April Ends and May Begins
Winter into Summer Soon but No Spring Once Again
The Sun is Shining Outside Today and
Mother Nature is Showing Off her True Colors
“Muslim Jewish Resistance
We Say Never Again!
We Mean It!
NEVER AGAIN: Believe it!
No Fascism! No Nazis!
No Jew Hater! NO KKK!
We Fight Back!” - Ceramic Dog - April/May, 2018!
Important New Sh*t from Our Favorite Rabble Rousers, Musicians and Composers:
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog! ROVA Sax Quartet at 40! Jean Derome & Ensemble SuperMusique - Resitances! Kip Hanrahan Returns with Jack Bruce / Brandon Ross / Charles Neville / Steve Swallow..! Lotte Anker / Pat Thomas / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Stale Liavik Solberg!
Iva Bittova / Gyan Riley / Evan Ziporyan! Bob Downes Open Music: Barry Guy! Two from Leap of Faith! New from Sunnyside: Mike McGinnis / Art Lande / Steve Swallow! Caroline Davis / Marquis Hill! Edward Simon: David Binney / Adam Rogers! Miles Davis Classic Collaborations! Neil Young!
LP’s from Slapp Happy / Henry Cow! Heldon! Bass Communion! Richard Youngs! Steve Roach!
Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm
THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:
Sunday April 29th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET: DAVE SEWELSON / RAS MOSHE / LEONID GALAGNOV
7pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / MICHAEL LYTLE - Contrabass & Bass Clarinet!
Rare Tuesday, May 1st:
6:30pm: ELLIOTT SHARP - Solo Acoustic Guitar and Reading from Book, ‘IrRational Music’; Plus refreshments and a talk from David Rothenberg and Kyla Rose-Smith about their new publishing venture Found Sound Record
Sunday, May 6th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON and BRANDON LOPEZ - Contrabass Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN and ROBERT DICK - Guitar and Flutes
Rare Monday, May 7th:
6:30 pm: LORIN BENEDICT / MARIA GRAND / CAROLINE DAVIS - Voice / Tenor Sax / Alto Sax!
7:30 pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax!
Sunday, May 13th:
6pm: JACKDAW: SEAN ALI / ERIKA DICKER / JOE MOFFETT - Contrabass / Violin / trumpet!
7pm: WILLIAM PARKER AQUASONIC ENSEMBLE - ‘Lake of Light’ CD Release Celebration! Featuring: JEFF SCHLANGER/ANNE HUMANFELD/LEONID GALAGANOV/WILLIAM PARKER - Aquasonics
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
In the early 1980’s, BLG started going to all types of punk & hardcore shows: Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Minutemen, Husker Du, Bad Brains, Minor Threat… Although in his late 20’s, he went from being a sixties/music freak/protester to an older punk rocker, slamming and stage-diving and putting himself at risk to hear this vital music. Was it just a phase??? And did it end when Naked City broke up in 1993? He is still thinking about it. I have always found protest music to be inspiring so when I heard this disc from Ceramic Dog, it made me smile and feel good to sing along! - BLG/DMG -
Protest Music CD of the Week/Month/Year:
MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG With SHAHZAD ISMAILY / CHES SMITH - YRU Still Here? (Northern Spy NS 098; USA) “I got a right to say F*CK YOU!!!” is how the new album from veteran guitarist Marc Ribot’s trio Ceramic Dog starts off, with Ribot howling in anger at corruption, tyranny, life in general, and nothing in particular. If you’ve got a serious case of outrage fatigue, Ceramic Dog’s explosive cocktail of balls-to-the-wall abandon, chameleonic disregard for style constraints, political commentary, and absurdist humor is just the shot in the ass (or kick in the arm?) you might need. In fact, Ceramic Dog’s new album — whose title:YRU Still Here? is directed in equal parts at themselves, the commander in chief, and the listening public — arrives just in time to remind us that now is a moment when anger is not only necessary, and unavoidable, but also good for houseplants.
‘YRU Still Here? careens from punk to funk to flamenco to surf to rock ‘n roll — all turned on their heads and smudged, allowing us to imagine an alternate history where punk icons Jello Biafra and Ian MacKaye fronted no-wave lounge bands on alternate Tuesdays at the Teaneck New Jersey Holiday Inn.
Thanks in no small part to the fire, brimstone, and dextrous facility summoned by kindred spirits Shahzad Ismaily (Secret Chiefs 3, Will Oldham) on bass and drummer Ches Smith (Xiu Xiu, Secret Chiefs 3, Trevor Dunn’s Trio Convulsant), ‘YRU Still Here?’ comes to the table armed with more than just sloganeering rhetoric. Alongside his monumental career forging his peerless guitar style with the likes of Tom Waits, John Zorn, the Lounge Lizards, etc, Ribot has also worked for decades as a tenant union, labor, and artist rights activist, where he mastered the agit-prop skills used to such dazzling effect on sure-fire hits such as “Fuck La Migra” and “Muslim/Jewish Resistance.”
“Pennsylvania 6 6666” documents Shahzad’s experiences growing up Muslim and Outrageous in Danville Pennsylvania, where “all the children are insane”: rendering these lamentable memories in a cool vaguely Latinoid jazz style all their own (while providing guffaws for Satanists and Glenn Miller fans)!!! By way of explanation, Ribot comments: “Yes, we too are subject to the post-modern condition, although we actually see it as a kind of psoriasis.”
As much as it is a rallying cry, though, YRU Still Here? also further consecrates Ribot’s 10 years of music making with Ismaily and Smith. Referring to them as his “musical conscience” and to the band as a “family…although not always in a good way”. Ribot comments wryly: “Even after all the playing I’ve done, there’s something about this group that still manages to shock me.”
* MARC RIBOT’S CERAMIC DOG will be playing at Le Pousson Rouge on Wednesday, May 6th at 7pm for their CD Release concert!
