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November 2012 at the Stone 
curated by Ron Anderson / Will Connell Jr.

THE STONE WILL RESUME WHEN THE POWER GRID IS BACK UP.
WE ARE HOPING IT WILL BE SOON!

11/1 Thursday (ICS)
8 pm
CANCELED—Al Margolis and PAS
Al Margolis, Robert L. Pepper (electronics)
Al Margolis has been an activist in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music; was co-founder of experimental music label Pogus Productions, which he continues to run. Active under the name If, Bwana since 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. The PAS collective started in 1995 out of Brooklyn, NY, USA, driven by the creative talents of Robert L. Pepper working in the mediums of sound and video. PAS is a group out to create musical collages through the form of abstract sound. This is not music making with any sense of or desire for commercial viability, but sonic sculptures in the mode of pure art. PAS have released 9 full length releases and have been on several compilations throughout the years. PAS have performed 9 countries and numerous place sin the United States. PAS also curates events in New York such as Experi-MENTAL nights and the Experi-MENTAL Festival once a year at Goodbye Blue Monday.

10 pm
CANCELED—Elliott Sharp
Elliott Sharp (guitar)
Elliott Sharp performs “Momentum Anomaly” for solo electro-acoustic guitar. “Momentum Anomaly” is the next in a series of solo guitar works begun with “Velocity of Hue” in 2003 and continuing with “Quadrature and Octal: Book One and Octal:Book Two.”


POWER GRID ON
THE STONE IS OPEN STARTING TONITE

11/2 Friday (MM)
8 pm
Elliott Sharp
Elliott Sharp (guitar)

10 pm
Elliott Sharp and David Tamura
Elliott Sharp (guitar) David Tamura (sax)


JOHN ZORN’S HURRICANE SANDY/HALLOWEEN IMPROV NIGHT
A STONE BENEFIT
IF THE POWER GRID IS UP AND RUNNING WE WILL CELEBRATE WITH A STONE IMPROV NIGHT! COME ON DOWN AND SUPPORT THE STONE!
John Zorn (sax) Joel Rubin (clarinet) James Moore (guitar) Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Brian Chase (drums) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Tim Keiper (drums) Jon Madof (guitar) James Ilgenfritz (bass) and many special guests

11/3 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN’S HURRICANE SANDY/HALLOWEEN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Joel Rubin, Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinets) Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Brian Chase (drums) James Moore, Eyal Maoz, Jon Madof (guitars) Tim Keiper (drums) James Ilgenfritz (bass) and many special guests
COME ON DOWN AND SUPPORT THE STONE! TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
Anthony Coleman
Anthony Coleman (piano) Mat Maneri (viola) Brian Chase (drums)
A New Noise.


11/4 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Victor Poison-Tete
Victor Poison-Tete
Since the timely demise of rat at rat r in 1992, “If we would have hung around any longer, somebody was bound to notice!” Victor has rarely appeared in public. “I never know what I’m doing, until it’s happening, so why should anyone else be so privileged?”

10 pm
Duet of Tamio Shiraishi and Cammisa Buerhaus
Tamio Shiraishi (sax, computer) Cammisa Buerhaus (organ)
They recently have been trying to perform with various types of artists (dancers/poetry reading…), but this time it will be just a simple duet. Cammisa Buerhaus’ organ: built by herself.


11/6 Tuesday (RJP)
8 pm
Brilliant Coroners
John McDonough (trumpet) Ed Littman (guitar) Tom Shad (bass) Andy O'Neill (drums)
Defined as a “Thelonious Monk Cover Band”, Brilliant Coroners incorporates funk, heavy metal, techno, hard-core punk and free-form jazz (among other yet-to-be-named genres), to scrutinize Monk’s music with a schizoid’s frame of mind.

10 pm
XBOP
Will Arvo (piano) Jon Roberds (bass) Brandon Miller (drums)
Using the rhythms and proportions of ink on rice paper to create music.


11/7 Wednesday (HB)
8 pm
Tom Swafford
Tom Swafford (violin)
I will perform a new set of pieces for solo violin pieces, some with looper. I, like so many before me, have succumbed to the looper’s promise of unlocking vast new creative potential-but always with the option to abandon the technology in frustration and return to good ol' solo acoustic.

10 pm
Maro Cappelli Acoustic Trio
Maro Cappelli (guitar) Ken Filiano (bass) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)
Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio explores the “chamber music” sound of Cappelli’s classical prepared guitar in combination with Ken’s powerful acoustic bass playing and Satoshi's very special set of percussion. The trio, formed back in 2009 by three of most active improvisers in the New York avant-garde music scene, gained a reputation through many appearances in New York’s venues as well through a 2011 European Tour. Their first CD, “Les Nuages en France,” has been released by Mode Records on its section AVANT.


