MR GONE CELEBRATES “HEAD HUNTERS” 50th ANNIVERSARY – ON TOUR NOW
December 1st 2023 –
The Nov 26th Falcon Show was a huge success! We are officially kicking off our Head Hunters 50th Anniversary Tour, now booking. The response to performances of this iconic music has been overwhelming. Contact us to bring this show to your venue!
October 25th 2023 –
We are returning to the Falcon in Marlboro to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Herbie Hancock’s 1973 Jazz-Funk Masterpiece “HeadHunters” by performing the complete album. Plus a tribute to the late great Wayne Shorter.
Pleae note: The October 29th Performance of Headhunters has been postponed to November 26th.
June 11th 2023 –
New Dates Added:
July 19th free noontime concert at Dante Park in NYC (Across from Lincoln Center)
July 23rd Nyack Jazz Festival Nyack NY
FEBRUARY 22nd 2022 –
Well, it’s been quite a while since we cancelled that 5/31/20 gig at the Turning Point… and the world has been a weird place (well, still is). But the good news is we’re BACK. We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Weather Report’s first live shows, and simultaneously reinvigorating our performances with a new set of thrilling originals, written by Peter Furlan and Neil Alexander.
We are also thrilled to welcome the great Thierry Arpino on Drums! Thierry will be on all our shows going forward this year. And speaking of shows, we already have TWO – and they are:
First – Friday February 25th we will make an appearance on the NIGHT FLIGHT MUSIC LIVE Concert series. This is a streaming-only performance series to of Beacon NY. The performance runs from 7:30 – 8:30 PM and can be watched on the Night Flight Facebook Page, their YouTube channel, twitch and the Night Flight Music Website. Learn more at NightFlightMusicLive.com.
Secondly – on Saturday March 12th we will be performing LIVE at MAUREEN’s JAZZ CELLAR. For this special “return to live performance” engagement Along with our new original music set we will be including a few choice tunes by Weather Report. This show will sell out – call (845) 535-3143 for reservations.
So the rumors are true – WE ARE BACK! Stay tuned for more news and updates as the year progresses.
March 17 2020 –
Well well well! We’re back at it, Sunday May 31st at the Turning Point Cafe in Piermont NY. Peter Furlan, Ratzo Harris and Neil Alexander will be joined by the wonderful Thierry Arpino on drums. Will let you all know when tickets go on sale.
October 2nd 2019 –
Well, it’s been a minute….! We’ve done several shows since the last post, most recently September 14th at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar – another “Unplugged” show. We’ve had some issues with our web hosting provider and I’m happy to report that we’ve migrated to a new host and everything is just peachy on our website.
Ratzo Harris, our wonderful bassist, had some relatively minor surgery and missed the last show. We wish him a speedy recovery, and he seems to be healing up well.
Peter Furlan released a fantastic large ensemble cd titled “Between the Lines” It’s a fabulous disc and it’s getting serious airplay internationally. Both Neil Alexander and trumpeter Vinnie Cutro played on the CD as well as co-produced.
We’re hoping to ramp up our shows more in 2020. We’ve stretched out and added a few more originals, and tunes by the Brecker Brothers and other music that fits our credo: Keeping the Flame of Electric Jazz Burning. Stick around, there’s much more music to come!
December 31st 2018 –
After a bit of a break Mr Gone is BACK in 2018 with 2 shows in January! The first is a special “unplugged” show at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar in Nyack on Jan 20th, and then we’re returning to the Falcon in Marlboro on Jan 28th for their Sunday Night Jazz Series. NYC Drummer extraordinaire Richie Morales joins us for these shows.
November 22nd 2016 –
New date added! January 15th at the Falcon in Marlboro for their Sunday Night Jazz Series.
November 11th 2016 –
We are saddened to learn of the passing of the great bassist Victor Bailey. Mr Bailey replaced Jaco Pastorius in 1982, and his incredible bass work with Weather Report?took the group to new musical heights before joining Steps Ahead and launching his solo career. Our hearts and condolences go out to his family, friends and fans. Here’s a video of Weather Report playing “Consequently“, a tune Victor wrote.
October 22nd?2016 –
New show announced for December 9th at The Turning Point in Piermont NY.
