Sept. 15, 2007 8 PM set at the Stone was comprised of John Zorn (tenor sax), Erik Friedlander (cello), Mark Feldman (violin), Kenny Wolleson (drums), Theo Bleckman (vocals, effects), Ms. Lee (cello) & 3 more musicians I could not recall their names. They were a guitarist, a woodwind player (Ned Rothenberg?-bamboo flute, clarinet, bassoon), and soprano sax player. Ned Rothenberg was billed to play sax but I believe he played the above mentioned woodwind instruments.
The different musicians would play together at a minimal 3 members. The night comprised of at least 4 different line ups and the finale, everyone playing together. All of the musical pieces seem to be improvisational and a have raw, inspiring, & freshness to them.
This is very unconventional music compared to what you would hear on the radio. The closest thing one could compare it to are soundtracks but they are much more lush and hold more potentiality. The pieces were short- about 6 to 8 minutes each and they take you to a mental terrain you may have not known existed.
It's a very good time going to these sets, I feel renewed & somewhat rejuvenated. I feel good that the good, creative things I've done are somehow confirmed and that it's worth doing.