Vital Weekly Reviews 1002

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Source: Vital Weekly.

Asmus Tietchens – Ornamente (Zwischen Null Und Eins) (Cd by Line) *
The Necks – Vertigo (Cd by Northern Spy Records) *
PC Worship – Basement Hysteria (Cd by Northern Spy Records)
Lea Bertucci & Leila Bordreuil – L’onde Souterraine (Cd by Telegraph Harp Records) *
Gregory Büttner – Wenn Uns Jemand Hört – Sag – Wir Haben Einfach Kurz Luft Geschnappt (Cd by 1000füssler) *
Koch & Badrutt & Kocher (Cd by Bruit) *
Luca Sigurta – Warm Glow (Cd by Monotype Records) *
Yu Miyashita – Homage (Cd by Signaldata) *
Eryck Abecassis – Ilumen (Cd by Entr’acte) *
Martijn Tellinga – Positions (Cd by Cronica) *
Wil Bolton – Inscriptions (Cd by Dronarivm) *
Hakobune & Dirk Serries – Obscured by Beams of Sorrow (Cd by Paddy White Mountain) *
Chihei Hatakeyama – Five Dreams (Cd by Paddy White Mountain) *
Loren Chasse – the Animals and the Shadows (Cd by Semper Florens) *
Aidan Baker – Element (Cd by Teta-morphosis) *
Five Elements Music – Oborot (Cdr by Still*sleep) *
The Dead C – Palisades/t.i.f.f. (7″ by IL Dischi Del Barone)
Mto – Mary=x (7″ Lathe Cut by Static Caravan)
Gary Fisher – Joined Apart (Cdr, Private) *

Igloo Magazine Reviews

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Source: Igloo Magazine.

Xu :: Panpsychism (Twice Removed)
3VIEW :: Maps & Diagrams / x.y.r. (Handstitched*)
Photophob :: And All The Dreams You Don’t Remember (M-Tronic)
Faex Optim :: Mercury EP (Kahvi Collective)
Mark Lyken & Emma Dove :: Mirror Lands (Time Released Sound)

John Zorn and Bill Laswell at The Stone Reviewed

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English: Bill Laswell at the Moers Festival 2006

Source: All About Jazz, a review of a show from June.

Associations between composer John Zorn and bassist Bill Laswell go back at least to the formation of their band Painkiller (with drummer Mick Harris) in 1991, and it was trailing the shadows of that potent abyss that they reconvened for a rare duo performance during a week-long Laswell residency at Zorn’s curatorial sound space, The Stone. Both musicians are, of course, towering figures in their respective fields, statuses neither would ever dream of flaunting.

Coming to Philadelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop

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Saturday, October 10, 8:00pm
[Dave Burrell 75th Birthday Celebration]

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$15 General Admission

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present this very special duo performance by two avant-garde jazz giants: Philadelphia pianist Dave Burrell and New York drummer Andrew Cyrille.

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Friday, October 16, 7:30pm
Celebrating Bill Barron & Ted Curson

American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
$15 in advance / $20 at the door

Ars Nova Workshop and the Philadelphia Jazz Project are pleased to present the Makanda Project Big Band and Quicksilver featuring Carol Harris and Sam Reed, in a special concert honoring the lives and work of two Philadelphia jazz heroes: saxophonist and educator, Bill Barron and trumpeter, Ted Curson – two Philadelphia artists who were in the thick of things during the New Thing in Jazz in the late 1950s. They played with Cecil Taylor, Charles Mingus, Philly Joe Jones, Jimmy Heath, Andrew Hill, New York Contemporary 5 and Archie Shepp and continued to explore the possibilities of music until their departures from this life.

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Ars Nova Workshop recommends:

Tuesday, October 13, 8pm

Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
$15 General Admission

Bobby Zankel and the Warriors return with a mid-week night concert series. Led by Philly’s own composer/saxophonist, Bobby Zankel, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound have been called “a unique amalgam of the rhythm and intricacy of bebop, with the soul and drive of hard-bop, and the spirituality, creativity and intensity of the avant garde.” This series promises to be the midweek pick-me-up you’ve been waiting for.

