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DMG Newsletter for August 19th, 2016

Another Blistering Hot and Humid Week
When will it End? Please tell me my Friend
Try to Cool Down with the Simmering Sounds of These Folks:

Don Cherry/John Tchicai/Irene Schweizer/Leon Francioli/Pierre Favre! Jim Black Trio: Elias Stemeseder/Thomas Morgan! Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver! Abbey Rader/Peter Kuhn West Coast Quartet!

XT: Seymour Wright & Paul Abbot! Nate Wooley/Chris Corsano 3-Drum/Bass Quintet! Two from Marc Edwards & Slipstream Time Travel! The Dead C! Walter Marchetti! Jean Schwartz! Zeitkratzer! Robert Ashley! Ashra Box! Keith Tippett’s Centipede! And much more..!


The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, August 21st:

Sunday, August 28th: No In-Store Bruce at Jason’s Wedding

Sunday, September 4th:

Sunday, September 11th:
6pm: CAMILE ANGELES - Flutist from Peru / CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Alto sax / CONNER BAKER - Drums!

Sunday, September 18th:

Sunday, September 25th:

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. 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 Cosy!


DON CHERRY / JOHN TCHICAI / IRENE SCHWEIZER / LEON FRANCIOLI / PIERRE FAVRE - Musical Monsters (Intakt 269; Switzerland) Featuring Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, John Tchicai on alto sax, Irene Schweizer on piano, Leon Francioli on acoustic bass and Pierre Favre on drums. This set was recorded live at the Willisau Jazz Festival in Switzerland in August of 1990 and had been packed away & forgotten until Ms. Schweizer finally heard it more recently and pressed for it s release. Although Don Cherry and John Tchicai had played together & recorded in 1963/1964 for Albert Ayler and the New York Contemporary Five, they had long lost touch and had played together for many years. It took Willisau organizer, Niklaus Troxler, a while to gather this extraordinary quintet together and it turned out to better than anyone would’ve imagined. Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer and Pierre Favre had worked together for many years prior to this, in both duo and trio situations as well as being guest members of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra for t’he Double Trouble’ recordings. Swiss bassist Leon Francioli had also worked with Michel Portal and Joe McPhee (all for the Hat Hut or Art labels).
There are four long pieces on this disc which include riffs or melodies from songs written by Don Cherry, John Tchicai and Danish guitarist/bandleader Pierre Dorge who had worked with Mr. Tchicai on occasion. The opening bit is somewhat chaotic, yet bristling with organic energy, slowly coming together as it evolves. The trumpet, alto sax and piano all swirl around one another in tight spirals, completing each others lines in a most magical ways. The rhythm team speeds up and slows down as if they were one solid unit. Both Don Cherry and John Tchicai sound as if they have been playing together for many years although is has been more like 25+ years since they last recorded. “Musical Monsters 2” starts with a John Tchicai melody called, “Transportation of Noodles” which son mutates in freer terrain. The interplay between the trumpet, sax and piano is exceptional, the balancing of several connected strands woven tightly. Midway there is one of those sort of South African melodies that often seals into Ms. Schweizers playing, adding lovely, earthy resonance to the music. Mr. Tchicai does a short scatting vocal when the group quotes, “Three Blind Mice”, adding to its childlike charm. Pierre Favre has long been one of finest and most creative drummers in Europe. His solo here is just one of the numerous highlights on this great disc, melodic, rhythmic and story-like in structure. Don Cherry is in a most playful mood here, he sounds like he is having a blast playing with a perfectly balanced quintet, everyone listening closely and casting a spell of righteous and infectious glee and craft. Could this be the most important historic recording of the year? No doubt in my mind! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $18

JIM BLACK TRIO With ELIAS STEMESEDER / THOMAS MORGAN - The Constant (Intakt 268; Switzerland) Featuring Jim Black on drums & compositions, Elias Stemeseder on piano and Thomas Morgan on contrabass. After a half dozen discs by his previous band, Alasnoaxis, Jim Black put together a trio with Austrian pianist Elias Stemeseder and NY bassist Thomas Morgan. This is the third disc for this trio after a couple of fine CDs on Winter & Winter. Mr. Stemeseder was also a trio with Devin Gray and Anna Webber, whose disc I reviewed last year. This past weekend (8/13/16), I caught this trio (with Chris Tordini on bass) playing a set of John Zorn’s Bagatelles at the Village Vanguard and was most impressed!
This trio has evolved over time with Mr. Black’s playing just one part of their overall sound, each member integral to the triangular force. Jim Black has often reminded of Paul Motian, in the way he leads a band without pushing too hard yet knows when to lay back, deal with spaciousness and suspense carefully, as well as add he own percussive seasoning in odd places. Black composes songs that rock in their own way and have infectious melodies. Each song appears to tell a story, create a mood or set a scene for further study. I had to listen to certain songs several times to hear what was going on beneath the surface. On “Song O’, there a number of quirky sounds like muting the strings inside the piano or odd bits of electronic spice added where you least expect them. There is a song called, “Low”, which expands and contracts inlays that are hard to explain, yet after I heard it a few times, it started to make sense since the fragments are somehow connected in ways one doesn’t expect. This disc ends with ballad by Jerome Kern called “Bill”, which seems normal when it begins yet seems to change course at times. Hmmm. Time to listen to this again, since I still have to figure out how it works. I can feel the mystery within but describing what makes it work is not so easy to explain. With some time, each piece reveals some quirky magic that Jim Black has left us discover. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $18

IVO PERELMAN / MAT MANERI / JOE MORRIS / GERALD CLEAVER - Breaking Point (Leo 753; UK) Featuring Ivo Perelman on tenor sax, Mat Maneri on viola, Joe Morris on double bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Leo Records has released some 25 discs from saxist Ivo Perelman over the past five years. A number of duos, trios and the occasional quartet. Mr. Perelman usually draws from the same half dozen or so improvisers, three of which are here so he has developed creative bond with each. This is the second disc for this particular quartet. The first thing I noticed here was how well Mr. Perelman’s tenor sax and Mr. Maneri’s viola play together. Slowly, at first, bending notes around one another, creating criss-crossing currents, woven like a robust, cosmic tapestry. Building into a controlled frenzy and eventually burning together. The Morris/Cleaver rhythm team also seems perfect for the job, rising and falling together, providing an organic cushion. There are some amazing moments when it is hard to tell the sax and viola apart as they erupt tightly together, exchanging intense fractured lines. On “Dance Matters”, Perelman calms down, the rest of the quartet also playing those eerie ghost-like shadow sounds. Things speed up to near breaking point on “Catch 22”, the quartet exploding together in a most glorious way. Gerald Cleaver is at his best here, matching and navigating the rhythm currents in a masterful way. “The Haunted French Horn” is most cerebral, everything moving is slow waves, with some amazing playing from often under-recognized Mat Maneri at the center of the distant storm. This disc consistently strong, spirited and filled with surprising twists and turns. This is the first time in years that Leo has released just one Ivo Perelman disc at the same time, making it much easier to choose from the ongoing deluge. This is the one! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $17

