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DMG Newsletter for August 2nd, 2019

The Complete Line-Up for the ATLANTIC CITY POP FESTIVAL -
August 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 1969 - Fifty Years Ago Today!

1.The Mothers of Invention
2.Jefferson Airplane (w/ an amazing light show!)
3.Dr. John, the Night Tripper
4.Procol Harum
5.Sir Douglas Quintet
6.Butterfield Blues Band
7.The Byrds
8.Creedence Clearwater Revival
9.Tim Buckley
10.Santana Blues Band
11.Chicago Transit Authority
12.The Chambers Brothers
13.Joe Cocker & Friends
14.Lighthouse
15.AUM (amazing Cream-like power trio from Bay Area)
16.Canned Heat
17.Janis Joplin Revue
18.Three Dog Night
19.Hugh Masakela
20.Joni Mitchell (just played one song & walked off, thinking no one was listening)
21.American Dream (good Philly band w/ album on Ampex)
22.Mother Earth
23.Buddy Miles Express
24.Biff Rose (who was the MC)
25.Iron Butterfly (yuck!)
26.Little Richard (last set, which I missed)
27.BB King
28.Crazy World of Arthur Brown (can’t recall that one)
29.Booker T & the MG’s
30.Buddy Rich Big Band (can’t recall this on, either)

50 years ago today (August 1st-3rd, 1969), was the first day of the Atlantic City Pop Festival and yours truly was there. I was 15 at the time and when I told my parents that I had to go, they said to forget about it, I wasn’t old enough to venture out by myself for 3 days. Considering that my two favorite bands at the time were playing, The Mothers of Invention and Jefferson Airplane, I just had to get there. With two friends of mine, Jon Drogin & Steve Silverstein, we borrowed a tent from our Boy Scout master (Mr. Palitz) and took a bus to NYC and another bus to Atlantic City. It was a long schlep, but we were determined to attend. The Atlantic City Pop Festival was three days long and featured 10 bands per day (!) and it took place at the Atlantic City race track. Tickets for the entire event were only $15! Unlike Woodstock, which took place 2 weeks later, this fest was well run, with few snafus. The stage was smartly designed by Buckminster Fuller and was set up in the center of the field. The front stage was a half circle, with the following band set up behind them (on another half circle). As soon as one set ended, the round stage was turned so that the next band was ready to play in just a few minutes. Brilliant, and it worked smoothly! For me and many of the 100,000 folks who attended, it was a life-changing experience! I saw and heard how music could bring folks together, inspire and nurture them, all united, not divided. I heard that there were some cancellations and additions so the list above is as far as I remember it. You can view my ticket stub and an early pic of me with my first true love (from 1970) on our Instagram feed if you choose. I didn’t make to Woodstock as I was at Boy Scout camp at the time and thought I would look a bit ridiculous in my Boy Scout uniform in an ocean of our fellow freaks. Today I am celebrating those great memories and listening to some of the music that went down way back when: Joni Mitchell (‘Ladies of the Canyon’), Procol Harum (‘A Salty Dog’), Dr. John (Walk on Guilded Splinters”), Jefferson Airplane, Lighthouse and “King Kong” by the Mothers of Invention. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG - 8/1/19

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The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations began on May 1st & Continues!
Every In-store This Summer Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, August 4th:
6pm: ALEX WARD / SAM WEINBERG / HENRY FRASER -
Clarinet & Guitar / tenor & soprano saxes / Contrabass!
7pm: SEAN ALI - Solo ContraBass!

Rare Monday, August 5th:
6:30: ROBERT DICK and LESZEK “HEFI” WISNIOWSKI - International Flute Duo!

Sunday, August 11th:
6pm: LOUNA DEKKER-VARGAS / LEDAH FINCK / TAL YAHALOM / NICK DUNSTON /
STEPHEN BOEGEHOLD - Flute / Violin / Guitar / Bass / Drums
7pm: BEN GOLDBERG / CAROLINE DAVIS & Company

Sunday, August 18th:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG / SIMON JERMYN / RYAN FERREIRA - Clarinet & Two Guitars
7pm: JACK WRIGHT / EVAN LIPSON / ZACH DARRUP - Alto Sax / Contrabass / Guitar

Sunday, August 25h:
6pm: AARON RUBINSTEIN / WILLIAM PARKER / KEVIN MURRAY - Guitar / Bass / Drums!
7pm: CAMILLA NEBBIA / JOANNA MATTREY / VIOLETA GARCIA / DIANA ARIAS -
Tenor Sax / Viola / Cello / Double Bass!

Sunday, September 1st:
6pm: SAM WEINBERG / WEASEL WALTER / HENRY FRASER - Tenor Sax / Drums / Contrabass!
7pm: MILO TAMEZ - ToBeOrNotToBeat: Solo Drums!

Sunday, September 8th:
6pm: KYLE MOTL / KEIR GoGWILT - Contrabass / Violin!
7pm: FEDERICO UGHI / DANIEL CARTER / PATRICK HOLMES -
Drums / Reeds & Trumpet / Clarinet!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to  Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed

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Quick Announcement:

Almost two months ago, we listed an historic 4 CD set from Derek Bailey/Han Bennink/Evan Parker called ‘Topographie Parisienne’ on the Fou Records label. We sold out of the initial 20 immediately and ordered another 25 ASAP. Unfortunately, Jean-Marc, who runs the label left for a month long tour, so we had to wait for him to get back. Last week we got the first part of our order for 2 dozen box sets, which were then shipped out as quickly as we could to anyone who had ordered them. If you ordered anything else on the Fou Records label along with ‘Topographie’ box, you will have to wait for the next shipment to show up, which should be here shortly. Hence, we will take care of all back-orders as well having another dozen copies to sell shortly. Thanks for your patience! - BLG/DMG

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This Week’s Newsletter Begins with Two Incredible, Limited Edition, Deluxe Cover CD’s from the Impossible to Find SHIIIN Records label:

