Jazz Listings from the New York Times

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STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA (Thursday) This brashly exuberant little big band, led by the slide trumpeter and arranger Steven Bernstein, dusts off assorted vintages, with an emphasis on dirty swing. The band’s ranks include serious improvisers, including the clarinetist Doug Wieselman, the saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum, the trombonist Clark Gayton and the drummer Ben Perowsky. At 10 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village , (212) 929-9883,; cover, $10. (Chinen)20100128

ELEVATION (Friday) This reflective ensemble, conceived by the pianist Lucian Ban and organized around the playing of the tenor saxophonist Abraham Burton, further includes an adaptable rhythm section, with John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319,; cover, $12, with a $6 minimum. (Chinen)20100128

CHAD TAYLOR AND CIRCLE DOWN (Friday) Mr. Taylor, a versatile and texture-aware drummer, functions as the first of equals in this exploratory trio, which also features the lyrical pianist Angelica Sanchez and the responsive bassist Chris Lightcap. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; $10. (Chinen)

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New on Tigerasylum Records

From Tigerasylum Records:

Mothguts with Herb Robertson – 08854 CDR
Jersey-style punk meets full-force free jazz. Featuring the legendary trumpeter Herb Robertson weaving through the 1, 2 punch of hard-core struts sewn together by Anthony Ware (alto sax), Ben Ross (drums), Mike Noordzy (bass), and Chris Welcome (guitar). Think Z’s, Ornette, Last Exit, the Minutemen or Sabbath.

The ballad of lester sample – By leroi da moor is ra washington CDR
Straight out of Cleveland, birth site of Albert Ayler, Rafeeq Washington is laying down his version of todays blues – an insight to what the revolution sounds like in disc form. Avant guard samples and rhythms mixed with low-fi bliss make this hard-hitting and soul searching excursion into spoken truth its own slice of magic. Give your brain a twist and pop this in. Remember, Ayler’s ghost is watching…

A SHRED-festival of unashamed force. At once cerebral, playing architectural mind games, a moment never goes by that doesn’t twist back into some jaw-dropping, fist-clenching visceral explosion. An ensemble cast featuring fifteen of Brooklyn and Philadelphia’s finest will leave you breathless, shouting (no, screaming!!!) for more. Featuring the compositions of Nick Millevoi (Many Arms, Joe Lally).

Personnel: Nick Millevoi: conductor, guitar | Adam Caine: guitar* | Drew Cecatto: EVI, tenor saxophone | David Fishkin: acoustic and electric tenor saxophone | Dan Scofield: alto saxophone | Daniel Blacksberg: trombone | Larry Toft: trombone | Alison Conard: keyboard* | John DeBlase: electric bass* | Matt Engle: upright bass | Robert Ludington: drums* | Pete Angevine: drums* | Eric Slick: drums | Eli Littwin: drums | Special guest: George Korein: performance art*

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Jazz Listings from the New York Times

In the Times:

EVOLVING MUSIC/EVOLVING VOICE (Monday) This weekly series features a diverse array of improvised music from the experimental side of the tracks. The Inbetweens, a dynamic guitar-bass-drums trio, kick things off at 7 p.m., followed at 8 by the vocalist Maryanne DeProphetis, with smart accompaniment. At 9 the violinist and violist Mat Maneri teams up with the poet Steve Dalachinsky; the closing set, at 10, will be held by Four Limones, which features the alto saxophonist Tim Berne, the trombonist Rick Parker, the keyboardist Mark Aanderud and the drummer Hernan Hecht. The Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side , (212) 254-5420,; $20. (Chinen)

DARIUS JONES (Monday through Wednesday) Darius Jones has the capacity for a proud, rafters-raising tone on alto saxophone, and as an improviser, he’s fearless but disciplined. A few months ago he released “Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)” (AUM Fidelity), a serious debut featuring his pianoless trio, which he leads here on Monday. Mr. Jones changes things up a bit on Tuesday, leading a quartet with the pianist Angelica Sanchez; and on Wednesday, he presents what he calls the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, with the singer Fay Victor, among others. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo , (212) 219-8242,; $15; $10 for students and under 30. (Chinen)