* ROVA [BRUCE ACKLEY / STEVE ADAMS / JON RASKIN / LARRY OCHS] - In Traverse Time (Victo 131; Canada) ROVA features Bruce Ackley on soprano sax, Steve Adams on alto & sopranino sax, Larry Ochs on tenor sax and Jon Raskin on baritone sax. This disc is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the ROVA Sax Quartet and shows how far they have evolved as new music entity and as composers. The original quartet started in the late seventies in the Bay Area and has had just one personnel change in all of that time. Initially inspired by European (especially Evan Parker & Derek Bailey), Japanese and American free/jazz and modern classical music, Rova have collaborated with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Steve Lacy and Anthony Braxton, as well as developing their own voice(s) as saxists, compeers and as a distinctive New Music quartet. They taken on several challenging works, like John Coltrane’s “Ascension” and Steve Lacy’s “Saxophone Special”, and breathed new life into these radical works. It is rare for a New Music ensemble to survive and flourish for so long, but ROVA has done a great job which has been documented on more than thirty releases released on various labels.
Each of the four members have contributed 1 or 2 pieces to this disc. The five pieces were recorded both in the studio, as well as at the Mills College Art Museum. There is a brief description of who or what inspired each piece here. Mr. Ackley’s “Oxygen” was inspired by an organizing method by Henry Kaiser, as well as an idea by Barry Guy. I like the way the bari sax stretches time out by playing slowly while the other saxes play medium tempo circles above, creating shifting harmonies on top. Steve Adams contribution is “The Dark Forest Suite”, inspired by a choir from the Republic of Georgia in Russia. The central theme reminds me of the way that traditional melodies have inspired a century of contemporary classical music (like Bartok). While each member of the quartet takes a short modest yet inspired solo, the rest of the quartet play a series of rich, majestic melodies. Mr. Raskin contributed two shorter (5-6 minute) pieces, one of which, “A Leap of Faith on Traverse Time”, provided the title of this disc. This piece moves slowly and calmly allowing us to focus on the way each layer or sustained notes expand. “The Time Being” has a long, thoughtful (17 note) pattern/melody with rich harmonies for soprano, tenor & bari saxes while Mr. Adams’ alto takes a tasty solo in the middle. This disc concludes with an epic-length work (24 minutes) called “Hidden in Ochre” by Mr. Ochs. It was written to be performed in a resonant gallery to accompany the actions of three dancers. This piece was recorded live at an art museum so that the saxes have some natural room resonance. This piece explores a variety of themes and strategies. Some stark, some robust and intense. It seems to be divided into a series of connected sections. As one person solos, the other play through a number of shifting patterns. There are a few strong unaccompanied solos throughout including a superb one from the bari sax. I had to listen to this piece a few times to hear the way it unfolded, the way certain themes or ideas were explored. The unaccompanied solos appear to be connected by pace and the way the written parts are woven selectively. As a longtime ROVA freak, I can’t wait to watch them perform next month at the Victo Fest. In the meantime, we can all savor their new treasure. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
* ROVA 40 will be performing at the FIMAV Festival in Quebec next month on May 18th, 2018
JEAN DEROME With ENSEMBLE SUPERMUSIQUE / LORI FREEDMAN / JOANE HETU / MICHEL F COTE / et al - Resistances (Ambiances Magnetiques 235; Canada) "Résistances was premiered on May 14, 2015 at the opening of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) and the Année Jean Derome (AJD) — a big series of events supported by CALQ (Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec) and presented throughout the province of Québec to celebrate the composer’s 60th anniversary. This album features both live music recorded during the second Résistances concert — presented by Productions SuperMusique at Montréal’s Gesù on March 16, 2017 — as well as excerpts from the rehearsals of the previous two days, March 14 and 15.”
I was at the premiere of this work the Victo FIMAV festival in May of 2015 and am pleased to be able to listen to this work again, since there is was and is so much going to absorb fully. The Ambiances Magnetiques label has been around since 1984 and has documented the creative music scene in Quebec with around 250 releases! The label is run by composer/musicians Joan Hetu and Jean Derome. Over the many years, the Victo and Guelph fests, have had a number of these musicians perform, time and again, their vision evolving over time. A handful of the elders, like Ms. Hetu, Mr. Derome, Martin Tetreault, Diane Labrosse, Michel F Cote and Lori Freedman, have paved the way for another generation of strong composer/musicians by utilizing their talents on their own works and giving them an opportunity to compose and produce their own works. This version of Ensemble SuperMusique features some twenty musicians from across Quebecois and Ontario scenes, with a number of key figures as well as some newer names as well. The title of this work, ‘Resistances’, refers to electricity and the flow of currents. That flow is based on a frequency, which is a sound, a measure and a rhythm. The vibration produced is 60 Hz, which is the point of departure for ‘Resistances’. It is built on multiples of 60: and it continues for sixty minutes and is also a celebration of the 60th birthday of Mr. Derome, who performed several versions that year. “Although a few short sections of the composition are scored, the bulk of it is improvised. Derome acts as a prompter/conductor using a unique set of 140 hand-signs the musicians/interpreters are familiar with."
Watching this piece being performed in concert and listening to the compact disc are tow very different things. Mr. Derome have developed a series of hand signals over many years so that live we see him directing certain members of this large ensemble. Besides the use of regular instrumentation, we also hear synths, sampler, turntables and vocal sounds, all essential to the overall flow of ideas. At first we hear what sounds like simmering electronic and acoustic sounds, soft layers resonating together. Slowly building, the various layers of sounds, expanding over time. Listening without watching what is going on we focus on the way these sounds move over time with short bursts of written passages selectively placed in the flow of currents. There are few unexpected moments here like when the ensemble gets into that somewhat funky groove midway and then is plunged back into the eerie current of resonating frequencies. If you listen closely, you start to hear several layers moving around one another. Even with twenty of Quebecois finest musicians, this disc is more about the way they play together and embrace an overall arch that connects everything that happens. This is indeed an hour of your time that is wisely spent if you give it a chance to experience the flow. Superb! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $12 (Sale CD)
KIP HANARAHAN With JACK BRUCE / ROBBY AMEEN / BRANDON ROSS / CRAIG HANDY / CHARLES NEVILLE / STEVE SWALLOW / FERNANDO SAUNDERS / MILTON CARDONA - Crescent Moon Waning (American Clave AMCL 1062; USA) “Hanrahan’s latest work – Crescent Moon Waning – is another beautiful recording with a terrific cast. It has been years in the making but it is worth it. (I doubt that it will get wide distribution so you might have to find it at the American Clave website).
