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A Near Dozen from Clean Feed: Peter Brotzmann & Black Bombain! Elliott Sharp/Taylor Ho Bynum/Brad Jones! John Butcher & Stale Solberg! Two John Lindberg Trios! Steve Noble/Luc Ex/Jon Rune Strom/Thomas Johansson..! Vinny Golia & Ross Hammond! Joe McPhee Solo Alto Sax! Joelle Leandre & Theo Ceccaldi! Alan Licht & Brian Chase! Moonbow with Tomo Jacobson & Kresten Osgood from Denmark! Bushman‘s Revenge! Plus Archival Discs from Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters! The Ramones! Eek-A-Mouse! Jack Rose Reissued LPs! And Guerrilla Toss LP! Plus Two Amazing Rarities from Pharoah Sanders / Sam Rivers / Hamid Drake / Adam Rudolph & Harris Eisenstadt!
The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:
Sunday, September 25th:
6pm: The Return of GHOSTS OF THE HOLY GHOST SPERMIC BROTHERHOOD:
ANDY HAAS / DAVID GROLLMAN / MICHAEL EVANS Return!
7pm: STEVE SWELL & DIDRIK INVALDSEN - Trombone & Trumpet Duo!
Sunday, October 2nd:
6pm: OMAR TAMEZ / GUILLERMO GREGORIO / ANGELICA SANCHEZ / MARIA GRAND
7pm: CARLOS QUEBRADA / VIOLETTA From SALES De BANO
Sunday, October 9th:
6pm: T A TRIO Plays STEVE LACY: TITUS ABBOTT - Soprano Sax / NICOLAS BETMAN-BURTINOVIC - Bass / PETER KRONREIF - Drums
Rare Thursday, October 13th:
6:30pm: NATE WOOLEY / JEREMIAH CYMERMAN - Trumpet / Clarinet Duo
Plus LOGAN HONE - Solo Alto Sax & Bass Clarinet
Sunday, October 16th:
6pm: HARVEY VALDES / MARCO OPPEDISANO / DARIO ISCARO - 3 Guitarists
7pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT / ANDERS NILSSON / FRANCOIS GRILLOT
Sunday, October 23rd:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / TONY MALABY / JOE HERTENSTEIN
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!
Earlier this year, I took home a box of some 50+ promo CDs from the ever-growing CLEAN FEED label. CLEAN FEED & SHHPUMA (an offshoot label) release more discs than any other creative music label at present and have been doing so for the past decade. I missed out on a number of their releases and trying to catch up. I‘ve been through about half of that box so far and was amazed at the consistency and creativity of their large catalogue. This is extraordinary considering that they are closing in on the 400 mark sometime soon. What I find most interesting is that perhaps a third of their vast catalogue is lesser or little known names and yet the consistency remains high! Soooooo…, check out their new list below and yes, it done have 11 new CDs. Do me a favor and take a chance with some of the lesser known quantities on the second have of this list. I guarantee you won’t go wrong. Clean Feed rules!!! Label of the year! Actually, label of the Decade!
Eleven(!) New Discs from the Amazing CLEAN FEED & SHHPUMA labels:
BLACK BOMBAIN & PETER BROTZMANN (Shhpuma 026; Portugal) This is a meeting written in the psychedelic sky. Everything seemed to announce it Ion the paths of the Portuguese stoner rock band Black Bombaim and of the German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brotzmann. The trio used to combine a saxophone to their music, usually choosing Rodrigo Amado, a first line figure of the jazz scene in Portugal, and also the late Steve Mackay, the tenor we hear on the pioneering (in what concerns this kind of mixtures) “L.A. Blues”, by Iggy Pop &The Stooges. Brotzmann had multiple experiences in the proximities of rock, from the group Last Exit, with Sonny Sharrock, Bill Laswell and Ronald Shannon Jackson, to Full Blast, in the company of Marino Pliakas and Michael Wertmuller, going through his partnerships with his son Caspar Brotzmann and with Fushitsusha, the band lead by Keiji Haino. The curious thing, in this collaboration, is that the guitar- bass-drums power trio never goes out of their track to meet Brotzmann half way and their guest doesn’t try any compromise to approach them. Putting it very simply: it wasn’t necessary. Listening to this CD, we finally discover that there’s not much separating rock and jazz, at least when dealing with factors like jamming, exploring sound and having a cosmic understanding of creative freedom. Final result: this is one of the discographic pearls of the year 2016.
ELLIOTT HARP AGGREGAT [with TAYLOR HO BYNUM / BRAD JONES / TERRY L. GREENE II / BARRY ALTSCHUL - Dialectical (Clean Feed 386; Portugal) Here’s the third Aggregat opus in which Elliott Sharp continues to go beyond the limits of the two previous releases of this project and again playing only saxophones and clarinets. The first Aggregat was a trio with Brad Jones and Ches Smith with Sharp's unique guitar voice adding to his horn work. After that, Aggregat became a quintet with the addition of Nate Wooley and Terry Greene, Sharp putting his “six- strings” aside. Now, for “Dialectrical”, only Jones and Greene remain, with Taylor Ho Bynum trumpeting and the great Barry Altschul guesting on the drums. The legendary member of the band Circle, with Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, Chick Corea and Dave Holland, and also a former Paul Bley’s partner, now 76 years old, gives a solid anchor to Sharp ́s idiosyncratic visions of the jazz tradition. Yes, the free bop you’ll find in “Dialectrical” is more edgy than ever, mixing compositions, simple structural instructions and improvisations in good measure. A tribute to Bley is delivered on this CD, but also to a few of the giants who recently passed away, namely Ornette Coleman, David Bowie and Pierre Boulez. This means the music you’ll hear has other musics folded inside and out - the norm with someone like Elliott Sharp, one of the most visionary and flexible musicians of our time.
JOHN BUTCHER & STÅLE LIAVIK SOLBERG - So Beautiful it, Starts to Rain (Clean Feed 390; Portugal) Personnel: John Butcher soprano and tenor sax and Ståle Liavik Solberg drums and percussion; In a country and a musical domain where you have someone like Evan Parker, it’s difficult for any emerging sax player to establish himself, but John Butcher managed to do it and with his own personal style, very different from Parker’s. Now, he’s one of the main figures of the United Kingdom free improvised scene and his name crossed frontiers. “So Beautiful, it Starts to Rain” is a transnational enterprising, and another product of the British / Scandinavian connection, reuniting the tenor and soprano saxophonist with one of the top drummers in Norway, Ståle Liavik Solberg. When you have a sax and a drumset together, with no other instruments around, you usually expect one more derivation of the pioneering album “Interstellar Space” by John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, but both Butcher and Solberg are experienced duet practitioners and their references are wider. The collaborations with non-drummers like Andy Moor, Matthew Shipp, Rhodri Davies of the first one are just some examples of that kind of investment, and the other is no stranger to the format, with partnerships developed with John Russell and Fred Lonberg-Holm. In consequence, the music is different from the sax/drums cliché, with an economy of notes not very usual in free form territory and a relaxed decision making during the improvisations. That’s why this record is so special...
