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January 2009 at the Stone 
curated by Craig Taborn

1/1 Thursday (BS)
8 pm
Terrence McManus Transcendental Numbers
Terrence McManus (electric and classical guitars, compositions) Mark Helias (bass) Gerry Hemingway (drums, percussion)
A classic (un)guitar trio acting as a derivative of the micro and the macro, brought to a state of unity, but retaining the original three separate substances.

10 pm
BIshop/Cleaver/Flood
Andrew Bishop (saxophones, clarinet) Gerald Cleaver (drums) Tim Flood (bass)
Bishop/Cleaver/Flood draws its aesthetic through the use of diverse methods to find a balance of composition and improvisational forms along with a search for a cohesive equilibrium of musical genres including jazz, concert music, popular, folk, etc.


1/2 Friday (AG)
8 pm
Tyshawn Sorey and Kris Davis
Tyshawn Sorey (percussion) Kris Davis (piano) Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones)
A new project with compositions for trio.

10 pm
Nicole Mitchell’s Sonic Projections I
Nicole Mitchell (flute) David Boykin (tenor sax) Vijay Iyer (piano) Chad Taylor (drums)


1/3 Saturday (JCJM)
8 pm
Nicole Mitchell’s Sonic Projections II
Nicole Mitchell (flute) David Boykin (tenor sax) Mary Halvorsen (guitar) Chad Taylor (drums)

10 pm
Val-Inc (Afro-Electronica)
Val Jeanty (electronics)
Haitian electronic music composer/percussionist/turntablist, Val-Inc evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious. Her work invites the "Lwas" as she incorporates her African Haitian musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern. She works with a diverse array of artists: Steve Coleman as a turntablist/composer, Tracie D. Morris as a percussionist and Anthony Braxton as a recording engineer. Her "Afro-Electronica" installations have been showcased in New York City at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Roulette Intermedium and internationally at SaalFelden Music Festival in Austria, Stanser Musiktage in Switzerland, Jazz a la Villette in France, and the Biennale Di Venezia Museum in Italy.


1/4 Sunday (YT)
8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Gerald Cleaver (drums) John Hebert (bass)

10 pm
Francisco Mora—The Afro Horn
Salim Washington (tenor sax) Alex Harding (baritone sax) Hakim Jami (bass) Ade Love (percussion) Francisco Mora (drums)
The Afro Horn, inspired by Henry Dumas's story "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?", was conceived by Francisco Mora Catlett in Sun Ra's home during his tenure with the Arkestra in the 70's. In this story the Afro Horn is a powerful instrument that unites and completes the circle, bringing new light and life. Calling on Detroit colleagues Harding, Washington, and Jami, Master Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett is proud to present Afro-Horn for a premier New York City performance at the Stone. Do not miss The Afro-Horn!


1/6 Tuesday (YT)
8 pm
Gerald Cleaver—Violet Hour
Chris Lightcap (bass) Ben Waltzer (piano) Andrew Bishop (soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet) J.D. Allen (tenor sax) Jeremy Pelt (trumpet) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
The name of the band is a reference to that time commonly known as twilight, when it's neither day nor night, but both. The time when it's physically manifested to us that so-called opposites are actually one in the same.

10 pm
Gerald Cleaver Uncle June
Mat Maneri (viola) Tony Malaby (soprano and tenor saxophones) Craig Taborn (keyboards) Drew Gress (double bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums, narration)
Uncle June explores the life and times of the man so-named Uncle June by his loved ones. Strategies: meta-memory, fluidity, signification, Ill-rationales, Up-South-ness. Uncle June explores the creative process of the African-American adjustment in/to the US across many generations.


1/7 Wednesday (DS)
8 pm
Tom Rainey and Ingrid Laubrock
Tom Rainey (drums) Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones)

10 pm
Mike Reed and Jeff Parker
Mike Reed (drums) Jeff Parker (guitar)


1/8 Thursday (JM)
8 pm
Angel OV Death
Andrew D’Angelo (sax, computer) Jamie Saft (bass, guitar, keys) Mike Pride (drums, vox)

10 pm
Mike Reed and Jeff Parker
Mike Reed (drums) Jeff Parker (guitar)


1/9 Friday (DS)
8 pm
SIM (School for Improvised Music) Student Ensembles

10 pm
SIM (School for Improvised Music) Faculty Ensembles


1/10 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Tim Berne Adobe Probe
John Hebert (bass) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Shane Endsley (trumpet) Bruce Berne (alto sax) Chris Speed (tenor sax) Matt Mitchell (piano) Gerald Cleaver (drums)

10 pm
Mat Maneri Ensemble
Mat Maneri (viola) and his ensemble


1/11 Sunday (JC)
8 pm
Craig Taborn Solo
Craig Taborn (piano)

10 pm
Tim Berne and Craig Taborn
Tim Berne (sax) Craig Taborn (piano)


1/13 Tuesday (JC)
8 pm
Junk Magic Light
Mat Maneri (viola) David King (drums) Erik Fratzke (bass) Chris Speed (tenor sax) Craig Taborn (piano, electronics)
New York debut performance.

