The Sun Finally Came Out Today, Spreading Warmth and Sunshine
Took a Seniors Exercise and a Chair Yoga Class at the Y and felt Better
The Doctor Says that I am in Pretty Good Shape for My Age (almost 63)
So, Here I Go, Here We Go with Another Weekly NEWSletter of Deep Listening
So Much to Hear and So Little Time to Listen Closely and More Than Once…
Check Out Great Discs from:
Henry Kaiser / Bob Bralove /Chris Muir! Bob Downes Open Music with Barry Guy! The Residents & Eric Drew Feldman! Charles Hayward! This Heat - Live 80/81! Aram Bajakian & Dalava & Peggy Lee! Nicola L. Hein & Emilio Gordoa! Three from Wanderweiser: John Cage & Luigi Nono!
Historic Recordings from Milt Jackson! Sonny Stitt! Brother Ah! Nana Vasconcelos! Orchestra Baobob! Franco & Le Tpok Jazz! More Great CD Reissues from Lovely Music and a Giant Leap of Faith CD Sale!
The FREE DMG Weekly New Music In-Store Series Continues on Sundays with:
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017:
6pm: LEAP OF FAITH Return!
7pm: JEREMIAH CYMERMAN - Solo Clarinet
8pm: LEAP OF FAITH Special Guest!
Sunday, April 9th:
6pm: GIANT DWARF: MARTIN PHILADELPHY & JEREMY CARLSTEDT
7pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC BASS QT: SEAN ALI / ZACH SWANSON
Sunday, April 16th: Easter Sunday, no in-store
Sunday, April 23rd:
6pm: J. A. GRANELLI & MR. LUCKY TRIO with: J.A GRANELLI - Piccolo Bass, Lap Steel Guitar / NATE SHAW - Keyboards / OWEN HOWARD - Drums
Sunday, April 30th:
6pm: NO SIGNAL: AARON NOVICK & JEREMIAH CYMERMAN - Clarinets and AVA MENDOZA & BRANDON SEABROOK - Guitars!
DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Cosy
BOB BRALOVE / HENRY KAISER / CHRIS MUIR - Positively Space Music (Fractal 17-3; USA) Featuring Bob Bralove on keyboards, Henry Kaiser and Chris Muir on guitars. Bob Bralove is a MIDI/keyboard wizard who has worked at length with the Grateful Dead, helping to transform the ‘Drums & Space’ section of their concerts into something even more magical. Chris Muir plays guitar and electronics and has been been collaborating with Henry Kaiser for forty years, including the incredible Yo Miles! project. This 2 & 1/2 hour double CD set consists of solos, duos and trios. It begins with three long solos so we get a chance to distinguish the sound of each musician. All three solos use no overdubs but sound extraordinary nonetheless. Chris Muir begins the journey with a most cerebral display of Frippertronics, sublime and most mesmerizing. Today (3/29/17) it is sunny and in the 50’s and after a long dark & cold Winter, it seems good. As I look out my kitchen window, I can see some birds flying in the distance. This music fits perfectly like the first day of Spring. Mr. Bralove plays solo piano on “Emma’s Aerial Acrobatics”, and like all keyboard players who have worked with the Dead, he is resourceful but in-between categories: elegant, calm yet eerie, restrained yet hypnotic. Although Mr. Kaiser’s “Miso vs Space Pirates” sounds familiar due to the devices he often uses and the large amount of releases in the last few years, there is still something magical about the way he coaxes positive, organic spirits from his guitar. When that distortion pedal/device kicks in, the turbulence picks up and we are bathed in electric harp-like currents with the lights refracting in several layers at once kite a prism turning. When the trio is finally assembled for “Mire in the Fountain”, they use a simple drum program so that they can add two spirited, sustained guitar solos over that middle-eastern groove, while Bralove with plays that funky electric harpsichord/clavinet like sound. I dig the sound of the acoustic guitar (HK?) with the mellotron-like swirls on “Ombient”, this is no doubt the “positive space music” referred to in the CD title. “Languid Landing” is not so languid as Mr. Kaiser takes one of those astounding, note & mind-bending guitar solos over some desert-like electric piano. Disc One concludes with a short duo piece by Kaiser and Muir that was recorded forty years ago!?! It is called “Bagpipes” and does have a bagpipe-like melody. The second disc features the trio and it sounds like the best moments of a Dead space jam, floating, calmly psychedelic, haunting, worlds colliding, yet working together in inspiring ways. There is a piece called “Buchla Plague Bear” where it sounds like it is sped up, the manic energy invigorating like diving into a cold ocean. Is it going forwards or backwards or in some other inexplicable direction?!? About halfway through the second disc is when the shit hits the fans and things erupt. “Andorsand Interrobang” is astounding! Similar to the best progressive rock yet no silly singing. There is solid drumming at the center, strong but not showing off. What is the “Pacific Edge”? Besides the name of a track here. It is also another mind-blowing affair of cosmic guitars and brain-melting synth. Too much of a great thing? Yet another deep treasure from Henry Kaiser’s ever-growing sonic jewelry box. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
2 CD Set $14
Last dozen copies of this older Henry Kaiser title, now out-of-print and on sale:
HENRY KAISER / BOB BRALOVE - Ultraviolet Licorice (Blove Music; USA) When Bob Bralove asked his old pal Henry Kaiser about doing a recording together, Henry remembered the forgotten backing DATs that Bralove had prepared for the Grateful Dead to use as a transition between drums and space, back in the band's final years. It turns out that Bralove still had the long forgotten recordings that he had made with synthesizer and sampler back in the 90s. So the duo and went into Fantasy Studios in Berkeley and played live over the backing tracks. Henry with electric or acoustic guitar and Bob with a grand piano. What resulted is an odd, yet pleasing, combination of psychedelic space music, jazzy piano, tortured-timbre electric guitar, and Derek Bailey inspired acoustic guitar. These are not normally things that one finds in the same acoustic space; even in a psychedelic space, this is unique... Beautiful and scary, virtuoso and cheezy, loud and quiet, transcendent and grounded, fast and slow... many things at once. No prisoners were taken, yet no animals were harmed during the recording. "Featuring Henry Kaiser on electric & acoustic guitars and Bob Bralove on acoustic piano and synths. Both Henry Kaiser and Bob Bralove have worked with members of the Grateful Dead at different times. Henry has sat in with Phil Lesh & Friends and Mr. Bralove played live with The Dead for a number of years during the drums and/or space segments. Hence, both of these men know the power of psychedelic jamming. Right from the gitgo of "Concrete Nebula", those cosmic space/rock sounds and vibes are flowing. There is a strong give and take between both musicians, as well as an uplifting, transcendent wash of warm pastel colors. Even when both musicians play acoustic instruments, their sound is still quietly cosmic. When Henry switches to that fuzz/wah wah tone on "Red Queen", you just want it to go on forever. It sounds as if the duo is playing during a thunder storm on "Heavenly Plaster" and it fits just right. Mr. Bralove seems to favor his acoustic piano and uses his synth selectively to create moods or set the scenes of the journeys these men take us on. If any of you out there have a problem with the Dead, please forget any references that I made here since this music is still wonderful, engaging and transformative. In the olden days (of the seventies), one might call this space music or perhaps early krautrock. Either way, it is consistently mesmerizing." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $5 (Last dozen copies now on sale)
BOB DOWNES OPEN MUSIC With BARRY GUY / MARC MEGGIDO / PAUL BRIDGE / ANDREW CLEYNDERT - Blowin’ with Bass (Openian 10116; Germany) Featuring Bob Downes on flutes, tenor, soprano & alto saxes with four different bassists Barry Guy, Marc Meggido, Paul Bridge and Andrew Cleyndert. There are some dozen duos and each bassist in involved with two to four pieces. All DMG readers no doubt know about the amazing Barry Guy, contrabassist supreme. The other three bassists not quite so well known although Mr. Cleyndert has worked with Stan Tracey, Mr. Meggido with Ken Hyder and Paul Bridge with Mike Osborne. Bob Downes is a legendary British musician and composer who is mainly known for playing flute, but has often experimented with other reeds and sound-making devices.
