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June 2016 at the Stone 
curated by Louis Michot / Erik Friedlander / Hal Willner / Louie Belogenis / Anthony Coleman

Louis Michot, co-founder of the Lost Bayou Ramblers makes a special trip up from deep South Louisiana to perform a varied week of old style acoustic Cajun music at The Stone. Dont miss it!

6/1 Wednesday (AI)
8 pm
The Vermilionaires (plus Lost Bayou Ramblers Unplugged)
The Vermilionaires: Louis Michot (fiddle, vocals) Andre Michot (accordion) Lost Bayou Ramblers Unplugged: Louis Michot (fiddle, vocals) Andre Michot (accordion, lapsteel) Eric Heigle (drums) Bryan Webre (bass) Jonny Campos (guitar)

10 pm
Spider and the Cajuns (Songs of The Pogues
Spider Stacy (whistle, vocals) Louis Michot (fiddle, vocals) Andre Michot (accordion, lap steel) Eric Heigle (drums) Bryan Webre (bass) Jonny Campos (guitar)

6/2 Thursday (JB)
8 pm
Beasts of the Southern Wild
David Kaplan (piano) Pauline Kim, Amanda Lo, Conrad Harris, Andie Springer (violins) Jeanann Dara (viola) Christine Kim (cello) Doug Ballet (bass) Matt Mead (trumpet) William Lang (trombone) Seth Faulk (percussion) Louis Michot (fiddle, vocals) Andre Michot (accordion) Bryan Webre (banjo) Jonny Campos (guitar)

10 pm
Le String Noise (Violins ’n’ Fiddles)
Pauline Kim, Conrad Harris (violins) Jacques Boudreaux (fiddle) Louis Michot (fiddle)

6/3 Friday (AK)
8 pm
Michot’s Melody Makers
Jacques Boudreaux (guitar) Kirkland Middleton (drums) Louis Michot (fiddle, vocals) Bryan Webre (bass)

10 pm
The Stoned
Jason Robira (drums) Spider Stacy (whistle) Jeff Tobias (sax) Louis Michot (guitar)

6/4 Saturday (LC)
8 pm
The Mello Joy Boys (Cajun Swing)
Ryan Brasseaux (lap steel) Bryan Webre (guitar) Kirkland Middleton (drums) Louis Michot (fiddle, vocals)

10 pm
Pilette’s Ghost
Zack Smith (drums) Louis Michot (fiddle)

6/5 Sunday (LCHM)
3 pm
Matt Mitchell (piano) Kim Cass (bass) Dan Weiss (drums)

8 pm
En Francais: Les Chansons Originale
Charlelie Couture (piano, guitar, vocals) Jacques Boudreaux (guitar, vocals) Louis Michot (fiddle, vocals) Bryan Webre (bass)

10 pm
Moi Tout Seul
Louis Michot (violin, accordion, guitar) Alex Steyermark (78 vinyl recorder)


6/7 Tuesday (NB)
8 pm
John Zorn’s Bagatelles
Mike Nicolas (cello) Erik Friedlander (cello)
From March to May 2015 John Zorn wrote 300 new tunes collected in a book of music called The Bagatelles. Like the Masada book (only more atonal) the compositions are meant to be interpreted by a wide range of musicians. Tonight two great cellists take up the challenge.

10 pm
Claws & Wings
Erik Friedlander (cello) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics)
Claws & Wings ​is written in memory of Erik’s late wife. He, along with his daughter, were left to ponder how to make sense of the loss, and how to move on. The music strongly resonates with Erik’s mind­set at the time: meditating on a life lost, regaining his balance, and then moving forward with optimism. C​laws & Wings i​s dedicated to this ongoing process.