ELIANE RADIGUE // FREDERIC BLONDY / ONCEIM ORCHESTRA - Occam Ocean 2 for Orchestra, 2015 (Shiin Eer2; France) Featuring the ONCEIM Orchestra with: Jean-Brice Godet & Xavier Charles on clarinets, Bertand Denzler & Stephane Rives on saxes, Robin Hayward on tuba, Charlotte Hug on viola, Benjamin Duboc on contrabass, 32 members altogether. “Eliane Radigue composes electronic music since the sixties. she is the only French composer of her generation who can be considered as one of the major pioneers of this musical genre, as well as minimal music. his music is a slow stream of dense sounds undergoing imperceptible mutations. a timeless architecture made of serious vibrations, which addresses less to the intellect or to the eardrums, than to the whole body. a music by which it is overwhelming to be submerged. a music that has the monumental discretion of the movement of the oceans. his career is remarkable. At the end of the fifties, she studied in Paris the practices of musique concrète with Pierre Schaeffer and pierre henry, which she will also be the assistant, notably for the realization of "the apocalypse of jean". during the sixties she began to compose with primitive electronic means (larsens and asynchronous looped magnetic tapes), but will find little recognition for her research in France. it is in new york that she will find understanding and emulation, in the early seventies, by exploring the paths of minimalism emerging alongside James Tenney, Charlemagne Palestine, Philip Glass, Jon Gibson and Steve Reich. her absolute fidelity to electronic sounds began at that time, and she has since composed on the best synthesizers that existed: Buchla, Moog, modular system serge, then arp which will be his favorite instrument. she collaborates in the seventies with Robert Ashley, who will lend her voice for ‘Milarepa Songs’. She has composed up to now twenty works, which she has presented, and continues to present, in many prestigious venues and festivals in the United States and Europe. since 2006, she has devoted herself to composition for acoustic instruments only, of which “Naldjorlak I, II, III”, is the major achievement. Eliane Radigue can be considered without emphasis as one of the major and most innovative composers of the twentieth century.”
This is going to make me a while to fully absorb and explain. I am a longtime fan of French composer Eliane Radigue, whose well thought-out music is always demanding to serious listeners everywhere. Right now, we have just a dozen copies but the label told us that they will be shipping another dozen or two in a couple of weeks. So don’t fret, you will get yours. - BLG/DMG
CD $25 [Issued in 6-panel digifile with 90-page booklet with liner notes in French and English]


MOONDOG // DOMINIQUE PONTY / STEFAN LAKATOS - Piano Trimba (Shiin 11; France) Featuring Dominique Ponty on piano and Stefan Lakatos on trimba. “Louis Thomas Harding, better known by his stage name Moondog, but also a time nicknamed the Viking of 6th Avenue, is the author of thousands of works breaking the musical boundaries. A rare and sincere mixture of the canons of Baroque music and the tribal pulsations of Native American dances, a bridge between the learned and the popular, his music borrows as much from classical forms as from jazz, pop or non-Western music. It abolishes the boundaries between genres and develops a universal world-work in which everyone can both meet and discover themselves."
Dominique Ponty and Stefan Lakatos have both had close musical ties with Moondog. Dominique Ponty is the last pianist to have shared the stage with Moondog in their duo DMD - Dominique and Moondog Duet and Stefan Lakatos is a specialist in Trimba, a unique percussion instrument invented by Moondog himself.
As I listen to this music, I am deeply enchanted by the lovely, charming, ancient to modern blend… The music has a subtle, Satie-esque vibe, rather innocent in nature. The trimba is an odd looking device, wooden, sort-of triangular (with 2 purple drum heads) with a cymbal attached to the top and played with small sticks and maracas. You can watch an excerpt from a concert by this duo here: http://lamarbrerie.fr/28-mai-2019-moondog-par-dominique-ponty-et-stefan-lakatos. - BLG/DMG
CD $22 [LTD Edition of 500]


New from Clean Feed & Shhpuma (These are supposed to show up very soon!)

MARIO PAVONE DIALECT TRIO with MATT MITCHELL / TYSHAWN SOREY - Philosophy (Clean Feed 530; Portugal) Featuring: Mario Pavone - double bass, Matt Mitchell - piano and Tyshawn Sorey - drums. The piano jazz trio format was, of course, an invention of pianists, establishing a triangular hierarchy with the piano on top and the double bass / drums positioned on the bottom. When the leader of such a trio is the bassist or the drummer , almost certain is that there is the idea to turn this kind of instrumentation into a more democratic one. Simply because a bassist or a drummer don’t imagine the dynamics of the group, and compose for it, the same way a pianist would. Mario Pavone’s Dialect Trio is a case in question. His bassist mentor has his own philosophy for the format and here it is, self explained by means of the music. A music with a strong collective sense, resulting from the equal cooperation of the three musicians involved, Pavone himself, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, all of them protagonists of their own respective projects. And what a magnificent music it is, not because there’s any individual compromises , but considering that they manage to be highly cohesive through all the clashes and differences. This is a lesson about how to live in society.
CD $15


SIMON NABATOV QUINTET with TONY MALABY / BRANDON SEABROOK / MICHAEL FORMANEK / GERALD CLEAVER - Last Minute Theory (Clean Feed 532; Portugal) Personnel: Tony Malaby - tenor and soprano saxes, Brandon Seabrook - guitar, Simon Nabatov - piano, Michael Formanek - double bass and Gerald Cleaver - drums. The quintet format is a favorite for pianist Simon Nabatov. After "Master and Margarita", "Roundup" and "Readings" with American and European musicians, here’s a new one with top New York players Tony Malaby, Brandon Seabrook, Michael Formanek and Gerald Cleaver. A couple of minutes after you press Play to listen to this “Last Minute Theory” you find out that this isn’t only one more quintet, but a new step in the evolution of a music concept that crosses a very particular understanding of what it means to play fire music with classical music motives and structures. In this record you feel the energy of the present day Big Apple, but also the old soul of Russia, either in the moments the music turns epic and spiritual or those when nuance, subtlety and detail are the main focus –sometimes going from one of these approaches to the other in just a few seconds. You never know what to expect, only that you’re going to be surprised, tricked and challenged, all those positive feelings that keep you alert and alive..
CD $15


MILES PERKIN QUARTET with TOM ARTHURS / BENOIT DELBECQ / JIM BLACK - The Point in Question (Clean Feed 529; Portugal) Personnel: Tom Arthurs - trumpet, Benoît Delbecq - piano, Miles Perkin - double bass and Jim Black - drums. The “point in question” of the title of this album is always difficult to put into words. Miles Perkin, a Canadian double bassist and composer who is conquering the world bit by bit, prefers to do it musically, and this new opus gives you the entire picture of that fulcral point of a continuously reformulated question: what it is to write music for a band of improvisers? The conclusions you arrive to aren’t final, but they immediately deny the notion (once defended in contemporary classical music) that a score was enough to have music, not being necessary to perform it: a composition is incomplete until the moment it is played. Perkin calls “empathy” to that fulfilling process in which notation becomes sound, sometimes different from what was initially intended, seeing it as an interaction of individuals being true to themselves while acting for the benefit of the collective. But because each of us have a different perception of what we hear, Perkin’s all star quartet with trumpeter Tom Arthurs, pianist Benoît Delbecq and drummer Jim Black invite us to stop what we’re doing, take a breath and just listen to this record.
CD $15