The first duo is with Marc Meggido and was recorded in London in 1978. These two make a strong match whether Mr. Downes is playing flute or tenor sax, there is a connection or strong dialogue that runs throughout. In the late sixties/early seventies Mr. Downes made a number of ambitious records for larger ensembles with grand schemes. Although Downes’ flute playing was often featured, he has continued to play inspired/creative flute and other reeds on a smaller scale. The duo with Barry Guy was recorded at Wigmore Hall in London in 1975. The first piece is Downes switching between several flutes and is well-matched by Barry Guy’s masterful bass-work. Their other piece, “Starburst Galaxy”, has Downes playing cello and Guy on bass both with odd effects, with ample echo, turning this into some sort of primitive space music. Surprisingly, Downes does a swell job of scat singing on “Cocowanna”, which is silly yet immensely charming. The last duo with Andrew Cleyndert was recorded more recently in 2005 at a private party. Since there seems to be no amplification for the flutes, the music feels most organic, swinging at times worth some infectious glee. Bob Downes always sounds like he is having blast, thus making it uplifting to listen and perhaps dance around a bit while listening. He is indeed a pied piper which he mentions in the liner notes. Charming! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
THE RESIDENTS with ERIC DREW FELDMAN - The Ghost Of Hope (Cryptic Corp 9754A; USA) Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, an historically accurate album based on train wrecks. Pursuing this theme in both a literal and metaphorical sense, the group discovered a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by the era's elegant language, the group then contrasted that eloquence against the sheer horror of these devastating events, resulting in an album that sounds both startlingly new and curiously nostalgic. Using the familiar elements of music, spoken voice, sound effects and audio textures, The Residents have constructed a highly original series of tone poems quite unlike the music of anyone else - except, of course, The Residents. The album features guest collaborator Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart, Snakefinger & Pere Ubu) - who has worked with everybody cool, so he's already in your record collection.
CHARLES HAYWARD - One Big Atom (Continuity 02; UK) Charles' first new solo CD for nine years, and he hasn't been resting on his laurels; here are new ideas and a consolidation of the story to date, all plaited up into a fully articulated musical manifesto, characterized by virtuosity, soul, complexity, drive and attention to fine detail...not only that, but it's also very nicely recorded. In stretched song form, this sounds for all the world like a well-drilled ensemble, with Charles singing, playing, and augmenting his sometimes pile-driving, sometimes loom-like kit with electronics, melodica, ziz zag and swirl (no I don't know what the last 2 are either). As drummers go, Charles has to be one of the best we've got, carving his own way without giving any quarter. And he can write a neat refrain, even if riding a wave of tonal and rhythmic complexity.
THIS HEAT - Live 80/81 (ReR Megacorp Thisis 6; UK) Live recordings curated by the band from their european performances between April 1980 and June 1981, this CD originally appeared as a bonus disc in the "Out of Cold Storage" Box Set. Edited and mastered in 2006 by Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward. This Heat perfected a strange and volatile new strain of avant-garde rock--by turns thundering and ephemeral, hopeful and wry, surgically precise and caveman-crude. You can hear in their slim catalog..the seeds of vast fields of music that would follow: post-rock, math rock, homemade musique concrète, and experimental electronica. (Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork 1/26/16)
DALAVA With ARAM BAJAKIAN / JULIA ULEHLA / PEGGY LEE / TYSON NAYLOR / COLIN COWAN / DYLAN VAN DER SCHYFF - The Book of Transfigurations (Songlines 2408; Canada) Dálava is a unique world music project that reflects and a body of Moravian folk songs of the 19th and early 20th century through the fun-house mirror of 21st century creative jazz and post-rock. The principal artists are American vocalist Julia Ulehla and guitarist Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, John Zorn), joined by their elite band of Vancouver improvisers: Peggy Lee (cello), Tyson Naylor (piano, organ, accordion), Colin Cowan (bass) and Dylan van der Schyff (drums). The song texts are akin to fairy tales or compact, elliptical parables. Dálava gives each song its own sound world. Ulehla, inspired by her years as actress and singer at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, animates these affecting melodies and archetypal storylines of love, death and the natural world through an improvisational yet ritual approach to performance. It's a kind of musical séance; indeed, there is a generations-long personal bond at work here, as these songs were collected in his home village by Ulehla's great grandfather, a botanist and ethnomusicologist who viewed folk songs as living organisms. So they prove to be in Dálava's bold, powerful and tender interpretations. The CD package comes with a 36-page booklet including the Czech texts, English translations, and Ulehla's insightful commentary, as well as beautiful period photography of the Moravian countryside. Ulehla and Bajakian have already created a minor sensation in the Czech Republic with their unconventional recreations of this well-loved repertoire, and are poised with this release to make a bigger splash on world music and creative jazz stages.
EMILIO GORDOA / NICOLA L HEIN - Corso - Unwanted Pregnancy (Creative Sources 341; Portugal) Featuring Emilio Gordoa on prepared vibes & percussion and Nicola L. Hein on prepared guitar. Last Sunday (3/26/17), we had a most memorable night of music here at DMG with two solos and a duo. Berlin-based guitarist Nicola Hein played first and did a fine job of coaxing odd sounds from electric guitar with minimal preparations and numerous pedals. Mr. Hein also played here a few months ago, sitting in with Mia Zabelka and Viv Corringham and is a member of a fine quartet called Rotozaza with Rudi Mahall & Christian Lillinger. My. Hein left us with a short stack of CDs from his duo with percussionist Emilio Gordoa. The first piece erupts at a furious pace and almost sounds sped up with some furious strumming on a semi-acoustic/electric guitar. The second unnamed piece is pretty long and sounds like the vibes are being bowed along with subtle, mysterious sounds from the guitar: faint plucks, carefully placed along with perhaps toy percussion. Eventually the tempo picks up and it sounds like an Eno-ish jam. With rubbing, bowing (?) and manipulated strings and similar bent sounds from the percussion, it is hard to tell who doing what at times. The overall effect or journey is still rich in nuance and compelling. Thanks to Nicola for leaving us with a handful of these tasty twisted treats. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
Three More Recents Discs from the Wanderweiser Label in Stock Next Week:
JOHN CAGE//THE ENSEMBLE DASWIRDAS - Cartridge Music (Wandelweiser EWR 0406; Austria) A 2003 recording from The Ensemble Daswirdas performing John Cage's 1960 composition "Cartridge Music", described as: "For amplified small sounds; also amplified piano or cymbal; any number of players and loudspeakers; parts to be prepared from score by performers."
