Music Listings – 11/2 through 11/8/2015

1. Oratorio Society of New York Performing JURAJ FILAS Requiem “Oratio Spei”

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage (57th Street and Seventh Ave, New York, New York 10019)
Ticket: $25 – $90
Genre: classical music

Oratorio Society of New York
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Matthew Plenk, Tenor
John Moore, Baritone
Oratorio Society of New York Chorus and Orchestra
Kent Tritle, Conductor

JURAJ FILAS Requiem “Oratio Spei”

2. Ingrid Andsnes

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Carnegie Hall – Weill Recital Hall (57th Street and Seventh Ave, New York, New York 10019)
Ticket: free tickets available at the box office, limit of 4 per person
Genre: classical music

Norwegian pianist Ingrid Andsnes performs Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, a masterwork for solo piano. Also on the program is Norwegian contemporary composer Lars Petter Hagen’s Diabelli Cadenza, a comment on Beethoven’s work from the 21st century. This concert marks the Carnegie Hall debut of Ingrid Andsnes, and is also a pre-release of her new CD 33+1 (Simax Classics).

3. Celebrating Bob Belden

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: free
Genre: Jazz

An evening celebrating and reminiscing about musician, composer, arranger, raconteur and friend, James Robert “Bob” Belden (October 31, 1956 – May 20, 2015)


The Bob Belden Ensemble/Treasure Island Band
Wallace Roney, trumpet
Tim Ries, alto saxophone
Tim Hagans, trumpet
Scott Robinson, tenor saxophone
Kevin Hays, piano
Stacey Shames, harp
Jay Anderson, bass
Conrad Herwig, trombone
Jeff Hirshfield, drums
Billy Kilson, drums

Animation/Imagination Band
Tim Hagans, trumpet
Tim Ries, soprano saxophone
Scott Kinsey, keyboards
Jair-Rohm Wells, bass
Billy Kilson, drums

Animation Band
Pete Clagett, trumpet
Roberto Verastegui, keyboards
Jair-Rohm Wells, bass
Matt Young, drums

+ video testimonials by Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and others

Celebrating Bob Belden will benefit the Jazz Foundation of America, which provides emergency assistance to musicians in times of crisis. We encourage the community to contribute to JFA in Bob’s name. Make a donation online here.

Generously supported by Andrew and Elizabeth Harmstone, Chesky Records, and Giacomo Bruzzo/RareNoise.

Lovingly produced by Elizabeth Harmston

4. Fujiwara/Kretzmer/Conly/Laubrock/Wooley/Pluta/Heberer/Gray

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY, Phone: 917-515-5444)
Ticket: donation
Genre: jazz/improv

OutNow Music Nights is back!!

 Line up:
9pm – Sean Conly – double bass, Tomas Fujiwara – drums, Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
10pm – Ingrid Laubrock – tenor & sop sax, Nate Wooley – trumpet, Sam Pluta – electronics
11pm – Thomas Heberer – cornet, Devin Gray – drums

5. Lana Is Group AND Guy Mintus / Roopa Mahadevan Duo

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 8:30pm – 11pm
Venue: Seeds Brooklyn (617 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, Brooklyn, NY-11238)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: jazz/world music/improv

8:30pm: Guy Minuts and Roopa Mahadevan Duet

First collaboration between Carnatic (south Indian) vocalist Roopa Mahadevan and Israeli pianist Guy Mintus. Together they will be exploring through each other’s traditions revealing underlining connections and meeting points.

10pm: Lana Is Group

The multifaceted vocalist-composer and actress Lana Is has already won widespread acclaim in Europe, both for her own visionary releases, her acting work and for her work as a versatile collaborator who has lent her talents to a diverse array of projects with a wide assortment of rock, pop, contemporary classical and jazz musicians such as John Medeski, Kenny Wollesen, Dan Weiss, Michael Mantler, Manu Delago (Bjork) and many more.

Lana Is: Voice, Keys, Synths, Drumbeats
Brandon Seabrook: Guitar
Jesske Hume: Bass, Voice, Pedals
Peter Kronreif: Drums, Voice

6. Chris Pattishall Quintet

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 9pm
Venue: National Sawdust (80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, New York 11211)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz

Emerging pianist Chris Pattishall re-imagines Mary Lou Williams’ kaleidoscopic Zodiac Suite in crisp yet fluid arrangements for quintet. The suite, an ambitious study of character and mood, interprets the 12 astrological signs in music spanning boogie-woogie, swing era jazz, as well as European impressionism. Curated by Meera Dugal.

7. Ben Monder & Andrew Cyrille

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow St, New York, New York 10014)
Ticket: $15
Genre: jazz

Guitarist extraordinaire Ben Monder celebrates the release of his atmospheric ECM debut, Amorphae, with a duo show featuring a veteran free-jazz great: drummer Andrew Cyrille.