JOHN LINDBERG BC3 With WENDELL HARRISON / KEVIN NORTON - Born in an Urdan Ruin (Clean Feed 388; Portugal) John Lindberg is known for two particularities: he’s one of the most exquisite double bassists around for some decades already and each one of his projects, be it a studio recording or a concert, is a meticulous and wonderfully sustained concept, always with a motto or a theme transcending musical subjects, generally concerning nature or the human condition. His brand new “Born in an Urban Ruin” belongs to this last category: the mentioned “urban ruin” is the Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, where he was born in 1959. You can’t get more symbolic than with this combination of two opposed factors, “birth” and “decadence." If there’s in this collection of compositions a «post-industrial rust belt aesthetic», to use Lindberg’s own words, the perspective is positive and full of hope – the music is all about survival, «it’s endurance, it’s the spirit emerging forever triumphant». You can resurrect on a ruin, and when this idea is staged by someone like John Lindberg, with the help of clarinetist Wendell Harrison and of vibraphonist and percussionist Kevin Norton, that process can only be a beautiful one. A tribute in three parts to the late Roy Campbell is included, because the great jazz trumpeter is still among us and, after all, this CD is an ode to life.
JOHN LINDBERG RAPTOR TRIO With PABLO CALOGERO / JOE LaBARBARA - Western Edges (Clean Feed 389; Portugal) “Western Edges” follows a principle: «Music is mystery. To be left unsolved, yet fully absorbed.» Inspired by nature, double bassist and composer John Lindberg and his two companions in the Raptor Trio, Pablo Calogero and Joe LaBarbera, manage to bend the sounds at their will, being the extraordinary musicians they are, but keeping the music mysterious from start to finish, letting it emanate entirely «from the heart» and making the point to play it in a «visceral manner», while «engendering flights into the ether and that which is beyond all understanding», as Lindberg himself writes in the liner notes of the CD. You don’t usually associate a strong emotional drive to the West Coast sound adopted in this recording, but John Lindberg never does what is expected of any format he happens to choose. That’s why he’s such a singular musician on the scene – he keeps surprising us, opening new doors, “riding the thermals, unimpeded, free and majestic”. A must have, must listen opus, once again.
STEVE NOBLE & KRISTOFFER BERRE ALBERTS - Coldest Second Yesterdays (Clean Feed 380; Portugal) Here’s one more episode of the British / Scandinavian connection established in the domains of improvised music. And sure it’s a special one, reuniting a second generation figure of the 50 year old London scene, drummer Steve Noble, and one of the top saxophonists coming from the Trondheim’ creative jazz crib, Kristoffer Berre Alberts. Noble was a member of the legendary avant-pop band Rip Rig and Panic and a partner of Derek Bailey in many adventures, also playing with Tristan Honsinger, Alan Wilkinson and in the unforgettable collective Kahondo Style. Alberts is making waves in such different groups like Saka and Starlite Motel, with its strong rock pulse, and Cortex, known for its post-free jazz attitude. Together they act like an elephant in a porcelain shop, but in a good way. The music is dense and intense, seeming to drag everything that happens to be in their path, and yet it includes little details, inviting you in each moment to find them amongst the walls of sound. At the end of “Coldest Second Yesterday” you feel “experienced”, and that’s the best you can have from a recording.
NAKED WOLF With LUC EX / YEDO GIBSON / GERRI JAGER / FELICITY PROVAN / MIKAEL SZAFIROWSKI - Ahum (Clean Feed 383; Portugal) Naked Wolf is what happens when five creative musicians dedicate themselves to a band focused on catchy song structures and an open, flexible mode of interaction. With equal doses of unpredictable riffs, infectious groove, gritty noise and heavy pop, the result is a primitive avant-garde music that is driven by momentum. Untamed and controlled at the same time, Naked Wolf’s songs balance expressive outbursts with moments of compact unison, free improvisation and fragile lyricism.
The five musicians of Naked Wolf all live (or usually stay) in Amsterdam Felicity Provan (cornet, vocals), Yedo Gibson (reeds), Mikael Szafirowski (electric guitar, vocals), Luc Ex (acoustic bass) and Gerri Jäger (drums). The members' musical backgrounds differ as much as their origins: Australia, Brazil, Finland, Holland, Austria.
They’re experienced improvisers but as it turns out also great song writers. What else to expect knowing that one of them, Luc, was a former member of The Ex, the most experimental punk band in the world? Only the unpredictable and the twisted, always with a super high degree of quality and creativity. Thanks God there’s still non-resigned people around giving us gems like this... “an infectious, demonic set charged with wild, hypnotic rock energy and clever improvisations with rapid changes in mood and pulse” All About Jazz
PUNKT3 With TOBIAS PFISTER / NOAH PUNKT / RAMON OLIVERAS - Ordnung Herrscht (Clean Feed 384; Portugal) HOORAY for it! From now on Jazz is not about fancy philosophical stuff: It’s about You and Me! It’s about everyday life’s little pleasures. But also about its strains and woes and oddities. So if you’re tired of all that seriousness usually happening in the domains of creative jazz and free improvised music, this record was conceived to reconcile you with those practices and everything “art-oriented” originated from the margins. Noah Punkt, Tobias Pfister and Ramón Oliveras are very clearly having fun in this collection of brief compositions, and they’re not afraid to be funny – one good example is the excavation of the legendary “Pacgirl” soundtrack. The correspondent clip you’ll find on VIMEO is a masterpiece, using old videogame images in synchronism to enhance the thrill and beauty of the „Pacgirl“. There’s plenty of jazzy licks with rock energy and resourcefulness all along, and if that combination sounds natural, it’s also always surprising. Something new is coming from the Leipzig-Zurich axis of the European jazz scene and here’s the opportunity for you to know it. A trio of electric bass, tenor sax and drums as you never heard before...
DAMANA [DAG MAGNUS NARESEN OCTET] With ANDRE ROLIGHETEN / KRISTOFFER ALBERTS - Cornua Copiae (Clean Feed 387; Portugal) DAMANA, the octet of Dag Magnus Narvesen, assembles some of the very best jazz musicians in Norway, coming from slightly different corners of jazz. Some of them, you might have heard of already, like the reed section of the band - Kristoffer Alberts, Jørgen Mathisen and André Roligheten - who all come from the more progressive parts of the Norwegian jazz scene. The brass players - Hayden Powell and Kristoffer Kompen - are also familiar names for anyone who listens to lyrical jazz and traditional New Orleans jazz made in Norway. The young, and very exciting Øyvind Dale shows a deep integrity and musical mastery of the piano and comes across as a name for the future, and Adrian Myhr is one of the most innovative and versatile bass players in the field of improvised music.