ABBEY RADER WEST COAST QUARTET With PETER KUHN - First Gathering (Abray 0071; USA) Featuring Peter Kuhn on alto sax, tenor sax & bass clarinet, Drew Ceccato on alto, tenor & bari saxes, Kyle Motl on bass and Abbey Rader on drums. Early Downtown saxist, Peter Kuhn, recorded three superfine albums in the late 70’s/early eighties (Big City, Hat Hut & Soulnote labels) and then disappeared for more than thirty years due to personal demons (drug problems and homelessness). Over the past few months ((2016), we’ve seen the unlikely reissue of ‘Livin Right’ (rec Dec, 1978) on No Business as a double CD with a great unreleased duo with Denis Charles plus three new discs, each one strong and featuring varying personnel.
Florida-based drummer Abbey Rader has been around for many years, recording a dozen discs with strong players like: Billy Bang, Dave Liebman, Kenny Millions and Kidd Jordan. This disc was recorded in San Diego where Peter Kuhn now lives and where the other members of this quartet live. There appears to be an emerging scene of gifted players and composers in San Diego thanks to several labels: Accretions, Circumvention and pfMENTUM.
Right from the opening salvo, this quartet is off and soaring with both saxes spitting out intense cascading waves while the equally powerful rhythm team churns underneath. Bassist Kyle Motl has a throttling, immense sound on bowed bass, reaching deeper into the strong currents. The storm subsides on “Inward Light” which features hypnotic drones from the bari sax and tenor sax, circling each other in a spirited exchange, the bass and drums also bristling with dynamic force. The final piece is an epic-length tour-de-force called, “Realization to Truth”. It begins quietly and slowly builds from there. Mr. Rader is a master of the mallets and sounds wonderful weaving his lines with Motl’s bass as both saxes toss ideas back and forth. The bowed bass, bari sax and bass clarinet create a mesmerizing web with Rader hold things together and navigating the rising currents. The way things unfold here sounds natural to the collective gathering of related spirits, forming a communal bond. It made me want to chant “Ommmmmm” towards the end. Strong medicine for troubling times. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10

[SEYMOUR WRIGHT / PAUL ABBOTT] XT - Pah’ (Pleasure of the Texts Records 1306; USA) XT is Seymour Wright on alto sax & feedback and Paul Abbott drum kit, percussion & computer. There is an ongoing lineage of British saxists who have experimented with extended techniques, free and fixed compositions: Evan Parker, Trevor Watts, Elton Dean, Lol Coxhill, John Surman, Mike Osborne, Paul Dunmall and John Butcher. More recently the torch has been passed to saxists: Jason Yarde, Bertrand Denzler (French actually) and Seymour Wright. Over the last few years we’ve seen Mr. Wright working Keith Rowe, Evan Parker, Eddie Prevost and Nate Wooley. I hadn’t heard much from Paul Abbott before this disc except for a couple of discs on Another Timbre and Otoroku.
This disc was recorded live at Cafe Oto in London, in November of 2015. The first thing I noticed when I put this disc on is how well it is recorded, alto sax and drums, super-tight and spinning furiously together. Mr. Seymour centers in on just a few bent notes played over and over. There is a phenomenal Zorn-like circular breathing phrase, bouncing back and forth. Mr. Abbott’s drumming is something else! Fast rolling waves on the tom toms matching Wright sprawling sax in perfect alignment. Eventually, carefully manipulated feedback and/or electronics enter, pulsating together in a most fascinating way before the sax re-enters. Midway, it slows back down to a calm silence until electronics finally re-enter and later the sax. This disc is extremely long (79 minutes) but unfolds in a a logical way, rather classical-like in form. Hard to believe but this disc is one of this year’s best, most focused and extraordinary discs. A buried treasure. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $13

* NATE WOOLEY / HUGO ANTUNES / JORGO QUEIJO / MARIO COSTA / CHRIS CORSANO - Purple Patio {LTD Ed of 300/LP only] (NoBusiness 95; Lithuania) Featuring Nate Wooley on trumpet, Hugo Antunes on bass and Chris Corsano, Jorge Quejo and Mario Costa on drums. No doubt you are quite familiar with (American musicians) Nate Wooley and Chris Corsano, both of whom keep busy with a variety of diverse projects. The other three musicians here are Portuguese I believe and can be found on a few discs from the Clean Feed label. This is studio effort and the sound is most impressive! Nate Wooley remains on the top of the heap of current trumpeters as far as creativity and diversity. His playing here ranges from explosive to restrained while changing his tone and approach as plays the central character in this organic play. “Aurora” sounds like a Wooley/Corsano duo when it begins with the bass and other drummers slowly adding their seasoning to the potent brew. “Animals” is more laid back with thoughtful trumpet from Nate. somber bass and a fine layer of eerie percussion. One would think that having three drummers would push things over the top more often than to, but this is not the case here. “Triangle”, which starts off side B, is percussion only and sounds sublime when it begins. The percussionists create their own magic, casting a spell with their own percussive web. When Mr. Wooley finally enters, the intensity increases a notch or two, leading to long and joyous conclusion. This album features thick, high quality vinyl and sounds terrific! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
LP $16 (On sale until we run out, $10 off the regular NoBusiness list price - 5 copies only)

* Nate Wooley & Chris Corsano will be playing together next week with Dave Rempis & Brandon Lopez on Thursday, August 26th at 8pm at New Revolution Arts, 7 Stanhope St. in Brooklyn

