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Vision Festival XIV

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Vision Festival XIV, June 9th-15th, NYC

http://www.visionfestival.org [nothing up yet]

info@visionfestival.org

The Vision Festival locations this year will be Abrons Arts Center (part of Henry St. Settlement) from Tuesday, June 9th through Sunday, June 14th, 466 Grand St. (betw. Pitt & Willet St's), Manhattan,

http://www.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer...name=abt_dirAAC, info@henrystreet.org;

plus Monday, June 15th, closing day, at Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St. just below Houston St. & just east of Ave. A, http://www.orensanz.org, info@orensanz.org.

Day 1: Tuesday, June 9th All on the Main Stage

Host Lewis Barnes

7:30 Opening Invocation: Hamid Drake/ Patricia Nicholson/ William Parker

8:15 Brass Bang

Billy Bang - violin

Ted Daniel – trumpet

James Zollar – trumpet

Ahmed Abdullah - trumpet

Dick Griffin - trombone

Russell Carter – drums

9:15 Douglas R. Ewart and Inventions “Dawn”

featuring Shaku Joseph Jarman - flute, sax, poetry

Douglas R. Ewart - winds, percussion, voice

J.D. Parran - flute, clarinets and bass sax

Donald Smith – piano

Thurman Barker - drums and vibes

10:15 "Vision of New York" video by Luciano Rossetti

10:30 Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris Conducts A Chorus Of Poets and String Ensemble

“Conduction® No. 187, Erotic Eulogy”

Chorus of Poets:

Yasha Bilan, Mark Gerring, Chavisa Woods, Nora McCarthy,

Justin Carter, Alex Bilu, Helga Davis, David Devoe

String of Ensemble:

Nicole Federici, Jason Kao Hwang - viola

Shawn McGloin, Jane Wang - bass

Skye Steele, Charlie Burnham - violin

Greg Heffernan, Alisa Horn - cello

Text by Allan Graubard

Day 2: Wednesday, June 10th All on the Main Stage

Marshall Allen – A Lifetime of Achievement

Host Steve Dalachinsky

7:30 Special Set

Marshall Allen - reeds

Kidd Jordan - tenor sax

William Parker - bass

Henry Grimes - bass and violin

Hamid Drake - drums

8:30 Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble

Bill Cole - double reeds

Joe Daley - tuba

Shayna Dulberger - bass

Warren Smith - drums

Atticus Cole - percussion

Althea SullyCole - vocals

9:30 The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen

Marshall Allen - alto, EVI, flute, clarinet, vocals

Knoel Scott - alto, vocals

Charles Davis - tenor sax

Yahya Abdul-Majid- tenor sax

Danny Thompson - baritone sax

Rey Scott- baritone sax

Fred Adams - trunpet

Cecil Brooks - trumpet

Dave Davis-trombone

Dick Griffin - trombone

Bill Davis - tuba

Dave Hotep - guitar

Farid Barron-piano and organ

Wayne A. Smith Jr.-drums

Elson Nascimento - surdo

special guests Billy Bang – violin and John Ore - bass

Day 3: Thursday, June 11th - on the Main Stage

Host James Keepnews

7:00 Yvonne Meier’s Score

Yvonne Meier – choreography and dance

Christopher Williams - dance

Gabi Glinz - dance

Arturo Vidich - dance

Mystery Guest - dance

Michael Jaeger – tenor sax

Dave Gisler – guitar

Christian Jaeger-Brown – drums/percussion

8:30 William Hooker’s Silent Film/Live Music Project

“Symbol of the Unconquered” film by Oscar Micheaux

William Hooker - drums

Adam Lane - bass

Darius Jones – sax

9:30 Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble

Ernest Dawkins – sax, clarinet, flute

Stephen Berry - trombone

Darius Savage - bass

Isaiah Spencer - drums

10:30 Sunny Murray Quartet

Odean Pope - sax

Sabir Mateen - sax and flute

Lee Smith - bass

Sunny Murray - drums

Day 3: Thursday - in the Experimental Theater

7:45 David Budbill / Hamid Drake / William Parker

‘The Fire of Compassion / Meaning of Jazz’ in words and music.

