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DMG Newsletter for December 15th, 2017

Colder Still, That Arctic Chill
Rattles the Bones and Everyone Groans as the Wind Blows Through Our Frozen Souls
So Warm Up with Tasty Tea or Hot Saki or Something Similar
And Listen to the Sounds of New Music from Our Favorite Heroes:

Kramer & Bill Frisell: Brill II! Ron Miles: Jason Moran / Thomas Morgan / Brian Blade / Bill Frisell! Keiji Haino & John Butcher! Frank Zappa Summer ’82 Legit Blu-Ray! Kan Mikami / John Edwards / Alex Neilson! Jon Catler & RaKalam Bob Moses! Gerrit Hatcher Duo & Trio! New from Sunnyside: Kirk Nurock & Jay Clayton, Guilem Flouzat Trio & Vince Mendoza / WDR Big Band!

Archival Discs from Norma Winstone! Albert & BB King & Bobby Blue Bland! Chicago Blues All-Stars! The Gist! Johnny Thunders! Chimera! Cimberline! Hamas Kalkaba & Golden Sounds! Les Filles de Illighadad!

Plus Rare Vinyl from: Derek Bailey / Anthony Braxton / Hans Bennink! Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble! Leadbelly! Basil Kirchen! Crystallized Movements! And a big CD Nuscope sale!



Sunday, December 17th:

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve - No in-store

Sunday, December 31st: New Years Eve - No In-store

Sunday, January 7th, 2018:
6pm: BRANDON LOPEZ & NINA DANTE - ContraBass and Vocals
7pm: STAN ZENKOFF and SEAN ALI - Bb Clarinet and 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


DECEMBER 17-18-19, This Sunday - Tuesday

jay campbell cello
mary halvorson guitar
miles okazaki guitar
drew gress bass
tomas fujiwara drums
9pm CRAIG TABORN - piano
matt hollenberg guitar
nick shellenberger bass
matt buckley drums

chris otto violin
austin wulliman violin
john pickford richards viola
jay campbell cello
kris davis piano
eric revis bass
johnathan blake drums
10pm COBRA
eyal maoz guitar
bill frisell guitar
matt hollenberg guitar
taylor levine guitar
brian marsella keyboards
craig taborn piano
jay campbell cello
michael nicolas cello
simon hanes bass
ches smith vibes
ikue mori electronics
kenny grohowski drums
tim keiper drums
john zorn prompter

vicky chow piano
milford graves drums
bill laswell bass
john zorn sax
peter evans trumpet
10pm UNNATURAL WAYS featuring Ava Mendoza
ava mendoza guitar, voice
tim dahl bass
sam ospovat drums


Today Treasures Begin with this Gem:

KRAMER With BILL FRISELL - The Brill Building. Book Two: Featuring Bill Frisell (Tzadik 4020; USA) "Everyone’s favorite guitarist and American Song aficionado Bill Frisell joins forces with producer/arranger Kramer for a brilliant and soulful exploration of the legendary song writing teams that were born and flourished in the legendary Brill Building at 1619 Broadway in New York City. Some of the world’s most important songwriters worked here in the early 1960s, and this collection includes imaginative and creative arrangements of songs by Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond, Doc Pomus, Al Kooper, Carole King and more! Kramer’s Beatles-tinged production values set up Frisell’s distinctive guitar work making this a CD that is not to be missed! Essential!"
CD $14

RON MILES With BILL FRISELL / JASON MORAN / THOMAS MORGAN / BRAIN BLADE - I Am A Man (Yellowbird/Enja 7776; Germany) “When two workers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck in Memphis in 1968, the flames of activism were rightly stoked. Sanitation workers fed up with poor working conditions and abuse of power poured into the streets wielding "I Am A Man" signs, making a principled stand that spoke not only to the situation at hand, but also to a broader struggle connected to the civil rights movement. That incident remains clearly fixed in cornetist Ron Miles' mind, standing out both for its place in history and for what the statement on those signs represents.
In addressing the very notion of the "I Am A Man" platform, Miles references the sadly apparent nexus between injustices of the past and our present day situation, bringing social justice into his artistic sphere while also investigating the more philosophical notions connected to humans simply being and expressing themselves. There's no dichotomizing these topics for Miles—"it's impossible and unnecessary to separate spirituality and politics, and art and politics," he shares in Michelle Mercer's finely crafted liner notes—and this album is all the better for it.
The quintet that Miles assembled for I Am A Man capitalizes on long-lasting relationships and familiar figures. First and foremost on the list of old friends is Bill Frisell. The shared sensibilities that bind the cornetist and guitarist have been on display for more than two decades, highlighted on Frisell releases like the eerily wonderful Quartet (Nonesuch, 1996), the richly textured Blues Dream (Nonesuch, 2001), and the stylistically broad-minded History, Mystery (Nonesuch, 2008); collective concoctions, such as the two albums from Floratone; and a number of Miles dates, like the duo-licious Heaven (Sterling Circle, 2002) and the trio-centric Quiver (Enja/Yellowbird, 2012) and Circuit Rider (Enja/Yellowbird, 2014). Drummer Brian Blade, the third member of the trio on those aforementioned Miles albums, also returns for another ride here, bringing his inimitable touch and signature blend of grace and groove to the fore.
While Miles' past trio dates never wanted for anything or anyone, the two additives on this outing—bassist Thomas Morgan and pianist Jason Moran—prove indispensable, manifesting as the missing ingredients that nobody could've known were missing in the past. Morgan, who's Frisell's bassist of choice these days, is a highly skilled harmonic navigator and a rhythmic pillar, capably binding this band and craftily finding his way through solid checkpoints and the mists of uncertainty that occasionally create a fog. Moran, whose distinctive personality could theoretically threaten to overpower any situation, perfectly meshes with his band mates. At times he artfully weaves his keys into the tapestry, but he's equally comfortable standing out front to paint a pensive picture as an entryway ("Darken My Door") or add his two cents in a quaint and beautiful setting ("Mother Juggler").
The originals presented here are basically in keeping with the general theme and Miles' established persona. His cornet, with its sapphire-to-indigo blue streaks, provides a high level of warmth that draws in the ears, and his compositions inspire conversation, communication, and the occasional feeling of consternation (i.e. the core of "Revolutionary Congregation"). One number might be set off by a simple motif, inviting a lyrical strain to set in and a grooving gathering to take shape ("I Am A Man"); another might flow from the start, with an underlying swing pulse setting a curved course for cool ("The Gift That Keeps On Giving"); and a third may call on deep reflection ("Is There Room In Your Heart For A Man Like Me?").
There's great specificity in Miles' writing, yet the music is flexible enough to allow for these five beautiful and intrepid souls to make their mark within the established bounds. I Am A Man occupies a rare space, existing as a mark of musical pride and dignity, a statement driven by social activism, a history-propelled piece of art, and an album that challenges and unites. What's more, it scores incredibly high marks when viewed from each of those angles.” - Dan Bilawsky
CD $16

