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January 2016 at the Stone 
curated by Vernon Reid / Matana Roberts / ROVA / Craig Taborn

1/1 Friday (VP)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Craig Taborn (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Billy Martin (drums) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Okkyung Lee (cello) Steve Swell (trombone) Steven Bernstein (trumpet)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: JAMIE SAFT TRIO WITH CHRIS SPEED
Jamie Saft (piano) Brad Jones (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Chris Speed (sax, clarinet)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/2 Saturday (HM)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Tim Keiper (drums) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Ches Smith (drums) Matt Mitchell (piano) Charles Bernstein (poetry) George Lewis (trombone) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: BRIAN MARSELLA SOLO
Brian Marsella (solo piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/3 Sunday (SKJB)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: SYLVIE COURVOISIER TRIO
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Drew Gress (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ken Vandermark (sax) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Clarence Penn (drums) Mark Feldman (violin) Jonathan Goldberger (guitar) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Kenny Wollesen (vibes) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: ERIK FRIEDLANDER AND MIKE NICOLAS
Erik Freidlander (cello) Michael Nicolas (cello)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/4 Monday (DDT)
8 pm
Pamelia Stickney and Dalit Warshaw
Pamelia Stickney (theremin, piano) Dalit Warshaw (piano, theremin)
A RARE CONCERT BY THESE THEREMIN VIRTUOSOS!


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
KEN VANDERMARK
JAN 5–10

1/5 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier/Chris Corsano/Ingrid Laubrock/Ken Vandermark Quartet
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Chris Corsano (drums) Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Side A
Ken Vandermark (sax) Chad Taylor (drums) Havard Wiik (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/6 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Mat Maneri/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark Trio
Mat Maneri (viola) Joe McPhee (sax) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Tom Rainey/Ned Rothenberg/Ken Vandermark/Havard Wiik Quartet
Tom Rainey (drums) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Ken Vandermark (reeds) Havard Wiik (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/7 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Ikue Mori/Joe Morris/Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Quartet
Ikue Mori (electronics) Joe Morris (guitar) Ken Vandermark (reeds) Nate Wooley (trumpet)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Eric Revis 11:11 Quartet
Eric Revis (bass) Jason Moran (piano) Nasheet Waits (drums) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/8 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Duo
Ken Vandermark (reeds) Nate Wooley (trumpet)
CD release concert for “All Directions Home.”

TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
DEK
Elisabeth Harnik (piano) Didi Kern (drums) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/9 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Christof Kurzmann/Okkyung Lee/Marina Rosenfeld/Ken Vandermark Quartet
Christof Kurzmann (lloopp) Okkyung Lee (cello) Marina Rosenfeld (turntables) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Paal Nilssen-Love/William Parker/Steve Swell/Ken Vandermark Quartet
Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) William Parker (bass) Steve Swell (trombone) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/10 Sunday (AVKR)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES: JIM BLACK TRIO
Teddy Klausner (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Jim Black (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Paal Nilssen-Love/Ken Vandermark Duo
Paal Nilssen-Love, Ken Vandermark (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Made To Break
Tim Daisy (drums) Christof Kurzmann (lloopp) Jasper Stadhouders (electric bass) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
MATANA ROBERTS
Matana Roberts presents: Wildcard Improv Week Extravaganza: 3’s, 4’s and 5’s featuring the voices of some of the most gifted sound explorers in the world, with some possible wild card drop ins:)
JAN 12–17

1/12 Tuesday (AV)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Peter Evans and Ches Smith
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Peter Evans (trumpet) Ches Smith (drums)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Kevin Tkacz and Ohal Grietzer
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Kevin Tkacz (bass) Ohal Grietzer (electronics)


1/13 Wednesday (LC)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Vijay Iyer and Miya Masaoka
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Vijay Iyer (piano) Miya Masaoka (koto)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Helga Fassonaki, Ava Mendoza and Tomas Fujiwara
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Helga Fassonaki (pocket trumpet) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)


1/14 Thursday (HW)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Nate Wooley, Evan Rapport and Caroline Shaw
Matana Roberts (clarinet, alto sax) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Evan Rapport (alto sax) Caroline Shaw (violin)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Shoko Nagai, Stuart Bogie, Forbes Graham and Hannah Marcus
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Shoko Nagai (piano) Stuart Bogie (clarinet) Forbes Graham (trumpet) Hannah Marcus (violin)


1/15 Friday (AV)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Nicole Mitchell, Matt Lavelle and Myra Melford
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Nicole Mitchell (flute) Matt Lavelle (trumpet) Myra Melford (piano)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Fay Victor, Shayna Dulberger and Qasim Naqvi
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Liberty Ellman (guitar) Fay Victor (voice) Shayna Dulberger (bass) Qasim Naqvi (drums)


1/16 Saturday (JB)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Jessica Pavone, On Davis, Daniel Carter and Latasha Diggs
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Jessica Pavone (viola) On Davis (guitar) Daniel Carter (saxophones) Latasha Diggs (electronics/voice)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Amirtha Kidambi and Eliot Krimsky
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Amirtha Kidambi (voice) Eliot Krimsky (piano)


