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DMG Newsletter for Friday, February 7th, 2020

"Shangri-La" by The Kinks from ‘Arthur’ (1969)

Now that you've found your paradise
This is your Kingdom to command
You can go outside and polish your car
Or sit by the fire in your Shangri-la
Here is your reward for working so hard
Gone are the lavatories in the back yard
Gone are the days when you dreamed of that car
You just want to sit in your Shangri-la

Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher
You're in your place and you know where you are
In your Shangri-la
Sit back in your old rocking chair
You need not worry, you need not care
You can't go anywhere
Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la

The little man who gets the train
Got a mortgage hanging over his head
But he's too scared to complain
'Cos he's conditioned that way
Time goes by and he pays off his debts
Got a TV set and a radio
For seven shillings a week
Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la

And all the houses in the street have got a name
'Cos all the houses in the street they look the same
Same chimney pots, same little cars, same window panes
The neighbors call to tell you things that you should know
They say their lines, they drink their tea, and then they go
They tell your business in another Shangri-la
The gas bills and the water rates, and payments on the car
Too scared to think about how insecure you are
Life ain't so happy in your little Shangri-la
Shangri-la, Shangri-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher
You're in your place and you know where you are
In your Shangri-la
Sit back in your old rocking chair
You need not worry, you need not care
You can't go anywhere
Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la

Back in the 1960’s, journalists & assorted music fans would often refer to the Mothers of Invention (Frank Zappa’s band) as ‘Comedy Music’, as if their music was just a joke. Yes, it was often funny but there was always so much more going on than just the laughs that it inspired. This always bothered me since The Mothers were so influential on so many different levels. As soon as a band deals with a humorous theme in their lyrics, they get pigeon holed and are not often taken seriously.

We recently got a box in from a collection, ‘The Kinks Pye Years’ with some 10 albums from the 1964 - 1970. We have been listening to every album and realizing just how many great songs the Ray Davies has written. The lyrics often make us smile and occasionally laugh out loud. Listening to the words, we can look at ourselves and see how ridiculous our world is at times. The above song is called “Shangra-La” and it is taken from ‘Arthur’, a rock opera of sorts about ‘The Decline and Fall of the British Empire’. The lyrics are often funny, incisive, thoughtful, provocative and honest about society. We just listened to the ‘Lola Vs The Powerman’ album the other day, which is about the darker side of the record business. I cracked up several times while listening to it. You will as well if you give it a listen. We all need to laugh and remember laughter is our medicine. - BLG at DMG

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DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY SAYS THANK YOU to All of FRIENDS From Around the World!

Since writing to you, the newsletter subscribers from everywhere, we have gotten donations from different places, both locally and far away. We received around $2,000 in cash, checks or through paypal which will help us to pay the rent this month. Besides that, we have also gotten a large amount of records, compact discs, 7” singles and even some books. All of this helps us to survive these tough times. We have also gotten quite a bit of e-mail from those of you who told us how important this newsletter is to you! How much you enjoy the songs/lyrics that I post at the beginning of each newsletter. I do work hard on selecting poems or lyrics that make us think, question and inspire us to do the right thing. We can feel so much Love and Support from all around the world that is makes working here at DMG such a joyous experience. I/we also bump into folks both here, at The Stone and at other venues who tell us how important our work is. Thanks to all of the well-wishers everywhere, we do love you! - most sincerely, Bruce Lee Gallanter, Frank M, John M and Alec S from DMG

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The Downtown Music Gallery 29th Anniversary Celebrations will begin in 2020 & Will Continue throughout the year! May 1st is our Actual Anniversary! Every In-store throughout the Year Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, February 9th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO - Clarinet / IVAN BARENBOIM - Contralto Clarinet /
NICK JOZWIAK - Cello!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET with RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV!

Sunday, February 16th:
6pm: NICK FRASER / TONY MALABY / BRANDON LOPEZ - Drums / Tenor Sax / ContraBass!
7pm: CHERYL PYLE / ROBERT DICK - Flute Duo!
8pm: ERIN ROGERS - Solo Sax - New CD on Relative Pitch Records!

Sunday, February 23rd:
6pm: LAURENT DAVID Solo Electric Bass
7pm: JOE McPHEE & RAF VERTESSEN - Reeds & Brass / Drums
8pm: LELE DAI - Solo Sewing Machine

Sunday, March 1st 2020:
6pm: LUCIANO PAGLIARINI and MICHEL EDELIN - International Sax & Flute Duo!
7pm: JUAN PARRA CANCINO / JONATHAN IMPETT - Rare Appearance by Belgian Duo!
8pm: HANK JOST - Solo Alto Sax!

Sunday, March 8th:
6pm: KURT GOTTSCHALK - Guitar / MIGUEL FRANCONI - analog synth / WILL GLASS - Drums!
7pm: DARREN JOHNSTON - Trumpet / PETER HESS - Woodwinds / ADAM DOTSON - Flugel-Bone!
8pm: TOMCHESS - Oud / ZACH SWANSON - ContraBass!

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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DMG Weekly Recommended Gig:

ZURCHER GALLERY is a Wonderful Place to Attend Creative Music Events

ROBERT DICK and THOMAS BUCKNER!
Flutes and Voices
This Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 6 PM

Zürcher Gallery
33 Bleecker Street, New York NY 10012 (just east of Lafayette)
1 block from the Broadway & Lafayette stop on the F, 6, M, N & R
212-777-0790 / studio@galeriezurcher.com

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This Week’s Newsletter Begins with This Cosmic Treasure:

