March 6, 2021

He worked inward as much as he looked outward, in his artistic creativity and cultural engagements. Because tradition in African-American music is wide as all outdoors.” This collection of music, this celebration of artistic collaborations that engaged Julius Hemphill throughout his life, adds much to what we know of his creativity in exploring the implications […]

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March 6, 2021

Sun Ra and his Solar-Myth Arkestra The Solar-Myth Approach Vol. Jazzword Reviews March 6, 2021March 5, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Jazzword. 1 & 2 Jason Robinson Harmonic Constituent Rich Halley The Shape of Things Conference Call Prism Alex Wing Solar Vortex Rhodri Davies Telyn Rawn

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March 6, 2021

coasts. Petersburg and Mannheim; Rome and Leeds; and hit both U.S. The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: February 2021  March 6, 2021March 5, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Bandcamp Daily. The modern jazz scene is more diverse than it’s ever been, with great music turning up in all corners of the globe. In February’s column, we visit […]

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March 6, 2021

He’s described as a tyrannosaurus, a flame thrower, a blast furnace, an unfettered fire-breather, and his music is sold as if it’s a nonstop explosion. In my opinion, he’s a very good listener.” But with Michael and myself, it’s almost a jazzy approach, depending on each other and listening and firing at each other and […]

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March 6, 2021

The West German student movement would seek to address political and cultural concerns as these students wanted to rebel against American influence, conservative German entertainment and the legacy of Nazism; many of the West German government’s high-ranking political officials had been members of the Nazi Party during World War II. While CAN would alternate between […]

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March 5, 2021

These pieces include a hint of the cosmic, perhaps a soundtrack for looking up at the night sky. Other pieces feature gentle, echoing piano coupled with synths and slow cracking noises. Prolific, he already has three releases out or soon to arrive in 2021. If nothing else, Roach demonstrates that his music is a reliable […]

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March 5, 2021

Dusted Reviews March 5, 2021March 4, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Dusted. Josten Myburgh — Sculthorpe Studies (Another Timbre) Terry Gross — Soft Opening (Thrill Jockey) Sam Rivers Quartet – Braids (No Business) Jeremiah Cymerman / Charlie Looker—A Horizon Made Of Canvas (Astral Spirits)

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March 5, 2021

Don Cherry – Cherry Jam (Gearbox Records, 2021) Aki Takase, Christian Weber, Michael Griener – Auge (Intakt Records, 2021) Archie Shepp and Jason Moran – Let My People Go (Archieball Records, 2021) Music and More Reviews March 5, 2021March 4, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Music and More.

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March 5, 2021

SA26: the OCCAM Ocean Issue, focuses on the radical musical eco-system of French composer Éliane Radigue’s OCCAM Ocean project. All interviews were conducted by SA’s editor, Nate Wooley, also a performer of Radigue’s music. Contributors include Charles Curtis, Carol Robinson, Rhodri Davies, Catherine Lamb, Julia Eckhardt, Silvia Tarozzi, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Laetitia Sonami, and Frédéric Blondy. […]

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March 5, 2021

But every two months, we’ll take a look at some of the best composer-driven music to surface here on Bandcamp, that which makes room for electronic experimentation, improvisation, and powerful takes on old classics. The taxonomy of contemporary classical music—new music, contemporary music, whatever you want to call it—is a thorny issue. Best of Bandcamp […]

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March 5, 2021

Right in time for Peter Brötzmann his 80th birthday, we will be co-publishing his new book of art works called ALONG THE WAY. The book contains images of his objects and sculptures, drawings, sketches, polaroids from 2010-2020 + written contributions from Thomas Millroth, John Corbett, Markus Müller, Sotiris Kontos, Stephen O´Malley, Heather Leigh, Karl Lippegaus […]

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March 5, 2021

The question of communication was paramount to Graves, and in the myriad interviews he gave he authored a prismatic methodology of communicating energy, frequency, vibration, analysis, gravity and experiential learning, using his body as the membrane to both receive and transmit frequencies and energy. The three in response to everything else. Ralph Ellison wrote, “Who […]

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March 4, 2021

Nick Mazzarella / Quin Kirchner – See or Seem: Live at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival (2021)Paul Dunmall / P. Gibbs – Onosante (2000)Loren Nerell – The Gong Prophet (2021)Alvaro Domene – Heptad Vol. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended. Fairclough / K. 1 […]

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March 4, 2021

AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Bouteilles de Klein (2010; empreintes DIGITALes) (3/2/2021) AMN Reviews: Robert Honstein – Middle Ground [Other Minds OM2030] (3/1/2021) AMN Reviews: Goldberger / Jermyn / Maneri / Cleaver – Live at Scholes (2021; Out Of Your Head Records) (2/28/2021) AMN Reviews: Sabu Toyozumi / Mats Gustafsson – Hokusai (2020; NoBusiness Records) (2/27/2021) AMN Reviews: BRUIT ≤ – The Machine […]

