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April 2008 at the Stone 
curated by Chris Speed

4/1 Tuesday (JG)
8 pm
Happy Apple
David King (drums) Michael Lewis (saxophones, keyboards) Erik Fratzke (fender bass)

10 pm
Matt Darriau and Mathias Kunzli Duo
Matt Darriau (reeds, loops and toys), Mathias Kunzli (percussion), w/ guest Katie Down (glass instruments, steel cello)
Improvised music: instant structures to electro-acoustic textures to Darriau's world of reeds on whirled rhythms.

4/2 Wednesday (MF)
8 pm
Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone Duo
Mary Halvorson (guitar, vocals) Jessica Pavone (viola, vocals)

10 pm
Happy Apple
David King (drums) Michael Lewis (saxophones, keyboards) Erik Fratzke (fender bass)

4/3 Thursday (SK)
8 pm
Ken Vandermark Trio
John Herndon (drums) Christof Kurzmann (electronics) Ken Vandermark (reeds)

10 pm
Peter Evans and Nate Wooley Duo
Peter Evans (trumpet) Nate Wooley (trumpet)

4/4 Friday (DB)
8 pm
Oscar Noriega Trio
John Hebert (bass) Tom Rainey (drums) Oscar Noriega (alto saxophone, bass clarinet)

10 pm
Dan Capecchi (drums) Matt Engle (bass) Bryan Rogers (tenor saxophone) Dan Scofield (alto saxophone)
Shot x Shot is a Philadelphia quartet that has forged a distinctive sound through five years of steady collaboration. Their work is based in collective improvisational compositions that run the gamut from delicate to ruthless.

4/5 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Andy Laster's Cast A Spell Trio
Andy Laster (woodwinds), John Mettam (percussion), Mick Rossi (piano)

10 pm
Jacob Sacks/Opsvik/Maneri/Cleaver—Two Miles a DAy
Jacob Sacks (piano) Eivind Opsvik (bass) Mat Maneri (viola and violin) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
This band explores a hazy terrain, with a casual approach to resolution.

4/6 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Briggan Krauss (guitar, saxophones); Matthew Welch (alto saxophone); Reuben Radding (bass); and Laura Cromwell (drums, compositions)
Combining improvisation, graphic scores, through-composition, and haunting blues-based melodies, Queen Moonracer could be regarded as a fellow traveler in the band of outsiders that also includes The Shaggs, Albert Ayler, Moondog and Teiji Ito.

10 pm
Little Women
Travis Laplante (Tenor Saxophone) Darius Jones (Alto Saxophone) Ben Greenberg (Electric Guitar) Jason Nazary (Drums)
Brooklyn quartet Little Women formed two years ago to create music that blurs the line between structure and spontaneity. The group's sound distilled from a broad range of influences that stretch from classic Chicago free jazz thru pop music, punk rock, math metal, and harsh noise.

4/8 Tuesday (JG)
8 pm
Bad Touch
Nate Radley (guitar) Ted Poor (drums) Gary Versace (organ) Lorne Stillman (alto saxophone)

10 pm
Musekiwa Chingodza
Musekiwa Chingodza (mbira, voice)
Musekiwa Chingodza was born into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murewa, Zimbabwe, in 1970. He began playing mbira at the age of five and is self-taught. Through listening to other gwenyambira, or great mbira players, he developed a strong attachment to and love for mbira music. He says, “Our music is both medicine and food, as mbira has the power to heal and to provide for people. Mbira pleases both the living and the dead.” In 1991 Musekiwa was a key member of the band Panjea, founded by Chris Berry. He composed the hit song “Ganda” on Panjea’s Zimbabwean album.

