OutNow Music Nights

OutNow Music Nights

A weekly, Williamsburg – Brooklyn based, series dedicated to Improv, Free-Jazz, Out-Jazz and beyond

The OutNow Music Nights, December 2013 – January 2014, program will take place at The Legion, 790 Metropolitan Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
A great full bar and lovely music room filled with personality

______________________January 5th 2014_________________________

8:00 – SAMUEL BLASER, MAX JOHNSON & JEFF DAVIS

SamMaxJeffSamuel Blaser – Trombone
Max Johnson – Bass
Jeff Davis – Drums

Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser (chosen as ‘musician of the year’ by the NY Jazz Record) teams up with the American rhythm section of Max Johnson & Jeff Davis for a night of improvisation, composition and general insanity.  All band leaders on their own, these three fantastic improvisers will play a set of amazing music, mirth and mysticism.  Plus, there may be a special guest or two…

http://www.maxjohnsonmusic.com

9:30 – SEAN CONLY & DARIUS JONES

SEAN conlyDarius Jones – alto sax
Sean Conly – double bass

 

A one of a kind duo! Sean Conly and Darius Jones have both established themselves as key figures of the “downtown”/ avant-garde scene. Their artistry, individualism, musicianship and superior command of their instruments are sure to produce an evening to be remembered.

_______________________January 12th 2014________________________

8:00 – DARIUS JONES GROUP

darius JDarius Jones – alto sax
Band – tba

“Darius Jones has the capacity for a proud, rafters-raising tone on alto saxophone, and as an improviser he’s fearless but
disciplined.”
-THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nate Chinen

“Equally earthy and avant-garde .. intellectually stimulating [though] anything but academic .. Jones can keen, weep, caress and cut, too. The appealing unruliness to his music coexists with authority.”- JAZZTIMES, Carlo Wolff

http://www.dariusjonesmusic.com/

9:30 – RED TRIANGLE

jamesChuck Bettis – electronics  
Nonoko Yoshida – alto sax
James Ilgenfritz – double bass

http://jamesilgenfritz.com/

 

_______________________January 19th 2014________________________

8:00 – JOHN HEBERT GROUP

John_Hébert_by_Peter_GannushkinMichael Attias – alto sax
John Hebert – double bass
Satoshi Takeishi – drums

“John Hébert’s skills as a bassist have been amply apparent for several years, in projects that have called on rock-solid tone, time and pitch to imaginative free improvisation.” All About jazz

“Attias is one of the more exciting instrumentalists within the wide-ranging idiom” All About Jazz

http://www.johnhebert.com/

9:30 – YONI KRETZMER –  JASON AJEMIAN – MIKE PRIDE

yoni mike jasonYoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
Jason Ajemian – double bass
Mike Pride – drums

Swifter, Slower, Higher, Lower, Stronger, Touchier…  The trio reunites after three years for a

night/set of “open” interplay, pushed to the limits.

www.yonikretzmer.com
http://mikepride.com/
http://jasonajemian.com/

________________________January 26th 2014_______________________

8:00 – INGRID LAUBROCK – SAM PLUTA – NATE WOOLEY

ingridIngrid Laubrock – tenor & soprano sax
Sam Pluta – electronics
Nate Wooley – trumpet

Three masters on one stage. this evening will surely produce sparks, not to be missed!

http://www.ingridlaubrock.com/
http://natewooley.com/
http://www.sampluta.com/

 

9:30 – HERTENSTEIN – CONLY – NEUFELD

Hertenstein_Conly_Neufeld live picTodd Neufeld – guitar
Stomu Takeishi – electric bass
Joe Hertenstein – drums

The energy of the moment simultaneously releasing and absorbing, creating and breaking silence, snapshots of tension, full commitment to breath and phrase, and to the room, the space, and the people in it. Mystery is the purpose.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YPlXhyfyo4