RAOUL BJORKENHEIM with EMANUELE PARRINI / SILVIA BOLOGNESI / TIZIANO TONONI - Solar Winds (Long Song Records 154; Italy) Featuring Raoul Bjorkenheim on electric guitar, Emanuele Parrini on violin, Silvia Bolognesi on contrabass and Tiziano Tononi on drums & percussion. Since moving to Helsinki several years ago, Scandinavian guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim has been teaching, composing and playing in several bands. Always keeping busy with varied projects going on simultaneously. In 2018, Mr. Bjorkenheim recorded with The J. & F. Band, which included Joe Fonda, Jaimoe Johanson (from the Allman Brothers!?!) plus a handful of Italian musicians, for an Allman Brothers tribute CD. The other drummer on that date was Tiziano Tononi, who has worked with Daniele Cavallanti and the Italian Instabile Orchestra. Violinist Emanuele Parrini also plays with Dinamitri Jazz Folklore, as well as in Mr. Tononi’s Ornette Coleman Tribute project. Bassist Silvia Bolognesi is in the current expanded version of the Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as with a string trio called Hear in Now with Tomeka Reid and Mazz Swift.
This is disc a tribute to John Coltrane, the most influential saxist of the the 1960’s and spiritual jazz composer par excellence. Five of the seven songs were written by Trane with two written by Mr. Bjorkenheim. Mr. Tononi has long been involved in a variety of tribute discs/projects for Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and an earlier Trane tribute. The reason why so many folks seek out spiritual jazz is that it helps us to transcend our common state of stressful reality. The first song here is Trane’s “Joy”, which seems most apt since the sound here is joyous, uplifting. Both Mr. Bjorkenheim’s guitar and Mr. Parrini’s violin soar together from the opening. The rhythm team here are also most impressive, often reminding me of William Parker (with whom Ms. Bolognesi studied) and Hamid Drake, pumping that rhythmic life force together as one spirit. On Trane’s “Transition”, the violin takes the first solo and it reaches higher and higher, rather Billy Bang-like, the ecstatic vibes flowing. Raoul takes an incredible Sonny Sharrock-like guitar solo reaching even higher, go man go!!! Mr. Tononi actually sounds like Elvin Jones here, which makes sense since Mr. Jones is featured on drums for Sonny Sharrock’s best record, ‘Ask the Ages’. “Living Space” is a later period Trane piece which was released posthumously and not recorded live. This piece is laid back, cerebral and dream-like, short and sweet. The title track, “Solar Winds”, was written by Bjorkenheim and it is played at a frenzied pace, capturing that ecstatic vibe just right. Raoul takes an incredible solo here, with some lightning-like licks right out of the Tisziji Munoz songbook. Violinist Parrini is also in fine form here, both he and Bjorkenheim trading lines as the intensity increases to boiling point! “Peace on Earth” is a great choice to cover as it has that stirring, spiritual-jazz melody at it center. I found the violin solo to be absolutely touching, bringing me close to tears. The final piece is called “Volition” and it is the other original song by Raoul. It is also soars, explodes and erupts into a joyous, bone-shaking climax. There is no better feeling than having music pull one out of their seats and put them on a roller coaster ride or magic carpet journey and that is what we get here. I hope to get this quartet a gig in the New York since we need some of that spiritual salvation to help us deal with…. Thanks to Raoul Bjorkenheim and his marvelous quartet! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $15


CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Speak in Tongues and Hope for the Gift of Interpretation (Relative Pitch Solo Series 004; USA) Featuring Chris Pitsiokos on solo alto sax with no edits, overdubs or effects. Recorded live in New Haven on January 27th, 2019 (one year ago last week). Dedicated to six important alto saxists: Charles Parker, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy and John Zorn. Each of these avant/jazz sax giants has invented and developed their distinctive sound on their respective saxes. Each one is vastly influential and in a world of their own. Here comes Chris Pitsiokos, only 29 and he has already absorbed what has evolved in the history of Avant/Free/New Music/Jazz and has come up with his own voice/sound/thing. I've known Chris for some five plus years, he worked here at DMG for several years, learning from and contributing to what happens here at DMG as we listen, think, breathe, promote, talk about, argue about Creative Music on a day to day basis. I've given Chris the opportunity to play here at DMG perhaps a dozen times, often playing solo, but also with other kindred spirits: Tamio Shiraishi, Louise Jensen, Leila Bordreuil, Daniel Levin, Jon Irabagon, Brandon Lopez, Camilo Angeles, Nate Wooley, Stuart Popejoy, Javier Areal Velez and Kevin Murray. Chris also runs the amazing CP Unit, a unique quartet who draw from the No Wave, Early Downtown and Post-Ornette Primetime streams.
It seems to me that it is his solo playing that has evolved the most, as each set reveals Poetry or Art in Motion, still searching, still growing, restless and reaching new depths or heights consistently. Last year, Mr. Pitsiokos bought a car, set out cross country and did a long North American tour, from Canada, through the states, into Mexico and South America, playing solo as well as working with New Musicians from different countries along the way. No doubt making new friends and fans as he traveled. This solo offering is a culmination of years of research, stretching out beyond the usual barriers, pigeon-holing or expectations and coming with something unique. Although Chris has around a dozen releases out, this is his first actual solo sax CD. In several ways, it is a culmination of his evolving sonic solo sax journey. On each of the six pieces, Mr. Pitsiokos takes an idea or phrase and then twists it into different shapes, bending his lines in his own unique way. He likes to vary the stream of notes by speeding up and slowing down in well-balanced measures, carefully bending certain notes inside out and upside down. If you have listened to enough of the other saxists mentioned here, then you will appreciate Pitsiokos’ distinctive approach. If not, this disc will be too much for those who don’t wished to be challenged. I am not so sure that the named saxist of each piece was the direct influence on the piece itself, but each piece is distinct in its ability to show quite of nuance in the way each note is placed or sculpted. The piece that is called “To Roscoe Mitchell” actually reminds me of early John Zorn in the way that Chris takes smaller note fragments and then magnifies them with craft and intensity. Pitsiokos cams down for “To Ornette Coleman”, show a warmer, somewhat more lyrical tone, closer to a tenor range than an alto with little or no note-bending blasts until the last section, which does feature some splendid tongue twisting grace. For “To Eric Dolphy”, Chris stretches out his notes almost continuously. This is obviously difficult to control and has a tendency to make the listener feel uncomfortable, yet it is still a trump for both parties once one adjust to the extremes. On the final piece, “For John Zorn”, Chris again balances several lines simultaneously. This is something that John Zorn help invent and evolve further. Mr. Pitsiokos does a marvelous job here as he juggles several jagged lines at the same time, weaving a tight web of fractures lines into an incredible tapestry of riches. This piece actually calms down and come back to the planet earth in the last section. It also erupts into a final mind-blowing blast that is a powerful reckoning or wake-up call for the current nightmare we all find ourselves within. This disc is dedicated to the late Mike Panico who cofounded this, the Relative Pitch label along with Kevin Reilly. Both Mike and Kevin believe in the power of music to challenge, inspire and transcend the normalcy of life. This disc is the perfect example of that. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $14


