August 8, 2020

Like pianist Thelonious Monk, he was an inspirational artist in the sense that he did not compromise this style for critical approval. Eric Dolphy’s sound continues to fascinate me because it was not just different, but radical in its refusal to bow to convention. Eric Dolphy Profiled August 8, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Varsity. All […]

August 8, 2020

Dikeman/Vincente/Atunes/Hawkins/Turner Corda Bamba El Memorioso Cinq forms du temps Akiyama/Field/Vidic Interpersonal Subjectivities Stephen Gauci/Ava Mendoza/Vijay Anderson Studio Sessions Vol. 4 The Dinner Party Wednesday Afternoon Carl Testa Sway Prototypes – Volume 3 Rhodri Davies Transversal Time Rent Romus, Heikki Koskinen, Life Blood Ensemble Manala Ramsch Carabattola Jazzword Reviews August 8, 2020August 7, 2020 ~ Mike […]

August 8, 2020

The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: July 2020 August 8, 2020August 7, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Bandcamp Daily. All kinds of experimental music can be found on Bandcamp: free jazz, avant-rock, dense noise, outer-limits electronics, deconstructed folk, abstract spoken word, and so much more. Each month, Marc Masters picks some of the best releases from across […]

August 8, 2020

In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is curating and commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of exclusive material. This series will continue for as long as we are unable to use the Chapel for performances. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve been considering […]

August 8, 2020

We’re looking forward to working with Chaya on a wide-ranging exploration of her work, including new commissions. In place of the 10-day festival, we are working on producing a variety of programming across a number of online and broadcast platforms, to take place during what would have been hcmf// 2020’s opening weekend (Friday 20 – […]

August 7, 2020

I am fascinated by this music, some of which is nearly 100 years old. In some ways, this is the beginning of modern jazz, with thoughtful arrangements and great solos all around. My favorites so far are Duke Ellington, Luis Russell, Cab Calloway, Charlie Barnet and George Handy Orchestras. The world is still waiting for […]

August 7, 2020

Writer and performer Justin Allen presents three works: GUITAR with S*n D. The stream will also be followed by a conversation between Spiegel, Cluett, and multi-instrumentalist composer and historian Tara Rodgers discussing the collaborative process around the piece and in celebration of Spiegel’s 75th birthday. Fall Streaming Events at the ISSUE Project Room August 7, 2020August […]

August 7, 2020

At the peak of the national Black Arts Movement, the Black Artists’ Group of St. ​The political and racial climate in America at that time shaped the group, but also produced the burdens that ultimately led to the group’s dissolution. Louis. Documentary on the Black Artists’ Group of St. Louis August 7, 2020August 6, 2020 ~ […]

August 7, 2020

Thomas Wally — Jusqu’à l’aurore (Col Legno) Barre Phillips – Thirty Years In Between (Victo) Magnus Granberg and Skogen — Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost (Another Timbre) Jaga Jazzist — Pyramid (Brainfeeder) Roland Kayn — The Man and the Biosphere (Reiger-Records-Reeks) Dusted Reviews August 7, 2020August 6, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Dusted.

August 7, 2020

While this 7th release in the Tour Box series is in spirit with the earlier releases, this is also a very different tour box to its companions, and one which, as it has to stand along and represent a tour that should have been (and will occur in 2021), it also stands slightly apart. Another […]

August 7, 2020

1: Possible Musics, Hassell described the philosophy of his music as “the possibility of music in global terms—beyond First World, beyond Third World, beyond classical, beyond pop.” While his distinctions between those “worlds” may not hold water in contemporary notions of global economies, it’s a mentality that still clearly resonates with so many artists producing […]

August 6, 2020

Presented by the International Contemporary Ensemble and The New School’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) as part of their Ensemble Evolution web series. Introduction by Ross Karre, co-artistic director of the International Contemporary Ensemble. James Fei on Anthony Braxton August 6, 2020 ~ Mike Lecture by Tri-Centric president James Fei on the music of Anthony Braxton.

