Irving Stone Memorial Concert

Irving Stone Memorial Concert


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Irving Stone and his wife Stephanie were among the earliest and staunchest supporters of the burgeoning New York downtown scene, starting back in the '70s. Following Stone's passing in June of 2003, the music community he had supported so avidly held a 12-hour memorial concert at Tonic, and this double-disc set presents highlights from that concert. Both sets begin with a beautiful solo piano piece played by Stephanie Stone, who had been a singer and piano player before she married Irving. From there the listener is treated to a virtual who's who of the downtown scene, ranging from purely solo performances to the Little Huey Big Band headed by William Parker, but mostly solos and small groups. The performances (and sound) are uniformly excellent, to where mentioning highlights would be an arbitrary exercise. The booklet has a number of photos of Irving and Stephanie, and quotations and remembrances from some of the participants and other folks active in the downtown scene. There are a couple errors in the booklet: Steve Swell plays trombone and not alto sax, and unless Ikue Mori had her laptop filled with samples of John Cage's "4'33," she did not actually appear with John Zorn on "From the Beginning." These minor details do nothing to detract from a wonderful and heartfelt tribute to a major music fan who probably did more than he ever realized to encourage a group of young, adventurous musicians.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2004
Label: Tzadik
UPC: 0702397761129
catalogNumber: 7611
Rank: 160085

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Dick   Flute
Tim Berne   Alto Saxophone
Marc Ribot   Guitar
Herb Robertson   Trumpet,Vocals
Ellery Eskelin   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Gayle   Tenor Saxophone
William Parker   Bass
Joey Baron   Drums
Roy Campbell   Trumpet
Louis Belogenis   Tenor Saxophone
Greg Cohen   Bass
Trevor Dunn   Bass
Mark Feldman   Violin
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Annie Gosfield   Piano
Shelley Hirsch   Voices
Wayne Horvitz   Keyboards
Roger Kleier   Guitar
Masahiko Kono   Trombone
Andy Laster   Alto Saxophone
Tom Rainey   Drums
David Sewelson   Baritone Saxophone
Chris Speed   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Swell   Trombone
John Zorn   Alto Saxophone
David Weinstein   Keyboards
Kenny Wollesen   Drums
Lesli Dalaba   Trumpet
Tony Malaby   Tenor Saxophone
Rob Brown   Alto Saxophone
Satoko Fujii   Piano
Oscar Noriega   Alto Saxophone
Yuko Fujiyama   Piano
Susie Ibarra   Drums
Andrew Barker   Drums
Sabir Mateen   Reeds
Karen Borca   Bassoon
Sylvie Courvoisier   Piano
Charles Waters   Alto Saxophone
Matt Lavelle   Trumpet,Bass Clarinet
Okkyung Lee   Cello
Stephanie Stone   Piano

Technical Credits

Tim Berne   Composer
Robert Musso   Engineer
Kazunori Sugiyama   Executive Producer
John Zorn   Executive Producer
Daniel Goldaracena   Engineer
Ben Ratliff   Liner Notes
Stephanie Stone   Producer

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