AYMAN FANOUS / FRANCES-MARIE UITTI - Negoum (Mode 316; USA) The music on this CD was recorded in the studio the day after Uitti and Fanous spent 10 minutes improvising together in concert, in a first meeting. It represents bidirectional ideas in music often and erroneously thought to be opposites: western vs. eastern, improvised vs. through-composed. In this recording they are stood on their head, examined, dissected, tortured, and ultimately reconciled.
Fanous says: “Musically, Frances and I came from two distinct sets of emphases. In my case, these were non-western music, as well as chromaticism in both its contemporary classical and free jazz expressions, all funneled through the techniques of classical and flamenco guitar. In Frances’ case, it was a lifelong devotion to and mastery of parallel directions: improvisation, as well as contemporary composition at the highest level. Both were made infinitely more powerful by the deployment of ingenious extended techniques, including her revolutionary two-bow methods. Our backgrounds contained enough shared common experience to allow for a tentacular inter-digitation of our
improvisational languages, which was effortless and natural.”
The session began with bouzouki-cello duets, in which drones played a central role, calling up a middle-eastern sound-world. Fanous writes: “As the pieces evolved, they gradually became unmoored and reverted to who they really were, but together. This process of feeling one’s way through the darkness was like navigating towards some unknown endpoint, the way the ancients used the astrolabe to navigate using the positions of the stars — Negoum in Arabic.”
CD $15


ALBERTO CAVENATI with ANTONIO BORGHINI / MARC LOHR - Treifekter (Trouble in the East Records 011; EEC) Featuring Alberto Cavenati on electric & acoustic guitars, Antonio Borghini on double bass and Marc Lohr on drums. Mr. Cavenati is an Italian guitarist who lives in Berlin. He sent us three discs last year (2018) with both Italian and German musicians involved. Backing Mr. Cavenati is another Italian musician, bassist Antonio Borghini, who can be found on more than a couple of dozen discs from the Rai Trade, Auand and El Gallo Rojo labels. The drummer, Marc Lohr, is a new name for me. This disc was recorded in Berlin, just like the other discs by Mr. Cavenati. “La Scala Maciachini” features a sly, suspense-filled electric guitar led trio, which moves in tight shifting motions. As interludes there are a few solo pieces where the drums and bass get to stretch out before the trio takes off again. Mr. Cavenati is the main writer here, his pieces often complex, tight yet skeletal. I dig the way the trio have to play there way through these tight knit sequences speeding up and then slowing down. There is someone here named Marck F*ck, whose job was to mix and add electronics effects, often adding sonic seasoning to exaggerate hills and valleys the trio work their way through. Mr. Cavenati likes to keep two lines going on simultaneously. On “Radical Redesign”, the acoustic guitar plays one part while the bass & drums play an odd yet somehow connected counterpart. What is interesting about this music’s that we have to step back at times to see the whole picture since certain parts seems as if they are not connected but are below the surface. Their remix dude adds some unexpected oddities here and there like the sampled, squished spoken word vocals on “My Baby Just Wrote Me a Letter”. The last piece, “Varying Degrees of Being Another” is perhaps the best. Mr. F*ck adds occasional ghost-like electronics & more spoken word samples in-between the lurching trios wave like movements. We struggle to hear one conversation while the trio pulls us in the other direction. It often sounds as if there are two trios playing at the same time, one slightly out of synch with the other. The remix dude often ends up in the Eno chair adding bits of unexpected sounds which add some mystery but never overtake the rest of the trio’s direction or flow. This disc will take some time to absorb fully since the quirkiness is at the subatomic level. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $15


NORMA WINSTONE & JOHN TAYLOR - In Concert (Sunnyside 1534; USA) “The incredible relationship between legendary British musicians Norma Winstone and John Taylor has been admired for nearly five decades. The vocalist and pianist have been inextricably linked from their early avant-garde work from the late 1960s through their gorgeous work with Kenny Wheeler and Azimuth. The couple was also well documented in duo performance; their affinity for each other and their unique abilities are easily comprehended. Winstone and Taylor’s In Concert is a remastered reissue of Enodoc Records 1999 cassette tape release of a fascinating 1988 duo concert. Four years after the pianist’s passing, this recording will remind listeners of the wonderful interplay and feel between Taylor and Winstone.// The performance presented on In Concert documents a quickly assembled concert that coincided with the culmination of Winstone and Taylor’s teaching residency at the Guildhall Music School in London in August 1988. Though they didn’t have time to put together an ensemble or theme, the two were able to provide the listeners, including many of their students, with a wonderfully diverse and masterful performance.”
CD $15


METAL CHAOS ENSEMBLE with PEK / BOB MOORES / ERIC WOODS / MIKE GRUEN / YURI ZBITNOV / JOEL SIMCHES - The Nameless City (Evil Clown 9226; USA) Recorded at Evil Clown Headquarters in August of 2019 and featuring PEK on clarinets, alto & tenor saxes, mussette, game calls, wood flute, odd percussion & recitation; Bob Moores piccolo trumpet, guitar & synth; Eric Woods on analogue synth & gong; Mike Gruen electric bass; Yri Zbitnov on drums, percussion & recitation and Joel Simches on real time signal processing. Of the more than a half dozen different Leap of Faith offshoot projects, the Metal Chaos Ensemble might the next most prolific with some two dozen discs under their moniker. Aside from the two longtime core members, PEK and Yuri Zbitnov, the more recent ongoing members includes Bob Moores, Eric Woods, Mike Gruen and Joel Simches. The fractal cover art and CD title ‘The Nameless City’, give the appearance of a science fiction like view of an ancient abandoned city. This makes sense since this music captures another time and places, whether fictional or not. When this discs begins, there is a spoken word sci-fi like intro with some soft, swirling electronics and percussion flowing together. When the electric guitar enters it sounds like it could turn into a prog-jam of sorts. Electric bass is a rarity for most Leap of Faith offshoots. Yet here, the bass & drums work their way into a laid back yet rockin’ groove, at least for the first section. Things calm down and then build again slowly with game calls, synth, bells or gongs, throbbing bass and eerie effects. Some folks might wince at some of the spoken word sections which are relatively short yet they seem to fit week with the dark semi-serious atmosphere of the music. Spooky in places but pretty consistently engaging, considering it another 70 minute journey. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10


