Music Listings – 11/11 through 11/17/2013

1. Composer’s workshop series @ Pianos UPSTAIRS lounge

Date: Monday,  November 11, 2013
Time: 7:30pm til 10pm
Venue: PIANOS (158 Ludlow St., New York, NY 10002
Ticket: $8
Genre: jazz/improv/workshop

A unique new workshop that spotlights composers whose work features improvisation as a compositional tool. Rocco John Iacovone‘s work is featured Nov 11, this Monday. His wife Denise will be doing an improvised painting of the music.

Each session will be multi-faceted, and focuses on improvisation within some compositional structure. The audience can watch an open rehearsal as the composer speaks to the ensemble about the work, the musical philosophy, and the approach to the composition. This is an insider’s look at what goes on in a rehearsal, and how composer’s and musicians work. After the hour rehearsal, there will be a performance of the new piece.

This kind of workshop will happen for four months, the second Monday of each month at Piano’s.

Here is the Ensemble, all amazing improvisers:
Rocco John Iacovone-leader/alto sax
Sana Nagano-violin
Nora McCarthy-voice
Patrick Breiner-Clarinet/tenor sax
Ras Moshe-Flute/ soprano sax
Jonathan Sea-Guitar
John Pietaro-Vibes
Joe Hertenstein-drums/percussive “toys”
Dmitry Ishenko-Bass
Nico Letman-Burtinovic-Bass

2. NY Gypsy All Stars

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 10pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $1o
Genre: Balkan Beat/Gypsy music/Turkish roots

New York Gypsy All-Stars jump the turnstiles of Balkanalia, Turkish Roots, and Gypsy Soul with funky refinement

Ismail Lumanovski / Clarinet
Tamer Pinarbasi / Kanun
Panagiotis Andreou / Bass
Jason Lindner/ Keys
Engin Kaan Gunaydin / Drums

“Frontman clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski is an extraordinary player in his own right, leading the group through a blistering series of haunting dance numbers and a couple of one or two-chord jams that the players used to show off their sizzling chops.” – Alan Young, Lucid Culture Blog

3. Absinthe & Vermouth CD Release Feast part 1 presented by the Fay Victor

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue:  JACK ( 505 ½ Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 Between Fulton – Atlantic in Clinton Hill, C or G train to Clinton-Washington)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improv

7:30pm – Roy Nathanson & Friends

9:00pm –  Fay Victor Ensemble present “ABSINTHE & VERMOUTH” CD Release
Fay Victor, on vocal, Anders Nilsson, on guitar and Ken Filiano on bass.

10:30pm –  Marika and Morley
Morley Morley – voice, guitar
Marika Hughes – voice, cello

4. Adam Schatz & Friends play Big Star & lots more

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 1122)
Ticket: free
Genre: nu jazz

The monthly Museum People series continues onward: playing the music of Big Star, Landlady, Yellowbirds and a Gram Parsons song my Mom’s gonna sing on.

Featuring on guitar: Indigo Street (Shy Hunters), Ian Davis (Relatives, Landlady), Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds)
on bass: Brian Betancourt (Hospitality)
on drums: Mike Riddleberger (Difibulators), Ian Chang (Ian Chang)

5. Mary Halvorson/Stephan Crump & Sean Conly/Michael Attias Duo

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: SEEDS (617 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY-11238)
Ticket:  t.b.a.
Genre: jazz/improv

8:30 pm – Mary Halvorson/Stephan Crump

Mary Halvorson – Guitar
Stephan Crump – Bass

10:00 pm – Sean Conly/Michael Attias Duo

Sean Conly – Bass
Michael Attias – Saxophone

6. SUBGENRE 3 w. Ron Anderson & Brian Chase a.o.

Date: Thursday,  November 14, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue:  JACK ( 505 ½ Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 Between Fulton – Atlantic in Clinton Hill, C or G train to Clinton-Washington)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improv/electronics

This will be the third in a series of music events with Ron Anderson as curator.
The concept is to have four exciting, powerful, new or experiment, avant-goups or solo performers each from different musical genres. Each group or soloist is strictly limited to 30 minutes of performance time.

Ron Anderson (guitar) Brian Chase (drums)
Ron Anderson is a self-taught rock composer who starting experimenting with new rock concepts, noise, free improvisation while in high school in the mid 1970’s. In 1980 he was one of the founding members of Rat At Rat R in Philadelphia. He moved to New York City’s Lower East Side in 1982. He started working in his home recording studio experimenting with tape editing, found sounds, noise, and improvisation. Brian Chase plays in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He was ranked at #50 in Gigwise’s list of The Greatest Drummers of All Time. He has performed in a number of experimental duos with other musicians such as Stefan Tcherepnin and Seth Misterka, with whom he released a CD Duo on the Australian Heathen Skulls label in 2007.Other musicians he has played with include Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson, Moppa Elliott, and groups Oakley Hall, Blarvuster, and klezmer fusionists The Sway Machinery.

