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November 2011 at the Stone 
curated by Jeff Gauthier / Steve Feigenbaum

NOVEMBER 1—13
CRYPTOGRAMOPHONE
CURATED BY JEFF GAUTHIER
Cryptogramophone is a Los Angeles based record label that presents state of the art recordings of creative jazz, in beautifully designed digipaks. It was formed in 1998 by violinist/producer Jeff Gauthier to serve the needs of a community of creative jazz artists committed to exploring the cutting edge of improvisation, composition, artistic vision, emotion and innovation.

11/1 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Steuart Liebig’s Small Fry
Bill Barrett (chromatic harmonica) Steuart Liebig (bass, electronics)

10 pm
Vinny Golia and Denman Maroney
Vinny Golia (woodwinds) Denman Maroney (hyperpiano)


11/2 Wednesday (CWL)
8 pm
Vinny Golia and Denman Maroney
Vinny Golia (woodwinds) Denman Maroney (hyperpiano)

10 pm
The Ben Goldberg School
Ellery Eskelin (sax) Ches Smith (drums) Trevor Dunn (bass)


11/3 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
Gregg Bendian’s Trio Pianissimo
Gregg Bendian (drums, compositions) Dave Witham (piano) Peter Brendler (bass)

10 pm
Goat Structure
Jeff Gauthier (violin, electronics) David Witham (piano, keyboard) Steuart Liebig (bass) Gregg Bendian (drums)


11/4 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Trio M
Myra Melford (piano) Mark Dresser (bass) Matt Wilson (drums)

10 pm
Ash Laddies
Steuart Liebig (contrabassguitars, electronics) Jason Mears (woodwinds) Lukas Ligeti (electronic percussion) James Ilgenfritz (bass)


11/5 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
The Jeff Gauthier Goatette
Jeff Gauthier (violin, effects) John Fumo (trumpet, effects) David Witham (piano, keyboard) Scott Walton (bass) Gregg Bendian (drums)

10 pm
Tim Berne Quintet
Tim Berne (alto sax, composer) Oscar Noriega (clarinet) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass)


11/6 Sunday (SK)
8 pm
Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg Duo
Myra Melford (piano) Ben Goldberg (woodwinds)

10 pm
David Witham Quartet
Ron Horton (trumpet) David Witham (piano, keyboards, effects) Jay Anderson (bass) Nate Wood (drums)


11/7 Monday
7:15 and 9 pm
KARL BERGER’S STONE WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA
7:15—Workshop/Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
Performers include: Ingrid Sertso (vocals, poetry) Art Bailey (accordion) Skye Steele, Frederika Krier, Eloisa Manera (violin) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Miguel Malla (clarinet) Jorge Sylvester, David Schnug (alto sax) Stephen Gauci, Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax) Catherine Sikora (soprano sax) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Bill Wright, Adam Caine, Harvey Valdes (guitar) Dominic Lash, David Perrott, Adam Lane (bass) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) and surprise guests. The list of professional participants is growing.
All are welcome to the 7:15 rehearsal and 9:00 performance for one fee of 20 Dollars (10 Dollars for students, musicians and seniors). Contact creativemusicstudio@gmail.com for future participation in Karl Berger’s Workshop Orchestra project.


11/8 Tuesday (BS)
8 pm
Motoko Honda and Jesse Gilbert
Motoko Honda (piano, electronics) Jesse Gilbert (spectral gl)

10 pm
Michael Dessen Trio
Michael Dessen (trombone, electronics) Jason Nazar (drums) Chris Tordini (bass)


11/9 Wednesday (CB)
8 pm
Rothenberg / Mark Feldman / Sylvie Courvoisier
Ned Rothenberg (sax) Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)

10 pm
Dessen / Gauthier / Honda
Jeff Gauthier (violin, electronics) Motoko Honda (piano, electronics) Michael Dessen (trombone, electronics)


11/10 Thursday (JM)
8 pm
The Eclipse Quartet
Sara Parkins, Sarah Thornblade (violins) Alma Lisa Fernandez (viola) Maggie Parkins (cello)

