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November 2010 at the Stone 
curated by Henry and Margaret Grimes

MONDAY NOVEMBER 1—STONE SEMINAR 44
JEFF "TAIN" WATTS
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
Along with explosive power, blinding speed and mastery of complex rhythms and time signatures, Jeff "Tain" Watts brings a rare sense of elegance, tried-by-fire composure, and a gritty street funk to his music. His artistic ingenuity expresses itself in his incomparable technique, sweltering sense of swing, and extraordinary ability to imbue his music with majestic grace and elegant repose. A true jazz innovator, Watts never fails to deliver the percussive magic that has been his trademark since his emergence on the contemporary jazz scene. www.chambersoftain.com.

(SK)

11/2 Tuesday (JC)
8 pm
Henry Grimes and Max Johnson
Henry Grimes (bass, violin) Max Johnson (bass)
Henry Grimes has played more than 400 concerts in 24 countries, including many festivals, since 2003, 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, Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Roscoe Mitchell, 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. www.henrygrimes.com.



Max Johnson plays string and electric bass and guitar and sings. He has played with Jon Anderson (Yes), Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Zappa), Vernon Reid (Living Color), Ronnie Spector, Dr. Know (Bad Brains), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Ozzy Osbourne), Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), John Sinclair, Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, Frank Zappa). Currently Max attends the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music in upright bass and teaches at the Paul Green School of Rock in Manhattan. www.myspace.com/maxjohnsonmusic

10 pm
Stacy Dillard
Stacy Dillard (saxophones) Diallo House (bass) Ismail Lawal (drums)
Stacy Dillard grew up in Michigan, studied at Central State University in Ohio, relocated to New York, and has caught the attention of many with his large, rich tone, developed ideas, accurate technique, work ethic, and dedication. He has played with Ernestine Anderson, Cindy Blackman, Wycliffe Gordon, Roy Hargrove, Stefon Harris, Antonion Hart, John Hicks, Winard Harper, Frank Lacy, Victor Lewis, Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller, Lewis Nash, Herlin Riley, Norman Simmons, Terrell Stafford, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Steve Wilson, Lenny White, Lewis Nash, the Mingus Big Band, and a host of others. www.stacydillard.net/live


11/3 Wednesday (MP)
8 and 10 pm
Henry Grimes’ 75th Birthday
Henry Grimes (acoustic bass, violin, poetry) Edward "Kidd" Jordan
Henry Grimes has played more than 400 concerts in 24 countries, including many festivals, since 2003, 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, Edward "Kidd" Jordan and Roscoe Mitchell, 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. Happy birthday, Henry! www.henrygrimes.com.



Edward "Kidd" Jordan has always remained faithful to the sounds in his soul. The honesty in his playing is matched only by a tone rarely heard in the history of the tenor saxophone. He has played with Muhal Richard Abrams, Fred Anderson, Ed Blackwell, Ray Charles, Ornette Coleman, Hamid Drake, Alvin Fielder, Aretha Franklin, Joel Futterman, Henry Grimes, Julius Hemphill, David Murray, William Parker, Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, the Supremes, Cecil Taylor, Stevie Wonder, and far too many other great musicians to list here. He has taught for 3O years at Southern University in New Orleans, as well as at the Heritage School of Music, in Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, and in many other places. He has been knighted by the French government for his artistic contributions. Henry Grimes is honored to be able to share his 75th birthday sets with Edward "Kidd" Jordan. www.allaboutjazz.com/kiddjordan.



In celebration of Henry's 75th birthday, we can't have food or drinks at the Stone, but after the two sets of music, musicians and ticket-holders may convene at a late-night area restaurant to be announced (Dutch treat!).



TWENTY DOLLARS


11/4 Thursday (MJJ)
8 and 10 pm
G. Calvin Weston Group, tribute to Ornette Coleman and Free Jazz
G. Calvin Weston (drums, keyboards, trumpet) Ed Ricart (guitar) Tom Spiker (bass) Billy Martin (percussion, drums)
G. Calvin Weston came up in North Philadelphia, where he saw musicians such as Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, and James Brown at the Uptown Theater. Seeing his attention focused on the drummers, his father bought him a small set. In high school Calvin learned to read music and played second snare in the drum ensemble. He co-founded the group Bad Influence, which played in cabarets and clubs around Philadelphia. At 17, Calvin joined Ornette Colemans Prime Time Band with bass player Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Charlie Ellerbee, touring extensively in North America and Europe. Calvin went on to play and record with guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer, then joined John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards in 1990. During the late ‘90s Calvin recorded and toured with Billy Martin of Medeski Martin and Wood, Tricky, Eyvind Kang, Derek Bailey, Marc Ribot, and James Carter. He also played on several movie soundtracks, including "Get Shorty.” And he continues to lead his own groups. www.myspace.com/calvinweston. TWENTY DOLLARS