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March 4, 2021

In this collection of pieces he produces mangled, oscillating, chittering noises, a collision of muscle, bone, and metal. For the recording he solely used found objects that were close by: branches, bricks, logs, metal pipes, stones, gardening tools, etc. The piece, entitled Silos, explores the reverberant acoustics of the silo and the interaction between Costa’s […]

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March 4, 2021

GC/NC – DEPRECATED (CD by Unexplained Sounds Group) * TWENTY FINGERS DUO – PERFORMA (CD by Music Information Centre Lithuania) * REUT REGEV & IGAL FONI – TWO MUCH (CD by Relative Pitch Records) SONOLOGYST – DUST OF HUMAN RACE (CD by Eighth Tower Records) * ASMUS TIETCHENS – RAUM 318 (CD by Klanggalerie) * […]

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March 3, 2021

The terrestrial headquarters of the Sun Ra Arkestra is a three-story rowhouse in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, where the famously intergalactic jazz ensemble has lived, rehearsed, and pushed the boundaries of music for more than 50 years. Bielecki Foundation. The house is now undergoing major structural repairs funded by a Miami-based art and jazz philanthropy, the […]

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March 3, 2021

Wade Matthews has been active on five continents as an improviser, presenting his music in spaces such as the Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Issue Projects Room, Symphony Space and Museum of Modern Art (NYC), The National Center for the Arts (Mexico), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago de Chile), the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid), Fylkingen (Stockholm), […]

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March 3, 2021

Wickmann, video, M&R production) Première traces du Choucas , 15’ 2006 partial order of M&R Vol d’arondes , 11 ‘, 1999, revision 2001, octophonic (M&R order) Release on CD Empreinte Digitale CD IMED0365 “Milestones”, and Musica Maximalista award vol. Released on CD INA G6000 / 11 (the musical work) 12 – VI CIMESP 2005 CD […]

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March 3, 2021

– Defeat (Rune Grammofon, 2021) **** Michael and Peter Formanek – Dyads (Out of Your Head Records, 2021) ****½ Eli Wallace with Beth McDonald and Ben Cohen Tributes and Homages (III of III) Tributes and Homages (II of III) Tributes and Homages (I of III) Corey Mwamba’s vibes Fire! The Free Jazz Collective Reviews March 3, […]

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March 3, 2021

Avant garde music has long held this thirst to pioneer at its core – but what is the most out-there record ever made? March 3, 2021March 2, 2021 ~ Mike Source: The Guardian. In April a new album, Sounds of the Unborn, is being released by an up-and-coming young artist. It follows other unique concept […]

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March 2, 2021

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber’s That Depends @20  March 2, 2021 ~ Mike Source: burning ambulance. They embody both what the Art Ensemble of Chicago called “Great Black Music…Ancient to the Future” and what Amiri Baraka referred to as “the changing same.” Their extended jams, conducted onstage and in the studio by Greg Tate, are […]

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March 2, 2021

Cuneiform Records Upcoming Releases March 2, 2021March 1, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Cuneiform Records. The composer and keyboardist is also an electronic music pioneer; as leader of Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Co., the world’s first synth ensemble, Borden was intimately familiar with Bob Moog’s Trumansburg warehouse and wrote works to be played on the inventor’s early […]

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March 2, 2021

Musique Machine Reviews March 2, 2021March 1, 2021 ~ Mike Source: Musique Machine. Tarab – Housekeeping Robert Rich – Neurogenesis Rose Simpson – Muse, Odalisque, Handmaiden(Book) Frank Hall – I Remember You OST Various Artists – South Specific 2020

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March 2, 2021

annotations John McCowen – Mundana I & Mundana IV reviews Stephanie Aston & Davið Brynjar Franzson – voice fragments (Carrier Records, 2021) Daniel Barbiero – In/Completion (EndTitles, 2020) Jeremiah Cymerman / Charlie Looker – A Horizon Made of Canvas (Astral Spirits, 2021) EKG – 200 Years of Electricals (self-released, 2021) Zachary Good and Ben Roidl-Ward […]

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March 1, 2021

Goldberger / Jermyn / Maneri / Cleaver – Live at Scholes (2021)Flow Trio with Joe McPhee – Winter Garden (2021)Elisabeth Harnik / Christof Kurzmann – Prozession (2021)Derek Bailey / Mototeru Takagi – Live at FarOut, Atsugi 1987 (2020) All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended. […]

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