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July 2010 at the Stone 
curated by Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso

7/1 Thursday (CB)
8 pm
Marlene Rice (violin) Judith Insell (viola) Nioka Workman (cello)
Sojourner is powered by the creative energy. Each member brings to the group a vast knowledge of many musical styles, enabling Sojourner to present a unique form of "chamber jazz” for strings. All three members of Sojourner are accomplished composers/arrangers, specializing in expanding the string jazz repertoire. www.sojournerstrings.com

10 pm
Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara Duo
Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
Taylor Ho Bynum’s expansive resume includes collaborations with both his contemporaries and legendary figures alike, most notably the iconic saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton, with whom he has performed and recorded extensively over the past decade. In addition, he is a curator and board member for the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music) and a partner in Firehouse 12 Records. Tomas Fujiwara has worked as a leader of and composer for various ensembles, as a sideman, as a composer for theatre, film, and dance, and as a teacher and clinician. Fujiwara has performed at venues and festivals across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. www.improvisedcommunications.com/taylor-ho-bynum www.tomasfujiwara.com

7/2 Friday (NY)
8 pm
Ted Orr (midi guitar) John Lindberg (processed double bass) Harvey Sorgen (drums)
Innova Recording artists, BLOB, bring their luscious avant-delic soundscapes to The Stone.

10 pm
BLOB + Hans Tammen
Ted Orr (midi guitar) John Lindberg (processed double bass) Harvey Sorgen (drums) Hans Tammen (endangered guitar)
Innova Recording artists, BLOB, bring their luscious avant-delic soundscapes to The Stone. They will be joined for this show by special guest Hans Tammen.

7/3 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
ScienSonic Laboratories Presents Creative Music for Bass Saxophones and Percussion
Scott Robinson, J.D. Parran, Vinny Golia, (bass sax) Warren Smith (percussion)
Few people are aware that the original saxophone was not an alto or tenor, but a bass. The bass saxophone remains unmatched for its majestic sonority, lyricality and expressive range. Scott Robinson, winner of Downbeat and Jazz Journalists Association awards for his work on the instrument, has joined forces with two of its most highly-regarded practitioners for a presentation of creative and original music for 3 bass saxophones.

10 pm
ScienSonic Laboratories Presents Creative Music for Alto Clarinets, Percussion and Bass
Scott Robinson, Vinny Golia, JD Parran (alto clarinet) Julian Thayer (bass) Warren Smith (percussion)
The alto clarinet is, unfairly, the most-maligned member of the clarinet family, for reasons that remain obscure. Scott Robinson has been making creative use of its wide range and flexible voice for more than 30 years, and considers it the noblest of the clarinets (with the possible exception of the basset horn). Here he joins with two other adventurous and unafraid practitioners of the instrument to present a series of creative settings for alto clarinet, along with Warren Smith, percussion and Julian Thayer, bass.

JULY 4th

7/4 Sunday (MJ)
8 pm
Vladimir Tarasov, Jason Kao Hwang and Mark Dresser
Vladimir Tarasov (drums) Jason Kao Hwang (violin) Mark Dresser (bass)
The Russian percussionist, composer, installation artist, Vladimir Tarasov broke on the international scene for his seminal work with the Ganelin Trio. He will reunite with his friends and colleagues the noted violinist and composer Jason Kao Hwang, and bassist, composer Mark Dresser for an evening of improvised music. FIFTEEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Mark Dresser, Gerry Hemingway and Earl Howard
Mark Dresser (bass) Gerry Hemingway (drums) Earl Howard (sax)
The distinguished rhythm section of Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway will perform with the singular saxophonist, electronic musician, and composer Earl Howard for a dynamic set of improvised music. Hwang, and bassist, composer Mark Dresser for an evening of improvised music. FIFTEEN DOLLARS



7/6 Tuesday (NY)
8 pm
Mbira Magic—Richard Crandell
Richard Crandell (mbira)
The legendary and elusive Richard Crandell returns to The Stone for an MBIRA seminar from 7 to 8PM, and then another night of Solo Mbira Magic beginning at 8PM!! DONT MISS THIS SPECIAL EVENING OF MUSIC AND MAGIC FROM OREGON'S UNSUNG FAVORITE SON.

10 pm
Tony Malaby's Novela
Kris Davis (piano, arrangements) Greg Ward (alto sax) Andrew Hadro (bari sax) Kenny Warren (trumpet) Ben Gerstein (trombone) Dan Peck (tuba) Flin VanHemmen (drums)

7/7 Wednesday (JI)
8 pm
Andrea Parkins
Andrea Parkins (accordion, electronics)
Andrea Parkins is a New York City-based composer, sound/installation artist, and electro-acoustic instrumentalist, especially acclaimed for her uniquely textural and gestural approach to her electronically-processed accordion, as well as her inventive use of customized live sound processing. Together, her laptop electronics and Fender-amplified accordion create a dynamic sonic language full of lush harmonics, noisy concretized disruption, and soaring electronic feedback. www.myspace.com/andreaparkins

10 pm
Mario Pavone Trio ARC
Tony Malaby (sax) Mario Pavone (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
Propulsive and bright!

