Music Listings – 1/17 through 1/23

1. Jameel Moondoc, Jus Grew Orchestra w. Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Ted Daniel, Steve Swell, Bern Nix & Chad Taylor

Date: Monday, January 17, 2011
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Venue: the University of the Streets (130 east 7th street. 2nd floor. NY)
Ticket: $15
Genre: Jazz/improve

A night of challanging Jazz.

2. Elliot Sharp & Leni Stern

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Time: 10pm
Venue: Watty & Meg’s  (back room (248 Court Street at Kane Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn)
Ticket: $15 cover includes performance & glass of wine or draft beer
Genre: Blues/Desert Blues/improve

Marc Ribot presents TUESDAY NIGHT UNPLUGGED! Each Tuesday evening from 10PM – 12PM in Watty & Megs intimate backroom salon.  Find out what NYC’s best guitarist play in their living rooms.  Curarted by Marc Ribot and Marco Cappelli, this acoustic series features two guitarists each week, each playing solo, then trading songs and stories with a possible jam session in store. This week  features performances from Leni Stern & Elliot Sharp  .

3. Johnny Winter

Date:  Tuesday, Januar 18, 2011
Time: 8pm
Venue: B.B.KING (237 West 42 St., New York, NY 10036)
Ticket: $35
Genre: Blues

The Texas guitar tradition runs deep. It’s a gutsy school of blues playing, marked by thick tones, aggressive attack and tons of technique, all delivered in a flamboyant, swaggering style that is endemic to the Lone Star State. From T-Bone Walker and Clarence Gatemouth Brown on through Albert Collins and Freddie King, Billy Gibbons and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, the tradition of the Texas guitar slinger has lived on. One name that ranks atop that exclusive list is Johnny Winter, the international ambassador for rocking Texas blues for the last thirty years

4. Marc Ribot w/ Young Philadelphians (Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Anthony Coleman, G. Calvin Weston)

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Time: 10pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $18
Genre: experimental music/ Jazz/harmolodics

Marc Ribot was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. As a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. After moving to New York City in 1978, Ribot was a member of the soul/punk Realtones, and from 1984 – 1989, of John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. Between 1979 and 1985, Ribot also worked as a sidemusician with Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Berry, and many others.

The Young Philadelphians pays tribute to twin legacies: The mind-blowing harmolodic punk-funk of Ornette Coleman’s first Prime Time band and the sweet, optimistic pulse of 1970s Philly Soul. Ribot enlists bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and drummer G. Calvin Weston, both Prime Time alumni and Philadelphia natives, adding guitarist Bern Nix also of Prime Time and keyboardist Anthony Coleman to do the job. And the name? “Ever see that movie with Paul Newman?” Ribot asks. “It’s about these rich young lawyers from Philly. We had a good laugh about that. You should hear our version of ‘Fly Robin Fly.'”

5. Burkina Electric

Date: Wednesday, Januar 19, 2011
Time: 9pm – 11pm
Venue: The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Afro electronica

BURKINA ELECTRIC  is the first electronica band from Burkina Faso, in the deep interior of West Africa. Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital. At the same time, it’s an international band, with members living in New York, U.S.A. and Düsseldorf, Germany, as well as in Ouaga. Burkina Electric’s music combines the traditions and rhythms of Burkina Faso with contemporary electronic dance culture, making it a trailblazer in electronic world music.  

6. Emilio Teubal Quartet & Gato Loco

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Time: 8pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $10
Genre: nu tango/latin/Jazz

Emilio Teubal, Argentinean, born in Spain, has lived for more than a decade in NYC. He has performed in some of the most prestigious jazz clubs in NYC such us Blue Note, Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club, Joes Pub, Cornelia Street Cafe, 55 Bar and The Knitting Factory among others. Emilio Teubal Quartet is a multinational instrumental ensemble based in NYC. His compositions are a blend of jazz and elements of Argentine music, such as rhythms like chacarera and zamba along with the lyricism of tango melodies.

