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January 2015 at the Stone 
curated by Kenny Werner / Charlie Looker / Vijay Iyer / Basya Schechter

1/1 Thursday
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Jim Pugliese (percussion) Frank London (trumpet) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Craig Taborn (piano) Gyan Riley (guitar) Mauro Refosco (percussion) and many special guests
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS


1/2 Friday
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Joe Morris (guitar) Marty Ehrlich (sax) Vicky Chow (piano) Tim Keiper (drums) Trevor Dunn (bass) Aram Bajakian (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Annie Gosfield (keyboards) Francisco Mela (drums) and many special guests
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS


1/3 Saturday
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Uri Caine (piano) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Charles Bernstein (poetry) Sofia Rei (voice) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Ilhan Ersahin (sax) Ron Anderson (guitar) and many special guests
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS


1/4 Sunday (RK)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Josh Rubin (clarinet) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Zeena Parkins (harp) Ches Smith (drums) Erik Friedlander (cello) Jon Madof (guitar) Anthony Coleman (piano) Eyal Maoz (guitar) and many special guests
TWENTY DOLLARS


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
KENNY WERNER
JAN 6—11

1/6 Tuesday (BK)
8 and 10 pm
Animal Crackers
Kenny Werner (piano) Richie Barshay (drums) Jorge Roeder (bass) Dan Blake (tenor sax)


1/7 Wednesday (RJP)
8 and 10 pm
Chant
Kenny Werner (piano) Billy Drewes (reeds) Gilad Hekselman (guitar) Johannes Weidenmueller (bass) John Hadfield (drums)


1/8 Thursday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Kenny Werner and Joe Lovano Duo
Kenny Werner (piano) Joe Lovano (sax)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/9 Friday (AV)
8 and 10 pm
Kenny Werner Trio
Kenny Werner (piano) Ari Hoenig (drums) Johannes Weidenmueller (bass)


1/10 Saturday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Kenny Werner Trio
Kenny Werner (piano) Johannes Weidenmueller (bass) Ari Hoenig (drums)


1/11 Sunday (HM)
8 pm
Kenny Werner Solo
Kenny Werner (piano)


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
CHARLIE LOOKER
JAN 13—18

1/13 Tuesday (LC)
8 pm
Charlie Looker and Darius Jones
Charlie Looker (guitar) Darius Jones (sax)
Having developed a deep rapport over the years through Jones’ frequent guest appearances with Looker’s band Period, the two perform here for the first time in a duo setting.

10 pm
Charlie Looker, Tim Dahl, and Weasel Walter
arlie Looker, Tim Dahl, and Weasel Walter
Charlie Looker (guitar) Tim Dahl (bass guitar, electronics) Weasel Walter (drums)
Mangled non-songs drawing from no-wave, free jazz, and war metal, with this highly accomplished/demented rhythm section.


1/14 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Charlie Looker and Mary Halvorson
Charlie Looker (guitar) Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Though they have been friends since high school, Looker and Halvorson have never performed together before. Tonight they explore both open improvisation and abstracted jazz standards.

10 pm
Charlie Looker, Mary Halvorson, Mick Barr, and Toby Driver
Charlie Looker (electric guitar) Mary Halvorson (electric guitar) Mick Barr (electric guitar) Toby Driver (electric guitar)
First time collaboration, performing a set of Looker’s compositions prepared specially for the group, channeling minimalism and improvisation.


1/15 Thursday (MJC)
8 pm
Charlie Looker Solo Guitar
Charlie Looker (acoustic and electric guitars)
A rare performance of Looker’s pieces for solo guitar.

10 pm
Charlie Looker, Andrew Hock, Jamie Saft, and Balazs Pandi
Charlie Looker (electric guitar) Andrew Hock (electric guitar) Jamie Saft (organ, electronics) Balazs Pandi (drums)
Looker and Hock (of Psalm Zero) team up with downtown luminary Jamie Saft (Black Shabbis, Electric Masada) and Budapest-based percussion virtuoso Balacz Pandi (Merzbow, Venetian Snares).