* MARC EDWARDS & SLIPSTREAM TIME TRAVEL - Mystic Mountain: Trouble in the Carina Nebula (JaZT Tapes 057; USA) Featuring Marc Edwards on drums, David Tamura on tenor sax, Karl Alfonso Evangelista & Colin Sanderson on guitars and Alex Lozupone on electric guitar/bass combo. Powerhouse drummer, Marc Edwards, was a member of the original David S. Ware Quartet 95 discs), the Cecil Taylor Unit (1976), plus working with Paul Flaherty and Weasel Walter’s double band. For the past decade, Mr Edwards has led his own band, Slipstream Time Travel, through a half dozen discs with varying personnel. Mr. Edwards is obviously influenced by the science fiction & non-fiction of space travel, hence the name of his band, album and song titles. Edwards powerful drumming kicks off this disc on “Pre-Launch Preparations”, with Dave Tamura’s tenor sax riding the waves on top and both guitars howling underneath. You should recognize Mr. Tamura’s name from his work with Jeff Shurdut, Dave Burrell and Joe Chonto in the last few years. Both guitars and electric bassist all wail together in a blistering eruption with Mr. Edwards drums fanning the flames as the intensity grows higher and higher. Eventually the bass and drums break into a pounding groove while both guitars spin layers of twisted lines together, the screaming sax riding the waves on top. For the third and last track, “Aftermath”, the guitarists break into a churning Hawkwind-like riff that which makes perfect sense since Hawkwind also embraced that space-travel mythology. The only thing missing is one of chowderheads to scream out “Boogie!”, like they used to do at Hot Tuna concerts way back when. Almost too much but just enough to take us on that journey to the stars. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10

* MARC EDWARDS & SLIPSTREAM TIME TRAVEL - There’s a Problem in the Keyhole Nebula! (JaZT Tapes 062; USA) Featuring Marc Edwards on drums, David Tamura on tenor sax, Takuma Kanaiwa & Colin Sanderson on electric guitars, Alex Lozupone & Gene Janas on electric basses and Lawry Zilmrah on bicycle wheel electronics. This is an expanded version of Marc Edwards’ evolving ensemble: Slipstream Time Travel (SSTT), this time with seven members. The only musicians I recognize are David Tamura, Alex Lozupone and Gene Janas, some of whom have worked with Jeff Shurdut. Oddly enough, unlike the other disc by SSTT reviewed today (8/18/16), this one starts out quietly with Mr. Tamura’s soulful tenor, restrained guitars, bass and drums drifting below. This piece is called, “Sakura, Sakura” and it is based on a traditional Japanese folk song. This piece is actually solemn, something I have come to expect from Marc Edwards usually over-the top free/music insanity. It doesn’t take very long for the crew to expand into more frenetic tidings, yet that melancholy vibes remains at the center of the storm somehow. Even with the turbulence swirling around the center, I found this piece most moving, almost poignant. There are times when I think that Mr. Edwards has a tendency to push or play too hard but this is never the case with his own band as his playing is the central force here, keeping everyone focused and inspired. Marc Edwards has a vision of traveling the spaceways and doing it in a different way than the way Sun Ra did. This disc takes us on a great journey so dig in and go along for the ride!! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10

* If you choose to take both Marc Edwards SSTT CDs listed & reviewed today, you have have them both for $15.

THE DEAD C - Trouble (Ba Da Bing! 114; USA) "'Every time I hear their recordings, I'm reminded that they are one of the greatest rock bands to ever pick up a guitar and attempt to play it wrong. Listening to The Dead C causes me to think differently. It brings up emotions with which I'm otherwise unfamiliar. It strikes to the essence of my being and reveals what otherwise remains hidden. I take solace in knowing that one out of every thirty of you reading this know exactly what I'm talking about. On the spectrum of The Dead C's sound output, Trouble could very well be seen as springing from the same realm as the massive 'Driver UFO,' one of the band's greatest tracks ever, off Harsh 70s Reality. There's a youthful aggression here, a churning anger, deadened by pounding drone. Much like H70s, this record serves as a gateway drug -- if you were ever looking for an album to play to a newbie curious about experimental rock, this would be it. The visceral strength of their performance trembles out of the speakers. The magnificence of their stamina survives each album side.' - Ben Goldberg, Ba Da Bing"
2 CD Set $16

WALTER MARCHETTI - Concerto For The Left Hand In One Movement (Alga Marghen NMN 100-2; Italy) The Concerto For The Left Hand In One Movement, for piano, is the last unpublished composition of Walter Marchetti to be performed in public before the death of the author on May 12, 2015. This performance by Reinier van Houdt was recorded on April 29, 2015, at Onder De Linden in Valthermond, Netherlands, and is presented with liner notes by Gabriele Bonomo, translated from the Italian by Philip Corner. Composed in 1994, the Concerto For The Left Hand belongs to an ongoing series of works written between 1994 and 1997 -- along with "Con vista sui suoni," "Eight or Nine Movements for String Quartet," and "La perdita del tempo" -- which develop from a preceding composition titled "Canonic Variations for Orchestra on Prolapsed Time From Development to Hiccup of Black Cherry Jam." In these works Marchetti made a systematic and assertive return to conventional music notation, while also not excluding performance and installation practices and the use of pre-recorded "concrète" sounds which, since the '60s, had been his privileged field of action (a modality shared principally within the exquisitely iconoclast and desecratory activities of the ZAJ group). What was particularly interesting to Marchetti in this recourse to musical writing was the weakening of the meaning of the rigid normative apparatus of a musical score with the purpose of annihilating the factual potential of his system of prescriptions. The title alone is used to hide a paradox in which the notes to the performer intervene to subvert the following paradigm: "The pianist is obliged to hold a black umbrella opened over his head in his left hand during the whole performance of this concerto." From here the performer is confronted with two conceptually convergent possibilities in de-potentializing the apparatus of signs in the score: on the one hand, the restrictive imposition of the paradox by which the music cannot manifest itself while respecting the letter of the enunciation, which leads to the impossibility of the music's "existence" (i.e. the obligation of holding an open black umbrella in the same hand) or, on the other hand, the transgression of this encumbrance in favor of the implicit possibility of playing the score with the right hand, leaving the music subjected to its own manifestation no longer be able to coincide with its own realization -- "a magic made free from the lie of being truth." Limited edition of 300. Digipak with full-color booklet containing photos and the liner notes.
CD $19