10 pm
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors + String Quartet
John Ellis (sax, clarinet) Alan Ferber (trombone) Matt Mitchell (piano) Jonathan Goldberger (guitar) Ted Poor (drums, percussion) Todd Sickafoose (bass, baton)
String Quartet: Jeff Gauthier, Sara Parkins (violins) Alma Fernandez (viola) Maggie Parkins (cello)


11/11 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Scott Amendola and Charlie Hunter
Charlie Hunter (guitar) Scott Amendola (drums)

10 pm
Los Totopos
Tim Berne (alto sax) Oscar Noriega (clarinet) Matt Mitchell (piano) Ches Smith (drums)


11/12 Saturday (YT)
8 pm
Zeena and The Adorables
Zeena Parkins (harps, keyboards) Preshish Moments (electronics) Shayna Dunkelman (percussion)

10 pm
Yuka Honda
Michael Leonhart (trumpet) Pete Drungle (piano) Yuka Honda (electronics)


11/13 Sunday (DDT)
8 pm
Alt.Timers Trio
Denman Maroney (hyperpiano) Ratzo Harris (bass) Bob Meyer (drums)

10 pm
The Ken Filiano Trio
Ken Filiano (bass) Michael TA Thompson (soundrhythium) Michael Attias (baritone and alto sax)


11/14 Monday
7:15 and 9 pm
KARL BERGER’S STONE WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA
7:15—Workshop/Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The list of professional participants includes: Frederika Krier, David Bakridges (violins) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Yukuri (alto flute) Ken Ya Kawaguchi (shakuhachi) David Sherr (clarinet) Michael Lytle (bass clarinet) Afram Fever (soprano sax) Mercedes Figueras, David Schnug (alto saxes) Stephen Gauci, Yuri Kretzmer, Darryl Foster (tenor saxes) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpets) Steve Swell (trombone) Harvey Valdes, Kenny Wessel (guitars) Hilliard Greene, David Perrott, Adam Lane, Ken Filiano, Michael Bisio (basses) John Pietaro (percussions) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) Mossa Bildner (vocals)
All are welcome to the 7:15 rehearsal and 9:00 performance for one fee of 20 Dollars (10 Dollars for students, musicians and seniors). Contact creativemusicstudio@gmail.com for future participation in Karl Berger’s Workshop Orchestra project. One of the trademarks of Karl Berger’s Stone Workshop Orchestra is Ingrid Sertso’s uncanny vocalization and poetry. Guest soloist from the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Israel, Finland, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa joined the orchestra in past weeks.


NOVEMBER 15—30
CUNEIFORM
CURATED BY STEVE FEIGENBAUM
Cuneiform Records is an independent CD label based in Silver Spring, Maryland (just outside of Washington DC). For over 25 years and over 300 releases, Cuneiform has operated at the dangerous intersection where genres and boundaries meet. The label operates in tandem with a mail-order retailer, Wayside Music, which dates back to 1980.

11/15 Tuesday (DDT)
8 pm
Ideal Bread
Josh Sinton (baritone sax) Kirk Knuffke (cornet) Richard Giddens (bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
Ideal Bread is dedicated to presenting the compositions of Steve Lacy. This quartet of expert improvisers is made up of four strong players, all considered notable up 'n' comers to watch on the modern jazz scene. Steve Lacy is considered one of the 3 greatest soprano saxophonists of all time and is a modern jazz legend, but his many compositions have not found the kind of favor in the repertoire as they deserve. Ideal Bread exist to change that and they approach Lacy's rarely covered compositions with wit and swing.

10 pm
Roswell Rudd with Ideal Bread
Roswell Rudd (trombone) Josh Sinton (baritone sax) Kirk Knuffke (cornet) Richard Giddens (bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
Roswell Rudd is a pioneer of avant-garde/free jazz trombone. From his work in the 50s and 60s with many jazz legends to his current shows and releases today, his music is always informed by great technique and even greater soul. For tonight's exciting show, Roswell will be performing backed by all of the exciting players of Ideal Bread.


11/16 Wednesday (NY)
8 pm
Ottokar
Tim Motzer (guitars) Wallace Smith (keyboards) Jim Meneses (percussion)
Cuneiform recording artist Jim Meneses (The Stick Men, Blast) presents Ottokar, founded in Philadelphia in 2008. The band informs itself as "IIRI - intuitive, intelligent rock improvisation". Influences range from progressive rock, improvised music, and jazz. This clarity, timing, and patience in the music of the ensemble creates extended pieces of beauty and power, reaching beyond the bounds of ego and hierarchy.