KEIJI HAINO / JOHN BUTCHER - Light Never Bright Enough (Otoroku 018; UK) Keiji Haino, one of the foremost exponents of the Japanese avant-garde, always provides a masterclass in constantly shifting improvisation. John Butcher is a saxophonist of rare grace and power, who has expanded the vocabulary of the saxophone far beyond the conventions of jazz and other musics, to encompass a staggering range of multi-phonics, overtones, percussive sounds, and electronic feedback. Haino and Butcher met when Butcher opened for Fushitsusha at the show Cafe Oto arranged at St. John, Hackney -- five years ago. In 2016, they were invited to play two duo concerts -- at The Empty Gallery in Hong Kong and at Cafe Oto in London. Otoroku present the audio documentation of their first UK meeting. Recorded live at Cafe Oto in July 2016, the results are an uncompromising milieu of swirling sound played out as a total union of these two legendary performers. Haino's blues drenched guitar entices skittering notes from Butcher's sax playing as numerous sonic clues unravel over the course of this unique and compelling journey. Personnel: Keiji Haino - vocal, guitars, etc.; John Butcher - saxophones and feedback.
CD $17 / LP $26 (In stock next Tuesday)

KAN MIKAMI / JOHN EDWARDS / ALEX NIELSON - Live at Cafe Oto (Otoroku 013; UK) Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami is nothing less than an unalloyed force of nature; a skin-shredding blast of frozen wind from the poor, rural north of Japan that he calls home. In the late 1960s, like thousands of other Japanese young people Mikami made his way to Tokyo in search of a life different from that of his parents. Since then he has forcefully carved out a space for himself in the culture as a modernist poet, a raging folk singer, an author, an actor, an engaging TV personality, and one of Japan's most uniquely powerful performers. For most of Mikami's career as a singer, he has performed solo; just him and his electric guitar against the world, creating jagged A-minor vamps to drive along the surreal wisdom of his lyrics. But he's equally at home in more demanding improvisational contexts such as those provided here by John Edwards on bass and Alex Nielson on drums. Their dense propulsive textures seem to spur on Mikami, his voice arcing powerfully into fragmented spaces, his guitar darting, colliding, shedding jagged and angular splinters of sound. A pulsing, raging maelstrom of serrated-edged energy. Gruff, rough, honest and very, very real. (In stock next Tuesday)
CD $17

JON CATLER & RA KALAM BOB MOSES - Ultra Minor (FreeNote 1801; USA) Featuring Jon Catler on 12-tone Ultra Plus & fretless guitars and RaKalam Bob Moses on tuned drums & percussion. Each of the 8 pieces here is based on a different tuning and played on a 12-tone Ultra Plus & fretless guitars plus the drums are also tuned to certain frequencies. Considering that I am not a musician who has studied theory, I know little about tuning systems. I do recognize a certain spiritual sound or tone a the center this music. I have long admired the music that Mr. Catler specializes in with LaMonte Young and Catler’s own Microtonal Blues Bands. Plus Rakalam is another favorite kindred spirit who has long worked by the great Tisziji Munoz, guitar & spirit master.
“Ultra Plus”, the title track, features some rather hypnotic, shimmering guitar and spacious drums. It feels like a raga where each note counts and builds to a slow, trance-like conclusion. The vibe reminds me of those John McLaughlin/Carlos Santana boots where they are reaching for the heavens by playing those stinging notes and letting them ring. On “Kookaburra” (an Australian laughing bird), the duo sound as if they are wrestling with with some festive spirits. Pushing and pulling and weaving like a dervish dance. Obviously, both of these players are connected to a central source. Although it is very cold out today (12/13/17 - low 20’s), there is something burning going on in this music. This seems especially true on “Closer to the Sun” where the drums and guitar soar quickly together like two flames dancing, swirling tightly together. “Snowmen of the Sahara” reminds me of one of those ancient (mid-sixties), somber, psychedelic, sort-of blues things that the band Spirit might do when they jam. I really dig that studio sustain tone that Mr. Catler uses on a number of these pieces, it warm and immensely enchanting. Rakalam’s superb drumming is also featured throughout and sounds wonderful, especially while weaving a specious web with his mallets across his unique set-up. The last piece, “Night Prayer” is actually a prayer-like, soothing and helping us to glide back down to Mother Earth from our great journey. I am working on getting this marvelous duo to play here at DMG sometime in the future. In the meantime, you need some of this tasty medicine to cure your ills. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $15

GERRIT HATCHER / ELI NAMAY / BILL HARRIS - Devouring the Guilt (Amalgam Music 012; USA) Featuring Gerrit Hatcher on tenor sax, Eli Namay on upright & electric bass and Bill Harris on drums. This session was recorded live at the Empty Bottle in Chicago in April of 2017. As the Chicago underground jazz scene continues to expand, a number of new names have been popping up. In the nineties and after, saxists like Ken Vandermark, Dave Rempis, Mars Williams, David Boykins and Keefe Jackson, have paved the way for the next generation of free/jazz interpreters. Tenor saxist Gerrit Hatcher is a prime contender for the next batch. Although I don’t recognize the names of any of the members of his current trio, I am quite impressed. This disc contains two long pieces, each filled with fire, invention and creative spirits. Although it begins with Ayleresque, fire-spitting intensity, the trio quickly slows down to a thoughtful, contemplative pace, all three players swirling tightly together. More than half century later (1964, actually), the shadow of Albert Ayler’s ‘Spiritual Unity’ still looms over a trio like this. There are moments of somber, solo, unaccompanied tenor which balance the the more explosive sections just right. After listening to a dozen great recent discs from Clean Feed several times, as well as Mars Williams’ ‘Ayler/Christmas’ CD, I must admit that this disc is as impressive at capturing that powerful free/jazz spirit/force as anything released in the past year. We just got five copies for now so don’t miss out on this most modest, under-recognized treasure. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10

GERRIT HATCHER / JULIAN KIRSCHNER - Five Percent Tint [LTD Edition of 50; numbered] (Self-produced; USA) Featuring Gerrit Hatcher on tenor sax and Julian Kirschner on drums. Chicago saxist Gerrit Hatcher just left us with a couple of new discs and I am most impressed, especially considering I hadn’t heard much about any of the musicians on either CD. Right from the gitgo, this duo combines forces and blasts freely and with tightly integrated lines. There is no info on this disc so I can’t tell you where or when it was recorded but the sound/balance is superb throughout. The first and perhaps most famous tenor sax & drums duo album was John Coltrane’s ‘Interstellar Space’. This duo sounds particularly inspired by this seminal recording (recorded in 1967) and do a great job of taking off from there. Instead of mostly fire-music, this duo like to lay back and simmer at times, providing a sublime sense of calm. I dig the way things build to an explosive series of crescendos, higher and higher each time. Mr. Hatcher does a fine job of holding onto and then bending certain notes, twisting them into different shapes while Mr. Kirchner provides and ongoing dialogue, speeding up, slowing down, the currents/pulse always moving together in a most organic way. Once again, Mr. Hatcher, provides us with another colossal contribution to free/jazz at its most incendiary and creative. This disc is a limited edition or 50 and we just have a handful. They won’t last long! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10

