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Week at The stone June 11th: Time Quartet and Oscalypso

  • The Stone Avenue C & E 2nd street New York, NY 10009 USA (map)

8pm - Time Quartet

Erik Friedlander, cello

Uri Caine, piano

Mark Helias, bass

Ches Smith, drums


Join us for the exciting premier of this great new band. All new music!


10pm - Oscalypso

Special Guest Michael Blake, Tenor saxophone

Erik Friedlander, cello

Michael Sarin, drums

Trevor Dunn, bass


A special tribute to jazz bassist (and cellist!) Oscar Pettiford. When you are an improvising cellist, there is not so much history to look back upon and contemplate. Unlike saxophone players or guitar players who have a long line of titans to measure themselves against, jazz cello players are more or less on their own. However, there is Oscar Pettiford. Pettiford tuned the cello like a bass so that he could be instantly familiar with where the notes lay. Deeply inspired and passionate about the cello, he often used the instrument on crucial sessions under his own name­­if it was an Oscar Pettiford recording the cello was often there in a central role. Joining the Broken Arm Trio is special guest Michael Blake on tenor, performing Pettiford works like Tamalpais and Night at Falcon’s Lair, as well as Friedlander originals.