With this strong team, Narvesen guides his fellow musicians to some of the corners of his musical universe on their debut album "Cornua Copiae". Although he might be operating slightly under the Scandinavian jazz radar, Narvesen is no light-weight himself, frequently playing and collaborating with some of the heaviest names on the European progressive avant-garde jazz scene.
With one foot in the free jazz tradition and the other stepping into free improvised music territory, this mini-big band is exploring new possibilities without forgetting what’s still valid in the old ones. The music is exciting, vibrant and sometimes even urgent, with that kind of vigor, freshness and wonder only possible through players with a deep musical sincerity and strong artistic conviction.
MOMENTUM - Momentum (Clean Feed 391; Portugal) Momentum. Just one word is enough to explain the philosophy of this trio coming from Norway. A musical manifestation of the phenomenon. In the beginning it is sparse, gradually building until it overflows with force, eventually descending into nothing. It’s spontaneous, intuitive, crude, raw and as potent and powerful as it is fleeting and ephemeral. Each time Jørgen Mathisen, Christian Meaas Svendsen and Andreas Wildhagen play together is different from the previous one and the other following, changing with the circumstances, the states of mind at the time and the ambient of the performance. Only the urgency of the playing has a definitive character. Each gathering of the trio seems to be the last one. More: seems to be the only one ever. Mathisen, Svendsen and Wildhagen play as if they’ve never played before and as if they’re not going to play anymore. They dive in the music with a despoliation and an availability that astonish and snatch us all. These musicians are among the best in the North of Europe since the beginning of the years 2000, and some of the bands they founded or take part in belong now to history, like Shagma, The Core, Zanussi 5 and Mopti. Mathisen’s muscular saxophone style is already legendary, but better than that is his capacity to save detail and nuance from force. Svendsen is an unavoidable bassist, reuniting old and new techniques (some of his own invention) from jazz and classical music. Wildhagen is capable of responding to any challenge, be it the maintenance of an abstract texture or the sudden design of a steady beat. The sum of all this sounds so good it seems impossible.
FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS With ANDRE ROLIGHETEN / THOMAS JOHANSSON / OSCAR GRONBERG / JON RUNE STROM / TOLLEF OSTVANG - What’s Wrong? (Clean Feed 392; Portugal) Here is another gem from the Norwegian scene, showing us that music can be energetic and melodic at the same time, as it was proposed by free jazz mavericks like Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders and John Carter. The songs are even more melodic than those played by the bands in which we find André Roligheten, Thomas Johansson, Oscar Grönberg, Jon Rune Strøm and Tollef Østvang, namely Team Hegdal, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Cortex and All Included, and even the intensity and density of the music seems more compact and in-your-face. The overall sound is the same of the most traditional jazz, and that is intentional and even programmatic, but you won’t find chord progressions in the new “What’s Wrong?”. Jazz can survive to its own stereotypes, and this collective has that notion as a purpose. The music is free, faithful to its historical references, but also disciplined, with no sounds in excess or missing and, above all, with none of the usual tics and tricks keeping the musicians in a comfort zone. Grab it before it vanishes.
Two New Gems from Limited Edition Cipsela Label:
JOE McPHEE - Flowers (Cipsela 005; Spain) Featuring Joe McPhee on solo alto sax. This disc was recorded live at the Jazz ao Centro Festival in Coimbra, Portugal. Over the past decade, Joe McPhee, the longtime reeds and brass legend from upstate New York, has been on a creative roll, touring at length with Trio X, sitting in with The Thing, Peter Brotzmann, Yagi Michiyo and many others. Mr. McPhee often switches between several saxes (alto, soprano & tenor), as well as several brass instruments. Solo sets by Mr. McPhee used to be a rarity although they have become more common in recent years. For this set, McPhee played just alto sax and dedicated each piece to fellow saxists: Ornette Coleman, John Tchicai, Mark Whitecage, Anthony Braxton and Julius Hemphill as well as a to two painters, Niklaus Troxler (who wrote the liner notes and Alton Pickens, an American artist of the 20th century, whose works were concerned with mankind and the trauma of life.
The recording is warm and clear and commences with ghost-like breaths, soft squeaks and carefully manipulated sounds. Slowly, McPhee spins a few notes and then short phrases, speeding up and then slowing down in sections. He concentrates on each note or phrase, making each one count. “Old Eyes” (for the late Ornette Coleman) is a sublime, bluesy piece which takes a line from Mr. Coleman.s “Dancing in Your Head” and twists it lovingly. In between pieces, McPhee mentions how important it is to give credit to our inspirations while they are still alive. I find each piece to be immensely enchanting, as if Mr. McPhee were telling us little stories about the way that each of the dedicatees had touched him. “Flowers” for John Tchicai erupts when it begins and then calms down to a more poignant conclusion. “The Whistler” is dedicated to fellow saxist Mark Whitecage, once shared the same rhythm team as Trio X. Mr. McPhee actually whistles quietly in the first section before it settles into a lovely, solemn sort of ballad and then building to a more intense conclusion. “Third Circle” is dedicated to Anthony Braxton, one of the most creative, prolific and influential saxists & composers alive. McPhee spins out those somewhat twisted lines, while keeping the central core charming in its own way. The final piece is for Julius Hemphill, another influential saxist, composer and founding member of the World Sax Quartet. McPhee just plays the keys on the sax, which sound like an old typewriter, recalling an ancient era of more humble communication. There is a certain reverential quality to this disc / concert that I found to be most uplifting. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
JOELLE LEANDRE / THEO CECCALDI - Elastic (Cipsela 006; Spain) Featuring Joelle Lendre on double bass and Theo Ceccaldi on violin. The great French contrabassist, Joelle Leandre, has played many duos throughout her long career: Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, Nicole Mitchell, Irene Schweizer and many others. Ms. Leandre always chooses her musical partners with care. Ms. Leandre often searches out and finds younger musicians to work with and give a chance. The Ceccaldi brothers are French and have burst into the improv scene over the past few years with two a couple of discs on the Ayler label. Ms. Leandre has worked with several violinists in the past: India Cooke and Carlos Zingaro. This disc was recorded live in the home of Alban Causse. It was recorded by Jean-Marc Foussant, long-time recordist for Ms Leandre, hence the sound is superb. There is one word which keeps coming to mind throughout this disc, magical. Also: warm, thoughtful, well-balanced, enchanting, exquisite yet eruptive… dreamlike in that images appear, change and then disappear into the ether. Although Ms. Leandre‘s contrabass is deeper in tone, both strings have rich, robust sounds. There is a section midway in which the suspense is most evidence, as if something extraordinary were about to happen but we don‘t know why or when. Ms. Leandre sounds like she is walking a tightrope while Mr. Ceccaldi balances delicate materials which may or may not disappear upon contact. When I played this disc for the first time at the store the other day, a young woman asked if this was composed music. I said no, completely improvised and she was surprised since it was so well executed, tight and focused. This is an outstanding effort on several levels so dig in and witness the story as it unfolds. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