11/8 Thursday (MJC)
8 pm
Max Johnson Trio
Max Johnson (bass) Kirk Knuffke (cornet) Ziv Ravitz (drums)
CD RELEASE CONCERT, celebrating the release of the trio’s new album “Elevated Vegetation” on FMR Records. Come hear the music on the album played alongside a handful of brand new compositions, partially inspired by the films of Charles Bronson.

10 pm
J-Zee-Shushi-Car
Zachary Pruitt (guitar) Derek Leslie (bass) Justin Veloso (drums)
Improv Based Brooklyn Based Music http://www.facebook.com/JZeeSushiCar


11/9 Friday (MJJ)
8 pm
The Molecules
Ron Anderson (guitar) Thomas Scandura (drums) John Shiurba (bass)
A very rare appearance of 1990’s San Francisco Bay Area legends. Paroxysmal and unpredictable, spazz-core trio the Molecules was a Bay Area underground fixture in the early ’90s. Formed in 1990 by guitarist Ron Anderson, drummer Thomas Scandura, and bassist Chris Millner, the Oakland-based band went through two more bassists, the third being John Shiurba. The industrious Molecules played Bay Area shows constantly; they seemed to specialize in opening for Japanese noise bands. The oft-challenging performances predated much of today’s avant-weird by a decade, serving up a genre scramble that drew equally from prog, no wave and punk. They released several albums and kept up a touring regimen that included jaunts across North America, Europe, and Japan. The band’s keen approach to deconstructing song arrangements and experimental willpower were adored by many Japanese noise rockers and led to collaborations and tours with Otomo Yoshihide, Melt Banana, and Ruins.

10 pm
Drum Trio
Tom Scandura, Keith Abrams, Mike Pride (drums)
East meets West. Visiting west coast drummer Tom Scandura meets two of New York’s finest in a new creation just for this one night! Expect a powerful set of rhythmic wonderment and extended drum technique.


11/10 Saturday (ICS)
8 pm
Jack Wright, Ron Stabinsky, John McClellan Trio
Jack Wright (alto and soprano saxes) Ron Stabinsky (piano) John McClellan (drums)
Jack Wright’s seventieth birthday! This trio is a “meeting,” as the French improvisers often do: three musicians who have not yet encountered each other in this configuration. Ron and Jack have been playing and performing over the past four years, often incorporating others, and this time a too infrequent partner of Jack’s, John McClellan. This will push the duo to careful awareness and perhaps unintended awkwardness.

10 pm
PAK
Ron Anderson (bass) Keith Abrams (drums) Tim Byrnes (trumpet, keyboard) Marco Cappelli (guitar) Nonoko Yoshida (alto Sax)
Ron Anderson’s PAK presents new music inspired by Ron’s current obsession with cycling. Recently PAK has been touring as a duet and this will be a rare opportunity to hear this powerful and complex music played by larger group of musicians.


11/11 Sunday (BE)
8 pm
Blip Vert
Will Redmond (electronics)
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Will Redmond has been an active musician throughout his life, saving BlipVert—his electronic music pseudonym—for his most extreme output. The term “Blipvert,” first used in the Max Headroom TV series, refers to an unrelenting stream of information resulting in a state of complete sensory overload. Although the music is extremely dense, BlipVert does a lot more than deliver pure shock-therapy. BlipVert compositions incorporate everything: jazz, glitch, metal, IDM, funk, R&B, and probably a few genres that haven't even been named yet bringing the music to a point where stereotypes don't apply any longer. In a live setting, BlipVert’s highly frenetic and unpredictable performances make each show an experience to remember.

10 pm
Michael Evans and Scott Robinson
Michael Evans, Scott Robinson (multiple instruments)
First time meeting of these two improvisers. Expect otherworldly sounds through unusual instrumentations.


11/13 Tuesday (JM)
8 pm
Barrsheadahl
Tim Dahl (bass, effects) Mick Barr (guitar) Kevin Shea (drums)
New York’s premier black metal-free jazz trio celebrates their debut cd release by pummeling a full set of epic power. Members of Krallice, child abuse and talibam! come together to realize their sonic vision of in your face brutality and beauty.

10 pm
Inzinzac
Alban Bailly (guitar) Dan Scofield (sax) Eii Litwin (drums)
Influenced by rock ’n’ roll, free jazz and eastern European music, this Philadelphia based band is composed of Alban Bailly guitar, Dan Scofield on soprano & tenor saxophones and Eli Litwin drums. Combining strong improvisations with densely composed music, Inzinzac has a very strong and deep sound with electric guitar drawing from an intricate knowledge of jazz, ranging from the blustery bellow of Last Exit and Naked City through more composed nods to punk and metal.