August 6, 2020

DE JONG JR. TOMOTSUGU NAKAMURA – LITERATURE (CD by Laaps) * MAGNUS GRANBERG & ORDINARY AFFECTS – COME DOWN TO EARTH WHERE SORROW DWELLETH (CD by Ftarri) * YUI NAKAMURA – DARK THROAT (CD by Ftarri) * THE FTARRI NIGHT (CD by Ftarri) * MIA ZABELKA – MYASMO (CD by Setola Di Maiale) * DE […]

August 6, 2020

Graves, a 78-year-old who lives in Jamaica, Queens, has become his own subject: He has amyloid cardiomyopathy, sometimes called stiff heart syndrome. In the 1960s, Milford Graves became a groundbreaking drummer in avant-garde jazz, but intertwined with his career had been his constant study of music’s impact on the human heart. Milford Graves’ Healing Heartbeats August […]

August 6, 2020

I’m happy with the outcome. In our talk, music is just the seductive premise for a larger narrative that includes deep and captivating topics like Surrealism, Tarkovsky’s cinematography, the practice of embodiment, the importance of asking existential questions, but also we addressed his passion for food and wine. Much like his music, Robert Rich’s words […]

August 5, 2020

Part II Jazz 2020, Lisbon, Portugal. Part I Sam Eastmond: Spike Orchestra and Gulgoleth Muhal Richard Abrams – Celestial Birds (Karl Records, 2020) ***½ Jo David Meyer Lysne & Mats Eilertsen – Kroksjø (Hubro, 2020) ***½ Ornette lives … The Free Jazz Collective Reviews August 5, 2020August 4, 2020 ~ Mike Source: The Free Jazz Collective. […]

August 5, 2020

In spite of the great lull in today’s rock music climate, 2015 proved an astonishing year for experimental music, signifying the simultaneously shrinking and expanding gap between avant-garde and pop traditions. Overall, music of all kinds seems to be tending toward a consciously experimental direction. While some albums venture into brutal and immersive territory—Blanck Mass’ […]

August 5, 2020

Angel Bat Dawid Interviewed August 5, 2020August 4, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Jazz Right Now. Dawid is not only a versatile and visionary musician, but is a community-builder whose energy and creativity has no limit. Collaborating with musicians on four continents over the past two years has proven that Ms. The editor had the opportunity to […]

August 5, 2020

That was the weekend that the white people realized, and leaned into the idea, that the police don’t protect you.” “I wouldn’t call it a performance,” Ndosi says a few weeks later in Minneapolis. Floyd being killed by those who we as citizens of Minneapolis pay to protect us, and [because] this is just another […]

August 4, 2020

The other pieces are less allusive to conventional musical framings, focusing instead on more elemental, almost viscerally pre-musical sounds. Daniel Barbiero Like many contemporary instrumentalists, Motl and Taylor draw on what has become something of a common practice of extended performance techniques as a way of reframing familiar—and sometimes not so familiar—musical practices, the better […]

August 4, 2020

Check out the list below. Reviews You May Have Missed – July 2020 August 4, 2020August 3, 2020 ~ Mike Last month we published a number of original reviews of some very interesting music. AMN Reviews: Sam Eastmond / Spike Orchestra – Splintered Stories (2020; Tzadik) (7/31/2020) AMN Reviews: Vincent Chancey Trio – The Spell [No Business Records […]

August 4, 2020

Moan – Isolate | Desolate | Mutate Bondi,Martel,&Schiller – Hyazo Ashley Hutchings – By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept: A Love St Death In June – The Corn Years Plus Tunnels of Ah – Deathless Mind Musique Machine Reviews August 4, 2020August 3, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Musique Machine.

August 4, 2020

36th Street Philadelphia, PA Milford Graves A Mind-Body Deal SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 – JANUARY 24, 2021 An exhibition gathering the many-layered and multi-faceted works of free jazz pioneer and polymath Milford Graves. Milford Graves Exhibition in Philadelphia August 4, 2020August 3, 2020 ~ Mike Source: Ars Nova Workshop. Presented by Ars Nova Workshop at the Institute […]

August 3, 2020

Sanders backs this up with his own active style that involves little in the way of repetition or easily-discernable patterns. Thomas adds a layer of vibrancy and color to the outing, setting down a slowly morphing set of industriously-played angular rhythmic structures, with many rolling cascades of notes. Musson’s leads vary from being distorted and […]

August 3, 2020

This Week in Live Streamed Concerts  August 3, 2020 ~ Mike Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. Metropolis Ensemble is commissioning performers to present bite-sized works from contemporary composers, as well as composers to create new works specifically for this series, which are then recorded from wherever the artists are sheltering. Ongoing HOUSE MUSIC | […]