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June 2008 at the Stone 
curated by Anthony Coleman and Brad Jones

6/1 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Julie's "Ghost of a Chance Defense Fun(d) Band"
Julie aka Ezelle/Patton (voicesays) Special Guest Henry Grimes, Poet of the Air (words, instrumental voicing) Brad Jones (bass) Drew Gardner (percussion) Rod Williams (piano) Paul Van Curen (guitar) Taiyo de Jong
The always intriguing poet and performance artist Julie Patton in a rare New York appearance.

10 pm
James Uhart and Gino Sitson duo
James Uhart (piano) Gino Sitson (voice, body percussion)
New York-based Cameroonian vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson & rising star British pianist James Uhart perform tunes from their upcoming album "Conversation". NOT TO BE MISSED!

6/3 Tuesday (NYYT)
8 pm
MVP Joe Morris/John Voigt/Tom Plsek
Joe Morris (guitar) John Voigt (bass) Tom Plsek (trombone)

10 pm
Liberty Ellman
Liberty Ellman (guitar) Vijay Iyer (piano) Stephan Crump (bass) Damion Reid (drums)

6/4 Wednesday (SK)
8 pm
Rat Race Choir
Dean Bowman (vocals) Diane Moser (piano) Kevin Ray (bass) Andrew Drury (drums)
The Rat-Race Choir is a band dedicated to exploring the music of Bob Dylan.

10 pm
Bruce Brubaker Solo
Bruce Brubaker (piano)
Philip Glass: "Mad Rush" / William Duckworth: Selections from "The Time Curve Preludes" / Philip Glass: Wichita Vortex Sutra / Alvin Curran: Hope Street Tunnel Blues III

6/5 Thursday (AG)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Improv Night—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Brad Jones (bass) Anthony Coleman (piano) and many special guests
Come out and support the Stone! TWENTY DOLLARS

6/6 Friday (JC)
8 pm
Fred Lonberg-Holm and Nate Wooley
Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) Nate Wooley (trumpet)
Lonberg-Holm and Wooley have played a number of times in different combinations in Chicago. This is their first time playing together in New York.

10 pm
Michael Blake Band
Michael Blake (saxophones) Ryan Blotnick (guitar) Jesse Stacken (piano) Michael Bates (bass) Russell Lacy (drums)
Blake's new band emphasizes a passion for modern blues with soul and abstract lyricism.

6/7 Saturday (CB)
8 pm
Brandon Ross (guitar, banjo, vocal) Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar) JT Lewis (drums)
BLAZING BEAUTY is Brandon Ross's acoustic electric group featured on his Japanese releases "Costume" 2004 and "Puppet" 2006. Usually a quartet, the trio version sets up Ross's music in a chamber of gestural interaction through the range of a kind of "Future Folk Music".

10 pm
Greg Kelley Trio
Greg Kelley (bugle) Alan Licht (piano, chord organ) Sean Meehan (snare drum)
In Repetition, Kierkegaard sings the praises of that simplest of instruments, the post-horn...

"That is my instrument - for many reasons and principally for this, that one never can be sure of eliciting from the instrument the same note. And he who puts it to his mouth and deposits his wisdom therein can never be guilty of repetition: and he who instead of making answer to his friend holds out to him a post-horn with a polite request to use it, although he says nothing, has explained all. This is my symbol. As the ascetics of old placed a skull upon the table and by the contemplation of it directed their meditation so shall the post-horn upon my table always remind me of what the significance of life really is."

The post-horn's cousin the bugle will be used as tonight's contemplative skull, alongside a snare drum, piano and chord organ, all begging the question, previously asked by Harry Pussy, "What was music?"

6/8 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Ted Reichman Solo
Ted Reichman (accordion)

10 pm
Uri Caine Solo
Uri Caine (piano)
Playing Mahler, Fats Waller, and some original pieces.

6/10 Tuesday (IQ)
8 pm
Shoko Nagai's "Momentum"
Shoko Nagai (piano, auto harp, effect) Miya Masaoka (koto, electronics) Okkyung Lee (cello)
Newest experimental project based on a tale of "floating world," a world where illusion is sustained by multiple shifting elements.

10 pm
Dual Identity
Steve Lehman (alto saxophone, composition) Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone, composition) Liberty Ellman (guitar) Matt Brewer (bass) Damion Reid (drums)
Founded by Rudresh Mahanthappa and Steve Lehman in 2004, Dual Identity explores the overlapping musical worlds of these award-winning composer/performers.

6/11 Wednesday (GG)
8 pm
Chris McIntyre
Pete Drungle (piano, electronics) George Rush (upright and elec. bass) Fred Kennedy (drums) Chris McIntyre (trombone, nord lead2)
A new Brooklyn-based collective made up of players and composers working in various avant and otherwise musical realms. In additon to leading their own groups, collaborative experiences of the members include projects such as Slavic Soul Party!, Guignol, Michael Portnoy, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Ne(x)tworks, and Klezmer Madness, among many others.