The New York Times has praised the music of Ben Monder for its “convergence of the oceanic, the otherworldly and the cerebral.” With his ECM leader debut, “Amorphae,” the Brooklyn-based guitarist has reached a kind of apotheosis of this quality, with the album like a dream in sound – free-floating and kaleidoscopic, mostly freely improvised and full of surprise. Amorphae is framed by two solo guitar pieces and has at its center two trio performances featuring Monder with Pete Rende on synthesizer and free-jazz veteran Andrew Cyrille on drums. The album also features Monder in duet with Cyrille on two numbers and with the late, great drummer Paul Motian on two more, including an affecting abstraction of “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” a Rodgers & Hammerstein song that Monder had previously recorded with Motian’s Electric Bebop Band. With the swirls and whorls of the album’s soundscapes and its strangely evocative song titles – “Zythum,” “Tumid Cenobite,” “Hematophagy” — Monder creates, as Police guitarist Andy Summers has noted appreciatively about him, “his own world.”

8. Brooklyn Raga Massive feat. Abhik Mukherjee (sitar)

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 646-820-9452)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Indian classical music

Abhik Mukherjee hails from the great Etawah-Imdadkhani gharana of sitar and surbahar and is a rising talent among the younger generation. He was initiated into sitar at the age of six, by his father, Sri Tarit Kumar Mukherjee, and Sri Bimal Chatterjee. He simultaneously received vocal training from Sri Kalyan Bose. He is presently taking talim under Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee (a leading disciple of Sitar Maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan and vocalist Ustad Amir Khan) and from Pandit Arvind Parikh. He has received valuable musical guidance from Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He has also received blessings from none other than the late sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan.
India Ltd. Annual Concert, Rajnagar Chattisgarh

9. Monique Mizrahi (Honeybird) and Brian Dewan

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: Brooklyn Lutherie, Inc. (232 3rd St, Ste E003, Brooklyn, New York 11215)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre: charango music

Join us at Brooklyn Lutherie for an evening of some of our favorite things! We are excited to have Mimmo Perrufo of Aquila Strings, inventor of our favorite synthetic strings- NylGuts, of course. Monique Mizrahi, who uses Aquila NylGuts on her charango, will talk a bit about her trip to the factory in Italy and about charangos, then she will regail us with some of her wonderful tunes! After a couple more cocktails, Brian Dewan will give us a performance of his unusual and riveting repertoire which may include songs about the Black Plague, philosophical quandaries, and cowboys on accordian, autoharp with fuzzbox, and marching drum!

6:00 – doors, drinks
6:30 – Mimmo Perrufo’s informal talk about his modern take on the Italian tradition of instrument string making
7:00 – Monique Mizrahi (Honeybird) gives us a performance on her NylGut strung charango!
8:00 – the wonderful and unexpected music of Brian Dewan!

10. Kristin Lee & Jakub Ciupinski

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: National Sawdust (80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, New York 11211)
Ticket: $25
Genre: nu classic

Violinist Kristin Lee, a winner of 2015 Avery Fisher Career grant, joins with composer and “hacked” theremin performer, Jakub Ciupinski, to bring a program with groundbreaking sounds and technology. Ms. Lee enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, and is a member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Ciupinski, head of Studio Composition program as well as artistic director of Purchase Orchestra Electric at SUNY Purchase, has been commissioned by various institutions and ensembles, including The New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute and the Metropolis Ensemble.

11. The Byzantones

Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Time: 10pm
Venue: Otto’s Shrunken Head (538 E 14th St, New York, New York 10009)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre: Oriental Surf-Rock and Psychedelic Rembetika

The Byzantones – 10pm, Joe Nieves & Friends 11pm and Sean Coleman & The Quasars 12am

For thousands of years, a secret cult of musician-mystics has zealously guarded the sources of most of the world’s most popular musical forms. But in around 2004, for unknown reasons, guitarist and musicologist George Barba Yiorgi, a long-time acolyte of this musical underground, decided to finally “go public’ and recruit a band to perform a “pure, unadulterated” version of what some are calling Whirled Music- the missing Eastern root that lies in wait, like a half-buried city of dreams, lurking deep in the grooves of modern genres from rock to techno to you-name-it, waiting for the day when we all come out to dance…

With help from former Annabouboula producer (and namesake) George Sempepos, Barba Yiorgi started assembling THE BYZAN-TONES off the streets of the modern-day Byzantium: New York City. The goal: To present a new direction for 21st century party music using as inspiration, the swingin’ sounds of pioneers like surf master Dick Dale and Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid; and building on the legacy of the legendary Psychedelic Greek Funk group, Annabouboula, the ’60s acid-world-folk-rockers Kaleidoscope, and many others.
The first recruit was the electric oud and bass of Queens, New York’s own CEMAL ZUBER. Yiorgi and Cemal evolved the early Byzan-Tones sound using the age-old traditional sound of a vintage Roland TR 808, which was soon replaced by the percussive wizardry of ETHAN DONALDSON. The Byzan-Tones continued refining their approach in sporadic appearances at New York nightclubs in front of amazed and delighted audiences.