JOHNNY BUTLER - Solo (Self-Produced; no number; UK( Featuring Johnny Butler on solo sax with electronics. Last Friday afternoon (1/31/20), I got a late cancelation from a trio who were supposed to play the following Sunday. Oye, not good! That night, I went to The Stone to see Kris Davis and met Nick from the UK Hi4Head label, home to many discs with Trevor Watts and Amalgam. Nick introduced me to Johnny Butler, a saxist who recorded with a band called Scurvy. Although Mr. Butler is English, he has been living in New York for quite a while, so Scurvy included Downtowners Adam Caine and Jason Nazary. Since I needed someone to play the second set on Sunday, so I asked Mr. Butler if he wanted to play. He did and brought along two dancers, both women. The set at DMG was an unexpected delight, both musically and visually. Mr. Butler mostly played slowly, adding loops and electronic effects while the women jumped around, danced in odd combinations, used a large bucket of water to bathe their hands and hair in. One of my regular attendees said that it was the most memorable set in recent times. I have to agree.
This disc is mostly a studio effort with one track taken from a set at Otto’s Shrunken Head in the East Village. This disc consists of four tracks and clocks in at 24 minutes. “Cathedral” opens with a somber sax drone which blends the sound of the sax breathing in and out with Frippish electronics. Hard to tell the difference between both sounds, the effect is most hypnotic. Wave upon wave of resonating sounds, acoustic or electronic, it is hard to tell but it doesn’t matter since the combined sound is still so compelling to listen to. On “Katrina”, Mr. Butler stacks several lines of saxes over one another, each sax line spirals around another line in soothing circles with one warm-toned tenor sax line on top. The one live piece is called “Glitch” and Mr. Butler loops one of his sax lines while adding other parts along with it. The repeating lines are chopped up somewhat which gives the title more meaning since it sounds like a glitch. What makes this piece work so well is the way Mr. Butler selects and builds different lines, some tightly connecting or intersecting on different rhythmic pulses. The last piece is appropriately called “Eulogy” and has a rather solemn, slow moving wave which churns at the center. A nice way to bring our journey to a soft landing. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10


COTTON CLUB AND BEYOND - Various Jazz Artists (Delta 20010; Germany) 40 top tunes of great artists catching the vibe of the legendary New York venue in Harlem. The Cotton Club was the popular New York City nightclub from 1923 to 1940. It was located on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue (1923 to 1935), then briefly in midtown Theater District (1935- 1940). The club operated during the United States' era of Prohibition and Jim Crow era racial segregation. Black People could not initially patronize the Cotton Club, but the venue featured many of the most popular black entertainers of the era. Features Billie Holiday, Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson, Bill Evans, Jimmie Lunceford, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Dexter Gordon, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Judy Garland, Oscar Peterson, The Mills Brothers, Earl Hines, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Dinah Washington, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Etta James, Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Louis Armstrong, LaVern Baker, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Eartha Kitt, Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Lucky Millinder, Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Donald Byrd, and Freddie Hubbard.
2 CD Set $12


LP ONLY SECTION:

JOE McPHEE / DAVE REMPIS / TOMEKA REID / BRANDON LOPEZ / PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE - Of Things Beyond Thule, Vol. 1 (Aerophonic 024; USA) Featuring Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet & tenor sax, Dave Rempis on alto & bari saxes, Tomeka Reid on cello, Brandon Lopez on contrabass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums. Ever since the Vandermark 5 broke up, the other frontline saxist in that seminal quintet, Dave Rempis, has pushed himself to work with a number of great musicians in different combinations, both touring and recording as often as is possible. His great label, Aerophonic Records, now has two dozen discs and is still growing. This is Rempis’ first LP only release and it is a blast, an all-star quintet with members from different projects and places. No doubt you know all of their names from their extensive resumes. There is no leader here and there doesn’t have to be since it is an all improvised affair. I have been listening to more vinyl both in-store and at home, and I must admit that it does sound better, warmer, more real. The opening of this album consists of haunting bowed bass, soft sax drones, suspense-filled sax, minimal percussion and eerie cello. Things build slowly with different layers of inspired interaction: tapping on the contrabass with wooden end of the bow, hands on the drums, a layer of interwoven cello lines, one or two saxes with occasional pocket trumpet fragments. Things eventually erupt midway through the first side with some explosive tenor sax riding over the power pumping rhythm team. Master drummer, Paal Nilssen-Love, is often at the center of the storm here, juggling several related parts or lines, hooking up with the bass and cello while the both horns soar around and with each other in connected orbits. The overall sound here is what many of us would call spiritual jazz, the quintet consistently connects with each other as we, the listeners, also connect with them. - Bruce Lee Gallanter,DMG
LP Only $20 [LTD Edition of 100]

COMPANY with DEREK BAILEY / EVAN PARKER / HUGH DAVIES / JOELLE LEANDRE / PETER BROTZMANN / JD PARRAN / VINKO GLOBOKAR / ERNST REIJSEGER - 1983 (Honest Jon’s Records 215; UK) “Wonderful, previously unreleased recordings by Derek Bailey and his guests at Company Week in 1983. What's remarkable throughout this album is the respect and affection the musicians show for each other, exemplifying the dictionary definition of "company" as "the fact or condition of being with another or others, especially in a way that provides friendship and enjoyment." It starts with "Landslide", a brilliant, spiky, spluttering, twanging reunion of Music Improvisation Company members Evan Parker (tenor sax), Hugh Davies (electronics), and Jamie Muir (percussion). Next up, "Seconde Choix", with Joëlle Léandre's close-miked prepared bass and Bailey's acoustic guitar seemingly heading in different directions before coming together miraculously in just four minutes. The opening of "First Choice", a duet between Bailey and Muir, is a revelation for those who moan that the guitarist plays too many notes. His patient and truly exquisite exploration of harmonics is beautifully counterpointed by Muir's metallic percussion. On "Pile Ou Face" (Heads Or Tails) Davies concentrates on his high register oscillators, carefully shadowed by Parker's soprano until Léandre's deft, springy pizzicato lures them into the playground. "JD In Paradise" is a surprisingly delicate wind quartet, with John Corbett's trumpet, fragile and Don Cherry-like, punctuating the sinuous interplay between Peter Brötzmann and J.D. Parran (on sopranos, flutes and clarinet), while trombonist Vinko Globokar growls approvingly in the background. Igor Stravinsky's magnificent definition of music as the jeu de notes comes to mind listening to Bailey's duet with cellist Ernst Reijseger (executing fiendish double-stopped harmonics with staggering ease). Technical virtuosity has never sounded so effortless -- it is, as its title "Een Plezierig Stukje" simply states, a fun piece. On the closing "La Horda", Bailey and Reijseger team up with the horns for what on paper looks like it could be rough and rowdy sextet but which turns out once more to be a thoughtful, spacious exchange of ideas, shapes, and colors.
2 LP Set $32

