones saxophone
Bob Feldman saxophone
Michael Wimberly drums

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