_____________________February 2nd 2014_________________________

8:00 – STEPHEN GAUCI QUARTET

Stephen Gauci 2 by Rodrigo Amado_HighSteve Gauci – tenor sax
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
Ken Filiano – double bass
Michael Wimberly – drums

Tenor saxophonists Stephen Gauci and Yoni Kretzmer team up to co-lead this quartet of ace improvisers featuring Ken Filiano on bass, and Michael Wimberly on drums.
“Little playing heard these days is as enigmatic as that issuing from saxophonist Stephen Gauci. His dynamic range is equaled only by his powers of invention, in both composition and its molten twin, improvisation.” Marc Medwin, All About Jazz       http://gaucimusic.com/

9:00 – 9VOLT with special guest MICHAËL ATTIAS

9volt webEyal Maoz – guitar
Rick Parker – trombone + effects
Yonadav Halevi – drums
Michaël Attias – alto sax

9Volt derives itʼs unique sound from Parkerʼs use of electronics with the trombone
combined with Maozʼs unique approach to guitar and effects. Their unique sounds are
incorporated into the compositions making a music that is a synthesis of electronic
experimental, rock, jazz and neoclassical minimalism. The band is held together by
Israeli born drummer Yonadav Halevy who is highly regarded in both funk/hip hop as
well as jazz circles. For this night 9volt will host the remarkable Michael Attias 9voltmusic.com

______________________February 9th 2014_________________________

 8:00 – NATE WOOLEY/DAVE REMPIS QUARTET
featuring Pascal Niggenkemper and Chris Corsano

wooley1Nate Wooley – trumpet
Dave Rempis – tenor & alto sax
Pascal Niggenkemper – double bass
Chris Corsano – drums

The meeting of Chicago and New York sensibilities. The intersection of noise, ecstatic free jazz, and contemporary classical musics. The quartet of saxophonist Rempis, trumpet player Wooley, bassist Niggenkemper, and drummer Corsano looks toward pushing the boundaries of their individual languages to create a modern improvisational syntax.

natewooley.com   daverempis.com   pascalniggenkemper.com   cor-sano.com

 

 9:00 – YONI KRETZMER 66 BOXES

KretzDaniel Levin – cello
Chris Welcome – guitar
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
Andrew Drury – drums

Celebrating their new release Graceless on OutNow Recordings.

“Exploring new sonic territories, tenor saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer’s five compositions on Graceless are skeletal enough so that the improvisational garments hung on them by band members determine their silhouettes as much as the initial design. That leads to some provocative, free-form performances, especially as 66 Boxes includes stylists conversant with many currents of music.” Ken Waxman – The New York Jazz Record

________________________February 16th 2014______________________

8:00 – 3,000 Lbs. OF LOVE

3000 Pounds Of LoveSean Ali – double bass
David Grolman – snare
Flin Van Hemmen – drums & bass

We are 3,000 lbs. of love. Our favorite objects include chains, sticks, and gloves.
Our favorite people are Flin van Hemmen, David Grollman, and Sean Ali. Our strengths
are doing things that can’t be undone and saying things you can’t take back. Our weakness is too much loving. We are 3,000 lbs. of love, baby, coming for you.

9:00 – H N H

HNH band pic cropped 2Joe Hertenstien – drums
Thomas Heberer – trumpet & cornet
Pascal Niggenkemper – double bass

“This is Hertenstein’s debut as a leader, and what his trio brings here is a pure delight, finding an interesting niche of incredibly rhythmic free improvisation: the music swings from beginning to end, but then with the improvisational and sonic freedom of modern music, never losing the implicit pulse and forward drive that underpins every note they play. The trio leads us through abstract environments but the blues is never far away.” Stef Gijssels, FREE JAZZ BLOG, 12/2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS-UqlLbAyg#t=0
http://cleanfeed.wordpress.com/tag/joe-hertenstein/

__________________________February 23th 2014____________________

8:00 – ROY CAMPBELL, September 29, 1952 – January 9, 2014

royThe master musician and trumpet player was scheduled to play this date with his long standing Pyramid Trio with William Parker and Michael Wimberly. Sadly Roy left us on Thursday January 9th. Roy will be greatly missed, the void he left behind is beyond description and the music community is left in shock and deep sorrow. A concert dedicated to Roy’s memory will take place.

