October 19, 2020

A 2017 MacArthur Fellow, Sorey has released twelve critically-acclaimed recordings, and his latest release, Pillars (Firehouse 12 Records, 2018), is an extraordinary four-hour trance for octet spread across three CDs. 5 Questions to Tyshawn Sorey  October 19, 2020 ~ Mike Source: I Care If You Listen. A virtuosic drummer immersed in jazz, experimental music, and […]

October 19, 2020

WARD/VERHOEVEN/SERRIES/ROBERTS : IMAGINARY JUNCTION Cath Roberts : bariton saxophone and objects Dirk Serries : acoustic guitar Martina Verhoeven : piano Tom Ward : flute, clarinet and bass clarinet Performed on July 18th 2020, this music was recorded simultaneously in two locations – Brockley and Sint-Lenaarts – using the JackTrip software to transmit/receive the live sound […]

October 19, 2020

All About Jazz Reviews October 19, 2020October 18, 2020 ~ Mike Source: All About Jazz. James Brandon Lewis Molecular (Intakt Records) Jerry Granelli The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays The Music Of Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison (RareNoiseRecords) Multiple Artists Two “Unusual” releases on Another Timbre Alexander Von Schlippenbach Slow Pieces For Aki: Piano Solo (Intakt Records) […]

October 19, 2020

Sustained sounds, pitches, and clusters of ensemble sound are used to generate specific physical and cognitive benefits, existing both within and beyond music’s canonical role.” Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain VI drops today Friday Oct. 20, 2020, Ingrid Laubrock will release Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt, her new double-disc album for chamber orchestra and small ensemble. […]

October 19, 2020

My version turns up the woozyness of the original. Elliott Sharp – Foliage (pre-order) After Dario Calderone (double bass), Gareth Davis (bass clarinet), Pepe Garcia (percussion) and Koen Kaptijn (trombone) recorded their interpretations of Elliott Sharp’s graphic score for Foliage, I was asked to take these recordings and rework them into an album. It is […]

October 19, 2020

Haskell, who had featured in school friend Robert Fripp’s pre-King Cirmson band League Of Gentlemen, as well as psychedelic pop band Fleur de Lys (during which time he shared a London flat with Jimi Hendrix) sang Cadence And Cascade on 1970’s In The Wake Of Poseidon, and sang and played bass on the follow-up, Lizard […]

October 18, 2020

Toshinori Kondo (近藤 等則, Kondō Toshinori, Ehime Prefecture, December 15, 1948 – October 17, 2020) was an avant-garde jazz and jazz fusion trumpeter. RIP Toshinori Kondo  October 18, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Wikipedia. In 1978 he moved to New York, and began performing with Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Fred Frith, and Eraldo Bernocchi. In 1972 […]

October 18, 2020

JazzTrail Reviews October 18, 2020October 17, 2020 ~ Mike Source: JazzTrail. DAN WEISS STAREBABY – NATURAL SELECTION TERJE RYPDAL – CONSPIRACY OKUDEN QUARTET – EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY… PETER HESS QUARTET – PRESENT COMPANY MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO – THE UNIDENTIFIABLE GREGG AUGUST – DIALOGUES ON RACE CAT TOREN’S HUMAN KIND – SCINTILLATING BEAUTY ANGELICA […]

October 18, 2020

A Closer Listen Reviews October 18, 2020October 17, 2020 ~ Mike Source: A Closer Listen. ACL 2020 ~ Music for Haunted Houses All Together Now ~ The AMPLIFY Encore Julius Eastman ~ Evil N—–, Gay Guerrilla (Live) Vieo Abiungo ~ At Once, There Was No Horizon The Last Dinosaur ~ Wholeness

October 18, 2020

The Squid’s Ear Reviews October 18, 2020October 16, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Squid’s Ear. Urs Leimgruber & Jean-Marc Foussat – Face To Face (Fou Records) J.P.A. Falzone & Morgan Evans-Weiler – Chordioid (Another Timbre) Brandon Seabrook, with Cooper-Moore and Gerald Cleaver – Exultations (Astral Spirits)

October 18, 2020

Coming to Miller Theatre  October 18, 2020October 16, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Miller Theatre at Columbia University. LIVE FROM COLUMBIA Pop-Ups in the Lantern A virtual musical happy hour November 17, 2020 – February 16, 2021 Miller Theatre continues its popular and free Pop-Up Concerts series, offering audiences a virtual front-row seat to four performances […]

October 18, 2020

Beyond Wilco, Cline performs in a duo project with guitarist Julian Lage in addition to a quartet, The Nels Cline 4 (featuring Lage plus bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Tom Rainey), performs as Stretch Woven with percussionist Scott Amendola, leads The Nels Cline Singers (featuring Amendola plus bassist Trevor Dunn and percussionist Cyro Baptista) and […]

October 18, 2020

New Book on Pierre Boulez Reviewed October 18, 2020October 16, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The New York Review of Books. As his era recedes, it feels newly possible to take stock of both his strengths and his limitations. It is an important publication, especially because I believe it casts doubt on the notion that Boulez grew […]

October 17, 2020

This introspection quickly passes and the group finishes with a tense workout with Beresford, Moore, and Butcher building layers atop one another. Stovelit Lines is such an example. Particularly, bassist John Edwards, drummer Terry Day, saxophonist John Butcher, and pianist Steve Beresford – all of whom have played together in various permutations – welcome guitarist […]