LUIGI NONO / JURG FREY - Works for Violin Duos (Wandelweiser EWR 0103; Austria) Two works from two distinctive composers from different periods--Jurg Frey and Luigi Nono--both for two violins, Frey using the two violins in parallel to emphasize their distinction; Nono using powerful gestures of divergence and contrast in a dream-like duo.
LUKE MARTIN - So Softly That It Came, A Wild Dim Chatter, Meaningless (Wandelweiser EWR 1613; Austria) Luke Martin began this work with a field recording at Mentryville Park in Southern California, which was transcribed by himself and Amy Golden, Ben Levinson, Davy Sumner, and Ryan Gaston using Martin's system of notating silence, then combined into the final score for this recording.
Historic & Archival Recordings:
MILT JACKSON with CANNONBALL ADDERLEY / JOHN COLTRANE / JOE NEWMAN / FRANK FOSTER / HORACE SILVER / FRANK WESS / HANK JONES / PERCY HEATH / ART TAYLOR / et al - Atlantic Albums Collection: 1956-1961 (Enlightenment 9112; EEC) With faithfully remastered audio throughout, and of course exceptional musicianship, appearances from a wide range of other acclaimed musicians and some of the finest music recorded during the period in question, this compilation is a fitting testament not just to a master of his instrument, but to a key figure in the development of the entire jazz idiom.
4 CD Set $18
SONNY STITT With DIZZY GILLESPIE/SONNY ROLLINS/GENE AMMONS/OSCAR PETERSON/HANK JONES/RAY BRYANT/CHARLIE PERSIP/RAY BROWN/ED THIGPEN/ROY HAYNES / et al - Classic Albums Collection 1957-1963 (Enlightenment 9107; EEC) Featuring appearances from a wide range of other jazz greats, and demonstrating Stitt's extraordinary skill on both the alto and tenor saxophones, this compilation serve as both a perfect introduction to this master musician, and as a welcome reminder of why, some 35 years after his passing in 1982, he retains such respect and acclaim among the jazz cognoscenti.
4 CD Set $18
BROTHER AH - Divine Music (Manufactured Recordings 043; USA) "Following the reissues of Brother Ah's three studio albums in 2016, Manufactured Recordings is proud to present Divine Music, a collection of three unreleased albums from this jazz visionary: The Sea (1978), Mediation (1981), and Searching (1985). Moving from rich spiritual jazz to more meditative ambience, Divine Music further explores Brother Ah's unique sound and musical vision. Released a 3xCD package, Divine Music includes an extensive interview with Brother Ah by Pitchfork and Resident Advisor contributor Andy Beta. Recommended for fans of Laraaji, Alice Coltrane, Terry Riley, Brian Eno, Popul Vuh, and the recent new age renaissance. The renowned French horn player known as Brother Ah (aka Robert Northern) is one of the most prolific and respected musicians in the history of jazz music, with a recorded output spanning more than 40 years. Born in 1934 and raised in the south Bronx, Brother Ah was playing jazz trumpet as early as fifteen years of age. Following a classical French horn education at Austria's Vienna State Academy, he emerged in the late '50s and established himself as a skilled and consistent session musician, playing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and numerous Broadway theater orchestras. Brother Ah recorded well into the '60s with some of the most illustrious names in the genre, including Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and, perhaps most influentially, Sun Ra. In 1969, Ah formed his own group, The Musical Sound Awareness Ensemble, and released several works under his own name from 1974 onward. In the late '60s, his interest in non-western music developed, and his '70s and '80s recordings, incorporated elements of Eastern and 'Third World' music, fusing them with jazz structures."
3 CD Set $30
5 LP Set $100
NANA VASCONCELOS - 4 Elementos (Far Out Recordings 177; UK) 4 Elementos, or "Four Elements", is a gem that comes as a follow up to Naná Vasconcelos's incredible Sinfonia & Batuques, winner of a Latin Grammy in 2011. This new offering breaks many boundaries and reveals Brazil's most revered percussionist in his best form yet. Naná Vasconcelos creates and shapes sounds and ideas in his original compositions, with inventive and provocative results. On 4 Elementos the listener is invited to join Vasconcelos on a deep and emotional musical journey. The album is released and sponsored by the Government of Pernambuco, through Funcultura, with the executive production of Isa Melo from Coco Produções in partnership with Morenana Produções Artísticas and Far Out Recordings. Inspired by the four elements of nature, the percussion legend Naná Vasconcelos has created a beautiful and hypnotic record. Flowing from the stunning lyricism of "Légua Tirana", a classic by the Brazilian legend Luiz Gonzaga, to "Coco Lunar", where Vasconcelos visualizes a party in the cosmos, showcasing Brazilian rhythm in all its color and vibrancy. In "Berimbando", Naná goes back to his beloved berimbau and pays a beautiful homage to the percussionist Airto Moreira. Nana Vasconcelos has previously played with artist such as Pat Metheny, Milton Nascimento, Joyce, Ron Carter, Don Cherry, Melvin Gibbs, Jack DeJohnette and many more.
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB - Bamba (Sterns Africa 3003; UK) Originally released in 1993. Bamba is a classic. Recorded in Dakar and released on a pair of cassettes in 1980 and 1981 in Senegal only, these tracks had become legendary well before Sterns Africa discovered the original tapes and reissued them on one CD in 1993. This set marks an early peak in the glorious history of Orchestra Baobab: the time when the band boasted five singers, including the magnificent Thione Seck (who soon embarked on a brilliant solo career) and the plaintive-voiced Medoune Dialo (who later went on to form Africando), and the time when guitarist Barthélémy Attisso was honing Carlos Santana's influence into a dazzling, multihued African psychedelia. "Bamba is simply a great album, and the perfect place for rock-oriented listeners to enter the realm of West African pop music." -- AllMusic
FRANCO & LE TPOK JAZZ - Francophonic Vol. 2 (Sterns Afica 3046-47; UK) When the first volume of Francophonic was released in 2008, Mojo described it as "a treasure chest from the Congo" and concluded "It doesn't get much better ... until Volume 2." Well, here's Volume 2. "Thunderbolts and fireworks, start to finish." - Pitchfork "Extraordinary depth, drive, musicality and emotional power." --fRoots; Over two hours of music, plus a 48-page booklet.
2 CD Set $20
More Reissues from the Lovely Music Label:
ROBERT ASHLEY & PAUL DEMARINIS - In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women (Lovely Music 4921; USA) Definitive CD reissue of this original Cramps label album from 1974, an early classic from Robert Ashley with music provided by Paul DeMarinis. This deluxe slip-cased version features a 110-page book, reproducing the original John Barton Wolgamot text along with fascinating liner notes explaining the whole project from Keith Waldrop and Robert Ashley. The CD features one long composition with Ashley reading a text by poet John Barton Wolgamot. The poem has 128 stanzas; each stanza is made up of the same phrase, into which are introduced four variables, three are names or groups of names or constructions of names, and the fourth variable is formed by the adverb of the active verb. The result is considered "one of the most unusual and difficult linguistic textures in the English language." The underlying music is supplied by Paul DeMarinis on Moog synthesizer. Ashley on DeMarinis: "[Paul] has elaborated seven different modular combinations, each of which can be controlled by programmed impulses. These derive from the sound of the reading of the poem passed through the regeneration high frequency filter and successively translated into a series of command impulses."