Mr. Hanrahan steers the album on percussion. Robbie Ameen plays trap drums and percussion with Milton Cardona and Lusito Quintero on congas. You can see that it is strongly driven by the rhythms. Fernando Saunders is on bass and vocals, with Michael Chambers on guitar and Brandon Ross on guitar and vocals. Charles Neville, Craig Handy and Chico Freeman all guest on sax with Steve Swallow and the late Jack Bruce contributes electric bass. The singers include Jennifer Hernandez, Roberto Poveda and Lucia Ameen. It sounds fantastic!” - Brian Wise, a2Noise.com
LOTTE ANKER / PAT THOMAS / INGEBRIGT HAKER FLATEN / STALE LIAVIK SOLBERG - Departure in Flight Arrival (Iluso 11; Earth) Featuring Lotte Anker on soprano, alto or tenor saxes, Pat Thomas on piano, Ingebrigt Haker Falten on contrabass and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums & percussion. This is certainly a mixed quartet of musicians from different scenes: Ms. Anker (from Denmark & worked with Fred Frith, Tim Berne & Herb Robertson); Mr. Thomas (UK-based & worked with Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne & Lol Coxhill); Mr. Haker Flaten (from Norway, lives in Texas & works w/ The Thing, Atomic & Joe McPhee) and Mr. Solberg (with Ken Vandermark, Steve Beresford & John Butcher). An eclectic crew no doubt.
I had this disc on yesterday when saxist Joe Rigby (Milford Graves collaborator) and Roy Morris (Scottish free/jazz historian & Homeboy label founder) were at the store and digging this disc. This disc erupts open with some spirited alto sax, note-bending and riding the waves of the rest of this fine quartet. This music is bristling with intense, focused energy, especially well-recorded, balanced and with those fire spirits soaring. We all need some spice to make things taste better, whether they placed in our mouthes, through our noses or in our ears. The selective way in which we add that spice to anything we ingest through our senses is what makes certain food or art special. The names of the three long pieces here are: “Departure”, “In Flight” and “Arrival”. This music is indeed a departure and to fully appreciate it, we must listen closely and go along for the ride. It was mostly great outside today, but there is some sun or other spirits shining in this music. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
IVA BITTOVA / GYAN RILEY / EVAN ZIPORYAN - Eviyan Nayive (Animal Music Ani 048; Czech Republic) Featuring Iva Bittova on voice & violin, Gyan Riley on acoustic guitar and Evan Ziporyan on clarinet, bass clarinet & piano. This all-star trio opened the Victoriaville New Music Festival (FIMAV) in 2013 and were most enchanting. Their live set was captured and released by the Victo label and remains one of those under-recognized gems of that year. Two years later, in 2015, the same trio recorded a studio CD, which was released on an obscure Czech label called Animal Music. Although, this disc was released in 2015, I didn’t know it existed until now (April of 2018). I have long been enchanted by the performances of Czech vocalist & violinist,Iva Bittova. Ever since checking our Ms. Bottova collaborating with Fred Frith in 1990, through her many solo and collaborative efforts, I am a diehard fan. The trio here is also well-chosen and features Gyan Riley (son of composer Terry Riley & currently in a duo with Julian Lage) on guitar and Evan Ziporyan on clarinets. You should recognize the name Ziporyan from his longtime work with the Bang On A Can All-Stars. Each member of the trio contributed some songs as well as doing a few trio improvs. The three improv tracks are called, “Memento 1-3” and it is difficult to tell that they are improvised. Mr. Riley is playing acoustic guitar here, with Mr. Ziporyn on acoustic clarinets. Mr. Riley’s “Midnight” is soft, lush, sensuous and sad, like a somber lullaby to help us all sleep. Ms. Bittova often sings in her own invented language, which is most charming and captures a certain child-like grace. “Kind of” reminds me of an Astrud Gilberto/Stan Getz record I was playing in the store recently, with Ms. Bittova’s lone lovely voice back by some exquisite acoustic guitar. I love the way Ms, Bittova stretches her voice, bending and twisting her (invented) words or vocal sounds, sometimes silly yet consistently warm and inviting like a Mother nature telling us a nice bedtime story. Mt favorite song is called, “Odd Meeting” and it has quick, insistent repeating line which I had to play over and over since it was so hypnotic. “Paper Cone” is also ever so enchanting and has one of the memorable melodies which sounds ancient and familiar at the same time. Yesssss! I predict this disc will be one of DMG Fave Sunday Morning Specials: to be played at the beginning of every Sunday when we open and to start off our day the right way with some organic magic sounds. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $13 (Sale copies)
BOB DOWNES OPEN MUSIC With BARRY GUY / DENIS SMITH NEVILLE WHITEHEAD - A Blast...From the Past (Openian BOOM 20218; Germany) Featuring Bob Downes on flutes, saxes & vocal sounds, Barry Guy on bass and Denis Smith on drums plus Neville Whitehead on bass for one track. UK-born flutist & saxist, Bob Downes, is a phenomenal musician who has long straddled many genres/styles/eras, yet remains consistently creative no matter what he does. His earliest records as a leader from 1969 are an ambitious blend of jazz/rock/progressive/ethnic musics and were on major UK labels like Philips & Vertigo and involved more than a dozen of UK’s finest creative musicians. After collaborating with Mike Westbrook, Keith Tippett, Manfred Mann and the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Mr. Downes started an ongoing trios under the name of Open Music, his main bassist being the amazing Barry Guy. Mr. Downes eventually moved to the Black Forest in Germany and began regularly releasing historic sessions from Open Music’s long history, as well as a more recent collaboration with the Alphorn Brothers. Besides his own Openian label, Reel Recordings and ReR have both released historic recordings by Mr. Downes.
