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December 2006 at the Stone 
curated by Bruce Lee Gallanter and Manny "Lunch" Maris (Downtown Music Gallery)

12/1 Friday
8 and 10 pm
Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Tony Levin
Paul Dunmall (saxes) Paul Rogers (contrabass) Tony Levin (drums)
Three-Fourths of the Mujician Quartet together for the first time in the U.S. (pianist Keith Tippett could not be here).


12/2 Saturday
8 and 10 pm
Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Tony Levin, Ellery Eskelin, Ray Anderson
Paul Dunmall (saxes) Paul Rogers (contrabass) Tony Levin (drums) Guests Ellery Eskelin (sax) Ray Anderson (trombone)
Manny Maris' 50th Birthday!

15 dollars each set.


12/3 Sunday
8 and 10 pm
Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Tony Levin, Kevin Norton, Tony Malaby
Paul Dunmall (saxes) Paul Rogers (contrabass) Tony Levin (drums) Guests Kevin Norton (drums) Tony Malaby (sax)
ALSO: Special FREE 5 pm show at Downtown Music Gallery, 342 Bowery: Paul Dunmall & Matt Welch: Bagpipes Duo!


12/5 Tuesday
8 pm
Steve Beresford's Signal for Tea Quartet
Steve Beresford (piano, vocals) Ned Rothenberg (alto sax) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (contrabass) Harris Eisenstadt (drums)
Mr. Beresford & his downtown all-star quartet will perform songs from his wonderful Avant CD, "Signals for Tea", which has never been performed here is the US, as well as some spirited improvisations from this special one-time quartet.

10 pm
Steve Beresford's Signal for Tea Quartet
Steve Beresford (piano, vocals) Ned Rothenberg (alto sax) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (contrabass) Harris Eisenstadt (drums)
Steve Beresford (piano, vocals) Ned Rothenberg (alto sax) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Shanir Ezra

Blumenkranz (contrabass) Harris Eisenstadt (drums)


12/6 Wednesday
8 pm
Borah Bergman
Borah Bergman (piano)
Solo piano from one of the most extraordinary of all local piano legends, who rarely gets a chance to play here is his own backyard.

10 pm
Borah Bergman, Sabir Mateen, Dee Pop!
Borah Bergman (piano) Sabir Mateen (reeds) Dee Pop! (drums)
Solo piano from one of the most extraordinary of all local piano legends, who rarely gets a chance to play here is his own backyard.


12/7 Thursday
8 pm
Lucian Ban (piano) Barry Altschul (drums) Hilliard Greene (bass)
Lucian Ban with Barry Altschul and Hilliard "Hill" Greene
Lucian Ban is one of the most gifted pianists & composers to come to New York in the past decade. Check any of his discs on CIMP or Jazzaway and you will be knocked out. On this night Lucian plays with the legendary New York jazz drummer, Barry Altschul whose career stretches back to the mid-sixties when he recorded with Paul Bley and later with Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers & Dave Holland!

10 pm
Lucian Ban's Hieroglyphics with Mark Feldman
Mark Feldman (violin) Lucian Ban (piano) Barry Altschul (drums) Hilliard Greene (bass)
For this set, Lucian has added the consistently outstanding violinist, Mark Feldman. Mark's recent CD on ECM is one the year's best and his playing with the Masada String Trio and Masada Recital (with Sylvie Courvoisier) is always inspired


12/8 Friday
8 and 10 pm
Dennis Gonzalez & Yells at Eels with Special Guests
Dennis Gonzalez (trumpets) Aaron Gonzalez, Ken Filiano (bass) Stefan Gonzalez (drums) Patrick Holmes (clarinet)
World-traveling trumpet hero Dennis Gonzalez rarely seems to rest. He has recorded with Charles Brackeen, Elton Dean, Keith Tippett, Nels and Alex Cline, Malachi Favors, Louis Moholo, Carlos Ward, Ahmed Abdullah, Kidd Jordan, Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille & Ellery Eskelin. His two young sons, Aaron & Stefan, are pretty incredible as well.


12/9 Saturday
8 and 10 pm
Dennis Gonzalez, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Tony Levin
Dennis Gonzalez (trumpets) Paul Dunmall (saxes)
Paul Rogers (contrabass) Tony Levin (drums)
Dennis Gonzalez on trumpets, Paul Dunmall on saxello and tenor sax, Paul Rogers on contrabass and Tony Levin on drums. First time collaboration with four giants of avant jazz. Anyone who was lucky enough to have checked out any of the six sets by the Deep Joy Trio (Dunmall/Rogers/Levin) this past weekend at The Stone knows that they are phenomenal musicians!