6/8 Wednesday (NB)
8 pm
50 Miniatures for Improvising Quintet
Jennifer Choi (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Trevor Dunn (bass) Michael Sarin (percussion) Erik Friedlander (cello)
Fifty i​s a seriesof miniatures some as brief as 7 seconds that are snapshots of stylistic variety. The piece was composed for a commission from the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco in 2008 for the museum opening. F​ifty h​as never been performed live, this will be the performance premiere.

10 pm
Vanishing Point (premiere)
Craig Taborn (piano) Erik Friedlander (cello)
The first time these two great improvisors have ever performed together. Come and hear the fireworks.

6/9 Thursday (ICS)
8 pm
Black Phebe "RINGS" (premiere)
Shoko Nagai (piano, accordion) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Erik Friedlander (cello)
Black Phebe is really two trios. Shoko Nagai’s charismatic performance on accordion and then piano changes the feel of the group.W​ith accordion, the trio becomes a virtuosic world­music juggernaut; exploring the spaces between mixed meter works and sweet folk songs. With piano, the group transforms altogether, taking the form of a Jazz piano trio and Classical chamber group.​Come and hear the band celebrate the release of their new cd, “Rings” CD RELEASE PARTY!!

10 pm
Velvet White (premiere)
Erik Friedlander (cello) Ikue Mori (electronics) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Ches Smith (drums)
First time performance for this quartet. “Velvet White” is named after a piece of sculpture by John Chamberlain w​ho used parts of the automobile (f​enders,​bumpers, or the c​hassis)​to make his work. “Stopping is the key; you have to know when to stop. If I feel so glad that a sculpture is here, and I don’t care who did it, then I figure it’s a good piece.”

6/10 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
Broken Arm Trio
Michael Sarin (drums) Trevor Dunn (bass) Erik Friedlander (cello)
In 1949 bassist Oscar Pettiford broke his arm playing baseball. He could still move his fingers even though his arm was in a sling, so he began experimenting with a cello a friend had lent to him. He tuned the cello like a bass only an octave higher and later made history recording a series of cello­led projects including the great, under­ recognized 1964 Fantasy release, "My Little Cello" featuring a photo of his newborn son whom he named “Cello.” Erik Friedlander tosses away his bow for this new band, playing only pizzicato in a world steeped in the influences of Oscar Pettiford and the small group feel of Herbie Nichols.

10 pm
Arrullo de la Noche Honda (NY premiere)
Erik Friedlander (cello) Lucia Pulido (voice)
Poems and Folk songs from Colombia—Lucía Puldio (vox) and Erik Friedlander (cello) have come together to collaborate through a celebration of the rich cultural and artistic tradition of Columbia, its music, and its poets.​Arrullo combines Colombian folk songs from both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts with Friedlander's settings of modern Colombian poetry.

6/11 Saturday (AI)
8 pm
The Time Quartet (premiere)
Erik Friedlander (cello) Mark Helias (bass) Uri Caine (p​iano) Ches Smith (drums)
Join us for the exciting premier of this great new band. All new music!

10 pm
Michael Blake (tenor saxophone) Erik Friedlander (cello) Michael Sarin (drums) Trevor Dunn (bass)
A special tribute to jazz bassist (and cellist!) Oscar Pettiford. When you are an improvising cellist, there is not so much history to look back upon and contemplate. Unlike saxophone players or guitar players who have a long line of titans to measure themselves against, jazz cello players are more or less on their own. However there is Oscar Pettiford. Pettiford tuned the cello like a bass so he could be instantly familiar with where the notes lay. Deeply inspired and passionate about the cello, he often used the instrument on crucial sessions under his own name­​­if it was an Oscar Pettiford recording the cello was often there in a central role. Joining the Broken Arm Trio is special guest Michael Blake on tenor, performing Pettiford works like T​amalpais a​nd N​ight at Falcon’s Lair,​as well as Friedlander originals.