KONCEPTIONS AT KORZO (Tuesday) In the first set of this weekly series, at 9:30 p.m., the trumpeter Ralph Alessi teams up in a texture-minded trio with the bassist Drew Gress and the drummer Nasheet Waits. A later set, at 11, will feature a lyrical quartet led by the drummer Rob Garcia, with Mr. Gress, Noah Preminger on tenor saxophone, and Dan Tepfer on piano. Korzo Restaurant, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (718) 285-9425,; cover, $7. (Chinen)

THE NECKS (Wednesday and Thursday) “Silverwater” (ReR) is the murky, throbbing, ominous new release from this Australian trio, made up of the pianist Chris Abrahams, the bassist Lloyd Swanton and the drummer Tony Buck. It’s an uninterrupted hourlong investigation, often formless but always intriguing, and a good advertisement for rare Stateside appearances like this one. At 8:30 p.m., Issue Project Room, 232 Third Street, third floor, Gowanus, Brooklyn , (718) 330-0313,; $20. (Chinen)

MATTHEW SHIPP (Thursday) Mr. Shipp’s pianism is often prickly but rarely off-putting, because even his free improvisations tend to follow a faintly linear path. He has a fine new solo album, “4D” (Thirsty Ear), whose release he celebrates here. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo , (212) 219-8242,; $15; $10 for students and under 30. (Chinen)

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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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AUM Fidelity To Release David S. Ware’s Saturnian March 9th

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From Improvised Communications:

AUM Fidelity is proud to announce the March 9th release of Saturnian (AUM060), the first in a planned series of limited edition solo recordings by eminent saxophonist/composer David S. Ware. Recorded live at New York’s Abrons Arts Center, this release documents Ware’s triumphant return to the stage in October following a successful kidney transplant. Each of the three extended pieces is performed on a different instrument: saxello, stritch, and tenor saxophone.

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From New York’s Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

January 11
Iron Dog
Sarah Bernstein – Voice
Stuart Popejoy – bass guitar, synth
Andrew Drury – Drums

Tony Malaby‘s Paloma Recio
Tony Malaby – Saxes /Eivind Opsvik – Bass
Ben Monder – Guitar / Nasheet Waits – Drums

Tony Malaby’s Paloma Recio
Tony Malaby – Saxes /Eivind Opsvik – Bass
Ben Monder – Guitar / Nasheet Waits – Drums


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January 18

Cup of Joe, No Bull
Katie Bull – Voice / Joe Fonda – Bass

Yoon Sun Choi / Sacks / Sperezza
Yoon Sun Choi – Voice
Jacob Sacks – Keys / Vinnie Sperezza – Drums

McPhee / Duval / Cappozzo
Joe McPhee – Tenor sax, pocket trumpet
Dominic Duval – Bass / Jean-Luc Cappozzo – Tmp

Stephen Gauci’s Basso Continuo
Stephen Gauci – Tenor Sax / Ken Filiano – Bass
Herb Robertson – Trumpet / Mike Bisio – Bass

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Company of Heaven Jazz Festival

The second edition of this fest takes place this weekend in New York.

Friday, January 8, 2010
8:30pm “R*Time” w/special guest Judith Insell(viola)
Reut Regev – trombone
David Phelps – electric guitar
Sean Conly – bass
Igal Foni – drums
9:45pm “The Other Quartet”
Ohad Talmor – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Russ Johnson – trumpet
Pete McCann – guitar
Mark Ferber – drums, percussion

11pm Mario Pavone‘s “Totem”
Mario Pavone  / bass
Peter Madsen / piano
Dave Ballou  /  trumpet , flugelhorn
Gerald Cleaver   drums

Saturday, January 9, 2010
8:30pm “The Thirteenth Assembly”
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Jessica Pavone – viola
Tomas Fujiwara – drums
9:45pm Tony Malaby‘s “Paloma Recio”
Tony Malaby, saxophone
Ben Monder, guitar
Eivind Opsik, bass
Nasheet Waits, drums