TRIGGER With WILL GREENE / SIMON HANES / AARON EDGCOMB - “Pull” (Shhuma 053; Portugal) Will Greene, Simon Hanes and Aaron Edgcomb didn’t know each other before they were invited by John Zorn to found a new band and play his score books “Bagatelles” and “Apparitions”. In common they had a variety of musical interests covering creative jazz, experimental music and “intelligent” pop. A saxophonist besides being a guitar player, Greene worked with such different luminaries like Marc Ribot and Joe Morris. An ex-member of the art rock group Guerilla Toss, Hanes devoted his love for the music of Burt Bacharach, Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone and all things Italian to the development of the ambitious project Tredici Bacci. A percussionist with classical background, Edgcomb’s career is covering several fronts, from new music and free improvisation to hardcore noise, in contexts like Yelsa, REA and The Gown of Entry. Trigger is something else, this new “Pull” showing us that there’s more to do after Zorn’s tutelage. Namely, a thrashy, punkish, garage-like version of free rock conceived as a cathartic ritual, with all the savage beauty of chaos.
CD $13


CENE RESNIK FREE STELLAR TRIO ROB MAZUREK - Age of Chaos (Clean Feed 527; Portugal) Personnel: Cene Resnik - tenor sax, Giorgio Pacorig - piano and Marko Lasič - drums Special Guest: Rob Mazurek - piccolo trumpet. You can call it instant composition, free improvised music or creative jazz, but for the Slovenian tenor saxophonist Cene Resnik what really matters is what comes naturally. The communion with nature, and specifically with the naturality of sound, be it producing it (by himself and his companions) or perceiving it (the audience gathered in a venue to hear him), is key to understand his personal philosophy. That’s why he is committed to explore (sometimes to the limit) the capabilities of his instrument with no interferences, those offered by preparations with objects or electronic devices. This focus on the saxophone, and on the relation between the saxophone and his body, has surprising results: at some point you understand it’s not only a question of applied techniques (some are conventional, others extended and of his own invention), in order to obtain the variety of colors and overtones he manage to control. Under all that there’s a human factor Resnik plays as a form of meditation, inspired by the Tibet an Buddhist teachings, and the experience can get particularly transcendental. Being in the present moment is somehow getting out of time and getting out of space: improvisation as a kind of trance music. In the American’s cornetist (here playing piccolo trumpet) Rob Mazurek, the special guest in “Age of Chaos”, Resnik found a partner in this love for the natural sonic properties. It’s a delight to watch how they interact together, seeming to escape their physical restraints to travel in the air with the waves of sound. Simply magnificent, either for those who want to know what Cene Resnik has more to offer and for all the fans of the mind and soul behind the Chicago Underground projects and of the Exploding Star Orchestra.
CD $15


CAT IN A BAG with BRUNO FIGUEIRA / JOAO CLEMENTE / LOAO LUCAS / DUARTE FONSECA - Cat in Bag (Clean Feed 531; Portugal) Featuring: Bruno Figueira sax & effects, João Clemente - guitar & magnets, João Lucas - bass and effects and Duarte Fonseca - drums. You already know three members of this Portuguese band alto saxophonist Bruno Figueira, guitarist João Clemente and drummer Duarte Fonseca –from Slow is Possible. The other is bassist João Lucas, also born in Portugal but living and working in Holland. His deep and acid bass sound is the axis of everything happening in “Cat in a Bag”. Sometimes it reminds you of the sublow harmonics of Bill Laswell, but in a context not very far from John Zorn’s compositions for rock-oriented power trios. Here and there the mindset of the music take it to the experimental and contemporary classical music fields, in a kind of Kasper Toeplitz garage version. When all the conditions seem reunited for the existence of another jazzcore unit, the quartet put aside punk and metal references and dive in the tradition of progressive and art rock: then the bass guitar seems to assume the heritage of Hugh Hopper, but exchanging the jazz factor in Soft Machine by a blues one and its psychedelia by hard rock configurations. All the rest is spontaneous creativity, the kind you find in free improvised music, yes, but electrical, noisy and full of joy and rage.”
CD $15


Two New Treasures from the Rogue Art Label:

TIGER TRIO with JOELLE LEANDRE / MYRA MELFORD / NICOLE MITCHELL - Map of Liberation (Rogue Art 0093; France) Featuring Joelle lender on contrabass, Myra Melford on piano and Nicole Mitchell on flutes. This is the second release from this incredible all-star trio! I caught the Tiger Trio earlier this year at Soto Clemente and was blown away. All three of these women are master musicians & improvisers! Looking forward to hearing this disc when the promo shows up in a few days.
CD $16


ILLEGAL CROWNS With MARY HALVORSON / BENOIT DELBECQ / TAYLOR HO BYNUM / TOMAS FUJIWARA - The No-Nosed Puppet (Rogue Art 0087; France) Featuring Mary Halvorson on guitar, Benoit Delbecq on inside & outside piano, Taylor Ho Bynum on brass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. This is the second release from this marvelous quartet. I am a huge fan of all four members of this unit. French pianist Benoit Delbecq is in a class of his own, his inside-the-piano explorations are up with with Sylvie Couvoisier. Multiple trumpet specialist, Taylor Ho Bynum, is another young master who has garnered praise working with Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon and several of his own projects. You certainly need no introduction to guitar goddess Mary Halvorson, whose recognition keeps getting stronger & stronger. Drum wiz & composer, Tomas Fujiwara, also is always in-demand and ever-evolving. Review soon.
LP Only $20


