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Entertaining Science: The Taste of Light  12/3/2017
Entertaining Science: Art At The Intersection Of The Ephemeral And The Eternal 11/5/2017
Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Sep 07
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- TABOOS
Roald Hoffmann, host

Carl Djerassi , Playwright
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TABOOS

What makes one a parent? Love, genetics, giving birth? This is the question at the center of renowned chemist and playwright Carl Djerassi's newest play TABOOS.

Returning to his scientific roots, Djerassi explores the other side of planning parenthood. When a lesbian couple and an infertile Christian couple each look to have a child, more than biology gets in the way of the idea of the "perfect family."

TABOOS is a story about the unexpected, and often messy, results that arise when emotions and science collide. Join us for a reading of selected scenes from TABOOS, followed by a lively discussion of science in theatre with playwright Carl Djerassi, director Melissa Maxwell, and Megan Halpern of Redshift Productions.

Carl Djerassi is emeritus professor of chemistry at Stanford University and the recipient of many scientific honors, including the American Chemical Society's Priestley Medal, the first Wolf Prize in Chemistry, the U.S. National Medal of Science, and the U.S. National Medal of Technology. His literary works, including poems, novels, plays, and memoirs, have been translated into many languages. Among the most widely known of these are Cantor's Dilemma, The Bourbaki Gambit, This Man�s Pill, Calculus, Phallacy, and Oxygen, (co-authored with Roald Hoffmann).
 Cover $10   www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/books/4479.htm

8:30PM  ROSETTA TRIO
Liberty Ellman , acoustic guitar;  Jamie Fox, electric guitar;  Stephan Crump, acoustic bass & compositions
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Memphis-bred bassist/composer Stephan Crump is among the latest generation of up-and-coming players on the NYC jazz scene. As a longtime sideman with adventurous jazz composers Vijay Iyer and Joel Harrison as well as singer-songwriters like Lucy Kaplansky and Jen Chapin, he has become known for the elegance and purposeful groove of his acoustic and electric bass playing. As a composer, he is emerging as a singular voice, avoiding obvious routes yet always finding honesty and lyricism. After many years of varied collaboration with critically-acclaimed guitarists Jamie Fox and Liberty Ellman (in both of whose groups he performs), Crump brought together this all-string chamber trio for the first time in 2005 to record an album of pieces written in the aftermath of 9/11. That album, Rosetta, was released in 2006 and greeted with inclusion on multiple top ten lists and other ecstatic reviews for its narrative depth and outstanding performances. For their Cornelia St. performance, in addition to playing material from Rosetta, the trio will focus on new material they are preparing to record, including an extended work commissioned by the 92nd St. Y and NY Guitar Festival
 Cover $10   www.stephancrump.com
Monday
Sep 08
6:00PM  WRITERS READ
Gene Albertelli and Teresa Giordano, hosts


Writers Read presents three fiction writers and a poet.

Madeleine Costigan, a former assistant fiction editor at McCall's, has published over seventy-five short stories in such magazines as "The Georgia Review," "Four Quarters," "Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine," "The Smith," "the new renaissance," " Good Housekeeping," and "Ladies Home Journal." Many of these stories have been reprinted in England, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. She is a frequent fiction workshop leader at writers' conferences. She’ll be reading her short story: The Legacy

Duncan Bock

Mary Lyon is a poet and performer living in New York City. Her work will be included in an upcoming anthology of collage poems to be published by Red Hen Press. She was a finalist in the 2008 Center for Book Arts Chapbook competition. A recent poem can currently be viewed in the on-line magazine RealPoetik.com.

Karen Gormandy is a Grad student at Manhattanville College and co-poetry editor of Inkwell. She is currently w orking on a young adult novel. She'll be reading her short story: Harrison Ford
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: SERIAL UNDERGROUND
Ed Schmidt Jed Distler Motoko Shimizu Ben Miller
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Serial Underground, “the subversive nightclub series” (Time Out NY)

Allan Kozinn (New York Times) contextualizes CCi’s monthly performances in the basement of the Cornelia Street Cafe – “... part of the ecology of urban night life.” CCi artistic director, Jed Distler, curates the programs abetted by director Arnold Barkus and lighting designer David Lovett.