15 dollars each set.


12/10 Sunday
8 and 10 pm
Radio I-Ching Big Band with Special Guests
Dee Pop (drums) Andy Haas (soprano sax, electronics) Don Fiorino (guitars, strings) Perry Robinson (clarinet) William Parker (bass) Daniel Carter (reeds and trumpet)
Featuring Andy Haas on sax and electronics, Don Fiorino on guitar and weird ethnic stringed instruments and Dee Pop! on drums, with Perry Robinson on clarinet, William Parker on acoustic bass and Daniel Carter on numerous reeds & trumpet! (Tom Verlaine is not playing)


12/12 Tuesday
8 and10 pm
Selwyn Lissack with Brice Winston, Roy Campbell, William Parker
Selwyn Lissack (drums) Roy Campbell (trumpet) Brice Winston (saxophone) William Parker (bass)
Drummer, composer, and legendary holographic art pioneer Lissack's first appearance playing in NYC in almost 40 years, aided and abetted by New York's finest musicians.


12/13 Wednesday
8 and 10 pm
Grachan Moncur III with Michael Blake and James Spaulding
Grachan Moncur III (trombone, compositions) Michael Blake, James Spaulding (saxophone)
Legendary '60s composer and trombonist--both on his own and with Jackie McLean--makes a rare appearance.

15 dollars each set.


12/14 Thursday
8 and 10 pm
Bone: Hugh Hopper, Nick Didkovsky, John Roulat
Hugh Hopper (electric bass) Nick Didkovsky (guitar, computer) John Roulat (drums)
Though this trio, Hopper (Soft Machine), Didkovsky (Doctor Nerve), Roulat (Forever Einstein), recorded the album "Uses Wrist Grab", this is actually the first time they will play together in the same room.

15 dollars each set.


A WEEKEND WITH FRITH, HODGKINSON AND CUTLER
SIX SETS of improvisation by members of the legendary band HENRY COW
Performing together again for the first time since Henry Cow disbanded in 1978, this special weekend presents master musicians Frith, Hodgkinson and Cutler with special guest Hugh Hopper of Soft Machine in ad hoc improvisational groupings. Fifty advance tickets for each show are available through the downtown music gallery www.downtownmusicgallery.com.
Twenty one dollars in advance / Twenty dollars at the door.

12/15 Friday
8 pm
Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Hugh Hopper
Chris Cutler (drums) Fred Frith (guitar) Hugh Hopper (electric bass)
First time collaboration for members of two legendary British groups: Henry Cow and Soft Machine.

20 dollars admission.

10 pm
Chris Cutler and Fred Frith
Chris Cutler (drums) Fred Frith (guitar)
Legendary Duo on and off for over 30 years.

20 dollars admission.


12/16 Saturday
8 and 10 pm
Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Tim Hodgkinson
Fred Frith (guitar) Chris Cutler (drums) Tim Hodgkinson (reeds & keys)
Re-uniting the key members of the legendary '70s group Henry Cow for the first time in almost three decades.

20 dollars each set.


Creative Music Workshop
December 17, 1pm
On Sunday, December 17th at 1 pm, the Creative Music Workshop (CMW) will hold their second phase concert of the 2006-2007 Season at The Stone in Manhattan. The event will feature students and faculty from this new music program and the great drummer Matt Wilson will join in for the second half of the concert.  CMW was created and is led by a partnership of five professional NYC jazz musicians: Bob Bowen, Brian Drye, Mike McGinnis, Jacob Sacks, and Khabu Doug Young.
The Creative Music Workshop (CMW) offers a fresh program of exploration for serious students of music, focusing on the creative process as it springs from the jazz tradition and the avant-garde. This new educational program is centered on the idea that a person learns to make art by exploring the process of making art and then actually creating it for an audience. In this way, the usual relationship between teacher and student is altered and becomes a collaborative partnership of creating music together. The primary form of exploration is grounded in the immediacy of improvisation and the basic tools of observation, relationship and communication. CMW thrives with a wide diversity of age, race, gender, level of experience and musical background. See our website for more info: www.CreativeMusicWorkshop.com 

Funds are needed to endow start-up operating expenses and tuition scholarships. Admission is by suggested donation of .


