[members-announce] NYC Premiere: BushWacked ­ A Spoken Opera; also Rozanne Levine & The New Reed Quartet at The Stone January 11, 2006

Rozanne Levine rozmark at bellatlantic.net
Wed Jan 4 12:48:55 EST 2006



TWO SPECIAL PERFORMANCES!!
COME DOWNTOWN AFTER A DAY AT THE IAJE CONFERENCE!!

NYC PREMIERE OF
BUSHWACKED ­ A SPOKEN OPERA
AND 
A RARE NYC APPEARANCE BY
ROZANNE LEVINE & THE NEW REED QUARTET
AT
THE STONE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2006



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2006

8PM
NYC Premiere of Mark Whitecage's BushWacked - A Spoken Opera
featuring
Roy Campbell, Jr. - trumpet and vocals
Rozanne Levine - Bb and alto clarinets
Mark Whitecage - alto sax and Bb clarinet
Joe Fonda - bass
Jay Rosen - drums

10PM
Rozanne Levine and The New Reed Quartet
featuring
Perry Robinson - Bb and sopranino clarinets
Mark Whitecage - alto sax and Bb clarinet
Rozanne Levine - Bb and alto clarinets
Matt Snyder - Bb and bass clarinets
plus guests Roy Campbell, Jr.; Joe Fonda and Jay Rosen

Location:  The Stone, NW Corner of Avenue C & East Second Street in the East
                 Village, NYC
Admission:    $10 per set; students 13-19 half price, children 12 & under
free
Information:    http://thestonenyc.com; http://www.erjn.it/mus/whitecage.htm

Acoustics announces the NYC premiere of Mark Whitecage's BushWacked - A
Spoken Opera at 8PM at one of New York's best spots for listening, The
Stone.  Then stick around for a special treat at 10PM -- a rare appearance
of Rozanne Levine's New Reed Quartet.

In creating his spoken word opera BushWacked, Mark Whitecage focused his
outrage at the criminal gang in Washington, gathered text and like-minded
musicians, and produced a hard-hitting and sometimes angry indictment of the
Bush Crime Family, all without losing the sense of swing and intensity he is
known for!!

What the critics are saying about Mark's just-released CD, BushWacked - A
Spoken Opera on the Acoustics label, which will be available at the concert:



One of the Top Ten Releases of 2005 - RexButters, All About Jazz - LA



"BushWacked' is an impressive, bold and timely work from alto sax wiz, Mark
Whitecage, and his new crew." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
Newsletter

"Mark Whitecage and The Bi-Coastal Orchestra step up to the podium and
deliver the statement of sanity many have been waiting on for five years.
Whitecage's broad stylistic background is well represented by his ensemble,
creating a lively listenable soundtrack equal to the seething passion in the
composer's text."  - Rex Butters, All About Jazz - LA

"Apart from the obvious sociopolitical implications of the lyrics, the
"jazz-and-much-more" raging authority unleashed by Whitecage [and company]
will curl up your toes:  a show-stopping virtuosity does not waste an ounce
of the pulsating conceptual energy of the group, whose components
encapsulate hundreds of different artistic experiences, throwing them
against the often disappointing aesthetics of today's swing/jazz realities
with sardonic smiles and thoroughly irreverent musicianship. Archie Shepp
and ragtime, Frank Zappa and off-Broadway, anarchy and democracy: it's all
here for your mental and auditive pleasure - and your radio won't play it
for sure."  Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes
==
Rozanne Levine & The New Reed Quartet is an alliance of old friends
discovering a new sound.  All four musicians bring to the project a wealth
of musical experience and each contributes a sound and sensibility all their
own.  The New Reed Quartet is evolving and still realizing its freewheeling,
intimate sound.  They find immense joy in their telepathic improvisations,
but are also exploring compositions by Thelonious Monk and by members of the
quartet.  They'll be joined by guest artists Roy Campbell, Jr., Joe Fonda
and Jay Rosen for some sparkling improvisation.

Mark Whitecage Web Site:  http://www.erjn.it/mus/whitecage.htm
To order BushWacked - A Spoken Opera CD and hear a sound sample:
http://www.erjn.it/mus/bushwacked.htm 


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