Monthly Archives: May 2010

Music Listings – 5/31 through 6/6

1. Roberto’s invites you to “Yotam Silberstein Quartet & Sharel Cassity Sextet ”

Date: Monday, May 24, 2010
Time: 8pmYotam Silberstein Quartet (Yotam Silberstein – Guitar, Roy Assaf – Piano, Ulysses Owens – Drums and 
John Lee – Bass). 10pmSharel Cassity Sextet (Sharel Cassity – Alto Saxophone, Michael Dease – Trombone, Greg Gisbert – Trumpet, Ulysses Owens – Drum, John Lee – Bass, Roy Assaf – Piano)
Venue: Rosie O’Grady’s (149 West 46 Street, New York, NY 10036)
Ticket: $10 each set
Genre: Jazz

2. New Africa Live presents Meklit Hadero & The Olatuja Project

Date: Tuesday, june 1, 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker St., Ny, NY 10012, Phone: (212) 505-3474)
Ticket: $22
Genre: folk, singer-songwriter, electronic, jazz, world

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Music listings – 5/24 trough 5/30

1. Roberto’s invites you to “Princeton Jazz Quartet and Steve Wilson Quartet ”

Date: Monday, May 24, 2010
Time: 8pmPrinceton Jazz Quartet (Tom Artin – trombone/flute, Dick LInciln – vibes, Ed White – bass, Alan Bergman – drums and special guest: Joe Cohn – guitar). 10pm –  Steve Wilson Quartet (Steve Wilson – sax, w/ Linda Oh, Rodney Green and Kerong Chok)
Venue: Rosie O’Grady’s (149 West 46 Street, New York, NY 10036)
Ticket: $10 each set
Genre: Jazz

2. Holy Fuck with Nice Nice

Date: Friday, May 28, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge ( 158 Bleeker St., Ny, NY 10012, Phone: (212) 505-3474)
Ticket: $16
Genre: electronica, experimental, noise, indie-rock

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Soprano Saxophonist Steve Lacy Recalls the “Multifarious” Brion Gysin

An Interview by John Kruth


Brion Gysin was a Renaissance man in a century with a 15-second attention span. In a world where people are known for “doing one thing well,” Brion mastered a variety of disciplines which he employed to express himself at any given moment. Gysin was a painter, author, editor, musical anthropologist, inventor, philosopher, mystic and restaurateur. And to add insult to injury, he wore each of those hats with ease and remarkable panache. Surrealist ringleader André Breton, Beat novelist William S. Burroughs and Rolling Stone Brian Jones all recognized his brilliance, yet Brion’s work for some reason went virtually unnoticed by the public.

As an artist, Gysin painted otherworldly figures that danced around the canvas like cryptic Arabic and Japanese calligraphy. He was embraced and then quickly expelled (for vague reasons) by the Surrealists. In truth, Brion simply wasn’t the type to espouse the party platform, no matter how bizarre the doctrine. (Although he’s been associated with the Beats through his connection to Burroughs, Gysin would never claim to be one of that clubby bunch either.)

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