After a series of a half dozen releases from the Open Music Trio, Mr. Downes continues with this one, ‘A Blast… from the Past’, recorded live and in the studio in the 1970’s. This version of the Open Music Trio was the most popular and most recorded: with bassist Barry Guy and drummer Denis Smith. Although Mr. Downes is know as a master flutist, he is an equally expressive saxist and plays tenor, alto & soprano sax on four of the seven tracks here. No matter what instrument he uses, he always reaches deeply and explores a wide range of sounds. On “Apparition”, Mr. Downes plays tenor sax, the trio in fine free form, a perfect example of the late sixties/early seventies UK free sound. For “Shadow of Shadows”, Downes plays several flutes and vocal sounds with that Gong-like space music vibe, eerie and quietly mesmerizing. Mr. Guy’s pumping bass is at the center of “Brasilian Beauty” while Downes plays some invigorating alto sax. The one track here, “Chain Reaction” has Downs plays some strong, spirited Trane-toned tenor sax. There is a great duo section on this piece for tenor sax and bass and it is something else with Barry Guy bowing up a storm. For one track, Mr. Guy is replaced by bassist Neville Whitehead, who was a member of Elton Dean’s Just Us and with Peter Robinson in Suntreader. Mr. Downes closes the disc with a piece for solo bass flute called, “Journey with the Blues”, which has an infectious, Rahsaan-like overblown flute sound. Each of the 10 discs we got of this are signed by Mr. Downes and include useful bookmark. Most impressive! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $14 [LTD Edition/Signed/includes a bookmark]
LEAP OF FAITH With PEK / GLYNIS LOMON / STEVE NORTON / ANDRIA NICODEMOU / DAN O’BRIAN / ZACH BARTOLOMEJ / YURI ZBITNOV - Unbounded Sets (Evil Clown 9140; USA) This disc captures tow versions of relatively recent Leap of Faith from June of 2016 and May of 2017. “Dark Energies” features core members PEK, Ms. Lomon, Mr. Norton (who has since left the band), Mr. Zbitnov plus guest vibist Andria Nicodemou, who has turned up on several Leap of Faith discs over the past year or so. This set was record live at the Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA. This set opens with a layer of small percussion sounds, cymbals, metals, aquasonics (a bowed metal vase), creating an ethereal floating world. Soon cello and reeds enter as the density thickens a bit. The personnel/instrumentation is: PEK - reeds, double reeds & daxophone, Steve Norton on saxes & clarinets, Glynis Lomon on cello, Andria Nicodemou on vibes and Yuri Zbitnov on drums & percussion. Plus everyone joins in on percussion, metals & at times, vocal sounds. This music unfolds in a systematic and organic way, and has a ritualistic vibe.
“Unbound Sets” was recorded at the Spectrum, on a rare visit to NYC in May of 2017. The personnel here is the current quintet version of Leap of Faith with core members: PEK (reeds, etc), Glynis Lomon (cello) & Yuri Zbitnov (drums & percussion plus newer members: Dan O’Brien & Zack Bartolomej on various reeds. I attended this set myself and remember it capturing that unique Leap of Faith cosmic vibe, which some of us have come to appreciate. Once again beginning quietly with rustling reeds, cello and restrained waves of percussion. The music here is free improv, focused and spirited, a fascinating dialogue is taking place and evolving. At the bottom end of the sonic spectrum, Ms. Lomon’s cello and Mr. Zbitnov’s drums create a cushion of intense interaction. The three reeds take their time and also create another layer of conversation, low end drones (bass sax or contrabassoon) with the other two reeds circling above. There is a good deal of serious listening going on as the quintet display some shrewd, ever-evolving interaction. The entire set is always moving forward in one direction, expanding and contracting, building in intensity and then slowing down. There are a number of righteous moments of restraint which balance the flow just right. Another set of strong musical medicine by the witch-doctors of sonic travel. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
PEK - Solo - Fulcrum (Evil Clown 9170; USA) This disc features PEK on tenor & bass saxes, clarinets, bassoon, taragota, accordion, daxophone, aquasonic and metals. Dave Peck is the longtime leader and founder of the Leap of Faith, an immensely prolific Boston-area institution with some hundred discs available. Although PEK has several offshoot projects like Turbulence & Metal Chaos, he solo offerings are pretty rare. Starting off with just a gong and slowly adding eerie metal percussion, PEK still evokes that Art Ensemble ritualistic vibe, adding some spacious reverb to the cymbals, gongs and drums. On occasion it is hard to tell which reed or double reed PEK is playing, Contra-alto clarinet or bassoon, hard to tell which. Mr. Peck does a good job of evoking those dark spirits, suspending time and putting his listeners into a trance. Instead of overdubbing, Mr. Peck seems to sample certain sounds (often percussive) and then loop them underneath his solos. He usually picks up one reed instrument at a time, occasionally sampling it as well. It often seems as if PEK is stretching out time as he explores drones and textures slowly manipulating them, their sound expanding, contracting and carefully twisted. At one point Mr. Peck is playing bass sax, the deepest tone of the sax family. It sounds as if we are being submerged in the depths of the sea, like being in a submarine or bathosphere. 75 minutes seems like a long time to be submerged but again, we are on a journey so… dive in my friend and please don’t drown. = Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
Four News CD’s from the Sunnyside label:
MIKE McGINNIS With ART LANDE / STEVE SWALLOW - Singular Awakening (Sunnyside 1505; USA) Mike McGinnis realized his dream of recording and releasing an album with two of his musical heroes in 2017. The recording, Recurring Dream, featured the saxophonist/clarinetist/composer alongside two legends of jazz and creative music (also his mentors and friends), pianist Art Lande and electric bassist Steve Swallow. Both Lande and Swallow are well known for their compositional expertise, so McGinnis made sure to include original compositions from them both.
The three musicians also have a penchant for thoughtful and eclectic approaches toward improvisation. McGinnis wanted to capture the both sides of this trio, the formal compositional and the more free, but equally focused, improvisational identities. The trio’s new recording Singular Awakening was culled from the same session as the original recording but features eight brilliant improvised pieces bookended by compositions written by either Lande or Swallow.
