Music listings – 11/1 through 11/7

1. Tin Hat

Date: Monday, November 1, 2010
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $18
Genre: American Music/contemporary/nu folk/avant pop

Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categorization while striking universal chords, Tin Hat from San Francisco makes freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century. Garnering widespread critical acclaim for its six CDs, the group has also earned high marks for their captivating performances. Tin Hat’s international audiences have grown over the years through its many concert tours in the United States and Europe. Hailed by the press for “interweaving Old World Europe with post- modern America, south-of-the-border sensuality with concert-hall propriety, and odd-metered syncopation with deeply soulful grooves” (The New York Press), the ensemble has created an original American ethnic music of its own device.

2. Abdoulaye Al Hassane Toure

Date: Monday, November 1, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: L’Orange Bleue
Ticket: no cover
Genre: desert blues

Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure is a brilliant multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer from Niger and Mali. His principle instrument is guitar, and he sings and plays Molo, Gurmi and a number of other Central Saharan string instruments. He was musical director, composer and lead guitarist for the wonderful Niger roots band, Mamar Kassey, that toured internationally to rave reviews. Members:  Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure – lead vocal/guitar, Frederika Krier – v iolon, Yacouba Diabate – kora, Adou Azouhouni – bass, Jojo Kuo – drums and Lezardo Villeneuve – congas.


Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Time: 9pm
Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Gypsy brass

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY. Fiery Gypsy brass, soulful Balkan anthems, and hip-grinding American funk: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their half-decade bacchanal is a destination for locals as well as brass and Balkan fans from around the globe. SSP!’s last four cds (Taketron, Teknochek Collision, Remixed, and Bigger) are all available from Barbès Records. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (snare/bubanj/Darabouka).

4. Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $15
Genre: nu Jazz/world/percussion

Grounded in the American improvisational tradition, Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures Octet embraces musical forms and instrumentation of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the African diaspora. Veteran percussionist Adam Rudolph, who was called “ a percussion wizard” (Downbeat) and “a pioneer in world music (New York Times),” leads an ensemble of artists performing on instruments ranging from West and North African percussion, Middle Eastern oud (lute) and Japanese and Indian flutes to saxophones, clarinets, guitar and banjo. The program features the world premiere of music by Rudolph commissioned by Chamber Music America.

5. Kohane of Newark

Date: Thursday, November 11,  2010
Time: 11pm
Venue: Sidewalk Cafe (94 Ave. A ,  NYC, 212-473-7373)
Ticket: no cover
Genre: alternative, indie, punk

Enlisting a veritable Who’s Who of underground NY music legends, Kohane of Newark‘s (aka Ricky Orbach) critically acclaimed alt-rock operetta “New Midlife Crisis” introduces listeners to the aural landscape and lyric mythology of an American-Jewish middle class experience gone awry in a way that a Velvet Underground fan might appreciate. Guitar genius Gary Lucas calls it “Killer Jew-punk…musical manna from heaven” The Forward describes Ricky’s art as a “…cholent of angst and wisdom” while Steven Lee Beeber – author of “A Secret History of Jewish Punk” – compares Orbach to “An American Serge Gainsbourg.” Joining  members are the guitarista’s Eyal Maoz and Jon Madof.

6. G. Calvin Weston Group, tribute to Ornette Coleman and Free Jazz

Date: Thursday, November 11,  2010
Times: 8pm & 10pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $20 each set
Genre: free Jazz/modern Jazz/improve