David Budbill – words

William Parker – bass, donso N’goni

Hamid Drake - drums

9:15 Video Installation by Lili White

Day 4: Friday, June 12th- on the Main Stage

Host David Budbill

7:00 Miriam Parker - dance

Jason Kao Hwang – violin

Joseph Daley - tuba

7:30 Charles Gayle Trio

Charles Gayle - sax

Lisle Ellis - bass

Michael Wimberly - drums

8:45 "The Ras Ensemble"

Ras Moshe – tenor sax & flute

Matt Lavelle – trumpet

Dave Ross - guitar

Shayna Dulberger - bass

Charles Downs - drums

10:00 Ayler Project

Roy Campbell - trumpet

Joe McPhee – sax and trumpet

William Parker - bass

Warren Smith - drums

11:00 Collective Quartet

featuring Zim Ngqawana - sax

Matthew Shipp - piano

William Parker - bass

Nasheet Waits – drums

Day 4: Friday, June 12th - in the Experimental Theater

5:00 Panel Discussion – FREE

Establishing Rights / Meeting Needs / Building Community in the Arts

8:15 Reaching into the Unknown – w/ special musical guests

A Rogue Art Book Release - Steve Dalachinsky, poet / Jacques Bisceglia, photography / guest appearances by great musicians

9:30 Video, Jo Wood Brown As The Crow Flies - Rob Brown live music

Day 5: Saturday Afternoon, June 13th - on the Main Stage

Host James Keepnews

2:00 Seth Meicht’s Big Sound Ensemble

Matt Bauder, alto saxophone

Seth Meicht, tenor saxophone

Charlie Evans, baritone saxophone

Aaron Meicht, trumpet

Steve Swell, trombone

Adam Lane, bass

Mike Pride, drums

3:00 Bear and Eagle

Catherine Sikora – saxophone

Jeremy Bacon - piano

4:00 Chaedria LaBouvier poet

4:30 Darius Jones Trio

Darius Jones - sax

Cooper-Moore – piano, diddley bow

Bob Moses – drums

Day 5: Saturday Afternoon, June 13th - in the Experimental Theater

5:30 Panel discussion – FREE

Art and Politics past, present, future

Day 5: Saturday Evening, June 13th - on the Main Stage

host Julia Wilkins

7:00 Matthew Shipp – solo piano

8:00 Rob Brown Trio

Rob Brown - sax

Craig Taborn - piano

Nasheet Waits - drums

9:00 Milford Graves Quartet

Milford Graves - drums

Langford Grant - sax

DD Jackson - piano

William Parker – bass

10:15 Lisa Sokolov Trio

Lisa Sokolov – voice, piano

Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez – cello

Cameron Brown - bass

11:15 Joe Morris GoGo Mambo

Joe Morris - bass

Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng - percussion

Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone

Timo Shanko - tenor saxothone

Luther Gray - drums

Steve Lantner - piano

Bill Lowe - trombone

Joe Moffett - trumpet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Willie Martinez - percussion

Day 5: Saturday Evening, in the Experimental Theater

9:45 Henry Grimes Solo – poetry & violin & bass

10:45 Paul Harding, spoken music featuring Hill Greene on bass

Day 6: Sunday Afternoon, June 14th - on the Main Stage

Host Patricia Nicholson

1:00PS 182Q (Jamaica, Queens) K-2 Recorder &

Percussion Ensemble

Steve Swell & Michael T.A. Thompson – orchestra directors

1:30 Achievement First Bushwick Middle School Orchestra

Daniel Levin – director

2:00 Brooklyn Friends School Jazz Band All-Stars

Jessica Jones – director

2:30 York College Blue Notes (HS Big Band)

Tom Zlabinger – director

3:30 Panel discussion – FREE

Innovative Music in our Schools

Day 6: Sunday, June 14th - on the Main Stage

Host Lewis Barnes

5:00 Planet Dream

Steve Swell – trombone

Rob Brown - drums

Daniel Levin – cello

6:00 Fred Anderson Trio

Fred Anderson - sax

William Parker – bass

Hamid Drake - drums

7:15 Michele Rosewoman and Quintessence plus Guests

Michele Rosewoman - piano, keyboards

Brad Jones - acoustic, electric bass

Tyshawn Sorey - drums

Loren Stillman - alto, soprano saxophones

Jacob Yoffee - tenor saxophone

Guests:

Vincent Gardner - trombone

Richard Padron - guitar

8:15 Carter/Dickey/Yamamoto

Whit Dickey - drums

Eri Yamomoto – piano

Daniel Carter – saxes, trumpet, clarinet, flute

9:00 FULL BLAST

Peter Brötzmann – sax

Marino Pliakas – elec. bass

Michael Wertmüller – drums

Sunday Evening, in the Experimental Theater

6:45 Patricia Spears Jones, words / Jason Kao Hwang, violin

8:00 Bill Brand short film / TBA live music

Day 7: Monday, June 15th at the Angel Orensanz Foundation 172 Norfolk Street near Houston