MUSICA ELETTRONICA VIVA with ALVIN CURRAN / FREDERIC RZEWSKI / RICHARD TEITELBAUM STEVE LACY / GARRETT LIST / KARL BERGER - United Patchwork (Alternative Fox 022; UK) Alternative Fox present a reissue of Musica Elettronica Viva's United Patchwork, originally released in 1978. One of the most mythical experimental groups of all time, Musica Elettronica Viva was formed in 1966 by a group of American composers in Rome, its nucleus comprised of pianist Frederic Rzewski, sound improviser Alvin Curran, and the improvisatory keyboardist Richard Teitelbaum. Taking cues from John Cage and David Tudor, MEV employed open, limitless structures, using found instruments, toys, a homemade synthesizer, and the first Moog to reach mainland Europe. Improv and critical listening practices aimed to liberate listeners from the constraints of bourgeois capitalism and as their sound evolved, forms of Jewish mysticism and surrealist automaticism pointed to transcendent potential. An abortive US tour in 1970 split MEV into three units, but the Kabbalistic Dixieland band later reformed with Rzewski, Curran, and Teitelbaum joined by saxophonist Steve Lacy, trombonist Garrett List, and keyboardist Karl Berger. The resultant double album United Patchwork, recorded in November 1977 at Mama Dog for Horo Records, captures MEV in all of their discordant, improvisatory glory, from Teitelbaum's side-long opener, "Via Della Luce", to the honking noise of Lacy's "Fox", the excessive keyboard meanderings of Curran's "Psalm", Berger's vibraphone folly, "Cross Over One" and Rzewski's ponderous "What Is Freedom".
2 LP Set $24

LABORATORIO DELLA QUERCIA with STEVE LACY / STEVE POTTS / EVAN PARKER / FREDERIC RZEWSKI / ROSWELL RUDD / NOEL McGHEE / et al - Laboratorio Della Quercia (Alternative Fox 023; UK) Alternative Fox present a reissue of Laboratorio Della Quercia's self-titled released, originally released in 1979. In the summer of 1978, an ambitious twelve-day experimental jazz project was undertaken at the ancient amphitheater, Tasso della Quercia, on the slopes of Rome's Gianicolo Hill. The idea was to assemble the leading players from Italy's avant-garde jazz scene, revolving around members of Grande Elenco Musicisti (or GEM), such as saxophonists Tommaso Vittorini, Eugenio Colombo, and Maurizio Giammarco, trumpeter Alberto Corvini and trombonist/composer Danilo Terenzi, together with visiting American players such as saxophonists Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, and Evan Parker, trombonist Roswell Rudd, pianist Frederick Rzewski, and drummer Noel McGhee, among others. Different group configurations were enacted each day and the final gala concert formed the basis of this super rare and highly playful double album, which captures the delightfully messy proceedings. In keeping with the openness of the Roman jazz scene of the day, the project sought to push the boundaries, aiming to break big-band traditions whilst still emphasizing the collective nature of the experience. Enrico Rava's opening "Tromblues" emphasizes the disparate approaches of these trans-Atlantic teams and Terenzi's "Dialogando" uses dual trombones to heighten musical discord; in mutated big-band mode, Giammarco's thrillingly complex "Vortex Waltz", and Vittorini's "La Legge E Uguale Per Tutti" both speak to the limitless potential that the project was aiming for.
2 LP Set $24

JON HASSELL / FARAFINA - Flash of the Spirit (Tak:Til / Glitterbeat 087; Germany) Double LP version. 180 gram vinyl; includes CD. Tak:Til/Glitterbeat present the first ever reissue and remastering of Jon Hassell and Farafina's prescient, "Fourth World" masterwork, Flash of the Spirit, originally released in 1988. Propulsive Burkinese rhythms meet revelatory, ambient soundscapes. Co-produced with the legendary studio team of Brian Eno and Dainel Lanois. Composer and trumpeter Jon Hassell has been an elusive, iconic musical figure for more than half a century. He's best known as the pioneer and propagandist of "Fourth World" music, mixing technology with the tradition and spirituality of non-western cultures. In 1987 he joined with Farafina, the acclaimed percussion, voice, and dance troupe from Burkina Faso, to record Flash of the Spirit. While the album is a natural extension of those "Fourth World" ideas, and a new strand of Possible Musics, it also a distinctive outlier in the careers of both artists; an unrepeated merging of sounds whose influence still reverberates today. The eight members of the band -- who had also collaborated with the Rolling Stones and Ryuichi Sakamoto -- brought their long apprenticed, virtuosic drumming, and melodic textures (balafon, flute, voices) to the sessions. They built up layers and patterns of rhythm, while producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois (fresh off the success of U2's Joshua Tree) created a sonic atmosphere in which they could creatively intertwine with Hassell's digitally processed trumpet and keyboards. Despite their initial skepticism, the musicians from Farafina ended up relishing their interaction with the studio team and the trumpeter/conceptualist Hassell. The music that emerged was rich and groundbreaking, a move to transcend the boundaries between jazz, avant-garde classical, ambient and the deep rhythmic tradition embodied by Farafina. On "Out Pours", the groove simmers softly, led by shifting patterns on the balafon, while Hassell's heavily treated trumpet creates breathy swirls of sound that play and dance around them. Percussion leads on "A Vampire Dances," pushing and probing and seeming to force electronic shrieks as a response from Hassell's trumpet, while the keyboard creates a bed of sound that refuses to hold still. "(Like) Warriors Everywhere" takes that idea even further. Over Farafina's surging rhythms, Hassell's electric piano and trumpet dig deep into abstract, melodic ideas hinted at by the Bitches Brew-era Miles Davis band. Farafina create the rhythms and counter-rhythms that spring and move. A new, natural trans-cultural harmony is apparent on the final track, "Masque", where percussion and treated trumpet draw the listener along on a journey through shifting landscapes.
2 LP CD $35

