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Event Recommendation: JAZZ FOR HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT @ Le Poisson Rouge (NY) tonight!!

Truth Revolution Records, Revive Music, Motema Music and DL Media present: Jazz for Hurricane Sandy Relief featuring Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Brandee Younger, Jorge Roeder & Julian Lage Duo, David Weiss & Point of Departure, Marcus Strickland Trio & many more

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $20
Genre: jazz

Truth Revolution Records, Revive Music, Motema Music and DL Media present JAZZ FOR HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT f. 10 + Bands and over 50 Musicians! $20 suggested donation! and it’s needed!!! Let’s come together and help our neighbors!

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Two guitarists – Marc Ribot and Nels Cline – two men…at Le Poisson Rouge

Date: June 15, 2011
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge

Concert review by Jim Hoey



Marc Ribot and Nels Cline paired up for this guitar duo set on the recent anniversary of Le Poisson Rouge (June 15th). For an hour and a half, over the course of 7 morphing, improvisational sound pieces that ranged from country to rock, through psychedelic noise, to jazz and back, the two legends of guitar traded licks, riffs, tones, dissonance, space – and they shared time, all in front of a sold out crowd that likely included musicians, journalists and New Yorkers on the avant-garde scene who remembered the heyday of Tonic and the old Knitting Factory when shows like this were much more common.

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Music listings – 4/4 through 4/10


Date: Monday, April 4, 2011
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre:  Cuban Son dance music

GATO LOCO  play arrangements of early Cuban son dance hits from the 1920s-1940s. The quartet plays the great compositions of Ignacio Pinero, Arsenio Rodriguez, Chano Pozo, Quarteto Habanero, Casino De La Playa, Maria Teresa Vera, as well as traditional folk songs, all filtered through subsonic instruments played as delicately as possible. tuba, bari sax, baritone acoustic guitar, and acoustic bass guarantees that you feel the music, rather than hear it. With Stefan Zeniuk (Bari Sax), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Joe Exley (tuba), Clifton Hyde (baritone guitar) and Greg Stare (congas).


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Music listings – 3/28 through 4/3

1. Avram’s Electric Kool-Aid

Date: Monday, March 28, 2011
Time: 11pm
Venue: Nublu
Ticket: $10
Genre: Funk/Jazz/improve

Inspired by Ornette Coleman’s Primetime, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Moroccan Gnawa music, and Stanley Turrentine, we will be playing my original compositions, featuring improvisations by some of NYC’s most creative groove players. Avram’s Electric Kool-Aid featuring: Kenny Wessel (Guitar), Dave Phelps (Guitar), Chris Eddleton (Drums), Todd Isler (Percussion), Stuart Popejoy (Electric Bass) and Avram Fefer (Saxes and Composition).

2. Chicha Libre

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YEMEN BLUES (Israel) creating “moments of soul” @ Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

 Date:  March 9, 2011
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

Photo by Zohar Ron

Text by Jim Hoey, videos and interview by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

In New York city, musicians come from all over the world to hook up and put a band together in the hopes of touring the world and living that dream. The players in YEMEN BLUES are in the middle of that process, not yet “on top of the world”, but rising up and starting to play venues and cities farther and farther away from New York.

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