IG HENNENMAN / JAIMIE BRANCH / ANNE LA BERGE - Dropping Stuff and Other Folk Songs (Relative Pitch 1094; USA) Featuring Ig Henneman on viola, Jaimie Branch on trumpet and Anne La Berge on flute. Before the untimely passing our good friend Mike Panico, who cofounded this, the Relative Pitch label, Mike had contacted and befriended my musicians with whom he offered to release their music on this label. Amsterdam-based violist, Ig Henneman, is/was one of Mr. Panico’s favorite musicians and they ended up hanging out together with Ms. Henneman and her husband, Ab Baars (from the ICP Orchestra) on several occasions. This CD was one of those projects and it features Ms. Henneman in a trio with Jaimie Branch on trumpet and Anne La Berge on flutes. Over the past few years, I have watched Ms. Branch’s profile rise higher and higher. If you haven’t heard either/both of the following discs, I urge that you do check them out: James Brandon Lewis’s ‘An UnRuly Manifesto’ (Relative Pitch) and Ms. Branch’s ‘Fly or Die’ (on International Anthem). Both are superb!!! American-born, Netherlands-based flutist, Anne La Berge, has worked with Cor Fuhler, Lucas Niggli and has a solo effort (as a composer & player) on New World Records. Ms. Henneman runs the Wig label, which documents many of here ongoing projects as well as discs from Ab Baars. I’ve several of Ms. Henneman’s performances in the past and she has knocked me out each & every time.
All three of these women are known for being gifted improvisers, composers and bandleaders. The beginning of this disc features those strange yet fascinating sounds that gifted horn & flute improvisers make when they put their horn close to the mic: buzzing, breath-like, soft hums, slowly building as other sounds added bit by bit. Soon the flute and viola enter and combine forces while the trumpet escalates, the interaction gets more varied and focused as it evolves. The music here often bristles with intensity, notes or sound are bent and twisted carefully so that it makes an endless series combinations. All three members of this trio get many chances to shine, solo and interact, there is a constant stream of fascinating activity going on throughout. There is even a folky melody buried in the title track which sounds like a solemn lament. I truly believe that this disc would make Mike proud, it certainly touched me. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $14


CP UNIT With CHRIS PITSIOKOS / SAM LISABETH / HENRY FRASER / JASON NAZARY - Riding Photon Time (Eleatic Records Elea 004; USA) CP Unit features: Chris Pitsiokos - alto sax & electronics, Sam Lisabeth - electric guitar, Henry Fraser - electric bass and Jason Nazary - drum set and electronics. This disc was recorded live at two festivals in Europe: the Moers Fest in Germany (May 18, 2018) and the Unlimited Music Festival in Wels, Austria (November 11, 2018). I have had the good fortune to have worked with young Downtown sax master, Chris Pitsiokos, for some 5 years here at DMG, as well as watch him grow as a musician, composer and multiple bandleader. Still in his twenties, Mr. Pitsiokos surprises me with each & every music encounter. His solo sets here at DMG have legendary status, you can check them out on our Instagram feed. You can here Chris play on more than a dozen discs (CD’s & LP’s) with different groups, from solos to duos to trios and quartets. The CP Unit is Pitsiokos’ main group and this is their 4th disc. Although they don’t quite sound like any other contemporary band, they do sound like they were influenced by some No Waves band from the late 70’s/early 80’s. Sounds pretty incredible to me: tight, intense, throttling, beyond the normal categories. I am currently listing to this for the first time and like wow! It rules! - BLG/DMG
Peter Hoff says, “These dudes are experts in the post-Prime Time harmolodic vocabulary and are hitting on all cylinders on this excellent record.” Check out this track: https://chrispitsiokos.bandcamp.com/album/riding-photon-time
CD $14


JON IRABAGON With MATT MITCHELL / MIVOS QUARTET - Invisible Guests (Irabbagast 014/015; USA) Even before Mr. Irabagon won the Monk competition several years back, he has been challenging himself by working in different genres with varied musicians, as well as switching between different saxes. So far, Mr. Irabagon has played mostly alto or tenor sax in different bands, as well as one CD of solo sopranino sax. On ‘Invisible Guests’ (or Disc One), Irabagon again plays sopranino with pianist Matt Mitchell and the Mivos (String) Quartet. Strangely enough, Mr. Irabagon based this piece structurally on the ancient game of Mahjong, a game which his family played when he was younger and a game which my mother has played for some fifty years, still playing 2-3 times a week. I can still hear the crashing on the tiles played in Mahjong in my mind from when I was a youngster (along with “one crack, two bam”), as well as hearing the Chinese folks on the block where the store is who seem to play every day. The game is based on certain superstitions and Mr. Irabagon tries to capture “the nature of chance and kismet” in his writing and his colleagues, Matt Mitchell on piano and the Mivos String Quartet do a fine job of illustrating the music. The opening piece is for a sopranino sax without a mouthpiece, something which is slowly become more popular over time as saxist continue to experiment with their (s)axes. When one doesn’t use the mouthpiece, the sounds are odd bent breath-like sounds. It sounds as if Mr. Irabagon spent quite a it of time composing this music as it is rich, thoughtful, dense at times and pretty diverse. The string quartet are kept on their toes as they work their way through many twists and turns, which soon erupt when the piano enters on the second section of the “Invisible Guests” suite. Pianist Matt Mitchell, seems to be the most in-demand of the many Downtown keyboard players since he shows up time and again with many Downtown leaders: Tim Berne, Dave Douglas, Kate Gentile, Mario Pavone & Dan Weiss… Much of this music is quite complex and challenging, yet it is completely focused and appears to tell a story and/or create emotional scenery. Mr. Irabagon doesn’t play on much of the suite leaving it to the piano and string quartet to flesh out the music at hand, sometimes contemplative with occasional eruptions. The quieter moments here show a good balance with the more intense eruptions.
‘Dark Horizon” Live from the Mausoleum” (or Disc Two) is something else entirely. For this disc, Mr. Irabagon plays an ultra rare mezzo-soprano sax in the mausoleum of Emanuel Vigeland, a Norwegian painter who created his own unique resting place or mausoleum which is called Tomba Emmanuelle, which has 13-second reverb, as well as the striking artwork of Mr. Vigeland. The liner notes include a lengthy description which I will leave for you to read. The music, however, is astonishing. The sound of the mezzo-soprano is bittersweet, the reverberation like taking a sonic bath with a liquid echo washing over us, the soft cry of mankind floating in a tomb. The sound of the sax is lonely yet hypnotic. Mr. Irabagon circular breathes some continuous lines, taking his time, slowing down to a thoughtful level and not speeding up to the usual stream that often sounds too dense too deal with. Mr. Irabagon is a master of whichever sax he is playing, obviously working hard to master, experiment and utilize the many ways to play sax, in both settings and sounds. One of the few reeds wizards that I know owned and played a mezzo-soprano was Thomas Chapin, who recorded it for his first MuWorks release, ‘Radius’. Irabagon throws in a few Chapin-like lightning licks at one point which made me smile. There is one cover here, which is “Good Old Days” (‘Theme from the Little Rascals’), which is slowed down yet somehow endearing although some of those bent notes are almost too much. The mighty Jon Irabagon once again takes chances yet comes up a winner in the experimental saxophone department. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
2 CD Set $16


