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  • Margaret Davis
    Dear music lovers, For those in the New York City area, those who may be visiting here soon, musicians from elsewhere who d like to explore possibilities to
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2001
      Dear music lovers,
       
      For those in the New York City area, those who may be visiting here soon,
      musicians from elsewhere who'd like to explore possibilities to play here,
      & anyone else who's interested, here's a listing of a few things going on
      in the next two weeks.  If you'd like to know more, please point your
      browser & your bookmark / "favorites" setting to my Web site,
      http://www.jazznewyork.org , where these & many other listings appear 
      on a continuous basis, updated approximately weekly.
       
      Joyful, peaceful, music~filled holidays to all! 
       
      Margaret Davis, Editor & Publisher,
      "Art Attack!,"
      the publication for & about liberation musicians in the NYC area.
       
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      THROUGH SUNDAY, 12/16; TUESDAY~SUNDAY, 12/18~12/23
       
      CHICK COREA & many guests, includ’g: Tues. & Wed., 12/4 & 12/5 BOBBY McFERRIN;
      Thurs.~Sun., 12/6~12/9 **** ROY HAYNES & others; Tues. & Wed., 12/18 & 12/19
      HERBIE HANCOCK, Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. at 6th Ave., 8 & 1O:3O p.m., $5O cover +
      $5 table min., $3O at bar. Info: 475~8592, <www.bluenote.net>.
       
      TUESDAYS, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18; SATURDAYS, 12/8 & 12/15
       
      **** SABIR MATEEN IMPROV WORKSHOPS, 5 Myles, 558 St. John’s Place betw.
      Classon & Franklin Ave., Bklyn, Sat’s & Sun. 2~5 p.m., Tues’s 6~9 p.m., $2OO for all or $5O
      each, no piano on premises (keyboards welcome). Take #1, 2, 4, 5 train to Franklin Ave., Bklyn &
      walk 2 blocks against traffic on Franklin to St. John’s. Info: (718) 783~4438, (212) 529~6O75,
      <sabteen@...>.
       
      THROUGH SUNDAY, 12/9
       
      AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FEST, films from Colombia, Cuba, Curaçao, Ecuador, France,
      Germany, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, U.K., & the U.S., shown through Wed., 12/5 at Anthology Film
      Archives, 32 2nd Ave. at 2nd St., 5O5~5181, x 4, <www.anthologyfilmarchives.org>; shown
      Thurs., 12/6 at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. at 12Oth St. (one block west of B’way),
      87O~6722, ~6784, <www.theriversidechurchny.org>; & shown Fri. & Sat., 12/7 & 12/8 at
      Columbia U., Teachers’ College, 525 W. 12Oth St. at B’way, 678~3OOO,
      <www.columbia.edu>; music~related films include Thurs., 12/4, "KIRIKOU & THE
      SORCERESS" by MICHEL OCELOT, film story based on African folklore, soundtrack sung &
      played on traditional instruments by YOUSSOU N’DOUR from Senegal (‘98?); festival pass for all
      films $1OO, or regular tix $8 & up. Overall festival info: 864~176O, <info@...>.
       
      TOM HARRELL & others, Iridium, 165O Broadway at 51st St., Fri. & Sat. 8, 1O:3O, &
      midnight, cover around $25 + $1O table min; wkdays + Sun. 8 & 1O p.m., around $2O cover +
      $1O min. (half~price cover for students w/ I.D. Tues’s~Thurs’s, 2nd set, if there’s room); check
      prices in bar. Info: 582~2121, 956~4676; <www.iridiumjazzclub.com>.
       
      GERI ALLEN w/ ROBERT HURST/ **** BILLY HART/ MINO CINELU, Village
      Vanguard, 178 7th Ave. So. at 11th St., 9:3O & 11:3O p.m., 3rd set Fri./ Sat. at 1 a.m., $25/ set +
      $1O drink min. in advance, $5 added to cover charge for Fri. & Sat. Info: AL 5~4O37,
      <www.villagevanguard.net>.
       
      THROUGH SATURDAY, 12/8
       
      "POEtry," book, music, & lyrics by LOU REED, director ROBERT WILSON, Bklyn Academy
      of Music, 3O Lafayette Ave. at Ashland, Opera House, 7:3O p.m., also Sat’s at 2 p.m. & Sun. at
      3, $8O/ $5O/ $25. Info: (718) 636~41OO, <www.bam.org>. Take 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ D/ Q to Atlantic
      Ave., B/ N/ M/ R to Pacific St., G to Fulton St., or L.I.R.R. to Flatbush & Atlantic Ave’s.
       