VINNY GOLIA and ROSS HAMMOND - Self/titled (Prescott Recordings; USA) Featuring Vinny Golia on mezzo-soprano & B-flat soprano saxes, alto flute & bass clarinet and Ross Hammond on acoustic 12-string guitar. Longtime LA multi-reed wizard, Vinny Golia and Sacramento-based guitarist Ross Hammond have been collaborating over the past few years with some four previous discs of mostly quartets (with Steuart Liebig & Alex Cline). Mr. Hammond has been playing more acoustic guitar recently and this is his duo with Mr. Golia. Mr. Golia collects and has one of the biggest collections of reeds hence he uses different ones on each session. On the opener, “Aslaning”, Golia plays some amazing, dardevil flute, one reed he uses rarely. It sounds perfect with Mr. Hammond’s orchestral-sounding 12-string. Golia sounds even better on soprano slyly sailing as the Hammond spins up a storm, occasionally adding bits of slide here and there for “A Pavlonian Response to Water”. When Golia switches to bass clarinet, he goes even further out and has a rich, expressive tone. Each piece gets better as these two grower tighter and turn things into an intense dialogue, weaving ideas around one another superbly. Much of this duo is riveting, especially the probing 12-string sounds of Ross Hammond, who keeps getting better all the time! - Bruce Lee Gallanter
ALAN LICHT / BRIAN CHASE - We Thought We Could Do Anything (New Images 21; USA) Featuring Alan Licht on guitar and Brain Chase on drums & electronics. I‘ve long admired the guitar playing and informative writing (for The Wire & other periodicals) of Alan Licht, who I‘ve known for many years. After early collaborations with Loren Connors and Rudolph Grey, Mr. Licht went on to be a member of Run On & Text of Light and later worked with Aki Onda and Michael Snow. Just a couple of weeks ago, Mr. Licht co-lead a quartet with Henry Kaiser, which turned out to be one of the unexpected gems of the past few months. Besides playing drums for popular rock favorites, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Brian Chase has become a busy Downtown musicians who has worked with Zeena Parkins, Jeremiah Cymerman and many others. Mr. Chase also has a fine solo drums & electronics disc out on Pogus.
Mr. Licht, who has written at length about minimalism, seems to be influenced by minimalist ideas and drones. Side A is one long piece which involves layers guitar lines with feedback enhanced drones and strong, spirited drumming. The duo make a tight, intense powerhouse, wailing tightly together, sparks flying as they erupt like sonic lava spewing. Even when things calm down, they work well together at a more relaxed level. Later building to more ferocious tidal waves. Alan Licht was once a member of a project called Text of Light which featured the powerful drumming of William Hooker. Mr. Licht sounds even better when he works with a strong, spirited drummer and here Brian Chase is the right choice, building and burning, soaring and screaming together. This is a truly awesome duo, so grab your copy today if you still own a turntable, of course. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
LP only $15
MOONBOW With TOMO JACOBSON / KRESTEN OSGOOD / et al - When the Sleeping Fish Turn Red and… (Ilk 264; Denmark) Featuring Danielle Dahl & Maciej Kadziela on alto saxes, Mads Egetoft on tenor sax, Lucas Leidinger piano, Anton Jansson on guitar, Tomo Jacobson on bass & compositions and Kresten Osgood on drums. Last year, in June of 2015, I had the golden opportunity to attend a great music workshop festival in Denmark. There were some fifty-plus mostly younger musicians involved in weeks worth of workshops and concerts plus eight group leaders (like William Parker, Alan Silva & Bennie Maupin). I gave a lecture about the history of the Downtown scene and became friends with a number of these fine, up & coming musicians. The Jyderup Festival was cofounded by Danish drummer Kresten Osgood who appears on this new disc along a few of the attendees from that fest: Tomo Jacobson (bassist & main composer here), Danielle Dahl and Mads Egetoft.
Moonbow is a septet with three saxes, guitar, piano, bass & drums. Mr. Jacobson obviously spent time writing and arranging these pieces to keep this ensemble on their toes and focused. The first solo from pianist Lucas Leidinger, is most impressive, with equal amounts of inside and outside currents. The mighty Kresten Osgood takes an extraordinary unaccompanied drum solo which is a perfect bridge for want comes before and after in the long and winding piece. The final solo is a strong, effects-laden epic with some majestic horn parts underneath. All three saxes kick off, «And the Skies« and slurring their tones and swerving around the theme in a slightly drunken-sounding way. I especially dig the way Tomo writes for the saxes, often as one harmonies force with strong interaction from the guitar and piano as well. What I find most surprising is that certain solos embrace a more modest, thoughtful aesthetic without going to far out, hence a more laid-back vibe occurs when you least expect and then they expand into more adventurous territory. I get the feeling that is going to take several listening sessions before I figure out where all those buried treasures are lurking. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $14 (Sale price while they last)
RADIONICS RADIO - An Album Of Musical Radionic Thought Frequencies (Sub Rosa 423; Belgium) Daniel Wilson's Radionics Radio project draws upon the fringe-science of radionics, with its invisible forces and psychic resonances, to spawn electroacoustic and electronic compositions employing very alternative tuning systems. Radionics's idea that thoughts can be represented as frequencies is vigorously explored on An Album Of Musical Radionic Thought Frequencies through microtonal compositions which range from mutating drones to electronic sambas, with nods to Raymond Scott and Daphne Oram along the way. In 1962, Oxford's Delaware Laboratories built their groundbreaking multi-oscillator instrument comprising multiple electronic tone generators. The multi-oscillator was the summation of all Delawarr Laboratories's acoustical research into radionics. It was a strange instrument far ahead of its time. In a process best described as "dowsing with oscillators," the unorthodox device was employed intuitively to select clusters of frequencies that embodied thoughts, ailments or concepts. The Laboratory submitted an application to broadcast the resulting thought-frequency tones over the radio, but were denied a broadcasting license. In 2014, Resonance FM's Sound and Music Embedded Composer in Residence Daniel Wilson launched Radionics Radio. Through an online app replicating Delawarr's multi-oscillator, users submitted their own thoughts and frequencies for radio broadcast. Along with a dozen original works, an exclusive 1968 tape recording of the original multi-oscillator is also featured on this CD. Daniel Wilson, who records under the alias Meadow House and performs in electroacoustic quartet Oscillatorial Binnage, has long been interested in composing with found physical objects and working within the restrictive tunings offered by those objects. Radionics Radio is an extension of this: the submitted thought-frequencies are themselves "found objects", each with their own unique harmonic worlds. All sounds heard in the Radionics Radio compositions are strictly derived only from the respective submitted thought-frequencies. This is an album unlike any other, and, if radionic theory is to be believed, one that contains more than the sum of its parts.