FRANK ZAPPA - Summer '82: When Zappa Came To Sicily (MVD 0256; USA) In the feature documentary, filmmaker and Zappa fan Salvo Cuccia tells the behind-the-scenes story of Frank Zappa's star-crossed concert in Palermo, Sicily, the wrap-up to a European tour that ended in public disturbances and police intervention. Cuccia had a ticket to the concert but never made it.
Thirty years later, collaborating with Zappa's family, he re-creates the events through a combination of rare concert and backstage footage; photographs; anecdotes from family, band members, and concertgoers; and insights from Zappa biographer and friend Massimo Bassoli. The story is also a personal one, as Cuccia interweaves the story of Zappa's trip to Sicily with his own memories from that summer.
The film looks at the rise and heyday of Frank Zappa's career as an innovative composer and libertarian provocateur, and includes tales of the relationship of a busy father with his children.
While in Sicily for the concert, Zappa visited Partinico, the birthplace of his father and grandfather; and in the film's warm and loving coda, three of Zappa's children, Dweezil, Moon Diva and his wife Gail, return to meet their relatives there for the first time.
Blu-Ray $24

Three New Ones & 3 Reissues from Sunnyside:

KIRK NUROCK / JAY CLAYTON - Unraveling Emily (Sunnyside 1443; USA) “An air of mystery surrounds the work of Emily Dickinson. The beloved writer spent most of her time away from the public’s eye amassing a collection of poetry that has fascinated readers for decades.
Her short, gnomic verses are a perfect fit for vocalist Jay Clayton and composer Kirk Nurock. On their new recording, Unraveling Emily, Nurock weaves Clayton’s innovative vocalizing into surreal compositional soundscapes.
Nurock overdubbed multiple layers of Clayton’s singing and speaking, with varying ambience, echo and spatial relationships. A haunted theatrical quality appears, as if Dickinson’s ghost is trying to tell a story, without beginning or end.
A handful of poems were set as heart-rending ballads. The quiet “All This and More” has an uplifting feel, while “Will There Really Be a Morning?” is devastating in its blunt emotionality. Clayton’s mastery is in full voice on “A Something In a Summer’s Day” and the duo really make Dickinson’s words swing on “I May Remember Him.”
CD $15

GUILEM FLOUZAT - A Thing Called Joe (Sunnyside 1492; USA) Drummer Guilhem Flouzat, gearing up for his third recording as a leader, had meant to steer his music along the path he'd taken on his sophomore album, Portraits (Sunnyside Records, 2015)—a rotating cast of musicians laying down a batch of the leader's eloquent compositions. But a post card slipped through the mail slot suggesting a step back- -a piano trio outing exploring the standards, in the classic style. Turns out that was good advice. The proof: A Thing Called Joe.
With Sullivan Fortner in the piano chair and Desmond White wielding the bass, the trio creates a sound and mood reminiscent of the classic Prestige Records trio outings, especially those of Red Garland. The New Orleans-bred Fortner has style here that harkens, in part, to Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, and Oscar Peterson, and Red Garland, with its classy ebullience, its intricate refinement and bright erudition and elegance. Bassist White and drummer/leader Flouzat are perhaps more adventurous than the rhythm guys of the fifties and sixties, but every bit as in the pocket and supportive.
The tunes are familiar: "Perdido" "When I Fall In Love," Jaki Byard's "Mrs.Parker Of K.C." And some surprises are shuffled in: Thelonious Monk's seldom-covered "Osak T" and bouncy take on the Nat "King" Cole vehicle, "Walkin' My Baby Back Home."
With its classic feel, the astute selection of tunes, the adept sequencing, and the superb playing all around, A Thing Called Joe compares very favorably with perhaps the best of Red Garland's Prestige discs, Red Garland's Piano (1957), as one of those feelgood jazz discs that stays in the stack next to the stereo, always somewhere near the top.
CD $15

VINCE MENDOZA / WDR BIG BAND - Homecoming (Sunnyside 1496; USA) Vince Mendoza composed the music, but equal billing should go to all 19 members of Cologne’s WDR Big Band. Some of today’s most ambitious orchestral jazz owes its existence to ensembles based at European radio stations, and this is one of the best. The breadth of sound and pinpoint accuracy of playing are breathtaking. There’s nothing revolutionary about Mendoza’s style, but he has a wonderful command of orchestral dynamics and texture, and knows how best to use jazz soloists. These seven pieces, recorded live at two concerts in Germany, feature outstanding solos by regular members of the band, notably alto saxophonist Karolina Strassmayer and trumpeter John Marshall, and guest percussionist Marcio Doctor.
CD $15

Three Essential Reissues from Sunnyside:

NORMA WINSTONE With STEVE GRAY / CHRIS LAURENCE / TONY COE - Manhattan in the Rain (Sunnyside 1475: USA) Norma Winstone is one of the most recognizable vocalists from the United Kingdom. During her nearly 50-year career, she has performed in many varieties of situations, from the improvisatory world of avant-garde to the classic tastefulness of the jazz songbook. Recorded in 1997, Winstone’s Manhattan In The Rain found her alongside some longtime companions, pianist Steve Gray (of Sky fame), bassist Chris Laurence and woodwind master Tony Coe performing a wonderful collection of jazz standards, all arranged by Gray.
CD $15

NORMA WINSTONE & JOHN TAYLOR - ... like song. like weather (Sunnyside 1476; USA) There are some musical relationships that are just sublime. Vocalist Norma Winstone has had innumerable musical partnerships over her nearly 50-year career but none have lastest as long or have been as fruitful as the one with pianist John Taylor. The duo’s recording Like Song, Like Weather from 1996 found them reunited performing standards and recreations of tunes by their contemporaries, including Steve Swallow, Paul Bley and Kenny Wheeler, with lyrics written by Winstone herself
CD $15

NORMA WINSTONE With JIMMY ROWLES / GEORGE MRAZ / JOE LA BARBERA / STACY ROWLES - Well Kept Secret (Sunnyside 1447; USA) It was in the effort of getting permission to write lyrics to “The Peacocks” that celebrated vocalist Norma Winstone made the acquaintance of the great pianist/composer Jimmy Rowles, who had made a name for himself as the expert accompanist to Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. When asked who would play the piece with her, she subtly asked if Rowles himself would. The subsequent recording Well Kept Secret was the product of their one meeting in Los Angeles in October 1993 and features bassist George Mraz, drummer Joe La Barbara and a guest appearance by Stacy Rowles on flugelhorn playing inspired takes on standards.
CD $15

Historic & Archival Records:

THAD JONES With CHARLES MINGUS / FRANK WESS BILLY MITCHELL / HANK JONES / TOMMY FLANAGAN / BARRY HARRIS / KENNY CLARKE / MAX ROACH / ELVIN JONES / et al - Complete Albums Collection: 1954-1959 (Enlightenment 9134; EEC) Hailing from an esteemed jazz family, Thad Jones' talent stood out early on and he would go on to become a leading trumpeter, composer and arranger. Biographer Raymond Horricks referred to him as "A man of purpose, a deep thinker and an idealist in his music almost to the point of aestheticism, believing that if a musician doesn't set out to be creative then there is no point in his playing at all". He appeared on the records of countless other artists during his lifetime, including those by Count Basie, Yusuf Lateef, Coleman Hawkins, Buddy Rich, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock and Kenny Burrell. However, Jones was at his finest when leading his own groups. This four disc collection brings together the entirety of Thad Jones's early catalogue as bandleader, collating as it does nine original, remastered albums and over five hours of music in total. Providing a fitting tribute to the unique genius of this master musician, the set serves as both the perfect introduction for those new to Jones' music, and a welcome reminder of the great man's work for those already familiar.
4 CD Set $18