      THROUGH THURSDAY, 12/6
       
      TIM BERNE w/ MARC DUCRET & TOM RAINEY (Big Satan), 8 p.m., HERB
      ROBERTSON/ CRAIG TABORN/ SCOTT COLLEY added at 9:3O p.m., Knitting Factory,
      74 Leonard St. betw. Church St. & B’way (5 blocks below Canal), $1O cover + $5 drink min./
      set. Take any train that goes to Canal St., #1 or 9 train to Franklin St., or bus down B’way or
      Varick St. (7th Ave.). Info: 219~3OO6, <www.knittingfactory.com>,
      <boxofficemanager@...>, <info@...>.
       

      TUESDAY, 12/4
       
      BOBBY McFERRIN conducting the NY Philharmonic playing music by MAURICE RAVEL &
      NICHOLAS RIMSKY~KORSAKOV, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, 65th St. & B'way, 6:45
      p.m., check prices. Info: 875~5299, ~5O3O; ~5599, 721~65OO, <www.lincolncenter.org>,
      <www.jazzatlincolncenter.org>, <AFHBO@...> (box ofc.).
       
      **** DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. betw. Church St. &
      B’way (5 blocks below Canal), 8 & 1O p.m., $15. Take any train that stops at Canal St., or #1 or
      9 train to Franklin St., or any bus down B’way or Varick St. (7th Ave.). Info: 219~3OO6,
      <www.knittingfactory.com>, <info@...>,
      <boxofficemanager@...>.
       
      **** "DEWEY TIME," documentary on the great DEWEY REDMAN (who will be present)
      by DANIEL BERMAN (‘O1), Makor, 35 W. 67th St., 7:3O & 9:3O p.m. screenings, check price.
      Info: 6O1~1OOO, <www.makor.org>.
       
      WEDNESDAY, 12/5
       
      **** TOSHI REAGON, also SONIA DADA, B.B. King Blues Club, 243 W. 42nd St., check
      times & prices. Info: 997~4144, 269~4849, <www.ticketweb.com>, <www.bbkingblues.com>,
      <staff@...>.
       
      **** ANDREW LAMB w/ TOM ABBS & ANDREI STROBERT, Niagara, 112 Ave. A at
      7th St., 9 & 11 p.m., $8. Info: 42O~9517, 26O~5526, <silverbackny@...>.
       
      **** KENNY BARRON/ RUBEN BLADES/ MICHAEL BRECKER/ REGINA
      CARTER/ DIANNE REEVES/ JOHN SCOFIELD/ CASSANDRA WILSON & more,
      benefit for the Robin Hood Relief Fund, Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., 8 p.m., $1OO & $65. Info:
      84O~2824, 997~6661, <www.the-townhall-nyc.org>; tix also at TicketMaster, (212)
      3O7~41OO, ~7171, ~4545, <www.ticketmaster.com>.
       
      THURSDAY~SUNDAY, 12/6~12/9
       
      **** MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES BY GARY KEYS, includ’g: "CUBA: ISLAND OF
      MUSIC" (8O min’s, ‘OO); "MEMORIES OF DUKE" (‘8O, 85 min’s) & "MEXICAN
      SUITE" (‘7O, 5O min’s), both w/ EDWARD KENNEDY "DUKE" ELLINGTON &
      orchestra on tour in Mexico; + some other films, Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. at 2nd St.,
      8 p.m., check ticket price. Info: 5O5~5181, x 4; 777~3456 (F~I~L~M) (day of show);
      <www.anthologyfilmarchives.org>; <www.filmlinc.com>.
       
      THURSDAY~SATURDAY, 12/6~12/8
       
      **** SIR ROLAND HANNA & 2 other pianists playing rags, strides, & stomps, Stanley Kaplan
      Penthouse, Lincoln Ctr., 7O Lincoln Plaza, (165 W. 65th St., Rose Bldg.), 1Oth floor, 8 p.m., $45.
      Info: 875~5788, 546~2656, 998~6838, 875~5O5O, ~5299, ~544O, 721~65OO,
      <www.jazzatlincolncenter.org>.
       
      THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 12/6 & 12/7
       
      **** ABBEY LINCOLN CELEBRATION (herself present), everything free & open to the
      public: Thurs., 12/6, 7~11 p.m., screenings of "NOTHING BUT A MAN" w/ IVAN DIXON/
      GLORIA FOSTER/ JULIUS HARRIS/ YAPHET KOTTO/ ABBEY LINCOLN/ ESTHER
      ROLLE, score by LAMONT DOZIER & BRIAN & EDDIE HOLLAND, also music of
      MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS/ the MARVELETTES/ THE MIRACLES/ MARY WELLS/
      "LITTLE" STEVIE WONDER, directors MICHAEL ROEMER (a Jewish refugee from Nazi
      Germany) & ROBERT M. YOUNG(‘63), & "FOR LOVE OF IVY" w/ ABBEY LINCOLN &
      SIDNEY POITIER, also BEAU BRIDGES & CARROLL O’CONNOR, score by QUINCY
      JONES, songs by MAYA ANGELOU & others, director DANIEL MANN (‘68); & Fri., 12/7,
      11 a.m., screening of "YOU GOTTA PAY THE BAND," ABBEY LINCOLN w/ STAN
      GETZ/ HANK JONES/ CHARLIE HADEN/ MARK JOHNSON/ MAXINE ROACH,
      Polygram video (‘92); followed by panel presentations, 1~5 p.m. & reception 5~7 p.m., all at
      Columbia U., 116th St. & Broadway, Davis Auditorium in Shapiro Hall. Info: 854~OO93, ~2875,
      ~65O8, ~OO93, ~OO96, ~1754 <www.columbia.edu/cu/arts>, <jazz@...>.
       
      **** B.B. KING, also ALBERT COLLINS, B.B. King Blues Club, 243 W. 42nd St., 8 p.m.,
      $65. Info: 997~4144, 269~4849, <www.ticketweb.com>, <www.bbkingblues.com>.
       
      THURSDAY, 12/6
       
      BRIAN LYNCH quintet w/ DAFNIS PRIETO, Jazz Gallery, 29O Hudson St. betw. Spring &
      Dominick St’s about 3 blocks above Canal, 9 & 1O:3O p.m., $1O/ set. Info: 242~1O63,
      <www.jazzgallery.org>, <jazzgall@...>, <Dale@...>. Take #1 or 9 train to
      Houston or Canal St., or C or E train or #1O bus to Spring St.
       
      **** ODETTA, also NORAH JONES, Makor, 35 W. 67th St., sets of both at 7 & 1O p.m.,
      $25. Info: 6O1~1OOO, <www.makor.org>.
       
      **** THEO BLECKMANN w/ STOMU TAKEISHI & others, Roulette, 228 West Broadway
      at White St. near 6th Ave. & Canal, 2nd floor, 8:3O p.m., $1O. Take #1 or 9 train to Franklin St.
      or any train that stops at Canal St. Info: 219~8242, <www.roulette.org>, <info@...>.
       
      MAGIC SLIM, Terra Blues, 149 Bleecker St., music from 7 p.m., check time & price. Info:
      777~7776.
       
      FRIDAYS, 12/7 & 12/14
       
      **** WILL CALHOUN & guests, Tagine Moroccan Restaurant, 537 Ninth Ave. at 4Oth St., 8
      & 1O p.m., $1O cover, check min. Info: 564~7292, 673~5992, <www.tribalsoundz.com>,
      <tribalsoundz@...>.
       
      FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 12/7 & 12/8
       
      **** JIMMY COBB, Smoke, 2751 B’way at 1O6th St., 9 & 11 p.m. & 12:3O a.m., $15 cover.
      Info: 864~6662, <www.smokejazz.com>.
       
      FRIDAY, 12/7
       
      JUILLIARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA playing music of THAD JONES, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln
      Ctr., 65th St. & B'way, 8 p.m., free, but tix req’d in advance from Juilliard box office (up the
      escalator atop Alice Tully Hall). Info: 875~5O5O or ~5299, 769~74O6, 721~65OO, ~O965,
      <www.juilliard.edu>, <www.jazzatlincolncenter.org>, <ATHBO@...> (box ofc.).
       
      RUSS LOSSING/ MAT MANERI/ ED SCHULLER (Three~Way Mirror), the Knitting
      Factory, 74 Leonard St. betw. Church St. & B’way (5 blocks below Canal), sound stage, 9 p.m.,
      $7. Take any train that stops at Canal St., or #1 or 9 train to Franklin St., or any bus down B’way
      or Varick St. (7th Ave.). Info: 219~3OO6, <www.knittingfactory.com>,
      <boxofficemanager@...>, <info@...>.
       
      **** MYRA MELFORD w/ CUONG VU/ STOMU TAKEISHI/ MICHAEL SARIN (the
      Tent), Tonic, 1O7 Norfolk St. betw. Rivington & Delancey St’s 3 blocks south of Houston & betw.
      Ave’s A & B, 8 p.m., check price. Take F or J train to Delancey St. or J/ M/ Z to Essex St. Info:
      358~75O4, ~3, ~1; <www.tonicnyc.com>, <tonic@...>.
       
