Nublu 151

10pm & Midnight

Ilhan Ersahin's Nublu Sessions with Josh Werner & Daniel Jodocy 

DJ Vladi 

8pm - 10pm Big Heart Machine Album Release Party

with Sasha Berliner

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10pm - 4am Antonio Ocasio

Full Moon In Culebra Puerto Rico Album Release Party 

Special Guest DJ Josh Milan

Performances by Natalie Carter Mark Anthony Vigo

8pm - 10:30pm Pique-Nique Recordings Presents the renowned 

Resura Arkestra 

Indoda Entsha Percussion Ensemble's evolution to introduce African culture

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10:30pm - 4am Special Guest Extended Set 

Anthony Nikita 

TBA

8pm Paulo Jose 

From Brazil to New York

Axel Tosca - Musical Director, Roman Najara, Loisel Machin, Marcos Lopez, Redi Fernandez, Kali Fernandez  

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9pm & 11pm Producer Nights with Ray Angry and The Council of Goldfinger

Frei Speech & Co.

10pm & Midnight

Ilhan Ersahin's Nublu Sessions with Juini Booth & Daniel Jodocy

8pm & 10:00pm 

Dan Weiss Starebaby

Craig Taborn - Keyboards

Matt Mitchell - Keyboards

Ben Monder - Guitar

Trevor Dunn - Electric Bass

Dan Weiss - Drums 

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Midnight Ben Zwerin, Nir Felder & Yuval Lion 

Nublu 62

9pm & 11pm

Arthur Sadowsky & The Troubadours

10pm 

Molly Tigre

Los Cumpleanos


DJ Lil Tiger

10pm  Jason Wastor & Taulant Mehmeti

Taulant Mehmeti, Marius Van Den Brink, Jason Wastor, Sergej Avanesov, Kimon Karoutzos

 

Midnight & 2am Spacepilot

Elias Meister, Leo Genovese, Joe Hertenstein + Special Surprise Guests

 

DJ Brother Jonno

9pm

William Hooker / QuartetMOON

Mara Rosenbloom, Jon Irabagon, Adam Lane, & William Hooker, with guest Bob Holman

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10pm - 4am

Fear and Loathing on Ave C

DJ Kamui Sumida

10pm - 4am

NYC Radio Days

Playing Music from the best NYC Radios

Pete's Free Jazz at Nublu Classic:

9pm Reggie Sylvester, Lindsey Wilson, Ed Keller, Michael Trotman, Daniel Carter

10pm Roberta Piket, Bruce Arnold, Billy Mintz

11pm Eric Plaks, Andrew Hadro, Evan Crane, Leonid Galaganov

12am Welf Dorr, Hans Tammen, John Loggia, Aron Namenwirth

10pm - 4am

Forro at Nublu

DJ Greg Caz spins Brazilian tracks

Previously unreleased material + new psychedelic album by Ilhan Ersahin

 

 

 

 

 

Ilhan Ersahin's Afternoon In Rio

This is the newest project, born in Rio De Janeiro. Ersahin has already presented the Brazilian version of his Nublu Jazz Festival, and this disc probably reflects the urban electronica advances of São Paulo in equal measure. There are supremely individual vocals from Nina Becker, Thalma de Freitas, China and Junio Barreto. Also involved are Kenny Wollesen and Alberto Continentino on the rhythm sections, and the massively influential (and innovative) producer/instrumentalist Kassin and guitarists Catatau and Muzak. As if this wasn't sufficiently impressive, there are the rappers Rodrigo and Lourdes de Luz from Mamelo Soundsystem. Acidic guitars contrast with dreamy vocals and tumbling drums. This is an organic funk with resonant basslines, harmonised saxophone and skittering drums. It's a swirling brew of vocals, vibes and stinging guitar parts. The sound of an experimenting Brazil that remains in touch with its pop, rock, bossa and samba roots.

 

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Wax Poetic

In the year 2000, Wax Poetic were on the brink of making their debut on the Division 1 imprint of Atlantic Records. Call this bad timing, but a decision was made to shut down this alternative corner of the label, so the album was abruptly shelved. Norah Jones was their lead singer for two years, until the dawning of her solo career with the Blue Note label. Ersahin views Wax Poetic as the genesis of the Nublu scene, both club and label. The album embodies the deeply-funked Manhattan jazz-dance scene, with Ersahin's breathily-phrased tenor saxophone striations slinking around drum'n'bass stutters, casual Jones vocals sliding by, as basslines lurk in their slumbering depths. Could this be slow-hop rather than trip hop? Deft scratching, dub wobble, reggae-style horn section blasts, shimmering keyboards: all tautly creeping. This is the seductive cocktail.

 

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Ilhan Ersahin - Wonderland

2002: Wonderland grew out of the Istanbul scene, Ersahin working with the gypsy clarinet master Husnu Senlenderici. The governing concept was to apply similar tactics to those used by the Gotan Project, when they set out to electronicise the tango of Buenos Aires. This record was originally released only in Turkey. It features the Turkish pop star Nil Karaibrahimgil (who was still comparatively unknown at the time of recording), and Dilara Sakpinar, who was only 14 in '02, and now books bands for the newly-opened Istanbul version of Nublu, as well as singing with the alternative band 123. The recordings feature Matt Penman on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums. This is the most folk-attuned album of the five, layering ethnic instrumentation from the Eastern European and Arabic world onto propulsive housey beats. Zithery cascades (qanun or cimbalom?) dodge around wild clarinet figures. There's an Egyptian lushness to the string orchestrations, and a sinister London griminess in the basslines.

 

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Love Trio - Just Trying To Spread Some More Love

 

Love Trio sprang directly out of the Nublu club scene. It works around a tight formation made by Ersahin (also playing keyboards), bassist Jesse Murphy and drummer Kenny Wollesen. DJ Logic, singer Marla Turner and trumpeter Eddie Henderson are the guests on this 2003 recording. This album was previously unissued due to contractual issues that have now been resolved. Ersahin's tenor has a close-up, microscopic grain, and the housey electro-beats are set within a deep jazz context. There's a forest of exotic, electro-overload keyboard sounds. Henderson's muted-frost trumpet dots around the spatial whoosh of splintered keys, as the seven seamless pieces build up like a suite, attaining an ascendant pitch by the disc's climax.

 

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Ilhan Ersahin - Virgo

This album finds Ersahin in his most mainline jazz state. It adopts a more languid nature, featuring extended jazz soloing and a more reflective vibration. There are acoustic piano solos too! Those were provided by Jon Davis, and he was in the highly impressive company of bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade. Ersahin always has his fingers on the pulse, inviting poet Saul Williams to intone striking lines over this slower wash of sound. There is a repeating tendency for Nublu's founder to be there right at the beginning of an artist's career, nurturing them before fame hits.

 

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