10 pm
Joel Forrester’s Secret Identity
Joel Forrester (piano) Claire Daly (baritone sax) Vito Dieterle (tenor sax) David Hofstra (bass) Matthew Garrity (drums) with special Microscopic guest stars: Michael Hasim (tenor sax) and Dave Sewelson (baritone sax)
Joel is a singular pianist and composer. He is best known as one of the co-founders and co-leaders of the much loved Microscopic Septet, “New York’s Most Famous Unknown Band.”. Joel will be performing his compositions from the Microscopic repertoire, with his quintet and adding two special Microscopic Septet members.


11/17 Thursday (MJ)
8 pm
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Alex Smith (elec bass) Blake Newman (acoustic bass) Joey Lefitz (drums) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Alex Asher (trombone) Josh Roseman (trombone) Daniel Heath (trombone) Jerry Sabatini (trumpet) Ken Field (alto sax)
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is an experimental brass band with influences ranging from free jazz to New Orleans second line to contemporary funk. They capture the fun of a street parade band while also expanding its stylistic range.

10 pm
Positive Catastrophe
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, co-leader) Abraham Gomez-Delgado (percussion, voice, co-leader) Kamala Sankaram (voice, accordion) Mark Taylor (french horn) Reut Regev (trombone) Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone) Michael Attias (baritone saxophone) Pete Fitzpatrick (electric guitar) Alvaro Benavides (electric bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
Positive Catastrophe is a trans-idiomatic ten-piece little big band that successfully connects the dots between Sun Ra and Eddie Palmieri and beyond! The group enlists a bevy of New York’s most adventurous jazz and salsa musicians, all of whom are composers and leaders in their own right. They create a truly boundary-crossing kind of new music. Positive Catastrophe's performance is made possible through a grant from Chamber Music America's 2010 New Jazz Works program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


11/18 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown
Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Josh Berman (cornet), Aram Shelton (alto sax), Jason Roebke (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums)
Led by vibraphonist and composer Jason Adasiewicz, Rolldown has been active for over 7 years and features stalwarts from Chicago’s vibrant jazz/new music community. Their sound combines Blue Note’s classic, avant-leaning ’60s albums with contemporary drive, swing, energy, and attack. Their music is swinging and accessible but also very modern and forward-looking.

10 pm
The Claudia Quintet
John Hollenbeck (drums) Matt Moran (vibes) Ted Reichman (accordion) Chris Speed (reeds) Chris Tordini (bass) + Matt Mitchell (piano) and Theo Bleckmann (vocals)
Since their founding in the late 1990s, The Claudia Quintet has walked a unique path in contemporary jazz. Tonight, with special guests on piano and on vocals, they will be performing material from their new album "What is the Beautiful?", which features the poetry of Kenneth Patchen set to music composed by group leader John Hollenbeck. One of the most unique and influential “jazz” groups operating today.


11/19 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV MARATHON—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Jessica Pavone (viola) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Anthony Colemsn (piano) Danilo Coleman (bass) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Dave Miller (drums) Cyro Baptists (percussion) Nick Millevoi (guitar) and many special guests
Come support the Stone at our monthly rent party which is now ONE LONG SET BEGINNING AT 8PM SHARP AND CONTINUES TO 930! Only 75 people will be admitted so arrive early! TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
CYRO BAPTISTA'S RHYTHM AWARENESS WORKSHOP / IMPROV—A STONE BENEFIT
Cyro Baptista (percussion)
A freewheeling percussion workshop by this master musician whose vast experience and penchant for innovation has made him one of the most respected Brazilian percussionist the world and has led to associations with a wide range of leading jazz, pop, classical, avant-garde and Brazilian artists including John Zorn, Sting, Trey Anastasio, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Yo-Yo Ma, Medeski Martin and Wood, Nana Vasconcelos, and countless others.