G. Calvin Weston came up in North Philadelphia, where he saw musicians such as Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, and James Brown at the Uptown Theater. Seeing his attention focused on the drummers, his father bought him a small set. In high school Calvin learned to read music and played second snare in the drum ensemble. He co-founded the group Bad Influence, which played in cabarets and clubs around Philadelphia. At 17, Calvin joined Ornette Colemans Prime Time Band with bass player Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Charlie Ellerbee, touring extensively in North America and Europe. Calvin went on to play and record with guitarist James “Blood” Ulmer, then joined John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards in 1990. During the late ‘90s Calvin recorded and toured with Billy Martin of Medeski Martin and Wood, Tricky, Eyvind Kang, Derek Bailey, Marc Ribot, and James Carter. He also played on several movie soundtracks, including “Get Shorty.” And he continues to lead his own groups. G. Calvin Weston (drums, keyboards, trumpet), Ed Ricart (guitar), Tom Spiker (bass) and Billy Martin (percussion, drums)

7. Harriet Tubman

Date: Friday, November 5, 2010
Time: 10pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $15 each set
Genre: free rock/free Jazz/improve/nu funk

 The trio called Harriet Tubman was formed in 1998, named after the heroic African-American slave who risked her life to escape from slavery, and helped more than 300 others to do the same. Deeply inspired by the ideals of freedom, the trio’s music plumbs the soul’s depths for liberated musical expression, continuing the process of contextual and musical innovation exhibited by such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Jimi Hendrix, Derrick May, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Parliament Funkadelic, creating innovative compositional and cultural spaces, an important part of the African-American cultural tradition. Brandon Ross (guitar), Melvin Gibbs (bass guitar) and  J.T. Lewis (drums)

8. Chris Cochrane: Solo and Ensemble Concert

Date: Friday, November 5, 2010
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: The Roulette (20 Greene St., NY)
Ticket: $15
Genre: guitar music/improve/contemporary

Chris Cochrane is a guitarist who has been composing and playing music in NYC for 28 years. Cochrane has played with Eszter Balint, Zeena Parkins, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Jim Pugliese and many others. He has composed music for John Jasperse, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jennifer Monson, Circus Amok, and others Cochrane is known to weave knives and old guitar strings through his frets to create new dissonances, yet his voice is strong, plain and straightforward… His work…(more)

9. Anders Nilsson

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: The Roulette (20 Greene St., NY)
Ticket: $15
Genre: guitar music/free music/contemporary

Expanding upon previous work with Fulminate Trio, Aorta Ensemble, improvisational NYC collaborations, and solo guitar, Anders Nilsson takes this opportunity to present new music for a special Octet of musicians. Exploring relationships between expression – openness, structure – freedom through instrumental stories, this music draws from the Swing Era, Film Noir scores, Jazz-Rock, free music and beyond.

The Octet features:
Anders Nilsson – electric guitar, Charlie Burnham – violin, Michel Gentile – flute, alto flute, piccolo flute,…(more)

10. Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre/Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990)
Ticket: $38 (general admission)
Genre: Afro Latin/Puerto Rican music

GRAMMY winners Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra explore new and existing trends in Puerto Rican music, with special attention to folkloric and traditional forms, especially Bomba and Plena. Highlights include Mombrogo, Iron Jungle, and new works, with special guests Miguel Zenón and William Cepeda.

11. Josh Roseman

Date: Sunday, November 7 , 2010
Time: 9pm
Venue: Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211)
Ticket: donation
Genre: Jazz

Josh Roseman is a New York based trombonist, project organizer, composer and producer. He has worked with a wide range of improvising artists, including John Zorn, Dave Douglas’ Sextet, Dave Holland’s Grammy-winning Big Band, Steve Coleman, Don Byron, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, Uri Caine’s Mahler Ensemble, the SFJAZZ Collective, Steve Turre, Ron Blake and Oliver Lake. Roseman is also known for his work with creative electric artists Me’Shell NdegeOcello, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Soulive, Charlie Hunter, the Roots, Cibo Matto, Mike Gordon, Sean Lennon, the Skatalites, and the Groove Collective & Brooklyn Funk Essentials, of which he was a founding member.
Members: Peter Apfelbaum (sax, bass organ), Barney McAll (keys), Dave Treut (drums) and special guest Andrew D’Angelo on alto sax.