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Fieldwork @ the Stone

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Fieldwork @ the Stone

Fieldwork @ the Stone

Steve Lehman (alto saxophone, compositions) Tyshawn Sorey (drums, compositions) Vijay Iyer (piano, compositions). Very interesting compositions. Lots of space, an incredible palette of sounds getting together, really varied use of registers and dynamics. Weird, how even most complicated and far out things sound so natural with this band. Tyhsawn Sorey is one-of-a-kind drummer, I’m really happy that I finally got to heat his playing.

But yeah, the HEAT was even more terrible than yesterday. I guess that didn’t help that it was a sold-out show… Was the trio’s first performance since last Fall, so I guess a lot of people were coming for the new stuff. They actually only played one new composition on the first set. Yeah, the music was great – definitely worth the $10 cover 😀 And I guess it was even worth suffering the HEAT. But I’m not going there anymore, until it cools down.

Written by Ines

August 20, 2009 at 2:38 am

Joe Albano’s Meanderthals @ the Stone

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Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

Joe Albano (woodwinds, compositions), Steve Ruel (saxophones), Aki Ishiguro (guitar), Nick Jozwiak (bass), Dave Cole (drums). Sounded loud, electric and adventurous, quite complicated modern stuff 😀 I guess one needs to have spent some time in New York to really enjoy it – I did, actually. A couple of months ago, maybe I wouldn’t have, though. Was very interesting. But, oh my God, THE HEAT… Now I want to go back to the Stone (lots of reasons for it this month – Tyshawn Sorey is curating it in August), but I’m really scared of the heat. Seems like they turn on their AC very reluctantly – but I suspect they actually do have one… Anyway, the heat was unreal.

Written by Ines

August 19, 2009 at 11:54 am

Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

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Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

Joe Albano (woodwinds, compositions), Steve Ruel (saxophones), Aki Ishiguro (guitar), Nick Jozwiak (bass), Dave Cole (drums). Sounded loud, electric and adventurous, quite complicated modern stuff 😀 I guess one needs to have spent some time in New York to really enjoy it – I did, actually. A couple of months ago, maybe I wouldn’t have, though. Was very interesting. But, oh my God, THE HEAT… Now I want to go back to the Stone (lots of reasons for it this month – Tyshawn Sorey is curating it in August), but I’m really scared of the heat. Seems like they turn on their AC very reluctantly – but I suspect they actually do have one… Anyway, the heat was unreal.

Written by Ines

August 19, 2009 at 11:54 am