COME TO JUNE 7, June 9, May 16!!
PERFORMANCES COMING UP:
Thurs., June 7, 8:30-11pm, $10: Lewis Porter (synthesizer) returns to Big Apple Jazz with the fabulous Ratzo Harris (bass--with Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, Jane Ira Bloom, etc. etc.) and Rudy Royston (Drums--with Javon Jackson, etc.) We really want a good crowd at this one--Big Apple is a delightful coffee-house atmosphere with great drinks and desserts available for purchase as well as jazz CDs and books and other gifts--COME TO THIS GIG!!! Located between W.131 and W.132 Streets at 2236 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (aka 7th Ave) Tel. (212) 283-JAZZ (5299). http://www.bigapplejazz.com/ezswoodshed.html#localtalent
Sat., June 9, 9 to 11:30 PM, $5: The Peter Hand Quartet returns to the Silvermine Tavern, with Peter Hand- guitar, Lewis Porter- synth, Harvie S- bass, and Chip White- drums. At The Silvermine Tavern, 194 Perry Avenue, Norwalk, CT. $5.00 Music Charge - One item minimum per person - No Music charge or minimum for dinner guests. Call for reservations and directions: 203-847-4558; 888-693-9967, or visit http://www.silverminetavern.com.
SUMMER COURSE: June 15-July 13. For the first time I am offering a SUMMER M.A. JAZZ SEMINAR at Rutgers-Newark, Fridays 10-4pm, and a few other days, with lunch break. Topics will include the history of rhythm sections, Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, 60s avant-garde, fusion.
On Oct. 13, afternoon, I will perform (on synth) and discuss improvisation and creativity with the marvelous saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom at the Philoctetes Center on E. 82 St.
I'll give a duo concert with Dave Liebman at the Coltrane conference at University of Tours, in France, Nov. 27, 2007 Then I will travel to Finland to be a keynote speaker at a conference and perform with local musicians.
CDs, and Podcasts:
-Allen Lowe's double CD Jews In Hell is out (see Allanlowe.com soon--website is not up yet). I am featured on a long piano solo (I use Allan's written theme and then improivise in the style of it; then I get more free); it also features (on separate tracks) Matthew Shipp and my friends Mark Ribot and Randy Sandke. among others.
-I am interviewed in the new Coltrane podcast series, and did some advising behind the scenes. It also features interviews with McCoy Tyner, Billy Taylor, Joe Lovano, etc. Subscribe for free: http://traneumentary.blogspot.com/
I was interviewed re Coltrane on Swiss radio (Italian language). You can hear it here: http://www.rtsi.ch/Musica/welcome.cfm (scroll down)