Friday, March 16, 2012
8:00pm until 9:30pm
The 1st SIM “Meet Jazz Luminaries Interview”:
Milford Graves interviewed by Steve Coleman
March 16 8-9:30
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 7th Avenue
Friday, March 16, 2012
March 16 8-9:30
The inimitable Ed Askew will be playing at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, NY. this December 23rd at 10pm.
Purchase the Ed Askew classic Ask The Unicorn here!
TONIGHT’S SPONTANEOUS CONSTRUCTION WILL FEATURE:
Andrew D’Angelo’s charismatic presence and iconoclastic musical ambition have been well-established over the course of his twenty year plus career and his key roles in bands like Human Feel, the Matt Wilson Quartet and Tyft. His dedication to pushing his limits and his willingness to delve into new musical areas have been powerful inspirations to his peers and to a new generation of improvisors. His forceful tone and aggressive improvisational style have made him one of the most influential alto saxophonists of his time.
In 1992, Greg Saunier, having recently graduated with a degree in music composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, joined a short-lived San Francisco quartet called Nitre Pit, on drums. In March 1994, when this quartet broke up suddenly with shows still booked, Saunier and then-bassist Rob Fisk decided to continue as a duo. They quickly devised a convulsive, improvisatory playing style to make up for their lack of material and stark instrumentation.One such show where Fisk and Saunier were called upon to substitute for their former band was the 1995 Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia, WA. In the audience was Slim Moon, founder of the independent Olympia record label Kill Rock Stars. Moon signed Nitre Pit (as they were still known at that point) on for one 7â?³ single, at which point the duo renamed themselves Deerhoof.
Thollem’s perpetual travels have covered much of the North American continent and Europe. In the past 6 years he has added more than 20 albums to his discography on 9 different vanguard labels in 4 different countries. His music is diverse, approaching each album and concert uniquely, often resulting in dramatically new and different outcomes. Not long after birth Thollem began studying the keyboard repertoire from the medieval to the 20th century. After graduating with degrees in both piano performance and composition he dedicated his time for years in grassroots political and environmental movements before returning to his own music with his full focus. He is currently performing and recording as a soloist, in collaboration with many other individuals and groups as well as leading improvisation workshops. He is also the founding director of Estamos Ensemble.
7/10 Brighton Music Hall
7/11 Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/12 Bowery Ballroom
7/13 Rock and Roll Hotel
7/15 Cats Cradle
LIVE Performances by:
solo percussion, avant-noise, industrial metal
psychedelic / outsider / freak folk
performing with Jay Pluck on Piano
bold, awe-inspiring solo pianoforte excursions to another universe
MC extraordinaire, Jazz-influenced/incorporating poet
What: Release Party / Live Concert
When: Wednesday, May 25, 7-10 PM
Where: Tribes Gallery, 285 East Third St. (between Avenues C & D), 2nd floor
DIRECTIONS: 6 to Bleecker or F,J,M,Z to Essex-Delancey; M1 to 5th & 1st Ave, M9 to 2nd & Ave B, or M21 to 3rd & Ave C; then walk east!
$10 cover goes directly to Performers and A Gathering of the Tribes
ESP-Disk is proud to announce its newest artist, Tsigoti, an international band combining revolutionary politics and intelligent semi-acoustic avant-punk fervor. ‘Private Poverty Speaks To The People Of The Party’ was recorded with a group of players that have run the gauntlet of life experience and musical explorations and you can hear it in the vitality and urgency of the music. ‘Private Poverty Speaks To The People Of The Party’ still holds the same raw improvisational qualities of their debut recording, ‘The Brutal Reality of Modern Brutality’ (Edgetone Records). Straying from the typical notion of political commentary, Tsigoti delivers a clever, experimental, driving, AND fun accessible work of art that is true to the ESP mission: forward thinking and forever changing.
Thollem McDonas – Beat-up Piano, Vocals
Plus Guests Edoardo Ricci, Samuele Venturin, Francesco di Mauro, and a choir of a dozen friends.
2011 Tour Dates; Italy
Aprile 13 at Dal Verme Roma
Aprile 17 at Ex Stazione FS Boscoreale
Aprile 19 at Zo Catania
Aprile 20 at Lebowsky Ragusa
Aprile 21 at Agriturismo Capuano Gangi
Aprile 22 at Tavola Tonda Palermo
Aprile 23 and 24 at Tavola Tonda (Improvisations workshop) Palermo
Aprile 25 at Blue Dahlia Marina Di Gioiosa Jonica
Aprile 28 at i Sotteranei Copertino
Aprile 29 at La Macerie Molfetta
Aprile 30 at Hotel de Ville San Giorgio Jonico
Maggio 1 at Japigie Corsano
Maggio 2 at Lughé Lugo
Maggio 3 at MKC Koper, Slovenia
Maggio 4 at XM24 Bologna
Maggio 5 at Circolo Aurora Firenze
Maggio 6 at Dalla Cira Pesaro
Maggio 7 at CSC San Vito Di Leguzzano
End Of Tsigoti Tour
Thollem McDonas solo dates; Italy, USA, and Mexico:
May 12th at Teatro Refugio Solo Piano Livorno, IT
May 21st at Brigadisco Cave Solo Piano Itri, IT
June 3rd at Issue Project Room Solo Piano Brooklyn, NY
June 11th and 12th at What You Will Festival Columbus, Ohio
July 4th at Fire House Project Detroit, MI
For EU/UK Tour questions contact TUSK MUSIC (http://www.no-fi.org.uk/,
april 1st london @ café oto, trio w/ steve beresford and adam bohman