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Mario Pavone Announces Two Fall Dates in New York
(Published: October 16, 2007)

Veteran bassist/composer Mario Pavone will celebrate autumn in New York with upcoming performances in October and November. On Wednesday, October 24th, the Mario Pavone Nu Trio/Quartet, featuring Steven Bernstein (trumpet and slide trumpet), Craig Taborn (piano) and Michael Sarin (drums), will perform at The Stone. Pavone will return to New York with his trio, featuring saxophonist Marty Ehrlich and drummer Gerald Cleaver, on Sunday, November 11th to perform at The Freestyle Jazz Creative Music Series at Jimmy's 43 Restaurant.

Time Out New York declared "Bassist Mario Pavone's units are lean outfits built for dancing fast and scrimmaging hard through the leader's challenging yet tuneful book of original compositions." New York critics have also noted that "his work has never been less than compelling" (Ben Ratliff, New York Times), "the sheer dynamism of his playing is matched by the lustre of his writing and arranging for small bands" (The New Yorker) and "his tunes are sculpted so swing-based extrapolations have plenty of elbow room, and his bands are staffed to make sure that elbow room is filled with the most inventive sounds possible" (Jim Macnie, Village Voice).

Pavone has helped define the cutting edge of jazz for the last 40 years, both as a sideman to legendary figures and the leader of groups featuring some of today's most respected young improvisers. A former member of trios led by Paul Bley, Bill Dixon and Thomas Chapin, he has also co-led variety of notable ensembles with Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Marty Ehrlich and Michael Musillami. Unlike most artists whose careers span five decades, the most recent of his 17 recordings as a leader/co-leader are his most innovative and widely acclaimed. His latest release, 2006's Deez to Blues (Playscape Recordings), received a four-and-a-half star review in DownBeat and was named to year-end lists in Cadence, the Hartford Courant, Slate.com and the Village Voice among others. Pavone recorded his next CD, a trio release featuring Bley and drummer Matt Wilson, in early October.

The Mario Pavone Nu Trio/Quartet will perform at The Stone on Wednesday, October 24th at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10 and more information is available at http://www.thestonenyc.com. The Mario Pavone Trio will perform at The Freestyle Jazz Creative Music Series at Jimmy's 43 Restaurant on Sunday, November 11th at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10. Venue information is available at (212) 982-3006 and http://www.freestylejazz.com

More Information: http://www.mariopavone.com

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