11/5 Friday (SK)
8 and 10pm
Harriet Tubman
Brandon Ross (guitar) Melvin Gibbs (bass guitar) J.T. Lewis (drums)
“I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.” -- Harriet Tubman, having escaped from slavery to freedom. The trio called Harriet Tubman was formed in 1998, named after the heroic African-American slave who risked her life to escape from slavery, and helped more than 300 others to do the same. Deeply inspired by the ideals of freedom, the trio’s music plumbs the soul’s depths for liberated musical expression, continuing the process of contextual and musical innovation exhibited by such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Jimi Hendrix, Derrick May, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Parliament Funkadelic, creating innovative compositional and cultural spaces, an important part of the African-American cultural tradition. www.myspace.com/melvin1brandon1jt1. FIFTEEN DOLLARS.


11/6 Saturday (MP)
8 pm
Vincent Chancey’s Phat Chance
Vincent Chancey (French horn) Steve Bloom (guitar) Jeremy Carlstedt (drums)
After graduation from the Southern Illinois U. School of Music, Vincent Chancey won an NEA grant and moved to New York to study with long-time pioneering jazz French hornist Julius Watkins. Vincent first came to prominence as a regular member of the Sun Ra Arkestra from 1976 to 1978, and after that he worked sporadically for Sun Ra, making a number of recordings with the ensemble, and then worked for six years with the Carla Bley Band. In 1984, he joined Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy. For many years, Vincent has also been part of the David Murray Big Band and has played with Chick Corea, Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra, Cassandra Wilson, Shirley Horn, Randy Weston, The Gil Evans Orchestra, and The Mingus Orchestra. Vincent has also performed with popular artists such as Ashford and Simpson, Melba Moore, Peggy Lee, Maxwell, Aretha Franklin, Freddy Jackson, The Winans, Elvis Costello, et al. Vincent Chancey and Phat Chance have been lighting up New York for over a year now, not to be missed. Always a surprise for their listeners. www.vincentchancey.com. FIFTEEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Laura Kahle
Laura Kahle (pocket trumpet) Radu Ben Judah (bass) Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums)
Musician/composer/trumpeter. Born in Michigan.... moved to Australia as a baby, where I lived until 2OO4. Currently living in Brooklyn, I recently traveled to Copenhagen to arrange music for the Danish Radio Big Band featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts. My CD "Downstream" was recorded in 2OO4 by the West End Composers' Collective, a 1O- piece ensemble from Brisbane. In 2OO6, two of my arrangements were premiered by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts in Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center. In 2OO7, I arranged the music of Gil Evans for the Branford Marsalis Septet, performed at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. I was awarded a 2OO8 NYFA Fellowship in Music Composition.... thanks NYFA!!! And I've composed an original score, performed by my band, for the short film "A Little Silence." www.myspace.com/laurakahle


11/7 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Mark Dresser and Henry Grimes
Mark Dresser (bass, electronics) Henry Grimes (bass, violin)
Mark Dresser has performed and recorded with some of the strongest personalities in contemporary music, including Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Bobby Bradford, Tom Cora, Marilyn Crispell, Anthony Davis, Dave Douglas, Fred Frith, Diamanda Galas, Vinny Golia, Earl Howard, Oliver Lake, George Lewis, Misha Mengelberg, Ikue Mori, James Newton, Evan Parker, Sonny Simmons, Louis Sclavis, Vladimir Tarasov, Henry Threadgill, and John Zorn. Mark has taught at the Juilliard School, Princeton University, New England Conservatory, National Superior Conservatory of Paris, Conservatory of Amsterdam, and many more. He has been a faculty member at the New School University, Hampshire College, and Princeton University, and is now on the faculty of the University of California at San Diego. www.mark-dresser.com, www.henrygrimes.com. TWENTY DOLLARS.

10 pm
Matana Roberts
Matana Roberts (alto saxophone) Ches Smith (drums)
Matana Roberts and Ches Smith are two of New York's finest improvisers. Tonight they will be experimenting on spontaneous city soundscapes. www.matanaroberts.com. www.chessmith.com


MONDAY NOVEMBER 8—STONE SEMINAR 45
MARK DRESSER—Bass Explorations
7PM to 10PM—TWENTY DOLLARS
Bass Explorations, Investigations, and Explanations: a workshop for bassists and composers towards understanding and applying extended techniques in improvisation and composition. Bassists, bring your instruments.