 

12/17 Sunday
8 pm
Tim Hodgkinson and Fred Frith
Tim Hodgkinson (reeds & keys) Fred Frith (guitar, etc.)
20 dollars admission.

10 pm
Tim Hodgkinson and Chris Cutler
Tim Hodgkinson (reeds & keys) Chris Cutler (drums, etc.)
20 dollars admission.


12/19 Tuesday
8 and 10 pm
Michael Moore, Rob Brown, William Parker,
Gerald Cleaver
Michael Moore (reeds) Rob Brown (alto sax) William Parker (doublebass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
Ex-pat improviser Moore--now of The Netherlands--in his first time meeting with this trio of American jazz greats.


12/20 Wednesday
8 and 10 pm
Michael Moore, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Wollesen
Michael Moore (reeds) Jamie Saft (keys) Trevor Dunn (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
Reedmeister Moore meets up with Electric Masada rhythm section greats.


12/21 Thursday
8 pm
Ivo Perelman, Dominic Duval, Newman Taylor Baker
Ivo Perelman (sax) Dominic Duval (bass) Newman Taylor Baker (drums)

10 pm
Ivo Perelman, Rosie Hertlein, Dominic Duval, Newman Taylor Baker
Ivo Perelman (sax) Rosie Hertlein (violin) Dominic Duval (bass) Newman Taylor Baker (drums)


12/22 Friday
8 pm
Joelle Leandre and Kevin Norton
Joelle Leandre (contrabass) Kevin Norton (drums and vibes)
European great Leandre in a rare NY appearance.

10 pm
Joelle Leandre, Marilyn Crispell, Mat Maneri, Roy Campbell
Joelle Leandre (contrabass), Marilyn Crispell (piano), Mat Maneri (violin) Roy Campbell (trumpets)
15 dollars admission.


12/23 Saturday
8 pm
Marilyn Crispell and Tisziji Munoz
Marilyn Crispell (piano) Tisziji Munoz (guitar)
Ms Crispell, who continues to leave a jazz legacy that will be remembered with the greats, in her first duets with the reclusive guitar master Munoz, who follows in the musical path set by Coltrane's latter-day playing.

15 dollars admission.

10 pm
Marilyn Crispell, Tisziji Munoz, Don Pate, Bob 'Rakalam' Moses
Marilyn Crispell (piano) Tisziji Munoz (guitar) Don Pate (bass) Bob
'Rakalam' Moses (drums)
15 dollars admission.


Sunday December 24
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE



12/26 Tuesday
8 and 10 pm
Raoul Bjorkenheim, William Parker, Hamid Drake
Raoul Bjorkenheim (guitars) William Parker (doublebass) Hamid Drake (drums)
At home both in the U.S. and in Northern Europe, composer/fret-master/improvisor Bjorkenheim will explore new territory with the ultimate rhythm section of Parker and Drake.

15 dollars each set.


12/27 Wednesday
8 pm
Kazutoki Umezu
Kazutoki Umezu (saxophone)
A rare U.S. appearance for Japanese reedman "Dr." Umezu, who has been a new music force to be reckoned since the 70's.

10 pm
Kazutoki Umezu Pandora Quartet with Jon Madof, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Dee Pop
Kazutoki Umezu (saxophone) Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Dee Pop (drums)


12/28 Thursday
8 pm
Nels Cline and Zeena Parkins
Nels Cline (guitar) Zeena Parkins (harps and keys)
Semi-acoustic & partially charted territory in this first time meeting between these right and left coast improvisor legends

15 dollars each set.

10 pm
Nels Cline and Zeena Parkins
Nels Cline (guitar) Zeena Parkins (harps and keys)
The Electric Set!


12/29 Friday
8 and 10 pm
Vinny Golia, Nels Cline, Ken Filiano
Vinny Golia (reeds) Nels Cline (guitar) Ken Filiano (doublebass)
West Coast greats Cline and Golia meet up with ubiquitous bass wunderkind Filiano.

15 dollars each set.


12/30 Saturday
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn "End of the Year" All-Star Improv Benefit for The Stone
John Zorn (alto sax) Matt Wilson (drums) Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Okkyung Lee (cello) Jim Staley (trombone) John King (guitar) with many special guests
Expect anyone and anything in this final 2006 Stone extravaganza! Twenty dollars. COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE STONE!


 

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