4/9 Wednesday (TD)
8 pm
El Gallo Rojo Records presents: ZENOPHILIA
Anthony Coleman (piano) Zeno De Rossi (drums) Danilo Gallo (bass) Francesco Bigoni (sax)

10 pm
A Touch Of Noir film/performance
Herb Robertson (trumpet, brass, megaphones, etc.) Lotte Anker (saxophones) Terry McManus (guitars) Gerry Hemingway (percussion) Matt Darriau (reeds)
“A Touch of Noir” brings about a new music approach to classic film noir history correcting the disembodiment that existed in the original scores, making a dark and ominous dramatic effect. The improvisers will combine free improvisation and some written excerpts with the film “A Touch of Noir” simultaneously. The effect of this live performance will instantly create a score for the film and two separate media experiences or one total experience together. Film noir and spontaneous music convey an interesting analysis on life’s improvisations. Film by Ana Isabel Ordonez and Francois Olivieri.

4/10 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
Welcome to Buffalo
Trevor Dunn (bass) Shelley Burgon (harp)
Subtle, acoustic chamber-improv.

10 pm
The Story of Modern Farming II
Jessica Sligter (vocals, mini-amps, electronics, keys), Eirikur Olafsson (trumpet, electronics, keys)
(from Iceland and Holland) The Story of Modern Farming are collaborations, investigations of the meeting grounds between contemporary free improv and contemporary alternative pop.

4/11 Friday (MW)
8 pm
El Gallo Rojo Records present: GALLO AND THE ROOSTERS
Danilo Gallo (bass) Francesco Bigoni (tenor sax) Zeno de Rossi (drums)
featuring Gary Lucas (guitar) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone)

10 pm
Ellery Eskelin
Ellery Eskelin (tenor saxophone) Melvin Gibbs (electric bass) Jim Black (drums)
Ellery Eskelin, Melvin Gibbs and Jim Black first joined forces on Ellery's 2004 hatOLOGY release entitled TEN as one of a number of configurations exploring improvised music. They are reunited here at The Stone in a first time live performance.

4/12 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
The New Mellow Edwards
Curtis Hasselbring (drums) Trevor Dunn (bass) John Hollenbeck (drums) Chris Speed

10 pm
The Claudia Quintet
Drew Gress (bass) Chris Speed (tenor/clarinet) Matt Moran (vibes) Ted Reichman (accordion) John Hollenbeck (van driver)

4/13 Sunday (MM)
8 and 10 pm
Tim Berne (alto sax) Mike Formanek (bass) Chris Speed (tenor/clarinet) Jim Black (drums)

4/15 Tuesday (CB)
8 pm
Ikue Mori (laptop) Jim Black (drums) Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone)

10 pm
Uri Caine Berio Project
Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Jim Black (drums, electronics), Uri Caine (piano)

4/16 Wednesday (MW)
8 pm
Daria Binkowski (flute) Rane Moore (clarinet) Erik Carlson (violin) Anthony Cheung (piano) Alex Lipowski (percussion) Vince Lee (conductor) guest artist: John Popham (cello)
The Talea Ensemble is dedicated to the advocacy and performance of contemporary music that challenges and inspire performers and listeners alike. Our main goal is to share an excitement and commitment to new works by composers of diverse backgrounds and interests that command attention and defy easy labeling.

10 pm
Alan Licht and Kenneth Goldsmith
Alan Licht (sound manipulation) Kenneth Goldsmith (voice)

4/17 Thursday (MF)
8 pm
Brad Shepik Trio
Brad Shepik (guitar) Gary Versace (organ) Mark Ferber (drums)

10 pm
Burton Greene and Perry Robinson Duo
Burton Greene (piano) Perry Robinson (clarinets)
Perry and Burton have been on the avant improv scene since the early 60's and were among the creators of the "downtown sound" in New York. They have a long and intense history of collaboration together which started in 1965. Tonight they will present new compositions from their forthcoming duo CD for the Tzadik label.

4/18 Friday (DB)
8 pm
Jeff Parker Trio
Joshua Abrams (bass); Jeff Ballard (drums); Jeff Parker (guitar)

10 pm
Skuli Sverrisson Solo
Skuli Sverrisson (electric bass)

4/19 Saturday (BLG)
8 pm
Cristina Valdes
Cristina Valdes (piano)
In her first solo appearance since moving to Seattle, Cristina will play piano works of Messiaen, Scelsi, Orlando Garcia, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, and the NY premier of Kotoka Suzuki's "Hidden Voices."