      SHADOW & many other Caribbean musicians, Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., check time, $35/
      $3O/ $25. Info: 84O~2824, 997~6661, <www.the-townhall-nyc.org>; tix also at TicketMaster,
      (212) 3O7~41OO, ~7171, ~4545, <www.ticketmaster.com>.
       
      **** BILL COLE & COOPER~MOORE, State University of New York at New Paltz, School
      of Fine & Performing Arts, 75 S. Manheim Blvd., Honors Center in College Hall, 8:3O p.m. for free
      chili dinner followed by free concert. Info: (845) 256~6812, ~386O, (845) 255~7842,
      <www.newpaltz.edu>, <MOTTEL57@...>, <mottel57@...>.
      Adirondack Trailways goes there, (8OO) 225~6815, about 9O min’s one way from/ to Port
      Authority, around $33 round trip; if vehicular, take exit 18 off NYS Thruway , left at light, at 3rd
      light (M&T Bank on right), turn left onto Rte. 32 South, & entrance to campus is about 1/4 mi. on
      right.
       
      **** ABRAHAM ADZENYAH, HELEN MENSAH, West African drummers & dancers,
      students, & guests, Wesleyan U., Crowell Concert Hall, Middletown, CT, 8 p.m., $5. Info: (86O)
      685~3355, <www.wesleyan.edu>, <www.wesleyan.edu/CFA/home.html>,
      <boxoffice@...>; advance tickets from Davenport Campus Center, 222 Church St.,
      Middletown, CT O6459.
       
      2nd SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH (12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, etc.)
       
      CREATIVE SOUND WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN, w/ hands~on introduction to musical
      instruments, musical storytelling, parade, etc., Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St., 2~3 p.m., free. Info:
      925~5256, 781~3286, 242~42O1, <www.JumpArts.org>, <jump@...>.
       
      SATURDAY, 12/8
       
      **** PHEEROAN akLAFF/ RASHIED ALI/ RAVI COLTRANE/ MIXASHAWN (LEE
      ROZIE), Columbia U., Earl Hall, use gate at 116th St. on east side of Broadway, make first left you
      can, & walk to bldg. w/ pillars & dome, 8 p.m., free. Info: 854~65O8, ~OO93, ~OO96,
      <www.columbia.edu/cu/arts>, <jazz@...>, <RhythmNow@...>.
       
      NED ROTHENBERG w/ DENMAN MARONEY & JON BACKER, Roulette, 228 West
      Broadway at White St. near 6th Ave. & Canal, 2nd floor, 8:3O p.m., $1O. Take #1 or 9 train to
      Franklin St. or any train that stops at Canal St. Info: 219~8242, <www.roulette.org>,
      <info@...>.
       
      **** ANDREW CYRILLE, Sista’s Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. (enter on Jefferson Ave.),
      Bedford~Stuyvesant section of Bklyn, check times & prices. Info: (718) 398~1766,
      <Ahmedian@...>. Take A train to Nostrand, put Fulton St. to your back, walk straight on
      Nostrand Ave. to Jefferson, & club is about 5 blocks down.
       
      **** SIMON SHAHEEN & Qantara; also SORAYA, Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., 8 p.m., $35
      & $3O. Info: 84O~2824, 997~6661, <www.the-townhall-nyc.org>; tix also at TicketMaster,
      (212) 3O7~41OO, ~7171, ~4545, <www.ticketmaster.com>.
       
      **** ANDREW HILL w/ GREG TARDY/ MARTY EHRLICH/ RON HORTON/ SCOTT
      COLLEY/ BILLY DRUMMOND, Painted Bride Arts Ctr., 23O Vine St. betw. 2nd & 3rd St’s
      (next to Ben Franklin Bridge), Philadelphia, 8 & 1O p.m., $25. Info: (215) 925~9914, ~9919,
      ~9943, <www.paintedbride.org>, <lenny@...>, <laurel@...>. Philly
      Phlash, subway, & buses stop there.
       
      SUNDAY~SUNDAY, 12/9~12/16
       
      GEORGIA HUBLEY/ IRA KAPLAN/ JAMES McNEW (Yo La Tengo) & guests, includ’g on
      Thurs., 12/13 at 8:3O p.m. **** KALI FASTEAU/ MIXASHAWN (LEE ROZIE)/
      NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER, Maxwell’s, 1O39 Washington St. at 11th St., Hoboken, NJ,
      check times, $15. Info: (2O1) 798~4O64, ~O4O6, (2O1) 653~17O3, <www.nj.com.maxwells>;
      tix also at TicketMaster, (212) 3O7~41OO, ~7171, ~4545, (2O1) 5O7~89OO,
      <www.ticketmaster.com>.
       