BUSHMAN'S REVENGE - Bushman's Fire (Rune Grammofon 2186; Norway) Bushman's Fire, Bushman's Revenge's second live album, captures the band at Oslo´s rock den Café Mono at their most cosmic and trippy, taking their prog-jazz explorations into outer space and beyond. With an extended line-up including sax giant Kjetil Møster and Hammond whizz David Wallumrød they stir up quite a storm, with "Total Fucking Marmalade" being a brand new track, "Yoga", an extended workout of "Baklengs Inn I Fuglekassa" from Thou Shalt Boogie! (RCD 2151CD/RLP 3151LP, 2013) and "As We Used To Sing", the Sonny Sharrock tune and a live favorite that´s been with the band since the beginning, but it has never sounded better than it does here. Includes CD.
LP + CD $27
BUSHMAN'S REVENGE - Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen [LP+CD](Rune Grammofon 3185; Norway) LP version. First pressing of 500. Includes CD. Bushman's Revenge have been called the missing link between Albert Ayler and Black Sabbath and a Marshall amp version of John Coltrane's Interstellar Space (1974). With Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen, their eighth album, they go all the way back to their humble beginnings and for the first time do what can loosely be dubbed a "proper" jazz album, hence the album title which translates to "Jazz, From Memory" in English. The goal, according to guitarist Even Hermansen, is still to explore the link between the Shorter/Coltrane world on one side and electric blues/Hendrix on the other, but without having to turn everything up to eleven. Sporting four originals and two covers - McCoy Tyner's "Contemplation" and Albert Ayler´s "Angels" - this is easily their most confident, spiritual, heartfelt and fully realized album. "Gamle Plata Til Arne" originates from the first ever jam session they had before starting the band and the album closer "Lola Mit Dem Gorgonzola" is an elegant slice of Scandinavian summer melancholy, in a jazz tradition first explored by legendary Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johanson in the mid '60s.
LP + CD $27
Two Outstanding Free/Music Discs from Adam Rudolph’s Meta Label, Long Out-of-Print & finally reissued:
PHAROAH SANDERS / HAMID DRAKE / ADAM RUDOLPH - Spirits (Meta 004; USA) From 2000. This in-concert recording (locale unidentified) is a continual performance that acts as a suite in three basic parts, with Sanders on tenor sax, wood flutes, and percussion, helped by multipercussionists Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph. The music is as the title suggests: spiritual, multi-ethnic, mostly serene, and quite improvisationally derived. It's a beautiful statement from Sanders, very similar to the music Yusef Lateef has played (with Rudolph and Eternal Wind) and different than his more major-label efforts. "Sunrise," running over 19 minutes, begins the hour-long program. Soft drone tones set up tenor meditations, slight percussive inserts, mbira and driftwood wordless vocals, and soulful chanting, then move back to tenor musings with bells, and visceral, gutteral chants. "Morning in Soweto" and "The Thousand Petaled Lotus" segue together with hand drum and tenor groove in a manner reminiscent of Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't" nestled in the Sudan! The next movement of the suite is in five parts. A demure gong, animal growls, and moans from "I & Thou" easily move into free and repeated wood flute phrases and insistent hand percussion as a driving force on "Uma Lake." "Molimo" is a separate entity, as counterpointed wood flutes hoot like owls with sexual overtones and rattling percussion. Fans of Sanders will be easily able to connect this music with his past glories, but it could be a portent of bigger things, and bigger ensembles, to come. Recommended. -- Michael G. Nastos
SAM RIVERS / ADAM RUDOLPH / HARRIS EISENSTADT - Vista (Meta 009; USA) From 2004. Featuring Sam on tenor & soprano saxes & flute, Adam on hand drums & percussion and Harris on drumset. Nothing can stop the mighty Sam Rivers! It's been forty years since Sam Rivers blew up a storm while touring with the phenomenal Miles Davis Quintet. He soon recorded two classic albums for Blue Note, two more with Tony Williams, ran the Studio Rivbea on Bond St. during mid-to-late seventies and recorded a number of classic avant jazz gems with his trios (Dave Holland & Barry Altschul at first) and various big bands. He moved to Jersey in the eighties and then to Florida in the nineties, where he still resides, is a professor and has yet another great trio and a couple of big bands. Mr. Rivers also does a few outside projects like his ongoing work with Alex Von Schlippenbach and Tony Hymas. Here Sam works with two fine LA based percussionists - Adam Rudolph who works often with Yusef Lateef and my friend Harris Eisenstadt who we know from his fine cds on CIMP. 'Vista' shows that Sam Rivers remains undaunted, filled with energy and ideas, an incredible match for any of his collaborators and here he has two strong percussive wizards. "Susurration" begins our journey with some magnificent flute and swirling percussion. Even with no bassist present, Adam and Harris still keep that low-end spirit humming with bass drums, conga and other deep skinned rhythms. Sam plays a different instrument on each piece and both percussionists have that ancient-to-modern vibe which keeps Mr. Rivers on his toes, balancing perfectly between worlds. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
Historic, Archival and Rare Live Recordings:
HERBIE HANCOCK & THE HEADHUNTERS - Paul's Mall Jazz Workshop Boston November 1973 (Hi Hat 3047; UK) Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters live at Paul's Mall, Jazz Workshop on November 13th, 1973. Broadcast on Boston's WBCN-FM, this historic performance captures the visionary keyboardist/composer at a vital juncture, immediately after the release of his landmark Head Hunters album from the same year. Fearlessly creative, the broadcast is presented here in its entirety for the first time. Presented with background notes and images. Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality.
THE RAMONES - Live... Montevideo... November... '94 (Echoes 2052; UK) The Ramones, live from Montevideo, Uruguay on November 14th, 1994. The South American leg of The Ramones tour in support of their recent Acid Eaters LP (1993) finds the band performing with co-headliners and lifelong Ramones fans Sepultura. The set list for their show in Montevideo, Uruguay remains largely loyal to their post-1970s period, borrowing heavily from their first four albums and recalling the vitality that filled CBGB's back in 1976. The adrenalin and visceral rock 'n' roll that underpinned the band combined with Dee Dee's flawless knack in grasping the most effective and memorable riffs has ensured that at least everyone will hear a Ramones record at some point in their life. Echoes proudly presents the entire original El Dorado 100.3 FM broadcast of The Ramones live from Montevideo in Uruguay on November 14th, 1994. Professionally re-mastered original broadcast with background liners, interviews and rare archival photos.
