Grimes Times! June 2008


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Sunday, June 1st (tonight!), 8 p.m: Julie Patton's “Ghost of a Chance Defense Fun(d) Band" rent party, w/ Julie Patton ("voicesays"), special guest Henry Grimes, “Poet of the Air" (words, instrumental voicing), Brad Jones (bass), Drew Gardner (percussion), Rod Williams (piano), Paul Van Curen (guitar), and more, at the Stone, northwest corner of Ave. C at 2nd St., Manhattan (NYC), 212-473-OO43. Julie says: “So accustomed to throwing my own voice I no longer own it. Who does? I exchange the tone poem (courtesy) my pause, self-contained in a room colandered for pipsqueak messages, every in an out." NOTE: James Uhart and Gino Sitson follow at 1O p.m.

Friday, June 13th, 11:3O p.m: Sabir Mateen & Henry Grimes Quartet (Sabir playing reeds and flutes, Henry playing double-bass and violin) with Rasul Siddik (trumpets) and John Betsch (drums), Vision Festival at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 1O7 Suffolk St. between Rivington & Delancey St's, Manhattan (NYC), visionfestival.org, 212-254-5420, 212-696-6681, 212-260-4080, ext. 12. Several groups precede.

Saturday, June 14th, 9:3O p.m: Paul Dunmall (saxophone, bagpipe)/ Henry Grimes (double-bass, violin)/ Andrew Cyrille (drums), Vision Festival at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 1O7 Suffolk St. between Rivington St & Delancey St, Manhattan (NYC). Several groups precede and follow.

NOTE: The Vision Festival runs Tuesday, June 1Oth through Sunday, June 15th this year and includes hundreds more (presented in five or more groups daily) who are among the greatest musicians on the planet (besides the ones named above). Just to mention a few more, getting alphabetical with it: Pheeroan akLaff, Barry Altschul, Fred Anderson, Billy Bang, Harrison Bankhead, Amiri Baraka (poet), Hamiet Bluiett, Dave Burrell, Roy Campbell, Jr., Hamid Drake, Mark Dresser, Bobby Few, Curtis Fowlkes, Mary Halvorson, Edward “Kidd" Jordan (to whom this year's Vision Festival is dedicated), Clyde Kerr, Oliver Lake, Joelle Leandre, George Lewis, Famoudou Don Moye, William Parker, Sonny Simmons, Wadada Leo Smith, Warren Smith, James Spaulding... So be sure to check out the schedule and be there to partake in as many of these great afternoons / evenings as possible! A pass for everything throughout is $155.

...and much more to follow.

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