7/8 Thursday (JB)
8 pm
Sylvain Leroux, Quatuor Creole
Sylvain Leroux (flute) Karl Berger (piano, vibes) Matt Pavolka (bass)
Haitian percussionist Sergo Decius and bassist Matt Pavolka with special guest Karl Berger.

10 pm
4FiveVi with special guests Karl Berger and Vinny Golia
4FiveVi with special guests Karl Berger and Vinny Golia (alto sax) Alan Brady, Don Davis, Bohdan Hilash (woodwinds) Rob Henke (trumpet) Jim Whitney (bass) Rolf Sturm (guitar)
New creative music for sextet and visual media including videography, animation, and silent films spanning over 100 years. Special guests vibraphonist/pianist Karl Berger and multi-reed virtuoso Vinny Golia join with this innovative new music sextet.

7/9 Friday (DS)
8 pm
Vincent Chancey/Serge Pesce duo
Vincent Chancey (french horn) Serge Pesce (guitar)
Over the past 25 years, Vincent Chancey have built a solid reputation as an accomplished and french horn player, performing in a wide variety of musical contexts, and as an increasingly active composer. Chancey has been a member of The Sun Ra Arkestra, the Carla Bley Band, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy. He has most recently been performing as a member of Dave Douglas' Brass Ecstasy. Serge Pesce is defined as a musician, composer and Mediterranean improviser . Among other features, he plays accommodated guitar... A guitar adapted with a toolkit tailored to give birth to an extraordinary range of sounds. For years, nourished by the Mediterranean and the improvised music and culture of Italy & France, he has developed a way to "prepare" a guitar, giving it a different sound direction. www.vincentchancey.com www.myspace.com/sergepesce

10 pm
Kenny Wessel Quartet
Lisa Parrott (saxes) Kenny Wessel (guitars) Matt Pavolka (bass) Russ Meisner (drums)
Kenny Wessel, long time Ornette Coleman guitarist/alumnus, brings a new ensemble into the Stone and will play some chestnuts from the Prime Time songbook, in addition to some original compositions.

7/10 Saturday (MP)
8 pm
Ingrid Sertso, Karl Berger, Michael Bisio, Kenny Wessel
Ingrid Sertso (voice) Karl Berger (vibes) Michael Bisio (bass) Kenny Wessel (guitar)

10 pm
Stephen Gauci (sax) Kenny Wessel (guitar) Michael Bisio (bass) Jeremy Carlstedt (drums)

7/11 Sunday (YT)
8 pm
String Quartet of Light + Sound
Julianne Klopotic (violin) Rachel Golub (violin) Judith Insell (viola) Jennifer DeVore (cello)
Julianne Klopotic studied at the Peabody and Mannes Colleges completing her education with Felix Galimir (Juilliard). She has been the recipient of the Artists International Solo Competition presenting her solo debut at Carnegie's Weill recital hall. Grant recipient of the Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, NY Women Composers Society and International Who's Who in performance. Her solo and recording work can be found on the following labels: Universal Music, 4-Tay, Naxos, Arista, Polygram, Colombia, Sony Classical, Socialist, Stockholm Records, Durto, Rebis Music, Restless Records, Polydor, Touch and Go, and The American Festival of Microtonal Music. Ms Klopotic has recorded regularly for Philip Glass on various projects since 1995. Visit her online at www.julianneviolin.com.

10 pm
Miya Masaoka and Anthony Coleman
Miya Masaoka (koto) Anthony Coleman (piano)

Karl Berger, Co-Founder of the legendary Creative Music Studio with Ornette Coleman and Ingrid Sertso introduces his Music Mind Method © to maximize the creative potential for expression and communication of musicians as well as listeners, regardless of stylistic preferences.
A talk and Q&A will be followed by active instrumental/vocal explorations. Bring your instruments or just come and listen. It will be about taking your playing and listening experiences to the next levels of attention, intention, projection and spontaneity.


7/13 Tuesday (MJ)
8 pm
Michael Lytle
Michael Lytle (bass clarinet)
Michael Lytle www.elewhale.net has been improvising for over 40 years, with George Cartwright, David Moss, many fine Swiss musicians, Nick Didkovsky (Dr. Nerve), Gerry Hemingway (Swim This), and plenty others. Tonight, he will premiere his benevolently monsterized bass clarinet!

