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
Here are some stills of Nicole Peyrafitte’s gig this past Saturday at the Firehouse in Brooklyn. After an excellent first set by the two superb double bass players Michael Bisio and Ken Filinao, Nicole joined the duo & they played a breathtaking second set, which also featured appearances by Firehouse artistic director Sandra Sprecher on piano & la Grande Dame of the piano, Connie Crothers. I shot some amateurish videos which … Read more The Firehouse Gig
RRM at Caffè Lena December 2011 [phot0 Caroline Isachsen] After the very successful premiere of her & Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s film “Mirage” (here) Nicole Peyrafitte will (in her own words) “be switching robes on Sunday September 30, 4PM for a much anticipated gig with Michael Bisio. The beautiful Lower Manhattan 6BC Garden will provide an incredible setting to perform a new installment of Remember-Reflect-Mark, a site/theme specific series of performances that generates music, voice & markings. The first installment of R-R-M was … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte Live!
Photos Copyright © John Sharpe Many thanks to all — & there were many, way too many for me to answer each one — who sent birthday greetings. I finished my quatorze juillet / bastille day celebration at The Stone, New York’s best avant-garde/impro jazz venue, listening to the Blood Trio — Sabir Mateen (woodwinds) Whit Dickey (drums) Michael Bisio (bass) — playing a breath-taking set, amazing clarity of sound & tone, brilliant inventiveness — … Read more Ending the Day with the Blood Trio
Did make it to the final gig of the Matthew Shipp Trio — Matthew Shipp, piano; Michael Bisio, Bass; Whit Dickey, drums — at the Stone on Saturday night! Here the opening 5 minutes of the 10 p.m. Saturday night gig: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]
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!
Bonjour! Hope this message finds you well and all recovered from the storm. Below is my schedule for the next month. A lot of exciting gigs coming up here in NYC and in France. Sunday Sept. 11 7:30 p.m Poetry in Remembrance at Erika’s Loft in Brooklyn- Williamsburg poetry reading to celebrate and grieve those loved and lost on this 10th anniversary phone 917 865 4875 https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187457654632068 Monday September 19 8PM … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte’s Fall Program
I’ve been listening to a pre-release copy of this recording again and again in this, my winter incarnation as the ‘immobile nomad’ (to quote Albert Memmi), and, ladies and gentlemen, this is indeed Travel Music. added 1/10/11: And now the CD is officially out — & I heard a mind-blowing concert last night at Station 269 with Bisio doing a 45-minute solo. Here’s an excerpt: [Audio clip: view full … Read more Travel Music
Monday August 23rd 8PM TRIALOGUES Nicole Peyrafitte / Pierre Joris / Michael Bisio (bass) THE LOCAL 269 269 E Houston Street NYC Trialogues are improvised collaborative exchanges inside a set time limit between 3 protagonists unconditionallydedicated to their chosen mode of expression: Joris to his nomadic poetry in its wandering, rhizomatic explorations; Peyrafitte to her nourishing, sensual, campy and scintillating multi-layered vocal range & texts ; Bisio to the … Read more Trialogues @ Local 269
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