1/17 Sunday (JAIS)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: URI CAINE TRIO
Uri Caine (piano) Mark Helias (bass) Clarence Penn (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Matana Roberts, Liberty Ellman, Henry Grimes and Mike Pride
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Liberty Ellman (guitar) Henry Grimes (violin, bass) Mike Pride (drums)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Tomeka Reid, Jason Moran and Ryan Sawyer
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Tomeka Reid (cello) Jason Moran(piano) Ryan Sawyer (drums)


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
ROVA SAX QUARTET
Rova Saxophone Quartet Residency: Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley present highlights from the first 38 years.
JAN 19–24

1/19 Tuesday (ICS)
8 pm
Rova—Zorn Quintet
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, John Zorn (saxes)
Collaborating in one way or the other over the entire 38 year span of Rova including shows in Bay Area and in NY. This quintet always seems to sound like it’s been playing together forever. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Rova Plays the Music of Berne, Carter, Curran, Smith, Zorn
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Rova Quartet plays 4 pieces commissioned by Rova in the late 20th century from Wadada Leo Smith, Tim Berne, Alvin Curran, and the late, great John Carter; plus a classic Rova arrangement of a piece from Zorn’s Masada song book.


1/20 Wednesday (SC)
8 pm
ROVA plus Nels Cline + Trevor Dunn + Allison Miller
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes) Nels Cline (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass) Allison Miller (drums)
Rova plus Nels Cline, Trevor Dunn and Allison Miller: performing pieces by Cline, Adams, Ochs and Rova, some recorded in 2011 for the New World Records label. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Rova Quartet NOW
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
New Original Works for sax quartet by Raskin, Ackley, Ochs, Adams.


1/21 Thursday (HW)
8 pm
European Windows 1 — Steve Lacy’s Saxophone Special
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Rova’s reworking of Lacy’s classic sextet recording from 1974.

10 pm
European Windows 2 — Rova Quartet plays John Butcher, Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith, Barry Guy
Bruce Ackley Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Pieces by four great British-born composer-improvisers, specially commissioned by Rova.


1/22 Friday (HW)
8 and 10 pm
SAX & DRUMS!! ROVA plus Tom Rainey and Michael Sarin
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes) Tom Rainey, Michael Sarin (drums)
Originally performed at Leipzig Jazz Festival in 2003 with Paul Lytton and Raimond Strid. This is only the 3rd show in USA, the first two being in San Francisco Bay Area in 2005 and 2015. Music by Rova members, plus John Coltrane’s “Living Space.”


1/23 Saturday
8 and 10 pm
SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO BLIZZARD.


1/24 Sunday (MJC)
3 pm
BAGATELLES SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO BLIZZARD
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES: NOVA EXPRESS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY APRIL 18
John Medeski (piano) Kenny Wollesen (vibes) Scott Colley (bass) Nate Smith (drums)

8 pm
Art of the Improviser: Rova Quartet plus Ava Mendoza + Andrea Parkins + Ken Filiano + Mike Lockwood
Ava Mendoza (guitar) Ken Filiano (bass, effects) Andrea Parkins (electronics) Mike Lockwood (drums) Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
For its entire 38 year existence, Rova has practiced and performed free improvisations, created a visual cueing system, and designed structured improvisations. Join us for this special set of spontaneous compositions.

10 pm
Rova Quartet: The Works
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Music composed by Raskin, Ackley, Ochs, Adams; chosen from the 20th century book (1978 – 1999) just for this concert.


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
CRAIG TABORN
ALL SETS TWENTY DOLLARS
JAN 26–31

1/26 Tuesday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Craig Taborn, Chris Speed, Dave King and Chris Lightcap
Craig Taborn (piano, vox organ, electronics) Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet) Dave King (acoustic and electronic drums) Chris Lightcap (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/27 Wednesday (BS)
8 pm
Craig Taborn and Val Jeanty
Craig Taborn, Val Jeanty (electronics)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Craig Taborn, Mette Rasmussen, Ches Smith
Craig Taborn (piano) Mette Rasmussen (sax) Ches Smith (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/28 Thursday (HW)
8 pm
Craig Taborn and Diego Barber
Craig Taborn (piano) Diego Barber (classical guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Craig Taborn, Ches Smith, Matt Mitchell and Mat Maneri
Craig Taborn Matt Mitchell (synthesizer, electronics) Ches Smith (acoustic and electronic drums, percussion) Mat Maneri (viola)
An all electronic group! TWENTY DOLLARS


1/29 Friday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Farmers By Nature
Craig Taborn (piano) William Parker (bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/30 Saturday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Craig Taborn Trio
Craig Taborn (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Dan Weiss (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/31 Sunday (VPSK)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES: CRAIG TABORN SOLO
Craig Taborn (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Craig Taborn, Dan Weiss, Thomas Morgan
Craig Taborn (piano) Dan Weiss (drums) Thomas Morgan (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Craig Taborn and Mat Maneri
Craig Taborn (piano) Mat Maneri (viola)
TWENTY DOLLARS


 

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