Featuring Mike McGinnis on clarinet, sax & compositions, Art Lande on piano and Steve Swallow on electric bass. Around 55 years ago, another trio with the same instrumentation recorded a classic album called, ‘Free Fall’. That was the Jimmy Giuffre Trio with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on contrabass. This is an early example of what would be later referred to as chamber jazz. Local clarinetist & reeds wiz, Mike McGinnis, organized a new trio with two elders: Steve Swallow (on electric bass & let surviving member of the original trio) and former ECM pianist Art Lande. The current rio retains a similar, thoughtful, chamber jazz-like sound. The results are equally elegant, warm and thoughtfully composed and played. I ave only listened to this disc a couple of times and have to listen more, A longer review next week. - BLG
CAROLINE DAVIS With MARQUIS HILL / JULIAN SHORE / TAMIER SHMERLING / JAY SAWYER - Heart Tonic (Sunnyside 1506; USA) When Caroline Davis found out that her father had heart arrhythmia the news prompted her to do detailed research on the physical aspects of the human heart. It was with all of this in mind that Davis decided to compose pieces relating to the heart, whether it was an emotional connotation or the utilization of rhythms derived from heartbeats. Composing really helped to get her through much of her emotional transition. Heart Tonic finds Davis employing more standard jazz elements than much of her previous work, including formal harmonic changes and shifting meters.
Featuring Caroline Davis on alto sax & compositions, Marquis Hill on trumpet, Julian Shore on piano, Fender Rhodes & synths, Tamir Shmerling on basses and Jay Sawyer on drums. Ms. Davis is a gifted composer and this is disc is both fascinating and laid back. “Footloose and Fancy Free” does have that sound with elegant electric piano holding down the central theme as Mr. Hill’s trumpet and Ms. Davis’ alto sax both take hypnotic yet spirited solos above.
EDWARD SIMON With DAVID BINNEY / ADAM ROGERS / SCOTT COLLEY / et al - Sorrows and Triumphs (Sunnyside 1511; USA) Sorrows and Triumphs and House of Numbers were created with support from Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. // “Incessant Desires” and “Venezuela Unida” were created with support from SFJAZZ. // is recording was supported by Chamber Music America, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gi s from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural A airs, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Carl Jacobs Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts.
DUDUKA DA FONSECA With DAVID FELDMAN / GUTO WIRTTI / JACQUES MORELENBAUM — Plays Dom Salvador (Sunnyside 1507; USA) Duduka Da Fonseca and his wonderful trio of David Feldman and Guto Wirtti pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Dom Salvador on the enchanting Duduka Da Fonseca Trio Plays Dom Salvador by highlighting the composer’s brilliant music but also giving it new life with new contemporary arrangements.
MILES DAVIS With JOHN COLTRANE / CANNONBALL ADDERLEY / LEE KONITZ / WYNTON KELLY / et al - The Classic Collaborations 1953-1963 (Enlightenment 9144; USA) Probably the most important figure in 20th century jazz, Miles Davis' legacy has left a permanent impact on music of all kinds. His work paved the way for a number of major developments in the idiom, from cool jazz and hard bop to jazz fusion and experimentations with pop and hip hop. Unsurprisingly, Davis' worked alongside some of the other most legendary jazz performers ever, of whom he was not only consummate in spotting the talents of early on, but who he would also combine perfectly to form the most dynamic backing bands to accompany him. Although almost exclusively a sole bandleader, Davis would on occasion work more closely with certain musicians, and of these collaborative works many still rank among his finest projects. Following a stand-out performance at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival, at which Miles fronted a band including Thelonious Monk, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, Zoot Sims and Gerry Mulligan, he began a long term relationship with Columbia Records, and so began a staggering number of recording sessions and live dates across the next two years. Physically and mentally exhausted by 1957, Davis would have retired by age 30 had it not been for the intervention of Columbia producer George Avakian, who encouraged him to take a new direction and work with bigger ensembles than before. Davis then enlisted the help of old friend Gil Evans as arranger, sparking a partnership that would stretch across the next five years. Their first album together, Miles Ahead (Columbia, 1957), saw Davis play flugelhorn while fronting a group of 19 musicians, which included Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor and Lee Konitz. The album was among the most acclaimed recordings to ever utilize "Third Wave" - the blending of jazz, classical and world music in a continuous flow - and was hailed as a masterpiece by critics. This collection brings together nine albums from the early part of Miles Davis' lengthy career and highlights the great man's impact on the jazz genre.
4 CD Set $18
NEIL YOUNG - Acoustic Tour 1975 / The Classic Unplugged Broadcast (All Access 0154; EEC) Neil Young took a newly assembled Crazy Horse out on the road in November 1976. The sets performed by Young and the Horse were, by all accounts, raw, dynamic and LOUD! But at each date Neil was his own opening act and would perform an hour's acoustic set to warm up the crowd. The recording on this CD is compiled from a few different venues to bring together the finest available broadcast recordings from acoustic sets on the tour. 20 songs.
SLAPP HAPPY / HENRY COW - Desperate Straights (ReR 11; UK) “Another great chapter in the Henry Cow Vinyl Reissue series! Desperate Straights was the first result of the historical meeting between Slapp Happy, the German/English Avant-Pop band and the apparently incompatible Henry Cow. Recorded at Virgin Record's Manor Studios in 1974 and properly re-mastered by Bob Drake, Desperate Straights stands as a real piece of Art from another time.
A full set of great songs, including gems like "Bad Alchemy" and "Apes in Capes", arranged and performed by an amazing collective featuring Dagmar Krause's unique voice, Peter Blegvad and Anthony Moore's eccentric Pop genius and the core quartet of Cow: Fred Frith, Tim Hodgkinson, John Greaves and Chris Cutler, plus a bunch of very special guests, among them Nick Evans and Mongezi Feza (Brotherhood of Breath), Mont Campbell (Egg), and Pierre Moerlen (Gong). Housed in a beautiful reproduction of the original jacket designed by Peter Blegvad, Desperate Straights can be recognized as one of the definitive Avant-Pop album of the Seventies.”
HELDON - Live In Metz '77 (Bam Balam 055; France) RSD 2018 release. Richard Pinhas, the founder of '70s legends Heldon, is one of France's best known experimental musicians and is a key figure in development of rock music fusing with electronic music. In 1977 Heldon played three unreleased tracks during this tour -- these titles have never been recorded since. Bam Balam Records thought that these three tracks were lost forever, but luckily they were found recently. The sound is rough, but it's a rare document. Live In Metz '77 was produced by French guitarist and producer Richard Pinhas. All tracks side A are unreleased versions and have never been edited before. Color vinyl; Edition of 1000.