12. Threadgill + Iyer + Prieto

Date: Friday, November 6 & Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 7pm & 9:30pm
Venue: The Jazz Gallery (1160 Broadway, 5th Fl, New York, NY 10001)
Ticket: $35
Genre: jazz

The Jazz Gallery is proud to welcome THE TRIO: Threadgill + Iyer + Prieto as part of our 20th Anniversary Concert Series.

All three musicians call The Jazz Gallery their home-base and have close ties to us – Vijay Iyer and Dafnis Prieto were both in the inaugural class of The Jazz Gallery’s Commission Series in 2002, both becoming MacArthur fellows after gaining their footing in the music scene through The Gallery. Henry Threadgill has been gracing our stage with his project ZOOid since 2001, and we have been honored that he has chosen The Gallery as one of the very few outlets for his music in the NYC area. Reservations are strongly recommended for this show.

13. Baba Zula

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 12am
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $30
Genre: Turkish psychedelic Dub/rock

“Oriental Dub”, Baba ZuLa’s music is in fact psychedelic istanbul rock’n roll that rolls in a way that westerners haven’t heard so frequently since the late ’60s rock epoch.They are the unrivalled masters of 21st century Turkish psychedelic music 

Baba ZuLa share their legacy with us through their music, a music born out of Istanbul and influenced by the memories of Istanbul passed on to them from generations past. 

The group, which from the very beginning has shown great interest in featuring guest musicians and players in concerts and albums, has been accompanied by stars such as the the Canadian singer Brenna MacCrimmon (specialized in Balkan folk music), Alexander Hacke (Einstüerzende Neubauten), Fred Frith (Henry Cow, John Zorn ), Jaki Liebezeit (Can), Dr. Das (Asian Dub Foundation), Hüsnü Senlendirici (Clarinet ), William Macbeth (aka Bill MacBeath bass) and Ralph Carney from San Fransisco (saxophonist who worked with Tom Waits and B52′s) and the diva Semiha Berksoy (first Turkish opera singer and painter).

14. Random Access Music

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Broom Tree Theater at Astoria First Presbyterian Church (23-35 Broadway; Astoria, New York 11106; N & Q trains to Broadway)
Ticket: $15
Genre: classical music

Celebrating ten years, the New York-based composer and performer group, Random Access Music (RAM), announces its season opening show Groundings and Imaginings. The event will showcase enduring trios & duos for reeds, pipes, strings, and keys by RAM composers Guy Barash, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, David Schober, & B. Allen Schulz with performances of music by Edward Schocker and Asha Srinivasan. Performing on the program are the brilliant and energetic RAM Players, this time featuring Laura Falzon on flute, Thomas Piercy on clarinet, Kate Dillingham on cello, and Amir Khosrowpour on piano with special guest violinist Sabina Torosjan.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: “Groundings & Imaginings”

This season opener brings you lasting works that speak to RAM’s signature flavor since its conception 10 years ago, but some of which have never been heard on a RAM program. “Ayre and Earth” for violin and piano by one of the founding members of RAM, Allen Schulz, showcases both instruments’ virtuosic abilities while taking the listener on an pulsating ride of driving rhythms and lyrical melodies. David Schober’s “Higher Ground” for flute and piano is a short work based on the late-nineteenth century American missionary tune which evokes a church carillon at the end. Gilbert Galindo’s “Imagined Passions” for piano trio provides contrasting energies that take one on a journey through expressive, passionate, and lyrical sound. “Septuagenaria” for piano trio by David Fetherolf is an episodic set of fantasy-variations and homage to the great and iconic American composers John Corigliano, Joan Tower, and John Harbison. With “Talkback I” for clarinet and computer, Guy Barash explores new playing techniques, enhanced timbre, and other sonic features that are characteristic of the clarinet by magnifying and amplifying otherwise subtle nuances of the instrument and bringing them to the foreground. And for this program, clarinetist Thomas Piercy and flutist Laura Falzon bring in a couple of their favorite works to add something new to the RAM palate. In “Hymn for Lou and Bill” for flute and hichiriki, Edward Schocker channels the spirit of American composer Lou Harrison and his partner Bill Colvig through investigating Asian and West Coast American identities and Asha Srinivasan’s “Dviraag” for flute and cello brings in colorfully animated vigor with folk accents.