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July 2012 at the Stone 
curated by Tom Abbs / Geri Allen

7/1 Sunday (RJP)
8 pm
Loren Connors Solo Guitar
Loren Connors (guitar)

10 pm
Animal Hospital / Kevin Micka Solo
Kevin Micka (elecronics)
During performances, Micka buries himself in a pile of electronics-shelves of effects, mixing consoles, amps and delay units-while patiently constructing a layered nest of loops consisting of live drum beats, guitar chords, scrapes, chucks, chimes, and melodies resulting in anything from more conventional songs to meticulously crafted ambient movements on to full on improvisation.


7/2 Monday (JC)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
JON MADOF’S ZION80
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.


7/3 Tuesday (DDT)
8 pm
Rob Mazurek + Angelica Sanchez
Rob Mazurek (trumpet) Angelica Sanchez (piano)

10 pm
Ryan Sawyer + Darius Jones + Shahzad Ismaily
Darius Jones (alto sax) Shahzad Ismaily (bass) Ryan Sawyer (drums)


7/4 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
John Blum Solo Piano
John Blum (piano)

10 pm
Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston duo
Trevor Watts (sax) Veryan Weston (piano)


7/5 Thursday (CWL)
8 pm
Eugene Chadbourne Solo
Eugene Chadbourne (guitar)

10 pm
Eugene Chadbourne + Thomas Heberer
Eugene Chadbourne (guitar) Thomas Heberer (trumpet)


7/6 Friday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Matthew Shipp Trio
Matthew Shipp (piano) Michael Bisio (bass) Whit Dickey (drums)


7/7 Saturday (BS)
8 pm
Patrick Higgins: Bachanalia + Electric Duo with Greg Fox
Patrick Higgins (guitar) Greg Fox (drums)

10 pm
Andrew Lamb Trio
Warren Smith (drums) Tom Abbs (bass, sousaphone) Andrew Lamb (tenor sax, clarinet, flute)


7/8 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Jason Lescalleet Solo Tapeloops
Jason Lescalleet (tapeloops)

10 pm
Diamond Terrifier
Sam Hillmer (sax, electronics) C Spencer Yeh, Jeanann Dara (violins) G Lucas Crane (tapes, electronics) Max Alper (electronics) Aaron Siegel (percussion)
Diamond Terrifier is Sam Hillmer of Zs. Diamond Terrifier is Sam’s saxophone and electronics solo incarnation. Named after the english translation of the indo-tibetan god-name Vajrabairahva, Diamond Terrifier is concerned with the potential positive qualities of destruction as mediated by noise/drone sheets of sound music. This evening will feature a series of alternating solo and duo performances with the above named incarnate lamas, as well as one massive sextet jam at the end!


7/9 Monday (TO)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
JON MADOF’S ZION80
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.


7/10 Tuesday (DM)
8 pm
Naked Dance!
Stephen Rush (piano, toys) Andrew Bishop (clarinets) Jeremy Edwards (percussion)
Composer-Pianist Rush (Prof. at U.Michigan) and drummer Edwards are joined by journeyman Clarinetist Andrew Bishop in a performance to celebrate the release of their new album Naked Dance!, a collection that features original compositions in the late Jimmy Guiffre and Nordic jazz tradition. Soulful and Funky, thoughtful and contrapuntal.

10 pm
Gold Sparkle Band
Adam Roberts (bass) Roger Ruzow (trumpet) Charles Waters (woodwinds) Andrew Barker (drums)


7/11 Wednesday (JI)
8 pm
Arthur Doyle and his New Quiet Screamers
featuring the members of NYMPH
The magic free-soul mojo man Arthur Doyle is hardly alone in his position as a marginal jazz figure. In an art form known for its many trials and tribulations (both artistic and financial), Doyle hasn’t made his situation any easier by attempting to carve a singular path along the music’s outskirts. Performing in a style he calls “free jazz soul,”” Doyle ecstatically combines the liberated freedom flights of the avant-garde with the gritty, gut-wrenching emotion of gospel and R&B.