10 pm
Junk Magic Dark
Mat Maneri (viola) David King (drums) Erik Fratzke (bass) Chris Speed (tenor sax) Craig Taborn (piano, electronics)
New York debut performance.


1/14 Wednesday (GG)
8 pm
Maria Layrette Friis
Pamelia Kurstin (theremin) Maria Layrette Friis

10 pm
Calvin Weston Nassira
Aram Bajakian (guitar) Tom Spiker (bass) Billy Martin (percussion, drums) G Calvin Weston (drums, trumpet)


1/15 Thursday (SK)
8 pm
Fat Kid Wednesdays
Mike Lewis (sax) Adam Linz (bass) JT Bates (drums)

10 pm
Charlie Looker
Charlie Looker (guitar, voice)
Solo acoustic set from Extra Life frontman, including covers, improvisations and sneak peeks of upcoming Extra Life material.


1/16 Friday (DS)
8 pm
Cleaver/Parker/Taborn
Gerald Cleaver (drums) William Parker (bass) Craig Taborn (piano)
A special CD release performance

10 pm
Fat Kid Wednesdays
Mike Lewis (sax) Adam Linz (bass) JT Bates (drums)


1/17 Saturday (MB)
8 pm
Dave Burrell and Jen Shyu
Dave Burrell (piano) Jen Shyu (voice)

10 pm
Mystery Palace
Ryan Olcott (keyboards, voice) James Buckley (bass) Joey Van Phillips (drums)
Great band from Minneapolis in a rare NY performance. Forget everything you know about post-Casio dance rock and laptop electro high jinks. Led by seasoned digital auteur Ryan Olcott, (FoodTeam, 12Rods), Mystery Palace is leading both man and machine into a stranger musical future. Already known among glitch-world scenesters for his supreme circuit-bending skills, Olcott uses his seductive voice, melodic chops and arsenal of hand-tweaked keyboards to front this mesmerizing trio, rounded out by bassist James Buckley and groove wiz Joey Van Phillips on drums. Plenty of digitally savvy acts have a hard time delivering the goods outside their own studio/bedroom, but Mystery Palace comes fully equipped to recreate its haunting art-pop on stage, matching quixotic sequences and textures with an assuredly human rhythm section. Fans of New Order and Autechre will thrill to see Olcott’s sly arcade crooner shadowboxing with his inner mad mechanic—-a mic in one hand, a soldering iron in the other.


1/18 Sunday (TD)
8 pm
Foodteam
Ryan Olcott (electronics)
FoodTeam is an enigma in this hi-tech age. This ex-12rods (V2) maestro aka Ryan Olcott, who's had plenty of experience with computers and music, has recently spent long hours honing keyboards cheesy enough for your uncle Frank to want to play "Yesterday" on at Thanksgiving. In other words, he circuit bends the big rigs: mid-pro Yamaha keyboards... transforming these latter-day parlor-pianos into mighty engines of adventure that give his elegant, melodic romps life. Aside from his current bent-pop project Mystery Palace (Zod, TotallyGrossNationalProduct), as a solo artist he creates improvised music possessed of mystery and charm enough to fuel a thousand arcane rituals. FoodTeam has been touted by both press and peers as one of the greatest circuit benders and even "the John Henry of audio processing". Check out his impressive collection here: http://www.mystery-palace.com/foodteam/gallery.html

10 pm
Vijay Iyer Trio
Vijay Iyer (piano) Stephan Crump (bass) Marcus Gilmore (drums)


1/20 Tuesday (MP)
8 pm
Ron Stabinsky
Ron Stabinsky (piano)
A performance of improvised solo music utilizing the piano and a collection of plastic,glass and metal objects played with body and/or breath.

