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January 2016 at the Stone 
curated by Vernon Reid / Matana Roberts / ROVA / Craig Taborn

1/1 Friday
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Craig Taborn (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Billy Martin (drums) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Okkyung Lee (cello) Steve Swell (trombone) Steven Bernstein (trumpet)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/2 Saturday (HM)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Tim Keiper (drums) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Ches Smith (drums) Matt Mitchell (piano) Charles Bernstein (poetry) George Lewis (trombone) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/3 Sunday
3 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES: SYLVIE COURVOISIER TRIO
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Drew Gress (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ken Vandermark (sax) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Clarence Penn (drums) Mark Feldman (violin) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Kenny Wollesen (vibes)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/4 Monday
8 pm
Pamelia Stickney
Pamelia Stickney (theremin, piano) Dalit Warshaw (piano, theremin)
A RARE CONCERT BY THIS THEREMIN VIRTUOSO!


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
KEN VANDERMARK
JAN 5-10

1/5 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier/Chris Corsano/Ingrid Laubrock/Ken Vandermark Quartet
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Chris Corsano (drums) Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Ken Vandermark (reeds)

10 pm
Side A
Ken Vandermark (sax) Chad Taylor (drums) and a special guest (piano)


1/6 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Mat Maneri/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark Trio
Mat Maneri (viola) Joe McPhee (sax) Ken Vandermark (reeds)

10 pm
Tom Raney/Ned Rothenberg/Ken Vandermark/and a surprise pianist Quartet
Tom Raney (drums) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Ken Vandermark (reeds) and a special guest (piano)


1/7 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Ikue Mori/Joe Morris/Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Quartet
Ikue Mori (electronics) Joe Morris (guitar) Ken Vandermark (reeds) Nate Wooley (trumpet)

10 pm
Eric Revis 11:11 Quartet
Eric Revis (bass) Jason Moran (piano) Nasheet Waits (drums) Ken Vandermark (reeds)


1/8 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Duo
Ken Vandermark (reeds) Nate Wooley (trumpet)

10 pm
DEK
Ken Vandermark (sax) Elisabeth Harnik (piano) Didi Kern (drums)


1/9 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Christof Kurzmann/Okkyung Lee/Marina Rosenfeld/Ken Vandermark Quartet
Christof Kurzmann (vocals, lloopp, clarinet, alto sax) Okkyung Lee (cello) Marina Rosenfeld (electronics) Ken Vandermark (reeds)

10 pm
Paal Nilssen-Love/William Parker/Steve Swell/Ken Vandermark Quartet
Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) William Parker (bass) Steve Swell (trombone) Ken Vandermark (reeds)


1/10 Sunday (XXKR)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES: JIM BLACK TRIO
Elias Stemeseder (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Jim Black (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Made To Break
Tim Daisy (percussion) Christof Kurzmann (vocals, lloopp, clarinet, alto sax) Jasper Stadhouders (electric bass) Ken Vandermark (reeds)

10 pm
Lean Left
Terrie Ex (guitar) Andy Moor (guitar) Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) Ken Vandermark (reeds)


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
MATANA ROBERTS
JAN 12-17

(KR)

1/17 Sunday (XXKR)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: URI CAINE TRIO
Uri Caine (piano) Mark Helias (bass) Clarence Penn (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
ROVA SAX QUARTET
Rova Saxophone Quartet Residency: Larry Ochs, Steve Adams, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley present highlights from the first 38 years.
JAN 19-24

1/19 Tuesday
8 pm
Rova—Zorn Quintet
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, John Zorn (saxes)
Collaborating in one way or the other over the entire 38 year span of Rova including shows in Bay Area and in NY. This quintet always seems to sound like it’s been playing together forever. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Rova Plays the Music of Berne, Carter, Curran, Smith, Zorn
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Rova Quartet plays 4 pieces commissioned by Rova in the late 20th century from Wadada Leo Smith, Tim Berne, Alvin Curran, and the late, great John Carter; plus a classic Rova arrangement of a piece from Zorn’s Masada song book.


1/20 Wednesday
8 pm
ROVA plus Nels Cline + Trevor Dunn + Allison Miller
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes) Nels Cline (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass) Allison Miller (drums)
Rova plus Nels Cline, Trevor Dunn and Allison Miller: performing pieces by Cline, Adams, Ochs and Rova, some recorded in 2011 for the New World Records label. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Rova Quartet NOW
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
New Original Works for sax quartet by Raskin, Ackley, Ochs, Adams.


1/21 Thursday
8 pm
European Windows 1 — Steve Lacy’s Saxophone Special
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs (saxes) Jon Raskin, Eyal Maoz (guitar) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Rova’s reworking of Lacy’s classic sextet recording from 1974.

10 pm
European Windows 2 — Rova Quartet plays John Butcher, Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith, Barry Guy
Bruce Ackley Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Pieces by four great British-born composer-improvisers, specially commissioned by Rova.


1/22 Friday
8 and 10 pm
SAX & DRUMS!! ROVA plus Tom Rainey and Michael a Sarin
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes) Tom Rainey, Michael Sarin (drums)
Originally performed at Leipzig Jazz festival in 1993 with Paul Lytton and Raimond Strid. This is only the 2nd show in USA, the first being in San Francisco in 2005. Music by Rova members, plus John Coltrane’s “Living Space.”


1/23 Saturday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Figure 8 aka ROVA Saxophone Octet
Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax) Marty Ehrlich, Vinny Golia, Jon Irabagon, Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
The 1993 Smash-Up commissioned by JazzFestival Saalfelden. All original works by Larry Ochs and Steve Adams for 8 saxophones. TWENTY DOLLARS


1/24 Sunday (DDT)
8 pm
Art of the Improviser: Rova Quartet plus Ava Mendoza + Ken Filiano, etc.
Ava Mendoza (guitar) Ken Filiano (bass, effects) Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
For its entire 38 year existence, Rova has practiced and performed free improvisations, created a visual cueing system, and designed structured improvisations. Join us for this special set of spontaneous compositions.

10 pm
Rova Quartet: The Works
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Music composed by Raskin, Ackley, Ochs, Adams; chosen from the 20th century book (1978 – 1999) just for this concert.


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
CRAIG TABORN
JAN 26—31



 

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