(DDT)

11/9 Tuesday (YH)
8 pm
Edwin Torres with Henry Grimes
Edwin Torres (poetry) Ernesto Gomez (harmonica) Henry Grimes (double-bass, violin)
Edwin Torres grew up in the Bronx and, since his poetic birth at The Nuyorican Poet’s Café in the early 90’s, has been performing and conducting workshops across the US and overseas. As a bilingual poet rooted in the languages of both sight and sound, his intermingling between vocal/sound and identity/experimental defy poetic category. He has been featured in “Newsweek,” “Rolling Stone” Magazine, and “New York” Magazine and has performed at many many venues. His newest book, “Yes Thing No Thing” is a psychophysical explosion of page in the act of becoming stage. www.brainlingo.com

10 pm
Ismail Lawal
Ismail Lawal (drums) Stacy Dillard (saxophones) Brian Jackson (piano) Diallo House (bass)
Ismail Lawal's "DHx5," original compositions by the drummer. Driven by a relentless curiosity, Ismail Lawal's playing happily avoids easy categorization. Lawal fell in love with jazz as a teen, specifically the intellectual and cultural inquisitiveness which he saw as feeding the vitality of the music. Adopting an inclusive stance, Lawal has gone on to perform in a variety of musical settings, from various African-based traditions to singer-songwriter projects, and myriad worlds in between. http://www.myspace.com/evilunltd


11/10 Wednesday (DS)
8 pm
Carmen Staaf
Carmen Staaf (piano, accordion) Kendall Eddy (acoustic bass) Austin McMahon (drums)
FIFTEEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Carmen Staaf and Henry Grimes
Carmen Staaf (piano, accordion) Henry Grimes (bass, violin)
Winner of the 2009 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Pianist Competition, Carmen Staaf has performed throughout the United States, as well as at numerous festivals and other venues in Europe, Latin America and India; she has worked with jazz luminaries including Henry Grimes, Eddie Gomez, Bob Brookmeyer, Rakalam Bob Moses, and George Garzone. Her 2008 album “Reflection” has been called “profoundly beautiful” and features her original jazz compositions with currents of swing, Cuban music and free improvisation. She joined the piano faculty at Berklee College of Music at age 24 and taught there for four years. www.carmenstaaf.com. TWENTY DOLLARS


11/11 Thursday (JS)
8 and 10 pm
Tyshawn Sorey
Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
Tyshawn Sorey is from Newark and is an active composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across an extensive range of musical idioms. As percussionist, trombonist, and pianist, Tyshawn has performed and/ or recorded nationally and internationally with his own ensembles and with those led by Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Coleman, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Michele Rosewoman, Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, and Billy Bang, among many others. His recent music has focused on concepts derived from the music of Morton Feldman and Zen Buddhism; using these models for interpreting determinate music that act as principal generators for the discovery of ideas. His article in "Arcana 4" (John Zorn, ed.) entitled “Music and Meaning” examines his approach to both composition and improvisation. He is presently studying for his Master's degree with Anthony Braxton at Wesleyan University. www.myspace.com/tyshawnsorey


11/12 Friday (YH)
8 pm
Audrey Chen
Audrey Chen (solo cello, voice, electronics)
Audrey Chen’s music delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. While exploring the combination and layering of a homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello, she works to synthesize these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language. www.myspace.com/audreychen

10 pm
Henry Grimes’s Sublime Communication Trio
Henry Grimes (bass, violin) Andrew Lamb (reeds, flutes, woodwinds, perc) Newman Taylor Baker (drums, perc)
This trio of ecstatic sound has played 15 concerts between New York City and the Azores (two of them festivals), was the surprise smash hit at Edgefest (Ann Arbor, Michigan) a couple of years ago, was named "Best Jazz Trio of the Year" by "New York Press," and has produced two CDs thus far. www.henrygrimes.com, www.myspace.com/andrewtheblacklamb. www.ntbsingindrums.blogspot.com. TWENTY DOLLARS