10 pm
Cuong Vu
Ted Poor (drums) Stomu Takeishi (bass) Chris Speed (tenor/clarinet) Cuong Vu (trumpet)

4/20 Sunday (TD)
8 pm
Yeah No
Jim Black (drums) Cuong Vu (trumpet) Skuli Sverrisson (bass) Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet) Ted Reichman (red accordion)

10 pm
Kris Davis Group
Tony Malaby (saxophones) Kris Davis (piano) Eivind Opsvik (bass) Jeff Davis (drums)
CD Release Party! Celebrating the release of her third recording on Fresh Sound Records, Davis brings her quartet to the Stone to perform the music from her newest release Rye Eclipse.

4/22 Tuesday (JC)
8 pm
Ted Reichman Two Trios
Jorrit Dijkstra (saxes) Eric Rosenthal (drums) Ted Reichman (accordion) Shelley Burgon (pedal harp) Trevor Dunn (contrabass)

10 pm
Skuli Sverrisson/Anthony Burr Duo
Skuli Sverrisson (bass, electronics) Anthony Burr (bass clarinet, electronics)
Some new pieces not from our forthcoming record.

4/23 Wednesday (GG)
8 pm
Doug Weiselman Solo
Doug Weiselman (clarinets)

10 pm
Curtis Hasselbring (trombone, guitar), Brandon Seabrook (banjo, guitar), Brian Drye (organ), Timothy Monaghan(drums) + guest

4/24 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
Ches Smith and These Arches
Tony Malaby (saxophone), Andrea Parkins (accordion, electronics), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ches Smith (drums)

10 pm
Ben Perowsky Quartet
Chris Speed (tenor/clarinet), Ted Reichman (accordion), Ben Street (bass), Ben Perowsky (drums)

4/25 Friday (CW)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Improv Night—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Chris Speed (clarinet) Matt Welch (sax) Jim Black (drums) Ben Perowsky (drums) Shelley Burgon (harp) Peter Evans (trumpet) Oscar Noriega (bass clarinet,alto) Anthony Burr (bass clarinet) Jessica Pavone (violin) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) Hilmar Jensson (guitar) Grey Gersten (guitar) Ted Reichmann (accordion)
Come out and help support The Stone. TWENTY DOLLARS.

4/26 Saturday (CB)
8 pm
Hilmar Jensson
Hilmar Jensson(guitar) Jim Black (drums) Trevor Dunn (bass) Andrew D'Angelo (alto sax) Chris Speed (tenor sax)

10 pm
Whoopie Pie
Mike Pride (drumset) Bill McHenry (tenor sax) Jamie Saft (electric bass)
Down-east blues power trio.

4/27 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Michael Formanek (bass) John Dierker (reeds) Will Redman (drums)

10 pm
Anthony Burr Solo
Anthony Burr (bass clarinet, electronics)
"The Present Contains Nothing More Than The Past, And What Is Found In The Effect Was Already In The Cause" - a piece for bass clarinet and live electronics.

R. Nemo Hill presents Active Ingredients at the Stone
ACTIVE O (program one): Avant-Surréalisme
Bob Heman reads Max Jacob
R. Nemo Hill reads Pierre Albert-Girot
Jane Ormerod reads Blaise Cendrars
Adriana Scopino reads early Gulliaume Apollinaire
Thomas Fucaloro reads late Gulliaume Apollinaire
Michelle Slater reads Pierre Reverdy

4/29 Tuesday (SK)
8 pm
Frank Moebus (guitar) Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet) Oliver Steidle (drums)

10 pm
Text of Light
DJ Olive (turntables) Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht (guitar)
With projections of early experimental films

4/30 Wednesday (GG)
8 pm
Frank Moebus (guitar) Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet) Oliver Steidle (drums)

10 pm
Hilmar Jensson (guitar) Jim Black (drums) Andrew D’Angelo (reeds)


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