 

9:00 – BERN NIX QUARTET

Bern NixBern Nix – guitar
Matt Lavell – cornet & alto clarinet
Francois Grillot – double bass
Reggie Nicholson – drums

Bern Nix is an American jazz guitarist. He has recorded and performed with Ornette Coleman from 1975 to 1987, notably playing alongside fellow guitarist Charlie Ellerbee in Coleman’s Prime Time group on their key recordings including Dancing in Your Head and In All Languages in 1987. Hailed as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of our time, Bern was voted among the top ten jazz guitarists poll by Down Beat magazine.

______________________March 2nd 2014_______________________

8:00 – THOMAS HEBERER KEN FILIANO

thomas_heberer_press_photo_4_photo_credit_sdlx_tokyoThomas Heberer – cornet
Ken Filiano – double bass

www.thomasheberer.com
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Filiano

9:00 – FOSTER/EVANS/NIGGENKEMPER TRIO

Michael fosterMichael Foster – saxophones/objects
Pascal Niggenkemper – double bass/objects
Michael Evans – percussion/objects

 

10:00 – ALEX WEISS FIGHTER PLANES & PRAYING MANTIS

Alex Weiss – tenor sax & vocals
Eyal Maoz – guitar
Rick Parker – trombone + effects
Dmitry Ishenko – bass
Yoni Halevi – drums

_____________________March 9th 2014______________________

8:00 – MARY HALVORSON & JON IRABAGON

Mary_Halvorson_&_Jon_Irabagon_by_Peter_GannushkinMary Halvorson – guitar
Jon Irabagon – tenor saxophone

“…Mary Halvorson is the most future-seeking guitarist working right now, thinking out the instrument on a level most couldn’t comprehend. But Halvorson’s compositions display that exploration with a telepathic connection between her fingers and the sound, making Saturn Sings her strongest document to date.” Lars Gotrich, NPR.org

“The alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon has a smart tone, a shrewd technique and a catholic grasp of the jazz tradition.” Nate Chinen, The New York Times

(c) Peter Gannushkin

 

9:00 – PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER GROUP

pascal webPascal Niggenkemper – double bass
Band – tba

 

 

 

________________________March 16th 2014__________________

8:00 – SCAPULA HOES

64046_4439332096451_2096513956_nBriggan Krauss – alto sax
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Devin Gray – drums

 

9:00 – YONI KRETZMER 2BASS QUARTET

bas qartet collageSean Conly – double bass
Reuben Radding – double bass
Mike Pride – drums
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax

Derived straight from the classic Sax-Bass-drum trio, Kretzmer’s latest projects augments this standard setting with the addition of an extra double-bass, thus creating a different balance, sound, deepness and flavor yet still maintaining some of the esthetics and clarity that made the sax trio so popular in the first place. One might say this quartet’s sound is obvious yet unfamiliar simultaneously. Their second album will be released in early 2014.

_____________________March 23rd 2014___________________________

8:00 – FEDERICO UGHI QUARTET

federico UKirk Knuffke – cornet,
David Schnug – alto saxophone
Jeff Snyder – electronics
Federico Ughi – drums

“Whatever your particular tastes, you need to hear what Ughi and his band are doing”
 Time Out NY’s Hank Shteamer

Born in Rome, Italy Federico relocated to London at age 21 to play music, from there moving to New York in 2000 again to play music. He has been based in Brooklyn, NY ever since. He has performed or recorded with Daniel Carter, William Parker, The Cinematic Orchestra among others. Federico Ughi has perfomed throughout Italy, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Canada and the US.

www.federicoughi.com

9:00 – DENVER GENERAL

Denver General webKirk Knuffke – cornet
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Jeff Davis – drums

