Cafe OTO in June

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From London’s Cafe OTO:

Monday 1 June 2015, 8pm
Iii人 + НАКАЗАНИЕ / Nakasanye + Paul Abbott (Solo)

Tuesday 2 June 2015, 8pm
Kilimanjaro Live Presents:
Mbongwana Star + Babe

Thursday 4 June 2015, 8pm
Sébastien Coste / Pat Thomas / Guillaume Viltard / Steve Noble

5–6 June 2015
Morton Subotnick – Two Day Residency + Cam Deas (Fri) + Max Eastley / Steve Beresford / Verity Susman (Sat)

Sunday 7 June 2015, 8pm
R.d. laing 50 with Luke Fowler + Dr Leon Redler + Dr Joseph Berke + the Bohman Brothers + I Love Them, for They Are My Friends

8–10 June 2015
Sun Ra Arkestra – Under the Direction of Marshall Allen – Three Day Residency

Thursday 11 June 2015, 8pm
Charanjit Singh

Friday 12 June 2015, 8pm
Selvhenter + Blood Music

Saturday 13 June 2015, 8pm
Slipshod Free Enterprise – Celebrating 10 Years of Golden Lab Records:
Richard Youngs + Michael Flower + Ashtray Navigations + the Gamecock

Sunday 14 June 2015, 8pm
Bird on the Wire Presents:
Jenny Hval

Monday 15 June 2015, 8pm
Silvia Tarozzi &Amp; Deborah Walker

Tuesday 16 June 2015, 8pm
Hans Joachim Irmler &Amp; Jaki Liebezeit

Wednesday 17 June 2015, 8pm
Junzo Suzuki

Thursday 18 June 2015, 8pm
Consumer Waste Presents:
Jason Zeh + Ben Gwilliam + Stephen Cornford

20–21 June 2015
Ben Chasny / Six Organs of Admittance – Two Day Residency

Monday 22 June 2015, 8pm
Annelies Monseré

Tuesday 23 June 2015, 8pm
Lydia Lunch Retrovirus + Mesa of the Lost Women (Junko / Yves Botz / Christophe Sorro)

24–25 June 2015
Schlippenbach Trio (Alex Von Schlippenbach / Evan Parker / Paul Lovens) – Two Day Residency

Friday 26 June 2015, 8pm
Chris Menist (Paradise Bangkok)

Saturday 27 June 2015, 8pm
Príncipe Presents:
DJ Firmeza + Niagara (Live) + Puto Márcio (Tia Maria Produções)

Sunday 28 June 2015, 8pm
Cikada Perform Laurence Crane

Monday 29 June 2015, 8pm

30 June – 1 July 2015
Trembling Bells – Two Day Residency

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

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From the Free Jazz Blog. In addition to the week’s usual reviews, the blog continues its overview of the AACM.

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord – Jeremiah (Hot Cup, 2015) ****
Je Suis – Ça Va? & Ça va pas du tout! (Umlaut, 2014)
Je Suis! – Ça VA? (Umlaut, 2014) ****½
Je Suis! – Ça VA Pas Du Tout! (Umlaut, 2014) *****
Kris Davis’s Infrasound – Save Your Breath (Clean Feed, 2015) ****½
Jack DeJohnette – Made in Chicago (ECM, 2015) *****
The Monash Art Ensemble – Hexis (Jazzhead, 2014) *****
Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For A Penny, In For A Pound (Pi Recordings, 2015) ****
Fred Anderson – Blue Winter (Eremite, 2005)
Frequency – Frequency (Thrill Jockey, 2006)
George E Lewis – Sequel (for Lester Bowie) (Intakt, 2006)
Roscoe Mitchell – Composition/improvisation Nos 1, 2 &Amp; 3 (Ecm, 2007)
Matana Roberts – Chicago Project (Central Control International, 2007)
Mike Reed’s People, Places, Things – About Us (482 Music, 2009)
Douglas R. ewart &Amp; Inventions- Velvet Fire (Aarawak, 2010)
Nicole Mitchell – Awakening (Delmark Records, 2011)
Chicago Trio – Velvet Songs – to Baba Fred Anderson (Rogueart, 2011)
Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens DE Couleur Libres / Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile / Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee (Constellation, 2011 – 2015)
Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble — Chicago Now – Thirty Years of Great Black Music Vols.1 &Amp; 2 (Silkheart , 1995)
Fred Anderson, Marilyn Crispell, Hamid Drake – Destiny (Okka Disk, 1996)
Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy the Odyssey of Funk &Amp; Popular Music (Atlantic, 1999)
Kahil El’ Zabar’s Ritual Trio – Africa N’da Blues (Delmark, 2000)
Wadada Leo Smith – Golden Quartet (Tzadik, 2000)
Matana Roberts, Josh Abrams &Amp; Chad Taylor – Sticks &Amp; Stones (482 Music, 2002)
Fred Anderson – Back at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark, 2003)
Jeff Parker, Kevin Drumm, Michael Zerang – out Trios Volume Two (Atavistic, 2003)
Ernest Dawkins – Mean Ameen (Delmark, 2004)