Tonight:
Ed Schmidt - The Normal Distribution, preview (theater)
Jed Distler - The Gold Standard (excerpt) composer/pianist
Motoko Shimizu of SPIN-17 w. Ben Miller - vox & toys, prepared stereo guitar & electronics

Box office: 212.663.1967 (advance purchase discount available)
Admission at the door: $15 gen’l, $10 student/sr + one drink minimum

  www.composerscollab.org

Tuesday
Sep 09
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis


Storytelling occurs the second Tuesday of every month.

Featured Teller: Ken Corsbie

Format: OPEN TELLING (6 to 7 minute limit), FOLLOWED BY Featured Teller

"Ken Corsbie is a Caribbean theatre icon with a unique sense of humour and drama...” – Henry Muttoo, Artistic Director, Cayman Islands GIMISTORY festival

KEN CORSBIE - the complete and authentic “Caribbeanist,” tells his stories whilst “Dig’n deRiddim, sing’n de Koras…” Ken, the humorist, theatre actor, dancer, poetry performer, playwright, dancer, radio/TV announcer, teacher“ synthesizes his past and present experiences into: THE STORYTELLER!

Among the many awards he has received is the prestigious “Cacique Award” for his outstanding cultural/arts work throughout the Caribbean and the Long Island Traditions Award. Ken's unique and exciting Cornelia program will include his adaptation of Noble Prize Winner, Derek Walcott's fantasy mask and musical play TI-JEAN AND HIS BROTHERS.

"Ken's joie de vivre infuses all he does, from his tales of the West Indies and his own personal stories to his stand up and his singing and dancing " - Robin Bady - Director, The Storytelling Center, Inc.of New York City.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.barbaraaliprantis.org

8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, host

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John Morrison's monthly comedy quickie--some of the smartest, most politically savvy comedians in or passing through New York make and unmake their bed here before some soon to be deported illegal third world alien comes in to clean it all up . . .
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/morrisongod
Wednesday Sep 10
8:30PM  SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND
Ann Klein, host

Ann Klein Tuey Connell Trina Hamlin Natalia Zukerman
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Ann Klein (host) is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer. As a composer/songwriter, she has: toured in Europe consistently for 10 years; written music for: three documentaries for French television; THE ENERGY FACTORY (an organization committed to tackling the growing problem of child obesity in the United States); MetroMusic – a hip and happenin’ library in NYC. As a guitarist, Ann has had the honor of playing with Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Joan Osborne, PM Dawn, Sara Lee, Toshi Reagon, Keri Noble, Mary Lee Kortes, Sara Wendt, and Ani DiFranco, among others. She has also produced several artists with her partner, Tim Hatfield, of Cowboy Technical Services. Ann was also the recipient of a grant to attend the McDowell Colony in the summer of 2000. However, Ann is most proud of her ability to wah wah her way out of any solo, any time.
“Her music is a hybrid of sounds--classic rock and pop, alternative, country, Americana, and blues influences find their way into her intelligent, slightly off-kilter songs… In a perfect world, Klein would be a big star.” Mick Skidmore, Relix
www.ann-klein.com

Tuey Connell started playing the banjo at age seven and much to his parents chagrin, he has pursued and made a living making music for over two decades. Record deals, European tours, CD, jingle, TV and film dates come and go, but what motivates this Connecticut native is the goal of consistently performing and recording with musicians who are better than he is. Tuey writes, plays and sings grooving Americana music: a blend of the American Songbook with bluegrass, folk, R&B, funk and and rock & roll. It's all good vibes stuff.
/www.tueyconnell.com