10 pm
Vijay Iyer (piano, compositions) Steve Lehman (saxophone, compositions) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions)
Celebrating the release of "Door" on Pi Recordings.

6/12 Thursday (CB)
8 pm
Jamie Saft (bass, minimoog, circuits) Mike Pride (drums and vocals)

10 pm
DJ Olive
DJ Olive (turntables) and TBA
Dj Olive produces "Vinyl Scores" for the turntable. These are palettes of sound or compositional components produced in his studio and then pressed on 12" vinyl. Turntablists then interpret these scores. "What you mix and what I mix will always be different but the sounds are the same".

6/13 Friday (RK)
8 pm
Trio 206
Anthony Coleman (piano) Elliott Sharp (guitar) John Zorn (alto sax)

10 pm
Dark Beauty - Romantic Songs for Friday the 13th
Frank London (trumpet) Anthony Coleman (piano) Newman Baker (drums) TBA (bass)

6/14 Saturday (JG)
8 pm
Elliott Sharp's Orchestra Carbon performs Quarks Swim Free
Judith Insell (viola) Chris McIntire, Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Emily Manzo, Anthony Coleman (piano) Reuben Radding (bass) Rachel Golub (violin) Danny Tunick (percussion) Kevin Ray (bass) WuNa (gu-jin) E# (guitar, bass clarinet)
Two algorithmic compositions based on bird flocking, recombinant RNA, cellular automata, and chaos theory. All acoustic!

10 pm
Elliott Sharp's Orchestra Carbon performs SyndaKit
Judith Insell (viola) Chris McIntire, Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Emily Manzo, Anthony Coleman (piano) Reuben Radding (bass) Rachel Golub (violin) Danny Tunick (percussion) Kevin Ray (bass) WuNa (gu-jin) E# (guitar, bass clarinet)
Two algorithmic compositions based on bird flocking, recombinant RNA, cellular automata, and chaos theory. All acoustic!

6/15 Sunday (GG)
8 pm
of ether((and others))
Tom Blancarte (bass) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Sam Kulik (bass trombone) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Christopher Hoffman (cello)

10 pm
Giacomo Merega, Joe Morris and Noah Kaplan
Giacomo Merega (electric and prepared bass) Joe Morris (electric guitar) Noah Kaplan (saxophones)
Bassist Merega and saxophonist Kaplan, who recently released a trio cd with slide-master David Tronzo, join forces with guitarist Morris for a set of improvisations both furious and focused.

6/17 Tuesday (JC)
8 pm
Anthony Coleman—Chamber Music
Alex Waterman (cello) Jenny Choi (violin) Stephanie Griffin (viola) Stephen Gosling (piano) Marty Ehrlich (bass clarinet)

10 pm
Gleason's Twins
Kristen Slipp (voice, words) Joe Moffett (trumpet, words)
Gleason's Twins is an ensemble enthralled with the blur between speech and music. The duo performs settings of its original poems, blending composition and improvisation.

6/18 Wednesday (SK)
8 pm
Yoshida Tatsuya and Anthony Coleman
Yoshida Tatsuya (drums) Anthony Coleman (piano, organ) and TBA

10 pm
Hans Koch, Okkyung Lee and Sylvie Courvoisier
Hans Koch (reeds) Okkyung Lee (cello) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)

6/19 Thursday (NYYT)
8 pm
Gerald Cleaver, William Parker and Craig Taborn
Gerald Cleaver (drums) William Parker (bass) Craig Taborn (piano)

10 pm
Marty Ehrlich's For Altos
Marty Ehrlich (alto sax) Michael Attias (alto sax) Andy Laster (alto sax) Ned Rothenberg (alto sax)

6/20 Friday (KT)
8 pm
Anthony Coleman...It Was In A Hotel
Michael Attias (reeds) Doug Wieselman (reeds) Ashley Paul (reeds) Alex Waterman (cello) Dave Shively (percussion) Eli Keszler (percussion) Anthony Coleman (piano, organ)
Coleman's first new band project in years! Based on late nights spent wandering near-empty public and semi-public spaces.

10 pm
Anthony Coleman...It Was In A Hotel
Michael Attias (reeds) Doug Wieselman (reeds) Ashley Paul (reeds) Alex Waterman (cello) Dave Shively (percussion) Eli Keszler (percussion) Anthony Coleman (piano, organ)
Coleman's first new band project in years! Based on late nights spent wandering near-empty public and semi-public spaces.

6/21 Saturday (JG)
8 pm
Anthony Coleman, Brad Jones and Marc Ribot
Anthony Coleman (piano) Brad Jones (bass) Marc Ribot (guitar)

10 pm
Ceramic Dog
Marc Ribot (guitar) Shahzad Ismaily (bass) Ches Smith (drums)
A free improv set.

