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Free Music at teh Lucy Parsons Center this thursday! (english)
31 Mar 2003
"META-SONIC RELAY: Music and Social Consciousness" with the MUSIC NOW! TRio from NYC...
“ META-SONIC RELAY: Music and Social Consciousness”
Thursday, April 3rd .Lucy Parsons Center (the literature of liberation for over 40 years!)
549 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA www.tao.ca/~lucyparsons
Starting at 7pm….
From NYC…The MUSIC NOW! Trio
*Ras Moshe-reeds
*Mat Heyner-bass
*Jackson Krall-drums
and
Persio Presutti-solo reeds
*META-SONIC RELAY is a monthly event of live music and discussion happening on the first Thursday of every month at the Lucy Parsons Center; we present live improvised music in a subversive context, seeking a critical outlook on the way music is produced and consumed in a society dominated by capital in order to foster communication between those involved in “radical” politics and those in “radical” music.

--------About the Players…
*Ras Moshe. Born March 22nd and raised in Brooklyn NY. Studied music with his father and engaged in his own study of music as well. Has loved jazz music from childhood. Plays whenever its possible around the NY city and state areas. He has been in and lead groups since 1985. His main ensemble is the Music Now Unit which varies in size and personel, but is centered around the Heyner /Krall axis.

He has his own voice now but his influences as a music fan include:John Coltrane,Charles Parker,Jimmy Lyons,Jackie Mclean,Evan Parker,Pharoah Sanders,Frank Wright,Cecil Taylor,Thelonious Monk and others.

Music Now is also the name of the festival series he started in NY which is still active and features many forward looking artists,bridging cultures and generations.He wants the music to bring people together and think about things other than war.

*Matt Heyner is a bassist that has been living and performing in New York City since 1993. He is part of a community of musicians,artists and dancers that collaborate and juxtapose their sounds, images and movements in various spaces throughout the city. As a member of the No Neck Blues Band, he has performed in parks,rooftops,mountaintops, Canadian forests, as well
as more sheltered clubs.No Neck has a new CD out, ³Intonomancy² on the
Sound@one label and has a European tour in May. Matt first started playing with the band Test(Tom Bruno, Sabir Mateen,Daniel Carter)underneath NYC in the subway system¹s Music Under New York program. Recently, they have been movin¹ on up with CD releases on Eremite, Aum Fidelity, and Ecstatic Peace Record labels. Matt also performs with his group IZITITIZ which he put together several years ago and is gigging around NYC and the East Coast with their first self released record, ³With our with jazz² , hailed a "winner"
by Wire Magazine.Also a new CD is in the works. Matt is also on the scene with many musical actions put together by saxophonist Ras Moshe and the Music Now!Society. As Joe Jones said, ³Nice!².
Press Quotes
³ Heyner... keeps things coherent with his magisterial timing.²
Ben Watson, The Wire feb 2001
Heyner¹s voice on the bass is amazingly mature, anchoring the harmony of the group without bogging anyone down²
Nils Jacobson All about Jazz sep 2000
³Heyner maintains an even keel without capitulating to the seductive lure ofthe free bop walk.²
Stanley Zappa, Bananafish 14
³Heyner is a strong &brilliant bassist ...his sense of dynamic &
free-flowing time has been compared to Alan Silva, and his work with TEST certainly shows him to be capable of the extended synaptic firing that seeems to tire many practitioners of the long form improvisation. Mr. Heyner is always there in both body & spirit, & the extreme passion of his playing creates gorgeous ligaturing bridges in space.²

Byron Coley 1998
"Heyner spends the whole night inside his bass bag, crawling around the
floor with his arm shoved up the bag's neck sleeve, making him look like a prehistoric elephant trying to wangle its way out of a tar pit."

Byron Coley 2002
------*Jackson Krall, born 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, began studying piano at age 7 and drums at 9. Studied with Bill Dixon at the University of Wisconsin and Bennington College in the early 1970's. Has been living on the Lower East Side and performing with peers on the 'downtown' music scene since moving to New York City in 1975. In the early 1980’s he established his group “The Secret Music Society” and assembled “The Associated Big Band” in the early 1990’s. He has performed and recorded with pianist, composer, avant gard jazz icon, Cecil Taylor since the mid 1990's in Europe, Canada, and the US, including Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC, in 2002. Since 1999 he has played in trio, quartet and orchestral settings under the direction of Alan Silva in New York and Poschiavo, Switzerland . Played drums for Sound Vision Orchestra performance of piece composed and conducted by Bill Dixon, in NYC, 2000. Work with choreographers’ Elain Shippman and Kay Nishikowa is a result of studies with Judith Dunn at Bennington. "...his nimble and sure-footed drumming has been heard consistently since the early '70's...He lives in the trenches of NYC's Lower East Side..." Ben Young ,WKCR - NYC "...matches sticks and wits...in addition to this tribal explosion of polyrhythmic beats...anchors a more melodically and harmonically inclined ensemble..." S.F. East Bay Free Weekly "...a sound sculptor of major significance. His multi-leveled drumming has propelled many bands in the New York music scene..." William Parker - NYC Bassist "...take note of someone pushing the envelope...Rob Brown... Jackson Krall on drums...William Parker on bass...tense and charged improvisations...every one choosing their notes and sounds very carefully..." The New York Post - Post Plus "...one of the greatest unsung drummers in Jazz. He plays so hard and so powerfully, yet he is absolutely capable of the finest subtleties at any volume or multiple tempo..." Jazz Now - An Interview with Jackson Krall "...the always-excellent drummer...the chops, intelligence, and intensity of a consummate musician who just happens to play the drums..." Jazz Now - Notes from the Apple


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