PEPPER ADAMS With STU WILLIAMSON / DONALD BYRD / BOBBY TIMMONS / CARL PERKINS / JIMMY KNEPPER / WYNTON KELLY / JIMMY ROWLES / DOUG WATKINS / LEROY VINNEGAR / MEL LEWIS / ELVIN JONES - Complete Albums Collection: 1957-1961 (Enlightenment 9133; EEC) Considered by many to be the deeper, tougher East Coast counterpart to Gerry Mulligan's lighter, contemporary West Coast sound with his blistering pace and raw timbre, Pepper Adams was one of the most important baritone saxophonists during the rise of bebop. An accomplished composer and equally as comfortable leading his own bands or as sideman, Adams partook in over 600 recording sessions, appearing on dozens of albums. However, it was his work as bandleader that received the highest renown, particularly during the early part of his career, as he helped shape the baritone into a leading instrument in bop music. This four disc collection, bringing together over five hours of music across four discs, celebrates the genius and unparalleled talent of Pepper Adams by collating his first eight albums as leader or co-leader. With all audio faithfully remastered, this set will be serve as the perfect starting point to this master musician, and a welcome reminder to those already well-versed.
4 CD Set $18

ALBERT KING/BB KING/BOBBY 'BLUE' BLAND - Memphis Blues Festival 1975 (Klondike 5083; UK) Albert King, BB King, and Bobby 'Blue' Bland, live together, at the Memphis Blues Festival, Tennessee on November 8th, 1975. With the recent acclaim of BB King and Bobby 'Blue' Bland's joint double album venture Together For The First Time... Live (1974), the addition of another King could only double the impact. The performance at the Memphis Blues Festival, Tennessee on November 8th, 1975, was set to be an explosive encounter between artist and audience, dipping into the darker reaches of their combined catalogues whilst flirting with new material. Bland was still relatively young next to the Kings who were now in their 50s, but the spirit of the blues is a force of nature that never lets up, no matter what age. Includes the full original FM broadcast, professionally remastered, with background liners and rare archival photographs.
2 CD Set $25

THE CHICAGO BLUES ALL STARS [WILLIE DIXON/SISTER ROSETTA THARPE/LAFAYETTE LEAKE/SHAKEY HORTON/ et al - Chicago Blues All Stars 1970 (Klondike Records 5084; UK) The Chicago Blues All Stars, with Willie Dixon, Lafayette Leake, Lee Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Clifton James, and Shaky Horton, live at the Blues & Gospel Night, Chicago on November 8th, 1970. At the colder end of 1970, the cool sound of gospel blues still hollered loudly in the aftermath of a rock revolution and a revival in soul and R&B. Older genres such as gospel remained resolute and uninhibited, offering soulful prayer to a devout audience who revel in the unfolding showcase in the windy city on November 8th, 1970. The venerable blues giant Willie Dixon leads the show with his Chicago Blues All Stars, supporting the likes of gospel queen Sister Rosetta Tharpe, while putting on their own show to open. It's a legendary night that echoes beyond its time to convey the true power of gospel blues from genuine icons. The entire FM broadcast of the Chicago Blues All-Stars and prestigious guests at the Blues & Gospel Night in November 1970. The entire FM broadcast is presented here, professionally remastered, with background liners and rare archival photos.
2 CD Set $25

LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD - Eghass Malan (SahelSounds 044; USA) Future Tuareg music from the female led avant-rock group Les Filles de Illighadad. Mixing traditional percussion with electric guitars, Les Filles brings ancient village folk music into the modern era. Drawing on traditional tende music, the forgotten inspiration of Tuareg guitar, Fatou Seidi Ghali and Les Filles breathe new life into the genre. Hypnotic guitar riffs, driving rhythm, and polyphonic resonant vocals combine to create organic sound, that is both timeless and natural. A wholly original project, from a band that just last year had never left their village. Eghass Malan is their first studio production. Les Filles are all from Illighadad, a secluded commune in central Niger. The sound that defines rural Niger is a music known as "tende". It takes its name from a drum, built from a goat skin stretched across a mortar and pestle. It is a music form dominated by women. In the past years, certain genres of Tuareg music have become popular in the west. International acts of "desert blues" like Tinariwen, Bombino, and Mdou Moctar have become synonymous with the name "Tuareg". But guitar music is a recent creation. In the 1970s young Tuareg men living in exile in Libya and Algeria discovered the guitar. Lacking any female vocalists to perform tende, they began to play the guitar to mimic this sound, replacing water drums with plastic jerrycans and substituting a guitar drone for the vocal call and response. In time, this new guitar sound came to eclipse the tende. If tende is a music that has always been sung by woman, the Tuareg guitar was its gendered counterpart. Fatou Seidi Ghali, lead vocalist and performer of Les Filles is one of the only Tuareg female guitarists in Niger. Sneaking away with her older brother's guitar, she taught herself to play. While Fatou's role as the first female Tuareg guitarist is groundbreaking, it is just as interesting for her musical direction. In a place where gender norms have created two divergent musics, Fatou and Les Filles are reasserting the role of tende in Tuareg guitar. In lieu of the djembe or the drum kit, so popular in contemporary Tuareg rock bands, Les Filles de Illighadad incorporate the traditional drum and the pounding calabash, half buried in water. Recorded on their debut tour in Europe after just a handful of concerts, Eghass Malan maintains a feeling that is spontaneous and inspired. Sample at:
CD $15

HAMAS KALKABA AND THE GOLDEN SOUNDS - Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds 1974-1975 (Analog Africa 084; Germany) Analog Africa on Hamad Kalkaba and His Golden Sounds 1974-1975: "I remember the day clearly. I was searching for treasures in a record shop in Yaoundé, the Capital city of Cameroon, when suddenly I came across a 7-inch record with a picture of a young man wearing a traditional hat and bearing the marks of several imposing vertical scars on the side of his face, carved when he was just a boy as a reminder of his heritage in the Musgum tribe of the northern part of the country. The record contained two songs -- 'Gandjal Kessoum' and 'Touflé' -- by an artist I had never heard of before named Hamad Kalkaba. Both cuts were raw classics of fuzzed-out bass, pin-sharp horns, built upon the unshakable foundation of Northern Cameroon's mightiest rhythm: the Gandjal. The shop owner finally said to me 'There is another single with a green cover of the same artist, if I am not mistaken'. Over the next six years I searched for that 'green cover' and finally found it in a record collection belonging to an old bar in Parakou in northern Benin. . . . These two records, plus a third simply named 'Nord Cameroon Rhythms' constitute the entire discography of Hamad Kalkaba. Neglected for decades by all but the most devoted collectors of Afro music, Hamad Kalkaba and the Golden Sounds at long last gathers together the body of work of one of Cameroon's forgotten geniuses. But unlike many musicians who emerged from nowhere, recorded a few singles and vanished again, Kalkaba hadn't disappeared. Far from it. He was a distinguished public figure, a retired Colonel in the army of Cameroon, and a former member of Cameroon's Olympic Selection Committee. When we tracked him down he was serving as president of the Confederation of African Athletics. And although Kalkaba's job kept him busy, and he seemed initially dismissive of the music he'd made as a young man, he turned out to be an enthusiastic ally in this project. He arranged interviews, helped fill in the blanks and, when we finally met him in Yaoundé in 2016, provided us with photographs, lyric sheets and notes." CD version comes in eight-panel tray; Includes liner notes and pictures. Check out a sample at:
CD $17