6/22 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Barney McAll's Triplum
Barney McAll (piano, chucky, electronics) Julie Patton (voice, words of doom) Peter Schlamb (vibraphone) Nir Felder (guitar)
New compositions for the upper register with text by Opal Whiteley. Pump Up The Treble.

10 pm
Jason Kao Hwang—EDGE
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, flugelhorn) Andrew Drury (drum set) Ken Filiano (string bass) Jason Kao Hwang (composer, violin, viola)
Jason Kao Hwang—EDGE will premiere new compositions along with music from “Stories Before Within,” their new CD on Innova Records.

6/24 Tuesday (CW)
8 pm
Marvin Sewell Group
Marvin Sewell (guitars) Jerome Harris (acoustic bass guitar) Rachelle Garniez (accordion) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Joe "Sonny" Barbato (accordion, piano)

10 pm
Doug Wieselman's Zitherine Trio with Doug Wieselman
Doug Wieselman (reeds, guitar) Shazad Ismaily (bass) Dougie Bowne (drums)

6/25 Wednesday (NYYT)
8 pm
Hooper Piccalero
Lauren Strobel (trumpet) Danilo Henriquez (trumpet) Derek Beckvold (baritone sax) Matt Plummer (trombone)
Hooper Piccalero uses improvisation, original compositions, theater and an indomitable will to survive to create unpredictable layered spiked dreamy music.

10 pm
Cuddle Magic
Christopher McDonald (keyboards) Ben Davis (bass) Dave Flaherty (drums) Ashley Paul (reeds) Kristen Slipp (voice) Maximillian Haft (violin) Cole Kamen-Green, Bridget Kearney (bass) Mike Calabreeze, Matt Plummer (trombone) and TBA
Cuddle Magic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that performs lush, whimsical songs with wide ranging instrumentation including strings, percussion, vibraphone, trumpet, clarinet, keyboards, guitars, and sweet vocal harmonies. Their self-titled debut release features the songwriting talents of Ben and Tim Davis (www.myspace.com/benldavis), Ashley Paul (www.myspace.com/ashleypaul), Alec Spiegelman (www.alecspiegelman.com), Kristin Slipp, and Christopher McDonald. Band website www.cuddle-magic.com

6/26 Thursday (BG)
8 pm
Brad Jones Quartet
Brad Jones (bass) Bob DeBellis (alto sax, bass clarinet) Aaron Stewart (tenor and soprano sax) Marcus Gilmore (drums)
Playing selections from his 2002 CD "Pouring My Heart In" as well as debuting some new music.

10 pm
Brad Jones' Avant-Lounge
Brad Jones (baby bass) Bruce Williams (alto and soprano sax) Bill Ware (vibes) Barney McCall (keyboards) Nate Smith (drums)
New project focusing on the treatments of compositions by Andrew Hill, Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, and possibly Cecil Taylor.

6/27 Friday (SBTD)
8 pm
Marcus Strickland
Marcus Strickland (sax) and his band

10 pm
David Gilmore Trio
David Gilmore (guitars) Brad Jones (bass) E.J. Strickland (drums)
Playing selections from David's critically acclaimed 2006 CD release "Unified Presence"

6/28 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
La Mar Enfortuna
Oren Bloedow (guitar) Jennifer Charles (voice) Brahim Fribgane (oud) Ted Reichman (accordion) Zafer Tawil (violin) Oscar Noriega (clarinet) Jonathan Maron (bass) Robert Dipietro (drums)
"Sephardic diaspora" project. FIFTEEN dollars.

10 pm
Masabumi Kikuchi's PTM+1
Masabumi Kikuchi (piano) Michaël Attias (saxophones) Thomas Morgan (bass) Kresten Osgood (drums)
In a rare non-Village Vanguard New York appearance, legendary pianist Masabumi Kikuchi (Poo-Sun), whose career includes concerts and recordings with Paul Motian, Elvin Jones, Sonny Rollins and Gil Evans (as well his numerous own projects in a dazzling array of styles and explorations) assembles his new group for an evening of improvisation.

6/29 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Sam Bardfeld's Small Fruit Trio
Sam Bardfeld (violin) Liberty Ellman (guitar) Brad Jones (bass)
New pieces exploring the line between the delicate and the indelicate.

10 pm
Charlie Burnham's Hidden City
Charlie Burnham (violin, mandolin, voice) Marika Hughes (cello) Marvin Sewell (guitar) Dom Richards (bass)
Charlie presents a new string quartet.

R. Nemo Hill presents
30 June, 2008 ~ 8PM
THE BOOK OF THE BODY: Whitman and his children
Walt Whitman and Jee Leong Koh
Thomas Fucaloro, Jane Ormerod,John Marcus Powell, Iris N. Schwartz