EEK-A-MOUSE - Arena Long Beach, May, '83 (Klondike 5069; UK) Eek-A-Mouse live at Arena, Long Beach California on May 15th, 1983. Kingston native, Ripton Joseph Hylton, began his music career in college, releasing two roots reggae singles under his own name in the mid-1970s before achieving global recognition alongside Junjo Lawes and Linval Thompson. From his early work with Joe Gibbs, Papa Roots, Black Ark, Gemini, Jah Life and Black Scorpio to the drum-and-bass definitions of Lincoln Valentine "Style" Scott and Errol "Flabba" Holt, Eek-A-Mouse has exceeded in creating highly desirable dancehall mantras with a social and satirical twist. In 1983, he brought his unique blend of dancehall scat to the Long Beach Arena, California to give the west coast of America a toke on Jamaican gumbo with an explosive set featuring cuts from his debut Bubble Up Yu Hip (1980), Wa-Do-Dem (1981), Skidip! (1982), Assassinator (1983) and his then current album The Man and The Mouse (1983). Klondike presents the entire original KSAN FM broadcast of Eek-A-Mouse in performance at the Arena, Long Beach, California from May 15th, 1983. Professionally remastered original broadcast. Includes background liners and rare archival photos.
LP Only Section:
JACK ROSE - Raag Manifestos (VHF 085; USA) Includes download code. "Part of a collaboration with Jack Rose's estate and Three Lobed Records to restore all of his LPs to print, VHF presents new vinyl editions of the celebrated guitarist's first three solo albums, newly cut by John Golden Mastering from the original source material. Originally issued on LP by Eclipse Records between 2002-04, these releases chart an eclectic, more experimental approach left behind as his technique and compositions became more refined and deliberate on later works like Kensington Blues. Originally compiled from a variety of sources as a limited-edition CD to sell on tour in 2004 (released by VHF, later released on vinyl by Eclipse), Raag Manifestos presents much of Rose's rawest and most experimental music, cutting across various acoustic styles, but with a much more jagged and aggressive attack than later music. "Black Pearls from the River" and "Hart Crane's Old Boyfriends" are dense, serious assaults on the 12-string, with the intensity of the latter enhanced by Ian Nagoski's roaring electronic backdrop. With subtle tabla accompaniment by Eric Carbonara, "Crossing The Great Waters" is another epic modal journey in the style of Pelt's "Road To Catawba" and Rose's own "Red Horse." The traditional "Blessed Be the Name of the Lord" finishes off the LP on a calming note."
JACK ROSE - Red Horse, White Mule (VHF 141; USA) Includes download code. "Part of a collaboration with Jack Rose's estate and Three Lobed Records to restore all of his LPs to print, VHF presents new vinyl editions of the celebrated guitarist's first three solo albums, newly cut by John Golden Mastering from the original source material. Originally issued on LP by Eclipse Records between 2002-04, these releases chart an eclectic, more experimental approach left behind as his technique and compositions became more refined and deliberate on later works like Kensington Blues. Rose's 2002 solo debut Red Horse, White Mule was a bit of an outlier in the underground gestalt at the time, coming just before the wave of releases from the new generation of Takoma- / Fahey-inspired players. Strictly a solo affair, Red Horse balances the epic, side-long raga of "Red Horse" against a second side of shorter pieces, including the ragged slide style of "The Colonel's Blues." The compositions and performances incorporate the new and the classic with a rough-hewn charm."
JACK ROSE - Opium Musick (VHF 142; USA) Includes download code. "Part of a collaboration with Jack Rose's estate and Three Lobed Records to restore all of his LPs to print, VHF presents new vinyl editions of the celebrated guitarist's first three solo albums, newly cut by John Golden Mastering from the original source material. Originally issued on LP by Eclipse Records between 2002-04, these releases chart an eclectic, more experimental approach left behind as his technique and compositions became more refined and deliberate on later works like Kensington Blues. Recorded and originally released in 2003, Opium Musick is an eclectic collection with pieces for 12-string (the percussive and dark "Black Pearls"), 6-string, and lap guitar. The lovely raga-ish "Yaman Blues" features Mike Gangloff (Pelt, Black Twig Pickers) on tanpura, and echoes the extended modal work on Pelt's contemporaneous Pearls From The River. The near-ragtime of "Linden Ave Stomp" showcases Glenn Jones on his vintage Gibson in a jumping duet with Rose's lap steel. "Linden Ave" charted a path that Rose would determinedly pursue -- short ragtime and old-time influenced pieces (originals and classics), with all phrasing worked out to a perfectionist standard. The lovely "Mountaintop Lamento" was memorably used in Catherine Pancake's film about coal mining in Appalachia, Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice."
GUERILLA TOSS - Live in Nashville (Feeding Tube 276; USA) "The latest stop on the brilliant arc of the Guerilla Toss trajectory, Live in Nashville captures the unpredictable ecstasy of the band in live performance. From the Fat Worm-like form-breakdown of 'Drip Decay' to the irresistibly lop-sided groove of 'Diamond Girls', this is how Guerilla Toss was meant to be heard: very live and very loud. Although they change bass players the way Spinal Tap went through drummers, the core of this Boston combo - vocalist Kassie Carlson, and guitarists Peter Negroponte and Arian Shafiee - have remained a constant through their evolution. Beginning as a wildly anarchic take on the noise-art paradigm, they began to develop their strong rhythmic base almost immediately, and it's still the balance (or imbalance) between these elements that give them their secret power. An amazing concert act, this is the first real documentation of their live show. And while it's only an approximation of the full-on in-your-face experience of Guerilla Toss as their trouser-wetting best, it will do for the nonce. Nashville - come for the hot chicken, stay for the shattered disco balls. You'll be glad you did." -- Ted Lee (2016). Edition of 800.
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for September of 2016:
THE STONE is located at the NW corner of Avenue C & East 2nd Sts.
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - STEVE COLEMAN 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
AUG 30 – SEPT 25 - A full month of performances in celebration of Steve Coleman’s 60th birthday!
8 and 10 pm - Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Steve Coleman (alto sax) Maria Grand (tenor sax) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Anthony Tidd (bass) Sean Rickman (drums)
8 and 10 pm - Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Steve Coleman (alto sax) Maria Grand (tenor sax) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Anthony Tidd (bass) Sean Rickman (drums)
8 and 10 pm - Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Steve Coleman (alto sax) Maria Grand (tenor sax) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Anthony Tidd (bass) Marcus Gilmore (drums)
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - CHES SMITH - SEPT 27–OCT 2
8 pm - Ches Smith/Craig Taborn/Mat Maneri
Ches Smith (drums, vibraphone) Craig Taborn (piano) Mat Maneri (viola)
10 pm - Ches Smith/Craig Taborn/Mat Maneri: with electricity
Ches Smith (drums, electronics) Craig Taborn (keyboards) Mat Maneri (viola)
8 pm - Travis Laplante (tenor sax) Mat Maneri (viola) Stephan Crump, Michael Formanek (basses) Ches Smith (percussion); New compositions for low-end, drone and multiphonics.