CYMBELINE - 1965-1971 (Guerssen Records 061; Spain) Previously unreleased DIY homemade psychedelia, teen beat, and fuzz-psych/prog by the amazing Swedish band Cymbeline, recorded from 1965-1971. Tracks like "Third Image" or "Look At The Stars" are an incredible find for anyone into US garage-psych (they wouldn't sound out of place on any Pebbles or Psychedelic Unknowns volume) and others like "Flicka", "Stolta Vingar", or "Mittuppslag" are top-notch, '70s fuzzed-out Scandinavian psych/prog. Formed in the industrial town of Norrköping in the mid '60s, Cymbeline (also known as Motala Ström and W&J) only released a 45 in 1971 before breaking up. But during their existence, the band recorded a lot of stuff, included here for the first time along with their rare 45. Cymbeline was basically two guys, Michael Journath and Anders Weyde, who met in 1965 while they both played in beat bands. They started recording songs at Anders's little home studio with help with some friends, and that's how songs like "Imagination" and "Look At The Stars" -- amazing examples of homemade teen beat -- were born. At the same time, Michael and Anders were feeling a bit tired of playing cover versions with their beat bands, so they decided to start recording more experimental stuff, using armchairs and furniture as percussion, sounds from seagulls and birds, an electric cocktail mixer, and improvising lyrics -- these incredible experiments were recorded as "Images", including the killer garage-psych sounding "Third Image". As the years passed by, the home studio improved and new songs were recorded in a more psych-prog vein, some of them included here. They also played a few live gigs with some help from other local musicians. In 1970, Ulf Ryberg joined the group and soon after a 45 was released containing his song "New York". The flip side was "Sixth Image", originally one of the "Images" but rearranged and re-recorded (1971). In 1971, demos for an LP were recorded at Europafilm Studios in Stockholm. Two fantastic songs are included here and the sound is different from the earlier recordings -- closer to the groups live performances. So, 40 years later, here is the LP that Cymbeline always dreamed of. Remastered sound; Insert with photos and liner notes by band member Michael Journath.
CD $17

CHIMERA - Holy Grail (Morgan Blue Town 011; UK) "Legendary 'lost' masterpiece featuring members of Pink Floyd on CD with bonus tracks. Chimera or Chimaera's 1969 album remastered from original master tapes with eleven additional previously unreleased bonus tracks. Features Pink Floyd's Nick Mason - part producer and drums on The Grail, Rick Wright - keys on Lady with Bullets... and Fleetwood Mac's Bob Weston on guitar."
CD $17

THE GIST - Holding Pattern (Tiny Global Productions 009; Hungary) As Young Marble Giants imploded, Stuart Moxham started The Gist, a group more theoretical than real. Members included Vivien Goldman, members of This Heat, Swell Maps, Essential Logic, and various Cardiff pals. One song, "Love At First Sight", led to a French hit by Etienne Daho and a shoegaze version by Lush. Three singles and an album, Embrace The Herd (1982), were released and performed well. The Gist was an attempt to create another sonic world, influenced by travel, Eno, and dub. It was perplexing, and years passed before its originality was revered, via a lengthy Mojo piece, and reissues on Rykodisc, Cherry Red, and 1974 Records. After David Byrne reunited Young Marble Giants to play Meltdown, Stuart reemerged. An extensive trawl through miles of recording tape resulted in the discovery of hundreds of recordings of an unusually high standard. The first fruit of this archaeology is Holding Pattern, an unreleased album by The Gist which might have been Stuart's follow-up to Colossal Youth (1980), instead of the strange choice of the more tentative Embrace The Herd. The confidence of these tracks is bolstered by a closer adherence to pop song structure, despite the relentless sense of experimentation found in nearly every track. Had it been released in its time, several of the songs would be regarded as classics today and much of Stuart's history would tell a different tale. There are plenty of surprises; remarkably, it's fresher and more full of brave ideas than anything new you'll hear in 2017.
CD $15 / LP $24

EMILIO APARICIO MOOG - Expansion Galactica (Mental Experience 018; Spain) Mental Experience present the first ever collected works of Guatemalan electronic experimental musician Emilio Aparicio, collecting five 45s he released from 1969-1971. Aparicio was an, a pioneer in using the Moog synth in Latin America. He released a series of private 45s, recorded at his home studio in collaboration with his patron and producer, the painter Roberto Abularach. It is from 1969-1971, when the recordings included here, were registered. Most of the tracks were written at the country house of Abularach, where Emilio built his own home recording studio and where he spent long periods of seclusion. It is in this house where they also spent weeks experimenting with hallucinogens (LSD and datura) in the company of other artists from the underground arts scene of Guatemala. The fruit of those two years of experimentation were released in less than one month as five volumes of a 45 housed in a generic picture sleeve and titled Música Electrónica ("Electronic Music"). These strange records were given away in exchange of four corks of a local drink called Salvavidas Roja, related to Abularach's family. Most of the 45s were destroyed and recycled and soon after Emilio created another experimental project, La Banda Plástica. Aparicio's music is a fascinating blend of primitive homemade electronics with Latin influences. Imagine "Psyche Rock" era Pierre Henry (1970), Gershon Kingsley, and Bruce Haack meeting Joe Meek at the Guatemalan jungle. Emilio Aparicio passed away on 2012. Remastered sound; Insert with rare photos and liner notes by Ruffy Tnt (Discodelic).
CD $17

JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS - L.A.M.F. The Lost '77 Mixes (Jungle Records 044M; UK) "In 1977 this classic punk album had a sound flaw and wasn't heard properly until 1994 - after both former New York Dolls Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan had died. Now songs like 'Born To Lose' and 'Chinese Rocks' are regularly acclaimed. It's been remastered and repackaged to celebrate its 40th anniversary." 20-page booklet with extensive liner notes and lyrics.
CD $15

LP Section:

DEREK BAILEY - Solo Guitar Volume 1 (Honest Jon’s Records 200; UK) Honest Jon's Records present Solo Guitar Volume 1, a reissue of Derek Bailey's Solo Guitar release on Incus in 1971, with additional tracks included on previous reissues and a performance at York University in 1972. Kicking off a series of collaborations between Honest Jon's Records and Incus: three double-LPs of the legendary free-improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, solo and in duos with Anthony Braxton (HJR 201LP) and Han Bennink (HJR 202LP), augmenting the original releases with marvelous, previously unissued music. Recorded in 1971, Solo Guitar Volume 1 was Bailey's first solo album. Its cover is an iconic montage of photos taken in the guitar shop where he worked. He and the photographer piled up the instruments whilst the proprietor was at lunch, with Bailey promptly sacked on his return. The LP was issued in two versions over the years -- Incus 2 and 2R -- with different groupings of free improvisations paired with Bailey's performances of notated pieces by his friends Misha Mengelberg, Gavin Bryars, and Willem Breuker. All this music is here, plus a superb solo performance at York University in 1972, a welcome shock at the end of an evening of notated music. It's a striking demonstration of the way Bailey rewrote the language of the guitar with endless inventiveness, intelligence, and wit. As throughout the series, the recordings are newly transferred from tape at Abbey Road, and remastered by Rashad Becker. The records are manufactured by Pallas.
2 LP Set $32

DEREK BAILEY/ANTHONY BRAXTON - Royal (Honest Jon’s Records HJR 201; UK) Honest Jon's Records present a reissue of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton's Royal, expanded to include both intended volumes. Volume 1 was originally released in 1984; the second volume was never issued. The second release in a series of collaborations between Honest Jon's Records and Incus: three double-LPs of the legendary free-improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, solo (HJR 200LP) and in duos with Anthony Braxton and Han Bennink (HJR 202LP), augmenting the original releases with marvelous, previously unissued music. Recorded in 1974, at the Royal Hotel in Luton, with Braxton playing soprano and alto saxophones, and Bb and contrabass clarinets. Two volumes were planned; only one was issued, till now. This was an early transatlantic meeting between the leading free improvisers. Many of Braxton's signature techniques and ideas were gestated in such sessions. It still brims with inquisitive musical creativity and knockabout jazzbo allusiveness. Newly transferred from tape at Abbey Road, and remastered by Rashad Becker. The records are manufactured by Pallas.
2 LP Set $32

DEREK BAILEY/HAN BENNINK - Derek Bailey & Han Bennink (Honest Jon’s Records HJR 202; UK) Honest Jon's Records present a reissue of Derek Bailey & Han Bennink, originally released in 1972. The third release in a series of collaborations between Honest Jon's Records and Incus: three double-LPs of the legendary free-improvising guitarist Derek Bailey, solo (HJR 200LP) and in duos with Anthony Braxton (HJR 201LP) and Han Bennink, augmenting the original releases with marvelous, previously unissued music. The tussling vegetables in Mal Dean's cover-sketch somehow befit perfectly this extraordinary duo of Bailey and the great Dutch drummer Han Bennink. Recorded in London in 1972, Incus 9 was their second record (after an Instant Composers Pool in 1969), becoming a blueprint and inspiration for generations of free-improvisers. It is paired here with a brilliant session from the following year, with the same power and friendly combativeness, and oodles of creativity, technique, and humor. It's obvious how much they loved playing together. Newly transferred from tape at Abbey Road, and remastered by Rashad Becker. The records are manufactured by Pallas.
2 LP Set $32

THE KHAN JAMAL CREATIVE ARTS ENSEMBLE - Drum Dance to the Motherland (Eremite 069; USA) Eremite presents the definitive vinyl edition of the most legendary private press underground jazz album of the 1970s. There's not another record on the planet that sounds even remotely like vibraphonist Khan Jamal's eccentric, one-of-a-kind masterpiece, Drum Dance to the Motherland. In its improbable fusion of free jazz expressionism, black psychedelia, and full-on dub production techniques, Drum Dance remains a bracingly powerful outsider statement forty-five years after it was recorded live at the Catacombs Club in Philadelphia, 1972. Comparisons to Sun Ra, King Tubby, Phil Cohran and BYG/Actuel merely hint at the cosmic otherness conjured by The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble and by sound engineer Mario Falana's real-time enhancements. Originally issued by Jamal in 1973 in an edition of three hundred copies on Dogtown records, Drum Dance to the Motherland was effectively a myth until Eremite's 2005 CD reissue (MTE 050CD). Eremite's LP edition has been a long time coming. With the master tapes long vanished, the audio was transferred on the pneumatic Rockport table at Sony Music's 54th street studio from a minty copy of the original LP, manually de-clicked, and remastered on Sony's vintage outboard tube EQs by Ben Young and Andreas K. Myer. The LP is pressed on premium audiophile quality vinyl by RTI from a Kevin Gray lacquer. Alan Sherry at Siwa Studios screenprinted by hand every component of the package: the screenprinted labels and heavyweight Stoughton laserdisc jackets reproduce exactly the artwork of the original Dogtown release. A screenprinted insert with Ed Hazell's detailed telling of Drum Dance's incredible history and eremite's signature retro-audiophile screenprinted dust sleeves are unique to this edition. 999 copies. Personnel: Khan Jamal - vibraphone, marimba, clarinet; Alex Ellison - drums and African percussion; Mario Falana - sound effects; Dwight James - drums, glockenspiel, clarinet; Billy Mills - fender bass, double bass; Monette Sudler - guitar, percussion.
LP $30

LEADBELLY - A Celebration: Classic Sides 1934-1944 (JSP Records 11003; UK) "Iconic early recordings superbly remastered with first vinyl release. Leadbelly remains an American musical icon. His style was both hardcore Country Blues and Songster/Folk tradition. This gives him that rare thing-a genre busting appeal even so many years after his death, with a wider public knowledgeable and interested in his life and music. This classic early material is both musically stunning and historically important-a rare combination."
LP $22

BASIL KIRCHIN - Worlds Within Worlds (Superior Viaduct 126; USA) "Basil Kirchin was a pioneering British composer who blurred the lines between musical genres. While his career began in the '40s as a professional jazz drummer, in the '60s he started to make field-recordings, painstakingly splicing tapes and slowing-down sounds until the source material would be virtually unrecognizable. Originally released on Island Records in 1974, Worlds Within Worlds juxtaposes Kirchin's various tape manipulations - -amplified insects, animals, engines, glossolalia of children -- with traditional musical instruments to form an organic totality that has the overall effect of otherworldly, ambient soundscapes. As Brian Eno writes in the liner notes on the original release, 'Within the first couple of minutes it became obvious to me that Basil had not only discovered a whole new area of sound, but had exploited it with extreme skill and sensitivity, producing beautiful and evocative music as well. . . . So Basil Kirchin has made a double contribution: he has not only built the instrument, but has written and played the first successful works for it.' Worlds Within Worlds remains a lost classic in sonic abstraction. This first-time reissue is recommended for fans of Broadcast, Aphex Twin and Nurse With Wound."
LP $26

