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, email@example.com
This Weekend At Cornelia Street Cafe
Fri Jul 30
9:00PM & 10:30PM JACAM MANRICKS GROUP – CD RELEASE FOR TRIGONOMETRY
(Jacam Manricks, saxophones, compositions; Joe Martin, bass; Ari Hoenig, drums; George Colligan, piano)
Saxophonist Jacám Manricks takes us along a new Jazz tangent on his breathtaking tour de force release "Trigonometry." This exciting musical program covers all the angles as Manricks’ brilliant original compositions will be presented by an amazing group of players, including celebrated drummer Ari Hoenig , steadfast bassist Joe Martin, and the ever bombastic George Colligan on piano. "Superb saxophone work, intellectually stimulating writing and ingeniously dovetailed rhythmic lines are the three sides that form the musical shape on Trigonometry"
– All About Jazz What is said about Manricks’ first CD, Labyrinth: “mellifluous…meditative…beautifully contoured… “An impressive collection of pieces…“A composer beyond the confines of genre perception” 4 stars!
Downbeat Magazine “Labyrinth is a piece of work that does for jazz what author Walt Whitman did for existentialism, he gives the genre meaning that people can relate to and apply to their own lives.”
Cover $10 http://www.jacammanricks.com
Sat Jul 31
8:30PM KRIS DAVIS/JOHN HÉBERT/TOM RAINEY
(Kris Davis, piano, compositions; John Hébert, bass; Tom Rainey, drums)
CD RELEASE for Good Citizen on Fresh Sound Records Good Citizen is Davis’ fourth release on Fresh Sound Records as a leader. The music she composed for the trio, featuring John Hebert and Tom Rainey, creates short, concise pieces, and focuses on the interplay within the trio.
Sat Jul 31
10:30 PM INGRID LAUBROCK/TYSHAWN SOREY/KRIS DAVIS
(Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Kris Davis, piano)
CD RELEASE for Paradoxical Frog on Clean Feed Records This exciting new trio release sees Drummer Tyshawn Sorey, pianist Kris Davis and reedist Ingrid Laubrock, all extremely thoughtful and engaging composer-improvisers, join forces.
– read more: http://www.cleanfeed-records.com/disco2US.asp?intID=317 […] a wowingly sensitive encounter with mostly-free but sometimes creatively structured music of the moment, and one of the most memorable sets of the festival.
Joseph Woodard /Jazz Times
Sun Aug 01
6:00PM KIRK NUROCK, SOLO JAZZ PIANIST
Kirk Nurock orchestrated for Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie and Meredith Monk, composed a work for 2O voices and 3 canines which he conducted at Carnegie Hall, and won a scholarship at age 16, awarded by Duke Ellington. But when he sits down to a piano, strange universes collide. Nurock deconstructs standards and jazz classics through a highly personal post-modernism. Keyboard Magazine called him "joyously iconoclastic" and the Village Voice said “Nurock is a composer-pianist who has always defied categorization.” Come hear why!!
Cover $10 (plus $ 7 Drink Minimum)
Sun Aug 01
8:30PM ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO
(Eri Yamamoto, piano; David Ambrosio, bass; Ikuo Takeuchi, drums)
This new album of her all-new, all-original pieces are all brought to life with ebullience and deep sensitivity by her long-running Trio partners, bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi. Half of these pieces were composed as a new soundtrack suite to the 1932 silent film,"I was born, but…", by Japanese director asujiro Ozu, one of the most important filmmakers in cinema history. The film deals with the unchanging human situation that we don’t choose which family we’re born into, and the problems that come with this. While Ozu’s film is serious and sometimes heartbreaking, it also has lightness and humor; Yamamoto’s compositions accentuate this emotional complexity. The other five pieces, equally compelling and far ranging in mood, were composed through capturing Eri’s experiences living in NYC and her touring around the world over the last two years.
Cover $10 http://www.eriyamamoto.com
Mon Aug 02
8:30PM ALTERNATIVE GUITAR MEETING
(Vic Juris, guitar; Mary Halvorsen, guitar)
Guitarist/composer and guest curator Joel Harrison has assembled some of the world’s finest improvising guitarists for a three day festival at Cornelia St. Café 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. Mr. Harrison on the players:
Vic Juris is, to me, a master guitarist. He plays jazz standards as well as anyone alive, but also veers into all kinds of surprising modernism. His nylon string playing is lovely, and his feel and imagination are incredible. Mary Halvorsen is a fresh face on the scene, a Braxton acolyte, with a fiercely independent style. I have no idea what these two will sound like together which is absolutely enticing. I have a feeling they won’t play Stella by Starlight but if they do you may not know it.
Cover $10 http://www.maryhalvorson.com
Mon Aug 02
10:PM ALTERNATIVE GUITAR MEETING
(Pete McCan, guitar; Adam Rodgers, guitar)
The players, according to Harrison: Pete McCann: Pete is the Clark Kent of guitar- watch out when he steps in the phone booth. Whether playing his own compositions, Mahavishnu music, or Jazz tunes, he uses deadly force with a smile. Adam Rogers…what can I say about a guy who soloed next to Michael Brecker for many years? Everything he does comes out sounding perfect. Adam’s technique extends into so many avenues of guitar playing it’s silly. He is an encyclopedia of guitar.
Fri Jul 30
6:00PM SON OF PONY
(Clara Hsu, featured poet)
We love months with five Fridays because Ms Sheeler hosts our Pony open mic an extra night. Is this a wonderful world or is this a wonderful world?
Jackie Sheeler, host. Cover $7
Sat Jul 31
6:00PM HYDROGEN JUKEBOX
Poetry-Music Reading Series with the Hydro Juke improv band, The Ne’er-do-wells. Open mic-sign up (arrive early to make the list).
Brant Lyon, host. Cover $7
Mon Aug 02
6:00PM MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Actors, time limits, laughter, tears, our floorboards are used to perfection. An Evening of Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!
Tulis McCall, host. Cover $10 http://www.monologuesandmadness.com