11/13 Saturday (MJ)
8 and 10 pm
Marc Medwin
Marc Medwin (piano) Henry Grimes (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
Marc Medwin received his Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of North Carolina and teaches music history full time at American University in Washington, D.C. Increasingly active in the fields of performance and journalism, he writes liner notes, CD reviews, and articles for various print and online journals, and he also plays keyboards with local “free jazz” and electro-acoustic ensembles. He lives with his wife and 5-year-old daughter in Gaithersburg, Maryland. www.american.edu/cas/faculty/medwin.cfm. TWENTY DOLLARS


11/14 Sunday (NY)
8 pm
Lisa Sokolov
Lisa Sokolov (solo piano, voice)
Lisa Sokolov's studies began as a classical pianist and singer with conservatory prep education and traditional musical training. Her intrigue with the music of John Coltrane led her to search out Coltrane's bassist Jimmy Garrison at Bennington College in Vermont, and there she found herself also able to study with Bill Dixon, Jimmy Lyons, and Milford Graves, as well as composers Vivian Fine and Louis Calabro. Over the years, she has worked with Rashied Ali, Andrew Cyrille, Mark Dresser, Gerry Hemingway, Jimmy Lyons, Steve McCall, Butch Morris, William Parker, Badal Roy, Irene Schweitzer, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Lisa is the originator of Embodied VoiceWork, a vocal improvisation method she teaches at New York University, where she is a full professor. She is also the Director of The Institute for Embodied VoiceWork in New York, where she trains post-graduate music therapists and physicians. She is often a keynote speaker at conferences, institutes and universities throughout the world. www.lisasokolov.com. FIFTEEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Jay Clayton—Out and In
Jay Clayton (solo voice) Jerry Granelli (drums)
Jay Clayton has taught at City College and the New School, has co-taught with Sheila Jordan at the Vermont Jazz Workshop, Jazz in July in Mass., and Banff Center in Canada, and was on the jazz faculty of Cornish College of the Arts for 20 years. Her book, "Sing Your Story: A Practical Guide for Learning and Teaching the Art of Jazz Singing," was published by Advance Music in 2OO1. Jay has performed and recorded throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe with Muhal Richard Abrams, Gary Bartz, Jane Ira Bloom, George Cables, Stanley Cowell, Urszula Dudziak, Jeanne Lee, Bobby McFerrin, Kirk Nurock, Julian Priester, Steve Reich, Norma Winstone, and others. Jay has appeared at major venues including Lincoln Center, Sweet Basil, Town Hall, Kennedy Center, Jazz Alley, and the North Sea and Montmartre Festivals. Her current projects, covering both standards and original music, integrate poetry and electronics into her music. Her projects reflect the diversity of her art, and her live performances, which range from duo to sextet, are unique events that draw from all of these collaborations. www.jayclayton.com FIFTEEN DOLLARS


MONDAY NOVEMBER 15—STONE SEMINAR 46
HENRY GRIMES (double-bass, violin, poetry)
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
A conversation in music and words about playing music to save the world. Bring your instruments.

(SK)

11/16 Tuesday (JS)
8 pm
Salim Washington
Salim Washington (saxes) Melanie Dyer (viola) Henry Grimes (bass, violin) Charles Burnham (violin) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
Melanie Dyer: The Denver public school system put a viola in my hands in 4th grade 'cuz it was the only instrument left in the band room. Few months later a symphony violist moves in across the street. Synchronicity. Playing/performed with Kuumbaa Frank Lacy's Vibe Tribe, Salim Washington's Harlem Art Ensemble & Roxbury Blues Aesthetic, Many Colors of a Woman, Joe Bonner, Jabbo Ware, Jimmy Hopps, Ken McIntyre, Joe Ford & Jerry Eastman... matriculated on the bandstand at Connolly's Stardust Lounge/Boston, orchestras & opera companies. Two sides: "Love in Exile" & "Harlem Homecoming." 4 kids, a mortgage & a day job. You gotta have peace and love. www.myspace.com/melaniedenisedyer FIFTEEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Salim Washington
Salim Washington (saxes) Charles Burnham (violin) Juini Booth (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
A native of Memphis, Salim Washington grew up in Detroit. In his teens he mastered the saxophone, the flute, and the oboe, and studied piano as well. He attended Harvard for a while, taking time off to further his career as a jazz musician, composer, and arranger. He founded a Boston-based group, the Roxbury Blues Aesthetic, played with a number of ensembles, and traveled extensively, playing at music festivals in Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Since moving his base of operations to New York, he has become a regular at St. Nick's Pub in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem on Friday nights, frequently appearing as leader of his latest group, Harlem Arts Ensemble. In the latter half of the ‘90s, he went back to Harvard to complete his B.A. and go on for his Ph.D., receiving his doctorate in 2000. He is now a professor at Brooklyn College and a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship. www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pub/1671.htm FIFTEEN DOLLARS