Creative Music in DC

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Upcoming Performances of Creative Music in DC

Monday, June 1 @ 8pm
David Torn
Presented by Transparent Productions
David Torn (Solo Guitar, ECM Recording Artist)
Admission $15
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Every Monday @ 7pm
Creative Music Workshop
The Creative Music Workshop brings together some of DC’s most dedicated Creative Musicians together. Each session features an opportunity to explore various aspects of improvised music and experimentalism.
Artists of any discipline welcome!
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Thursday, May 28 @ 7:30pm
Escapism :: Guerilla Toss :: Horse Lords
Archipelago Presents
ESCAPE-ISM (Ian F Svenonius solo project, DC)
Guerilla Toss (Indie Funk-Punk, Boston)
Horse Lords (Polyrhythmic World Rock, Baltimore)
Admission $10
Capital Fringe Arts Bar
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Thursday, May 28 @ 9pm
Quicksails :: Brett Naucke :: Aaron Leitko :: Feralcope
SELECT DC Presents
Quicksails (Ben Billington Solo Electronics, Chicago)
Brett Naucke (Solo Modular Synth, Chicago)
Aaron Leitko (mem of Protect-U with a solo electronic project, DC)
Feralcope (Modular Synthesis?, DC?)
Admission $7
Safari Lounge DC
4306 Georgia Ave NW
Located off the corner of Georgia Ave and Varnum Street

Saturday, June 6 @ 8pm
Boat Burning – Music for 70 Guitars, A Benefit for Music in DC Public Schools
BOAT BURNING: MUSIC FOR MASSED GUITARS brings over 70 electric guitars to SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS at FRANCIS-STEVENS in support of music in D.C. public schools.
School Without Walls at Francis Stevens
2425 N St NW
Located at the corner of N & 24th Streets NW

Thursday, June 11 – Saturday, June 13
CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft Festival Series
Presented by CapitalBop
June 11: Trio of Trios
Gary Thomas Trio
Kris Funn and Corner Store Trio
Warren Wolf Trio

June 12: Warehouse Jazz Loft Party
Sam Prather’s Groove Orchestra

June 13: AACM at 50
Ernest Khabeer Dawkins’ Orchestra
Nicole Mitchell/Tomeka Reid/Mike Reed
Organix Trio
Admission $20adv/$25door, Festival Pass $42
Hecht Warehouse
1401 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off 16th street NE

Wednesday, June 17 @ 8pm
Tashi Dorji :: Dunums :: Weed Tree :: Ian McColm
Tashi Dorji (Prepared Guitar, Asheville)
Dunums (Freaky Folky World Prog, Asheville)
Weed Tree (Prepared Guitar/Prepared Drum Duo, DC)
Ian McColm (Prepared Guitar/Electronics, DC)
Suggested Donation $9
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Every 2nd Sunday of the Month
CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft
The DC Jazz Loft showcases and stimulates the talent and forward-focused creative thought that is occurring in the DC Jazz community. On the second Sunday of every month, at Union Arts DC, a variety of idioms and approaches to Jazz are presented by members of the diverse local scene.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Aerophonic Records Releases

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From Aerophonic Records:

Aerophonic Records is pleased to announce the release of the ninth and tenth projects in its catalog, Western Automatic, by the Chicago Reed Quartet, and Cash And Carry, by The Rempis Percussion Quartet, set for a joint release on June 23rd, 2015. These two new releases document a pair of radically different quartets. Western Automatic is the recorded debut of the collaborative, compositionally-based Chicago Reed Quartet, featuring some of the best known saxophonists to emerge from Chicago in the last twenty-five years. Cash And Carry is the seventh commercially released recording of the free-improvising Rempis Percussion Quartet, one of Rempis’ oldest working bands.


Four generations of Chicago saxophonists join forces in this collaborative quartet, each one separated in age by almost exactly ten years. This wasn’t a calculated decision when Dave Rempis and Ken Vandermark first brainstormed the idea of the group in late 2013. The lineup came together based purely on the musical affinity of the personalities involved. (Oddly enough, Nick Mazzarella and Mars Williams had also been discussing the idea of forming a saxophone quartet at that time). This recording was made mostly in one day, all in single takes, on a laid-back, closed-door, summer afternoon session at Chicago’s Hungry Brain. And within these eight pieces, one can hear an ongoing artistic dialogue that stretches back for decades.