LP $21 [LTD Edition/RSD item]
BASS COMMUNION [STEVE WILSON With NASEER SHAMMA] - Bass Communion [Hidden Art 009; UK) Hidden Art Recordings present a reissue of the debut Bass Communion album as a double-LP for the first time. Steven John Wilson, aka Bass Communion, on the record: "The first Bass Communion album was originally released in April 1998 by Third Stone, the same label later reissuing it under their Hidden Art Recordings imprint. It was compiled from musical experiments made during a period spanning 1994-97, all of which might loosely be termed ambient. Later on I would spend a lot more time on Bass Communion, often refining structures, processing, and sound combinations over a period of months, but at this point I was making each piece of music within only a few hours and rarely revisiting them afterwards. Several DAT tapes with filled in this way, while CDRs of various track listings were made and passed on to friends, record labels, and anyone that I thought might be receptive to the music. When the chance eventually came to release the first official CD, I listened back to the several hours of material I had accumulated by then and selected what I felt were the highlights to make a five-track disc lasting just over an hour. In retrospect it's the long version of 'Drugged' that makes the album worthwhile for me. The other pieces are perhaps less successful, but I learned something from all of them. One thing the album has in common with later Bass Communion music is that hardly any electronic sources are used, the pieces are mostly derived from processing 'real' instruments such as guitar, saxophone, piano, organ, percussion... etc. 'No News Is Good News' was recorded in 2000 in collaboration with virtuoso oud player Naseer Shamma, and originally used a background music for Grant Wakefield's audio documentary album The Fire This Time, issued in 2002. As such it dates from a few years after the rest of BC1, but as it's the only other title to have been issued on Hidden Art, it's been included here as a bonus track." Comes on 180 gram vinyl and in a gatefold sleeve. Remastered and with exclusive liner notes by Steven Wilson. Includes a bonus track not on the CD version and brand-new artwork. Edition of 1000 -- last copies.
2 LP Set $35
RICHARD YOUNGS - Endless Futures (Glass Redux 015; UK) RSD 2018 release. Glass Redux release Endless Futures by Richard Youngs. Richard Youngs on the record: "Drum machine, bass guitar, electric guitar, voice. Four sounds on four tracks of tape, mixed to computer with minimal embellishment. This LP, released especially for Record Store Day 2018, is something like how I wished I had sounded when I was 12. But, I hadn't the technology, some of it didn't even exist. Nor the ability, I was still learning. Nor the voice, it was yet to break. Endless Futures is a record of two halves, yet of a piece. The sprawling title track that occupies the entirety of the first side contrasts with the short, sharp shocks of songs that comprise the second side. Both are re-imagined punk rock. But, this isn't music of the past. Re-purposing the music of my early adolescence takes me to a new musical zone, one in which the niceties of ornament are discarded in favour of directness. It isn't about being pretty, it is about saying something. With improvised lyrics, the message is of the moment. And, if all points in time are equally real, this eternal present of looking back is our Endless Future."
"Imagine Richard Youngs as the junior member of a cabal of prolific and puritanical English musician-mystics, including The Fall's Mark E Smith, Van der Graaf Generator's Peter Hammill, Martin Carthy and The Clangers composer Vernon Elliot, and still his nature will elude you" - Stewart Lee, Sunday Times.
"iconic figure of the modern UK underground" - The Quietus.
LP $30 [LTD Edition of 500/RSD item/ White 180 gram vinyl]
MOSES TAIWA MOLELEKWA With CHUCHO VALDEZ / BRICE WASSY - Genes And Spirits (Matsuli Music 111; UK) "Genes And Spirits: herald of a new South African jazz. When pianist and composer Moses Taiwa Molelekwa died in February 2001, fans and fellow musicians alike were swept away by grief. He was so young -- not yet 30 -- and had shown such musical promise. Genes And Spirits was his second album, released a year before his death. While the composer's voice and pianist's touch are instantly recognisable from his debut, Finding One's Self, the ideas underlying the music mark a conscious step into the unknown: what he called 'finding a range of rhythmic alternatives,' inspired by the rhythmic complexity he was hearing in both pan-African music and the New Music he had been exploring in Europe; and by the possibilities of electronic club music -- jungle in London, and kwaito in Soweto. Inspired like many of his musical age-mates by the optimism of the post-liberation 1990s in South Africa, Taiwa crafted what he described as ragga with a kalimba groove; Tswana vocals over a programmed drum track; a duet with Chucho Valdez and more, across eleven tracks combining the talents of multiple South African and world musicians, including Valdez, Flora Purim and Cameroonian drummer Brice Wassy. With Genes And Spirits, Molelekwa was stepping into the kind of genre-busting territory we associate today with players such as Robert Glasper, but he was doing it almost a decade earlier: asserting a new jazz identity that was young, popular and African. This re-release also includes one additional track, Wa Mpona, recorded for, but omitted from, the original release. Remastered by Frank Merritt at the Carvery, Genes and Spirits is presented as a deluxe gatefold sleeve including new liner notes by Gwen Ansel."
2 LP Set $44
STEVE ROACH - Dreamtime Return (Telephone Explosion 049; Canada) "Steve Roach's 1988 double-disc is back in production for the first time in 30 years. Dreamtime Return was inspired by multiple visits to the Australian Outback. The concept behind Dreamtime has secured the album as one of the pivotal works in ambient music today. The tales told over two LPs touch on the earth's origins, and the role humans have to play in it. Inspired by the stories of Australia's first people, Steve Roach used a combination of synthesizers and ancient Aboriginal instruments to create the album's signature sound, most notably the dumbek & the didgeridoo. Dreamtime Return travels through unexpected pathways with slow moving textures, as tones scatter into brilliant arrays and evolve into a mystic long-distance journey. Remastered from the original tapes, Dreamtime Return will be released as a deluxe gatefold double LP."