August 5th 2016 -?
August 3rd 2016 -?
Thanks to all who came out for our Nyack Jazz Week show at the Hudson House. The response was incredible and we want to thank each & every one of you coming out to hear this great music and support our project! Next show is August 19th at our old haunt?Maxfield’s on Main in Boonton NJ. ?See you then!
July 12th 2016 – Ticket Sales open for Mr Gone with Eddie Henderson
The links for tickets have finally been posted! Here they are. 2 sets, 8 & 10 pm:
July 9th 2016 – Official Show?announcement!
Nyack Jazz Week presents Mr Gone with Special Guest Eddie Henderson!
Mr GONE performs at this year’s NYACK JAZZ WEEK with special guest legeandary trumpeter & Herbie Hancock alumni EDDIE HENDERSON!?We will featuring?music from Herbie Hancock?s 70?s Mwandishi and Headhunters bands as well as select favs from the Weather Report catalog. This is a rare opportunity to hear this music being played by someone that was part of this great music!?As always Mr GONE is: Neil Alexander (keys), Ratzo Harris (basses), & Peter Furlan (saxes), The amazing Richie Morales joins us on drums. Tickets are $30 general admission; $25 for RCJBS members and $20 for students, with a $5 discount if ordered online. Links to order tickets will be posted as soon as we get them.
Hope you can join us for this exciting evening!
June 1 2016?
We are very excited to be performing as part of?Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society‘s Nyack Jazz Week @?The Hudson House of Nyack, Saturday 7/30. Joining the band as a very special guest artist will be legendary trumpeter and Herbie Hancock alumni?Eddie Henderson! More info to come; check back soon.
May 15 2016
We’ve got almost a 1000 likes on our Facebook Page! If you haven’t yet, he’d over there and hit that like button. 🙂 And we’ve added some more video on the Video page. Meanwhile, some big news coming soon about an exciting show in July. Details to follow. Thanks!
April 3 2016
Very psyched about our upcoming show on April 7th at The Falcon?in Marlboro NY, in a split bill with the Sweet Clementines. The Clems are a wonderful “alt-prog-pop” band from New Paltz with amazing original songs. We think you should totally check them out. Listen to their latest disc on their Bandcamp page.
In other news we’ve completed our first set of recordings and should have some mixes for you soon. ?We’re also working on summer festival shows and should have some news on that front soon too. Keep it real, y’all!
February 1 2016
Daryl’s House was a great show! Really good turnout for a winter Sunday night; amazingly helpful crew and super enthusiastic audience. We WILL be back.
January 29th 2016
Tickets Still available for the Daryl’s House show on Sunday Jan 31st!?
December 23 2015
We’re psyched to announce that Mr Gone will be performing at Daryl’s House club in Pawling NY on January 31st.
This is a world class venue with state of the art sound. Come out and here this great music in a fantastic live setting!
October 26 2015
2016 Dates added!
Maxfield’s on Main (3/4, 5/13, 8/19, 10/28), Trumpets Jazz Club (2/4)
and The Falcon?on Thursday April 7th.
October 3 2015
A couple of new Fall shows on tap:
November 11th?-?Maxfield’s on Main in Boonton NJ
December 6th – The Turning Point Cafe in?Piermont?NY
July 8th 2015
We’ve got some great summer shows lined up!
July 17th – Maxfield’s on Main in Boonton NJ,
July 24th – Jazz Forum Arts Free Outdoor concert series; Pierson Park in Tarrytown NY
August 4th – Mostly Music Festival, Memorial Park (at the River) in Nyack.
Check the calendar for details!
Our brand new promotional video is up on the video page. Check it out!
January 13 
Due to a technical problem, we’ve had to remove our videos. We hope to have them back up soon; contact us for more info.
New show added – October 19th at the Turning Point Cafe in Piermont NY.
Ah, the new videos are up! Check the Video page and enjoy.
Site updates and tweaks continue… and we now have edited footage from our show at the Falcon! Stay tuned for new videos to be posted soon to our YouTube channel.
Work on the website continues. Things don’t always work quite as expected but rest assured it’s coming together. New navigation menus added to top of page. Now I need to figure out the tour blog.
Next Show September 18th at Maxfields on Main.