Celebrating the Art and Sculpture of Angel Orensanz

Bringing together Sound, Sculpture, Movement, Color

A Collaboration between Angel Orensanz Foundation and Arts for Art

All within the context of the artwork - projections and sculpture of Angel Orensanz

7:00 Jason Kao Hwang’s Spontaneous River

25 + String Ensemble

8:00 Trio X

Joe McPhee – sax and trumpet

Dominic Duval – bass

Jay Rosen - drums

9:00 Patricia Nicholson – dance

Miriam Parker – dance

Mariko Kumanomido – dance

Jason Jordan - dance

Cooper-Moore – hand-crafted instruments

Jason Kao Hwang - violin

William Parker - bass

9:30 William Parker Quartet + surprise

William Parker - bass

Rob Brown - sax

Lewis Barnes - trumpet

Hamid Drake – drums, percussion + Special Guest

Tickets:

$25/night advance

$30/night at the door

$20/night students, seniors and members

$150 for 7 night pass (this includes June 15 performance)

Advance tickets for Abrons Art Center performances are available at (212) 598-0400 or online at

http://www.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer...ACHOME_homepage.

Tickets for the Angel Orensanz performances can only be purchased at the door on June 15.

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Thanks for the listing Margaret. Sorry I missed you in Chicago. Arrived late on Sunday and couldn't get in. Had a couple of good days in the Delmark studio and Steve gave me a full report. I hope some of Henry's performance can be included.

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i've been looking forward to attending this year's vision fest for months now. incredible lineup, especially since i've never seen charles gayle, marshall allen, sunny murray, odean pope, and several others on the schedule. who else is going? enough for a mini-o hang in the big apple?

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I will try to make the second June 10th. Kidd Jordan and Henry Grimes. I can't miss this.

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I am going to try to get down for at least one day.

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I am going to try to get down for at least one day.

Relyles, I hope you 'get down' every day!

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...will be there Wednesday-Saturday...

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Hi, "hardbopjazz." Henry Grimes and Kidd Jordan have actually played together several times before, including August 3Oth and 31st, 'O8 at Fred Anderson's great Velvet Lounge (Chicago Jazz Festival after-fest sets), and again at the Velvet Lounge this past March for Fred's 8Oth-birthday concert series celebrations (and supposedly Delmark is considering releasing some of the concerts from Fred's birthday night, including the set with Kidd and Henry), and in Montreal in a group led by Henry in June, 'O4, and in a Vision Festival benefit for Katrina victims in New Orleans that took place in New York in September, 'O5. And of course Henry hopes to play much more music with Kidd Jordan in the future. Kidd is a supreme master musician and being!

Henry's giving some more amazing concerts in June, and I suppose I should post those somewhere else, so I guess I'll put that information here: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php...hl=Henry+Grimes. You can also always visit Henry's site, http://www.henrygrimes.com.

Thanks for your interest!

Margaret Davis Grimes

musicmargaret@earthlink.net

I'm attaching a small photo of Henry playing his violin in the Bang on a Can Marathon just yesterday. It was taken by Vic Offray:

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The future of jazz is assured since almost everybody perfoming at this festival is under 30. Can hardly wait for the videos on MTV!

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The future of jazz is assured since almost everybody perfoming at this festival is under 30. Can hardly wait for the videos on MTV!

I assume your comment is sarcastic, but the future of jazz is indeed assured when the living masters of the music are heard as much as possible and revered and supported as much as possible while they are still among us. Some of them play younger music than any juveniles and continue to grow more and more youthful as the years go by. When they do go on ahead to the next life, they will leave a legacy of inspiration that will hearten and embolden the young ones coming up to fill the bandstands of the future.

Meanwhile, the Vision Festival does indeed have a lot of musicians who are or may be younger than 3O, including (I'm not exactly sure of all their exact ages, so don't hold me to this list): Shayna Dulberger, Atticus Cole, Althea SullyCole, two or three members of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Darius Jones, Darius Savage, Isaiah Spencer, Adam Lane, Tyshawn Sorey, Forbes Graham, Eri Yamamoto, and most of the students playing on Sunday afternoon. This is not to mention spoken-word people, people who dance, people who made things on display, and so forth, with whom I'm not familiar enough to say anything about their ages. Maybe someone else on this list can chip in about them.

www.henrygrimes.com (at 72, Henry is one of the youngest of them all)

musicmargaret@earthlink.net

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very nicely put, margaret. looking forward to seeing you and henry again next week.