11/14 Wednesday (TO)
8 pm
MJ-12
Percy Jones (bass) Steve Moses (drums, trombone) Aubrey Smith (helden) (vocals, keyboards)
Percy Jones (Brand X, Eno) and MJ-12 is an exciting improvisational trio. They take various starting points of jazz/rock fusion, psychedelia and ambient noise and develop them in unpredictable directions. Nothing sounds the same twice.

10 pm
Daniel Carter, David Schnug, Will McEvoy, Max Goldman
Daniel Carter (alto, tenor and soprano saxes, flute, trumpet, clarinet) David Schnug (tenor and soprano saxes) Will McEvoy (bass) Max Goldman (drums)
This quartet is an improvising ensemble featuring the great improviser Daniel Carter. The focus of the group is on collective composition, offering improvisations that are focused and stand alone as complete musical statements.


11/15 Thursday (DDT)
8 pm
Steve Swell Trio
Steve Swell (trombone) Tim Daisy (piano) Matt Bauder (tenor sax)

10 pm
Steve Swell Quartet
Steve Swell (trombone) Darius Jones (alto sax) Max Johnson (bass) Chad Taylor (drums)
Steve Swell has toured and recorded with diverse jazz personalities from Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to Anthony Braxton and Jemeel Moondoc. He has 30 recordings as a leader or co-leader, is featured artist on more than 100 releases, and was selected for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Downbeat Critics Poll in the Trombone category.


11/16 Friday (RJP)
8 pm
Roy Campbell Akhenaten Ensemble
Roy Campbell (trumpet) Hill Greene (bass) Bryan Carrott (vibes) Warren Smith (drums)
Roy Campbell, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and arranger for over 40 years, and his Akhenaten Ensemble will be performing music from the highly acclaimed Akhenaten Suite, which featured the late great violinist Billy Bang.

10 pm
Larry Roland’s Outside Within
Larry Roland (bass, poetry) Daniel Carter (reeds, flute, trumpet) Maria Grand (tenor sax) Akili Haynes (drums)
Larry Roland, bassist, composer, and poet, is a brilliant improviser, stellar in all aspects. He has merged his poetry with the acoustic bass to form a unique combination of art that blends the European literal, and the “African in America” oral traditions.


11/17 Saturday (ICS)
8 pm
Medicine Woman of Jazz Words & Music Tour 2012
Golda Solomon (words, music) Michael T.A. Thompson (drums) Larry Roland (bass)
Golda Solomon, poet and spoken word performer, is the founder of Po’Jazz (Poetry in Partnership with Jazz), most recently in residence at The Cornelia Street Café. She also gigs around NYC and goes on the road with a fabulous roster of jazz musicians. Golda is poet-in-residence at Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, New York.

10 pm
Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Michael T.A. Thompson (conductor) E. J. Antonio (poet) Sarah Bernstein (violin) Rosie Hertlein (violin) Larry Roland (bass) Golda Solomon (poet) Phylisha Villanueva (poet)
The Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective had its inaugural performance in May, 2011 at the Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village. This group of musicians and poets comes together to share original pieces and pay homage to those who have worked with poetry and jazz improvisation.


11/18 Sunday (JR)
8 and 10 pm
Larry Roland’s Outside Within featuring We Free Strings
Larry Roland (bass, poetry) Charles Burnham (violin) Sonya Roberson (violin) Melonie Dyer (viola) Nioka Workmen (cello) David Harwood (piano)
Larry Roland, bassist, composer, and poet, is a brilliant improviser, stellar in all aspects. He has merged his poetry with the acoustic bass to form a unique combination of art that blends the European literal, and the “African in America” oral traditions.


11/20 Tuesday (JM)
8 pm
Tomas Ulrich
Tomas Ulrich (cello) Maxim Pakhomov (piano)
Shostakovich, Ulrich and Special Surprises!

10 pm
Jeremy Carlstedt and Tim Motzer Duo
Jeremy (drums) Tim Motzer (guitar)
Now on over a dozen released recordings, Jeremy Carlstedt is also a member of Brian Settles’ Central Union, Thunk (featuring Steve Gauci, Kenny Wessell, and Mike Bisio) Vincent Chancey’s Phat Chance.


11/21 Wednesday (CB)
8 pm
Music Now Duo
Ras Moshe (tenor sax, flute) Shayna Dulberger (bass)
New compositions by Ras Moshe, whose style has been compared to post-1965 John Coltrane and Frank Wright, among others. Ras has been touring internationally with William Parker’s “Essence of Ellington” Orchestra.