Cyro will work with the participants using their hands, feet and voice, clapping, stomping and singing with the objective of acquiring polirhythmic awareness. Starting with basic rhythms and getting into more complex patterns, the students develop their perception and musical intuition. Please bring your instruments (whatever they are) for a final improv session. TWENTY DOLLARS


11/20 Sunday (DS)
8 pm
Upsilon Acrux /Afuche (double header! two bands for one admission!)
UPSILON ACRUX: Paul Lai, Noah Guevara (guitars) Mark Kimbrell, Dylan Fujioka (drums)
AFUCHE: Rueben Sindo Acosta (keyboard, drum, vocals) Zach Ryalls (guitar) Andrew Carrico (baritone sax) Denny Tek (bass) Ian Chang (drums)
Upsilon Acrux is an instrumental quintet (dual guitars, dual drums). Their music is generally very intense, loud, hard-hitting and unbelivably virtuosic. Upsilon Acrux's music is demanding on many levels, but mostly it demands that you listen to it a number of times because only after you've gotten familiar with it can you get past the sheer complexity and onslaught of it all and hear the amazing musicality of what they are doing. This combination of blazingly fast, interwoven musical lines delivered at blinding speed mixed with their unique melodic sense makes Upsilon's music instantly recognizable. They are one of the most creative and original of the shockingly large number of great, post-punk, avant-garde rock bands today.

Based out of Brooklyn, NY and creating a group sound that is truly their own, Afuche is a band that needs to be heard by lovers of adventurous, modern progressive music! Formed in 2008, they have been evolving their sound by writing, performing, and touring non-stop – it was at one of their many shows where we found them and watched their continued development with keen interest. The fearless intensity and the strong group dynamic in the playing — extremely notable in such a young band — pours through the speakers; their sound is catchy and mesmerizing and will have you moving in ways you never thought possible.

10 pm
The Mahavishnu Project presents "Maha-coustic": new interpretations of the music of John McLaughlin & the Mahavishnu Orchestra
Gregg Bendian (percussion) Chad McLoughlin (guitar) Chern Hwei (violin) Neil Alexander (piano) Peter Brendler (bass) Leigh Stuart (cello) Earl Maneein (violin) Nick Revel (viola) Melissa Stylianou (voice)
Founded in 2001 by drummer and composer Gregg Bendian, The Mahavishnu Project is dedicated to reviving and bringing to today's audiences the excitement and the transcendent experience of visceral intensity of the early days of jazz/rock in general and the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra specifically. The band was formed by Gregg to perpetuate the spirit of live performance in which this music was created by performing this great music live. FIFTEEN DOLLARS


11/21 Monday
7:15 and 9 pm
KARL BERGER’S STONE WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA
7:15—Workshop/Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The list of professional participants includes: Frederika Krier, David Bakridges (violins) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Yukuri (alto flute) Ken Ya Kawaguchi (shakuhachi) David Sherr (clarinet) Michael Lytle (bass clarinet) Afram Fever (soprano sax) Mercedes Figueras, David Schnug (alto saxes) Stephen Gauci, Yuri Kretzmer, Darryl Foster (tenor saxes) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpets) Steve Swell (trombone) Harvey Valdes, Kenny Wessel (guitars) Hilliard Greene, David Perrott, Adam Lane, Ken Filiano, Michael Bisio (basses) John Pietaro (percussions) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) Mossa Bildner (vocals)
All are welcome to the 7:15 rehearsal and 9:00 performance for one fee of 20 Dollars (10 Dollars for students, musicians and seniors). Contact creativemusicstudio@gmail.com for future participation in Karl Berger’s Workshop Orchestra project. One of the trademarks of Karl Berger’s Stone Workshop Orchestra is Ingrid Sertso’s uncanny vocalization and poetry. Guest soloist from the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Israel, Finland, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa joined the orchestra in past weeks.


11/22 Tuesday (NY)
8 pm
Hamster Theatre
Dave Willey (accordion, guitar) Jon Stubbs (trombone, keyboards) Mark Harris (winds, reeds, vocal) Mike Johnson (guitar) Brian MacDougal (bass) Raoul Rossiter (drums)
Hamster Theatre straddle the edges of folk music, avant-garde, world music, early 20th century French composers, such as Erik Satie and Maurice Ravel, contemporary composition and many other musical forms, bringing together elements of all these styles while never sounding “just like” any one of them. Using an instrumentation of accordion, keyboards, trombones, saxophones, clarinets, flutes, guitars, mandolin, bass, drums and percussion, their pieces are always filled with delightful melodies and surprising orchestrations.

