Week at The Stone June 9th: Black Phebe and Velvet White

  • The Stone Avenue C & E 2nd Street New York, NY 10009 USA

8pm -  Black Phebe “Rings” CD RELEASE (premier)

Shoko Nagai, piano, accordion

Satoshi Takeishi, percussion

Erik Friedlander, cello

$15

Black Phebe is really two trios. Shoko Nagai’s charismatic performance on accordion and then piano changes the feel of the group.With accordion, the trio becomes a virtuosic world­music juggernaut; exploring the spaces between mixed meter works and sweet folk songs. With piano, the group transforms altogether, taking the form of a Jazz piano trio and Classical chamber group. Come and hear the band celebrate the release of their new cd, “Rings

 

10pm - Velvet White (premier)

Ikue Mori, electronics

Ava Mendoza, guitar

Ches Smith, drums

Erik Friedlander, cello

$15

First time performance for this quartet. “Velvet White” is named after a piece of sculpture by John Chamberlain who used parts of the automobile (fenders, bumpers, or the chassis) to make his work. “Stopping is the key; you have to know when to stop. If I feel so glad that a sculpture is here, and I don’t care who did it, then I figure it’s a good piece.”