11pm Mark Helias’ “Open Loose”
Mark Helias – bass
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Tom Rainey – drums

Sunday, January 10, 2010
8:30pm Michael Musillami’s Trio + 3
Michael Musillami – guitar
Joe Fonda – bass
George Schuller – drums
Marty Ehlich – Alto Sax
Matt Moran – Vibes
Ralph Alessi – trumpet
9:45pm George Schuller “Circle Wide”
George Schuller – drums, comp, arr
Peter Apfelbaum – tenor/soprano sax
Dave Ambrosio – bass
Tom Beckham – vibes
Brad Shepik – guitar
11pm Matt Darriau’s “Ballin’ the Jack”
Matt Darriau – alto/soprano sax, clarinet
Andy Laster – baritone sax, clarinet
Frank London – trumpet
Curtis Hasselbring – trombone
George Schuller – drums
Joe Fitzgerald – bass
Anthony Coleman – keyboard, piano

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January at Ars Nova Workshop

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Friday, January 8, 8pm
Chris Speed, tenor saxophone + clarinet; Ted Reichman, accordion; Trevor Dunn, double-bass; and Ben Perowsky, drums

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$10 General Admission

Sunday, January 17, 7pm

Taylor Ho Bynum (USA), cornet; Jean-Luc Cappozzo (France), trumpet; Franz Hautzinger (Austria), trumpet; Joe McPhee (USA), trumpet; Itaru Oki (Japan/France), trumpet; Herb Robertson (USA), trumpet; William Parker (USA), bass; and John Betsch (USA/France), drums

John Ferrari, drums; Daniel Grabois, horn; Benjamin Herrington, trombone; Brian McWhorter, trumpet; Jon Nelson, trumpet; Raymond Stewart, tuba; and Dave Ballou, trumpet

Rob Mazurek, cornet + electronics; and Chad Taylor, percussion

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street $12 General Admission

Friday, January 22, 8pm
Ken Vandermark, reeds; Dave Rempis, saxophones; Jeb Bishop, trombone; Jason Adasciewicz, vibraphone; Pandelis Karayorgis, Fender Rhodes + piano; Nate McBride, el. bass + double-bass; and Chad Taylor, drums

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street $12 General Admission

Thursday, January 28, 8pm
Rob Mazurek, cornet; Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Jason Ajemian, bass; and Chad Taylor, drums

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street $12 General Admission

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Umbrella Music Through January 13

Kent Kessler
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sunday, 27 December 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Mike Reed’s People Places and Things
Greg Ward – alto sax
Tim Haldeman – tenor sax
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums

two sets

Wednesday, 30 December 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Josh Berman’s Old Idea
Josh Berman – cornet
Keefe Jackson – tenor sax
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums

two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Peter Margasak Gets Random

Sunday, 3 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Nick Mazzarella Trio
Nick Mazzarella – saxophone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums

two sets

Wednesday, 6 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | DKV Trio
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Kent Kessler – bass
Hamid Drake – drums

two sets
$10 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Ken Vandermark spins Sounds from Addis
The Music of Ethiopia

Sunday, 10 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Wick/Bishop/Glover/Rosaly
Jacob Wick – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
John Paul Glover – baritone guitar
Frank Rosaly – drum

two sets
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Sound Is
Rob Mazurek – cornet
Matt Lux – electric bass
Joshua Abrams – acoustic bass
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
John Herndon – drums

two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : John Corbett spins Chronological Heavyweight Match
1940s vs 1960s

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Another ESP-Disk’ Show in New York

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From ESP-Disk’:

Tuesday, January 19th
ESP-Disk’ LIVE @ The Bowery Poetry Club

Paul Flaherty – alto and tenor sax
Chris Corsano – drums
Daniel Carter – woodwinds and trumpet


Joe Morris Trio (ESP 4056)
Joe Morris – guitar
Steve Lantner – piano
Luther Gray – drums

The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery New York, NY 10012
Between Houston and Bleecker
F train to 2nd Ave or 6 train to Bleecker

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