Janney_Laswell Collage II

Christopher Janney, Bill Laswell, Sheila E., Trilok Gurtu, Lynn Mabry, Dave Revels, DJ Adam Gibbons At NYC’s Gramercy Theater, 11/25

“Exploring the Hidden Music” HeartBeat | Visual Music Project | Touch My Light | Interactive Sound / Light Installations Christopher Janney, Artistic Director Bill Laswell, Musical Director Tuesday, November 25, 2014; 8PM Gramercy Theater 127 E 23rd St. New York, NY 10010 Featured esteemed guests in performance are Sara Rudner …

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Mark Aanderud, Hernan Hecht and Stomu Takeishi as Molé Present a New Take On the Piano Trio

Freedom, experimentation and telepathy are the watch words for RGB, the latest transcendent collaboration of pianist-composer Mark Aanderud and drummer Hernan Hecht under their collective name of Molé. Joining the two longstanding partners on their second RareNoise outing is the inventive Japanese bassist and longtime New York resident Stomu Takeishi, …

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Hungarian Power Trio JÜ Joins Norwegian Saxophone Icon Kjetil Møster For RareNoiseRecords

Worlds collide when the raucous Budapest-based power trio ‘JÜ’ (consisting of fire-breathing guitarist Àdàm Mészáros, fuzz-bassist Ernö Hock and the remarkably flexible drummer Andràs Halmos) joins Bergen-based saxophonist Kjetil Møster for this subversive meeting of the minds on RareNoise Records. A powerful manifesto for ecstatic, exploratory, envelope-pushing music mixed by …

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Shows / Touring

Grammy Nominated Brazilian Trio – Helio Alves- Nilson Matta-Duduka Da Fonseca @ November 14 & 15 Jazz At Kitano 8 and 10PM

Brazilian Trio is a masterful amalgamation of musician/composer/arranger friends dedicated to perpetuating the artful blend of Brazilian classical music and jazz. The trio consists of pianist Helio Alves, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. Their 2009 debut CD, Forests, netted them a coveted Grammy nomination for Best Latin …

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CD Release: Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Blue

Audacious. How else would you describe a project to re-create note for note one of the most famous jazz albums of all time? That famous album, of course, would be Kind of Blue. Some other people may say it’s “unnecessary.” “Interesting.” “Foolish.” “Impudent.” “Inscrutable.” “Sardonic.” “Outrageous.” “Unoriginal.” “Blasphemous.” Or “mischievous.” …

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New CD ReleasesNews

Jon Batiste, Chad Smith, Bill Laswell – M.O.D. Technologies Releases Collaboration Of Three Outstanding Musical Voices

The Process. An album. Transformative pianist and uplifting young visionary from New York City via New Orleans – Jon Batiste, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer – Chad Smith and legendary bassist / producer – Bill Laswell, detonate avant-funk, African styles, electric Miles Davis, Meters, Mutant Hip Hop, Ginger Baker…and more, …

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