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December 2014 at the Stone 
curated by Jon Madof / Fred Frith / Ray Anderson / Will Connell / John Zorn

THE STONE RESIDENCIES
JON MADOF
DEC 2—7

12/2 Tuesday (LC)
8 pm
Rashanim Acoustic — THE GATHERING
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

10 pm
Rashanim Acoustic
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)


12/3 Wednesday (LC)
8 pm
Rashanim Electric — THE MUSIC OF JOHN ZORN
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

10 pm
Rashanim Electric
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)


12/4 Thursday (RJP)
8 and 10 pm
BLIVET
Jon Madof (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums)
Jon Madof’s new project, BLIVET, is a tribute to the classic instrumental groove music of Booker T. & the M.G.’s, The Meters and others.


CLOSED FOR SHABBES
Shabbat Shalom



12/6 Saturday (SC)
8 pm
Zion80 plays Carlebach
Jon Madof (guitar, conductor) Matt Darriau (alto sax) Greg Wall (tenor sax) Frank London (trumpet) Jessica Lurie (bari sax, flute) Zach Mayer (bari sax) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Marlon Sobol (percussion) Yonadav Halevy (drums)
Music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach from Zion80’s debut CD on Tzadik Records.

10 pm
Zion80 plays John Zorn’s Book of Angels
Jon Madof (guitar, conductor) Matt Darriau (alto sax) Greg Wall (tenor sax) Frank London (trumpet) Jessica Lurie (bari sax, flute) Zach Mayer (bari sax) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Marlon Sobol (percussion) Yonadav Halevy (drums)
Music from Adramelech: John Zorn’s Book of Angels volume 22.


SUNDAY DECEMBER 7—2pm to 5pm
Expanded New England Conservatory presentation of The Music of John Zorn: A 35-Year Retrospective
Curated by Hankus Netsky, Anthony Coleman, Eden MacAdam-Somer and John Zorn
A special 3 hour performance sponsored by NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation Department that features repertoire drawn from a wide variety of Zorn projects spanning 35 years and a wide variety of musical idioms including chamber music, rock, jazz, world music and game pieces all performed by NEC students, faculty and ensembles. This special expanded edition will also feature original compositions by NEC students!

12/7 Sunday (ISBK)
2 to 5 pm
NEC PRESENTS The Music of John Zorn: A 35-Year Retrospective EXPANDED EDITION
Leo Hardman-Hill, Jordan Skomal (trumpets) Mariel Austin (trombone) Sarah Hughes, Abraham Mennen, Sarah Hughes (saxes) Dan Pencer (reeds) Breanna Ellison (french horn) Eden MacAdam-Somer, Orin Laursen (violins) Alexandra Simpson (viola) Marza Merophi Wilks (cello) Dylan McKinstry (mandolin) Kinan Idnawi (oud) Wendy Eisenberg, Will Greene (guitars) Will Greene (electric guitar) Lautaro Mantilla (prepared guitar, voice) Kirsten Lamb (double bass) Simon Hanes (electric bass) Damon Smith (keyboard) Aaron Edgcomb (vibraphone) Damon Smith (electric organ) Sarah Bob, Sam Fribush, Evan Allen, Jacob Hiser (piano) Jason Belcher (prepared piano) Aaron Edgcomb, Eli Rojas (drums) Aaron Edgcomb (percussion) Burcu Gulec, Nina Guo, Jenny Herzog, Caroline Kuhn, Youngjoo Lee, Farayi Sophia Sumbureru, Corinne Cahill, Katie Martucci (voices)
Performances of original compositions by NEC students as well as Zorn pieces from Masada, Naked City, Valentine’s Day, Nova Express, Ipsissimus, Madrigals Book Two, All Hallow’s Eve, Cobra, Hockey and more! FIFTEEN DOLLARS FOR THE THREE HOUR RETROSPECTIVE!

8 pm
Jon Madof solo
Jon Madof (guitar)

10 pm
Jon Madof, Jessica Lurie, Zach Mayer and Yonadav Halevy
Jon Madof (guitar) Jessica Lurie (sax, effects) Zach Mayer (sax) Yonadav Halevy (drums)


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
FRED FRITH
“The last few years have seen recordings of my duos with Evelyn Glennie, John Zorn, Michel Doneda, Chris Cutler, and Annie Lewandowski. In the next 12 months, duos with Barry Guy, John Butcher, Lotte Anker, and Evan Parker also scheduled for release. More than any other form this seems to be the one that resonates with me the most: intense conversations with old and new friends. For this week at The Stone, after kicking off with the FF Trio, the focus will be entirely on spontaneous and wide-ranging dialogues with some of my favorite musicians.”
DEC 9—14

12/9 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Fred Frith Trio
Fred Frith (guitar) Jordan Glenn (drums) Jason Hoopes (bass)