10 pm
Thinking Plague
Mike Johnson (guitar) Mark Harris (reeds & flute) Dave Willey (bass) Elaine di Falco (voice) Kimara Sajn (keyboards) Robin Chestnut (drums)
Colorado’s legendary Thinking Plague celebrate their sixth studio release, “Decline and Fall”, in a 30 year career by playing some rare dates on the East Coast. FIFTEEN DOLLARS


11/23 Wednesday (CWL)
8 pm
Marc Edwards/Weasel Walter Group:
Sabir Mateen (tenor sax) Roy Campbell (trumpet) Marcus Cummins (soprano sax) Weasel Walter (bass guitar) Marc Edwards (drums)
An appearance by the volcanic free jazz unit lead by Cecil Taylor/David S. Ware alumni and powerhouse drummer Marc Edwards and Flying Luttenbachers majordomo on bass. This lineup features special guests Sabir Mateen and Roy Campbell in addition to regular hornman Marcus Cummins. The group has two releases on ugEXPLODE records. Anyone lusting for old school, high energy free jazz REVOLT MUSIC will not want to miss this.

10 pm
Jason Robinson’s Janus Ensemble
Jason Robinson (tenor sax) Marty Ehrlich (alto sax and bass clarinet) Nir Felder (guitar) Drew Gress (bass) George Schuller (drums)
Accomplished reedist and composer Jason Robinson leads a stellar band, all of whom are distinguished figures in jazz and improvised music as well as all being top-drawer bandleaders in their own right.


THANKSGIVING
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HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



11/25 Friday (BS)
8 pm
Carlo De Rosa’s Cross-Fade
Carlo De Rosa (bass) Mark Shim (sax) Enrique Haneine (piano) Tommy Crane
(drums)
Proficient, creative, a first-call, in-demand bassist, Carlo De Rosa has earned a reputation of very high standards. As a composer and band-leader of the quartet Cross-Fade, he also has very high standards, but outside of New York City clubs, this work has not been widely recognized. Brain Dance is set to remedy that situation! The compositions give the players malleable material with which to work with; there’s plenty of thematic material, but also plenty of room for them to add their individuality. The end result is greater than even the sum of their musical talents and the compositions. The music constantly moves between the modern, avant-garde and electric jazz worlds, never standing still, but taking the most interesting and attractive elements of these worlds and combining them into a new whole.

10 pm
Dead Cat Bounce
Matt Steckler (woodwinds) Jared Sims (woodwinds) Terry Goss (woodwinds) Charlie Kohlhase (woodwinds) Dave Ambrosio (bass) Bill Carbone (drums)
A marvelous sax quartet plus bass and drums that is modern with its own strong voice, but swings like Mingus!


11/26 Saturday (HB)
8 pm
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
Erik Lindgren (piano) Rick Scott (keyboards) Ken Field (reeds) Michael Bierylo (guitar, computer)
In existence for over 30 years, Boston’s acclaimed Birdsongs of the Mesozoic play a unique mix of rock, punk, classical, minimalism, and free-form music, with occasional forays into even more unexpected directions. They have remained fresh and always changing, while retaining their distinctive style.

10 pm
Rattlemouth
Roger Carroll, Danny Finney (saxes) Robbie Kinter (drums) Marc S. Langelier (bass) George M. Lowe (guitar)
Rattlemouth emerged from the ashes of Richmond’s legendary Orthotonics in 1989. Their sound has gradually morphed from their art-punk/art-rock roots towards a Ethio-Jazz powerhouse. They blaze through spirited instrumental updates of classic tunes from around the world (Mali, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Cuba, Jamaica, Lebanon, etc.), plus similarly flavored originals.


11/27 Sunday (AC)
8 pm
Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores
Alec K. Redfearn (accordion, vocals) Frank Difficult (objects) Orion Rigel Dommisse (organ, vocals) Matt McLaren (percussion) Christopher Sadlers (contrabass) Ann Schattle (horn)
This unique and marvelous ensemble from Providence, Rhode Island has been in existence for a 15 years, bringing their very original music to audiences in the US and Europe. Alec’s songs are very dark and delivered with just the right parts of dread and humor and The Eyesores are a dream backing ensemble to anyone’s songs!