11/17 Wednesday (CL)
8 and 10 pm
Jeff “Tain” Watts with Henry Grimes and Scott Robinson
Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums) Henry Grimes (bass, violin) Scott Robinson (reeds)
Along with explosive power, blinding speed and mastery of complex rhythms and time signatures, Jeff "Tain" Watts brings a rare sense of elegance, tried-by-fire composure, and a gritty street funk to his music. His artistic ingenuity expresses itself in his incomparable technique, sweltering sense of swing, and extraordinary ability to imbue his music with majestic grace and elegant repose. A true jazz innovator, Watts never fails to deliver the percussive magic that has been his trademark since his emergence on the contemporary jazz scene. www.chambersoftain.com TWENTY DOLLARS.


11/18 Thursday (JM)
8 pm
Newman Taylor Baker’s “Singin’ Drums”
Newman Taylor Baker (drums)
Virginia native Newman Taylor Baker has long worked to bridge traditional African talking drum and Western European tympani, creating a diatonically tuned enhanced drum set (currently 7 pitches) to develop original compositions in a broad range of musical expressions. He holds a B.S. degree in Music Ed. from Virginia State U. and an M.M. from East Carolina U. He's played and toured in over 40 countries with Billy Bang, Kenny Barron, Bobby Bradford, Henry Grimes, Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Joe Henderson, Fred Hopkins and Diedre Murray, Ahmad Jamal, Leroy Jenkins, Jeanne Lee, James Moody, Dewey Redman, Sam Rivers, Henry Threadgill, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, the Delaware and Richmond Symphonies, and more. Newman is also a dedicated educator of long standing. www.ntbsingindrums.blogspot.com

10 pm
Andrew Bemkey
Andrew Bemkey (piano) Newman Taylor Baker (drums)
Andrew Bemkey has been playing in trumpeter Roy Campbell, Jr.’s TAZZ band since 2OO2 and in several groups led by violinist Billy Bang, including Aftermath and the Billy Bang Quartet, since 2OO3. His work with Roy began in Harlem at the legendary Lenox Lounge, where he played with TAZZ during its 3-year stint as the Monday-night house band. TAZZ went on to play festivals coast-to-coast and will be recording this fall. Andrew has also toured extensively with Billy Bang in the U.S. and Europe, most recently in New England and Italy. And in September, 2OO5, Andrew joined Reggie Workman and Rashied Ali in a John Coltrane tribute band led by Roy Campbell, Jr. and Louis Belogenis, playing sold-out concerts in New York and in the Sons d'Hiver Festival in Paris, to the joy of audience and musicians alike. As of late, New York has heard Andrew in word & music collaborations with the Rev. Jacqui Lewis at Middle Church; in duets with master drummer Newman Taylor Baker at the Stone; with alto saxophonist Saco Yasuma at the Hell’s Kitchen Jazz Festival; with TAZZ at Brooklyn’s Zebulon; and with Billy Bang in the Vision Festival. www.andrewbemkey.com


11/19 Friday (YH)
8 pm
Mixashawn (Lee Rozie): "Jah Emidy"
Mixashawn (Lee Rozie) (saxophones, flutes, berimbau, percussion, storytelling)
Mixashawn (Lee Rozie) is a musician on the very highest levels of artistry and power, a fiery tenor saxophonist coming out of the jazz tradition and informed by his Native American and African roots, as well as an extensive knowledge of all musics. He is a descendant of the Maheekanew people of the Connecticut River Valley and of Joseph A. Emidy, an 18th-century griot from Guinea, West Africa who carved out an astonishing career as a classical musician and composer in England. Mixashawn himself is an internationally acclaimed jazz composer, master canoe designer and builder, and multicultural educator. He performs in concert, at powwows, in clubs, on radio and television, and has recorded with Rashied Ali, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Bobby McFerrin, and Vernon Reid. Mixashawn frequently offers educational performances and presentations at cultural centers such as the National Museum of the American Indian (NYC), National Museum of Science and Technology (Washington, DC), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Museum of Modern Art (Columbus, Ohio), and the Mashentucket Pequot and Peabody Museums (Connecticut), and he teaches and plays at schools including the University of Hartford, Hartt School of Music, Wheeler Elementary School, and the Guilford Handcraft Center. www.mixashawn.com

10 pm
Mixashawn (Lee Rozie) with Henry Grimes: “Live from Downtown Atlantis”
Lee Rozie (spoken word, saxophones, flutes, berimbau, voice, percussion) Henry Grimes (bass, violin)


11/20 Saturday (JM)
8 and 10 pm
STONE IMPROV NIGHT—A Stone benefit led by Scott Robinson, with many
special guests
Many special guests!
A Stone benefit led by Scott Robinson, with many special guests. Come down and help The Stone stay afloat with out monthly improv concerts! TWENTY DOLLARS.


