Jayme Stone's Lomax Project;SAT;2/22/2014;10:00 PM EST
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY, 10012
Doors 9:30 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This project celebrates the work of famed folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax. Under the artistic direction of banjo innovator Jayme Stone, this collaboratory brings together some of the country’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, weavers’ work songs, ancient Appalachian ballads and new songs inspired by the sounds, stories and melodies Lomax collected.
Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world, bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music. His most recent album, The Other Side of the Air (2013), is a travelogue of imaginary landscapes and faraway lands. The album traverses the Cinnamon Route through Persia and India, revisits and reinvents melodies Stone collected in West Africa and includes a Concerto for Banjo and Chamber Symphony written for him by Canadian composer Andrew Downing. Room of Wonders (2010) explores music from Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy and North America. The repertoire includes a movement from Bach’s French Suite, a Moorish sword-fighting dance and Stone’s lush, edgy originals. Africa to Appalachia (2008) is a boundary-crossing musical collaboration with griot singer Mansa Sissoko that explores the banjo’s African roots and Stone’s adventures in Mali.
"The Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo." -GLOBE AND MAIL
"I take back what I said about Jayme Stone." -STEVE MARTIN
"This is what the future of the banjo sounds like." -SONGLINES
Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius. In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller. Great fiddlers ask him to teach at their fiddle camps, including Alasdair Fraser, Jay Ungar, and Mark O'Connor, who says Molsky has "a mystical awareness of how to bring out the new in something that is old."
Born and raised in Northern California, Margaret Glaspy has
brought her indescribable voice to the East Coast and New York
City couldn't be happier. Having performed nationwide in venues
including the Kennedy Center, Severance Hall, and the Ziegfeld
Theatre, she's also made herself a local must-see in the Big Apple.
With a list of influences including Oumou Sangaré, Feist, Jeff
Buckley, and Nina Simone, she has created a sound and writing
style that is undeniable, honest, and a tribute to the beautiful music that she has discovered throughout her 23 years
Julian Lage was recently hailed by All About Jazz as “a giant in the making." A child prodigy, he grew up in California and was the subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary, Jules at Eight, in 1996. He gained pivotal early exposure as a protege of legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton, recording and touring with Burton on several projects. With his debut album Sounding Point, Lage arrived at a unique approach to composition and ensemble craft, a searching yet accessible sound that earned him his 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary JazzAlbum. The music was“a major find,” declared Time Out New York - “springy, intelligent chamber Americana that fits perfectly into a spectrum of Nonesuch-style players like Bill Frisell and ChrisThile’s Punch Brothers.” His latest album, Gladwell, represents another stage in that evolution, solidifying a unique identity for Lage while continuing to open new doors and exploring new horizons.
$20.00 - $25.00
Jayme Stone (banjo) | Bruce Molsky (voice, fiddle) | Margaret Glaspy (voice, guitar) | Julian Lage (guitar)