Brew at The Stone
BREW: We went to see Reggie Workman, Miya Masaoka, and Gerry Hemingway play together at The Stone in January. Each played at least two intruments. They played together beautifully, listening to one another's textures and rhythms. When Reggie Workman lay down his bass, picked up a digerderoo, and used the bass as a resonator, I thought I would lose it. I can't remember when I've been able to lose myself in the sound in that way, while still attending to the individual voices and communication styles of the artists. I'd also never been to The Stone, John Zorn's performance space in the East Village, though I'd been meaning to go for a long time. I loved that there are no drinks and no food, just music. I was unprepared for the way that having the space set up that way cleared my palate (visual and aural). What a way to honor the art.