11/21 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Connie Crothers and Henry Grimes
Connie Crothers (piano) Henry Grimes (bass, violin)
Fifteen Dollars.

10 pm
Connie Crothers
Connie Crothers (piano) Richard Tabnik (alto saxophone) Roy Campbell, Jr. (trumpets) Ken Filiano (bass) Roger Mancuso (drums)
After attending the University of California at Berkeley, Connie Crothers moved to New York in 1962 to study with Lennie Tristano, who presented her in solo and quartet concerts at Carnegie Recital Hall. She began long-term artistic collaborations with Warne Marsh, Lenny Popkin, and Max Roach, touring Europe and Canada and appearing at the Blue Note, Sweet Basil, Birdland, the Spoleto Festival, and the Village Vanguard. With Jemeel Moondoc, Connie performed at the Vision Festival, Tonic, and Hallwalls in Buffalo, and at the Stone with the addition of Henry Grimes. Connie currently performs with her own quartet, featuring alto saxophonist Richard Tabnik, drummer Roger Mancuso, and bassist Ken Filiano. Roulette presented her duo with electro-acoustic improviser and composer Ben Manley, as well as in duo with Kevin Norton. She appeared at Brecht Forum with her newly formed trio, TranceFormations, with singer Andrea Wolper and Ken Filiano, and in duo at The Stone with clarinetist Bill Payne. Marian McPartland featured Connie on her NPR radio series Piano Jazz. www.conniecrothers.net.


MONDAY NOVEMBER 22—STONE SEMINAR 47
Connie Crothers—Spontaneous Improvisation
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
Lecture/Q&A. The subject will be spontaneous improvisation, with the emphasis on intuition as the source for musical content. I'll talk about this with reference to both free improvisation and standard tunes (not the "changes" and pre-arranged melodic bits approach to standards--an approach that opens up standards to a more freely improvised music). I will refer to musical examples, both current and important turning points from the past (perhaps beginning with Louis Armstrong's "free" improvisatory introduction to "West End Blues."

(DDT)

11/23 Tuesday (CL)
8 pm
Marc Ribot Solo
Marc Ribot (guitars, voice)
The boundless musician, composer, bandleader, writer, speaker, and activist Marc Ribot was born in Newark and as a teen played guitar in garage bands while studying with Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. Marc has since played /toured/recorded with (to name just a few) Laurie Anderson, Chuck Berry, Solomon Burke, T-Bone Burnett, Vinicius Cantuaria, James Carter, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Chocolate Genius, Allen Ginsberg, Henry Grimes, Joe Henry, the Jazz Passengers, Arto Lindsay, the Lounge Lizards, Evan and John Lurie, Cibo Mato, Brother Jack McDuff, Medeski Martin & Wood, Marisa Monte, Sam Phillips, Wilson Pickett, Realtones, Patti Scialfa, David Sylvian, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Carla and Rufus Thomas, Alan Toussaint, McCoy Tyner, Caetano Veloso, Tom Waits, Akiko Yano, and John Zorn. He frequently collaborates with producer T-Bone Burnett, most recently on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s Grammy-winning “Raising Sand." Marc also leads several groups of his own, including Los Cubanos Postizos, the Marc Ribot Trio, Rootless Cosmopolitans, Shrek, Spiritual Unity, Sunship, and more. He has both scored and played on scores of many films and documentaries. www.marcribot.com.