JEAN SCHWARZ - Year of the Horse and other electroacoustic works 1974-1986 (Robot 045; USA) Jean Schwarz joined the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in 1969. In the same year, he also worked as an engineer and researcher at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in the ethnomusicology department of the Musée de l'Homme in Paris. He founded Celia Records in 1980 releasing a vast catalog of his own works as well as collaborations. Schwarz favors electronic sounds - the raw material from which he creates large architectural forms and vigorous sonic structures and takes inspiration from non-European and indigenous musical forms. Involving live instruments, he often combines a prerecorded tape with brilliant improvisations by jazz musicians. His compositions include works for concert performance (some purely acousmatic, others employing live instruments), for cinema (music for Jean-Luc Godard, Serge Moati, Michel Deville, Michel Léviant and Alain Resnais amongst others), dance (for the choreographers Carolyn Carlson, Dominique and Françoise Dupuy and Serge Campardon) and equestrian theatre for the French horse trainer Bartabas. This 2CD collection contains selections from six compositions focusing on Schwarz's theatre and multimedia work. "Year of the Horse" (1978), "Still Waters" (1986) and "Undici Onde" (1978) contain pieces for choreographer and dancer Carolyn Carlson. With performances premiering at l'Opera de Paris, Teatre de Ville (Paris), and La Fenice in Venice, these scores give an in-depth insight into Schwarz and Carlson's collaborative process. Some scenes incorporate rhythmic or cyclical elements, field recordings, electronics, and others detail purely acoustic resonance. Each musical section relates closely with Carlson's expansive visual poetry. "L'Enfance De Vladimir Kobalt" (1979) was written for set designer and playwright Petrika Ionecso and "Maison Rouge" (1980) for director Pierre Sala. Both works evoke a wonderfully filmic structure, while integrating key themes across each scenic palette. The earliest work in the set is "Fotoband" (1974), a 21-minute composition to specifically accompany a 76-meter visual installation piece by German artist Ekkehart Raumstrausch. During the exhibition, loudspeakers were placed every 15 yards to allow the music to be heard while moving horizontally along the painting. All compositions were originally issued as small edition LP's on Schwarz's own Celia Records, except "Undici Onde" and "Fotoband" which are previously unpublished and available here for the first time. Presented with fully remastered audio. Includes a 12-page booklet of photos, visuals and detailed notes by the composer. Year of the Horse and other electroacoustic works 1974-1986 collects nearly two-and-a-half hours of highly evocative surroundings from this early visionary of electroacoustic composition.
2 CD Set $22

ZEITKRATZER - Grand Orchestra (Tochnit Aleph 113; Germany) Grand Orchestra, for mixed orchestra and bagpipes. Composed and directed by Reinhold Friedl. Performed by Zeitkratzer & guests at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin on August 21, 2011. "The score for Grand Orchestra has been developed for musicians, laymen, old people, children, adolescents, for anyone who likes to join in. Grand Orchestra is not for education. It's not about explaining, intellectual understanding or the training of cultural values; rather it's about having faith in the abilities and intuition of the players and their performance. The musicians of Zeitkratzer and additional guests took over the voice-leading of the instrumental groups, distributed in the space and enabling their amplification. In this way it was possible to create not only pure intensity but also dense and complex sound aggregates, through the blurring of playing techniques inside the different instrumental groups. Which orchestra is capable of playing such complex sounds as this group of forty wind players, chorally building a simultaneous crescendo of breaths? Who can play more ecstatically and wilder than a group of sixty musicians, playing against and doing their best to keep up with a Scottish bagpipe ensemble? It's precisely due to unclearly played single sounds, unfolding from an orchestra dominated by amateurs. Unique sounds with a complex character that no professional orchestra could reproduce." -- Reinhold Friedl, from the liner notes. Zeitkratzer is sound made visible, tangible, bodily and a truly unforgettable corporal experience of live music. The physicality of sound is celebrated through extended instrumental techniques, mutual understanding and amplification of traditional instruments. A midpoint between instrumental and electronic music turns out to be more bizarre and surprising than either of these. Zeitkratzer, founded in 1999, gathers nine musicians, light and sound engineers living in different European cities from Amsterdam to London to Oslo meeting for working phases in Berlin. They have performed critically acclaimed versions of classical music by composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Helmut Lachenmann and James Tenney, as well as orchestral versions of electronic/noise music by Whitehouse, Merzbow, John Duncan, Dror Feiler and Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music.
CD $17

We got these three rare reissues from the Cramps experimental music label a few months ago & sold out quickly. Essential listening for those who dig the challenging music of Robert Ashley, John Cage and Charlemagne Palestine!

ROBERT ASHLEY With PAUL DE MARINIS//JOHN BARTON WOLGAMOT - In Sara, Mencken, Christ And Beethoven There Were Men And Women (Cramps CRA 103; Italy) Originally released in 1974 as number three in the Nova Musicha series. Robert Ashley's minimal masterpiece centered on John Barton Wolgamot's experimental book-length poem "In Sarah, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women." It consists of one sentence repeated over and over, and the only changes from sentence to sentence are that different names are inserted -- "In their very truly great manners of Jesus Christ very heroically Geoffrey Chaucer, Rupert Brooke . . ." Ashley's fascinating liner notes to this album offer a very reasonable interpretation of the very bizarre text. And the music? It's wonderful -- Ashley and Paul DeMarinis's electronics bubble in the background, and Wolgamot's words sound beautiful when read by Ashley, who delivers the text in his usual sprechstimme-on-downers style.
CD $10

MIGUEL ANGEL CORIA - En Rouge Et Noir (Cramps 154742; Italy) Originally released in 1976 as number ten in the Nova Musicha series. A breathy recording with lush piano elegies awash in a radical sonic realm that is profoundly reminiscent of Charlemagne Palestine but in a very hectic/spirited way. Truly an excellent and underrated recording that explores new piano possibilities. Beautiful digipack edition with large booklet.
CD $10

CAGE UNCAGED With ARTO LINDSAY/JOHN ZORN/NAKED CITY/ELLIOTT SHARP/EUGENE CHADBOURNE/LEE RANALDO/ et al - various artists (Cramps 138652; Italy) Issued for the XLV Biennale di Venezia with support from The Institute For Contemporary Art, New York, Mudima Fondazione per l'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy. All John Cage excerpts are from John Cage's "Silence and One Year from Monday," recorded at 222 Bowery in New York City, December 1968 and March 1969, courtesy of Giorno Poetry Systems. Featuring David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Arto Lindsay, Ars Hell and Mutt, John Zorn: Naked City, Chris Stein, Amy Denio, David Weinstein and Shelly Hirsch, Lee Ranaldo, Ann Magnuson and John Cale, Jello Biafra and Eugene Chadbourne, Lou Reed, Elliot Sharp, and Joey Ramone.
CD $10

Historic & Archival Recordings:

ASHRA - Correlations Complete [5 CD Box Set](MG. Art 205; Germany) Limited one-time collectors' edition released in 2008 and previously only available from MG.ART's mailorder. The first disc is a remastered version of the 1990 Virgin CD reissue of Correlations, recorded and mixed at Panne-Paulsen Studio, Frankfurt, in 1978 by Mick Glossop and originally released by Virgin in 1979. The second disc is the first release of Phantasus, Manuel Göttsching and Udo Arndt's original 1978 recording and mix of the album that was partially re-recorded and totally remixed to become Correlations (Phantasus was Göttsching's intended title, which he changed to Correlations after UK fans told him that the English can't pronounce "phantasus"). The third, fourth, and fifth discs are The Making Of, which includes a 12-page booklet. Performed by Manuel Göttsching (guitar, synthesizer, sequencer), Lutz Ulbrich (guitar, synthesizer, piano, mellotron), and Harald Großkopf (drums, percussion, synthesizer).
5 CD Set $70

CHARLIE PARKER & THE STARS OF MODERN JAZZ - Christmas Eve At Carnegie Hall 1949 (Hi Hat 3030; UK) Charlie Parker & The Stars Of Modern Jazz, live at Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve, 1949. Regarded by many as the apex of the bebop era, this remarkable Christmas concert featured a virtual who's-who of contemporary jazz giants, from Miles Davis and Stan Getz to Sarah Vaughan and Max Roach. But it's Charlie Parker who steals the show, with his legendary quintet, culminating in a heart-stopping rendition of "Ko Ko". Also features the following as bandleaders: Bud Powell, Kai Winding, Jimmy Jones, Lennie Tristano and Lee Konitz. Originally broadcast on WMCA Radio as Stars Of Modern Jazz, and MC'd by "Symphony Sid" Torin. The entire broadcast is presented here with background liner notes and images. Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality. An essential for all serious jazz fans.
CD $17

TOM WAITS - Paradise Theater, Boston MA WBCN FM (Rox Vox 2019; UK) Tom Waits, live at the Paradise Theater in Boston, MA on October 5th, 1977. Tom Waits finally made his commercial breakthrough with the release of Small Change in the Fall of 1976. Thereafter he assembled a band and toured widely. This superb live set dates from shortly after the release of Foreign Affairs in September 1977 and features material from it and its predecessor, as well as earlier classics. Performed at a new 850-seat venue in Boston and broadcast on WBCN-FM, it captures him at his best, in superb fidelity. The entire broadcast is presented here with background notes and images.
CD $17

DELROY WILSON/BOB MARLEY/CORNELL CAMPBELL/JOHNNY CLARKE/MAX ROMEO/FREDDIE MACGREGOR/ et al - Randy's Studio 17 Sessions 1969-1976 (Voice of Jamaica 006; UK) Voice Of Jamaica presents a compilation titled Randy's Studio 17 Sessions 1969-1976. In 1959, Vincent Chin opened a small record shop on the corner of East St. and Tower St, in downtown Kingston named after Randy's Records in Gallatin, Tennessee, an emporium where many of the Jamaican sound systems used to send their mail order records. Two years later, the shop moved to more spacious premises at 17 North Parade in the heart of Kingston's commercial district, where Randy's Record Mart rapidly established itself as Jamaica's leading retail and wholesale outlets. Vincent also produced records. Jamaica declared its independence in the summer of 1962 to the sound of Lord Creator's "Independent Jamaica" produced by Vincent and released on his Randy's Creative Calypso label. This is an exemplary selection of Bunny Striker Lee's recordings at Randy's Studio 17, compiled for this release. While some were recorded entirely, others are the products of Bunny's legendary mix and match approach with rhythm tracks laid at Randy's and the vocals done elsewhere. Features: Delroy Wilson, Pat Kelly, Bob Marley, Cornell Campbell, John Holt, Slim Smith, Owen Grey, Eric "Monty" Morris, Max Romeo, Johnny Clarke, Ronnie Davis, Doreen Schaeffer and Freddie McGregor. CD version includes two bonus tracks from The Clarendonians and Cornell Campbell.
CD $15

ALEKE KANONU - Aleke (PMG 021; Germany) PMG present a reissue of Aleke Kanonu's Aleke, originally released in 1980. "After spending much of the '70s humping his congos around New York as a session musician, Nigerian Aleke Kanonu pulled in some favors to record an album of his own. The result was Aleke, a criminally obscure Afrobeat/funk/jazz masterpiece featuring Buddy Williams on drums, George Davis on guitar and a cameo from Wynton Marsalis on flugelhorn. There are only four tracks on the album but they are all killers. 'N'Gwode' sounds like Fela Kuti and Manu Dibangu hanging out with Bobby Womack, probably somewhere across 110th Street. 'Keep New York Clean' struts like Shaft after a successful bust. And 'Mothers Day' keeps things sweet and soulful, before Wynton Marsalis brings back the groove with his flugelhorn on 'Home Sweet Home'. Until recently you would have had to take out a second mortgage to get hold of Akele. And sold a kidney for the Happiness/Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne 12" (1982) Kanonu released a year later." -- Peter Moore. CD version includes both tracks from the Happiness/Nwanne, Nwanne, Nwanne 12".
CD $15 (check it out: //

