08/15/11

Thirsty Ear to Present NY NOW! Concert Series

Mary Halvorson, Matthew Shipp and others to perform

Tapping into the resources of Thirsty Ear Records’ Blue Series, label president Peter Gordon will be curating two weeks at the artists’ space the Stone in New York City, from October 1st to October 15th. The series is being called NY NOW!

Guitarist Vernon Reid will kick off the live series on Saturday, October 1. NY NOW! will feature a two-night stand by Blue Series artistic director Matthew Shipp’s trio highlighting material from his 2011 live album Art of the Improviser and previewing music from his upcoming 2012 release Elastic Aspects.

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Matthew Shipp

A number of other Thirsty Ear artists will also be debuting material from forthcoming releases. Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut will preview their self-titled debut and the duo of Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone will play music from their upcoming release Departure of Reason. Compositions from Dawn of Midi’s as-yet-untitled debut and the forthcoming studio release of the Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson and Peter Evans trio will also be previewed.

Beyond the Thirsty Ear album debuts, NY Now! will include four group performances led by Mat Maneri, two ensembles led by Lafeyette Gilcrest, DJ Spooky and the Antarctica Ensemble’s “The Book of Ice,” two shows by Elliott Sharp, a set by the Mara Rosenbloom quartet, a performance by High Priest of Anti-Pop Consortium, and
“Army of One,” a solo set by Jessica Pavone (and more).

For more information visit The Stone NYC.

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