Event Recommendation: THE RED MICROPHONE presents the official release of “THE RED MICROPHONE SPEAKS!”

1360423124_red_microphone_cover_resized_600Date: Wednesday,  April 17, 2013
Time:  9pm
Venue: Zirzamin  (90 West Houston Street New York, NY 10012)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: revolutionary jazz

Guest appearences by:
Cheryl Pyle/Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic – 8pm
Nick Gianni’s Evolution – 10pm

New York: The debut CD of new jazz ensemble THE RED MICROPHONE, The Red Microphone Speaks, will be officially released at Zirzamin in NYC’s West Village on April 17. THE RED MICROPHONE is comprised of veteran improvisational musicians John Pietaro (vibraphone, percussion), Ras Moshe (saxophones, flute), Rocco John Iacovone (saxophones), Nicolas Letman- Burtinovic (bass).
The disc brings together powerful revolutionary statements from the likes of Malcolm X, Pierre Degeyter & Eugene Pottier (composer and poet of ‘L’Internationale’), John Howard Lawson, Hanns Eisler, Angela Davis and Dalton Trumbo, through the media of free jazz, contemporary composition and more. The album contains a powerful sampling of our “special brand of new revolutionary jazz” (DooBeeDooBeeDoo) including reconstructions of radical themes, original music and free improvisations. Call it post-Dolphy, post-Ornette, post-Punk, post-Occupy music. The tapes were mastered by legendary downtown new music producer and musician Kramer (ex of NoiseNewYork studio and Shimmy-Disc records). Immediately after the mastering, Kramer had this to say about the disc:

“This music is MOVING me like nothing else I’ve mastered in years. Reminds me of the days when all I listened to was stuff from the ESP label, BYG (from France), and Karl Berger, my first real teacher and mentor. This music of yours brings all musics TOGETHER. I f__ing LOVE it!”

The Red Microphone Speaks is being released via Dissident Arts, the radical arts organization that produces The Dissident Arts Festival each summer as well as other events. Copies will be available at Zirzamin on April 17. For a sneak preview stop by www.reverbnation.com/theredmicrophone as well as www.DissidentArts.com.

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