October 17, 2020

Lüdde alternates between these two styles, the former human-oriented and the latter of the natural world. On VOID, she combines chording and drones from a church organ with cleanly plucked harp, and then throws in swells of distorted guitar, ethereal vocals, and even a drum pattern or two. Lüdde carves out her own niche between […]

October 17, 2020

Travis Laplante and Yarn/Wire – Inner Garden (2020) Matthew Barnson – Vanitas (2020) Moore / Edwards / Day / Butcher / Beresford – Stovelit Lines (2020) Aquiles Navarro / Tcheser Holmes – Heritage of the Invisible II Macie Stewart / Lia Kohl – Recipe for a Boiled Egg (2020) Phicus – Solid (2020) Because of […]

October 17, 2020

Magma is Planning a European Tour 12 Months Out October 17, 2020October 16, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Magma. If you like to plan ahead and are optimistic that COID will be overcome… 7 OCTOBER 2021 LILLE LILLE – THEATRE SEBASTOPOL 8 OCTOBER 2021 LOUVAIN – BELGIQUE LOUVAIN – HET DEPOT 15 OCTOBER 2021 VITROLLES VITROLLES – […]

October 17, 2020

Inspired by molecular biology James Brandon develops a special system for a surprising and beautiful music with his Quartet with drummer Chad Taylor, pianist Aruán Ortiz, and bassist Brad Jones. Taborn returns with a new version of Junk Magic, still an electric quartet with two of the original members Mat Maneri and Dave King plus […]

October 17, 2020

Jazzword Reviews  October 17, 2020October 16, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Jazzword. Xavier Charles/Bertrand Gauguet Spectre Birgit Ulher/Franz Hautzinger Kleine Trompetmusik Jeb Bishop/Matthias Muche Duo Cyril Bondi/Pierre-Yves Martel/Christoph Schiller Hyazo Flaherty/Colbourne/Hunt/Roberson Borrowed From Children Simon Nabatov Plain Cutout Cutout Kyle Bruckmann Triptych (Tautological) The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison

October 17, 2020

His latest album, On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment, is one of the best jazz records of 2020. He’s made five studio albums and one live album, all but one of them for Blue Note. I saw him perform the music at Winter Jazzfest in January of this year, which as you’ll hear […]

October 16, 2020

Dusted Reviews October 16, 2020October 15, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Dusted. Angelica Sanchez/Marilyn Crispell — How to Turn the Moon (Pyroclastic) Mary Lattimore — Silver Ladders (Ghostly International) Cryptae — Nightmare Traversal (Sentient Ruin Laboratories) Thurston Moore — By the Fire (Daydream Library) Nomi Epstein — sounds (New Focus) Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra […]

October 16, 2020

Music and More Reviews October 16, 2020October 15, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Music and More. Alexander von Schlippenbach – Slow Pieces for Aki (Intakt Records, 2020) Sun Ra Arkestra – Unity: Live at Storyville NYC Oct 1977 (Enterplanetary Koncepts, 2020) Sangeeta Michael Berardi – Divine Song (New Pulse, 1979; CD re-issue, Sunjump Records, 2020) Albert Ayler […]

October 16, 2020

Not this month. As far as new releases go, this month was a monster. That’s never happened before. It finally got to a point where I just had to indiscriminately pick a spot to stop listening. I try to remind everyone that my lists are only the starting point—there’s still so much exploring ahead, and […]

October 16, 2020

It is designed to offer a slow, intimate experience in Italy’s heel of the booth Baroque city Lecce at best time of year with mild temperatures, sunny days and outside of peak tourist season. The concerts are to be held at Castello Volante di Corigliano d’Otranto, a magic castle a few kilometers away from Lecce. […]

October 16, 2020

Wendy Eisenberg Interview October 16, 2020October 15, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Tone Glow. Wendy Eisenberg is an improvising guitarist, banjo-player, vocalist and poet. Along with performing in bands such as Editrix and Birthing Hips, Eisenberg works solo and self-released the album Dehiscence earlier this year. Later this month they will release their new album Auto […]

October 16, 2020

New From All That Dust October 16, 2020October 14, 2020 ~ Mike Source: all that dust. Surface figures are spirited away yet patterns emerge in time, through long arcs of harmonic transformation, and in space, as sounds shift between foreground and background of the stereo fields. Catherine Lamb WAVE/FORMING (ASTRUM) Bryan Eubanks Xavier Lopez wave/forming (astrum) […]

October 15, 2020

Bungle or two of his other projects, Fantomas and Tomahawk. Bungle put out, and the chances of releasing all the B-side songs from the band’s Warner Brothers catalog. We discuss the origins of Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn is our guest this week! He also talks about his collaborations with avant garde icon John Zorn […]

October 15, 2020

Mary Halvorson Interview October 15, 2020October 14, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Barry Cleveland. In 2016 she founded the art-pop quintet Code Girl, for which she is also the lyricist. Halvorson was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant for music in 2019. She also leads her own groups and is a member of several jazz and avant-garde […]

October 15, 2020

Livestreams Upcoming This Weekend October 15, 2020October 14, 2020 ~ Mike Saturday October 17 – Matthew Shipp solo – 8:00 PM EDT The Piano Equation release show at Roulette Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation Sunday October 18 – Ed Neumeister Quartet – 4:00 PM EDT with Gary Versace, Drew Gress, Tom Rainey, Jay Clayton https://tickets.wpunj.edu/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent1363.html?fbclid=IwAR3YnfMe2UDy2aVVqg78-eAfhSM9bFN5MBA4_YhnM7vOPEDvBFsxSE-IWVA