10 pm
Jacob Sacks
Jacob Sacks (piano) Eivind Opsvik (bass) Mat Maneri (viola) Matt Wilson (drums)


1/21 Wednesday (MB)
8 pm
James Hurt
James Hurt (piano, electronics)

10 pm
Matt Mitchell
Matt Mitchell (piano)
Pianist/composer/electronic musician Matt Mitchell (Kaktus, Feigner, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne, Brad Shepik) plays his first NYC solo piano concert, playing his own music and also music by Tim Berne and Andrew Hill.


1/22 Thursday (NYYT)
8 pm
Gust Burns Tone Action House
Duo: Gregory Reynolds (alto sax) Gust Burns (inside piano) Quartet: Gust Burns (piano) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Reuben Radding (bass) Andrew Drury (drums)
New piano/ensemble improvisation work.

10 pm
Judith Berkson's Music For 3 Voices
Judith Berkson, Alyssa Lamb, Emily Hurst (voice)
Sopranos Judith Berkson, Alyssa Lamb and Emily Hurst perform 15th and 16th century motets by Palestrina, Josquin and Lassus. Also on the program will be Hebrew cantorial chant, lieder by Franz Schubert, and Berkson's "Variation" a work written especially for the performers.


1/23 Friday (GG)
8 pm
Gust Burns Tone Action House
Quartet: Gust Burns (piano) John Mclellan (drums) Andrew Lafkas (bass) Jack Wright (saxophones)
New piano/ensemble improvisation work.

10 pm
Ralph Alessi and Group
Ralph Alessi (trumpet)


1/24 Saturday (BS)
8 pm
Jen Shyu and Jade Tongue
Jen Shyu (voice) David Binney (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass) Dan Weiss (drums)
The CD release performance of original music set to text by Esteban Montejo (from Autobiography of a Runaway Slave), Chinese indentured laborers (from Cuba Commission Report,1876), Li Bai, Meng Jiao, Yang Wu Bin Mei, Shyu. Languages: English, Spanish,Taiwanese, Mandarin.

10 pm
Angie Sanchez—Circle Down
Angie Sanchez (piano) Chris Lightcap (bass) Chad Taylor (drums)


1/25 Sunday (CB)
8 pm
Thomas Morgan
Thomas Morgan (bass, guitar, voice)
Solo bass, vocal, and guitar compositions and improvisations.

10 pm
Ikue Mori
Ikue Mori (electronics) Miguel Fransconi (glass instruments) Special guest Lotte Anker (saxophones)


1/27 Tuesday (MP)
8 pm
The Magnets
Annette Krebs (electric guitar) Anthea Caddy (cello) Magda Mayas (piano)
Spanning the genres of chamber music, noise, music concrete and improv abstracted by precise temporal shifts, accelerations and disruptions the magnets adhere to a highly articulate sound world. often finding themselves traversing through a myriad of sonic and musical dialects the exploration of texture, space and instrument is something the trio is continually pursuing. having developed their own specific idiosyncratic languages on their respective instruments, the entwining of these languages is both succinct and elusive generating a peculiar and surreal mapping of the electronic and acoustic relationship.

10 pm
Lotte Anker, Herb Robertson, Okkyung Lee, Lori Freedman
Lotte Anker (saxophones) Herb Robertson (trumpet) Okkyung Lee (cello) Lori Freedman (clarinet, bass clarinet)


1/28 Wednesday (CB)
8 pm
Lotte Anker, Sylvie Courvoisier and Ikue Mori
Lotte Anker (saxophones) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics)

10 pm
Miles Okazaki and Jen Shyu
Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jen Shyu (voice)
Frequent collaborators Miles Okazaki and Jen Shyu perform music for acoustic guitar and voice. They will be presenting material from recent projects, as well as new compositions written for this occasion.


1/29 Thursday (BLG)
8 pm
Dan Weiss Trio
Dan Weiss (drums) Jacob Sacks (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass)
The trio will perform an hour long 9 part suite composed by Dan that has recently been recorded.

10 pm
Mat Maneri and Randy Peterson Duo
Mat Maneri (viola) Randy Peterson (drums)


1/30 Friday (NYYT)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Improv Night—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Craig Taborn (piano) Okkyung Lee (cello) Lotte Ankers (sax) Mat Maneri (viola) Nate Wooley (trumpet) and many special guests


1/31 Saturday (MB)
8 pm
Richard Woodson Lemonyellow!
Richard Woodson (acoustic guitar, singing, songs) Alex Hills (keyboards) Danny Tunick (drums)

10 pm
The Up
Ben Gerstein (trombone) Eivind Opsvik (bass) Jonathan Moritz (sax) John McLellan (drums)


 

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