Ava Mendoza/Tim Dahl/Matt Nelson/Nick Podgurski
Ava Mendoza is a guitarist from Oakland, CA who has been active for the last decade playing her own music and in many different groups. She has toured throughout the U.S., Europe and recorded or performed with a broad spectrum of musicians including Tune-Yards, Fred Frith, Carla Bozulich, Nels Cline. Critics have called her “Oakland’s avant-jazz virtuoso” – Village Voice), “a wizard on a semi-circle of effects pedals, but… equally adept with FX-less technique,” NPR.

Insect Ark – Dana Schecter
Insect Ark is the new solo project from Dana Schechter, known for her work with Bee and Flower and M. Gira’s Angels of Light (Swans). Based in Brooklyn, INSECT ARK is composed and performed as an analog-electronic hybrid: one woman, a sampler, a bass, a lapsteel and a keyboard. Creating her personal soundtrack to the human psyche’s underbelly, Schechter’s sounds weave a brooding, textural landscape, a starless night spiked with sparkling moments of light and flash. Intimate and cold at the same time, this foray into her aggressive and experimental musical side braids a strong sense of melody into the twists and turns with delay drenched lapsteel, distorted synthesizers and bass, and sparse drum programming.

Anthony Coleman
Accomplished keyboard player and composer Anthony Coleman has gained recognition as an inspired player and talented standout of the avant-garde and klezmer-oriented jazz coming out of N.Y.C.’s downtown. Coleman has performed and recorded with just about every musician involved in this downtown scene, including John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, David Moss, Dave Douglas, David Shea, Gary Lucas, David Krakauer, Marc Ribot, Coleman has received commissions for his compositions from various ensembles including Bang on a Can, Concert Artists Guild, and the Crosstown Ensemble.

7. Underground Horns

Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Time: 11:45pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Ave C, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: brass/ Balkan/Jazz/Funk

The Underground Horns are cooking audio gumbo… our special recipe includes some funk, jazz, hip hop mixed with brass band traditions, spiced up with african and other world rhythms…music for the people!

8. Mariza

Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage ( 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, 212-247-7800)
Ticket: from $18 to $115
Genre: Fado

Blending Portuguese folk poetry, Arabic cadences, and African and Brazilian rhythms, fado singer Mariza is the first Portuguese musician nominated for a Grammy and the winner of three BBC Radio 3 Best European Artist awards. Her multi-platinum 2008 album Terra features a mix of songs from Brazil, Cuba, Cape Verde, and Portugal. In her 2010 album Fado Tradicional she returned to her roots, revisiting classic songs in an intimate setting, backed only by acoustic guitar. With close-cropped blonde hair and belle époque gowns, Mariza infuses the timeless melodies of her homeland with a singular style.

  • Mariza, Vocalist
  • Jose Neto, Guitar
  • Pedro Joia, Guitar
  • Nando Araújo, Bass
  • Vicky Marques, Drums


Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 7pm & 10pm
Venue: TERRA BLUES (149 Bleecker Street, NY, 212-777-777)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: nu blues/ New Orleans brass

One of New York’s original bands, HAZMAT MODINE delivers a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of whorehouse Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music.

10. ESP-Disk’ 50th Anniversary Concert

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue:  JACK ( 505 ½ Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 Between Fulton – Atlantic in Clinton Hill, C or G train to Clinton-Washington)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/improv/electronics

Featured performers will represent the past and present of ESP-Disk’: multi-instrumentalists Kali Z. Fasteau (Sea Ensemble), Giuseppi Logan, and Alan Sondheimhail from the label’s 1965-75 heyday, while saxophonist Elliott Levin (New Ghost) and trio Tiger Hatchery (ESP-Disk’s latest signing) show that the scene and the label continue to produce exciting artists. Additionally, former Sun Ra Arkestra member Michael D. Anderson will perform, and the ESP-Disk’ 50th Anniversary Concert will benefit the Sun Ra Music Archives. The latter part of the concert will be a jam session featuring a variety of guests. Tickets are just $10! Between-sets deejaying by BlackCrystal FarkWolf.


Date: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Venue: Downtown Music Gallery (13 Monroe Street, New York, NY 10002-7351, Phone: 212-473-0043)
Ticket: free
Genre: improv/jazz

CHERYL PYLE- flute, DANIEL CARTER- trumpet, sax and flute & CLAIRE DE BRUNNER – bassoon and NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER – percussion