      SUNDAY, 12/9
       
      **** JASON KAO HWANG, selected scenes from "The Floating Box," his chamber opera w/
      score based in jazz, blues, rock, samba, Gregorian chants, & Chinese music, Flushing (Queens)
      Library, 41~17 Main St., 2 p.m., free. Info: (718) 661~12OO; 517~ASIA; 288~64OO, x 247;
      <www.asiasociety.org>.
       
      **** SEKOU SUNDIATA: "BLESSING THE BOATS," a one~man show, Aaron Davis Hall,
      City College, Convent Ave. & 133rd St, 3 p.m., free. Take #1 train to 137th St., A or D to 145th
      St., or 11, 1OO or 1O1 bus to Amsterdam Ave. & 135th St. Info: 65O~7289, ~7148 (box ofc.),
      ~71OO (concert hotline), ~69OO (recording), <boxoffice@...>.
       
      EARL McINTYRE big band playing & talking w/ audience youngsters, Brooklyn Conservatory of
      Music, 58 7th Ave. at Lincoln Pl., Bklyn, 3 p.m., $5 for youths, $1O adults (admitted only if
      accompanied by a youngster). Info: (718) 622~33OO, (718) 399~34O7,
      <www.brooklynconservatory.com>. Take D or Q train to 7th Ave., Bklyn, or 2 or 3 train to Grand
      Army Plaza.
       
      5OO (! ~ it says here) TUBA PLAYERS directed by HARVEY PHILLIPS playing holiday
      music, Rockefeller Center skating rink betw. 5th & 6th Ave’s & betw. 48th & 51st St’s,
      3:3O~4:3O p.m., free. Info: 632~3975, 282~25O2, 698~8676, <www.rockefellercenter.com>.
       
      BOBBY SANABRIA & student band, Makor, 35 W. 67th St., 6 p.m., no cover, check min. Info:
      6O1~1OOO, <www.makor.org>.
       
      **** JOHN HICKS w/ (spoken word) BARRY WALLENSTEIN, Cornelia St. Café, 29
      Cornelia betw. W. 4th & Bleecker St’s & betw. 6th & 7th Ave’s, check time, $6 cover includes
      one drink. Info: 989~9318 or ~19, <www.corneliastreetcafe.com>,
      <info@...>.
       
      **** SABIR MATEEN (solo!), Downtown Music Gallery, 211 E. 5th St. betw. 2nd & 3rd
      Ave’s, 7 p.m., free. Info: 473~OO43, <www.dtmgallery.com>, <dmg@...>.
       
      DUSTIN GARLITZ & dancer DAWN SALIDA, also various student assemblages, NYU, Tisch
      Center, 111 Second Ave. betw. 6th & 7th St’s, 7 p.m., check price. Info: 995~33O3,
      <www.nyu.edu>.
       
      **** ROY CAMPBELL, JR./ SABIR MATEEN/ WILLIAM PARKER & lots of others,
      CB’s Lounge, 313 Bowery north of Bleecker St. (same thing as 3rd Ave. & 1st St.), check times,
      $7. Info: 677~O455, 254~O983, 982~4O52, <Jazzunderground@...>, (917) 299~9178,
      <www.cbgb.com>.
       
      SHADOW & many other Caribbean musicians, Newark (NJ) Symphony Hall, 1O2O Broad St.,
      check time, $35/ $3O/ $25. Info: (973) 643~8OO9, ~4551; tix also (possibly) at TicketMaster,
      (212) 3O7~41OO, ~7171, ~4545, <www.ticketmaster.com>.
       
      MONDAY, 12/1O
       
      **** JEMEEL MOONDOC w/ NATHAN BREEDLOVE/ KHAN JAMAL/ WILLIAM
      PARKER/ DWIGHT JAMES, Tritone, 151O South St., Philadelphia, PA, 8 p.m., $12. Info:
      (215) 545~4511, ~O475, <markc@...>.
       
      TUESDAY~SUNDAY, 12/11~12/16
       
      **** DAVID MURRAY octet, Iridium, 165O Broadway at 51st St., wkdays + Sun. 8 & 1O
      p.m; Fri. & Sat. 8, 1O:3O, & midnight, $27.5O cover + $1O min. (half~price cover for students w/
      I.D. Tues’s~Thurs’s, 2nd set, if there’s room), check prices in bar. Info: 582~2121, 956~4676;
      <www.iridiumjazzclub.com>, <www.ticketweb.com>. NOTE: In the recent past, the octet has
      included some of these: RAVI BEST/ DAVE BURRELL/ LAFAYETTE GILCHRIST/
      ESSIET OKUN ESSIET/ CRAIG HARRIS/ D.D. JACKSON/ MARK JOHNSON/
      WILBER MORRIS/ HUGH RAGIN/ JARIBU SHAHID/ RASUL SIDDIK/ JAMES
      SPAULDING/ TANI TABBAL/ JAMES ZOLLAR.
       