ROBERT ASHLEY - Perfect Lives (Lovely Music 4917; USA) Robert Ashley's Perfect Lives has been called "the most influential music/theater/literary work of the 1980s." At its center is the hypnotic voice of Robert Ashley. His continuous song narrates the events of the story and describes a 1980s update of the mythology of small town America. Perfect Lives is populated with myriad characters revolving around two musicians - "R", the singer of myth and legend, and his friend, Buddy, "The World's Greatest Piano Player". They have come to a small town in the Midwest to entertain at the Perfect Lives Lounge. As Robert Ashley describes in the opera synopsis, "they fall in with two locals to commit the perfect crime, a metaphor for something philosophical: in this case, to remove a sizable about of money from The Bank for one day (and one day only) and let the whole world know that it was missing." The eloping couple, Ed and Gwyn, the old people at the home, the sheriff and his wife (Will and Ida) who finally unravel the mystery, and Isolde, who watches the celebration of the changing of the light at sundown from the doorway of her mother's house, are some of the characters who journey through the seven episodes of the opera. Derived from a colloquial idiom, Perfect Lives transforms familiar material into an elaborate metaphor for the rebirth of the human soul. It has been called a comic opera about reincarnation. Personnel: Robert Ashley - solo voice; Jill Kroesen, David Van Tieghem - chorus; "Blue" Gene Tyranny - keyboards; David Van Tieghem - non-keyboard percussion; Peter Gordon - music producer; Paul Shorr - soundtrack producer.
3 CD Set $35
JOAN LA BARBARA/KENNETH GOLDSMITH - 73 Poems (Lovely Music 3002; USA) Joan La Barbara's composition, 73 Poems, was commissioned, produced and recorded by Permanent Press (Brooklyn, NY) to accompany the publication of Kenneth Goldsmith's 73 Poems as a book and as a suite of lithographs. La Barbara's works often involve multiple layers of her own voice, creating a kind of sonic canvas on which she throws splashes of vocal colors. On this CD, her potent combination of vocal and studio expertise makes it possible for her to represent in music some of the most distinctive features of Goldsmith's visual texts. Joan La Barbara, voice; Joan La Barbara, Michael Hoenig, and Bradford Ellis, sound design.
ROGER REYNOLDS - Voicespace I, III & IV (lovely Music 1801; USA) Originally released on Lovely Music in 1982. Voices, language, and space interested Roger Reynolds since The Emperor of Ice Cream was written for the ONCE Festivals in Ann Arbor in the 1960s. In the 1970s, at the Center for Music Experiment in La Jolla, he heard the daily rehearsals of the Extended Vocal Techniques Ensemble and, in the evenings, read his my daughter to sleep, trying to capture an individual and consistent vocal behavior for each character in the story. A demanding critic, she stimulated Reynolds's reflections on vocal identity. Electronics offered rather precise control over auditory space (a particular sound's size, location, distance, the character of the host space in which it was heard). Choosing spare but evocative texts (Borges, Melville, Stevens, Coleridge), Reynolds conjures up unfamiliar yet appropriate vocal behaviors with which to present them. The five works in the series thus far share a concern with the potential of auditory imaging: this is a subject still only tentatively broached. They attempt to create a personal theater through the mind's ear. Yet they are distinct. Three of them are presented on this CD release: The Palace (Voicespace IV), Eclipse (Voicespace III), Still (Voicespace I). Personnel: Philip Larson, Carol Plantamura - voices; The Extended Vocal Techniques Ensemble; Roger Reynolds - recording.
FAST FORWARD - Panhandling (Lovely Music 2091; USA) Fast Forward's primary instrument on this Panhandling is the steel drum or pan, but he may use any percussion instrument: a coil of flat metal, a bathtub, temple bells. He rolls a ball around the concave surface of the pan, once after filling it with water. With relatively simple means, chosen by a playful and imaginative mind, Forward creates a sound that is rich and surprisingly delicate, unfolding engaging melodies that leave an acoustic afterglow -- like a shimmering veil, suggesting the mesmerizing appearance of the northern lights.
DOWNTOWN ENSEMBLE//MARY JANE LEACH/PETER ZUMMO/DANIEL GOODE/WILLIAM HELLERMAN - Downtown Only (Lovely Music 3081; USA) The DownTown Ensemble was formed in 1983 by co-directors, Daniel Goode and William Hellermann. The Ensemble has several points of focus: music for open (unspecified) instrumentation, emerging composers, commissions, graphic scores, ritual/intermedia music, and large ensemble works. While the Ensemble has a consistent core of players, performances always involve a variety of other artists. There have been over fifty such collaborations since the group's inception. Downtown Only presents four of them. Features works by: Daniel Goode, William Hellerman, Mary Jane Leach, and Peter Zummo.
LP Section: With each passing week our LP section continues to grow and expand. This week it is the largest yet yet and some of the most interesting offerings are LP only releases!?! Very strange! Even if you no longer own a turntable, I urge to look over the list just to see what is being released on this format…
LUC FERRARI - Tinguely 1967 (Sub Rosa 429; Belgium) Unreleased material by Luc Ferrari, released here on Sub Rosa's Early Electronic series. Two tracks from the forthcoming three-CD box set devoted to Luc Ferrari's film music. Not only does the collection reveal a little-known chunk of Ferrari's oeuvre as a composer for the screen, it also sheds light on the ties between cinema and musique concrète, especially during the fruitful period that stretched from the 1960s to the 1980s. Tinguely (1967) is a musique concrète piece for a television program by C. Caspari. From recordings made by the composer in 1966 at an exhibition of Jean Tinguely's work. Once the 110V Liliput engine is turned on, the sculptures start moving instantly in unpredictable ways, as if they had suddenly become frantic. They move in disorganized and excited ways; each action brings them on the verge of self-destruction. Tinguely's "Balubas" illustrate how ephemeral and intangible art and life are. The "Balubas" carry joy and despair, fascination and disillusionment. Dernier Matin d'Edgar-Allan Poe (1964) is a musique concrete piece for a short 33mm black-and-white film by Jean Barral.
WALTER MARCHETTI - Antibarbarus (Alga Marghen 150; Italy) A reissue of Antibarbarus, issued as a compact disc in 1998, was the first edition Walter Marchetti released on Alga Marghen. The Antibarbarus cycle of five pieces makes use of original tapes coming from the same recording sessions that originated some of Marchetti's major musical works realized in the '80s, collected in his two CDs: 1989's Vandalia (NMN 076-4CD/NMN 083-5LP) and 1984's Per La Sete Dell'orecchio (NMN 083-3LP). This former series of works presented some homogeneous and untouched sound sources in the "concrete" status of their inner - and necessarily chaotic - level of entropy. Nevertheless this operative and only in appearance "neutral" premise introduces an implicit mimetic transposition. This link between the "iconic" threshold of the acoustical material and its transposition literally deconstructs the prerogatives and the ideological categories of music composition. In Antibarbarus, the temporal continuum restores the mimesis of the phenomenal regression of musical time, crystallized in a framed-length which gets estranged from subjective domain. But the transfiguration of sound sources now deliberately intends to de-signify the analytical prerogatives of hearing. The sensorial perception is in such a way inhibited from an immediate comprehension of the acoustic reality so reproduced: canis reversus ad vomitum suum. In the late 1950s, Marchetti was able both to formalize a more critical aim towards the established lingua franca and absolutist ideology of musical avant-gardism and to expand the sense of artistic praxis, in line with an ethical and subtly political evaluation of aesthetic experience. Marchetti was inspired by Cage's poetics of indeterminacy and subsequently created, through a close and indissoluble association with Juan Hidalgo and José Luis Castillejo, an original and de-ritualized form of action-music which led in 1964 to the birth of ZAJ group. Marchetti's work relays, in its procedural level, upon a resolute de-functioning of the musical codes and impose this act as a reversed mimesis of the methodological statute of music composing. Namely, not a "degré zero de l'écriture", but its "reversal"; not a "denial of style", but "style of denial". In this perspective, Walter Marchetti's oeuvre condenses one of the rare examples of aesthetic radicalism consciously extended to music poetics. Comes in full color gatefold sleeve; Includes printed inner sleeves (with photos of "Musica da camera n. 182", London, Raven Row, 1989/2011 and "Music in secca", Milano, Fondazione Mudima, 2003); Liner notes by Gabriele Bonomo in English and Italian.
