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21 May 2008

Secret Society @ The New Languages Festival, June 13

(N.B. This gig announcement will remain at the top of the blog until June 13. New posts will continue to appear below. Would you kindly either make with the scroll, or make with the RSS? kthx)

The Society is extremely pleased to have been invited to play this year's edition of the New Languages Festival, now in its fourth year and in an exciting new venue -- the Living Theatre on the Lower East Side (21 Clinton Street btw E Houston & Stanton). The lineup for the entire three-day festival is outstanding, but we are especially pleased to share the stage on Friday, June 13 with Tony Malaby (with Matt Brewer, bass, and Gerald Cleaver, drums) and tireless festival organizer Jackson Moore (with Eivind Opsvik, bass, and Eric McPherson, drums). You can hear all three bands for a mere $10, or catch all three nights for $25.

Astute readers may have already noticed that the New Languages Festival overlaps with part of this year's Vision Festival. Where some might feel that this is an unfortunate conflict, I don't see this as a zero-sum game, especially considering the Vision is happening right around the corner.  So if you happen to feel like jumping from Oliver Lake to Tyshawn Sorey, ferinstance, or from Matthew Shipp to Chris Speed, you can can do so easily and cheaply.

As for our set on Friday, June 13 at 11 PM, I'm pleased to announce that the new co-conspirators will include trumpeters Tim Hagans and Ron Horton. Tim is technically already a Society co-conspirator, having played with our Canadian splinter cell at Toronto's Tranzac -- and incidentally, there is now YouTube video available from that hit (Part 1 & Part 2) -- but we had so much fun playing with him, we had to invite him back to play with us in NYC. Ron Horton, is, of course, a tremendous composer in his own right, and the former musical director of the Andrew Hill big band, in addition to being a first-rate improvising trumpet player. I am deeply honored to have both of these amazing musicians join the Society fold for our night at the New Languages Festival.

Here is the complete list of co-conspirators for this date:

11:00 PM - $10

Ryan Keberle
Mike Fahie
James Hirschfeld
Darrell Hendricks

Sebastian Noelle, guitar
Mike Holober, piano
Matt Clohesy, bass
Jon Wikan, drums


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