HANK ROBERTS / FILIPPO VIGNATO - Ghost Dance - Live at Le Vigne di Zamo Winery (CAM Jazz 7948; Italy) Featuring Hank Roberts on cello, voice & electronics and Filippo Vignato on trombone & electronics. During the 1980’s, Downtown cellist hank Roberts was a prominent member of the Downtown Scene, leading his own band and collaborating with Tim Berne and Bill Frissel. After this period, Mr. Roberts moved upstate, raised a family and recorded infrequently. More recently Mr. Roberts has moved down here and has been keeping pretty busy. He is currently leading his own sextet (superb, they deserve to have a disc on ECM!) as well as collaborating with a number of Downtown’s finest. Trombonist, Filippo Vignato, is on at least a half dozen discs on Italian jazz labels like: Auand, Rudi Records and even Slam (from the UK).
This disc was recorded in a winery called Le Vigne di Zamo in Rosazzo-Manzano, Italy.
The pictures reveal that the duo did play amongst the large wine barrels. Each musician composed a 2-4 pieces as well as a few duo improvs. The duo is superbly recorded, warm and lush, a perfect blend, they so good as one unified sound. Both the cello and the trombone are low note instruments and sound especially great together as they weave their notes in a somber, haunting tapestry. Some of these pieces are soft, rather poignant at times. When the duo play some of the written pieces, the sound of the cello & trombone is most harmonious, hypnotic, transcendent. Mr. Roberts sings the title track, “Ghost Dance”, in his modest, somber voice which fits with both instruments so well. Truky a delightful dynamic duo. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $14


JENNY SCHEINMAN & ALLISON MILLER'S PARLOUR GAME With CARMEN STAAF / TONY SCHERR - Parlour Game (Royal Potato Family; USA) Featuring Jenny Scheinman on violin & compositions, Carmen Staaf on piano, Tonny Scherr on bass and Allison Miller on drums & compositions (2 & 1/2 songs). It has been a couple of years since we had a new disc from violinist Jenny Scheinman as a leader, although she did appear on a disc led by drummer Allison Miller earlier this year called ‘Glitter Wolf’. The ever-busy Downtown drummer, Ms. Miller, also co-leads this quartet which includes Carmen Staaf on piano and Tony Scherr (from Bill Frisell Trio & Golden Palominos) on bass. The first few times I listened to this disc, I kept thinking that: boy, this is some sunny, positive, infectious music, hmmmmmm. The first song, “Play Money”, actually has one of those “Bo Diddley”-like grooves, I just had to smile and snap my fingers, especially digging that exquisite solo from Jenny’s tasty fiddle. “116th & Congress” has another of those slightly funky, infectious grooves with an effervescent solos from Jenny’s violin and Carmen’s piano. Each one of these songs has a charming, uplifting melody, something that certainly feels good during these times of daily darkness. What I find most interesting is that some of these songs have unexpected harmonic twists which are buried beneath the sunny surfaces, which you only notice if you listen closely and play this disc several times. For someone who listen to quite a bit of free/jazz, progressive rock and other more intense or angst ridden excursions, it took me a bit of time to appreciate the more subtle side of what is going on here. At times I thought I could hear a voice singing (inside my head) since this music sounds more like roots rock at times. Perhaps this quartet would go down well at a bluegrass or folk festival, rather than a jazz fest. It does feel good to smile and catch the sun peeking through the clouds. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $14 / LP $16


ZEITKRATZER - Performs Songs From The Albums "Kraftwerk 2" And "Kraftwerk" (Zeitkratzer 026; Germany) “Second volume of "modern composition supergroup" (The Wire) Zeitkratzer's re-interpretations of early compositions by electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. In more than two decades Zeitkratzer has created an astonishing broad catalog from the obligatory (20th century avant-garde composers like Cage or Stockhausen) to the unexpected (electronic artists such as Carsten Nicolai, Terre Thaemlitz, or underground experimentalists like Throbbing Gristle and Keiji Haino) but hardly anyone was prepared for the ensemble's choice of early Kraftwerk pieces. When volume one was released in 2017 (ZKR 021CD/KR 035LP), Zeitkratzer founder and director Reinhold Friedl announced that there'll be a volume two of course -- and here it is. From the opening drone-y horns of "Harmonika" to the subtle guitar of the album closer "Wellenlänge", the four tracks own all the interpretory and aesthetic acerbity the ensemble is known and praised for. The first album made it immediately into The Wire's "Office Ambience" playlist and Bandcamp Daily's "Best Contemporary Classical Releases". Recorded live at Hellerau, European Centre for the Arts, Dresden in January 2019, Performs Songs From The Albums "Kraftwerk 2" and "Kraftwerk" delivers the compositions that were still missing to complete Zeitkratzer's stunning take on the early, hybrid kraut-esque electronic avantgarde albums Kraftwerk (1970) and Kraftwerk 2 (!972). Mission accomplished! A must-have. Personnel: Reinhold Friedl - direction; Frank Gratkowski - flute, clarinets; Hayden Chisholm - flute, saxophone; Hild Sofie Tajford - French horn; Hilary Jeffery - trombone; Reinhold Friedl - harmonium, piano; Didier Aschour - guitar; Maurice de Martin - drums; Lisa Marie Landgraf - violin; Biliana Voutchkova - violin; Elisabeth Coudoux - cello; Ulrich Phillipp - doublebass. CD version comes on digipak.
CD $16


LAMBERT, HENRICKS & ROSS - The Early Years - 1954 - 59 (Acrobat 3307; UK) Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross revolutionized the world of vocal jazz in the 1950s with their unique musical and lyrical techniques that combined bop harmonies with complex lyrical settings along with scat and vocalese, the latter building on the styles of Slim Gaillard and Ella Fitzgerald, to create a unique sound that laid the groundwork for later groups like Manhattan Transfer. Blending the talents of Lambert as arranger, Hendricks as lyricist and Ross as a lithe and dexterous jazz voice, the trio recorded a series of ground-breaking albums which drew admiration from jazz musicians and attracted an army of fans. This great-value 43-track 2-CD set comprises all the titles from the albums "Sing A Song Of Basie", "Sing Along With Basie, on which they are joined by vocalist Joe Williams as well as Count Basie's Orchestra, "The Swingers", on which tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims leads the accompanying jazz quintet, and "The Hottest New Group In Jazz", where they are accompanied by the Ike Isaacs Trio. In addition, it includes Lambert & Hendricks first recording under their own name "Four Brothers" and a 'live' track from the 1959 Playboy Jazz Festival. It admirably showcases the breath-taking complexity of their style across the recordings on which they developed their unique approach and which established their reputation.
2 CD Set $16