2 LP Set $45
SMEGMA - Look'n for Ya (Alga Marghen 154; Italy) In 1973, when Smegma (the band) was born they had only one rule: No Musicians! That way they could re-invent the musical wheel with a new primitive, suburban, anti-hippie approach. 44 years later perhaps the world is ready for the first full LP of this original, uncompromising sound. At the time, it seemed they thought they were on a solitary journey, but shortly after these recordings, it was discovered that there was another local group, The Los Angeles Free Music Society, that they shortly became a part of, and are a part of, to this day. Originally recorded in 1973-75 at the house in Pasadena they all lived in, these previously unreleased tracks feature vocals of a different kind. It includes the 1960s L.A. freak and street singer Wild Man Fischer reprising his dance tune "The Taster", a straightforward Memphis/rockabilly slow dance ballad "Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache", and examples of their unique "group singing" style that has to be heard to be believed. Opening and closing the LP are vocals by someone they had never met, a local C.B. radio operator whose handle was "Turkey Mon" and had such a hi-power transmitter that his signal was picked-up by the tape-head as they recorded! Several of these same folks (Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Ju Suk Reet Meate) are in the Smegma touring band as of 2017.
JU SUK REET MEATE - Solo 1975-1980 (Alga Marghen 153; Italy) Sidestepping all normal expectations on this album, Ju Suk Reet Meate (founding member of Smegma) directly goes about casting musical spells, utilizing primitive "inner mind" techniques on hammered dulcimer, tape loops, thrift store records, a homemade synthesizer, electric guitar, saxophone, mouth sounds, and manipulated christian radio broadcasts. Recorded in Portland, Oregon, these previously unreleased recordings reflect a similar "inner-mind over limited technique matter" aesthetic as the acclaimed but seldom heard classic Solo 1978-1979, originally released on Pigface Records in 1980.
KONSTRUKT & ALEXANDER HAWKINS - Live at Cafe OTO (Holiday Records 103; Italy) Istanbul-based free music ensemble Konstrukt perform alongside special guest Alexander Hawkins, building the perfect groove in a sweaty Cafe OTO on August 10th, 2015. Two sets from the same night, each a 40 minute long improvisation. The first set is a psychedelic warm-up where the Turkish quartet welcomes Hawkins in a whirlwind of hypnotic funky tunes going electric in the Miles way. The second set starts with Hawkins piano keys bouncing along a silent background soon to be filled with a groovy odd drum tempo leading to a wall of sound where all parts build a perfectly unpredictable dialogue. Edition of 200.
2 LP Set $35
KONSTRUKT WILLIAM PARKER - Molto Bene (Holidays Records 102; Italy) LP version. Edition of 250. In the summer of 2015, A L'ARME! Festival invited Konstrukt to perform with William Parker and Holiday Records teamed up with Matt Bordin of Outside Inside Studio to invite the quartet to play two shows in Italy on their way to Berlin. Plans overlapped leaving two days off spent playing with no interruption at Matt's studio in Montebelluna, capturing four incredible tracks. Now, Konstrukt are well known for their many collaborations with key players and real giants of worldwide jazz scene, but - once again - having the chance to listen to the music they produce when they play "by their own" is something special. Their tribute to the past is paid with every single tune they play, but these recordings are something that can only be described as "new music".
MAGAM - One (Thirsty Leaves; Greece) Magam is George Avramidis on trumpet and Moody Alien on processed vibes, marimbas, tubular bells, glockenspiels & treatments plus Sotiris Patsalias on double bass & Vasilis Bacharidis on drums & tombek and Nektarios Manaras & Phut on guitars (1 track each). A few months ago, character named Al from Greece came by and left us with around a half dozen hand-made CD’s, from an assorted and colorful cast of international sonic explorers. I was impressed by the blend of low-key weirdness, ancient sounding electronics by virtual little-knowns. We sold a half dozen sets of six titles from this label and got one left as of now (3/29/17). Al records under the name Moody Alien and has a couple of strange yet charming CD’s out.
Magam is the first vinyl release for the Thirsty Leaves label and it features the duo of Moody Alien on processed stuff & treatments and George Avramidis on trumpets plus four other musicians on guitars, bass and drums. Aside from Moody Alien, I am not familiar with any of the musicians here. One side is called ‘Bey Side’ and the other ‘No Bey Side’. NBS opens with hypnotic muted trumpet sailing over spacey electronics or echoes and a ghost-like rhythm team. The eerie, solemn sound reminds me of “He Loved Him Madly” by Miles Davis from the ‘Get Up With It’ album. Spooky, ultra- somber and especially haunting with mysterious sounds floating be like distant clouds. On ‘Bey Side’, the lone muted trumpet is till at the center as the rhythm team reaches up in waves surrounding it with several layers of swirling sounds carefully flowing in the currents. The trumpet itself also provides another layer of distant echoes which adds to the hypnotic, dream-like atmosphere. This music has a dark undercurrent like swimming in the depths of a vast ocean as it swallows us up and then spits us out further and further away from the safe shoreline. Calm at the center yet somehow most unsettling. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
ZEIT - Un Giorno In Una Piazza Del Mediterraneo (Black Sweat Records 032; Italy) Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Zeit's Un Giorno In Una Piazza Del Mediterraneo, originally released in 1979. In the late '70s, the Italian music scene's renewed interest in sound research involved a stimulating fusion of popular elements, jazz improvisation, and suggestions of the middle-oriental classical heritage. Starting from the experience of Aktuala, the idea of a common "Mediterranean air" that could compare and harmonize rhythms and timbres of various regions, enlivened a large number of musicians. In this context, it also placed the short history of Zeit and one of their main member Andrea Tamassia, who played and recorded with Aktuala. Un Giorno In Una Piazza Del Mediterraneo, their first album, seems to be a continuation of Aktuala's music. It presents a compendium of styles and shapes, a collection of letters and visual notes from various places (Greece, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Maghreb, Balcan Area, etc.), rearranged in the form of a hypothetical diary, in order to create an unknown narrative scenario. In the music of Zeit, there are no formalistic or philological purposes, but it triumphs with an attitude of imaginative incorporation that is always changing. The rich poly-instrumentalism brings the rhythms of dance and ancient melodies, but also results in a palette of more abstract and ecstatic sounds, with rare experimental lyricism that approaches the Florentine ensemble to the significant European experiences of The Incredible String Band or Third Ear Band.