2 LP Set $32
ENNIO MORRICONE - Autopsy: Original Soundtrack (Arrow Records 007; USA) RSD 2018 release. "Arrow Records is proud to present the original soundtrack to Armando Crispino's nightmarish giallo thriller, Autopsy (Macchie solari). Previously unpublished on vinyl, this is one of legendary composer Ennio Morricone's most uncompromisingly experimental scores, which largely eschews the lounge jazz sounds often associated with the giallo genre in favour of dissonant improvisations, creepy atmospherics, jarring string arrangements and extraordinary vocalisations by Edda Dell'Orso. This limited marbled orange vinyl edition has been newly mastered from the original analogue tapes by James Plotkin and is presented on 180gram wax, housed inside a 350gsm sleeve. Featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys and accompanying film notes by Lovely Jon."
2 LP Set $32
NINO ROTA/ARMANDO TROVAJOLI - Boccaccio '70 (Doxy 141; Russian Federation) Doxy present a reissue of Nino Rota and Armando Trovajoli's soundtrack for the 1962 Italian anthology film, Boccaccio '70. From original liner notes: "Two of Italy's top soundtrack musicians, Nino Rota and Armando Trovajoli, are responsible for the exciting music featured in Boccaccio '70. Rota has been the composer of dozens of famous film soundtracks and his music contributed greatly to Fellini's previous hit films, La Strada (1954), I Vitelloni (1953) and La Dolce Vita (1960). In The Temptation of Dr. Antonio, Rota subtly underlines the obsession for morality which dominates the life of Dr. Antonio, the leading character in the episode . . . and his sensitive musical comment on Visconti's contribution to Boccaccio '70 -- The Job is a unique asset to the great director's work. Armando Trovajoli is the composer of the musical commentary to De Sica's The Raffle. Trovajoli was the first composer to induce Sophia Loren to sing in a film . . . and in The Raffle, Sophia sings again. The strikingly effective underscoring for Boccaccio '70, composed by these two outstanding musicians, is in no small way responsible for the smash box-office success of the film around the world." Edition of 500.
PIERO UMILIANI - Musica Dell'Era Tecnologica (Dagored 314; Italy) Dagored present the first time reissue of Piero Umiliani's Musica Dell'Era Tecnologica, originally released in 1972. This killer experimental LP recorded by maestro Piero Umiliani in his legendary Soundworkshop Studios in Rome is on every serious electronic/Italian library wantlist. Enter the fourth dimension with Musica Dell'Era Tecnologica! 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 500.
"Piero Umiliani has taken things too far with Musica Dell'Era Tecnologica. Way too far. And since he dares to visit innermost heliospheres and microscopic galaxies that are deemed outright crazy to even the most diehard composer of Moog and synth material, he succeeds in his own, very peculiar way ..." - ambientexotica.com
PIERO UMILIANI - Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto (Dagored 240; Italy) Dagored present a reissue of Piero Umiliani's soundtrack for the 1966 film Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto. A catching exploration of easy listening and lounge music by the legendary Piero Umiliani, one of the Italian score masters who penned some of the most outstanding film music from the '60s and '70s. Composed for the Italian spy thriller Requiem Per Un Agente Segreto starring Stewart Granger and Bond-girl, Daniela Bianchi. First time complete edition on vinyl. Green vinyl; Edition of 300.
SIMONE FORTI - Hippie Gospel Songs (Box Editions 002; USA) Postmodern artist, dancer, choreographer, and writer Simone Forti originally wrote the Hippie Gospel Songs in 1969/70, around the time of the Woodstock Festival. She explains: "before coming to California where I started working and performing with Charlemagne Palestine and studying Tai Chi at the California Institute of the Arts, I had spent a year in Woodstock, New York, stoned in the woods. Now with Charlemagne at the piano I ran in circles and figure eights." The seven songs on the record were recorded in 2012 during Forti's exhibition Sounding at The Box, Los Angeles. This Box Editions release on 10" blue vinyl features an etching of Forti's Illuminations Drawing (1972) on side B and is accompanied by a 16-page color book with images of the original sheet music scored by artist, musician, and Forti's long-time collaborator Charlemagne Palestine. Includes download code.
10” LP $24
YUSEF LATEEF With CURTIS FULLER / HUGH LAWSON / ERNIE FARROW / LOUIS HAYES - Jazz For The Thinker (Wax Love 82068’ Italy) Wax Love present a reissue of Yusef Lateef's Jazz For The Thinker, originally released in 1957. Known for his pioneering and multi-instrumental blend of jazz and Afro-Eastern musical traditions, Yusef Lateef has never been content to use his music to merely entertain but has long strived to encourage his audiences to engage their minds as well as their ears. This approach was evident even on his groundbreaking debut album as leader, the aptly titled, Jazz For The Thinker. Unlike most debut efforts in jazz at the time, this album is made up entirely of Lateef's own original compositions, further proving that this was a man with a vision right from the start. Here Lateef, on tenor sax, is backed by Curtis Fuller on trombone, Hugh Lawson on piano, Ernie Farrow on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums.
CHARLES MINGUS With JACKIE McLEAN / MAL WALDRON / J.R. MONTEROSE / WILLIE JONES - Pithecanthropus Erectus (Wax Love 82065; Italy) Wax Love present a reissue of Charles Mingus's Pithecanthropus Erectus, originally released in 1956. Pithecanthropus Erectus is the Charles Mingus record where he really begins to take hold of his own personal vision of how jazz music could look. After cutting his teeth on the L.A. scene and touring with Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton, Mingus moved to New York, began Debut Records with Max Roach, and entered into the most productive and creative decade of his career. This album is held in the same esteem as Mingus Ah Um (1959) and The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (1963) among jazz aficionados, and one need listen no further than the ten-minute title track, a tone poem about the rise and fall of man which includes one of the earliest free jazz/improvisation segments put to tape. Absolutely essential jazz from the late great Charles Mingus.