PEPE SANCHEZ Y SU ROCK BAND - Regresion (Pharaway Sounds 035; Spain) Pharaway Sounds present a reissue of Pepe Sanchez Y Su Rock Band's Regresión, originally released in 1976. Pepe Sánchez is a real legend when talking about drumming in Spain. From his beginnings in the '60s jamming with Pedro Iturralde, Tete Montoliu and Vlady Bas at the influential Whisky Jazz Club in Madrid, to recording in Miami with Diana Ross or Barbra Streisand; from working under the wings of Rafael Trabucchelli, Waldo de los Ríos, Augusto Algueró and Mancini to playing live with Barry White - Not forgetting his incursions in progressive rock with Araxes or doing session work for seminal Spanish albums like Gipsy Rock (1974) by Las Grecas among others. Pepe and his group of friends (Manuel Gas, Juan Carlos Calderón, Pepe Ébano, Tito Duarte, Juan Cano) were the most requested Spanish session musicians of the time, appearing in countless recordings. In the mid-70s, he was approached by the Marfer label: the idea was to create an instrumental album based on Flamenco music and Spanish folklore but with a modern approach, adding electric guitars, electric bass, drums. Pepe recruited some of his friends, all of them top session musicians with a jazz/pop background, and the result was Regresión, his first solo album. It's an incredible fusion of jazz, funk, rock, flamenco and psychedelic/progressive sounds highlighted by the powerful drumming of Pepe, the wicked fuzz-wah guitar of Carlos Villa (Vainica Doble, Las Grecas), the sax and flute of jazz giant Pedro Iturralde and Manolo Morales (Jayme Marques, Bebu Silvetti), the piano of Eddy Guerin (Tete Montoliu, Santisteban, Jayme Marques, Manuel Gas), the trumpet of Juan Cano (Vlady Bass, Juan Carlos Calderón) and José Luis Medrano (Dolores, Márquez), the percussion of Pepe Ébano (Elkin & Nelson, Manuel Gas). Includes the monster rare groove /funk track "Sentimiento". Regresión is a Spanish jazz-funk/prog-psych holy grail featuring the crème de la crème of Spain's session musicians of the time. Original artwork in gatefold sleeve. Master tape sound. Liner notes by Spanish jazz/funk expert Javi Bayo. Includes two bonus tracks taken from his rare "cosmic disco" non-LP 45 from 1980. Featured in the 7001 Record Collector Dream book by Hans Pokora.
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CURIOSITY SHOP - A Rare Collection of Aural Antiquities and Objets d'Art: Volume Four 1966-1969 (Particles 4057; UK) Particles present Volume Four in their Curiosity Shop series. A colorful collection of obscured and exuberant pop nuggets recorded in the British psychedelic period when the world was changing color. Curiosity Shop Volume Four provides an insight into the changing times with an illustrious soundtrack to furnish the senses. Includes a 20-page full color booklet, comprehensive liner notes and rare color photographs. Features: Tony Hazzard, The Candlelight, The Stoics, Opal Butterfly, Barry Benson, Zion De Gallier, Bruno, David And Jonathan, Jon Ledingham, Bill Kenwright, Mick Softley, Art Nouveaux, West Coast Consortium, Carri Chase, Garry And Gary, Ottilie Patterson, Glyn Johns and Joe Brown.
CD $17

DUSTIN E PRESENTS… - Cornflake Zoo: Episode Three (Particles 4069; UK) From the minds behind Piccadilly Sunshine, Mixed Up Minds, Electric Asylum, Upside Down, Velvet Revolutions, Beatfreak and The Electric Sound Show, Particles present Dustin E's...Cornflake Zoo: Episode Three. There is no better joy known to man than the glorious pursuit of something more appealing than the mere meaning of life. Rules are broken, but standards are observed as we assemble a selection of the most delightful, juvenile absurdity to reach the auditory senses. Particles presents a captivating collection replete with archival imagery, a loving touch of restoration and a simple (minded) narrative, what more could you ask? Includes a 20-page full color booklet, comprehensive liner notes and rare color photographs. Features: Zen, Petards, The Jet Stars, The Elements, The Fourmyula, The Motions, Ronnie Bird, The Ro-D-Ys, The Kingsmen, Annaabee-Nox, After Tea, The Shoes, Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, 14, Wayne Versage, Science Poption, The Floor, Sir Henry and The Klan.
CD $17

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CENTIPEDE - Septober Energy (Klimt 358; France) "An ambitious, four-movement suite, led by Keith Tippett and produced by Robert Fripp in 1971. This 50-piece orchestra brought together the best British musicians of the day, including members of Soft Machine, King Crimson, and Nucleus, as well as jazz musicians Gary Windo, Mark Charig, Elton Dean, Karl Jenkins, Nick Evans, and Ian Carr. Despite having been released over 30 years ago, Septober Energy remains a force to be reckoned with, and while the 85-minutes of music often resembles that of KC or SM, it also brings in elements of free jazz and contemporary classical music. Finally reissued on double gatefold vinyl and featuring the original artwork."
2 LP Set $25

JOHN COLTRANE With MILES DAVIS/WYNTON KELLY/PAUL CHAMBERS/JIMMY COBB + McCOY TYNER - Within & Without Miles, Live 1960 [2 LP Set](Doxy 4006; Russian Mafia) The Miles Davis Quintet's 1960 European tour featuring John Coltrane marked the end of the most dynamic front line partnership since Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. This album features John Coltrane performing with the quintet right before leaving and with his new group started immediately after leaving the quintet. This edition features the Quintet's complete April 8, 1960 performance at Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Miles and Trane really stretched out on these tunes averaging about 14 minutes per song - superbly backed by Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. John Coltrane formed his first quartet as a leader at New York's Jazz Gallery in May, 1960. After a short trial with Steve Kuhn on piano, McCoy Tyner joined the group. Coltrane also began playing the soprano saxophone during his tenure at the Jazz Gallery. It features Trane's first recordings ever with McCoy Tyner. Numbered first press, edition of 500.
2 LP Set $26

ORNETTE COLEMAN With DON CHERRY/CHARLIE HADEN/BILLY HIGGINS - Change Of The Century (Doxy 2067; Russian Mafia) Doxy present a reissue of Ornette Coleman's album Change Of The Century, originally released in 1960. The second album by Ornette Coleman's legendary quartet featuring Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins, Change Of The Century is every bit the equal of the monumental The Shape of Jazz to Come (OUT 5007LP, 1959), showcasing a group that was growing ever more confident in its revolutionary approach and the chemistry in the band members' interplay. When Coleman concentrates on melody, his main themes are catchier, and when the pieces emphasize group interaction, the improvisation is freer. Two of Coleman's most memorable classic compositions are here in their original forms - "Ramblin'" has all the swing and swagger of the blues, and the oddly disjointed "Una Muy Bonita", its theme stopping and starting in totally unexpected places; both secure their themes to stable, pedal-point bass figures. Edition of 500 (numbered).
LP $21

ART PEPPER - Intensity (Doxy ACV 2069; Russian Mafia) Doxy present a reissue of Art Pepper's Intensity (1963). Intensity was the final album of altoist Art Pepper's early period and was released when he was already serving a long prison sentence due to his addiction to heroin. Assisted by pianist Dolo Coker, bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Frank Butler, Pepper was just starting to show the influence of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman in his style, freeing up his playing and displaying a greater intensity during his improvisations. Ironically, Pepper sticks to swinging standards such as "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "Gone With The Wind", and "I Wished On The Moon" as points of departure on this interesting and largely enjoyable set. Numbered first press, edition of 500.
LP $21

Movie Gold & Private Discs - Part 2:

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WAYNE HORVITZ With ELLIOTT SHARP/CHRIS BROWN/DOUG WIESELMAN - Dinner At Eight [aka This New Generation](Private Issue)
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BILL LASWELL - In Praise Of Shadows: Laswell Remixes Classical Recordings (Movie Gold ,USA)
CD $14

MATERIAL [BILL LASWELL With MICHAEL BEINHORN/CLIFF CULTRERI or ROBERT QUINE/FRED MAHER or BILL BACON] - Temporary Music 1979-1981 [aka Secret Life]: Temporary Music 1/Temporary Music 2/American Songs (Movie Gold ,EEC)
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TECHNOVOODU [HERBIE HANCOCK/BILL LASWELL] - Astral Black Simulations: Electronic Music 1973-1988 (Movie Gold ,USA)
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Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for Augusr of 2016:

THE STONE is located at the NW corner of Avenue C & East 2nd Sts.