Trina Hamlin is known for her sizzling blues harmonica and her energy-packed singing and guitar work. Her pure voice and unspoiled powerful presence have gained the singer-songwriter from Minneapolis a steady national following since she began playing solo shows on the downtown New York City club scene. Hamlin attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated with a degree in Professional Music. Afterwards, she moved to New York City and began performing and honing her songwriting skills. She was chosen as a "Most Wanted New Artist" at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and as an alumnus of the Newport Folk Festival, performed to a sold out crowd along with Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams and the Indigo Girls. She has shared stages with Ricki Lee Jones, John Hiatt, Duncan Sheik and Paula Cole and performed on The Late Show with Conan O' Brian with the "Suits" Her music has been heard in the CBS-TV movie "Friends at Last," starring Kathleen Turner as well as on the WB’s "Dawson’s Creek". Hamlin has jokingly said that the blues were created in her native Minnesota. She's only kidding, of course - but nevertheless, there’s "something in the water" there and Hamlin went and had herself a drink. Maybe that’s why she’s one heck of a soulful interpreter. These days, live and on record, Hamlin can be found accompanying herself on guitar, harmonica and piano, working her keen sense of intuition and surrounding herself with music.
Hamlin's website is www.trinahamlin.com

Natalia Zukerman, a New York-based folk singer-songwriter who's also heavily influenced by jazz and the blues, has an engaging sound that's quite unique. Combining intimate, darkly atmospheric lyrics with sultry, earthy vocals and nimble-fingered guitar and slide guitar playing, "Natalia's voice could send an orchid into bloom while her delta-slide guitar playing could open a beer bottle with its teeth." (Andy Friedman) Since 2004, Zukerman has been touring the country opening shows for roots greats and guitar slingers including Kelly Joe Phelps, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky, Garnet Rogers, Melissa Ferrick, Catie Curtis, Susan Werner, Ani DiFranco and others. It was on the road that Zukerman formed the relationship with Willy Porter that would lead to producing Brand New Frame and releasing the album on his label Weasel Records. Brand New Frame is a perfect fit with what I’ve always wanted Weasel to represent. The small but mighty team here is thrilled to share Natalia’s record, and tremendous talent, with the world.” -Willy Porter. Smokey-voiced songstress wisely mixes rootsy styles on her fresh and fine Willy Porter-produced "Brand New Frame" album - from torch blues to country swing - if you're a fan of Madeleine Peyroux, Bonnie Raitt or even Amy Winehouse, you'll find stuff to connect with here. - Philadelphia Daily News.
nataliazukerman.com
 Cover $7

Thursday
Sep 11
6:00PM  SPANISH CREATIVE WRITING NYU
Madeline Millán, host


Students and Professors from the MA Spanish Creative Writing Program at NYU.

Raquel Cabrera, Renato Gómez, Joanne Rodríguez, Margarita Almada, Michelle Zumaran, Arcadio Leos and others…


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  MIKKEL PLOUG GROUP
Loren Stillman , alto saxophone;  Mikkel Ploug, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tommy Crane, drums
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Danish guitarist and composer Mikkel Ploug (b.1978) has performed all over Europe with Mikkel Ploug Group featuring Mark Turner and appeared as an opening act for Wayne Shorter. Mikkel has released two albums on Fresh Sound New Talent – “Mikkel Ploug Group feat. Mark Turner” in 2006 and “Harmoniehof” (2008). The repertoire consist of originals written by Mikkel and have won much recognition world wide for their originality and melodic quality.
Next year a release with Norwegian vocalist/saxophonist Sissel Vera Pettersen and Belgian clarinettist Joachim Badenhorst is coming up on Songlines.

On this occasion Mikkel is joined by three of New York’s most celebrated young musicians Eivind Opsvik on bass, Loren Stillman on alto-sax and Tommy Crane, drums.