10 pm
Fred Frith Trio with special guest Jessica Lurie
Fred Frith (guitar) Jordan Glenn (drums) Jason Hoopes (bass) Jessica Lurie (sax)


12/10 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Fred Frith and Nava Dunkelman
Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Fred Frith (home-made instruments)

10 pm
Fred Frith and Sudhu Tewari
Sudhu Tewari (reconstituted materials) Fred Frith (home-made instruments)


12/11 Thursday (SK)
8 pm
Fred Frith and John Zorn
Fred Frith (guitar) John Zorn (sax)
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
Fred Frith and George Lewis
George Lewis (trombone, electronics) Fred Frith (electric guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/12 Friday (AV)
8 pm
Fred Frith and Annie Lewandowski
Annie Lewandowski (piano) Fred Frith (electric guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Fred Frith and Ikue Mori with Heike Liss
Ikue Mori (electronics) Heike Liss (live video and computer drawing) Fred Frith (guitar, piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/13 Saturday (HM)
8 pm
Fred Frith and Shelley Hirsch
Shelley Hirsch (voice) Fred Frith (electric guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Fred Frith and Miya Masaoka
Miya Masaoka (koto, electronics) Fred Frith (electric guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/14 Sunday (KM)
8 pm
Fred Frith and Iva Bittová
Iva Bittová (violin, voice) Fred Frith (acoustic guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Fred Frith and Nels Cline
Nels Cline, Fred Frith (electric guitars)
TWENTY DOLLARS


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
RAY ANDERSON
DEC 16—21

12/16 Tuesday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Ray Anderson, Gerald Cleaver and Craig Taborn
Ray Anderson (trombone) Gerald Cleaver (drums) Craig Taborn (piano)


12/17 Wednesday (HM)
8 pm
BRAHMA
Ray Anderson (trombone) Barry Altschul (drums) Mark Helias (bass)

10 pm
Ray Anderson, John Hebert and Nasheet Waits
Ray Anderson (trombone) John Hebert (bass) Nasheet Waits (drums)


12/18 Thursday (SK)
8 and 10 pm
Ray Anderson-Marty Ehrlich Quartet
Ray Anderson (trombone) Marty Ehrlich (reeds) Matt Wilson (drums) Brad Jones (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/19 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
Ray Anderson Solo
Ray Anderson (trombone)
It’s been 10 years since my last solo set, although I’ve been doing solos since 1983. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
The Point Being
Ray Anderson (trombone, voice) Sarah Weaver (conductor) Jane Ira Bloom (soprano) Marty Ehrlich (alto sax) James Zollar (trumpet) Uri Caine (piano) Gerald Cleaver (drums) Mark Helias (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/20 Saturday (DDT)
8 pm
Organic Quartet
Ray Anderson (trombone, voice) Tommy Campbell (drums) Steve Salerno (guitar) Gary Versace (organ)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Organic Quartet with Ellery Eskelin
Ray Anderson (trombone, voice) Tommy Campbell (drums) Steve Salerno (guitar) Gary Versace (organ) Ellery Eskelin (tenor)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/21 Sunday (RJP)
8 pm
Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band
Ray Anderson (trombone) José Davila (sousaphone) Tom Rainey (drums) Lew Soloff (trumpet)

10 pm
Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band with special guest Ingrid Laubock
Ray Anderson (trombone) José Davila (sousaphone) Tom Rainey (drums) Lew Soloff (trumpet) Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax)


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
WILL CONNELL MEMORIAL WEEK: Celebrating the Life & Music of the Heart & Soul of Downtown
The son of a violin prodigy deprived of the profession by racist politics, Will Connell Jr. became aware of both music and the struggle for justice as a child of the ’40s. Jazz served as a source of art and great pride for the African American community, and its impact on Connell was nothing short of visceral: “I heard Billie Holiday at 17. Tears ran down my face like Niagara Falls.” That same year, 1956, Connell joined the US Air Force, serving some nine years. In between tours he purchased an alto saxophone but didn’t dedicate himself to music until surviving a chemical blast that blinded him for several days. Lying in an Air Force hospital in darkness, Connell vowed that if he regained his eyesight, he’d formally study this art that had driven him so deeply. This and the gnawing outrage about the military’s treatment of Black servicemen led to his decision re-join civilian life. Studies at LA City College (Dolphy’s alma mater) led to years of close work with Horace Tapscott wherein Connell served as reeds player and music librarian and copyist. The Tapscott organization was LA’s paramount arm of the Black Arts Movement and its immersion into African American culture and liberation had a lasting impact on Connell. By 1975 Connell relocated to NYC’s Lower East Side where he remains till today. Through the decades he has performed or recorded with such luminaries as, Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Chico Hamilton, Pharoah Sanders, Butch Morris, Roy Campbell, Sam Rivers, Steve Swell, Billy Bang, Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake, Daniel Carter, and many others. He also engaged in extensive projects as music copyist, most notably Ornette Coleman’s “Skies of America” as well as for David Murray’s Big Band, the World Saxophone Quartet and a bevy of R & B and pop artists ranging from Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack to Stevie Wonder and Simon & Garfunkel. Will Connell was a deeply relevant part of this rather unclassifiable musical genre which prides itself on free improvisation as much as post-modern composition, global sounds and the bite of revolutionary politics. Usually preferring to be a member of a band as opposed to its leader, Connell may have been the last of the modest greats. Having served as guest curator at the Stone in 2012, which brought him some note, and featured earlier this year in the Arts for Art organization’s series, and as a member of the Veterans of Free on the Tribute to “New York Eye & Ear Control” concert in June, this master of the New Jazz is now recalled at his rightful place at front and center.
Will’s sad and tragic recent passing was a shock to all of us in the Downtown music community. He was a kind and gentle soul, a lovely man who was always positive and supportive, and a great creative musician. He so looked forward to his residency, and we will try to present it as he envisioned, along with some touching tributes by his musical friends and colleagues.

