29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York 212-989-9319
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, V, F to West 4th St.
Contact: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services, 845-986-1677, firstname.lastname@example.org Tonight At Cornelia Street Cafe
Wed Aug 04
8:30PM ALTERNATIVE GUITAR MEETING
(Joel Harrison, steel guitar; Anupam Shobhakar, sarod)
Guest curator Joel Harrison has assembled some of the world’s finest improvising guitarists for a three day festival at Cornelia St. Cafe focusing on duos that bring together unusual, (mostly) first-time, pairings. The emphasis is on fearless innovators and improvisers- jazz, country, blues, rock, prog, noise, Indian, and classical will seamlessly meld together. Surprise will be the order of the day.
Joel Harrison is not going to write about himself! But he (I) can say that the pairing with sarod fulfills a lifelong dream to collaborate with an Indian classical musician. I plan to play mostly National Steel Guitar, using slide. These instruments, the multi-stringed sarod and National Steel, are like long lost brothers. We’ll play original pieces as well as arrangements of traditional American and Indian music. Anupam Shobhakar, from Bombay, is a young master of his instrument, an immense talent, and the great nephew of the best-known sarodist of the past 50 years, Ali Akbar Khan.
Wed Aug 04 10PM ALTERNATIVE GUITAR MEETING
(Elliott Sharp, guitar; Marc Ribot, guitar)
Elliot Sharp defines the word “innovative”. His bag of tricks on guitar is truly deep. Whether tapping, skronking, wacking, pulling, or caressing the instrument, it’s always unique and in your face. Marc Ribot is one of the few players who crosses over from absolutely insane new music to absolutely lyrical American roots music. It’s nice to know that the same guy who played with John Zorn for so many years also played on the grammy winning Alison Krauss/ Robert Plant disc.
(NB: $15 cover includes both sets.)
Wednesday, Aug 04
6:00PM NEW YORK WRITERS IN PARIS: LITERARY LIVES IN THE CITY OF LIGHT
David Burke, author
Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin (who spent her adolescence and married in New York before going to Paris),
Richard Wright (who lived in the Village before he split for Paris) and James Baldwin,
and Allen Ginsberg and his iconic cronies at “The Beat Hotel.”
David Burke is a writer and documentary filmmaker who went to Paris in 1986 for what he thopught would be a brief stay, but he lived there for twenty years, and now divides his time between Paris and New York.
The writers Burke will treat of are Henry James and Edith Wharton,
Cover $7 (includes one house drink) http://www.writersinparis.com/