ZEIT - Il Cerchio Degli Antichi Colori (Black Sweat Records 033; Italy) Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Zeit's second album Il Cerchio Degli Antichi Colori, originally released in 1981. With Il Cerchio Degli Antichi Colori, Zeit re-propose their own vision of a new cultural multi-geographical mosaic without boundaries. The sound confirms the inspired and eclectic vein of previous work, suggesting a greater conviction and maturity of intent. The arrangements tend to dilate more alchemical and hypnotic sequences, while the range of inspirations (Balkan music, Greek, Turkish, Persian, African, etc.) and the poly-instrumentalism is more precious and varied. Decisively more experimental compositions such as "Gli Antichi Colori", "Nuovo Orizzonte", or "Kalimba", are indicative of an unparalleled executive expertise that flows into meditative and introspective delights by resonances now more obscure or solar. The compresence of popular European and Middle-East atmospheres act as a strong reminder to the world of dance, suggesting once again the charm of the meeting between East and West, in view of brotherhood and solidarity among peoples. So, the "Circle" relieves itself almost like a sound tale of distant and ancient Byzantine, Arab, and Christian novels, according to a nomadic spirit that finds in music the preferred journey to joy and love. This reissue includes a 7" with two unreleased live tracks, further enriching the repertoire of one of the most original group that Italy has ever known.
LP 7” - $32
JOSE LUIS CASTILLEJO - Tlalaatala (Alga Marghen 099; Italy) Performed by Fernando Millan. A killer reading of José Luis Castillejo's Tlalaatala book by Fernando Millan, recorded in Madrid in 2001. Modern or advanced writing is a direct and independent medium, i.e. it realizes and gives presence to a set of relationships without the need of further dependence (as it happened till now in literature) on other media. Words, syllables, stories, sounds, psychology, music, etc., are no longer needed: advanced writing can do without intermediate elements. Modern writing is neither symbolic nor descriptive. Its purpose is the purpose of all modern art: to reduce necessity. The freedom achieved by writing (as a "medium") may perhaps become an inspiration (a "metaphor") of what could be achieved elsewhere (in the "reality"), independently and without imitation. Writing, perhaps the art more subdued to avidity and ambition, an instrument of subjection since it was invented by priests and legislators, has been the last of the arts to seek for its liberation. Writing itself created the worst of our servitudes that still rules and dominates the world: literality. Because without literality, any servitude to being of metaphorical and reflexive freedom would be impossible. Servitude exists and grows within the bureaucratic and technocratic literality which dominates the world with its laws, rules, and mechanisms. Freedom of comprehension, and therefore the liberation of writing, can be accomplished through the restoration of the metaphorical character of the so-called "reality", through the destruction of textual literality and the restoration of all the imaginary figures and persons of the psyche in front of the divination of the soul or the spirit. As proved by TLALAATALA, the liberation of writing must go through the elaboration of vacuous structures that should be perceived without being captured, without being fixed through numbers and signs. It goes through a writing where you can no longer state that "the written, written is", since it establishes an imaginary and metaphorical reflection of the vacuity and of the mutual relation of processes and phenomena. Comes in cardboard box with stamp; Includes the original-2001-press 400-page-creative-book with the same title; Edition of 80.
LP Box/Book $110
FEELING GOOD - Funk, Soul & Deep Jazz Gems - The Supreme Sound of Producer Bob Shad (WeWantSounds 005; UK) Double LP version. Wewantsounds present Feeling Good, a compilation of rare spiritual jazz and funk grooves culled from legendary producer Bob Shad's Mainstream Records. The compilation features insightful sleeve notes by filmmaker Judd Apatow (who is Bob Shad's grandson), supervised by Matt Robin. Alice Clark's cult classic "Never Did I Stop Loving You" is featured here alongside many gems uncovered for the first time on this compilation, all remastered from the original tapes. From working with music titans such as Charlie Parker and Lightnin' Hopkins in the '40s, founding the EmArcy jazz label in the '50s, and discovering Janis Joplin in the '60s, Bob Shad has had an incredible influence. This handpicked selection gives you a little taster for the diversity of Bob Shad's sound from the early '70s when he turned to deep and soulful jazz alongside labels like Flying Dutchman and Strata East. Drenched in modal Fender Rhodes keys, spiritual sax and flute solos, deep percussions and funky beats, these albums have slowly been rediscovered by a new generation of DJs, hip hop producers and vinyl junkies all around the world. From Afrique's cult classic "House Of The Rising Funk" and its funky wah-wah frenzy to Hadley Caliman's deep jazz flute ode; From one of Clark Terry's famous "Mumbles" (Shad produced the original with Oscar Peterson) to Jack Wilkins's "Red Clay", sampled by both A Tribe Called Quest and Chance The Rapper. A soul music lover, Shad also excelled in soul divas and produced Ellerine Harding, Maxine Weldon and of course the mighty Alice Clark. To close the compilation in style, Carmen McRae, one of Shad's long time collaborators, gives a soulful, conga-led version of the classic "Feelin' Good", a song made famous by Nina Simone. It's a superb minimalist version showcasing the unique sound of Bob Shad, a passionate, spirited, and fiercely independent record producer who lived for the music. Features: Afrique, Blue Mitchell, Sarah Vaughan, Art Farmer, Shelly Manne, Alice Clark, Buddy Terry, Maxine Weldon, Barry Miles, Jack Wilkins, Clark Terry, Ellerine Harding, Hadley Caliman, and Carmen McRae.
2 LP Set $30
GRUPPO AFRO MEDITERRANEO - 1972 Blues Jazz Session (Black Sweat Records 035; Italy) Unreleased recordings of future members of Aktuala and I.P. Son Group. The history goes back in the alternative Milan of the early '70s, to the flavor of the first jam-blues of that era where musicians from different parts of the world (India, Africa or South-America), and of disparate backgrounds and cultures, gathered together to experiment just with an authentic sense. These four tracks seem to retrace the path of that spirit with which great pioneers, such as John Mayall and Alexis Corner, the essence of the Afro-American music masters ferried from overseas. On 1972 Blues Jazz Session, the devotion to the blues roots remains strong but an aerial and wandering component, colored as if by a magic of exotic and spiritual accents, leaks into the compositions. Hypnotic patterns of guitars flowing almost like slowed raga-grooves, free-jazz horns blowing winds of the ancient seas of the south, while voices and percussions span distant Latin or African horizons. Gruppo Afro Mediterraneo throws its eye on a cultural dimension more extensive and composite and therefore constitutes a fundamental historical document for a crucial period of Italian underground.
AFRO SUPER-FEELINGS LED BY SEGUN OKEJI - I Like Woman (Soul Patrol 002; France) Soul Patrol Records present a reissue of I Like Woman. This is an album comprised of two super-rare Afro-beat disco/funk tracks from Lagos by the band Afro Super-Feelings, led the by artist/musician Segun Okeji. Segun Okeji was the tenor sax player in Fela Kuti's Koola Lobitos band in Nigeria in the late 1960s before changing their name to Africa 70, and this record, originally released in the late 1970s, uses that first-hand experience and influence to maximum effect with a pair of devastating sidelong saxophone-led jams. Up-tempo, chugging drums and a crack horn section, bass, guitar, organ, and backing vocals coordinate to achieve the hypnotic call/refrain/chant crescendo that was Fela's hallmark in his peak years. Players include Tunde Daudu on drums (The Benders), E. Ngomalloh on organ (Fela Kuti), Tutu Shoronmu on guitar (Fela Kuti), and others that played on releases by the C.S. Crew, Sonny Okosun, Orlando Julius, and Tony Allen. Edition of 500.