10 pm - Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Craig Taborn (keyboards) Michael Formanek (bass) Ches Smith (drums, percussion) Mike Clark (drums)
Time-based improvised music featuring jazz and funk legend Mike Clark.
8 pm - Anna Webber (flute) Jennifer Choi (violin) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Oscar Noriega (clarinets) Ches Smith (percussion, drum machine) - New compositions and improvisations for chamber ensemble.
10 pm - Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Mat Maneri (viola) Stephan Crump (bass) Ches Smith (drums)
8 pm - CONGS FOR BRUMS- Ches Smith (drums, vibraphone and electronics)
Solo music by Ches Smith for drums, vibraphone and electronics.
10 pm - TANKS - Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Toby Driver (bass) Ches Smith (drums) Loud and dark.
8 and 10 pm - THESE ARCHES - Tim Berne (alto sax) Herb Robertson (trumpet) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Andrea Parkins (accordion) Devin Hoff (bass) Ches Smith
8 and 10 pm - WE ALL BREAK - Daniel Brevil, Markus Schwartz (traditional Haitian percussion) Matt Mitchell (piano) Ches Smith (drums, percussion)
An intersection of Haitian Vodou drums and contemporary improvised music.
8 pm - Duck Baker (guitar) - A rare NY concert by this legendary fingerstyle guitarist whose unprecedented range runs from ragtime through swing to modern masters like Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols and on to free improvisation.
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.
Music Dance Poetry Justice - In GARDENS Series 2016
Children's Magical Garden - Raza y Resistencia
129 Stanton east of Essex Street.
Saturday 09/24 at Children’s Magical Garden “Raza y Resistencia”
2pm: LathanFlinAli: Lathan Hardy - winds / Sean Ali - bass / Flin Van Hemmen-drums
3 pm: Larry Roland Duo: Larry Roland - bass & poetry / Michael Moss - reeds
3:45: Avram Fefer Trio - Fefer - tenor sax / Michael Bisio - bass
4:45: Jaimie Branch Group
Sunday 09/25 at 6BC Garden “Race & Resistance”
2 pm: Karen Borca TRIO: Karen Borca - bassoon / Warren Smith - vibes / Jackson Krall - drums
3 pm: Poetry Reading: Yuko Otomo | Patricia Spears Jones
3:45: Duo: Ingrid Laubrock - tenor sax / Tom Rainey - drums
4:45: Dickey / Knuffke - Whit Dickey - drums / Kirk Knuffke - cornet
The CORNELIA STREET CAFE - 212-989-9319
29 Cornelia St in the heart of the West Greenwich Village, NYC
Friday Sep 23
9:00PM & 10:30PM JON IRABAGON QUINTET - Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Tim Hagans, trumpet; Luis Perdomo, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Dan Weiss, drums
Saturday Sep 24
9:00PM & 10:30PM LUCIAN BAN & ELEVATION – “SONGS FROM AFAR” CD RELEASE - Lucian Ban, piano, comp.; Abraham Burton, tenor sax; Mat Maneri, viola; John Hebert, bass; Eric McPherson, drums
Sunday Sep 25
8:35PM ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO, CD RELEASE: LIFE - Eri Yamamoto, piano; David Ambrosio, bass; Ikuo Takeuchi, drums
Tues Sept 27th:
6:00PM COWBOYS & FRENCHMEN - Ethan Helm, alto sax; Owen Broder, alto sax; Chris Ziemba, piano; Ethan O'Reilly, bass; Matt Honor, drums
8:01PM INGRID LAUBROCK'S UBATUBA - Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax, comp.; Tim Berne, alto sax; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Dan Peck, tuba; Tom Rainey, drums
Wednesday Sep 28
8:01PM TOM CHANG QUARTET - Tom Chang, guitar, comp.; Mitch Marcus, tenor sax; Sam Minaie, bass; Nate Wood, drums
Thursday Sep 29
8:00PM JOONSAM LEE TRIO - Joonsam Lee, bass; Rami Seo, gayaguem; Satoshi Takeshi, drums
9:30PM TOM GUARNA QUARTET - Tom Guarna, guitar; Jon Cowherd, piano; Joe Martin, bass; Allan Mednard, drums
Friday Sep 30
6:00PM FROM WHITMAN TO GINSBERG: POEMS THAT CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
Cindy Hochman; Richard Hott; Art Gatti; Roberto Mendoza Ayala; From Whitman to Ginsberg: Poems that Challenge Conventional Wisdom image
9:00PM & 10:30PM GEORGE GARZONE, SOFT CORE PORN TRIO - George Garzone, tenor sax; Klaus Norgaard, bass; RJ Miller, drums
Saturday Oct 01
9:00PM & 10:30PM RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS - Ryan Keberle, trombone, melodica; Camila Meza, voice, guitar; Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Jorge Roeder, bass; Eric Doob, drums
Oct 02 8:35PM DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ULTRAFAUX - Michael Joseph Harris, guitar; Sami Arefin, guitar; Eddie Hrybyk, bass
Friday, September 30th 8:00 PM
Sets at 8 and 9 pm - To Be Continued
Carol Liebowitz – Piano
Claire de Brunner – Bassoon
Daniel Carter – Saxophones, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute
Kevin Norton – Vibraphone, Percussion
Yoon Sun Choi, solo \ Gabriel Zucker’s Weighting
Wednesday, October 5th 8:30 PM
8:30pm – Yoon Sun Choi, piano and voice
9:30pm – Weighting (Gabriel Zucker, Tyshawn Sorey, Adam O’Farrill, Eric Trudel)
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.
Shapeshifter September Schedule:
11am - Lucy Kalantari's Big Things Album Release Concert (Family and children concert)
$10 advance // $15 at door // Under 2 for free
7p - Zach Larmer - composition and guitar
8:15p - Xinlu Chen Quintet
Soprano & alto sax:Xinlu Chen;piano:Hila Kulik.Bass,drums,trumpet:
8:15p- Will Brahms "Homenaje"
Charlie Rauh, guitar
David Rothenberg, clarinets
John Wieczorek, percussion
9:30: Theo Walentiny Octet
Shapeshifter is located at
18 Whitwell Place in Brooklyn, NY
R train to Union stop
Sound It Out series @ Greenwich House
Concerts, Sept-Dec 2016
Thursday, October 6, 8:00 p.m. – Altoissimo!