 Gato Loco  was born from the streets of New York. Exotic and foreign, yet simultaneously urban and familiar. Their live show delivers an instant party, filled with celebration and joy; like a decadent latin mambo ballroom, thrown in the midst of a 21st century rock show: this is BIG music.

Formed in 2006 by NYC native Stefan Zeniuk, the group takes its cues from scratchy pre-war Cuban records and vintage betty boop cartoons, while freely incorporating a modern schizoid mentality. Incorporating equal parts latin, rock, and jazz, Gato Loco is not genre music. It is tightly written, thrilling and confusing, killing boredom with
thought, with passion, with power. Mysterious, yes. Ambiguous, no.

6. Daniel Carter

Date: Wednesday & Thursday, January 19 & 20, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Issue Project Room (at the Old American Can Factory,232 3rd Street, Brooklyn)
Ticket: $5
Genre: Jazz/contemporary music/improve

The first night of writer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter’s two-night residency will feature his band WAKE UP! (with Demian Richardson, David Moss, and Federico Ughi) following a set including Carter with guest musicians Laurie Hockman, Margo Grib, Claire de Brunner, Marianne Giosa, Rebecca Schmoyer, Taylor Cannizzaro, Ken Silverman, Pete Drungle, and Tom Zlabinger.

7. Paul Thornton/Alan Sondheim/Giuseppi Logan Quartett

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: ESP DISK  (990 Befrord Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205)
Ticket: $5
Genre: Jazz/contemporary music/improve

Featuring Live Performances by Paul Thornton of The Godz, Alan Sondheim and Friends, and The Giuseppi Logan Quartet.

8. William Parker’s ‘The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield’

Date: Friday, January 21 , 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $18
Genre: experimental music/ Jazz/nu R&B

Composer/bassist William Parker and “his Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield ensemble” will celebrate their comprehensive two-disc live set I Plan To Stay A Believer (AUM Fidelity), with a rare NYC performance.

Parker and the group, which for this event will feature Amiri Baraka (voice and poetry), Leena Conquest (voice), Sabir Mateen (saxophones and flute), Darryl Foster (tenor and soprano saxophones), Lewis Barnes (trumpet), Dave Burrell (piano), Hamid Drake (drums) and special guest Dick Griffin (trombone), have paid tribute to R&B and soul music legend Curtis Mayfield at concerts all over the world for the past decade.


Date: Saturday, January 22, 2010
Time: 10pm
Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Afro Beat/Jazz/ Brazilian traditional music

FORRO FOR ALL . Led by accordionist Rob Curto, the band plays the classic brazilian Northeast forros of Luis Gonzagua and Jackson do Pandeiro. Forro comes from the African word “forrobodó” which means big party. Mispronounced by the English railroad workers in Brazil, Forró became For All. Forro Updating the traditional setting, Forro For All uses Accordion, Zabumba (a bass drum strapped on at an angle) and Triangle; Cavaquinho (ukulele-size steel string guitar), a 7-String Guitar (which plays the bass lines), and percussion such as Snare Drum, Agogo and Pandeiro.

10. Joel Harrison String Choir

Date: Sunday, Januar 23, 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St, NY)
Ticket: $15
Genre:  classical/jazz/folk

Joel Harrison String Choir is a unique ensemble simultaneously drawing on skills required of classical, jazz, and folk traditions. Harrison has arranged the music of legendary jazz drummer Paul Motian. Motian’s forty years of composing, especially for his trio with Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell, has yielded a remarkable number of highly original tunes. His singular, under-appreciated sound is at once quizzical, playful, melancholy, and fierce. The music has an amazing breadth, capturing Harrison’s eclectic, singular vision, yet still displaying Motian’s elusive, tuneful approach. Also included are tunes by Monk and Scott Lafaro. A Sunnyside Records cd release show.