HORACE PARLAN with BOOKER ERVIN / STANLEY TURRENTINE / TOMMY TURRENTINE / JOHNNY COLES / GRANT GREEN / CHARLES MINGUS / SAM JONES / BUTCH WARREN / AL HAREWOOD / - The Classic Blue Note Collection (Enlightenment 9167; EEC) Among the most revered and in-demand pianists of the post-bop era, Horace Parlan remains one of the most well represented jazz musicians of the 1950s and 1960s, having produced both an extraordinary array of albums as leader, and concurrently contributed to a quite staggering selection of highly regarded albums by other premier jazz musicians. This 4CD boxset collates all of Horace Parlan's solo-albums from the 1960s, on which he performed as leader, alongside his finest contribution to a fellow musician's record. A pioneer who adapted his disability into a distinctive style, Parlan remains one of the finest jazz-men of the age, and this superb collection of his best work serves as both a dynamic reminder of his prowess, and as a fully-formed starting point for any inquisitive beginner. Albums included: ‘Movin & Groovin’, ‘Up and Down’, ‘Happy Frame of Mind’, ‘On the Spur of the Moment’, ’Speakin’ My Piece’, ‘Headin’ South’ and Mingus’s ‘Blues & Roots’.
4 CD Set $18


MASTERPIECES OF JAZZ with MILES DAVIS/ART BLAKEY & JAZZ MESSENGERS/THELONIOUS MONK/JOHN COLTRANE/DAVE BRUBECK/ARTIE SHAW/BENNY GOODMAN/ et al - Masterpieces Of Jazz (Delta 20002; Germany) 36 classics and great namedropping on a double-CD set. The stylistic origins of jazz are blues, ragtime, spirituals, folk, marches, classical, music of West Africa, and the cultural origin was in the late 19th century, Southern United States. Typical instruments include piano, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, keyboards, double bass, drums, guitar, vocals. Known subgenres: avant-garde, jazz, bebop, big band, chamber jazz, cool jazz, free jazz, gypsy jazz, hard bop, Latin jazz, mainstream jazz, modal jazz, M-Base, neo-bop, post-bop, progressive jazz, soul jazz, swing, third stream, and traditional jazz. This double-CD collection features: Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Chick Webb, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Jimmie Lunceford, Jimmy Dorsey, Earl Hines, Charlie Barnet, Les Brown, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole & George Shearing, Louis Prima, Chet Baker, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Woody Herman, Chris Barber, Dorsey Bros Orch., Humphrey Lyttelton, The Nat King Cole Trio, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis.
2 CD Set $12

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KIDD JORDAN / JOEL FUTTERMAN / WILLIAM PARKER / ALVIN FIELDER - Live at the Guelph Jazz Festival 2011 (Creative Collective 01; USA) Do you believe in magic? You will once you hear this quartet recording by saxophonist Kidd Jordan, pianist Joel Futterman, bassist William Parker, & drummer Alvin Fielder in concert on September 11, 2011 at the Guelph Jazz Festival in Canada! "This is music of and for the ages. The[se] great artists can evoke histories in moments, a few soulful gestures that anticipate things to come, or resolve what has gone before. The quartet performing this music engage history repeatedly, displaying encyclopedic knowledge in the service of intensive listening and interaction. Hearing it unfold is to witness the inexorability of history in motion." - Marc Medwin
CD $15


DARREN JOHNSTON / AARON BENNETT / LISA MEZZACAPPA / FRANK ROSALY - Shipwreck 4 (No Business 87; Lithuania) This quartet features both members of the West Coast and Chicago scenes: Aaron Bennett on tenor sax, Darren Johnston on trumpet, Lisa Mezzacappa on acoustic bass and Frank Rosaly on drums. You should no doubt know three members of this quartet from several previous connections: Mr. Johnston (work with Fred Frith, Larry Ochs & Adam Lane), Ms. Mezzacappa (6 discs as a leader) and Mr. Rosaly (Dave Rempis & Josh Abrams). We’ve heard much less from saxist Aaron Bennett, who has been a constant member of several groups led by Ms. Mezzacappa. This disc is an all improvised date and it sounds pretty strong and focused throughout. On the first piece the tenor sax and trumpet spin a powerful, tight web with the bass & drums providing a solid cushion of energized waves. Tenor saxist Aaron Bennett is in extremely fine form throughout, listening closely and matching wits with the rhythm team and Mr. Johnston’s equally expressive & diverse trumpet flurries. Bennett’s tone is warm yet intense with bits of Trane-like depth. Midway, the quartet slowdown to more restrained sense of calm with some tight, crafty improv which builds to a more intense conclusion. As this disc unfolds, the players become more familiar with each other and the exchanges are tighter and richer. This is a particularly inspired quartet who sound as if they have been playing together for many years. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $14 [on sale]


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ILLEGAL CROWNS With MARY HALVORSON / BENOIT DELBECQ / TAYLOR HO BYNUM / TOMAS FUJIWARA - The No-Nosed Puppet (Rogue Art 0087; France) Featuring Mary Halvorson on guitar, Benoit Delbecq on inside & outside piano, Taylor Ho Bynum on brass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums. This is the second release from this marvelous quartet. I am a huge fan of all four members of this unit. French pianist Benoit Delbecq is in a class of his own, his inside-the-piano explorations are up with with Sylvie Couvoisier. Multiple trumpet specialist, Taylor Ho Bynum, is another young master who has garnered praise working with Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon and several of his own projects. You certainly need no introduction to guitar goddess Mary Halvorson, whose recognition keeps getting stronger & stronger. Drum wiz & composer, Tomas Fujiwara, also is always in-demand and ever-evolving. Review soon.
LP Only $20