12/23 Tuesday (ICS)
8 pm
World Peace, With or Without People: Music from the legacy of Horace Tapscott, performed by the Dark Tree Ensemble
Fay Victor, Andrea Wolper (voices) Rosi Hertlein (violin, voice) Ras Moshe (soprano sax) Hayes Greenfield (alto sax) Matt Lavelle (flugel horn, alto clarinet) Vincent Chancey (french horn) Steve Swell (trombone) Jesse Dulman (tuba) John Pietaro (vibes, percussion) Larry Roland (bass) Jeremy Carlstedt (drums, percussion) Joe Daley (euphoneum) Safiya Martinez (spoken word)
Music from the Los Angeles experience.

10 pm
World Peace, With or Without People: Music from the legacy of Horace Tapscott, performed by the Dark Tree Ensemble
Fay Victor, Andrea Wolper (voices) Rosi Hertlein (violin, voice) Ras Moshe (soprano sax) Hayes Greenfield (alto sax) Matt Lavelle (flugel horn, alto clarinet) Vincent Chancey (french horn) Steve Swell (trombone) Jesse Dulman (tuba) John Pietaro (vibes, percussion) Larry Roland (bass) Jeremy Carlstedt (drums, percussion) Joe Daley (euphoneum) Safiya Martinez (spoken word)
New Music in New York.


CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!



12/26 Friday (SC)
8 pm
I.C.E.—Improvisational Composers Ensemble
Rocco John Iacovone (alto and soprano saxes, compositions) Ras Moshe (tenor and soprano saxes, flute) Sana Nagano (violin) Rich Rosenthal (guitar) Phil Sirois (bass) John Pietaro (percussion) Dalius Naujo (drums) Michael Lytle (bass clarinet)

10 pm
Sadhana
Vincent Chancey (french horn) Max Johnson (bass) Jeremy Carlstedt (drums)


12/27 Saturday (SC)
8 pm
Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Golda Solomon, E.J.Antonio, Phylisha Villnueva (poetry) Rosi Hertlein (violin) Larry Roland (bass, poetry) Michael T.A. Thompson (conductor, percussion) JD Parran (flutes) Sarah Bernstein (violin)

10 pm
TranceFormation
Connie Crothers (piano) Andrea Wolper (voice, poetry) Ken Filiano (bass) Guest Poet Golda Solomon


12/28 Sunday (SV)
8 and 10 pm
Jorge Sylvester’s ACE (Afro-Caribbean Experimental) Collective with special guests
Jorge Sylvester (alto sax, compositions) Nora McCarthy (voice, poetry, compositions) Donald Nicks (electric bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Waldron Mahdi Ricks (trumpet) Craig Harris (trombone) Jay Rodriguez (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone) Marvin Sewell (guitar)


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
JOHN ZORN'S END OF THE YEAR IMPROV WEEK—A STONE BENEFIT
DEC 30—JAN 4
Our annual end of the year benefit week features some of the most exciting improvisers in New York. John Zorn will be appearing every night with a different lineup of creative musicians—so come on down multiple nights and help The Stone stay alive! All proceeds go to help pay our rent and upkeep. TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

12/30 Tuesday (JR)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) James Moore (guitar) Adam Rudolph (percussion) Brian Chase (drums) Steve Bernstein (trumpet) Uri Caine (piano) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Chuck Bettis (electronics) and many special guests
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS


12/31 Wednesday (RK)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Lukas Ligeti (drums) Laurie Anderson (violin) Michael Nicolas, Jay Campbell (cellos) Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) and many special guests
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS


 

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