8/19 Friday
8 pm - Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, bass clarinet, sax) Joshua Abrams (bass, guimbre) Joe Morris (guitar, bass, banjo, banjouke, fiddle, pocket trumpet) William Parker (bass, dos n’ngoni, zintar, flutes) Hamid Drake (drums, frame drum, percussion, voice)
10 pm - Jim Hobbs (alto sax) Joshua Abrams (bass, guimbre) Joe Morris (guitar, bass, banjo, banjouke, fiddle, pocket trumpet) William Parker (bass, dos n’ngoni, zintar, flutes) Hamid Drake (drums, frame drum, percussion…)

8/20 Saturday
8 pm - Tony Malaby (tenor sax) Joe Morris (guitar, bass, banjo, banjouke, fiddle, pocket trumpet) William Parker (bass, dos n'ngoni, zintar, flutes) Hamid Drake (drums, frame drum)
10 pm - Gerald Cleaver (drums) Joe Morris (guitar, bass, banjo, banjouke, fiddle, pocket trumpet) William Parker (bass, dos n’ngoni, zintar, flutes) Craig Taborn (piano)

8/21 Sunday
8 and 10 pm - Joe Morris Quartet - Joe Morris (guitar) Mat Maneri (viola) Chris Lightcap (bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)


8/23 Tuesday
8 pm - BB&C - Tim Berne (alto sax) Jim Black (drums, other sounds) Nels Cline (electric guitar)
10 pm - BLUE TURF - Jim Campilongo, Nels Cline (electric guitars) Jerome Harris (bass, lap steel) Jim Black (drums)

8/24 Wednesday
8 pm - Acoustic & improvised guitar duets - Marc Ribot, Nels Cline (guitars)
10 pm - THE RING NEBULA PROJECT - Taylor Ho Bynum (brass instruments) Dave Rempis (sax) Chris Lightcap (bass) Michael TA Thompson (drums) Nels Cline (electric guitar); This is a relatively new ensemble playing my music relating closely to what is known as “free jazz.”

8/25 Thursday
8 pm - Acoustic & improvised guitar duets - Julian Lage, Nels Cline (guitars)
10 pm - CLINE/LAGE QUARTET - Julian Lage, Nels Cline (electric guitars) Scott Colley (bass) Tom Rainey (drums) - Old and rarely performed pieces + new themes by NC in this debut set.

8/26 Friday
8 pm - FIG (ambient) “Purple & Red” - Yuka C Honda (electronics, piano) Nels Cline (electric guitar, etc.); New works in the so-called “ambient” mode.
10 pm - RADICAL EMPATHY TRIO - Thollem (keyboards) Michael Wimberly (drums) Nels Cline (electric guitar); First 'live' performance by this improvising trio featured on the Relative Pitch recording released in early 2015.

8/27 Saturday
8 pm - CRUSHER COLLECTIVE - Dave Rempis (sax) Chris Corsano (drums, etc.) Teddy Jefferson (electric guitar) Chris Lightcap (bass) Nels Cline (electronics, lap steel, banjo uke)
10 pm - STAINED RADIANCE - Chris Corsano (sounds) Nels Cline (electric guitar) Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar)

8/28 Sunday
8 pm - NELS CLINE + WHITE OUT - Lin Culbertson (synthesizer, flute, voice, zither, etc.) Tom Surgal (drums, etc.) Nels Cline (electric guitar)
10 pm - Including Words - Ryland Angel (voice) Zeena Parkins (harp) Jorge Roeder (bass) Nels Cline (electro-acoustic guitar); New music/directed improvisation utilizing the love letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham as text.

There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone.
Only music. All ages are welcome.
Cash Only at the door. There is no phone.
There is no food or beverage served or allowed
just a serious listening environment.
The Stone is booked purely on a curatorial basis.


The CORNELIA STREET CAFE - 212-989-9319
29 Cornelia St in the heart of the West Greenwich Village, NYC

Friday Aug 19 -
9:00PM & 10:30PM AUBREY JOHNSON GROUP - Aubrey Johnson, voice; Tomoko Omura, violin; Michael Sachs, alto sax, bass clarinet; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Matt Aronoff, bass; Jimmy MacBride, drums

Saturday Aug 20
9:00PM & 10:30PM COUVOISIER, FELDMAN, LAUBROCK AND RAINEY - Sylvie Couvoisier, piano; Mark Feldman, violin; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax; Tom Rainey, drums

Sunday Aug 21
8:30PM CLASSICAL FESTIVAL: MOVIE & TV CLASSICS - Gregory Harrington, violin; Matei Varga, piano

Mon Aug 22nd -
8:30PM CLASSICAL FESTIVAL: Melody Fader, piano; Keiko Tokunaga, violin

Tues, Aug 23rd -
8:30PM CLASSICAL FESTIVAL: Filip Pogady, violin; David Aladashvili, piano
Classical Festival: Filip Pogady & David Aladashvili image

Wednesday Aug 24
6:00PM KERI JOHNSRUD QUARTET - Keri Johnsrud, vocals; Evan Perry-Giblin, accordion; Elias Bailey, bass; Matt Davis, guitar
8:01PM SEBASTIAN NOELLE'S SHELTER - Sebastian Noelle, guitar; Marc Mommaas, tenor sax; Matt Mitchell, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

