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Old Dec 16, 2004, 11:04 PM
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Arrow Rime on Commercial Dr. opens its doors by Boxing Day

Hello Friends!

Great news for Vancouver music fans!

By late December 2004 (by Boxing Day), a new performance space & licensed restaurant, will open its doors to Vancouverites. Located in the heart of East Vancouver’s beloved Commercial Drive neighbourhood (1130 Commercial Dr. next to Tio Pepe’s), Rime will fill a niche in Vancouver, as a relaxed & intimate community gathering place/neighbourhood hang, fully licensed, authentic Eurasian eatery (classic Turkish & fusion food) and superb music room, with a focus on strengthening & nurturing the local music scene, as well as showcasing vital music from across the globe. Cream of Vancouver's music community, along with visiting players of all stripes (anything from bluegrass to opera...really!!) & music fans will have a venue, on which they can rely for regular presentation of quality music with great food and drink at reasonable prices.

We at Rime take great pride in what we have created, a one-of-a-kind performance space & eatery in Vancouver and hope you dig & support our vision. We look forward to having you as our guests & to spoil you with world famous Turkish hospitality, food & international music of high caliber. More details to come at the Zula site (www.zula.ca) & on the Rime site (www.rime.ca), which will be up & running soon. We will have calendars on both sites, which will outline in detail all the activities, including, based on support, five nights of music (plenty of jazz & world music), a film night & a special projects night (poetry & literary readings, burlesque, workshops & more)...

Hope to see you all soon...

Your faithful bartender & neighbourhood music presenter,
Cem

Support Live Music In Your Community!!!

Opening Week Celebration at Rime with Dennis Gonzalez Yells At Eels joined by Mark Taylor, Paul Plimley & Peggy Lee -- Zula Productions presents Texas composer, jazz trumpet icon, improviser Dennis Gonzalez, who will play original music written specifically for this event with sons Aaron on basses & Stefan on drums, with New York French hornist Mark Taylor (of Henry Threadgill's Very Very Circus fame) plus locals, pianist Paul Plimley (Dec. 26) & cellist Peggy Lee (Dec.27). Dec. 26 & 27, 9 pm, Rime (1130 Commercial Drive). Tix$12/10 at the door.

Opening Week Celebration at Rime with Mark Taylor with eye of newt "The Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb" -- Zula Productions presents from New York City, jazzman, French hornist, composer, improviser Mark Taylor with Vancouver's eye of newt which includes Stefan Smulovitz (viola, laptop), Brad Turner (trumpet), Viviane Houle (voice), Pepe Danza (percussion, shakuhachi), perform live to a special screening of "The Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb" & a second set of original music. Dec. 29, 9 pm, Rime (1130 Commercial Drive). Tix$12/10 at the door.

Opening Week Celebration & New Year's Eve Party At Rime (any excuse to hear 4 great bands in one night) -- Zula Productions presents New Year's Eve sonic marathon extravaganza with singer-songwriter Kevin House, eccentric Turkish pop band Something About Reptiles, all-star avant-jazz band Tony Wilson Quintet with New York City French hornist Mark Taylor & Wilson/Taylor Duo. Dec. 31, 10 pm, Rime (1130 Commercial Drive). Tix $25/20 at the door.

For more information, please call Rime at 604.215.1130
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Old Dec 17, 2004, 10:33 AM
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This is great, exciting news!

Cem Zafir has been responsible for some of the most interesting and adventurous live music presentations in Vancouver of the last five years and his involvement in this new venue promises great things ahead for our music scene.
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Old Dec 18, 2004, 01:14 AM
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Thank you, Brian, for your support, generosity of time and spirit. I truly hope that we have "a live one" here!

My hope is that more venues like Rime will pop up & help get us all excited about live music again. We need more rooms, which remind us of the importance of community & music...
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Old Dec 19, 2004, 02:17 AM
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Exciting Rime!

Dropped in to check out the space and although the boys have a lot of work to do in the next week, it's gonna be fabulous; I think it's very exciting, a much needed addition to the Vancouver music scene and a unique cuisine to boot!

As I noted in another thread, Cem pointed out to me that Dennis Gonzalez' website http://www.dennisgonzalez.com has free and legal MP3s for all the tracks on 8 of his full albums[!] including a couple of Yells at Eels recordings, the trio coming to the Rime. Check out http://www.dennisgonzalez.com/audio/audio.php if you need any more convincing that Dennis Gonzalez is a great Texan trumpeter who'll blow your socks off!
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Old Dec 19, 2004, 11:44 PM
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Thank you, Nou, as always, for your kind words & endless work in championing creative music. & thanks much for the Gonzalez links...I swear, I meant to eventually... we're so friggin' wrapped up in getting the place open by Sunday, that, somewhat quietly, I'm freaking out!!

Brian, I hope you don't mind...I wanted to post a link to a thread I started over at JazzCorner's Speakeasy in July of 2003. I'm putting it up for several reasons...I think, some folks here may wanna follow some of the thinking that went into the planning of the place.

Also, JazzCorner may be a good model for this site for various reasons...particularly, when it comes to the level of participation. I like your style of organization better than that at JC, actually, how you put in so much of yourself into the site in introducing & giving a voice to a lot of great music in a multi-pronged approach.

What amazes me is that the level of "lurkership" is so much higher here, on this forum, than folks jumping in and saying what's on their minds. At JC, people just speak up all the time. I wish, we had more of that here. Check out the link below and I look forward to many suggestions, questions or whatever from the VancouverJazz.Com crowd...

Here's the link.
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 10:37 PM
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Hey Cem,

I think the "lurker" issue came up before in General Discussions. Too lazy to look for it, now. What I really want to talk about is Rime and how the opening went. I was looking forward with a much enthusiasm to being there last night but I just couldn't make it.
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Old Dec 29, 2004, 10:52 AM
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I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful opening night and the following night!! The band played most beautifully & naturally. Dennis, Aaron, & Stefan Gonzalez sure are a major force! They have the whole intuitive playing thing down as a family. Mark Taylor does things with the French horn that seem impossible, in the context of jazz & improvised music (btw, both nights were rather structured & more Chicago fire-music type playing, as opposed to completely free-improv...they opened with Ornette's "Happy House" both nights to bless the place). Paul Plimley & Peggy Lee made us proud as always, adding lovely layers to the music & approaching it from a different perspective than our visitors, which made for a very unusual & beautiful mix.

We had decent turn-out for both nights. Sadly, our kitchen will not be operational until New Year's Eve. We hope to keep on keepin' on with fresh music, primo food & drink, great friends & warm vibe! So, come visit y'all...

TONIGHT AT RIME



NEW YER'S EVE AT RIME

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 10:51 AM
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Congratulations Cem! I really enjoyed myself on Monday Night! I sat in the back! and had a great view. The Gonzalez Trio, as Cem said, had a very intuitive vibe, and it was clear that they really like playing together. I hope they come and see us again, that kinda vibe is always appreciated. I think the highlight for me was how the band caught the attention of the very chatty kids in the back, by the end of the night, the talking had turned to attentive listening, for a few!

See ya on New Years!
Rob,
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Old Dec 31, 2004, 10:16 AM
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Thank you, Rob! Glad you enjoyed yourself. I noticed about the chatty kids & gently asked them to talk a little quiter. The music grabbed them as soon as they paid attention. We're lucky with the back section, actually, as it's elevated and the noise stays back there for the most part. In the future, we may section it off for chatterboxes & folks who just wanna eat & not pay cover... See you tonight for a killer NYE bash!
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