what i want to do this week 11.27.09

‡ MoMA New Photography. I’ll certainly see more, too, as always with MoMA. It boils down to endurance. ‡ john hollenbeck. this coming week provides a chance to catch me up with my friend John Hollenbeck. John’s jazz/new music big band and his smaller group, the Claudia Quintet are stellar and there’s a chance to see both at le poisson rouge, which I have yet to check out. What takes John’s music to another realm for me, beyond the compositional prowess and musicianship of his world class groups, is his efforts to find answers to the “big questions” via his art.

The poisson show features three of John’s projects in one show: the Claudia Quintet with music from their new release, “Rainbow Jimmies;” a reimagining of music by Meredith Monk (John is her percussionist) called “Future Quest;” and a set from the big band featuring three premiere’s from their new new CD, “Eternal Interlude.”

ready, set, go!

‡ my kirtan. Ok, self-promotion, but i’ve wanted to lead a kirtan for a while and here it is: 7:30, Dec. 5, ISHTA Yoga. MP3 samples of the chants I’ll be leading are available here.

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