Prayer For Iraq
A work in progress, for chamber ensemble;
MIDI realization using Fluid(R3) GM soundfont.
NOR GLOOM OF NIGHT
10-29-2010 Yippie Cafe, NYC, w/ Charles Ramsey-gtr; James Luke-bass; Ken
Nesmith-keyb; Robert Janz-spoken word
KSST at C.O.M.A.
10-9-2011 ABC NoRio, NYC; open session
w/ KSST: Lex Samu-tpt; Christian Konopka -bass; Ken Silverman-gtr/ also Dikko Faust-trombone, Anne Bassen-voice, Blaise
Siwula-sax, Dawoud-sitar; others unknown
James Luke, bass & vocals & comp.
Nick Thabit has studied drums with Dennis Cristallo, Gary Sykes, Andrew Cyrille, and David Lee. From his late teens he performed and toured with rock bands, steadily moving towards more instrumental, improvisatory music. He studied at the University of New Orleans, majoring in Jazz Drum Performance during Ellis Marsalis’s tenure. He’s since played in New Orleans fusion band The Shrimps, Texas blues band The Thing (performing mostly in France), and gigged with the eclectic Pick-up AllStars, improvisor Doug Lesser, jazz bands the Avi Pavlovich Trio, the Axis Quartet, and the JazzOut 4tet, all in NYC.
Interdisciplinary situations are of particular interest: in 2003 he took part in “Bicycle Music,” which included bicycle-based sculptures as musical instruments at FiveMyles gallery in Brooklyn, NY. He composed and performed with the Creatures of Habitat (COH) performance troupe, in their ongoing multimedia work “Widow's Walk”; performed as a duo with COH founder and tap dancer Stefanie Weber, and with her tap ensemble Tap City, and with her collaborative Rhythm and Flow Medicine Show (feat. Nana Simopoulos, Brian Bender, and Aimee Gallinus). For a year he ran a free-improvisation jam session weekly at The Artist's Gallery in Chelsea, NY, drawing musicians from the jazz, classical, experimental, and improv sectors.
Since 1998, Nick has been exploring the provinces of visual art as well as music; his latest series of drawings, displayed on this website, is concerned with his year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While there he jammed with some local jazz musicians and renewed his idea of the drums and also of composition. Upon his return, he became the house drummer at New York's University Of The Streets from 2010-2012, performing for the open jazz jam sessions, and also at benefits.
Based in CA, he is focused on original music projects, seeking out fresh and challenging situations.
from NERVOUS BRAIN
LANGREHR album 1985. Charlie
Langrehr-gtr, voc. Kim Edwards-bass
I Read Books
(She’s a) Machine
w/guest: Carl Weingarten-gtr.