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for March & April of 2018:
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - SOFIA REI - APR 24–28
8:30 pm - “Mycale” - John Zorn vocal quartet
Sofía Rei, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Malika Zarra, Sara Serpa (vocals)
8:30 pm - “Umbral (Threshold)” - Sofía Rei (vocals, loops, charango, caja vidalera), Jorge Glem (cuatro), Juancho Herrera (electric guitar), Bam Bam (bass & keys), Antoine Cara (DJ, live electronics)
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - MICHAEL FORMANEK - MAY 1–5
8:30 pm - Michael Formanek (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums)
8:30 pm - Michael Formanek Quartet - Tony Malaby (tenor, soprano saxes) Kris Davis (piano) Michael Formanek (bass) Dan Weiss (drums, percussion)
8:30 pm - Thumbscrew and Reeds - Mary Halvorson (guitar) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) Michael Formanek (bass) with: Tim Berne (alto sax) Oscar Noriega (alto sax, clarinets) Peter Formanek (tenor sax, clarinet)
8:30 pm - Marty Ehrlich (alto sax, clarinets) Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) Angelica Sanchez (piano) Michael Formanek (bass) Pheeroan AkLaff (drums)
8:30 pm - Tim Berne (alto sax) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Michael Formanek (bass) Ches Smith (drums, percussion)
THE (NEW) STONE is located in The New School’s Glass Box Theatre
55 West 13th street - near 6th ave
All Sets at The New Stone start at 8:30pm Tickets: $20
There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone.
Only music. All ages are welcome.
Cash Only at the door. 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 Apr 27
6:00PM RYAN SLATKO TRIO - Ryan Slatko, piano; Josh Roberts, drums; Rick Rosato, bass
8:35PM LAGE LUND QUARTET - Lage Lund, guitar; Sullivan Fortner, piano; Matt Brewer, bass; Jochen Rueckert, drums
Saturday Apr 28
6:00PM TAHIRA INSPIRED - Tahira Clayton, voice; Billy Test, piano; Curtis Nowosad, drums
8:35PM LAGE LUND, OWL TRIO - Lage Lund, guitar; Will Vinson, alto saxophone; Orlando Le Fleming, bass
Sunday Apr 29
8:01PM JENNY SCHEINMAN & ALLISON MILLER’S PARLOUR GAME - Jenny Scheinman, violin; Carmen Staaf, piano; Tony Scherr, bass; Allison Miller, druums
Tues, May 1st:
8:00PM VOXECSTATIC: JULISSA JOINS THE GREAT LADIES OF JAZZ
Julissa, voice; Layla Wang, piano
9:30PM VOXECSTATIC: JANE IRVING - Jane Irving, voice; John Di Martino, piano; Kevin Hailey, bass
Wednesday May 02
8:00PM CHRIS DINGMAN, SONGS - Chris Dingman, vibraphone, comp; Miriam Elhajli, voice; Ike Sturm, bass; Zaneta Sykes, percussion
9:30PM JEN ALLEN QUARTET - Jen Allen, piano; Kris Allen, saxophone; Marty Jaffe, bass; Kush Abadey, drums
Thursday May 03
8:01PM PAUL JONES SEXTET - Paul Jones, tenor sax, comp.; Alex LoRe, alto sax; Matt Davis, guitar; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Johannes Felscher, bass; Allan Mednard, drums
Friday May 04
8:35PM PETROS KLAMPANIS DUET, FEATURING GILAD HEKSELMAN - Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Petros Klampanis, bass, voce, ankle bells, looper
Saturday May 05
8:35PM PAUL SHAPIRO’S RIBS & BRISKET REVUE - Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, voice; Cilla Owen, voice; Dan Rosengard, piano; Booker King, bass; Aaron Alexander, drums
Sunday May 06
6:00PM ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: ROUNDWORMS & SMALL HANDS - Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts - Evan Eisenberg, satirist; Steve Brodner, illustrator; Elodie Ghedin, biologist; Rob Schwimmer, pianist
Entertaining Science: ROUNDWORMS & SMALL HANDS image
8:01PM DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET: KORAN AGAN AND TIM CLEMENT - Koran Agan, guitar; Tim Clement, guitar; Eduardo Corrachio, bass
Saturday, May 12th 8:30 PM
Lena Bloch’s Feathery
Lena Bloch – tenor sax
Russ Lossing – piano
Cameron Brown – bass
Billy Mintz – drums
Friday, May 25th 8:00 PM
Hank Roberts Sextet Stunt Chicken
8:00 pm - Hank Roberts Sextet
Hank Roberts – Cello
Brian Drye – Trombone
Mike McGinnis – Clarinet
Dana Lyn – Violin
Vinnie Sperrazza – Drums
Jacob Sacks – Piano
9:30 pm - Stunt Chicken
playing music from the golden age of Sesame Street
Joe Fiedler – Trombone
Jeff Lederer/Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
Sean Conly/Electric Bass
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 - May, 2018:
Moppa Elliott's Unspeakable Garbage w/ Mike Kennedy Group Double Bill
7p Moppa Elliott's Unspeakable Garbage
Jon Irabagon (sax), Nick Miliveoi (guitar),
Ron Stabinsky (piano), Moppa Elliott (bass), Dan Monaghan (drums)
8p Mike Kennedy Group
Mike Kennedy - guitar
Mike Frank - piano/Rhodes
Ken Pendergast - bass
Dan Monaghan - drums
Aurelius Double Bill
7PM - Teodora Stepancic
8PM - Aurelius (Mark Ballyk, Lester St. Louis, Bryan Qu, Zack Clarke)
8pm: Brooklyn College: Broko Mass – Small Jazz Ensemble: Dan Blake
Downstairs @ Bushwick Public House
Monday April 30th
7pm Jonah Udall - guitar
Brian Krock - bass clarinet
Nicole Davis - trumpet
Noah Becker - alto sax
Erin Landers - dancer
Liana Kleinman - dancer
Madison Doyle - dancer
8pm Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone
Sandy Ewen - guitar/electronics
Adam Lane - bass Kevin Shea - drums
9pm Blaise Siwula Quartet
9:30pm Daniel Carter - woodwinds Ras Moshe - tenor saxophone/flute Brad Faberman - guitar Dave Miller - drums
10:30pm Tcheser Holmes Quartet
11:15pm Ben Cohen - tenor saxpohone Hery Paz - tenor saxophone Shawn Lovato - bass Colin Hinton - drums
1288 Myrtle Avenue, Bushwick / bushwickpublichouse.com
(Across the street from M train Central Ave stop)
Thursday May 3, 2018. 6:30 — 8 p.m.
Rob Halverson, ‘Softly beautiful are the plenty outside all today’
Book Launch and Performance:
With solo guitar performance by LOREN CONNORS
249 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002