Roman Filiu Quartet: Roman Filiu, alto saxophone; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Thomas Morgan, double-bass; Billy Hart, drums
Saturday, October 15, 8:00 p.m. – Strings and Things!
Hank Roberts Sextet: Hank Roberts, cello; Dana Lyn, violin; Mike McGinnis; reeds; Brian Drye, trombone; Jacob Sacks, piano; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
Wednesday, October 19, 8:00 p.m. – From the Windy City Scene!
Jason Stein’s Hearts & Minds: Jason Stein, bass clarinet; Paul Giallorenzo, synthesizer, pianet; Chad Taylor drums
Thursday, November 3, 8:00 p.m. – Hot New Trio!
Anna Webber’s Simple Trio - Anna Webber, saxophones; Matt Mitchell, piano; John Hollenbeck, drums
Friday, November 4, 8:00 p.m. – Beautiful New Ensemble!
Oded Lev-Ari Group: Oded Lev-Ari, conductor; full band lineup, TBA
Saturday, November 12, 8:00 p.m. – In Praise of Ornette!
Fay Victor’s In Praise of Ornette: Fay Victor, voice, arrangements, text; Darius Jones, alto saxophone; Kenny Wessel, electric guitar; Sean Conly, double-bass
Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 p.m. – Guitar Double-Bill!
Mike Baggetta Trio + Anders Nilsson Trio: Mike Baggetta, guitar; Jerome Harris, bass; Billy Mintz, drums; Anders Nilsson, guitar; Michaël Attias, alto saxophone; Ken Filiano, double-bass
Friday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. – Great Quintet!
Dave Scott Quintet: Dave Scott, trumpet; Rich Perry, tenor saxophone; Gary Versace, piano; John Hébert, double-bass; Satoshi Takeishi, drums
Thursday, December 15, 8:00 p.m. – Powerhouse Double-Bill!
Mara Rosenbloom Trio + Sean Conly’s Re: Action+1
Mara Rosenbloom, piano; Sean Conly, double-bass; Chad Taylor, drums
Sean Conly, double-bass; Michaël Attias & Tony Malaby, saxes; Kris Davis, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums
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
Friday 23 September
7 PM - Special Event - Agah Bahari (Toronto): "What the Hell is Going on in America? - Photos and thoughts from 2016 Democratic National Convention
Saturday 24 September
7 PM - José Menor - Solo Piano "Marathon-Recital"
A Recital of Premieres: The Complete Works by Hèctor Parra
PROGRAM: Sam Hayden (1968 - ): "Becomings (Das Werden)" (2016). First part. *World premiere.
Hèctor Parra (1976 - ): "Cinq études d'art" (2012-2016): "Cos de Matèria" (2012), "Carícies cap al Blanc" (2013), "Haus Ur / Office Baroque" (2014), "Cell (Arch of Hysteria)" (2016), "Una pregunta (a Jaume Plensa)" (2015).
José Menor (1977 - ):
"Fragments for Clare" (2016).
"New Crossroads" (2016).
Hèctor Parra (1976 - ):
"Tres Peces per a Piano" (1999)
"Impromptu pour Equinox" (2010)
"Quatre Miniatures" (2007)
"La Dona d'Aigua" (2009)
Hèctor Parra (1976 - ): "Sonata" (2010)
Sunday 25 September
3 PM - Reinterpretations with Ramin Arjomand
7 PM - Title Pending – Co-Hosted by Stuart Breczinski and Laura Weiner
Monday 26 September
9 PM - Meet the Bostons celebrate Kimi Pau’s 35th Birthday
Wednesday 28 September
7 PM - Violin, Viola & Video Virtuosity Part II
Presented by Karen Bentley Pollick
Friday 30 September
7 PM - Rebow Ensemble
Alyssa Greengrass, et al.
9 PM - Felix Del Tredici, Bass Trombone music with animation
121 Ludlow #2
New York, NY 10002
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
MATT LAVELLE AND THE 12 HOUSES ORCHESTRA
Matt Lavelle and the 12 Houses Orchestra joined by A.R.B.R.A.F. and Art Baron present a Duke Ellington-inspired performance.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW - draws from over 30 years of repertoire with the addition of new compositions and arrangements.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
KRIS DAVIS + CRAIG TABORN - Two Pianos! Kris Davis and Craig Taborn perform together in an evening of original compositions and improvisations.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
THE VINNY GOLIA QUARTET WITH TIM BERNE, KEN FILIANO + MICHAEL TA THOMPSON
509 Atlantic Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
SUBWAY - Train lines 2, 3, 4, 5, D, M, N, R, B & Q and the LIRR arrive at Atlantic Avenue-Barclay’s Center; G train to Fulton Street. A, C, Trains to Hoyt-Schermehorn
YONI KRETZMER FIVE
At The Zürcher Gallery, NY
33 Bleecker St., just east of Lafayette
Wednesday, September 28th at 8PM
JOHN ZORN’s Music & Performances October, 2016
OCT 20 - COMPOSER PORTRAIT AT MILLER THEATRE
OCT 21 - ESSENTIAL CINEMA AT NATIONAL SAWDUST
OCT 22 - BAGATELLES SHUFFLE CONCERT AT NATIONAL SAWDUST - 20 BANDS!!!
BAGATELLES QUARTET: JOHN ZORN / DAVE DOUGLAS / TREVOR DUNN / KENNY WOLLESEN
JULIAN LAGE-GYAN RILEY
JIM BLACK TRIO
CRAIG TABORN SOLO
CHRIS OTTO-MARK FELDMAN
MATT HOLLENBERG QUARTET
MARY HALVORSON QUARTET
ERIK FRIEDLANDER-MICHAEL NICOLAS
JAMIE SAFT TRIO
SYLVIE COURVOISIER AND MARK FELDMAN
JIM BLACK GUITAR QUARTET
HARRIS EISENSTADT TRIO
OCT 23 - 24 - COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE AT THE GUGGENHEIM
1. HARLEQUIN (2014) 6’00
Tara O'Connor - flute
Josh Rubin - clarinet, bass clarinet
Rebekah Heller - bassoon
Kyle Armbrust - viola
2. COLOMBINA (2015) 6’00
Sarah Brailey - voice
Eliza Bagg - voice
Rachel Calloway - voice
Kirsten Sollek - voice
3. SCARAMOUCHE (2015) 6’00
Steve Gosling - piano
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Tyshawn Sorey - drums
4. PULCINELLA (2015) 5’30"
American Brass Quintet
Kevin Cobb - trumpet
Louis Hanzlik - trumpet
Eric Reed - horn
Michael Powell - trombone
John D. Rojak - bass trombone
5. PIERROT (2015) 6'30
Jay Campbell - cello
Mike Nicolas - cello
Jeff Zeigler - cello
Mihai Marica - cello