10 pm
Marc Ribot Trio
Marc Ribot (guitars, voice) Henry Grimes (bass, violin) J.T. Lewis (drums)
The boundless musician, composer, bandleader, writer, speaker, and activist Marc Ribot was born in Newark and as a teen played guitar in garage bands while studying with Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. Marc has since played/toured/recorded with (to name just a few) Laurie Anderson, Chuck Berry, Solomon Burke, T-Bone Burnett, Vinicius Cantuaria, James Carter, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Chocolate Genius, Allen Ginsberg, Henry Grimes, Joe Henry, the Jazz Passengers, Arto Lindsay, the Lounge Lizards, Evan and John Lurie, Cibo Mato, Brother Jack McDuff, Medeski Martin & Wood, Marisa Monte, Sam Phillips, Wilson Pickett, Realtones, Patti Scialfa, David Sylvian, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Carla and Rufus Thomas, Alan Toussaint, McCoy Tyner, Caetano Veloso, Tom Waits, Akiko Yano, and John Zorn. He frequently collaborates with producer T-Bone Burnett, most recently on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s Grammy-winning “Raising Sand." Marc also leads several groups of his own, including Los Cubanos Postizos, the Marc Ribot Trio, Rootless Cosmopolitans, Shrek, Spiritual Unity, Sunship, and more. He has both scored and played on scores of many films and documentaries. www.marcribot.com. TWENTY DOLLARS


11/24 Wednesday (NY)
8 pm
Gino Sitson
Gino Sitson (voice, body percussion) Patrizia Ferrara, Daphne Paron (voices) Steve Sandberg (voice, piano)
Award-winning New York-based vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson is from the Bamileke region of Cameroon, Central Africa. He has laid down tracks or shared bandstands with Geri Allen, Wally Badarou, Ron Carter, Manu Dibango, David Gilmore, Craig Harris, James Hurt, Bobby McFerrin, Antoine and Wallace Roney, John Scofield, Frank Wess, and John William, among others. His daring music combines jazz, gospel, blues, and traditional African rhythms and melodies in a most innovative way. Freely exploring the use of his voice and body, combining his vocal acrobatics with amazing body percussions and miscellaneous effects, Mr. Sitson has forged his own unique vocal technique. www.ginositson.com

10 pm
Ken Filiano
Ken Filiano (bass) Henry Grimes (bass, violin)
Ken Filiano leads and composes for his quartet with Michael Attias, Tony Malaby, and Michael Thomspon and his quintet with Attias, Jackson Krall, Steve Swell, and Tomas Ulrich. His prolific output also includes performances and/or recordings with Bobby Bradford, Roy Campbell, Jr., Nels and Alex Cline, Dennis Gonzalez, Vinny Golia, Jason Hwang, Joseph Jarman, Sheila Jordan, Joelle Leandre, Frank London, Butch Morris, Barre Phillips, Roswell Rudd, the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Andrea Wolper, and many more. He tours widely, playing across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America. He has appeared at numerous festivals and on concert stages worldwide. Ken has been a guest lecturer, performer, and workshop leader at many educational institutions, including the Actor's Institute of New York, San Francisco State University, UCLA, Centro de Arte Moderna (Lisbon), and Rutgers University, where he received his Master's Degree. www.myspace.com/kenfiliano


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11/26 Friday (MJ)
8 pm
Charles Burnham
Charles Burnham (violin)
The passion and fire of Charlie Burnham's violin has graced the work of many: Peter Apfelbaum, Steven Bernstein, Ted Daniel, Susie Ibarra, Medeski Martin & Wood, String Trio of New York, Henry Threadgill, James Blood Ulmer, Cassandra Wilson, and many, many others. Wordly and otherworldly sounds can be heard from Burnham's musical and personal journeys, as his soulful voice and violin lead you down some open roads and dark alleys, and bring you to some spots you may not have known even to exist. www.myspace.com/burnhammusic

10 pm
ScienSonic Laboratories presents Live at Space Farms, featuring the great Marshall Allen
Scott Robinson (contrabass, saxes, theremin, sonic devices) Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, EVI) Pat O'Leary (cello, bass and sonic devices) Kevin Norton (vibraphone, drums, percussion) Special Guest Henry Grimes
In 2OO5, an all-star quartet including saxophonists Scott Robinson and Marshall Allen recorded in a cow pasture at Space Farms in NJ, utilizing the incredible tower of huge antique cast-iron bells standing there. The resulting CD, Live at Space Farms, was issued earlier this year. Tonight this group reconvenes, with special guest Henry Grimes added, for a set of freewheeling and far-reaching improvised music which will incorporate the recorded sounds of the bells of Space Farms. Buckle up! http://home.earthlink.net/~smoulden/scott/scott.html. FIFTEEN DOLLARS.


