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THE RED MICROPHONE Takes Chelsea

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THE RED MICROPHONE Takes Chelsea
Saturday, July 13, 2013 11:30 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • 2 Beverage Minimum
 
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00 - $115.00
  • Door Time: 10:45 PM
  • Show Type: Jazz
  • Restrictions: 2 Beverage Minimum
John Pietaro- vibraphone, multi-percussion, spoken word

Ras Moshe- tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, bells, spoken word

Rocco John Iacovone- alto and soprano saxophones, piano

Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic- bass


“A special brand of new revolutionary jazz” – DooBeeDooBeeDoo magazine THE RED MICROPHONE is a NYC-based New Music/New Jazz quartet of rad musicians engaging in a repertoire drenched in free jazz, dissident swing, modernist blues and contemporary composition at once exploratory, listenable, compelling and patently “downtown”. Call it post-Ornette, Post-Dolphy, post-Punk, post-Occupy music. Plainly put, the Red Microphone’s art is as revolutionary as the times demand. The Red Microphone has performed at New York City spaces such as Shapeshifter Lab, ABC No Rio, the Brecht Forum, 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts, ZirZamin and others. The ensemble’s debut CD, ‘The Red Microphone Speaks’ is set for a late March release. Self-produced but mastered by legendary downtown producer Kramer, the disc includes sweeping free music, original works, adaptations of fight-back songs from ‘30s Berlin and the Paris Commune, and treatments of militant prose and poetry. All that and of course original jazz and new music that recalls the New Objectivity, the Third Stream, the New Thing and the No Wave. Guest vocalist Nora McCarthy is heard on one track, “L’Internationale Reconstruct” in the company of the found voices of Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Dalton Trumbo and even VI Lenin. The disc will be released on the band’s own Dissident Arts label. The Red Microphone’s single “Brecht Breakdown” was released on the IFAR label (UK) as part of the international compilation ‘Beat Sounds From Way Out Vol 4’, December 2012.