CRYSTALIZED MOVEMENTS - Mind Disaster (Twisted Village 1001; USA) “Limited 2017 LP reissue of the first Crystalized Movements LP, Mind Disaster, in paste-on sleeve replicating the original 1983 edition -- on the original label, Twisted Village. The Crystalized Movements were formed in 1980 by Wayne Rogers and Ed Boyden, two Tolland High School freshmen brought together by a mutual love of no wave and '60s psychedelia. After three years of experimenting (and countless versions of "Gloria"), they decided in early 1983 that it was time to make an LP. They recorded loose duo versions of some of Wayne's songs, and then promptly split up after graduating from high school in June of 1983. Wayne, under the spell of the Plastic Cloud and Randy Holden, then spent the summer piling on mounds of guitar overdubs. The results were issued as Mind Disaster at the end of that year in a bank-breaking edition of 130 (as Twisted Village #1001). After a minor stir in collectors' circles, it was reissued on the UK Psycho label with a new cover in 1984. It was received by the "psychedelic revival" community with universal horror and quickly went out of print. Wayne, meanwhile, added new members to the band and it treaded on as a little-known Connecticut institution until 1992... The years have been kind to Mind Disaster, and its wah-wah and fuzz overload have made it a much sought after LP. After uncountable requests from our adoring public, Twisted Village finally reissue Mind Disaster, with its original cover. It is perhaps the last teenage garage-psych LP to be made in our time.”
LP $19

DADAWAH - Peace And Love (Dug Out DOXYZ 004’ UK) Dark, hypnotic, tripping nyabinghi from 1974. Led by Jamaican Rastafarian singing hand-drummer Ras Michael over four extended excursions, the music is organic, sublime and expansive, grounation drums and bass-heavy (with no rhythm guitar; rather, Willie Lindo brilliantly improvising a kind of dazed blues). Lloyd Charmers and Federal Studios engineer George Raymond stayed up all night after the session to mix the recording, opening out the enraptured mood into echoing space, adding sparse, startling effects to the keyboards. At no cost to its deep spirituality, this is the closest reggae comes to psychedelia. Previously squandered in an incongruous 2-for-1 reissue, now lovingly returned to its original, singular glory at Abbey Road. Pressed on super-fly vinyl and housed in new standard-printed sleeves.
LP $17


The Great Texas-based label is one of the finest of all labels dedicated to creative music from around the world.

Here’s the deal: Buy 3 or more of any of pay $10 for each one, saving $3 per CD!

ALBERTO BRAIDA - Talus (Nuscope 1022 ,USA
CD $10 (for 3 or more)

JOHN BUTCHER/GEORG GRAEWE [GRAWE] - Light's View (Nuscope 1004 ,USA)
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MORTON FELDMAN//LOUIS GOLDSTEIN - For Bunita Marcus (Nuscope 1024 ,USA)
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GEORG GRAEWE [GRAWE] - Fantasiestucke I - XIII for piano solo (Nuscope 1014 ,USA)
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GEORG GRAEWE [GRAWE]/EVAN PARKER - Dortmund Variations: Live At The Domicil, Dortmund 2010 (Nuscope 1026 ,USA)
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MAT MANERI/DENMAN MARONEY - Distich (Nuscope 1018 ,USA)
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STEN SANDELL - Solid Musik (Nuscope 1013 ,USA)
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LISA ULLEN - Catachresis: The Art Of Solo Piano (Nuscope 1025 ,USA)
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FRED VAN HOVE - Passing Waves: Solo Piano (Nuscope 1001 ,USA)
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The following Nuscope CDs are not part of the above sale but we will still reduce the price for this sale by $1 each:

CD $12

ISABELLE DUTHOIT / GEORG GRAEWE - Parlance (Nuscope 1030 ,USA)
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MAGDA MAYAS / DAMON SMITH / TONY BUCK - Spill Plus (Nuscope 1028 ,USA)
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Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for December of 2017:

FRIDAY DEC 15—Christian Wolff (instruments) Joey Baron, Robyn Schulkowsky (percussion) Ikue Mori (electronics)
SATURDAY DEC 16—Ikue Mori (electronics) Craig Taborn (piano) and Bill Frisell

12/15 Friday
8:30 pm - Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman Duo
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Mark Feldman (violin)

12/16 Saturday
8:30 pm - Mark Feldman-Mario Forte Duo (violins) Premiere of a new work by Feldman and Bartok Duos for Violins reworked with improvisation.

12/17 Sunday
8:30 pm - Mark Feldman (violin) Joe Morris (guitar) Ned Rothenberg (clarinet) Tom Rainey

12/19 Tuesday
8:30 pm - LAUGH ASH - Jennifer Choi (violin) Anna Webber (flute) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Oscar Noriega (clarinets) Michael Nicolas (cello) Ches Smith (vibraphone, timpani, electronics) Eli Crews (sound processing)

12/20 Wednesday
8:30 pm - Ches Smith Trio
Ches Smith (drums, percussion) Craig Taborn (piano) Mat Maneri (viola)

12/21 Thursday
8:30 pm - Lorin Benedict (vocals) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Matt Mitchell (piano) Stephan Crump (bass) Ches Smith (drums)

12/22 Friday
8:30 pm - WE ALL BREAK - Matt Mitchell (piano, percussion) Daniel Brevil, Markus Schwartz (Haitian Tanbou) Ches Smith (drums)

12/23 Saturday
8:30 pm - GOOD FOR COWS - Devin Hoff (bass) Ches Smith (drums)


All Sets at the Old 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. 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

Tishman Auditorium - 63 5th Avenue - NY, NY
Admission (for each night): $25 advanced online sales (via Eventbrite);
$30 at the door (credit card only, no cash). All sales are final.


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

Friday Dec 15
8:35PM SARA SERPA & CITY FRAGMENTS - Sara Serpa, voice; Sofía Rei, voice; Aubrey Johnson, voice; André Matos, guitar; Erik Friedlander, cello; Tyshawn Sorey, drums

Saturday Dec 16
6:00PM EDITH LETTNER & JED DISTLER DUO - Edith Lettner, saxes & duduk; Jed Distler, piano
8:35PM DAN WEISS TRIO - Dan Weiss, drums; Jacob Sacks, piano; Thomas Morgan, bass

Sunday Dec 17
8:01PM NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: LIZ ROSA - voice; Helio Alves, piano; Eduardo Belo, bass

Tuesday Dec 19
6:00PM NICK FINZER'S HEAR & NOW - Nick Finzer, trombone; Lucas Pino, sax; Alex Wintz, guitar; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Dave Baron, bass; Jimmy Macbride, drums
8:00PM JURE PUKL/DARIUS JONES’ MEAT - Jure Pukl, tenor sax; Darius Jones, alto sax; Kris Davis, piano; Carlo DeRosa, bass; Eric McPherson, drums
9:30PM DOGTOWN MAT MANERI - Elias Stemeseder, piano; Henry Fraser, bass; Jason Nazary, drums; Mat Maneri, viola

Wed Dec 20:
Eric Plaks, piano; Aquiles Navarro, trumpet, vocoder
8:00PM AMANDA MONACO THREE - Amanda Monaco, guitar; Justin Carrol, organ; Jeff Davis, drums
9:30PM ROXY COSS QUINTET - Roxy Coss, saxophones; Alex Goodman, guitar; Miki Yamanaka, piano; Rick Rosato, bass; Allan Mednard, drums