THE MANDRAKE MEMORIAL - 3 Part Inventions (Flashback 1008; UK) Having made two superb psychedelic albums and gigged with The Doors, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground and many others, in June of 1969, The Mandrake Memorial came to London. The plan was to record with famed producer Shel Talmy (The Kinks, The Who, Pentangle), but when that fell through, they persevered alone. Long thought to be lost, 3 Part Inventions anticipates the woozy, dream-like vibe of their 1970 masterpiece Puzzle, combining eerie vocals, trippy guitar and otherworldly electronics to create a unique whole. Transferred directly from the master tape, it's released here for the first time, together with a detailed band history, rare images, two previously unheard outtakes from a 1969 acetate. LP version comes on 180 gram vinyl; Comes in a gatefold sleeve with a 16-page booklet; Includes a 7 inch with a picture sleeve.
LP 7” $38
The Incredible Leap of Faith ensemble are coming down from Boston this weekend for their second visit to DMG! They are one of the most intense, creative and bizarre improv bands to emerge from the Boston Underground over the past couple of decades. They will pay here at DMG at 6pm this Sunday, April 2nd with Jeremiah Cymerman playing solo clarinet in between their two sets. So, we are having a Big Leap of Faith Sale. Pick any one or two from the long list below and pay only $6. If you choose three or more, just pay $5 each. You can order these via mail-order or pick them up in the shop this week. We will only sell what we have in stock so there will be no back-orders and a few will no doubt sell out. You can read reviews of all the discs below in the DMG database. Dig in!
BLACK METAL CHAOS ENSEMBLE [PEK/YURI ZBITNOV/MATT SAMOLIS/CATHERINE AXEMUNKEE CAPOZZI/KEVIN DACEY/PHIL TREMBLEY] - Corrosion (Evil Clown 9078 ,USA)
THOMAS HEBERER /LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al.] - Solution Concepts: Live At Downtown Music Gallery August 16, 2015 (Evil Clown 9076 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH With PEK / GLYNIS LOMON / DREW WESLEY / YURI ZBITNOV - Emergent Properties (Evil Clown 9120 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH With PEK / GLYNIS LOMON / BOB MOORES / DEI XHRIST / YURI ZBITNOV - Basepoints (Evil Clown 9123 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH With PEK / CHARLIE KOHLHASE/ GLYNIS LOMON / YURI ZBITNOV - Psuedorandom Generators (Evil Clown 9119 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH ORCHESTRA With DAVE PEK/GLYNIS LOMON/YURI ZBITNOV/ANDRIA NICODEMOU/FORBES GRAHAM/SYDNEY SMART/ et al - Supernovae (Evil Clown 9125 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON/STEVE NORTON/YURI ZBITNOV] - Riemann Surfaces (Evil Clown 9077 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al] - Linear Combinations and Transformations (Evil Clown 06 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al] - Unified Fields (Evil Clown 03 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al] - Out Of Zeit (Evil Clown 04 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al] - Itempotency of Union (Evil Clown 05 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al] - The F*cked Up Circus Comes To Town (Evil Clown 07 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al] - Kernel (Evil Clown ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON/TATSUYA NAKATANI/JAMES COLEMAN] - Mans Descent To Hell (Evil Clown ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al] - Just Push Through It (Evil Clown ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al.] - Superalloys: Studio 234 - Cambridge, MA - 7 April 2015 (Evil Clown 9057 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al.] - Regenerations (Evil Clown 9036 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON) & NEW LANGUAGE COLLABORATIVE - Abstract Structures Volume 1: Implementations (Evil Clown 9061)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al.] - Philosophie Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Evil Clown 9046 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al.] - Linear Cominations And Transformations: the alternative takes (Evil Clown 9037 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON et al.] - Hierachies (Evil Clown 9038 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH/TURBULENCE [PEK/ GLYNIS LOMON/STEVE NORTON/ANDRIA NICODEMOU/YURI ZBITNOV/BOB MOORES/CHARLIE KOHLHASE/DAVE HARRIS] - Flow Regimes- Volume 1 (Evil Clown 9083 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON/STEVE NORTON/DAVID HARRIS/SYD SMART/YURI ZBITNOV] - If and only if... Volume 1 (Evil Clown 9067 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON/STEVE NORTON/DAVID HARRIS/SYD SMART/YURI ZBITNOV] - If and only if... Volume 2 (Evil Clown 9068 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH [PEK / GLYNIS LOMON / DAN O’BIEN / ZACH BARTOLOMEI / YURI ZBITNOV] - Centroids (Evil Clown 9128 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH/METAL CHAOS ENSEMBLE [PEK/ GLYNIS LOMON/STEVE NORTON/ANDRIA NICODEMOU/YURI ZBITNOV/MATT SAMOLIS/KEVIN DACEY] - Hyperbolic Spirals Volume 1 (Evil Clown 9079 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH ORCHESTRA [PEK/ GLYNIS LOMON/STEVE NORTON/ANDRIA NICODEMOU/YURI ZBITNOV/BOB MOORES/CHARLIE KOHLHASE/DAVE HARRIS] - Flow Regimes- Volume 2 (Evil Clown 9084 ,USA)
LEAP OF FAITH ORCHESTRA [PEK/ GLYNIS LOMON/STEVE NORTON/ANDRIA NICODEMOU/YURI ZBITNOV/MATT SAMOLIS/KEVIN DACEY] - Hyperbolic Spirals Volume 2 (Evil Clown 9080 ,USA)
MEKANIKS With PEK / BOB MOORES / DAN O’BRIEN / GREG GRINNEL / KEVIN DACEY / YURI ZBITNOV - Getting Down with the Klown (Evil Clown 9118 ,USA)
MEKANIKS With PEK / YURI ZBITNOV / BOB MOORES / JOE HARTIGAN / DREW WESLEY - The Great Klown Panic of 2016 (Evil Clown 9126 ,USA)
METAL CHAOS ENSEMBLE [With PEK / ANDRIA NICODEMOU / YURI ZBITNOV] - Intermetallic Compounds (Evil Clown 9091 ,USA)
METAL CHAOS ENSEMBLE [PEK/BILL MILLER/YURI ZBITNOV] - Chrononaut (Evil Clown 9064 ,USA)
STEVE SWELL/LEAP OF FAITH [PEK/GLYNIS LOMON/STEVE NORTON/YURI ZBITNOV] - Factorizations (Evil Clown 9075 ,USA)
TURBULENCE [With PEK / BOB MOORES / DAVID HARRIS / YURI ZBITNOV] - Viscous Friction (Evil Clown 9106 ,USA)
TURBULENCE DOOM CHOIR With DAVE PEK/DAVE HARRIS/JOHN BAYLIES/YURI ZBITNOV - Lava Flow (Evil Clown 9117 ,USA)
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for April of 2017
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - STEVEN BERNSTEIN - MARCH 28 – APR 2
8:30 pm - Spanish Fly - Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Dave Tronzo (guitar)
8:30 pm - Blue Campfire - Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Dave Tronzo (guitar) Larry Campbell (guitar) Steve Cardenas (guitar)
8:30 pm - Universal Melody Brass Band - Frank London (trumpet) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Art Baron (trombone) Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Matt Darrio (sax) Oscar Noriega (sax) Marcus Rojaz (tuba) Billy Martin (drums)
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - GREG COHEN - APR 4–9
830 pm - Marc Ribot and Greg Cohen duo
Marc Ribot (guitar) Greg Cohen (bass)
830 pm - Misha Mengelberg Memorial Concert
Elias Stemeseder (piano) Greg Cohen (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
830 pm - Masada String Trio
Mark Feldman (violin) Erik Friedlander (cello) Greg Cohen (bass)
830 pm - WAY LOW - Dave Douglas (trumpet) Scott Robinson (reeds) Ray Anderson (trombone) Ted Rosenthal (piano) Greg Cohen (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
830 pm - Trio - Uri Caine (piano) Greg Cohen (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums) plus special guest
830 pm - TRIO - Marty Ehrlich (bass clarinet) Greg Cohen (bass) Ken Peplowski (clarinet)
There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone.