ALBERT AYLER - Recorded in Stockholm, October 25th, 1962 (Alternative Fox 008; UK) “Saxophonist Albert Ayler's work straddled various streams of the jazz idiom. Nearly 50 years after his tragically early death (his drowning in the East River most likely the result of suicide), critics, fans, and detractors are still arguing over whether Ayler can be considered a true "free jazz" player or whether his unorthodox style transcended or complimented the moniker. In any case, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1936, the son a semi-professional saxophonist who tutored him early on alto sax and exposed him to swing and bebop, along with the church music that was a big part of his upbringing. After studying at the Cleveland Academy of Music with jazz saxophonist Benny Miller, Ayler became known as "Little Bird" after Charlie Parker, for his mastery of bebop. As a teenager, he was already playing tenor saxophone in Little Walter's blues band during school holidays, and when he joined the US Army in 1958, Ayler began playing with fellow GIs such as tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and the experimental composer, poet and keyboardist Harold Budd; he permanently switched from alto to tenor in this phase. Upon leaving the Army, Ayler sought work in Los Angeles and Cleveland, but found resistance from the purists for his continual pushing of boundaries. Relocating to Sweden in 1962 was the bridge to a successful recording and performing career as he led various Swedish and Danish groups on radio sessions, playing in an informal and uncredited capacity in Cecil Taylor's band in late 1962. The Albert Ayler Trio then consisted of Ayler, bassist Torbjörn Hultcrantz, and drummer Sune Spångberg; four dissonant songs from their live performance on October 24, 1962 would be issued on the Bird Notes label in Sweden as Something Different!!!!!! and reissued overseas as the first edition of The First Recordings; it included a barely-recognizable rendition of showtune "I'll Remember April", an off-kilter take of Sonny Rollins's "The Stopper" retitled "Rollins' Tune", and a wobbly cut of Miles Davis's "Tune Up", along with the original "Free". The exceedingly rare The First Recordings, Vol. 2 was also issued on Bird Notes -- at least in test pressings with photos of Ayler glued to the cover -- comprised of three extended meditations of discord, namely blown mutations of showtunes "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", along with a growling cut of Count Basie's "Good Bait".
2 LP Set $24


STEVE REICH - Information, Transmission, Modulation and Noise (Alternative Fox 006; UK) “New York-born experimental composer and abstract keyboardist Steve Reich was an important pioneer of minimalism. After studying with jazz pianist Hall Overton, Reich learned composition at the Julliard School of Music and later at Mills College, a hotbed of experimental music situated at the foot of the Oakland Hills, east of San Francisco. He later began experimenting with audio tape as a music medium at the San Francisco Tape Music Center with important figures involved in early electronic music experimentation, including Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, Ramon Sender, and Phil Lesh (bassist of the Grateful Dead) and more importantly with Terry Riley. Reich subsequently composed a number of film soundtracks and in 1967 collaborated with Oliveros and Richard Maxfield for the release New Sounds In Electronic Music. Phased patterns, sonic loops and electronic percussion were focal points from the mid-60s onwards. Information, Transmission, Modulation and Noise is an astounding release, though many reviews repeat inaccurate information about the recordings featured on it. The music was first broadcast to the world in the early hours of November 6, 1970 on KPFA in Berkeley, California, when Reich and woodwind wizard/percussionist Jon Gibson made an unscheduled appearance at the studio, armed with a number of recent recordings. The first to air was a masterful version of Reich's "Four Organs", taken from a performance given at the Guggenheim in New York in May 1970, featuring regular collaborators Philip Glass, Art Murphy, and Steve Chambers on combative organs, along with Reich, plus Gibson on non-stop maracas; it is strongly contrasted by the raw, mesmerizing power of a percussive piece recorded in Ghana in the summer of 1970, made with members of the Ghana Dance Ensemble playing traditional Ewe instruments; according to Reich's introduction during the broadcast, the piece is called "Gahu", featuring master drummer Gideon Alewoye on the large agboba drum, dancer Freeman Dongo on the smaller kidi, dancer Thomas Annan on the even smaller kagan, and Reich and Steve Scott on axatse rattles, along with an unidentified player on a gonkogwe or gungong bell. On the B-side of the disc, Reich presents an equally mesmerizing rendition of Glass' "Music In Similar Motion", recorded at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis in May 1970, featuring Glass, Steve Chambers and Art Murphy on organ, Gibson and Richard Landry on soprano saxophones, Beverly Lauridsen on amplified cello, and Reich on an electric harpsichord.
LP $18


MATTHEW DUNN / ANDY HAAS - “KIM” (Cosmic Range Records 014/Resonant Music 015; Earth) Featuring Andy Haas on sax, piri & electronics and Matthew Dunn on drums, organ, bass & electronics. There are handful of Downtown musicians who have been part of the scene for three decades or more, yet remain below the radar of wider recognition. Saxist and experimental composer, Andy Haas, is one of those who reappears from time to time to deliver a new release and/or play a set at DMG. Longtime DMG Newsletter getters should recall Mr. Haas from bands like: Radio I-Ching, the Spermic Brotherhood, solos, duos and trio projects. Mr. Haas once lived in Toronto and still has some connections there. Matthew Dunn is one of those Toronto-based musicians who Mr. Haas has worked with on occasion. Mr. Dunn has also worked with The Cosmic Range, Sunburned Hand of Man and MV/EE.
Side One begins with “On Hausu Mountain” which features the cosmic swirl of soprano (?) sax, organ, bass and drums with layers of hypnotic echoes. Mr. Haas likes to take his time, slowly bending & twisting the notes of his sax, adding sly, spacey, reverb to his sax playing while Mr. Dunn plays electronics and/or rhythmic sounds underneath. This album has a quietly disorienting yet somehow enchanting vibe. Side two starts with “Offering”, which has Mr. Haas playing a piri (Korean double reed instrument), which has a mysterious, unique sound. It works especially well with Mr. Dunn’s spinning drumming. I really dig this ancient sounding (analogue?) electronics on “Blue Letter”, rather Sun Ra-like space music to help us float away. I love the way that this LP is produced so that we feel as if we are going on a trip, sailing through the clouds on a magic carpet ride or sailing in a spaceship. Space is still the place! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
LP $16


ALAN SILVA AND HIS CELESTRIAL COMMUNICATION ORCHESTRA with ANTHONY BRAXTON / ARCHIE SHEPP / GRACHAN MONCUR III / DAVE BURRELL / et al - Luna Surface (BYG 312; Earth) 2019 repress. 12th volume in the BYG Actuel series; 180 gram vinyl. "Super-session recorded in Paris on August 17, 1969. Alan Silva collected here many of the top free jazz players of the time, an incredible 11-piece ensemble featuring, among others, Grachan Moncur III, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, Leroy Jenkins, and Malachi Favors. As a result, this is a very free record and a historical document of Pan-African high art music. Two tracks."
LP $15


ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO with ROSCOE MITCHELL / JOSEPH JARMAN / LESTER BOWIE / MALACHI FAVORS - Message To Our Folks (BYG 328; Earth) 28th volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. "Originally recorded at Studio Davout in Paris on August 12th, 1969... the Art Ensemble Of Chicago stands out as one of the most influential and long-lasting avant-garde and free jazz bands of all time. 4 tracks."
LP $15