10 pm
Music Now Extended Unit
Ras Moshe (tenor sax, flute) Matt Lavelle (trumpet) Jason Kao Hwang (violin) Tor Yochai Synder (guitar) James Keepnews (guitar) Nick Gianni (baritone sax, flute) Jeremy Danneman(baritone sax, flute) Steve Swell (trombone) Andrew Dury (percussion)
New compositions by Ras Moshe, whose style has been compared to post-1965 John Coltrane and Frank Wright, among others. Ras has been touring internationally with William Parker’s “Essence of Ellington” Orchestra.


CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Thursday November 22



11/23 Friday (ICS)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Anthony Coleman (piano) Ron Anderson (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Brian Chase (drums) Ilhan Irsahin (sax) Nonoko Yoshida (sax) and many special guests
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS


11/24 Saturday (ICS)
8 pm
Vincent Chancey and Phat Chance
Vincent Chancey (french horn) Steve Bloom (guitar) Jeremy Carlstedt (drums)
Jill Hazelton of The Phoenix says, “Chancey leads his horn where no man has gone before.”

10 pm
Roy Campbell and Louis Belogenis “Exuberance”
Roy Campbell, Jr. (trumpets, flute) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Hilliard Greene (bass) Charles Downs (drums)


11/25 Sunday (KM)
8 pm
Here and Now
Gerard Faroux (drums) Jane Ira Bloom (soprano sax)
The “2011 Soprano Sax of the Year” (Jazz Journalists Association) with jazz drummer Gérard Faroux.

10 pm
Matt Lavelle Quintet with Special Guest Giuseppi Logan
Matt (trumpet, alto clarinet) Ras Moshe (tenor and soprano saxes, flute) Catherine Sikora (tenor and soprano saxes) Giuseppi Logan (piano) Francois Grillot (bass, drums) Dave Miller (drums)
ESP Records CD Release Event! Matt Lavelle performs music from his new CD on ESP records, SOLIDARITY. His own version of Fire music featuring the tenors of Ras Moshe and Catherine Sikora. Of particular note is special guest free jazz legend Giuseppi Logan on piano. With Francois Grillot on bass and Dave Miller on drums this will be an extraordinary event.


11/27 Tuesday (ICS)
8 pm
SAMA
Sabir Mateen (flute, clarinet, alto clarinet, tenor and alto saxes, piccolo) Matt Shipp (piano)

10 pm
Sabir Mateen
Sabir Mateen (reeds, flute) Jason Hwang (violin, viola) Daniel Levin (cello) Raymond King (piano) Jane Wang (bass, violoncello) Special Guest Roy Campbell (trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn, flute) Michael Wimberly (drums, percussion)
Sabir Mateen has been spreading the musical word in the musical world since 1977 when he began to perform with Horace Tapscott. Since then Mr. Mateen’s music has been played throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia and he has recorded and/or played with Horace Tapscott, Sunny Murray, Cecil Taylor, William Parker, Jemeel Moondoc, Wilber Morris, Butch Morris, Alan Silva, William Hooker, Dave Burrell and in Collectives with Matthew Shipp, Roy Campbell, Michael Wimberly, TEST, Eternal Unity, The Blood Trio and his own bands The Sabir Mateen Ensemble, Omni-Sound and TRIO SABIR.


11/28 Wednesday (TO)
8 pm
Build
Matt McBane (violin, compositions) Andrea Lee (violoncello) Mike Cassedy (piano) Ben Campbell (bass) Adam D. Gold (drums)
www.buildbuildbuild.com

10 pm
Tarana
Ravish Momin (drums, electronics, percussion) Rick Parker (trombone, electronics) Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola)
www.ravishmomin.com


11/29 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Max Johnson Quartet
Mark Whitecage (alto saxophone, clarinet) Steve Swell (trombone) Max Johnson (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
CD RELEASE CONCERT celebrating the release of the album “Quartet” on NotTwo Records. Come hear the reunion of this incredible quartet as they perform the fantastic music from this record.

10 pm
Kris Davis, Max Johnson & Mike Pride
Max Johnson (bass) Kris Davis (piano) Mike Pride (drums)
This abstract piano trio will be performing compositions by all three members and a medley of the music of Ennio Morricone. Check out the 2nd performance by this amazing band!


11/30 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
Jason Hwang—Edge
Jason Hwang (violin, viola) Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet, cornet) Ken Filiano (bass) Andrew Dury (drums)

10 pm
Andrew Lamb
Michael Wimberly (drums, percussion) Guillermo Brown (drums, electronics)


 

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