Thursday Dec 21
8:01PM ALEX LORE QUARTET - Alex LoRe, alto sax; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Desmond White, bass; Allan Mednard, drums

Friday Dec 22
8:35PM PETROS KLAMPANIS SEPTET - Petros Klampanis, bass; Julian Shore, piano; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Keita Ogawa, percussion; Gokce Erem, violin; Maria Manousak, violin; Colin Stokes, cello

Saturday Dec 23
6:00PM AVANT-GARDE JAZZ TRIO - Eli Asher, trumpet; Barbara Haimowitz, piano; Giacomo Merega, bass
8:35PM PETROS KLAMPANIS SEPTET - Maria Manousaki, violin; Christos Rafalidesore, vibes; Costas Baltazanis, guitar; Panagiotis Andreou, elec. bass, voice; Panagiota Haloulakou, voice; Lefteris Kordis, piano; Engin Gunaydin, drums


Evolving Free Jazz Festival
Justice is Compassion / Action is Power
Abrazo Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez, 107 Suffolk St, NYC 10002
$20 1-2 sets / $25 all sets // $15 student/senior

Friday 12/15
7pm: Singchronicities - Goussy Celestin - dance, music / Onome - voice
8pm: Mara Rosenbloom - piano / Henry Grimes - bass / Sean Conly - bass
9pm: Darius Jones Trio - Darius Jones - sax / Charlie Looker - guitar / Michael Vatcher – drums

Saturday 12/16
7pm: AfroHorn Super Special - Francisco Mora Catlett - drums / Ahmed Abdullah - trumpet / Bob Stewart - tuba / Aruan Ortiz - piano / Rashaan Carter - bass / Roman Diaz -percussion / Sam Newsome – soprano sax / Alex Harding - bari sax
8pm: Newman Taylor Washboard XT- Newman Taylor Baker - washboard / Bill Salter - bass / Ryoju Fukushiro - tenor sax
9pm: Cooper-Moore - instruments / Brian Price – reeds

Monday 12/18
7pm: The First Three Things - Andrea Wolper - voice / Patricia Nicholson - dance / TA Thompson - drums
8pm: Double Duo - Jay Clayton - voice / Ken Filiano - bass
9pm: Carol Liebowitz Trio - Carol Liebowitz - piano, voice / Adam Lane - bass / Andrew Drury – drums

Tuesday 12/19
7pm: Virg Dzurinko / Ryan Messina / Virg Dzurinko - piano / Ryan Messina - trumpet
8pm: Tidepool Fauna 4 - Kyoko Kitamura - voice / Ingrid Laubrock - sax / Ken Filiano - bass / Da Yeon Seok - Korean drum
9pm: Nick Lyons Trio - Nick Lyons - alto sax / Roger Mancuso - drums / TBA

Wednesday 12/20
7pm: Miriam Parker - dance / Rob Brown - alto sax
8pm: Vincent Chancey Trio - Vincent Chancey - french horn, panderia / Joe Fonda - bass / Jeremy Carlstedt - drums
9pm: Bob Stewart - tuba / Curtis Stewart – violin

Thursday 12/21
7pm: Gyname - Michael Wimberly – drums / Nioka Workman - cello / Dyane Harvey - dance
8pm: Music for a Free World Trio - Dave Sewelson - bari sax / William Parker – bass / Marvin Bugalu Smith - drums
9pm: WISQtet - Warren Smith - percussion / Andrew Lamb - reeds / Larry Roland - bass / Jose Abreu – percussion

Friday 12/22
7pm: Lisa Sokolov - voice, piano
8pm: Andrew Lamb Quintet - Andrew Lamb - reeds / Ahmed Abdullah - trumpet / William Parker - bass / Newman Taylor Baker - drums / Michael Wimberly - percussion
9pm: Secret Music Society - Jackson Krall - drums / Mark Hennen - piano / Larry Roland - bass / Elliott Levin - reeds / JD Parran – woodwinds / Juan Quinones - guitar

Thursday 12/28
7pm: Ned Rothenberg - woodwinds / Tomeka Reid - cello
8pm: Michael Bisio - bass / Avram Fefer - reeds / Steve Dalachinsky - poetry
9pm: Clarinet Madness - Jay Rosen - drums / Perry Robinson & Michael Marcus – clarinets

Friday 12/29
8pm: Michael Foster – sax / Brandon Lopez – bass / Matt Weston – percussion, electronics 7pm: Jochem Van Dijk Quartet - Jochem van Dijk - bass guitar / Dave Gould - drums / Evan Gallagher - piano / Sana Nagano - violin
9pm: Sarah Bernstein Quartet - Sarah Bernstein - violin / Ron Stabinsky - piano / Stuart Popejoy - bass / Satoshi Takeishi – drums

Saturday 12/30
7pm: Jeff Lederer - clarinet / Kirk Knuffke - cornet
8pm: Jemeel Moondoc Trio - Jemeel Moondoc - alto sax / Larry Roland - bass / Newman Taylor Baker - drums
9pm: Karen Borca Quartet - Karen Borca - bassoon / Hill Greene - bass / Warren Smith - vibes / Jackson Krall – drums


December at Shapeshifter:

Dec 18:
7pm: Samantha Langstein Trio"
On drums will be Fernando García and on bass will be Adi Meyerson.
8:15pm: Raf Vertessen Quartet8:15p
Anna Webber - tenor saxophone
Adam O’Farrill - trumpet
Nick Dunston - double bass
Raf Vertessen - drums / compositions

Dec 19
8:15p Secret Mall
Alfredo Colón - EWI
Edward Gavitt - Guitar
Steve Williams - Electric Bass
Andres Valbuena - Drums
9:30p eyehear
David Acevedo - Trumpet
Joseph Freund - Guitar
Sean Kim - Keyboards
Conner Duke - Electric Bass
Daniel Mesko - Drums

Dec 21
7pm: The Rosemary Minkler Trio
Alden Hellmuth/Rosemary Minkler - The Rosemary Minkler Trio goes electric for this very special performance at ShapeShifter Lab! While their debut album, Prospectus, features Minkler's originals and the trio in an acoustic setting, for this set they will present new works channeling the electric eras of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

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


I-Beam Presents:

Friday, December 15th 8:30 PM
Mike McGinnis’s Roadtrip

Saturday, December 16th 8:30 PM
Shoko Nagai / Satoshi Takeishi’s Vortex Brian Drye Quintet
Vortex (8:30)
Shoko Nagai( compositions, piano, accordion)
Satoshi Takeishi ( compositions/ drums)
Brian Drye Quintet 9:30)
Brian Drye – Trombone
Charlotte Greve – Alto
Jeff Davis – Drums
Matt Pavolka – Bass
Jonathan Goldberger – Guitar
Sean Clapis Quartet

Friday, December 22nd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Sean Clapis-Guitar
Sebastien Amman-Piano and Keyboards
Alex Tremblay-Bass
Alon Benjamini-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.


December 16th, 2017 at 8pm
Bushwick United Methodist Church
1139 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn - 718-574-6610 - $25 - discounts for members