Recommendations for Tuesday, February 7, 2006
this week's New York Night Train show list - go
Taylor plus 2:3 AHA with Albey Bagochian and Jackson Krall
– Blue Note $25. One of the most important
composers and improvisers of the 20th century, Cecil Taylor
has consistently rebelled against currents in jazz and mainstream
music and explored new alleys. More punk rock than any of
you, he’s still a challenging listen forty years later
and, as he’s been playing with larger ensembles of late,
this is a great opportunity to check him out with a small
band in an intimate (albeit expensive) atmosphere. PS: Not
the scandinavian "Take on Me" AHA.
Lucas, Alan Licht & Billy Ficca Tonic 8PM $10. Gary
Lucas is of course the bizarre and astounding guitar hero
that made his name with late-period Captain Beefheart and
has gone on to play with everyone you can think of. Tonight
he plays a night of improv with Television’s Billy Ficca
on drums and the talented and prolific writer/musician/Tonic
dude Alan Licht on the other guitar. With special guest vocalist
Fay Victor and sax-man Jason Candler.
Music Tonic 10PM $8. Stick around Tonic for the late
show, Everybody's Music - with an all-star cast led by contemporary
jazz legend Daniel Carter, and featuring the significant talents
of Blaise Siwula, Ed Chang, Motoko Shimizu, Michael Evans,
Tom Shad,and Jeffrey Shurdut.
Burnt Sugar - Zebulon FREE. Author/critic/journalist/guitarist/conductor
Greg Tate’s Burnt Sugar is at Zebulon. Modeled after
Bitche's Brew, Burnt Sugar employs the unusual improvisational
conduction system devised, employed, and made famous by Lawrence
Soul Party! – Barbes $8. Matt Moran’s
twelve piece Slavic Soul Party is brass band that’s
been shaking ‘em down around Brooklyn for some time.
In addition to their fine musicianship, this band’s
strongsuit is their inclusiveness - you’ll find no shortage
of funk, or jazz (they do a mean version of late-period Ellington’s
“Blue Pepper”), or South and East Asian references
tacked on to the eastern European base. Oh, I almost forgot,
it can turn out to be a pretty wild and woolly dance party.
Yeasayer, Olympia Zadora - Cake Shop $6 . Matt Pond PA, dios
(malos), Willy Mason - Bowery Ballroom $13/$15. Mudboy, Yomulyuk,
Echolocator, Glen Olden, Bisexual Genghis Khan - Tommy’s
Tavern $5. Also worth checking out tonight, Tommy’s
Tavern has Mudboy, Yomulyuk, Echolocator, Glen Olden, Bisexual
Genghis Khan. The Bowery has Matt Pond PA, dios (malos), and
Willy Mason which you can read a lot more about in other more
obvious rags. And the Cake Shop features xTx/Yeasayer, and
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