January 30, 2009
Thurston Moore & Mats Gustafsson with Gene Moore, Club Rehab
Mats Gustafsson, Gene Moore, Thurston Moore
White Out with Samara Lubelski, Club Rehab
Lin Culbertson, Samara Lubelski, Tom Surgal

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Releases Reviews

DMG Newsletter January 23rd, 2009

From DMG:

David S. Ware! Feldman/Caine/Cohen/Baron! Borah Bergman Trio. John Zorn! David S. Ware!, Matt Shipp Trio! Trio 3 Irene Schweizer! Okkyung/Evans/Beresford! Aki Takase & Rudi Mahall! King Crimson – Live in Italy!

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Gretz & Plotkin / Hooker / Lonely Ghost at MonkeyTown

Brooklyn’s MonkeyTown features this later this week.

Jeff Gretz & James Plotkin
William Hooker Lonely Ghost

Friday, January 23
Admission: $5, $10 minimum
Showtime: 8pm
reservations are recommended

Jeff Gretz & James Plotkin:
Guitarist James Ploktin, known for his playing and production work with groups such as Khanate, OLD, and Phantomsmasher and drummer Jeff Gretz (Zao, From Autumn To Ashes, Conelrad) will team up for a duo improvisation.

William Hooker:
Drummer William Hooker has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs. As a composer, he has received commissions from Meet the Composer, the NY State Council on the Arts, Real Art Ways and others, and has led many creative ensembles with musicians from diverse backgrounds, including Lee Ranaldo, David Murray, David S. Ware, William Parker, DJ Spooky and Thurston Moore. Hooker often reads his poetry during performances as part of the musical compositions.

Lonely Ghost:
Lonely Ghost conjure up atmospheric, surrounding improvisations by way of an electric bass, guitar, synthesizer, violin, and a morin khuur.

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Richardson / Carter / Jordan / Moss / Gruner at RUCMA

Coming up at New York’s RUCMA:

Start: 12/29/2008 – 9:00pm
End: 12/29/2008 – 10:30pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-4

Richardson / Carter / Jordan / Moss / Gruner
Monday, December 29 @ 9 PM
Yippie Café: 9 Bleecker Street, near Bowery
General Admission: $10

Demian Richardson (trumpet)
Daniel Carter (reeds)
Andrew Jordan (reeds and percussion)
David Moss (bass)
Gunter Gruner (drums)

David Moss has been a bass player in New York City for nearly six years. Prior to moving to New York City from Oakland, CA, he had studied and performed with Damon Smith and Wolfgang Fuchs at concerts put on by the Bay Area Improviser’s Organization. In New York City, he studied with William Parker and Mark Dresser. David has continued to perform over the last few years with William Parker, Roy Cambell Jr., Lakesia Benjamen, Daniel Carter, and the band “Search.” In April 2007, “Search” recorded an album at Al Macdowell Studios, which was primarily inspired by several sessions spent with Ornette Coleman. At present, David mainly devotes his time to composing and improvising with the RUCMA/Vision Series communities, Mahout Ensemble, and “Search.”

Over the past three decades Daniel Carter has performed with such musical luminaries as Sun Ra, William Parker, Thurston Moore, MMW (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), Vernon Reid, Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, David S. Ware, D.J. Logic, Butch Morris, TEST, One World Ensemble, Saturnalia String Trio, and many others. As a staunch advocate of musical democracy he has been an inspiration for many young musicians. Of his musical collaborations, Carter states, “Most of the groups I’m in are collectives. Sometimes they’ve started out otherwise, and I’ve fought for them to be under a collective name, because that name… some name that would be inspirational or aspirational for the whole group.”

Drummer and composer Gunter Gruner has studied music at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Germany, the City College of New York and privately with drumming legend, Andrew Cyrille. Since moving to New York in 2005, he has performed with William Parker, Emilio Teubal, Matt Lavelle, Christoph Auer, Shanir Blumenkranz, Andrew Jordan, Daniel Carter, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, David Moss, Joerg Hochapfel, Salim Washington, Bato the Gypsy, Yusuke Yamamoto, Rodney Gardiner, Lakecia Benjamin, Kirk Knuffke, Tom Zlabinger, Floyd Davis, Ras Moshe and others. His project “The Invisible Landscape” connects Jazz, free improvisation, contemporary composition and various traditional music from around the world. He received a Mark Brunswick Award for composition in 2005 and was nominated for a Van Lier Fellowship for composition in 2007.

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