Denver General is a collective improvising trio. Three musicians that made it to New York City by way of Colorado. Longtime friends and cohorts the 3 have an innate connection guiding the music.

www.jeffdavisdrums.com
www.downhomelabs.com
www.kirkknuffke.com

_______________________March 30th 2014________________________

8:00 – DULBERGER/NEURINGER/KRETZMER/MASRI

Masri neuringerKier Neuringer – alto sax (Philly)
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
Shayna Dulberger – double bass
Julius Masri – drums (Philly)

 

 

9:00 – THE BRIAN DRYE BIRTHDAY TRIO

brian dryBrian Drye – Trombone
Jeff Davis – Drums
Dan Fabricatore – Bass

Brooklyn-based trombonist and pianist Brian Drye has toured Japan, Europe and throughout the US. He’s played jazz with Clark Terry, John Hollenbeck, Kirk Knuffke, Andrew D’angelo, Ches Smith, Oscar Noriega and Mark Helias. He has also lent his unique trombone voice to groups as diverse as The Brooklyn Qawwali Party, Slavic Soul Party, Banda de los Muertos, Firewater, Nation Beat, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass, Stew and the Negro Problem.

“Trombonist/composer, Brian Drye is a modern musician for whom jazz is but one ingredient in his music” Mark Corroto – AAJ

 

Past shows:

_____________________December 8th 2013_________________________

8:00 – ROY CAMPBELL TRIO

Roy CampbellRoy Campbell – trumpets
Ken Filiano – double bass
Ehran Elisha – drums

“A powerful and lyrical player who embodies the best elements of the bop-to-modern trumpet lineage, Roy Campbell is a monster trumpeter. If there is a player he’s closest to in that tradition, it’s that paragon of lyrical bop trumpet, Lee Morgan. He’s the latest in a long line that has extended from Navarro through Brownie through Booker Little and beyond. Campbell attains the smoldering white-hot intensity that few apart from Miles Davis have achieved. These influences aren’t mere acts of mimicry; they are fully integrated into a personal style that seemingly has the whole history of post-World War II trumpet stylings incorporated into it. Campbell is truly a complete trumpet player.” ~ Robert Iannapollo, “Cadence” Magazine

http://www.roycampbellmusic.com

9:30 – SWELL – KRETZMER – HEBERER – JOHNSON – TAYLOR

steve yoni thomasSteve Swell – trombone
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
Thomas Heberer – trumpet & cornet
Max Johnson – double bass
Chad Taylor – drums

An OutNow Music Nights special! A debut concert for this quintet. three full sounding horns, meeting up with a prize rhythm section. The quintet will playing three original originals compositions, allowing for much group interplay and solo statements.

- Steve Swell, born in Newark, New Jersey, has been
living, working and performing in New York City his
entire adult life. In the mid-seventies he studied with
Roswell Rudd, Grachan Moncur III and Jimmy Knepper
after attending Jersey City State Teacher’s College. He’s
toured and recorded with such diverse jazz personalities as mainstreamers Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich, to so-called outsiders like Anthony Braxton and Jemeel Moondoc. Swell has 40 recordings as a leader or co-leader and is a featured artist on more than 100 other releases.

Steve    Thomas   Yoni   Max   Chad

 

________________________December 15th 2013______________________

8:00 – ROB BROWN QUARTET

ROB BROWNRob Brown – alto saxophone
Kenny Warren – trumpet
Peter Bitenc – double bass
Juan Pablo Carletti – drum

“It’s hard to think of another jazz player who’s emerged in the last two decades who can cover so much territory so effortlessly: he’s just as commanding playing swinging bebop over a walking bassline as he is furiously spitting motivic variations in a totally free context.” – Chicago Reader

www.robbrownmusic.com

 

9:30 – WUNDERBAR

Annajosh copyAnna Webber – tenor sax
Josh Sinton – baritone sax & bass clarinet
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Devin Gray – drum

 

 

“four like-minded improvisors with broad sound palettes.”

www.annakristinwebber.com

______________________December 22nd 2013_______________________

8:00 – YONI KRETZMER 2BASS QUARTET

SAMSUNGSean Conly – double bass
Reuben Radding – double bass
Mike Pride – drums
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax

Derived straight from the classic Sax-Bass-drum trio, Kretzmer’s latest projects augments this standard setting with the addition of an extra double-bass, thus creating a different balance, sound, deepness and flavor yet still maintaining some of the esthetics and clarity that made the sax trio so popular in the first place. One might say this quartet’s sound is obvious yet unfamiliar simultaneously. Their second album will be released in early 2014.