JOHN FAHEY - Live In Sausalito, September 9, 1973 (Alternative Fox 027; UK) “The finger-picking guitarist and blues enthusiast John Fahey enjoyed a long, influential and distinguished career. Born in Washington DC in 1939 and raised in Takoma Park, Maryland, he launched his own Takoma label to issue self-produced work in the late 1950s and then delivered his master's theses on the blues of Charlie Patton at UCLA. Then, while based in the radical town of Berkeley, California in the San Francisco Bay area, began issuing filed recordings of forgotten blues legends, such as Bukka White. With his own work, Fahey began borrowing from eastern elements such as Indonesian gamelan and Tibetan vocal chanting, reflecting his interest in esoteric eastern religion, as well as birdsong, animal calls, and other naturalistic elements. This beautiful 1973 performance, delivered in the sleepy town of Sausalito, California, comprises most of Fahey's Fare Forward Voyagers LP (1973), as well as earlier material, including "Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip XIV Of Spain", from his 1964 release, Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes.”
LP $18

DONOVAN - Best Of 1965-1969 Live (London Calling 5033; UK) “The best of Donovan, live from 1965-1969. Donovan Leitch burst into the UK hit parade in March 1965 with a #4 hit for Pye Records in "Catch The Wind". This recording had been preceded by a three-week run on the TV program Ready Steady Go, unprecedented for an artist yet to release his first record. While Granada had Ready Steady Go, the BBC had a handful of contemporary light programs for radio to host the "happening" current acts such as Saturday Club, Folk Room, and later; Nightride and Top Gear. Here, you travel back to 1965, where Donovan made numerous consecutive trips into BBC's Paris Theatre Studios, presented here are his best performed tracks between 1965-1969, accompanying himself on guitar with additional stand-up bass provided by Spike Heatley and Danny Thompson. This landmark release also includes fascinating interviews with host Brian Matthew. Digitally remastered, first time on vinyl. Orange color, 180 gram vinyl; hand-numbered fold-over sleeve, with insert.”
LP $28

OGYATANAA SHOW BAND - African Fire Yerefrefre (Survival Research 010; Italy) Survival Research present a reissue of Ogyatanaa Show Band's African Fire Yerefrefre, originally released in 1975. The Ogyatanaa, or Burning Fire Show Band, was one of the more esteemed of the funky highlife groups that rocked the Ghanaian music scene during the 1970s. The band was formed in 1971 by diplomat-turned-composer, musical arranger, organist, vocalist, and record producer Kwadwo Donkoh (a former member of the Uhuru Dance Band), with guitarist and bandleader Nana Ofori-Atta (AKA Ahomansia Wura) and other members that later left the group. The Ogyatanaa Show Band made a rapid impact, scoring second place in the National Dance Band's competition after being together for less than a year, thanks to their superlative arrangement of the oft-versioned highlife classic, "Yaa Amponsah", a tale of a mythical woman which became a popular single when issued on Donkoh's Agoro record label. After issuing a number of other popular singles, the band's debut album African Fire Yerefrefre was finally released in 1975, the line-up now composed of Donkoh and Nana Ofori with drummer and assistant bandleader Ocloo Jackson, bassist Kobina Gardiner, keyboardist Ofori Frimpong, and vocalists/percussionists Kwaku Dua and Pa Oweridu, plus Nakai Nettley on additional percussion. This outstanding LP begins with the unprecedented extended highlife medley of over twenty minutes entitled "Yerefrefre" which revisits highlife gems of the past; for instance, noteworthy material by giants such as E.T. Mensah, C.K. Mann, Nana Ampadu, E.K. Nyame, King Onyina, Jerry Hansen, King Bruce, and Dr. K. Gyasi are all referenced, with E.T's anthem "All For You" and The Black Beats' "Lai Momo" getting special attention. "Mmobrowa" (or "The Downtrodden") was another popular single issued prior to the album's recording and listening to the slowly unfolding groove of the rendition included here, it's again easy to understand the song and group's enduring popularity in its homeland. Similarly, "Yaa Amponsah" and the religious praise song "Agya Nyame" are total highlife killers encompassed in rousing melodies and complex propulsive rhythms.
LP $21

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LARGE USED CD SALE:

Due to the donations of several small and not-so-small collections, we are deluged with boxes & boxes of Used CD’s, LP’s and 7” singles. We are slowly cleaning & pricing them, but it will take time to go through it all. Below are around 50 CD’s that have come in the past few weeks, many are rarities and most are in near-mint shape. Take 3 or more USED CD’s from this list and get 10% off

USED CD Rarities:

AMM / FRANK PERRY / MAX EASTLEY / HOWARD SKEMPTON / DAPHNE ORAM / HUGH DAVIES / LOL COXHILL & STEVE MILLER / THE PEOPLE BAND / EVAN PARKER & PAUL LYTTON / SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE / STEVE BERESFORD / CORNELIUS CARDEW / RON GEESIN / DEREK BAILEY / MIKE COOPER / et al - Not Necessarily "English Music" (Electronic Music Foundation EMF 036; USA) Excellent compilation of rare UK avant music in between categories
2 CD Set USED $30

ARZACHEL [DAVE STEWART / STEVE HILLAGE / DIRK MONT CAMPBELL / CLIVE BROOKS] - Arzachel (Akarma 184; Italy)
CD USED $20

BILLY BANG Featuring SUN RA with JOHN ORE / ANDREW CYRILLE - A Tribute to Stuff Smith (SoulNote 121216; Italy)
CD USED $10

TIM BERNE With ARTE QUARTETT DAVID TORN / MARC DUCRET - The Sevens (New World 80586; USA)
CD USED $10

ANTHONY BRAXTON With JD PARRAN/BRANDON EVANS/JAMES FEI/JACKSON MOORE/ANDRE VIDA/KEVIN O'NEIL/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Ninetet (Yoshi's) 1997, Vol 1 (Leo 343/344; UK)
2 CD Set $16

