A TRIBUTE TO ‘NEW YORK EYE AND EAR CONTROL’ Concert

Brooklyn NY: The summer jazz concert season kicks off to an early start with a rousing tribute to the celebrated recording ‘New York Eye and Ear Control’ as it hits its golden anniversary. This seminal album of the Free Jazz canon was conceived by Albert Ayler and realized with an all-star ensemble of improvisers who defined the movement. Some fifty years hence, a wide swath of New York Jazz underground instrumentalists fete it with four sets of contemporary fire music. The headliners are a one-time only assemblage dubbed here as The Veterans of Free, a combo of artists who were vital parts of the scene during Free Jazz’s development and still stand now as leading figures. And the opening attraction is celebrated downtown poet Steve Dalachinsky whose mix of spoken word and improv crosses the decades. The other artists performing represent the improvisational new music sounds of the past thirty+ years heard in Manhattan and Brooklyn performance spaces right into today.

Dissident Arts and the Firehouse Space present
A TRIBUTE TO “NEW YORK EYE AND EAR CONTROL” The 50th Anniversary of the Free Jazz Classic!
In summer, 1964, Albert Ayler gathered Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray in a studio to record the legendary album ‘NEW YORK EYE AND EAR CONTROL’ (ESP-Disk), the free score to the film of the same name by Michael Snow, creating a hallmark of the New Thing in a revolutionary time. Fifty years hence it is celebrated by…

-’VETERANS OF FREE’ ALL-STAR ENSEMBLE:
Daniel Carter- saxophones, trumpet. Karl Berger- vibes, piano. Warren Smith- drumkit, percussion. Will Connell- saxophone, flute, bass clarinet. Ingrid Sertso- voice. And with Ken Filiano on bass.

-STEVE DALACHINSKY:
Steve Dalachinsky- poetry. Rocco John Iacovone- alto saxophone. Plus guests.

-THE RAS MOSHE UNIT:
Ras Moshe- saxophones, flute, bells. Dave Ross- electric guitar. John Pietaro- vibes, percussion. Andrew Drury- drum set, percussion.

-MATT LAVELLE’S 12 HOUSES ORCHESTRA:
Matt Lavelle- trumpet, alto clarinet, musical direction. Anais- voice. Mary Cherney- flute, alto flute. Claire de Brunner- bassoon. Lee Odom- clarinet, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet. Charles Waters- alto saxophone, clarinet. Ras Moshe- tenor and soprano saxophones, flute. Tim Stocker- baritone saxophone. Gil Selinger-cello. Chris Forbes- piano. John Pietaro- vibraphone, percussion. Anders Nilsson- guitar. Francois Grillot- bass. Reggie Sylvester- drums

Date: Sunday, June 1st 2014

Time: 3PM – 6:30PM –
Steve Dalachinsky (3PM)
Ras Moshe Unit (3:30)
The Veterans of Free (4:30)
12 Houses (5:30)

Location: The Firehouse Space 246 Frost Street, Brooklyn New York 11211

Curated by John Pietaro – For more information please see www.DissidentArts.com