6/12 Sunday (ISAV)
3 pm
Jon Irabagon (sax) Uri Caine (piano)

8 pm
Erik Friedlander (cello)
ILLUMINATIONS, cellist Erik Friedlander's latest solo release was inspired by an exhibition of ancient books hosted by the Jewish Museum in New York City who commissioned the piece. The exhibit brought together ancient illuminated texts in Arabic, Latin and Hebrew. “I found myself in this darkened room surrounded by these gorgeous books and manuscripts that seemed to be talking to me. They were telling me a story of patience and craft, ritual and dedication that was inspiring.” ILLUMINATIONS w​eaves together inspirations from ancient book making practices with ritual dance movements and Renaissance vocal forms, creating a mosaic atmosphere where the listener may sometimes feel they are hearing a lute or a Gamba. S​ays Friedlander, “I’m always trying to tell a story with my playing and in ILLUMINATIONS​ it’s all about a world that’s lit by candles and has the smell of leather and parchment.”

10 pm
Nothing on Earth
Shoko Nagai (piano, accordion) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Erik Friedlander (cello)
A new trio formed to record music for the soundtrack Friedlander composed for N​othing on Earth,​a film by Mick Angus which follows photographer Murray Fredericks to the stark and beautiful landscape of the glaciers in Greenland. Friedlander, Nagai and Takeishi capture the mood as Fredericks relocates his work to the Greenland Icecap ­ atop a melting glacier and under the solar storms of the Aurora Borealis ­ he finds himself alone in a landscape he's never been, in a place he doesn't understand, hoping this time he hasn't taken his quest too far.


6/14 Tuesday (HW)
8 and 10 pm
35 Year Anniversary of AMARCORD NINO ROTA
Hal Willner (samples & stuff) Giancarlo Vulcano (arranger, guitar) Steven BERNSTEIN (arranger, trumpet) Karen MANTLER (arranger, harmonica) Steve Weisberg (arranger, piano) Doug Wieselman (guitar, clarinet) Lenny Pickett (woodwinds) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Curtis Fowlkes, Brian Dye (trombone) Brad Jones (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
A revisit to my first project!

6/15 Wednesday (AK)
8 and 10 pm
The words and music of Ken Nordine’s “Word Jazz” & Del Close & John Brants’ “HOW TO SPEAK HIP”
Laurie Anderson (voice, violin) Adam McKay, Steve Higgins (voice) Hal Willner (voice, samples) Terry Adams (piano) Steve Bernstein (trumpet) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Marty Ehrlich (woodwinds) Brad Jones (bass) Kenny Wolleson (drums)

6/16 Thursday (HM)
8 pm
Whoops I’m An Indian performs a tribute to Joel Dorn
Martin Brumbach, Mocean Worker (Adam Dorn) Hal Willner

10 pm
Allen Ginsberg - words and music
Terry Adams (piano) Hal Willner (voice)

6/17 Friday (AK)
8 and 10pm
Hal Willner, Chloe Webb, Janine Nichols, a handful of Saturday Night Live alumni with Steve Weisberg & his Orchestra Steve Bernstein (trumpet) Doug Weiselman (woodwinds, guitar) Rob Scheps (tenor sax, flute)

6/18 Saturday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Garth Hudson (organ, accordion, synth) Hal Willner (samples, turntables) Eric Mingus (voice, guitar) Karen Mantler (harmonica) Steve Bernstein (trumpet) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Maude Hudson (vocals)

6/19 Sunday (ISNB)
3 pm
Elias Stemeseder (piano) Chris Tordini (bass) Jim Black (drums)

8 and 10 pm
"DOING THE THINGS WE WANT TO" words and music of Kathy Acker, Allen Ginsberg & Lou Reed
Chloe Webb (voice) Hal Willner (voice, samples) Lee Ranaldo, Don Fleming (guitar) Sim Cain (drums) Eric Mingue (bass, vocal) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Doug Wieselman (woodwinds, voice)


6/21 Tuesday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Flow Trio with Joe McPhee
Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Joe Morris (bass) Charles Downs (drums) Joe McPhee (trumpets, saxophones)