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Open rehearsals, pop-up performances, and advance intensive workshops announced for the Steve Coleman residency.
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Richard Pinhas Tour Dates

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Upcoming Richard Pinhas Tour Dates
Fall/Winter 2015

Paris, France – Friday, October 9, 2015
Richard Pinhas & Pascal Comelade (mini-set one)
Energie Fantome (set one)
Richard Pinhas & Sax Ruins (Yoshida Tatsuya & Ono Ryoko) (set two)
Richard Pinhas & Sax Ruins & Patrick Gauthier (encore)
Sets at 8:00 pm/ 20:00 hr
Le Triton
11 Bis Rue du Coq French
Lilas (Les), France, 93260
€ 20 Normal/ €15 Reduced/ €12 Member/ €8 Junior

Newcastle, UK – Saturday, October 10, 2015
Richard Pinhas & Yoshida Tatsuya & Ono Ryoko
Set Times: 6:00 pm onwards
Tusk Festival: Day One
Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear NE1 2NP, United Kingdom
€55 Full Weekend Pass/ €20 day pass

Newcastle, UK – Sunday, October 11, 2015
Richard Pinhas & Stephen O’Malley
Set Times: 6:00 pm onwards
Tusk Festival: Day Two
Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear NE1 2NP, United Kingdom
€55 Full Weekend Pass/ €20 day pass

London, UK – Monday, October 12, 2015
Richard Pinhas & Sax Ruins (Yoshida Tatsuya & Ono Ryoko)
Set time: 7:30 pm
presented by Baba Yaga’s Hut
Corsica Studios
4/5 Elephant Rd,
London SE17 1LB, United Kingdom
£11 Advance

Poitiers, France – Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Richard Pinhas & Sax Ruins (Yoshida Tatsuya & Ono Ryoko)
Set Time: 9:00 pm/ 21:00
Planetarium, Espace Mendés France
1 Rue de la Cathédrale,
Poitiers, France 86038
PT: € 6; TR: € 3.50

Toulouse, France – Saturday, December 17, 2015
Richard Pinhas & Arthur Narcy
Set Time: 7:00 pm/ 19:00
les Abattoirs, Auditorium
76 Allées Charles de Fitte,
Toulouse, France 31300
€ 7 admission

Aum Fidelity Releases from William Parker and David S. Ware Coming in November

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AUM Fidelity

Source: Aum Fidelity.

On November 6, AUM Fidelity will release outstanding albums from two of the label’s foundational artists. Birth Of A Being presents the essential first recordings of David S. Ware as a leader -&- Great Spirit reveals another luminous collection of songs created by William Parker‘s Raining On The Moon ensemble.

Birth Of A Being presents the essential first studio recordings of incomparable tenor saxophonist David S. Ware as a bandleader. This work was created in New York, in April 1977, when Ware was 27 years old. The first disc features material originally released on LP in 1979 by the Swiss label, hat Hut Records, and has been out of print for over 30 years. The second disc is a full additional album of top-shelf material from those same sessions that have never been released in any form. This definitive edition was sourced from the original analog 8-track tapes, and was newly mixed & mastered in 2015.

Great Spirit once again makes abundantly clear William Parker’s multi-faceted talents as bassist, composer, poet, bandleader and songwriter. Raining On The Moon is the extraordinary group vehicle which seamlessly fuses all of these prodigious gifts: his long-standing Quartet with drummer Hamid Drake, alto saxophonist Rob Brown, trumpeter Lewis Barnes is exquisitely augmented by pianist Eri Yamamoto on expert chordal support, and singer Leena Conquest breathing further compassion & dignity into William’s lyrics.

RIP Gail Zappa

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Source: Rolling Stone. Gail was significant in releasing many of Frank’s posthumous albums.

Gail Zappa, wife of Frank Zappa and executrix of the Zappa Family Trust, has died. She was 70. A cause of death has not been revealed, though TMZ reported she had had a long battle with lung cancer. Zappa, “departed this earth peacefully at her home … surrounded by her children,” according to a statement from the Zappa Family Trust.