Stone Quartet - DMG @ The Stone Volume 1: December 22, 2006

Downtown Music Gallery is a great and important store in NYC that has been a supporter of new music in that city (and way beyond) for their entire existence and the two main guys were supporters for a decade or more before that! They took over programming John Zorn's Stone club in NYC for a month and are just now beginning to release the results.

"The second set that night was originally supposed to be Joelle Leandre performing duos with Marilyn Crispell, Mat Maneri and Roy Campbell, but turned out to be a superb quartet with Joelle directing. This was a first time performance by this unique drummerless lineup and it was a phenomenal set! There were sections of duos and trios that Joelle helped instigate, yet you couldn't predict the many magical moments that arose from this group. Superbly recorded by John Rosenberg and wonderfully remixed & mastered by Jean Marc Foussat, the sound is incredible. I still get goosebumps as I listen to this disc, since it does capture that dynamic improv magic so well. I recall that both sets that night were excellent, the first was a strong duo with percussionist Kevin Norton (released on Leo) and the second is this fabulous quartet. Listening now to the second set, whether you were there or not, you get the feeling that something very special was taking place. There is an aura of suspense and mystery that runs through the entire set/disc. You can hear all four musicians listening closely and having an ongoing dialogue. This quartet features Joelle Leandre on contrabass, Marilyn Crispell on piano, Roy Campbell, Jr. on trumpets & flute and Mat Maneri on viola & violin. Highest recommendation from your good friends at Downtown Music Gallery!"-Bruce Lee Gallanter
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