6/22 Wednesday (JB)
8 pm
Matthew Shipp, Louie Belogenis, Ken Filiano and Michael Wimberly
Matthew Shipp (piano) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Ken Filiano (bass) Michael Wimberly (drums)

10 pm
Rob Brown, Louie Belogenis, Roberta Piket and Billy Mintz
Rob Brown (alto sax) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Roberta Piket (piano) Billy Mintz (drums)

6/23 Thursday (HW)
8 pm
Darius Jones, Louie Belogenis, Mark Hennen, Adam Lane and Michael Wimberly
Darius Jones (alto sax) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Mark Hennen (piano) Adam Lane (bass) Michael Wimberly (drums)

10 pm
Louie Belogenis, Russ Lossing and Kenny Wollesen
Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Russ Lossing (piano) Kenny Wollesen (drums)

6/24 Friday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
Twice Told Tales
Tony Malaby (soprano and tenor saxes) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Trevor Dunn (bass) Ryan Sawyer (drums)

6/25 Saturday (VP)
8 and 10 pm
Blue Buddha
Dave Douglas (trumpet) Louie Belogenis (tenor sax) Bill Laswell (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

Mark Feldman (violin) Chris Otto (violin)
From March to May 2015, John Zorn composed 300 new tunes that he collected in a book of music called THE BAGATELLES. Concerts began July 2015 and ran every Sunday afternoon for a full year. In that year, almost all 300 Bagatelles were performed in 75 concerts by 40 different ensembles involving almost 100 musicians. COME ON DOWN AND CLOSE THE BOOK WITH THIS LAST SUNDAY BAGATELLES MATINEE!

6/26 Sunday (AVHW)
3 pm
Mark Feldman (violin) Chris Otto (violin)

4:30–6:30 pm
The Jeremy Steig Memorial Gathering
Jamie Baum, Anders Bostrom, Andrea Brachfeld, Gene Coleman, Nick Gianni, John Kruth, Erik Lawrence, Sarpay “SharpEye” Özçağatay, Luke Penella, Cheryl Pyle, Sean Schulich, Steve Slagle, Dotti Anita Taylor (flutes) Roberta Piket (piano) Cameron Brown (bass) Gerry Gibbs (drums)
Remembering Jeremy Steig—a tribute to the great flutist Jeremy Steig (September 23, 1942—April 13, 2016) featuring Memories and History by Francine Eisner abd Judy Joice and music performed by his friends and fans. FREE

8 pm
Ikue Mori, William Parker, Louie Belogenis, and Ches Smith
Ikue Mori (electronics) William Parker (bass) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Ches Smith (drums)

10 pm
Daniel Carter, Louie Belogenis, Andrew Bemkey, Dave Hofstra and Lou Grassi
Daniel Carter (flute, clarinet, saxes, trumpet) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Andrew Bemkey (piano) Dave Hofstra (bass) Lou Grassi (drums)


6/28 Tuesday (HW)
8 pm
Anthony Coleman and Matt Wilson
Anthony Coleman (piano) Matt Wilson (drums)

10 pm
Anthony Coleman and Eli Keszler
Anthony Coleman (piano) Eli Keszler (drums, percussion)

6/29 Wednesday (MJC)
8 pm
Anthony Coleman and Grant Calvin Weston
Anthony Coleman (piano) Grant Calvin Weston (drums)

10 pm
Michael Attias’Without Autumn Sonata
Anthony Coleman (piano) Mike Pride (drums)

6/30 Thursday (BS)
8 pm
Anthony Coleman, Doug Wieselman and Billy Martin
Anthony Coleman (piano) Doug Wieselman (clarinet, guitar) Billy Martin (drums, percussion)

10 pm
James Brandon Lewis, Anthony Coleman, Brad Jones, J.T. Lewis
James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax) Anthony Coleman (piano) Brad Jones (bass) J.T. Lewis (drums)