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Mar 3rd-8th 2015

Phillip Johnston residency at The Stone, in New York City.
Six nights of different groups, two per night, representing a survey of projects past and present.

Full schedule at The Stone home page.

Tuesday Mar 3rd 2015
 8PM
: Phillip Johnston with pre-recorded audio and electronics
Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone), Compositions and improvisations
10PM: Phillip Johnston's Idea
Phillip Johnston (alto saxophone) Joe Gallant (e bass) Dave Hofstra (e bass) Richard Dworkin (drums)

Wednesday Mar 4th 2015
 8PM: Phillip Johnston and Edward Johnson
Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone) Edward Johnson (piano)
Compositions and improvisations
10PM: Phillip Johnston's New Big Trouble
Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone) Joe Fiedler (trombone) Mike Hashim (baritone saxophone) Neal Kirkwood (piano) David Hofstra (bass) Rob Garcia (drums)
Compositions and improvisations

Thursday Mar 5th 2015
 8PM: Guy Klucevsek & Phillip Johnston Duo
Guy Klucevsek (accordion) Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone)
Compositions and improvisations
10PM: The Microscopic Septet
Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone) Don Davis (alto saxophone) Mike Hashim (tenor saxophone) Dave Sewelson (baritone saxophone) Joel Forrester (piano) David Hofstra (bass) Richard Dworkin (drums)
An evening of free improvisation

Friday Mar 6th 2015
 8PM: Ned Rothenberg & Phillip Johnston Duo
Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds) Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone)
Compositions and improvisations
10PM: The Spokes
Andy Biskin (clarinet) Curtis Hasslebring (trombone) Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone)
Compositions and improvisations

Saturday Mar 7th 2015
 8PM: Susie Ibarra and Phillip Johnston Duo
Susie Ibarra (drums) Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone) An evening of free improvisation
10PM: Pat Irwin, Phillip Johnston & Ed Tomney
Pat Irwin (guitar, keyboards) Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone) Ed Tomney (guitar, keyboards, analog synths)
An evening of free improvisation

Sunday Mar 8th 2015
 8PM: Joe Ruddick & Phillip Johnston Duo
Joe Ruddick (piano) Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone)
An evening of free improvisation
10PM: Phillip Johnston Large Ensemble
Phillip Johnston (soprano saxophone) and his large ensemble
Compositions and improvisations



Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston: Wordless! Two US Dates in March

This innovative show combines slides, talk, film, and live musical performance. Spiegelman collaborated with acclaimed jazz composer Phillip Johnston whose sextet underscores the multimedia presentation with new original music.

Wordless! brings to life the work of the five most important artists of the wordless novel — Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Milt Gross, Otto Nückel, and Si Lewen — in a series of animated projections.The program also contains new original work created by Spiegelman, as well as animating and musicalizing some of his older short wordless strips.

Tuesday Mar 10th 2015 7.30PM Williams College, Williams MA

Friday Mar 13th 2015 7.30PM Columbia University: New York NY, Miller Theater



Thursday Mar 19th, 2015. 9.30PM-12AM, 2 sets
Small's Jazz Club presents:

The Microscopic Septet


Manhattan Moonrise was featured on many 'Best of 2014' lists, including that of Downbeat Magazine. On Thursday March 19th the Micros will be playing two sets at 9.30PM and 11PM, showcasing new material. Be there!

NB: Small's does no tickets in advance or reservations, so it is recommended that you arrive early: Last gig here was sold out!

Small's Jazz Club
183 West 10th Street,
Greenwich Village, NYC





Friday Mar 27th, 2015. 8.30PM-11PM, 2 sets
Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) presents:

The Phillip Johnston Quartet


Phillip Johnston: soprano saxophone
Alister Spence: piano
Lloyd Swanton: bass
Nic Cecire: drums

The Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre
corner of Cleveland Street & City Road
Chippendale, SYDNEY





The Microscopic Septet's new CD, Manhattan Moonrise, has been released on Cuneiform Records

In late November of 2013, The Micros went into the studio to record their first CD containing new material since the late 1980s. A combination of brand new work by Joel Forrester and Phillip Johnston, re-imagined early Micros tunes, and a couple of classics, the CD is part of Cuneiform Records' 30th Anniversary releases for May/June 2014

"Those who wonder if The Microscopic Septet still "got it" can stop worrying-and rejoice!" Clouds and Clocks

Purchase Manhattan Moonrise directly from Cuneiform Records




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