He will be joined tonight by a cooperative of his sonic and attitudinal acolytes, including the Louisiana-bred curator and sound artist Robert Peterson and members of the Brooklyn-based avant-psych band NYMPH. Peterson began this process in Summer of 2010 when he contacted Doyle to perform at a NYMPH show in Doyle’s hometown of Birmingham; the show climaxed in a joyous collaboration of all three entities, and their personal and performative connection has grown, organically and forward-moving, since. Peterson will be augmenting Doyle’s vocals and saxophone with ambient, mesmeric loops chopped from real-time source-recordings made amid the performance. Edifying Doyle’s inflammatory, improvisational alto sax and trademark “voice-o-phone” with a polyrhythmic and textural support-system, NYMPH will warp its singular cavalcade of exuberant free rock into a tonally more subdued and sensitive approach akin to their exploratory, loving performances of pieces by Don Cherry, Sonny Sharrock and Pharoah Sanders. As has become characteristic since the band’s recent expansion to an eight-piece, NYMPH will be enriching it’s guitar-centric attack with baritone sax, clarinet, trumpet, tape-delayed drones and a shuddering jungle of hand percussion sounds. What will transpire is a true genre-bending set of risk-taking improv and ebullient sonic agglomeration.

10 pm
Man Forever
John Colpitts, Brian Chase, Ryan Sawyer (drums) Sarah Richardson (organ) Shahin Motia (guitar) Richard Hoffman (bass)
Drummer, composer and improviser John Colpitts aka Kid Millions founded Man Forever in 2010 as a vehicle for his more experimental compositional ideas. Since the founding of the ensemble Colpitts has released three albums and toured throughout the US and Europe. Man Forever compositions are vehicles through which the performer will discover and contemplate the limits of his or her physical and conscious selves. The experience of performing and hearing these compositions will be similar in their contradictions; they are at once relentless and meditative. Performers with the group have included Brian Chase, Richard Hoffman, Ryan Sawyer, James McNew, SR Palm, Chris Baio, Shahin Motia, and Greg Fox.


7/12 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Spanish Donkey
Joe Morris (guitar) Jamie Saft (MiniMoog, Roland Jupiter 6) Mike Pride (drums, percussion, nose whistle)
Any of the artists that form The Spanish Donkey (Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Mike Pride) could create dictionaries of superlatives with praise their work has garnered. But as a cohesive unit, they surge forward into a new thesaurus, as a dream trampling through the woods on the edges of evening. Joe Morris’ melodic improv guitar lines sketching out space where Jamie Saft’s keyboards color in chromatic aberration nudged and prodded by Mike Pride’s outside of time drumming. Three artists who have made careers of developing new sonic spaces, have formed a new place of exploration and imagination. It’s the re-history of 21st century avant-jazz.

10 pm
Baczkowski - Nace - Corsano
Steve Baczkowski (baritone sax) Bill Nace (guitar) Chris Corsano (drums)


7/13 Friday (BS)
8 pm
Cooper-Moore Organ Quartet
Chad Taylor (drums) Bernard Myers (drums) Brian Price (tenor sax) Chase Baird (tenor sax) Cooper-Moore (organ)
FIFTEEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Angelica Sanchez Trio
Johannes Weidenmueller (bass) Nasheet Waits (drums) Angelica Sanchez (piano)


7/14 Saturday (JI)
8 pm
Thurston Moore and Loren Connors Duo
Thurston Moore, Loren Connors (guitars)

10 pm
Blood Trio
Sabir Mateen (woodwinds) Whit Dickey (drums) Michael Bisio (bass)


7/15 Sunday (JM)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Greg Ginn (guitar) Erik Friedlander (cello) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Jon Madof (guitar) David Fulmer (violin) Ikue Mori (electronics) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) and many special guests
This is the night that pays for our rent and upkeep—please come down and support The Stone! TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS


7/16 Monday (CB)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
JON MADOF’S ZION80
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.


7/17 Tuesday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Geri Allen & Laurie Anderson
Geri Allen (piano) Laurie Anderson (violin, electronics)
TWENTY DOLLARS


7/18 Wednesday (HB)
8 and 10 pm
Burnt Sugar Arkestra performs musics inspired by Sun Ra’s work The Nubians of Plutonia
Greg Tate (conduction) Abby Dobson, Mikel Banks, Karma Mayet Johnson (vocals) Latasha Nevada Diggs (effected vocals) Lewis “Flip” Barnes Jr. (trumpet) Micah Gaugh, V Jeffery Smith (saxes) Avram Fefer (tenor sax) Moist Paula (bari sax) Dave “Smoota” Smith (trombone) Vernon Reid, Andre Lassalle aka “Day Glo Jenkins”, Ben Tyree (guitars) Jason DiMatteo (acoustic bass) Jared Michael Nickerson (electric bass) Shelley Nicole (percussion) Chris Eddleton (drums)


7/19 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
Val-Inc.