JOHN COLTRANE & JOHNNY HARTMAN With McCOY TYNER / JIMMY GARRISON / ELVIN JONES - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (Impulse! 157; USA)
CD USED $10

MARILYN CRISPELL QUINTET With OLIVER LAKE/PETER BUETTNER/REGGIE WORKMAN/GERRY HEMINGWAY - Circles (Victo 012; Canada) Out-of-print!
CD USED $20

ANDREW CYRILLE QUINTET With DAVID MURRAY / OLIVER LAKE / STEVE COLSON / FRED HOPKINS - Ode To The Living Tree (Evidence 22185; USA(
CD USED $15

PAUL DUNMALL with SIMON PICARD / JON CORBETT / PAUL ROGERS / TONY LEVIN / et al - Quartet and Sextet / Babu Trio (Slam 207; UK)
2 CD Set USED $20

BURTON GREENE With MARION BROWN/HENRY GRIMES / et al - Burton Greene Quartet (ESP 1024/ZYX; Germany)
CD USED $15

ANDREW HILL With ERIC DOLPHY/KENNY DORHAM/JOE HENDERSON/RICHARD DAVIS/TONY WILLIAMS - Point Of Departure (Blue Note RVG; USA)
CD USED $12

ANDREW HILL With JOHN GILMORE / FREDDIE HUBBARD / CECIL McBEE / RICHARD DAVIS / JOE CHAMBERS / et al - Compulsion (Blue Note RVG; USA)
CD USED $12

WILLIAM HOOKER QUARTET with CLAUDE LAWRENCE / ALAN MICHAEL / WILLIAM PARKER - Lifeline (Silkheart SHCD 119; EEC) Recorded in Hartford, CT - August 6th, 1988 at Real Art Ways Festival
CD USED $15

WILLIAM HOOKER ENSEMBLE With WILLIAM PARKER / MASAHIKO KONO / CLAUDE LAWRENCE / MARK HENNEN / CHARLES COMPO / et al - The Firmament / Fury (Silkheart 123; EEC)
CD USED $20

WILLIAM HOOKER With ELLIOTT SHARP / THURSTON MOORE - Shamballa (KnitWorks 151; USA)
CD USED $15

WILLIAM HOOKER With DONALD MILLER / MASAHIKO KONO / CHARLES COMPO - Radiation (Homestead 216; USA)
CD USED $12

NOAH HOWARD with RIC COLBECK / DAVE BURRELL / CATHERINE NORRIS / SIRONE / BOBBY KAPP - At Judson Hall (ESP 1064; ZYX Music; Germany) No longer in print
CD USED $30

JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA / MICHAEL MANTLER with CECIL TAYLOR / DON CHERRY / PHAROAH SANDERS / GATO BARBIERI / LARRY CORYELL - The Jazz Composers Orchestra (JCOA Records 1001/02; EEC)
CD USED $20

JOINT VENTURE [PAUL SMOKER / ELLERY ESKELIN / DREW GRESS / PHIL HAYNES] - Mirrors (Enja 7049; Germany)
CD USED $12

STEVE LACY With ENRICO RAVA / JOHNNY DYANI / LOUIS MOHOLO - The Forest And The Zoo (ESP 1060/ZYX; Germany)
CD USED $15

JOHN McLAUGHLIN With JOHN SURMAN / BRIAN ODGERS / TONY OXLEY - Extrapolation (Polydor 841598; USA)
CD USED $10

DAVID MURRAY / DONAL FOX - Ugly Beauty (Evidence ECD 22131; USA)
CD USED $10

NEW YORK ART QUARTET [ROSWELL RUDD /JOHN TCHICAI / LEWIS WORRELL / MILFORD GRAVES] - New York Art Quartet (ESP 1004/ZYX; Germany)
CD USED $15

OCTOBER REVOLUTION With MYRA MELFORD TRIO / RASHIED ALI / BORAH BERGMAN / JOE McPHEE / WILBER MORRIS / et al - October Revolution (Evidence 22166; USA)
CD USED $25

WILLIAM PARKER with DANIEL CARTER / ARTHUR WILLIAMS / DAVID S. WARE / CHARLES GAYLE / ROY CAMPBELL / DENIS CHARLES / et al - Centering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (NoBusiness 42-47; Lithuania) The music on these six discs comes from roughly the first decade of William Parker's career, one of the most intensely creative periods enjoyed by any musician of any era. It's safe to say that much of the music will come as a revelation to even his most devoted listeners.
6 CD Box Book [Ltd Ed of 1000] USED $60

PHALANX with JAMES BLOOD ULMER / GEORGE ADAMS / SIRONE / RASHIED ALI - In Touch (DIW-826; Japan)
CD USED $16

PLASTIC PEOPLE OF THE UNIVERSE - Egon Bundy's Happy Hearts Club Banned (Buda Records 82478; EEC)
CD USED $20

REVOLUTIONARY ENSEMBLE [LEROY JENKINS / SIRONE / JEROME COOPER] - Vietnam 1 & 2: At The Peace Church (ESP 3007/ZYX; Germany)
CD USED $15

PHAROAH SANDERS With SONNY SHARROCK / DAVE BURRELL / HENRY GRIMES / et al - Tauhid (Impulse/GRP 129; USA)
CD USED $10

PHAROAH SANDERS With LEON THOMAS / MICHAEL WHITE / LONNIE LISTON SMITH / CECIL McBEE / CLIFFORD JARVIS / ROY HAYNES - Thembi (Impulse! 253; USA)
CD USED $10

PHAROAH SANDERS With WOODY SHAW / GARY BARTZ / LONNIE LISTON SMITH / CLIFFORD JARVIS / et al - Summun Bukmun Umyun [Deaf Dumb And Blind](Impulse! 265; USA)
CD USED $10

ARCHIE SHEPP & ROSWELL RUDD With GRACHAN MONCUR III/ANDREW CYRILLE/REGGIE WORKMAN - Live In New York: Soundscape Series at Jazz Standard 2000 (Emrcy; USA)
CD USED $12

MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO with WILLIAM PARKER / WHIT DICKEY - Circular Temple (Quinton Records QTN 1; USA)
CD USED $20