Only music. All ages are welcome.
Cash Only at the door. There is no phone.
There is no food or beverage served or allowed
just a serious listening environment.
The Stone is booked purely on a curatorial basis
The CORNELIA STREET CAFE - 212-989-9319
29 Cornelia St in the heart of the West Greenwich Village, NYC
Friday Mar 31
9PM & 10:30PM VINNIE SPERRAZZA QT, CD RELEASE: JUXTAPOSITION - Chris Cheek, tenor sax; Bruce Barth, piano; Pete Brendler, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
Saturday Apr 01
9:00PM & 10:30PM ADAM KOLKER'S AUGMENTED TRIO - Adam Kolker - woodwinds; Steve Cardenas, guitar; John Hebert, bass; Billy Mintz, drums; Jeff Schiller, flutes; Jeff Nichols, clarinet; Jackie Henderson, bassoon
Sunday Apr 02
8:35PM DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, DOMINIQUE CARRÉ - guitar; Koran Agan, guitar; Josh Kaye, guitar; Eduardo Belo, bass; Raphael Pannier, drums
Monday April 3rd:
8:30PM AMRAM & CO - David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel; Rene Hart, bass; Elliot Peper, bongos AMRAM & CO image
Tuesday Apr 04
8:00PM VOXECSTATIC: DORI LEVINE WITH VIRG DZURINKO & ADAM LANE - Dori Levine, voice; Virg Dzurinko, piano; Adam Lane, bass
9:30PM VOXECSTATIC: HELLE HENNING QUARTET FEAT. JAY ANDERSON & JOCHEN RUECKERT - Helle Henning, voice; Christian Smith, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Jochen Rueckert, drums
Wed April 5th:
8:01PM GEORGE BURTON-GROUP 5 - Chris Hemingway, alto sax; Craig Magnano, guitar; George Burton, piano; Noah Jackson, bass; Wayne Smith Jr., drums
Thursday Apr 06
8:01PM BRYAN AND THE AARDVARKS - Fabian Almazan, keyboard; Aaron Parks, piano; Chris Dingman, vibraphone; Bryan Copeland, bass; Joe Nero, drums
Friday Apr 07
9:00PM & 10:30PM MATT BREWER TRIO - Matt Brewer, bass; Mark Shim, tenor sax; Damion Reid, drums
Saturday Apr 08
9:00PM & 10:30PM YOTAM SILBERSTEIN & LA FAMILIA - Yotam Silberstein, guitar; Vitor Gonćalves, piano; Rick Rosato, bass; Daniel Dor , drums
Sunday Apr 09
8:30PM DANCE OF FURY - Jason Yeager, piano; Anna Webber, saxophone; Nick Dunston, bass; Samuel B, drums
10:00PM GABRIEL VICÉNS SEXTET - Gabriel Vicéns, guitar; Román Filiú, alto sax; Luis Perdomo, piano; Ricky Rodriguez, bass; Henry Cole, drums; Reynaldo de Jesús, barrill
Monday - April 3rd 9:30 PM
Nate Wooley – Solo Trumpet
Saturday, April 8th 8:30 PM
Susan Alcorn & Sylvie Courvoisier
Susan Alcorn – Pedal Steel
Sylvie Courvoisier – Piano
Friday - April 28th 8:30 PM
Vinnie Sperrazza – Solo Drums
I-Beam is located at 168 7th Street in Brooklyn, NY 11215 - Directions: SUBWAY: Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street. Walk down 4th ave to 7th street. Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave. We are located on the ground floor, the grey doors to the right of the stairs of #168.
New Revolution Arts Series - April, 2017:
Saturday, April 8
8 pm--Jeremy Carlstedt & Martin Philadelphy
8:45 pm--Margo Terry (poetry)
9 pm--Anais Maviel, Leonid Galaganov, William Parker
10 pm--Irreversible Trio: Luke Stewart, Aquiles Navarro, Tcheser Holmes
New Revolution Arts
7 Stanhope Street
$15 suggested donation
Artist special: $10 suggested donation to artists who have played the series before
GREENWICH HOUSE SOUND IT OUT SERIES:
Sound It Out series @ Greenwich House – Concerts, January-June 2017
Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. – Cross-generational double-bill!
Ralph Alessi solo Alex Koo, Mark Turner & Ralph Alessi - trumpet
Alex Koo Derudder, piano; Mark Turner, tenor saxophone; Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Greenwich House Music School:
46 Barrow Street, just west of 7th Avenue South in
New York City’s West Village;
www.greenwichhouse.org / 212-242-4770
Go: Organic Orchestra in concert
Saturday April 7:30 pm @ Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 Seventh Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
$20 / students $10
Improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph
Kaoru Watanabe – noh kan, fue, c flute
Michel Gentile – c and alto flute, bamboo flutes
Ze Luis – c and alto flute, bamboo flutes
Sylvain Leroux - tambin, flute
Mariano Gil - bass flute, piccolo
Avram Fefer - b flat clarinet, tenor saxophone
Ivan Barenboim - b flat clarinet
Sean Sonderegger – b flat clarinet, contra bass clarinet, ney
Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn, bamboo horn
Stephen Haynes – trumpet, flugelhorn, bamboo horn
Peter Zummo - trombone, didjiridoo
Libby Swartz - french horn
Julianne Carney – violin
Mark Chung – violin
Sana Nagano – violin
Stephanie Griffin – viola
Leco Reis - contrabass
James Hurt – sogo and kidi drums, percussion
Dan Kurfirst - bata, congas, percussion
Kenny Wessel - el. guitar
Marco Cappelli - acoustic guitar
Alexis Marcelo – piano
BENEFIT for the BROOKLYN DEFENSE COMMITTEE!
Attend a fundraising event for a much needed Sanctuary Program in our community! The Brooklyn Defense Committee (BDC) is a community-based group working to build a network of sanctuary spaces in Brooklyn, especially in neighborhoods with high concentration of immigrants. BDC needs your support to continue their crucial work.
Saturday, April 8th at 2pm
at Union Pool
484 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Marc Ribot & Sofia Rei duo
$20 (all proceeds going to Brooklyn Defense Committee)