9:30 – CARTER – ELISHA – FONDA

elisha carter fondaDaniel Carter – reeds
Joe Fonda – double bass
Ehran Elisha – drums

Daniel Carter and Ehran Elisha have played together for twenty years in several collaborative trios, quartets and quintets, mutually approaching every meeting as a special occasion. They are pleased to forge a new chapter in their musical bond with this joint performance with master bassist Joe Fonda.

“He (Carter) is one of the few people who can really build a song while improvising, with mood, melody and lots of soul, regardless of the context or the line-up.” - Steffreejazz.org

http://joefonda.com/

OutNow Music Nights June and July program will take place at “Muchmore’s” 2 Havemeyer St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211A great bar and music room full of personality a good beer selection

                                                         June 3rd 2013                                                                         

8:30 – TOTEM>

totem 1 for webBruce Eisenbeil – guitar
Tom Blancarte – double bass Andrew Drury – drums

TOTEM> is an avant power trio dedicated to the art of collective improvisation and comprised of three adventurous musicians well-known to New York’s creative music scene. The trio roams vast sonic landscapes ranging from jagged, scraping onslaughts of multiphonic electronicism to  subsonic seas of textural spatialism.  The music of  TOTEM> has been likened to a mix of the Hendrix Trio, Evan Parker, Gagaku, and phonograph hiss.

www.andrewdrury.com
www.eisenbeil.com

10:00 – WILLIAM PARKER  ROY CAMPBELL  DANIEL CARTER

Roy CampbellRoy Campbell – trumpets
Daniel Carter – reeds
William Parker – double bass
Michael Wimberly – drums

“Trumpeter Roy Campbell’s approach is to swallow all musical concepts, converting ‘world music’ into one music. His playing can emanate pure improvisation, as with the quartet Other Dimensions in Music, and the trumpeter can also maintain that improvisational touch in the large band of William Parker. Campbell’s trumpet comes with the lyricism of Freddie Hubbard, the freedom of Albert Ayler, and the worldliness of Don Cherry. ” ~ Mark Corroto, “All About Jazz”

” William Parker is a master musician, improviser and composer who The Village Voice calls “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.” Not formally trained, he studied with other jazz players, developing an unconventional technique based on self-expression and experimentation. His playing is dense, textural, harmonic, lyrical and percussive.” Marketwire

www.roycampbellmusic.com
www.williamparker.net

                                                         June 10th 2013                                                                      

8:30 – DENVER GENERAL

Denver General webKirk Knuffke – cornet
Jonathan Goldberger – guitar
Jeff Davis – drums

Denver General is a collective improvising trio. Three musicians that made it to New York City by way of Colorado. Longtime friends and cohorts the 3 have an innate connection guiding the music.

www.jeffdavisdrums.com
www.downhomelabs.com
www.kirkknuffke.com

10:00 – WYP

wypWeasel Walter – drums
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor saxophone
Pascal Niggenkemper – double bass

Previously known, by no one except part of the band members, as ProtestMusic. Leading up to their second show while feeling that ProtestMusic might be a silly name, the decision to change the name to ProtestM materialized. The feeling that ProtestM might as well be quite a silly name was hard to escape, therefor the name was changed to WYP, which is basically just the first letter of band members first name put together.
The music: rough, heavy, screechy-melodic and maximal.