CLIFFORD THORNTON with ARCHIE SHEPP / GRACHAN MONCUR III / ARTHUR JONES / DAVE BURRELL / SUNNY MURRAY / et al - Ketchaoua (BYG 323; Earth) 23rd volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. "This album was recorded in Paris on August 18, 1969 by Clifford Thornton (cornet and conga drums) with Grachan Moncur III (trombone), Archie Shepp (soprano saxophone), Arthur Jones (alto saxophone), Dave Burrell (piano), Sunny Murray (drums), Beb Guerin (bass), Earl Freeman (bass) and Claude Delcloo (drums)." "'Clifford Thornton was a player and a composer whose obscurity was offset by the high esteem in which he was held by his fellow musicians... like Shepp, Thornton was actively involved in advancing the ideology of the black nationalist movement... and all of his recordings are intense and important about those matters that were close to his heart -- liberation, communication and unity." - Thurston Moore and Byron Coley.
LP $15

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Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for July of 2019:

THE NEW STONE
Is Located at the New School’s Glass Box Theatre
55 West 13th street - just east of 6th ave

THE STONE RESIDENCIES - WILLIAM PARKER - JULY 30 – AUG 3

8/2 Friday
8:30 pm - Seraphic LIGHT
Matthew Shipp (piano) Daniel Carter (reeds, brass) William Parker (bass)

8/3 Saturday
8:30 pm - Quartet - Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) John Zorn (alto sax) Okyung Lee (cello) William Parker (bass)

THE STONE RESIDENCIES - INGRID LAUBROCK - AUG 6–10

8/6 Tuesday
8:30 pm - Anti-House 4 - Ingrid Laubrock (tenor and soprano saxes) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Kris Davis (piano) Tom Rainey (drums)

8/7 Wednesday
8:30 pm - Grammy Season Sextet - Ingrid Laubrock (tenor and soprano saxes) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Michael Formanek (bass) Tom Rainey (drums) Mazz Swift (violin) Tomeka Reid (cello)

8/8 Thursday
8:30 pm - Laubrock/Crump/Smythe - Ingrid Laubrock (tenor and soprano saxes) Stephan Crump (bass) Cory Smythe (piano)

8/9 Friday
8:30 pm - New Music for Quartet with Nels Cline, Hank Roberts and Ches Smith
Ingrid Laubrock (tenor and soprano saxes) Nels Cline (guitar) Hank Roberts (cello) Ches Smith (drums, percussion)

8/10 Saturday
8:30 pm- Music by Anthony Braxton for Quintet with Nate Wooley, Adam Matlock, Brandon Lopez and Tom Rainey - Ingrid Laubrock (tenor & soprano saxes) Adam Matlock (accordion) Brandon Lopez (bass) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Tom Rainey (drums)

THE (NEW) STONE is located in The New School’s Glass Box Theatre  
All Sets at The New Stone start at 8:30pm Tickets: $20
There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone. 
Only music. All ages are welcome. Cash Only at the door. 
A serious listening environment.
The Stone is booked purely on a curatorial basis

The Stone Series at HappyLucky No.1 - Curated by John Zorn

ANTHONY COLEMAN - Solo Piano
Friday & Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd, 2019
8:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Pavone-Mendoza Summer Series Also at HappyLuckyNo.1:

August 7 at 8PM
Du.O = Aimée Niemann and Charlotte Munn-Wood
Weston Minissali

August 14 at 8pm:
Jessica Pavone's String Ensemble
Ava Mendoza - a solo set

August 21 at 8pm:
MV Carbon and Cygnus X-1

HappyLuckyNo.1 is located at
734 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Phone: 646 623 0414
by subway: Take 2, 4, or 5 trains to Franklin
Take 3 train to Nostrand Ave.
Take A or C to Nostrand Ave.

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THE JAZZ GALLERY Presents:

Thursday, August 8th:
CHAD TAYLOR TRIO
Chad Taylor -drums
Brian Settles -saxophone
Neil Podgurski -piano
sets at 7.30pm 9.30pm

Friday, August 16th:
TAYLOR HO BYNUM 9-TETTE
Taylor Ho Bynum -cornet, compositions
Jim Hobbs -alto saxophone
Ingrid Laubrock -tenor & soprano saxophones
Bill Lowe –bass trombone, tuba
Mary Halvorson -electric guitar
Tomeka Reid -cello
Ken Filiano -acoustic bass
Stomu Takeishi -electric bass
Tomas Fujiwara -drums
sets at 7.30pm 9.30pm

Wednesday, August 21st:
KRIS DAVIS JULIAN LAGE!
sets at 7.30pm 9.30pm

The Jazz Gallery is located at:
1160 Broadway, 5th fl
between 27th 28th streets
New York, NY 10001
info@jazzgallery.org

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Bushwick Improvised Music Series Continues:

Monday August 5th
7pm Rodney Chapman – tenor saxophone
Eric Plaks – keyboard
Zach Swanson – bass
Vijay Anderson – drums

8pm Stephen Gauci – tenor saxophone
Ava Mendoza – guitar/electronics
Vijay Anderson – drums

9pm Guillermo Gregorio – clarinet
Nicholas James Jozwiak – cello
Josh Sinton – bass clarinet

9:45pm Juan Pablo Carletti – drums
Christof Knoche – bass clarinet
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor saxophone
Jake Henry – trumpet
Rick Parker – trombone
Shayna Dulberger – bass
Ben Stapp – tuba
Thomas Heberer – trumpet

10:45pm Flin van Hemmen – drums
Lathan Hardy – saxophone
Sean Ali – bass

11:30pm Aron Namenwirth – guitar
Eric Plaks – keyboard
Sean Conly – bass
Jon Panikkar – drums
John Loggia – drums

Downstairs @ Bushwick Public House
http://bushwickpublichouse.com/ gaucimusic.com
1288 Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn
(Across the street from M train Central Ave stop)

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I-BEAM Presents:

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019 - 8:30 PM 10:30 PM
ARTEMIS SEXTET
Art Lande - Piano
Will Bernard - Guitar
Bruce Williamson - Woodwinds
Brian Drye - Trombone
Mike McGinnis - Woodwinds
Matt Wilson - Drums

IBEAM in BROOKLYN, NYC
168 7TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NY, 11215

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Aug. 4th at Max Fish at 8pm:

Steve Dalachinsky with clarinetist/guitarist Alex Ward, a student of Derek Bailey,
plus Mark Edwards/Jessica Ackerly,
and Skydiver (Masami and Robert).

120 Orchard ST, basement (F to Delancey, J to Essex)
8pm. $5 donation – all money goes to artists.