11/27 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Andrew Lamb and The Moving Form
Andrew Lamb (reeds, flutes, woodwinds, perc) Tom Abbs (bass, tuba, perc) Warren Smith and Michael Wimberly (drums, perc) Will Halsey (spoken word, perc) Jimmy James Greene (spontaneous visual art, flute)
Andrew Lamb, born in North Carolina and raised there and in Chicago, came to New York in the ‘70s and soon became an active presence in the vibrant Bedford-Stuyvesant arts scene, eventually winning a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Andrew and his ensembles have been a regular presence in the New York area ever since, and have frequently played the annual Vision Festival. In 2001, Andrew Lamb took part in Alan Silva's big-band project the Sound Visions Orchestra, and the following year he toured with AACM-affiliated drummer Alvin Fielder. Andrew has also played 20 concerts, including several festivals, in the U.S. and Europe with Henry Grimes since 2004 in Henry’s groups Spaceship on the Highway and the Sublime Communication Trio. Andrew Lamb can be heard on the Delmark, CIMP, Engine, Danjor, and JazzNewYork Productions labels. www.myspace.com/andrewtheblacklamb. FIFTEEN DOLLARS


11/28 Sunday (AC)
8 pm
Craig Harris
Craig Harris (solo trombone, didgeridoo) Pete Drungle (piano)
Born in Hempstead, Long Island, Craig Harris is a graduate of the SUNY music program at Old Westbury, and was deeply influenced by its legendary founder and director, the late Makanda Ken McIntyre. Craig's move to New York City in 1978 quickly established him in the forefront of young trombonists, along with Ray Anderson, George Lewis, and Joseph Bowie. He played for two years alongside another of his teachers at SUNY, baritone saxophonist Pat Patrick in Sun Ra's Arkestra. Mr. Harris then embarked on a world tour with South African pianist/composer Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) in 1981. Subsequently, Mr. Harris became a member of David Murray's Octet, the Beaver Harris-Don Pullen 360-Degree Musical Experience, Sam Rivers' various orchestral aggregations, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, and many, many more. He also played for Lena Horne in her Broadway orchestra for a year. Craig has also performed all over the world with his own ensembles and has recorded numerous albums for various labels. He is a strong force in the cultural life of Harlem, where he lives today. FIFTEEN DOLLARS. www.craigsharris.com

10 pm
Craig Harris and Henry Grimes
Craig Harris (trombone, didgeridoo) Henry Grimes (bass, violin)
FIFTEEN DOLLARS.


MONDAY NOVEMBER 29—STONE SEMINAR 48
Harriet Tubman Trio Workshop—Brandon Ross (guitars) Melvin Gibbs (bass guitar) J.T. Lewis (drums)
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
“I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.” -- Harriet Tubman, having escaped from slavery to freedom.

The Harriet Tubman Trio was formed in 1998, named after the heroic African-American slave who risked her life to escape from slavery, and helped more than 3OO others to do the same. Deeply inspired by the ideals of freedom, the Harriet Tubman Trio’s music plumbs the soul’s depths for liberated musical expression, continuing the process of contextual and musical innovation exhibited by such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Jimi Hendrix, Derrick May, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Parliament Funkadelic, creating innovative compositional and cultural spaces, an important part of the African-American cultural tradition. www.myspace.com/melvin1brandon1jt1

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11/30 Tuesday (YT)
8 and 10 pm
Zim Ngqawana
Zim Ngqawana (saxophones, flute) Henry Grimes (bass, violin) Andrew Cyrille (drums)
Zim Ngqawana was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and first made his mark at the historic inauguration of President Nelson Mandela in 1994, where he directed the 1OO-member Drums for Peace Orchestra, led an elite group of 12 presidential drummers, and was featured as solo saxophonist. This recognition came after a late start and some tough struggles. Zim was the youngest of five children and started playing flute at the age of 21; although he was forced to drop out of school before completing university entrance requirements, his prowess won him a place at Rhodes University. He later went on to study for a diploma in Jazz Studies at the University of Natal. Working with the University’s ensemble, he attended the International Association of Jazz Educators convention in the U.S. and was offered scholarships to the Max Roach/Wynton Marsalis jazz workshop and subsequently a Max Roach scholarship to the University of Massachusetts, where he studied with jazz legends Archie Shepp and Yusef Lateef. Since his return to South Africa in the ‘9Os, he has worked in the bands of veteran greats Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela and has also devoted much time and effort into building up a number of his own small and large groups. Zim is committed to developing and creating an audience for new South African jazz. His music draws on influences ranging from South Africa’s folk and rural traditions to Indian and Western classical music, world music, and the avant-garde. He is open to everything and in search of spirituality. He refuses to limit his music to being specifically South African. He doesn't play jazz; he plays music. He isn't African; he's universal. www.myspace.com/zimology. TWENTY DOLLARS


 

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