www.yonikretzmer.com
nowave.pair.com/weasel_walter/
www.pascalniggenkemper.com

                                                         June 17th 2013                                                                      

8:30 – BIG EYED RABBIT

BigEyedRabbitPicRoss Martin – Electric Guitar
Max Johnson – Bass
Jeff Davis – Drum

Together, guitarist Ross Martin, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Jeff Davis are Big Eyed Rabbit.  This trio was formed in April 2012 to play a loose electric set of traditional fiddle music, and has since morphed into an ensemble that draws from oldtime and bluegrass fiddle tunes, original compositions by all three members and a long string of improvisation that ties it all together.  They are currently preparing new music for the upcoming recording of their debut album, and will be performing those pieces in addition to a handful of classic oldtime tunes.

www.rossmartinguitar.com
www.maxjohnsonmusic.com
www.jeffdavisdrums.com

10:00 – THOMAS HEBERER’S GARDEN

thomas_heberer_press_photo_1_webThomas Heberer – cornet & trumpet Max Johnson – double bass
Lou Grassi – drums

“I’ve always being a musical eclectic, going back and forth between different genres, but jazz is my first love, and Garden IS a jazz band. I feel very fortunate to call Max and Lou my friends and collaborators – our group represents three generations of jazz artists: Lou has seen it all, Max is the “man of the moment,” and I’m in between those two, enjoying every moment of it.Our music is a very personal mix of originals and free playing. In March 2013 we recorded our first CD together, due for release in early 2014”. Thomas Heberer

www.maxjohnsonmusic.com
www.thomasheberer.com
www.lougrassi.com

 

                                                         June 24th 2013                                                                      

8:30 – ONE FOR THE DARK

one for the dark webPascal Niggenkemper – double bass
Dan Peck – tuba
Jeff Snyder – analog modular synthesizer

German-french bassist, composer and improviser Pascal Niggenkemper has been living in New York City since 2005. From 2008 to 2010 Pascal led the PNTrio with Tyshawn Sorey and Robin Verheyen. (CD “pasàpas” Konnex 2008 & “urban creatures” JazzHausMusik 2010). The trio toured extensively in Europe. (Jazzcologne Festival, Jazzherbst Konstanz and at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Recordings for the WDR and the BR Radio.) In cooperation with Jazzdor Strasbourg-Berlin, Pascal formed the septet vision7 that performed at Jazzdor Strasbourg-Berlin, Vive le Jazz in Cologne, Jazz à la Cité in Paris and will perform at Pori Jazz in Finland in July 2013.

www.pascalniggenkemper.com

10:00 – FEDERICO UGHI QUARTET

federico-ughi-05-300x225Kirk Knuffke – cornet,
David Schnug – alto saxophone
Jeff Snyder – electronics
Federico Ughi – drums

“Whatever your particular tastes, you need to hear what Ughi and his band are doing”
 Time Out NY’s Hank Shteamer

Born in Rome, Italy Federico relocated to London at age 21 to play music, from there moving to New York in 2000 again to play music. He has been based in Brooklyn, NY ever since. He has performed or recorded with Daniel Carter, William Parker, The Cinematic Orchestra among others. Federico Ughi has perfomed throughout Italy, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Canada and the US.

www.federicoughi.com

                                                         July 1st 2013                                                                      

8:30 – JONATHAN MORITZ’ SECRET TEMPO

jnathan mortiz webJonathan Moritz – tenor & soprano saxophone
Shayna Dulberger – double bass
Mike Pride – drums

Secret Tempo juxtaposes the feel of jazz with elements of modern classical music and free improvisation. My love for Bird’s swing, Ben Webster’s big tenor sound, the interaction in Webern’s orchestral pieces, and the extended techniques of lowercase musicians constitutes the foundation of my music. This record consists of written music with a lot of room for improvisation. The trio either plays over chordal sequences or in a less structured way, with composed material serving as a starting and ending point.

www.jonathanmoritz.com
www.shaynadulberger.com

10:00 – PERIOD

mike prideCharlie Looker – guitar
Chuck Bettis – electronics & vocals
Mike Pride – drums
+ special guest