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A wonderful lineup. Makes me want to head up there Friday. What's the weather like? :cool: (Not that it matters)

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What's the weather like? :cool: (Not that it matters)

it's like, out, man. beatnik.gif

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Vision Festival XIV, June 9th-15th, NYC

Saturday June 13

Day 5: Saturday Evening, in the Experimental Theater

9:45 Henry Grimes Solo – poetry & violin & bass

10:45 Paul Harding, spoken music featuring Hill Greene on bass

Don't miss this show! Paul Harding has been the Obi-Wan of New Jazz Music in Seattle for an entire generation, and he just moved back to his hometown of Brooklyn. We love this guy. We miss this guy. He sat in with our trio Floss at the 2003 Earshot Jazz Festival. Video clip below:

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Adam Lane is about 36, I think.

Darius Jones, Forbes Graham, and Eri Yamamoto are from what I can tell, in their thirties as well.

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Adam Lane is about 36, I think.

Darius Jones, Forbes Graham, and Eri Yamamoto are from what I can tell, in their thirties as well.

As I wrote, "... the Vision Festival does indeed have a lot of musicians who are or may be younger than 3O, including (I'm not exactly sure of all their exact ages, so don't hold me to this list): Shayna Dulberger, Atticus Cole, Althea SullyCole, two or three members of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Darius Jones, Darius Savage, Isaiah Spencer, Adam Lane, Tyshawn Sorey, Forbes Graham, Eri Yamamoto, and [several student bands] playing on Sunday afternoon. This is not to mention spoken-word people, people who dance, people who made things on display, and so forth, with whom I'm not familiar enough to say anything about their ages. Maybe someone else on this list can chip in about them." So... thanks for chipping in!

As to earlier inquiries about the weather here in New York City, as of tonight it's cool and damp. You can get a week's forecast by going to http://weather.msn.com, entering the zip code 10002, and clicking "go." I'm pretty sure that whatever results you get will be wrong, though. This society may have produced some great scientific achievements, but accurate weather forecasting still seems beyond us.

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Adam Lane is about 36, I think.

Darius Jones, Forbes Graham, and Eri Yamamoto are from what I can tell, in their thirties as well.

As I wrote, "... the Vision Festival does indeed have a lot of musicians who are or may be younger than 3O, including (I'm not exactly sure of all their exact ages, so don't hold me to this list): Shayna Dulberger, Atticus Cole, Althea SullyCole, two or three members of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Darius Jones, Darius Savage, Isaiah Spencer, Adam Lane, Tyshawn Sorey, Forbes Graham, Eri Yamamoto, and [several student bands] playing on Sunday afternoon. This is not to mention spoken-word people, people who dance, people who made things on display, and so forth, with whom I'm not familiar enough to say anything about their ages. Maybe someone else on this list can chip in about them." So... thanks for chipping in!

As to earlier inquiries about the weather here in New York City, as of tonight it's cool and damp. You can get a week's forecast by going to http://weather.msn.com, entering the zip code 10002, and clicking "go." I'm pretty sure that whatever results you get will be wrong, though. This society may have produced some great scientific achievements, but accurate weather forecasting still seems beyond us.

...just got back from the festival....great time. It was damp much of the time I was there :tdown but not the end of the world. Got to spend some time with Margaret, Henry Grimes, Kidd Jordan, Fred Anderson, Douglas Ewart and others.....will try to post a few photos in the near future.

m

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Did anyone get to see Sunny Murray perform???

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Did anyone get to see Sunny Murray perform???

I did, it was pretty good through not great (to me) and very short...only about 35-40 minutes. Murray seemed to be lacking energy throughout the set (not sure of his age as I type this). Several patrons were pissed and started yelling out loud about it. Sunny came out to the mic and talked about being happy about getting the gig, shopping at flea markets and living in France and reminded us if we didn't like America, we could live there too....kinda strange. Odean Pope, who played with him was good.

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Did anyone get to see Sunny Murray perform???

I did, it was pretty good through not great (to me) and very short...only about 35-40 minutes. Murray seemed to be lacking energy throughout the set (not sure of his age as I type this). Several patrons were pissed and started yelling out loud about it. Sunny came out to the mic and talked about being happy about getting the gig, shopping at flea markets and living in France and reminded us if we didn't like America, we could live there too....kinda strange. Odean Pope, who played with him was good.

m

Thanks for your reply.

I was wondering because I saw Odean and Sunny the next night here in Philly. Odean was great. Sunny was... well...... very erratic.

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