MATTHEW SHIPP QUARTET With MAT MANERI / WILLIAM PARKER / WHIT DICKEY - Critical Mass (2.13.61; USA)
CD USED $20

SPUNK with MAJA S.K. RATKJE - Das Wohltemperierte Spunk (Rune Grammofon 2140; Norway)
6 CD Box Set USED $35

CECIL TAYLOR TRIO & QUINTET With BUELL NEIDLINGER/DENIS CHARLES TED CURSON/BILL BARRON - Love for Sale (Blue Note; USA)
CD USED $10

CECIL TAYLOR With BILL DIXON / JIMMY LYONS / HENRY GRIMES / ALAN SILVA / ANDREW CYRILLE - Conquistador! (Blue Note RVG; USA)
CD USED $25

CECIL TAYLOR UNIT With JIMMY LYONS / ARCHIE SHEPP / HENRY GRIMES / SUNNY MURRAY / TED CURSON //THE ROSWELL RUDD SEXTET With ROBIN KENYATTA/GIUSEPPE LOGAN/CHARLIE HADEN/LEWIS WORRELL/BEAVER HARRIS - Mixed: Everywhere Tracks From Gil Evan's Into The Hot (Impulse! 270; USA) Currently out of print!
CD USED $12

CECIL TAYLOR With PETER BROTZMANN / FRANK WRIGHT / WILLIAM PARKER / STEVE McCALL - Olu Iwa (Soul Note 121139; Italy)
CD Used $12

CECIL TAYLOR UNIT With JIMMY LYONS / DAVID S WARE / RAPHE MALIK / MARC EDWARDS - Dark To Themselves (Enja 2084; Germany)
CD USED $10

CECIL TAYLOR SEGMENTS II (ORCHESTRA OF TWO CONTINENTS) With JIMMY LYONS/FRANK WRIGHT/ENRICO RAVA/TOMASZ STANKO/WILLIAM PARKER / et al - Winged Serpent (Soul Note 121089; Italy)
CD Used $12

ASSIF TSAHAR / COOPER-MOORE / HAMID DRAKE - Lost Brother (Hopscotch 33; USA)
CD USED $25

ASSIF TSAHAR / RASHIED ALI / PETER KOWALD - Deals, Ideas and Ideals (Hopscotch 6; USA)
CD USED $20

KAREL VELEBNY With JIRI STIVIN/LUDEK SVABENSKY/KAREL VEJVODA/JOSEPH VEJVODA - SHQ (ESP 1080/ZYX; Germany)
CD USED $12

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Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for February, 2020

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 - SYLVIE COURVOISIER - FEB 4 – 8

2/7 Friday
8:30 pm - Sylvie Courvoisier Trio
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)

2/8 Saturday
8:30 pm - Trio - Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Kenny Wollesen

THE STONE RESIDENCIES - MARC RIBOT - FEB 11 – 15

2/11 Tuesday
8:30 pm - Marc Ribot with a collective of Haitian-BK Rara musicians
Marc Ribot (guitar) Rose Bianca Claircidor (banbou) Woulele Marcelin (kata) Kesler Pierre (banbou, lanbi) Jean E. Montina (banbou, lanbi) Anderson Antoine (banbou) Yves Boyer (lanbi) Ernst Blanc (anman tanbou) Morgan Zwerlein (tanbou, lanbi) - Banbou= Bamboo / Lanbi= Conch shell / Manman Tanbou= Lead drum (played by hand) / Kata= Small double-sided drum played with sticks

2/12 Wednesday
8:30 pm - Marc Ribot (guitar) Greg Lewis (organ) & Gerald Cleaver (drums)

2/13 Thursday
8:30 pm - Marc Ribot Solo Guitar: ”Haiti, Cuba, New Orleans, Brooklyn”

2/14 Friday
8:30 pm - Marc Ribot (guitar) Nick Dunston (bass) Jay Rodriguez (sax) & Chad Taylor (drums)

2/15 Saturday (SS)
8:30 pm - Marc Ribot (guitar) Shahzad Ismaily (bass) & Ches Smith (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:
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
MARTY EHRLICH with Michael Formanek & Tomas Fujiwara
MARTY EHRLICH Trio Exaltation
w/ Marty Ehrlich - reeds and flute
Michael Formanek - bass
Tomas Fujiwara - drums

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
MARTY EHRLICH and Kris Davis

HappyLucky No. 1 is located at
734 Nostrand Ave, near Sterling
easy access from the A/C/2/3/4 trains

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The Weekly Bushwick Improvised Music Series:

Monday February 10th

7pm Sofia Kriger - voice
Kenneth Jimenez - bass
Vicente Hansen - drums

8pm Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone
Adam Lane - bass
Kevin Shea - drums

9pm Brian Drye - trombone
Jonathan Goldberger - guitar
Jeff Davis - drums

9:45pm Kaelen Ghandhi - tenor saxophone
Elinor Speirs - violin
Kyle Motl - bass
Raf Vertessen - drums

10:45pm Ishmael Ali - cello/electronics
Anna Webber - tenor saxophone
Jake Henry - trumpet
Stephen Boegehold - drums
Raf Vertessen - drums

11:30pm Raf Vertessen - drums
Daniel Silliman - synthesizer
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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Shapeshifter Presents:

Friday, February 7th
6-10pm - Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Pa Bliye | Toto Bissainthe, a multi-media exhibition and concert, in partnership with Fondation Haiti Jazz.
A multi-media exhibition and concert honoring Haitian songstress Toto Bissainthe. Performances by Talie, Nathalie Joachim & Riva Precil. 
Haitian Cultural Exchange

Saturday, February 8th
3pm  - City Stomp
City Stomp winter series is here!  Come have a great time with us! Drinks for the grown-ups and a fun show for the kids.  What more can you ask for?

Shapeshifter is located at
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Take the R train stop to Union

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I-Beam Presents:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 - 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
CHOI / SACKS DUO
Yooni Choi - Voice
Jacob Sacks - Piano

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MARTY EHRLICH Upcoming CONCERT:

Tuesday, March 3, 8PM one set
for altos
Oscar Noriega, Ned Rothenberg,
Andy Laster , Marty Ehrlich - Alto Saxes
Seeds Brooklyn Performance Space ($15 donation )
617 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn | seedsbrooklyn .org