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Sounds Like: Eric Dolphy, Hanns Eisler, Bill Dixon, Golden Palominos, Ornette A. Coleman

Bio: NYC-based quartet of rad musicians journeying through free jazz, dissident swing, modernist blues and contemporary composition. At once exploratory, listenable, compelling and patently “downtown”, call it post-Ornette, Post-Dolphy, post-Punk, post-Occupy music as revolutionary as the times demand... See Full Bio

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  • Sat

    Aug 16

    New York, NY, US | 6:00pm

    New York, NY, US
    Sat Aug 16 6:00pm


    The 8th annual Dissident Arts Festival will be presented in conjunction with celebrated space El Taller. Performers include THE WILL CONNELL QUARTET, THE RED MICROPHONE, ANDREA WOLPER TRIO, Nuevo Cancion artist BERNARD PALUMBO, poet CHRIS BUTTERS, HARMOLODIC MONK, and Juan Quinones' TRUTH TO POWER! plus guest speakers -and- THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA performing a live, improvised score to the Sergei Eisenstein's silent film classic "BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN". The Festival's motto: Our politics are as revolutionary as our creativity......join us! For more info please see www.DissidentArts.com

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    Jun 21

    New York, NY, US | 5:00pm
    "Little Red Square"
    New York, NY, US
    Sat Jun 21 5:00pm


    'Make Music New York' concert: THE RED MICROPHONE as part of 'Make Music New York' - 5PM THE RED MICROPHONE will be a part of this annual celebration welcoming summer into NYC, where dozens of "venues" pop up all over the streets under the auspices of the NYC Parks Dept. Befittingly, we will play the section of Greenwich Village known as 'Little Red Square'---the east corner of 6th Ave (Ave of the Americas) and Bleeker Street. Now how cool is that?? John Pietaro - vibes Ras Moshe - reeds, flute Rocco John Iacovone - reeds Philip Sirois - bass

  • 2014

    Apr 25

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Fri Apr 25 8:00pm


    ERIKA DAGNINO AND THE RED MICROPHONE... International poet Erika Dagnino return to NY from her native Italy to engage in more edgy spoken word with improvised music. The Red Microphone accompanies and collaborates... Erika Dagnino: voice, poetry John Pietaro: vibes, percussion Ras Moshe: reeds, flute Rocco John Iacovone: reeds Philip Sirois: bass

  • 2014

    Apr 24

    New York, NY, US | 6:30pm

    New York, NY, US
    Thu Apr 24 6:30pm


    On 4/24 through 4/26 people around the globe will celebrate the 60th birthday of political prisoner MUMIA ABU-JAMAL while demanding his freedom. In NYC at Riverside Church on Thursday the 24th from 6:30 - 9:30 pm, many celebrated speakers and artists will make some very revolutionary statements in the face of this ongoing struggle for justice. The list of speakers has not yet been finalized but the live music will include the Liberation Jazz of THE RED MICROPHONE -8PM, and several noted radical Hip Hop artists SQUALA ORPHAN the LC POET at 8:15. INTIKANA at 8:45, and of course REBEL DIAZ at 9pm. And the show ends with a big jam session of all performers. Mumia himself is expected to call in to speak to us all at 7:30. Please join us to make a statement about this activist who has been wrongly imprisoned for decades.

  • 2014

    Apr 22

    Montclair, NJ, US | 8:00pm
    Downtown Music & Variety
    Montclair, NJ, US
    Tue Apr 22 8:00pm


    THE RED MICROPHONE CELEBRATES EARTH DAY & MINGUS' BIRTHDAY - 7Pm and 9PM sets The Red Microphone in performance at Downtown Music & Variety of Montclair NJ as part of the Brecht Forum's new "Brecht in the Burbs" series. Two sets, so plenty of time to dig deep into our free sounds....HELP US TO CELEBRATE BOTH EARTH DAY AND THE BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLES MINGUS John Pietaro, vibes, percussion, poetry Ras Moshe, reeds, flute, poetry Rocco John Iacovone, reeds Philip Sirois, bass

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  • Eddie Ray Franks Jr (Artist) Eddie Ray Franks Jr
    Dropping by to show support and wish you much success with your musical journey. Have a great evening and week. Eddie Ray
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    Eric Dolphy would say "well done". Thanks for keeping great music alive!
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    Cool sound and and playing!
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  • MikeWhitePresents (Artist) MikeWhitePresents
    beautiful music, well-played and constructed and a really dense, detailed playlist to explore..just had a great time getting lost in the textures!!
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    ~Great to see you on RN sharing your talent! ~குuitar====+++™L0vE Respect to you! Best wishes and great success in 2013!
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