Based in New York for the past decade, Mike Pride currently leads the quartet, From Bacteria To Boys, as well as the 7-drummer installation band Drummer’s Corpse, who both record for AUM Fidelity Records.  Pride is renowned worldwide for his ability to excel in a wide range of genres and ensembles. He has worked with everyone from improvised music icon Anthony Braxton to punk legends Millions Of Dead Cops, toured extensively on four continents and appeared on more than 70 recordings.

www.mikepride.com
www.chuckbettis.com

                                                         July 8th 2013                                                                      

8:30 – CARLO COSTA QUARTET featuring STEVE SWELL

carloJonathan Moritz – tenor & soprano saxophone
Steve Swell – trombone
Sean Ali – double bass
Carlo Costa – drums

the Carlo Costa Quartet is dedicated exclusively to acoustic collective improvisation with particular focus on timbre research, slow moving shapes, and the use of silence.

Drummer Carlo Costa, was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. Since 2005 he has been living in New York City where he keeps busy as a leader or sideman of various projects. He currently leads or co-leads a remarkable array of groups that include among others: Pascal Niggenkemper  JP Schlegelmilch, Sean Ali, Frantz Loriot, Ryan Ferreira, Jonathan Moritz,  Steve Swell.

A New Jersey native, trombonist Steve Swell has been active on the New York jazz scene since 1975. He has toured and recorded with many artists from mainstreamers such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to so-called outsiders as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker.

www.carlocostamusic.com
www.jonathanmoritz.com
www.steveswell.com
www.seanali.com

10:00 – YONI KRETZMER 2BASS QUARTET

yoni for webYoni Kretzmer – tenor saxophone
Sean Conly – double bass
Reuben Radding – double bass
Mike Pride – drums

Derived straight from the classic Sax-Bass-drum trio, Kretzmer’s latest projects augments this standard setting with the addition of an extra double-bass, thus creating a different balance, sound, deepness and flavor yet still maintaining some of the esthetics and clarity that made the sax trio so popular in the first place. One might say this quartet’s sound is obvious yet unfamiliar simultaneously. Their new and first Album, Weight, was released in February 2012.

www.yonikretzmer.com
www.mikepride.com

                                                         July 15th 2013                                                                      

8:30 – KEIR NEURINGER & JULIUS MASRI (Philly)

Keir Neuringer – alto saxophone, Julius Masri – drums

Killer Sax-drum duo! Intense, sensitive, emotion charged and action packed. The way in which both musicians maintain stamina while allowing for eventful surprises to take place creates a unique listening experience.

www.keirneuringer.com

10:00 – HEARING THINGS

Matt Bauder – tenor saxophone, Justin Caroll – organ, Vinnie Sperrazza – drums

“…he [Matt Bauder] consistently demonstrated killer chops and impeccable taste both as an improviser and as a conceptualist, finding thrilling ways to use arrangement, composition, and electronic production to forge something new.” –Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

www.mattbauder.net
www.justincarroll.ie
www.vinniesperrazza.org

                                                         July 22nd 2013                                                                      

8:00 – REUBEN RADDING & SLO-MO DOVES

RRadding webReuben Radding – bass
Jay Vilnai – guitar
John Mettam – drums

Slo-Mo Doves are a a new trio experimenting with original and traditional material in an Eastern-European vein, including lots of odd meters, and folk-driven melodies, combined with a jazz sensibility and open improvisation. High energy at times, but also able to concoct a dreamy cocktail of mysteriousness, Slo-Mo Doves are finding their own way through the East to the West.