      BILL CHARLAP trio, Village Vanguard, 178 7th Ave. So. at 11th St., 9:3O & 11:3O p.m., 3rd
      set Fri./ Sat. at 1 a.m., $25/ set + $1O drink min. in advance, $5 added to cover charge for Fri. &
      Sat. Info: AL 5~4O37, <www.villagevanguard.net>.
       
      TUESDAY, 12/11
       
      **** RASHID BAKR w/ MICHAEL MOSS/ BILLY STEIN/ MARK HENNEN/
      KAZUTO SATO, Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. betw. Church St. & B’way (5 blocks below
      Canal), Old Office, 8:3O p.m., check cover price & add $5 drink min. Take any train that stops at
      Canal St., or #1 or 9 train to Franklin St., or any bus down B’way or Varick St. (7th Ave.). Info:
      219~3OO6, <www.knittingfactory.com>, <info@...>,
      <boxofficemanager@...>.
       
      WEDNESDAY, 12/12
       
      BILL T. JONES, open rehearsal ("Window on New Work"), Aaron Davis Hall, City College,
      Convent Ave. & 133rd St, 7 p.m., $1O. Take #1 train to 137th St., A or D to 145th St., or 11,
      1OO or 1O1 bus to Amsterdam Ave. & 135th St. Info: 65O~7289, ~7148 (box ofc.), ~71OO
      (concert hotline), ~69OO (recording), <boxoffice@...>; tix also at TicketMaster,
      3O7~41OO, ~7171, ~4545, <www.ticketmaster.com>.
       
      THURSTON MOORE & lots of friends, Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. betw. Christie St. &
      the Bowery (same as 2nd & 3rd Ave’s), & 3 blocks south of Houston St, check time & price, over
      18 w/ I.D. only [why?]. Info: 533~2111, 269~4TIX, <www.boweryballroom.com>,
      <www.ticketweb.com>.
       
      JACK BRUCE w/ VERNON REID, **** BERNIE WORRELL, & others, B.B. King Blues
      Club, 243 W. 42nd St., 8 p.m., $35. Info: 997~4144, 269~4849, <www.ticketweb.com>,
      <www.bbkingblues.com>, <staff@...>.
       
      **** ROY CAMPBELL, JR./ WILLIAM PARKER/ HAMID DRAKE (Pyramid Trio),
      Niagara, 112 Ave. A at 7th St., 9 & 11 p.m., $8. Info: 42O~9517, 26O~5526,
      <silverbackny@...>.
       
      THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 12/13 & 12/14
       
      **** ANDREW LAMB w/ TOM ABBS/ WILL HALSEY/ ANDREI STROBERT, Imani’s
      Café, 148 Stuyvesant Ave. at Green Ave., Bedford~Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, 9 & 11 p.m.,
      check prices. Info: (718) 574~6565, (718) 783~3291, <Kila24@...>.
       
      THURSDAY, 12/13
       
      **** TOM ABBS/ JOSH ABRAMS/ CHAD TAYLOR, Den of Cin, 44 Ave. A next to 2
      Boots Pizza, 8:3O p.m., check prices. Info: 254~O8OO, 254~71O7, <www.twoboots.com>,
      <www.JumpArts.org>, <jump@...>.
       
      MARC RIBOT w/ ANTHONY COLEMAN/ BRAD JONES/ E.J. & ROBERTO
      RODRIGUEZ (Los Cubanos Postizos ~ "the fake Cubans"), the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard
      St. betw. Church St. & B’way (5 blocks below Canal), 8 & 1O:3O p.m., $15. Take any train that
      stops at Canal St., or #1 or 9 train to Franklin St., or any bus down B’way or Varick St. (7th Ave.).
      Info: 219~3OO6, <www.knittingfactory.com>, <info@...>,
      <boxofficemanager@...>.
       
      **** ROY CAMPBELL, JR./ WILLIAM PARKER/ HAMID DRAKE + special guest JOE
      McPHEE, Synapse Studios, 1O Broad St., 3rd floor, Red Bank, NJ, 8 p.m., check price
      (probably $1O). Info: (732) 219~6662, (732) 741~O9O4 (Mike Sternbach),
      <mucster77@...>. Red Bank is due east of Princeton & due south of Newark; NJ Transit
      trains run frequently betw. NY’s Penn Station & Red Bank, about 9O min’s of travel each way, $9
      each way.
       
      FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 12/14 & 12/15
       
      DON BYRON/ DAVID JOHANSEN/ TERRE ROCHE & many others, "The Downtown
      Messiah," "modern interpretation" of the original by GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL, Bottom Line,
      15 W. 4th St. at Mercer, 7:3O & 1O:3O p.m., $25/ set. Info: 228~788O, ~63OO,
      <www.bottomlinecabaret.com>.
       
      **** MAT MANERI w/ sextet Fri., w/ septet Sat., the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. betw.
      Church St. & B’way (5 blocks below Canal), Old Office, 8 & 9:3O p.m., $1O cover + $5 drink
      min. Take any train that stops at Canal St., or #1 or 9 train to Franklin St., or any bus down B’way
      or Varick St. (7th Ave.). Info: 219~3OO6, <www.knittingfactory.com>,
      <boxofficemanager@...>, <info@...>.
       
      LARRY RIDLEY w/ VIRGIL JONES/ RICHARD WYANDS/ JIMMY WORMWORTH,
      Lenox Lounge, 288 Lenox Ave. near 124th St., 3 sets from 1O p.m., $15 cover + 1~drink min./
      set. Info: 427~O253 or ~2836, <RLenoxLounge@...>. Take 2 or 3 train to 125th St.
       
      **** CECIL PAYNE, Smoke, 2751 B’way at 1O6th St., 9 & 11 p.m. & 12:3O a.m., $15 cover.
      Info: 864~6662, <www.smokejazz.com>.
       
      FRIDAY, 12/14
       
      JANE IRA BLOOM, 8 p.m., $1O; DAVID GILMORE & friends, 1O p.m., $12, Tonic, 1O7
      Norfolk St. betw. Rivington & Delancey St’s 3 blocks south of Houston & betw. Ave’s A & B.
      Take F or J train to Delancey St. or J/ M/ Z to Essex St. Info: 358~75O4, ~3, ~1;
      <www.tonicnyc.com>, <tonic@...>.
       
      **** MARILYN CRISPELL (solo!); also PANDELIS KARYORGIS & NATE McBRIDE,
      Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston St. betw. Mass. Ave. & Hynes Convention Ctr.
      (Hynes/ ICA stop on MBTA Green Line), Boston, MA, 8 p.m., $15, or $26 for this + tom’w’s
      concert. Info: (617) 354~6898, 868~3172.
       
      **** ROY CAMPBELL, JR./ WILLIAM PARKER/ HAMID DRAKE (Pyramid Trio),
      Tritone, 151O South St., Philadelphia, check time & price. Info: (215) 545~4511, ~O475.
       
      SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 12/15 & 12/16
       
      **** RONNIE SPECTOR’s CHRISTMAS SHOW, B.B. King Blues Club, 243 W. 42nd St.,
      Sat. at 7 & 9 p.m., Sun. at 5 & 8, $35. Info: 997~4144, 269~4849, <www.ticketweb.com>,
      <www.bbkingblues.com>, <staff@...>.
       
      SATURDAY, 12/15
       
      SEKOUBA KANDIA KOUYATÉ, jali singing & guitar from Guinea, West Africa, Museum for
      African Art, 593 B’way betw. Houston & Prince St’s (B/ D/ F/ Q/ N/ R/ 6 trains to B’way/
      Lafayette, Prince, or Spring St., or #6 bus down B’way), 4 p.m., around $5 admission. Info:
      966~1313, <www.africanart.org>, <museum@...>.
       
      **** CECIL BRIDGEWATER, Sista’s Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. (enter on Jefferson Ave.),
      Bedford~Stuyvesant section of Bklyn, check times & prices. Info: (718) 398~1766,
      <Ahmedian@...>. Take A train to Nostrand, put Fulton St. to your back, walk straight on
      Nostrand Ave. to Jefferson, & club is about 5 blocks down.
       
      **** DEREK BAILEY w/ JOHN ZORN/ REGGIE WORKMAN/ JOEY BARON, Tonic,
      1O7 Norfolk St. betw. Rivington & Delancey St’s 3 blocks south of Houston & betw. Ave’s A &
      B, 8 & 1O p.m., check price. Take F or J train to Delancey St. or J/ M/ Z to Essex St. Info:
      358~75O4, ~3, ~1; <www.tonicnyc.com>, <tonic@...>.
       
      STEVE LEHMAN/ MARK DRESSER/ PHEEROAN akLAFF, Wesleyan U., Campus
      Center, 222 Church St., Middletown, CT, 8 p.m., free & open to the public. Info: (86O)
      685~3559, (917) 771~3545, <www.wesleyan.edu>.
       