10 pm
Kenny Wessel (guitar) Lou Grassi (drums) Ken Filiano (bass)

7/14 Wednesday (YT)
8 pm
Jane Ira Bloom (soprano sax) Ned Rothenberg (alto sax) Dave Taylor (bass trombone) Kenta Nagai (shamisen) Jin Hi Kim (kumungo) Doug Van Nort (greis/laptop) Gerry Hemingway (percussion) Sarah Weaver (composer/conductor)

10 pm
Swim This
Gerry Hemingway (drums) Michael Lytle (bass clarinet) Nick Didkovsky (guitar)
The honorable and incorruptible "Swim This" www.myspace.com/swimthis solicit here your help. Acoustical assets are locked. We pray for success in distributing some of these assets to you. Your fast reply is requested or simply come to the this concert for complete improvisational information. This is a cacophonly legitimate artistic transaction involving bass and contra-bass clarinet, electronics, electric guitar, and percussion. We look forward to your urgent attendance.

7/15 Thursday (DDT)
8 pm
Hays Greenfield, Barry Altschul, Joe Fonda
Hays Greenfield (alto sax) Barry Altschul (drums) Joe Fonda (bass)

10 pm
Bob Selcoe , Dom Minasi, Tomas Ulrich
Dom Minasi (guitar), Tomas Ulrich (cello)
Some NYC and Woodstock stars plus a renegade Texan shine in a performance of free improvisation, avant-garde jazz and whatever else feel right for the moment.

7/16 Friday (JM)
8 pm
Ellery Eskelin & Gerry Hemingway Duo
Ellery Eskelin (sax) Gerry Hemingway (drums)
Ellery Eskelin & Gerry Hemingway began performing together in the context of Gerry's quartet in 1997. With hundreds of performances together they have begun to explore their shared journey in the transparency of an improvised duo. This evening's performance will be recorded and may be eventually a part of a duo recoding they have been working on since the summer of 2009.

10 pm
Ray Anderson (trombone) Mark Helias (bass) Gerry Hemingway (drums)
Now in its 32nd year, the group possesses a lightning-fast sensitivity and ability to communicate which is clearly the product of their long association and deep respect for each other.

7/17 Saturday (DS)
8 pm
Audio Cinema: Solos and Duets
Adam Rudolph (hand drumset solo) Matt Kilmer (ocean framedrum solo) James Hurt (kaleidophone keyboard solo)

10 pm
Adam Rudolph (composition, kongos, udu, sintir, cajon, itotele, percussion)
Matt Kilmer (frame drums, kanjira, riq, okonkolo, udu, djembe, percussion)
James Hurt (sogo, kidi, gonkogui, karinya, percussion)
As repeated rhythm motifs of highly refined signal patterns evolve and modify, momentum is created that over time becomes a Call.

7/18 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Mathew Shipp Trio
Mathew Shipp (piano) Michael Bisio (bass)
Whit Dickey (percusssion)

10 pm
The Nu Band
Joe Fonda (bass) Roy Campbell (trumpet) Lou Grassi (drums) Mark Whitecage (sax)
Four of New York's finest musicians from the Downtown Scene! The Nu Band's music is full of energy, creative improvising, humor and joy.

7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
Nels speaks about music, guitars and life.


7/20 Tuesday (NY)
8 pm
David Lopato
David Lopato (piano)

10 pm
Twisted Standards Trio
Judith Insell (viola) Tomas Ulrich (cello) Reut Regev (trombone)
Twisted Standard is focused on exploring jazz & classical music repertoire by taking it to a new dimension; putting their own improvisatory spin on standard works. Each member has established themselves as a pioneering force in the world of free improvisation, as well as original compositions. www.wix.com/violamom/twisted-standard-webpage1

7/21 Wednesday (JI)
8 pm
The Dom Minasi Super Septet
Sabir Mateen (tenor sax) Blaise Siwula (alto sax) Rob Henke (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Dom Minasi (guitar) Ken Filiano (bass) Jay Rosen (drums)

10 pm
The Dom Minasi String Quartet
Dom Minasi (nylon string guitar) Jason Kao Hwang (violin) Tomas Ulrich (cello)
Ken Filiano (contrabass)

7/22 Thursday (BS)
8 pm
New Cycle
Jin Hi Kim (komungo, electric komungo) Gerry Hemingway (percussion)

10 pm
Ben Stapp & the Zozimos
Justin Wood (saxes, flute) Kenny Warren (trumpet) Danny Fischer (drums) Curtis Stewart (violin) Isaac Darche (guitar) Ben Stapp (tuba, narrator)
A collective Chamber Group performing selections from Mr. Stapp's jazz-folk operetta Hansel and Gretel (Instrumental Version) Incorporating rhythmic drones, faux 4-D tonality, folk melodies, break-beats and more. A night of aural story telling/sound painting.