“Radding demonstrates a far-reaching facility, alternating lithe figures with a sinewy arco technique that hemorrhages raw emotion. Whether throttling gnarled motifs, or eliciting spectral harmonics, his resonant tone and agile phrasing is captivating. A dominant force, he nearly steals the show.” –Troy Collins, All About Jazz

www.cdbaby.com/cd/radding
www.vilnaismusic.com
www.cocktaildrum.com

9:15 – TERRENCE McMANUS

terrencemcmanus webTerrence MnManus – guitar
Tba – drums

A native of Brooklyn, New York, guitarist/composer/sound artist Terrence McManus has been called “…one of New York’s latest guitar heroes…” (All About Jazz), and that he has “…hit on an entirely new language.” (Gambit), and “…possesses the goods to impart a significant impact…” (jazzreview.com). Time Out New York calls him a “Texture-minded guitar abstractionist…”. He has performed or recorded with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Don Byron, Tim Berne, Gerry Hemingway, Mark Dresser, Ellery Eskelin, Herb Robertson, Mark Helias, John Hollenbeck, Ben Monder, Russ Lossing, Randy Peterson, Mat Maneri, Tom Rainey, Michael Sarin, and Marty Ehrlich. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the New York Guitar Festival, Jazz Festival Willisau (Switzerland), Jazzfestival Saalfelden (Austria), the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park a.o.

www.terrence-mcmanus.com

10:30 – 9VOLT featuring MICHAEL ATTIAS

9volt webRick Parker – trombone & effects
Michael Attias – alto saxophone
Eyal Maoz – guitar & effects
Yoni Halevy – drums

9Volt derives itʼs unique sound from Parkerʼs use of electronics with the trombone
combined with Maozʼs unique approach to guitar and effects. Their unique sounds are
incorporated into the compositions making a music that is a synthesis of electronic
experimental, rock, jazz and neoclassical minimalism. The band is held together by
Israeli born drummer Yonadav Halevy who is highly regarded in both funk/hip hop as
well as jazz circles.                                                                                                                              For this night 9volt will host the remarkable Michael Attias

www.eyalmaozmusic.com
www.rickparker.net
www.michaelattias.com

                                                         July 29th 2013                                                                      

8:30 – INGRID LAUBROCK & TATSUYA NAKATANI (Japan)

Laubrock NakataniIngrid Laubrock – tenor & soprano saxophone
Tatsuya Nakatani – percussion

This is a first meeting between saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, both known for highly textural improvisations with a strong intuitive sense for drama and shape.

Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock has been living in the UK since 1989 and is now residing in Brooklyn.She performed and recorded with: Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Moran,Tim Berne, Mark Helias, Michael Formanek, Mary Halvorson, Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, John Edwards and others.
As well as an improviser, Ingrid is also prolific composer with work documented on many recordings. Her latest composition is “Vogelfrei”, a piece for chamber orchestra performed by the American Composers Orchestra at Columbia ST University in June 2013.

Tatsuya Nakatani is a creative percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan.
He has been residing in the USA since 1994 and is currently based in Easton, PA. Since the late 1990s, Mr. Nakatani has released over sixty recordings in the USA and Europe and has performed countless solo percussion concerts through intensive touring. He has also collaborated with hundreds of other artists internationally and presented masterclasses, workshops and lectures across the USA and around the world. Nakatani’s approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any categorization. He creates sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in an intense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world.

www.ingridlaubrock.com
www.hhproduction.org

10:00 – ADAM HOPKINS TRIO

Hopkins webAnna Webber – reeds
Adam Hopkins – double bass & compos
Jason Nazary – drums

Adam Hopkins is a bassist, composer, and educator born and raised in Baltimore, MD and currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He has extensive experience performing jazz and improvised music and has played with professional orchestras in Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and the DC metro area. He is the founder of both the Baltimore and New York Chapters of Out of Your Head, a collective of improvising musicians in those cities devoted to broadening the local creative music scene. He is a regular member of Ideal Bread, Patrick Breiner’s Double Double, Danny Gouker’s Signal Problems, Quartet Offensive, and leads his own bands Haverchuck, Adam Hopkins Trio, Party Pack ICE, and a Baltimore-based dectet called Lubbock which he co-leads with Dave Ballou.

www.adamhopkinsbass.com
www.annakristinwebber.com
www.jasonnazary.com

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