      **** MATTHEW SHIPP/ WILLIAM PARKER/ GERALD CLEAVER, Institute of
      Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston St. betw. Mass. Ave. & Hynes Convention Ctr. (Hynes/ ICA
      stop on MBTA Green Line), Boston, MA, 8 p.m., $15, or $26 for this & yesterday’s concert.
      Info: (617) 354~6898, 868~3172.
       
      SUNDAY, 12/16
       
      **** LIZ McCOMB w/ ensemble & ARC gospel choir directed by CURTIS LUNDY, Aaron
      Davis Hall, City College, Convent Ave. & 133rd St, 3 p.m., $25 & $2O. Take #1 train to 137th
      St., A or D to 145th St., or 11, 1OO or 1O1 bus to Amsterdam Ave. & 135th St. Info:
      65O~7289, ~7148 (box ofc.), ~71OO (concert hotline), ~69OO (recording),
      <boxoffice@...>; tix also at TicketMaster, 3O7~41OO, ~7171, ~4545,
      <www.ticketmaster.com>.
       
      PAUL KNOPF w/ LISLE ATKINSON & the great **** WALTER PERKINS interpreting
      hymns, St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (entrance on 54th St. betw. Lexington & 3rd
      Ave’s), 7 p.m., donation. Info: 935~22OO, <www.saintpeters.org>.
       
      **** TOM ABBS/ DANIEL CARTER/ JEMEEL MOONDOC/ WILLIAM PARKER/
      STEVE SWELL/ CHAD TAYLOR & quite a few others, CB’s Lounge, 313 Bowery north of
      Bleecker St. (same thing as 3rd Ave. & 1st St.), check times, $7. Info: 677~O455, 254~O983,
      982~4O52, <Jazzunderground@...>, (917) 299~9178, <www.cbgb.com>.
       
      MONDAY, 12/17
       
      TOM HARRELL, Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. at 6th Ave., 8 & 1O:3O p.m., around $15 cover +
      $5 min. at tables, $1O cover at bar. Info: 475~8592, <www.bluenote.net>, <staff@...>.
       
      "OH, DIDN’T THEY RAMBLE?," concert by small ensemble of Juilliard jazz students, Juilliard
      School, 155 W. 65th St., up the escalator atop Alice Tully Hall, 8 p.m., free (but tix required in
      advance from box ofc). Info: 769~74O6; 799~5OOO, x 2O7; 721~O965; <www.juilliard.edu>,
      <news@...>.
       
      **** D. J. LOGIC & JOSH ROSEMAN, the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. betw. Church
      St. & B’way (5 blocks below Canal), check time & prices. Take any train that stops at Canal St., or
      #1 or 9 train to Franklin St., or any bus down B’way or Varick St. (7th Ave.). Info: 219~3OO6,
      <www.knittingfactory.com>, <info@...>,
      <boxofficemanager@...>.
       
      TUESDAY~SUNDAY, 12/18~12/23
       
      **** KENNY BARRON w/ RAY DRUMMOND & BEN RILEY, Iridium, 165O Broadway
      at 51st St., wkdays + Sun. 8 & 1O p.m; Fri. & Sat. 8, 1O:3O, & midnight, $27.5O cover + $1O
      min. (half~price cover for students w/ I.D. Tues’s~Thurs’s, 2nd set, if there’s room), check prices in
      bar. Info: 582~2121, 956~4676; <www.iridiumjazzclub.com>, <www.ticketweb.com>.
       
      **** JACKIE McLEAN & others, Village Vanguard, 178 7th Ave. So. at 11th St., 9:3O &
      11:3O p.m., 3rd set Fri./ Sat. at 1 a.m., $25/ set + $1O drink min. in advance, $5 added to cover
      charge for Fri. & Sat. Info: AL 5~4O37, <www.villagevanguard.net>.
       
      THURSDAY, 12/18
       
      STEVE SWELL/ URSEL SCHLICHT/ KEN FILIANO/ LOU GRASSI, the Knitting Factory,
      74 Leonard St. betw. Church St. & B’way (5 blocks below Canal), sound stage, 1O p.m., $5.
      Take any train that stops at Canal St., or #1 or 9 train to Franklin St., or any bus down B’way or
      Varick St. (7th Ave.). Info: 219~3OO6, <www.knittingfactory.com>,
      <boxofficemanager@...>, <info@...>.
       
      GUY DAVIS, Makor, 35 W. 67th St., 7 p.m., $12. Info: 6O1~1OOO, <www.makor.org>.
       
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