10 pm
Ergo
Brett Sroka (trombone, laptop) Shawn Baltazor (drums) Jason Moran (piano, rhodes electric piano)
Ergo is a trio using Rhodes electric piano and analog synth, drums and trombone and laptop. Their music is one of stark melodic beauty, enveloping electro-acoustic texture and empathic imagination. They have been playing together since 2003, combining the modern sound of electronica and beyond with jazz and ambient music. The basic building blocks of their sound are beats and electronics, trombone, the Fender Rhodes and drums. The music here generally develops slowly but it’s also very accessible while remaining something that holds active interest.


11/28 Monday
7:15 and 9 pm
KARL BERGER’S STONE WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA
7:15—Workshop/Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
The list of professional participants includes: Frederika Krier, David Bakridges (violins) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Yukuri (alto flute) Ken Ya Kawaguchi (shakuhachi) David Sherr (clarinet) Michael Lytle (bass clarinet) Afram Fever (soprano sax) Mercedes Figueras, David Schnug (alto saxes) Stephen Gauci, Yuri Kretzmer, Darryl Foster (tenor saxes) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpets) Steve Swell (trombone) Harvey Valdes, Kenny Wessel (guitars) Hilliard Greene, David Perrott, Adam Lane, Ken Filiano, Michael Bisio (basses) John Pietaro (percussions) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) Mossa Bildner (vocals)
All are welcome to the 7:15 rehearsal and 9:00 performance for one fee of 20 Dollars (10 Dollars for students, musicians and seniors). Contact creativemusicstudio@gmail.com for future participation in Karl Berger’s Workshop Orchestra project. One of the trademarks of Karl Berger’s Stone Workshop Orchestra is Ingrid Sertso’s uncanny vocalization and poetry. Guest soloist from the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Israel, Finland, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa joined the orchestra in past weeks.


11/29 Tuesday (HB)
8 pm
Forever Einstein
Kevin Gerety (bass), Charles O'Meara (guitar), John Roulat (drums)
Forever Einstein explores the possibilities of the simplest of rock line-ups; the guitar/bass/drums trio. They produce energized music that you can feel and think about by taking the power and aggression of rock and applying more adventurous compositional techniques than most rock music gets treated to. Einstein's CDs and immediately identifiable "power trio with smarts" sound has won them a broad range of acclaim. All three players are really superlative musicians, & there is a ton of great ideas percolating around here.

10 pm
Doctor Nerve
Leo Ciesa (drums) Nick Didkovsky (guitars) Yves Duboin (soprano sax) Rob Henke (trumpet) Ben Herrington (trombone) Jesse Krakow (bass) Michael Lytle (bass clarinet) Kathleen Supove (keyboards)
Emerging in the early 80s out of the Creative Music Studio and finding fertile ground in the early ’80s “downtown/punk jazz” scene, NYC’s own Doctor Nerve have been dazzling and amazing audiences for nearly 30 years! Keeping a surprisingly stable personnel throughout the years, the group have always been known for their screamingly high-energy performances that combine elements of metal, artrock, punk jazz and improvisation.


11/30 Wednesday (JM)
8 pm
Zevious
Mike Eber (guitar) Johnny DeBlase (bass) Jeff Eber (drums)
Zevious are a unique electric jazz band for the modern era. This instrumental power trio are equally influenced by the sound of early John McLaughlin/Tony Williams Lifetime, Meshuggah, the “downtown punk-jazz-harmolodic” school (James Blood Ulmer/Music Revelation Ensemble, Decoding Society, Curlew), Magma, Vijay Iyer and Ben Monder among others. This is not your father’s jazz band.

10 pm
Gutbucket
Ken Thompson (sax) Ty Citerman (guitar) Eric Rockwin (bass) Adam D. Gold (drums)
The twelve year-old Brooklyn-based quartet continuously push their composer-driven, art-rock-tainted chamber jazz into new terrain. The group attacks their jazz with the ferocity usually reserved for punk. Their music is filled with layers of mature arrangements and a full-throttle blend of energy, chops, melody, intricacy and noise.


 

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