“Mikkel Ploug has been slowly, but surely, building a reputation for himself, and deservedly so. His live performances speak for themselves"
Jerry D’Souza - All About Jazz (US)
 Cover $10   www.mikkelploug.com

STREAMING LINK: uk.youtube.com/watch?v=md5NdMJCV2E

Friday
Sep 12
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host

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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

The official once a month return of the series' creator, we mean, creatrix.

Jackie's features are yet two more powerful women Maggie Dubris & Vicki Hudspith.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE LEIF ARNTZEN BAND - BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SCOTTY HARD!
Leif Arntzen, trumpet, vocals;  Matt Miller , saxophones;  John Dryden, piano;  Dan McCarthy, vibes;  Miles Arntzen, drums;  Phil Rowan, bass
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Trumpeter Leif Arntzen leads his latest TLAB lineup on a romp through jazz & funk instrumental classics. The "Fire Bucket' will be passed for donations for The Scotty Hard Trust to raise schadoodles for Leif's long time muso producer buddy Scott Harding (Channeling Chet, Ain't Beauty Strange, MMW, Chris Rock), felled with a spinal chord injury last February.
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/scottyhard www.myspace.com/leifarntzen
Saturday
Sep 13
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are Amy Barone [new chapbook] and Maria Fama new book, Looking For Cover, plus an open mic worth a long voyage from Naples or Palermo, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  MICHAEL BATES' OUTSIDE SOURCES
- CD RELEASE

Russ Johnson, trumpet;  Quinsin Nachoff, saxophone, clarinet;  Jeff Davis, drums;  Michael Bates, bass
Michael Bates' Outside Sources <br>- CD RElease image
This CD release event will features Michael Bates, an emerging jazz bassist and composer who plays at the crossroads of structural experiment, contrapuntal rapture, and inarguable charisma. His quartet Outside Sources is more than just an assemblage of virtuoso musicians, it is a road-tested ensemble that showcases Bates' musical identity. Taking equal inspiration from jazz, western classical music and lasting modern acts like the Bad Brains and Ornette Coleman, Bates' new cd “Clockwise” (released on Dave Douglas' Greenleaf records) offers a peek into an engaging and up-and-coming musical mind and it is a watershed for enthusiasts of cutting-edge composition. This dynamic collection of nine original works blurs the line between composition and improvisation and leaves the listener in a vertiginous space where musical tradition teeters at the knife-edge of a modern zest for experiment. Please visit Michael's website at www.outsidesources.org

"There's something about bassists who lead their own groups and write their own music that strikes a deep chord with me (no pun, intended). Michael Bates's new release is right up there with new releases by Drew Gress and William Parker. The playing by all in the band is passionate and Bates' pulse propels Nachoff, Johnson and Davis through a set of fantastic music. These guys take no prisoners. One of the best releases of 2008! Recommended highly."
-Maurice Hogue "One Man's Jazz" CKUW

"[Bates] serves up melodic modernism and contrapuntal elegance"
- Time Out New York

"Simply put, Bates has the ability to make a huge impact on the existing state of modern jazz!"
- Glenn Astarita, Ejazznews


 Cover $10   www.outsidesources.org www.greenleafmusic.com

Sunday
Sep 14
8:30PM  PAUL SHAPIRO’S RIBS AND BRISKET REVUE
Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, vocal;  Babi Floyd, vocals;  Cilla Owens, vocals;  Brian Mitchell, piano;  Booker King, bass;  Tony Lewis, drums
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Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue celebrates the release of “Essen” on Tzadik Record’s Radical Jewish Culture series.

Schmeis! The newest CD from the madcap Yiddish sax maven Paul Shapiro is an over the top exploration of the crossroads of Yiddish Bop, Swing and comedy. Including covers of novelty songs originally recorded by Slim Gaillard and Cab Calloway as well as Yiddish classics popularized by Sophie Tucker and the Barton Brothers and some rockin’ originals, this is music for tanzen, zingen un lachen- all night long! Paul’s greatest recording to date is also his most outrageous and enjoyable.
John Zorn
 Cover $10   www.paulshapiromusic.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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