Thursday Aug 25
6:00PM NICK BRUST AND BURN QUARTET - Nick Brust, sax; Ben Eunson, guitar; Emma Dayhuff, bass; Kenneth Salters, drums
8:00PM BRAZIL FEST: Susan Pereira, voice, percussion; Noah Bless, trombone; Deanna Witkowski, piano; Leo Traversa, bass; Vanderlei Pereira, drums
9:30PM BRAZIL FEST: LIVIO ALMEIDA GROUP - Livio Almeida, tenor sax, flute, sop. sax; Adam O'Farrill, trumpet; Eduardo Belo, bass; Zack O'Farrill, drums
Friday Aug 26
6:00PM: Rebecca Sullivan , voice, compositions; Leonor Falcón, violin; Juanma Trujillo, guitar; Andrew Schiller, bass
9:00PM BRAZIL FEST: BILLY NEWMAN QUINTET - Billy Newman, guitar; Eric Schugren, tenor, sopranino sax; Evan Francis, alto sax, flute; Leco Reis, bass; Kenny Grohowski, drums
10:30PM BRAZIL FEST: BONS RITMOS - KEITI - Andrew Scott Potter, drums; Steve Sandberg, piano; Tony Cimorosi , bass; Edi Machado, dance, percussion; Joao Machado , percussion

Saturday Aug 27
9:00PM BRAZIL FEST.: ALEX KAUTZ GROUP Alex Kautz, drums; Edward Perez, bass; Jon Cowherd , piano
10:30PM BRAZIL FEST.: RUBENS SALLES GROUP - Rubens Salles, piano; Leco Reis, bass; Kenny Grohowski, drums; John Clark, french horn

Sunday Aug 28
8:30PM PERCUSSION FEST.: KAORU WATANABE - percussion, flutes
10:00PM PERCUSSION FEST.: DRONE GHOST - Max ZT, dulcimer; Josh Geisler, guitar, bansuri; Kane Mathis, percussion; Rich Stein, percussion


I-Beam Presents - Augusr 2016 Schedule:

Thursday, August 25th 8:30 PM
Billy Mintz Quintet
John Gross – tenor saxophone
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Roberta Piket – piano
Hilliard Greene – bass
Billy Mintz – drums

Tuesday, August 23rd 8:30 PM
Deric Dickens/Eli Wallace + Attias/Branch/Lopez/Kirshner
8:30 - Deric Dickens – Drums, Percussion / Eli Wallace – Piano
9:30 - Attias/Branch/Lopez/Kirshner
Michael Attias – Saxophone
Jaimie Branch – Trumpet
Brandon Lopez – Bass
Julian Kirshner – Drums

Thursday, August 25th 8:30 PM
Billy Mintz Quintet:
John Gross – tenor saxophone
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Roberta Piket – piano
Hilliard Greene – bass
Billy Mintz – drums

Friday, August 26th 7:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
James Hall / John Lake
James Hall’s Lattice Quintet – 7:00 p.m.
John Lake (Personnel TBA) – 9:00 p.m.
James Hall’s Lattice Quintet
James Hall, Trombone & Compositions
Jamie Baum, Flute & Alto Flute
Deanna Witkowski, Piano
Tom DiCarlo, Bass
Allan Mednard, Drums

Sunday, September 18th 8:30 PM
Susan Alcorn Quartet:
Nate Wooley – Trumpet
Susan Alcorn – Pedal Steel
Mary Halvorson – Guitar
Ryan Sawyer – Drums

I-Beam is located at 168 7th Street in Brooklyn, NY 11215 - Directions: SUBWAY: Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street. Walk down 4th ave to 7th street. Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave. We are located on the ground floor, the grey doors to the right of the stairs of #168.

Shapeshifter August Schedule:

Aug 19
9:30: 179 Studios Presents: Klymax & llaváno, with special guests Books, Tiana Jameson, Rwasenge -Kyle Robinsom-Kyle McCoy-Tiana James-Adam Bayram -Matt Rwsange

Aug 21
7pm: Unsolvable Problems and Drama Section
Drama Section
Nate Mendelsohn- Saxophone
Stephen Becker- Guitar
Cory Todd- Bass
Duncan Standish- Drums
8:15p - Unsolvable Problems
Evan Salvacion Levine- Bass
Lex Korten- Piano
Paolo Cantarella- Drums
9:30: Jeff Taylor+ the Stereography Project and Schmiedel/Marantz/Stephens/Rosato/Arruda
Jeff Taylor (vocals) Marike van Dijk(sx), Anna Webber (fl), Alan Ferber (tb), Lucas Pino (cl), Jay Rattman (bcl), Colin Strandhan (dr), Rick Rosato (bs), Manuel Schmiedel (pi), Meg Okura (vi), Sita Chay (vi), Eric Lemmon (vla), Melody Giron (vcl)
10:30p - Schmiedel/Marantz/Stephens/Rosato/Arruda
Manuel Schmiedel (Piano)
Matt Marantz (Sax / EWI)
Dayna Stephens (Sax / EWI)
Rick Rosato (Bass)
Adam Arruda (Drums)
Oberlin Jazz Reunion in Brooklyn: Battle of the Basses

Aug 24
Charlie Dougherty-Upright bass,
Will Dougherty- Piano/keyboards,
Josh Marcus-Alto Sax,
Abel Tabares-Drums,
Pravin Thompson-Guitar, Compositions
Matt MAlanowski-piano, compositions
Dion Kerr on Bass
Connor Parks on Drums
9:30p 11 Ensemble
David Zakarian- Alto saxophone
Diane Moser Piano
Patrick McGee-Soprano saxophone
Quincy Chimich-piano/ Machines
Alex Louloudis-Drums

Aug 25
"Shop Talk: An Evening With Matt Garrison and Fodera Guitars"
• 6:30pm doors open
• Clinic from 7-8:30pm (advertise 7-9)
• Free

Aug 26
8:15p- New York Free Quartet - Michael Moss (clarinets, flutes, saxes), Steve Cohn (piano, shakuhachi, small instruments & trombone), Larry Roland (bass and words), and Chuck Fertal (drums);

Aug 28
7p - Dana Saul Sextet
Adam O'Farrill, trumpet
Kevin Sun, tenor saxophone/clarinet
Patricia Brennan, Vibraphone
Dana Saul, Piano
Walter Stinson, Bass
Paolo Cantarella, Drums
8:15pm: Billy Mintz Quintet
John Gross
Tony Malaby
Roberta Piket
Hilliard Greene
Billy Mintz
9:30pm: Annie Chen Octet
Annie Chen - voice and compostions
Tomoko Omura - violin
David Smith - trumpet
Alex LoRe - saxophone and flute
Rafal Sarnecki - guitar
Glenn Zaleski - piano
Desmond White - bass
Jerad Lippi - drums

Shapeshifter is located at
18 Whitwell Place in Brooklyn, NY
R train to Union stop