7/23 Friday (MJ)
8 and 10 pm
Henry Grimes Trio
Henry Grimes (acoustic bass, violin, spoken word) Andrew Lamb (reeds, flutes) Andrew Cyrille (drums)
Henry Grimes has played more than 38O concerts in 24 countries, including many festivals, since 2OO3, when he made an astonishing return to the music world after 35 years away. He studied at Juilliard and in his youth played/toured/recorded with Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner... In recent years he’s played/toured/recorded with Rashied Ali, Marshall Allen, Fred Anderson, Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Bill Dixon, Dave Douglas, Paul Dunmall, Andrew Lamb, David Murray, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Cecil Taylor, and many more. Because Henry is an elder but still playing in completely new ways, he represents a bridge from the past to the future, embodying invention, inspiration, vision, and courage. TWENTY DOLLARS.

7/24 Saturday (AC)
8 pm
Crothers and Bisio
Connie Crothers (piano) Mike Bisio (bass)

10 pm
The Jeremy Carlstedt Trio
Brian Settles (sax) Corcoran Holt (bass) Jeremy Carlstadt (percussion)
After years of mentoring under the great Chico Hamilton, Jeremy steps out on his own with a trio featuring his own original compositions. Joining Jeremy are Brian Settles on saxophone (recently with Gil Scott-Heron) and Corcoran Holt (The Heath Brothers, Curtis Fuller).

7/25 Sunday (BS)
8 pm
Peter Apfelbaum & Dafnis Prieto
Peter Apfelbaum (soprano, tenor and bass saxes, piano) Dafnis Prieto (drums, percussion)

10 pm
Andrew Lamb (tenor sax, reeds) Mark Taylor (french horn, mellophone) Tom Abbs (bass violin) Warren Smith (drums, percussion)

DAVID CHAIM SMITH—Talk on the Blood of Space (the Hermetic Kabbalah of David Chaim Smith part 1)
7PM to 9PM—TEN DOLLARS: Open to All
DCS's esoteric diagrammatic drawings will be projected and deconstructed with a lecture examining their poetics, iconography, and internal texts. All proceeds go to the Stone.


7/27 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Janine Nichols (voice) Neill C. Furio (bass)

10 pm
Lisle Ellis—Four Stories Tall
Lisle Ellis (bass) Brian Groder (flugelhorn) Kirk Knuffke (cornet) Nazo Zakkak (piano) John Rojas (Spanish text)
New work from the improvising bassist and composer.

7/28 Wednesday (DS)
8 pm
Jay Clayton
Jay Clayton (voice, electronics)
Singing and saying the poets.

10 pm
Steve Swell 5tet
Rob Brown (alto sax) Steve Swell (trombone, compositions) Chris Forbes (piano) Hill Greene (bass) Michael T.A. Thompson

7/29 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
Stephen Gauci
Stephen Gauci (tenor sax) Kris Davis (piano) Michael Bisio (bass)
CD release for Cleanfeed record "Three".

10 pm
Bob Stewart and Ray Anderson: Heavy Metal
Bob Stewart (tuba) Ray Anderson (trombone)
The Heavy Metal Duo, Bob Stewart and Ray Anderson, explodes brass playing to another dimension. Product of a 30 year musical friendship, the Duo weaves blues, jazz, folksongs, spirituals and originals into a wondrous tapestry. Deeply versed in the essence of swing and occasionally sounding like an entire brass band, Stewart and Anderson cover the entire history of the music, from earliest parade ground marches to latest sonic sculptures.

7/30 Friday (JM)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn (sax) Scott Robinson (reeds) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Jon Madof (guitar) Chris Cochrane (guitar) Miguel Frasconi (percussion) and many special guests

7/31 Saturday (AC)
8 pm
Carsten Radtke SOLO and CRIME SCENE
Blaise Siwula (sax, clarinet) Carsten Radtke (guitar) Bob Meyer (drums)
Carsten Radtke, renowned guitarist from Germany is working in the fields of new music, jazz, baroque music and improvisation. His repertoire includes works by contemporary composers such as Luciano Berio,Mario Davidovsky, Pierre Boulez, as well as the complete works for lute by J.S.Bach, many first performances of works by younger composers such as Christopher Bailey, Keiko Takano, Ben McAllister. Various styles of playing and musical languages will be combined and presented tonight in SOLO works with playback, and the powerful trio CRIME SCENE.

10 pm
Motoko Shimizu (voice, toys, turntables) Jeffrey Lependorf (shakuhachi) Blaise Siwula (sax) David Sherr (english horn) Rich Gross (guitar) Carsten Radtke (guitar) Kevin James (trombone) James Ilgenfritz (bass) David Freeman (percussion) Bob Meyer (drums)