1/16 Friday (SK)
8 pm
Charlie Looker, Caleb Burhans, Robbie Lee, and Travis Laplante
Charlie Looker (electric guitar) Caleb Burhans (violin) Robbie Lee (portative organ, woodwinds) Travis Laplante (tenor saxophone)
First-time free improvisation collaboration of these four unique musicians. The group’s diverse collective credits include work with Alarm Will Sound, Newspeak, Seaven Teares, Howling Hex, Little Women, and Battle Trance.

10 pm
Seaven Teares & Friends
Charlie Looker (guitars, voice) Amirtha Kidambi (voice) Robbie Lee (portative organ, guitars, bass clarinet) Russell Greenberg (percussion)
Formed in 2010, Seaven Teares combines elements of dark pop, early music, and post-industrial folk. Their debut album “Power Ballads” was released in 2013 by Northern Spy Records. Tonight they premier three new songs, and will be joined by several special guest vocalists.


1/17 Saturday
8 pm
Andrew Hock Solo / Charlie Looker Solo Songs
Andrew Hock (electric guitar) Charlie Looker (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, voice)
Two solo sets by the members of Psalm Zero. Hock performs his dark, contemplative, loop-based compositions for electric guitar, from his upcoming album for the Stab/Repeat label. Looker plays solo versions of deep cuts from the Extra Life songbook, as well as several covers of Britpop, post-punk, and early music classics.

10 pm
Psalm Zero Acoustic
Charlie Looker (acoustic guitar, piano, voice) Andrew Hock (acoustic guitar, voice)
A one-time all-acoustic performance by new acclaimed art metal duo Psalm Zero. Performing re-worked versions of songs from their 2014 debut album “The Drain” (Profound Lore Records), and premiering a few brand new songs.

**FIFTEEN DOLLARS gets you into both sets this evening**


1/18 Sunday (AV)
8 pm
Period featuring Tim Berne
Charlie Looker (baritone guitar) Chuck Bettis (electronics) Mike Pride (drums) Tim Berne (alto saxophone)
Since 2006, Period has been making heavy, austere, semi-improvised instrumental music rooted in metal, jazz, noise, psych, and drone music. Their 2013 record was released by Public Eyesore Records. Often working with a rotating cast of guest musicians, tonight Period is joined for the first time by downtown legend Tim Berne.

10 pm
The Pleasures of a Normal Man
Peter Evans (trumpet) Amy Mills (trumpet) Ben Gerstein (tenor trombone) Andrew Hock (electric guitar) Mario Diaz de Leon (electric guitar) tba (drum set, percussion) tba (violin) Karen Waltuch (viola) tba (cello) tba (contrabass) Charlie Looker (composer, synthesizer)
Premiere of a brand new composition by Charlie Looker. About 45 minutes long, this drone-based piece combines the influences of French spectral composition, minimalism, early music.


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
VIJAY IYER
JAN 20—25

1/20 Tuesday
8 pm
Vijay Iyer, Rajna Swaminathan, Anjna Swaminathan
Vijay Iyer (piano) Rajna Swaminathan (mrudangam) Anjna Swaminathan (violin)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Vijay Iyer, Rajna Swaminathan, Anjna Swaminathan plus guests
Vijay Iyer (piano) Rajna Swaminathan (mrudangam) Anjna Swaminathan (violin)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/21 Wednesday (BS)
8 pm
Vijay Iyer solo
Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Vijay Iyer and Himanshu Suri
Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics) Himanshu Suri (poems/lyrics)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/22 Thursday
8 pm
Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey
Vijay Iyer (piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
FIELDWORK
Vijay Iyer (piano, compositions) Steve Lehman (saxophone, compositions) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/23 Friday (SC)
8 pm
TRRIIOO
Vijay Iyer (piano) Matthew Brewer (bass) Stephan Crump (bass) Marcus Gilmore (drums) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
TRRIIOO++
Vijay Iyer (piano) Matthew Brewer (bass) Stephan Crump (bass) Marcus Gilmore (drums) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Rafiq Bhatia (guitar) Graham Haynes (cornet, flugelhorn)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/24 Saturday (DDT)
8 pm
SEXTET
Vijay Iyer (piano) Matthew Brewer (bass) Marcus Gilmore (drums) Mark Shim (tenor saxophone) Steve Lehman (alto saxophone) Graham Haynes (cornet, flugelhorn)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
OPEN CITYSCAPES
Vijay Iyer (piano) Matthew Brewer (bass) Marcus Gilmore (drums) Mark Shim (tenor saxophone) Steve Lehman (alto saxophone) Graham Haynes (cornet, flugelhorn) Elena Pinderhughes (flute) Patricia Franceschy (vibraphone) Rafiq Bhatia (guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS


1/25 Sunday (KM)
8 pm
Wadada Leo Smith and Vijay Iyer
Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) Vijay Iyer (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer, Nitin Mitta, Patricia Franceschy
Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) Vijay Iyer (piano) Nitin Mitta (tabla) Patricia Franceschy (vibraphone)
TWENTY DOLLARS


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
BASYA SCHECHTER
JAN 27—FEB 1

1/27 Tuesday (MJC)
8 pm
THE HESCHEL PROJECT—SONGS OF WONDER (in Yiddish)
Basya Schechter (oud guitar) Uri Sharlin (piano, keys, accordion) Megan Gould (violin) Noah Hoffeld (cello) Rich Stein (percussion)

10 pm
ITZIK MANGER—CHUMESH LIDER (A New Project in Yiddish)
Basya Schechter (oud guitar) Uri Sharlin (piano, keys, accordion) Megan Gould (violin) Noah Hoffeld (cello) Rich Stein (percussion)


1/28 Wednesday
8 pm
Meg Okura

10 pm
Meg Okura's Pan Asian Jazz Chamber Ensemble plays PHARAOH's DAUGHTER
Meg Okura (erhu, violin) Brian Marsella (piano, toys) Sean Kupisz (electric bass, cajon) plus guests: Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Sam Newsome (sax)


1/29 Thursday
8 pm
PHAROAH'S DAUGHTER—Singer Songwriter (in English)
Basya Schechter (voice, guitar) Daphna Mor (flute) Meg Okura (violin) Uri Sharlin (piano, keys) Mathias Kunzli (percussion) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Yuval Lion (drums)

10 pm
THE DARSHAN PROJECT—A Collaboration with Eden Perlstein and Tamer Pinarbasi
Basya Schechter (oud, vocals, percussion) Eden Perlstein (voice/rhyme) Tamer Pinarbasi (kanoun) Shir Yaakov (guitar, vocals)


1/30 Friday
8 pm
QUEEN'S DOMINION
Basya Schechter (voice, guitar) Daphna Mor (flute) Meg Okura (violin) Uri Sharlin (piano, keys) Mathias Kunzli (percussion) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Yuval Lion (drums)

10 pm
PHAROAH'S DAUGHTER—SHABBAT TISH
Basya Schechter (voice, guitar) Daphna Mor (flute) Meg Okura (violin) Uri Sharlin (piano, keys) Mathias Kunzli (percussion) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Yuval Lion (drums)


1/31 Saturday (SC)
8 pm
PHAROAH'S DAUGHTER—DUMIYAH (cd release party)
Basya Schechter (voice, guitar) Daphna Mor (flute) Meg Okura (violin) Uri Sharlin (piano, keys) Mathias Kunzli (percussion) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Yuval Lion (drums)

10 pm
PHAROAH'S DAUGHTER—SONG OF SONGS
Basya Schechter (voice, guitar) Daphna Mor (flute) Meg Okura (violin) Uri Sharlin (piano, keys) Mathias Kunzli (percussion) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Yuval Lion (drums)


 

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