Keep Sane: Listen to Music

Given the situation, the need to keep mind on even, working keel is essential — too much reading in the proses of urgency is bad for eyes & mind; close these for a moment but open ears: listen, listen in, listen up, listen down. Ps. I have been listening all day to Matthew Shipp’s Trio latest release: PIANO SONG. It is absolutely gorgeous. Don’t miss it! Haven’t been able to locate any upload … Read more Keep Sane: Listen to Music

Steve Dalachinsky Celebrates Butch Morris

Conduction # Infinity (Out of Reach but Never Out of Touch) 1. Butch: his mischievous smile > stern look > open laugh > dapper apparel >a real dandy > like back in the days when > his midrange slightly twanged voice >everything I’ll say is clichéd pompous emotional > rubbed in ashes at times > such elaborate performance we produce sometimes for no one > the wind > trees … Read more Steve Dalachinsky Celebrates Butch Morris

Do Not Miss the Matthew Shipp Trio!

For my money, this is the best jazz happening right now in New York & beyond. Don’t miss it! Oct. 7 and 8, both sets both nights, 8 and 10 pm Matthew Shipp Trio with Whit Dickey and Michael Bisio  The Stone Ave C and E. 2nd St, NYC Pianist Matthew Shipp persists as a resilient outsider, maintaining strong ties to NYC’s free-jazz community even as he assails its orthodoxies. He … Read more Do Not Miss the Matthew Shipp Trio!

If In The Pyrenees, Catch Us…

  Centre de Montagne / Germ-Louron Mercredi 10 Août 2011   19h : Fredreric Maintenant / piano / apéro / jardin 20h : repas (nombre limité, il faut réserver! voir détail ci-dessous) 21h 30            Nicole Peyrafitte (chant, textes) Pierre Joris (textes) Michel Batlle (guitare, textes) Frédéric Maintenant (claviers) Guy Ould Yahoui (batterie)   Entrée libre et gratuite. Repas sur réservation: Adultes : 13 € / Enfant (- 12 ans) : 10 €  Tél: 05 62 … Read more If In The Pyrenees, Catch Us…

Debussy, the Moon, Lacy

Well, quiet day at home, after coming in late last night after an excellent MET presentation of  Debussy’s Péléas and Mélisande, and staying up a few more hours to catch the incredible full eclipse of the moon. Today unwrapped our end-of-year gift to ourselves, a record player that should allow us to digitalize old vinyls, and spent much time doing just that, starting with some of Nicole’s favorite Bill … Read more Debussy, the Moon, Lacy

Saturday Night Pleasures: Crothers & Bisio

It may have been hotter than hell at The Stone tonight, but after 5 minutes you knew that even if it was a July scorcher in NYC, the real heat was coming from the two musicians who were cookin’ onstage: Connie Crothers (piano) & Michael Bisio (double bass). A fifty minute set without interruptions, pure playing, pure impro-travelogue, exhilarating for the listener, but, or so it seemed to me, … Read more Saturday Night Pleasures: Crothers & Bisio

Peyrafitte, Joris & Bisio @ Local269

Monday March 29th 8PM Nicole Peyrafitte, Pierre Joris & Michael Bisio (bass) THE LOCAL 269 269 E Houston Street NYC check out the full line up and details as the NY Times put it: “EVOLVING VOICE/EVOLVING MUSIC (Monday) The headliner on this edition of the experimental music series, appearing at 10 p.m., is Bizingas, a quartet with Kirk Knuffke on trumpet, Brian Drye on trombone, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar … Read more Peyrafitte, Joris & Bisio @ Local269