10 pm
Mike Lee & New Tricks


7/20 Friday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
David Weiss and Point of Departure
David Weiss (trumpet) Mark Shim (tenor sax) Brad Shepik (guitar) Rashaan Carter (bass) Jonathan Barber (drums)


7/21 Saturday (RJP)
8 pm
Geri Allen & John Zorn Duo
Geri Allen (piano) John Zorn (sax)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Carla Brothers & Treasure Tower
Performance Art Based on an Original Musical.


7/22 Sunday (JI)
8 pm
Courtney Bryant
Courtney Bryant (piano)
“Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying”

10 pm
Jaimeo Brown & Transcendence
Jaimeo Brown (percussion) JD Allen (sax) Chris Sholar (guitar)


7/23 Monday (MJC)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
JON MADOF’S ZION80
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.


7/24 Tuesday (MJ)
8 pm
Kim Lake

10 pm
Henry Grimes and Geri Allen
Henry Grimes (upright bass, violin, poetry) Geri Allen
In the late ’50s through the ’60s, after attending Juilliard, HENRY GRIMES played acoustic bass with many master jazz musicians of that era, including Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Sunny Murray, Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, and McCoy Tyner. Sadly, a trip to the West Coast to work with Al Jarreau and Jon Hendricks went awry, leaving Henry in downtown L.A. at the end of the ’60s with a broken bass he couldn't pay to repair, so he sold it for a small sum and faded away from the music world. Without a bass, a vehicle, or a telephone, he survived by doing manual labor and redirected his creative powers into writing poetry. He was discovered there by a Georgia social worker and fan in 2002 and was given a bass by William Parker. Since then, Henry Grimes has played nearly 500 concerts (including many festivals), touring in 28 countries throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, playing and recording with many of this era's music heroes, such as Rashied Ali, Marshall Allen, Fred Anderson, Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Bill Dixon, Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, Zim Ngqawana, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Wadada Leo Smith, Cecil Taylor (again) — and now Geri Allen. http://www.henrygrimes.com. TWENTY DOLLARS


7/25 Wednesday (HB)
8 pm
Water Scores: Part 1 Altered Spades: Fables of a Mutated Harlem
Greg Tate, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Geri Allen (readings) Val Jeanty (reading, electronics)
A Speculative Fiction reading by Greg Tate, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Val Jeanty and Geri Allen.

10 pm
Water Scores: Part 2
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and The Last Minute Trio with Special Guests


7/26 Thursday (SK)
8 and 10 pm
The Kassa Overall Experience
Kassa Overall (percussion)


7/27 Friday (MJ)
8 and 10pm
Dwight Andrews and Geri Allen
Geri Allen (piano) Dwight Andrews (sax) Mino Cinelu (percussuon, guitar)
Dwight Andrews & Geri Allen muse on the artistic legacies of Romare Bearden and Hale Woodruff in a set entitled “Uprising”, featuring Dwight Andrew, b.clari, flute and soprano saxophone, Richie Goods bass, and Val Jeanty, drums and Afro- electronica.


7/28 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Vijay Iyer, Geri Allen, Graham Haynes
Vijay Iyer (piano, keyboards) Geri Allen (piano, keyboards) Graham Haynes (trumpet)


7/29 Sunday (TO)
7:30 pm
Sunday Salon Performances
Vincent Chandler (trombone) David Haughey (cello) Ben Rolston (bass) Gil Scott Chapman, Keaton Royer, Mike Malis, Matt Endahl (piano) Ingrid Jenson (trumpet) Alex Levine (guitar) University Of Michigan, SMTD, Lauren Scales (voice) Pat Booth, Alexandros Syropoulos (saxes) Jesse Paul Kramer (drums)
Inspired by the salons of Mary Lou Williams, pianist and professor Geri Allen presents students from her studio at the University of Michigan PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME! 7:30

10 pm
Jeff Walton’s Get-Back
Jeff Walton (tenor sax) Ryan Mackstaller (guitar) Andrew Bishop (bass clarinet) Noah Garabedian (bass) Jake St. John (drums)


7/30 Monday (JC)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
JON MADOF’S ZION80
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.


7/31 Tuesday (TD)
8 and 10 pm
Jana Herzen with Charnett Moffett and special guests
Jana Herzen (guitar, kalimba, percussion) with Special Guest
Motema Music label founder Jana Herzen will preview songs from her up-coming October release on Motema: Passion of a Lonely Heart, a duo project with jazz bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett. Special guests will sit in on Herzen’s songs of love and life. After ten years of promoting an impressive roster of musicians on her Motema label, it is Herzen’s turn to impress. She more than rises to the occasion. Moffett will also preview a few songs from his upcoming solo recording debut.


 

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