On August 31st, 2014, The Rempis Percussion Quartet celebrated its tenth year in existence with an increasingly rare hometown concert at Chicago’s venerable Hungry Brain, a bar whose dark, relaxed, and frequently hard-drinking atmosphere helped to define more than a decade of the Chicago improvised music scene. On this document of the night’s festivities, you can hear the group dive in face first, working over every facet of the simple melodies and grooves that form the underlying basis of their extended improvisations, tearing them apart, and reconstructing them in a multitude of new ways.

Upcoming Shows at Trinosophes

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From Detroit’s Trinosophes:

Wednesday, May 27: To Live and Shave in LA, Holly Hunt, Ape Technology,
The legendary noise group TO LIVE AND SHAVE IN LA returns to Detroit for the first time in many years, bringing along Miami’s heavy doom duo Holly Hunt and Detroit’s electromechanical mavens, Ape Technology- featuring special guest Daryl Fraser on vocals and electronics.
9 pm doors; $8.

Friday, May 29: William Parker, Daniel Carter, Watson Jennison, Federico Ughi
Fans of improvised and creative music will not want to miss this amazing quartet that features some of the music’s greatest living exponents. Besides the known heavyweights, this concert presents the rare chance to hear ex-pat Watson Jennison, who rarely makes it to the US.
Doors at 8 pm
General admission: $12
Advanced reserved seating: $20
Day Of reserved seating: $25

Monday, June 1: Neil Hagerty and special guests TBD
Best known for his work in Royal Trux and Howling Hex, Hagerty most recently appeared in town with the new group Dan’l Boone, which also featured local Nate Young (Wolf Eyes, Demons). The singer/songwriter/guitarist honed his subversive approach to rock over the course of two decades in two of the underground’s most prominent bands. In the ’80s, he fueled Pussy Galore’s anti-rock cacophony and blurred the boundaries between avant-noise and classic rock as one half of Royal Trux in the ’90s. Hagerty also made a name for himself as a witty, if somewhat chaotic, satirist with his 1997 book Victory Chimp. Royal Trux’s turbulent existence finally ended in early 2001, just before the release of his solo debut, Neil Michael Hagerty, which was released by the Trux’s longtime label Drag City. Hagerty’s solo career has proved to be prolific, resulting in 2002’s Plays That Good Old Rock and Roll and the following year’s The Howling Hex.
Doors at 8 pm; $8.


June 6: Quicksales (Ben Billington of Tiger Hatchery), Brett Nauke, Body Morph

June 11: Rent Romus with Hasan Abdur Razzaq, Gerard Cox, James Cornish, Kurt Prisbe, Joel Peterson

June 13: The Blackman

June 19 & 20: Rod Williams with Marcus Elliot, Jaribu Shahid, Djallo Djakate

June 23: Paal Nilssen-Love‘s Large Unit

Jason Zeh, Ben Gwilliam, Stephen Cornford in Bristol Uk

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From Bang the Bore:

Café Kino, Bristol
8pm, Wednesday 17th June 2015

Jason Zeh
when is it enough?
Cassette composer and Xerox artist Jason Zeh from Bowling Green Ohio, has spent the better part of the last decade and a half forging a unique sonic vocabulary that seeks to uncover the inherent flaws in cassette tapes and to devise processes that bring those flaws into sharp focus. Zeh forces the listener to focus on the hidden traits and materiality of cassette tape: scratches on the surface, the clicking of the machinery, the magnetic fields of the motors, layering of tape hiss, and the physical manipulation of magnetic granules on the surface of the tape all become key compositional elements instead of obstacles to be overcome in the interest of producing an unblemished recording. Zeh’s work has been variously described as “noise plus,” by Frans de Waard, and as “brutally precise non-music” by Khristopher Rienshagen, accurately addressing his tireless search for an extended technique cassette music that is often difficult to pin down.

Stephen Cornford
Four CRT televisions
Stephen Cornford is an installation artist and experimental musician who works by reconfiguring consumer electronics. In 2015 he is touring a new performance which ab/uses four CRT televisions in a system in which sound produces image and vice versa. Recent solo shows include Rumpsti Pumsti (Berlin), Lydgalleriet (Bergen) & Campbell Works (London). Stephen’s work has been included in international group exhibitions at ICC, Tokyo; ZKM Centre for Media & Art, Karlsruhe; Signum Foundation, Venice and Haus der Elektronische Künste, Basel. He is also artistic director of Oxford’s Audiograft Festival and co-curates the Consumer Waste label.

Ben Gwilliam
Ben Gwilliam is an artist whose work spans sound, film, installation & performance. His work explores how the mechanics of sound medias’ reflect the ways in which we listen to and look upon the world around us. His fascination with making sound drives a curiosity that forms as durational performances and Installations, film & video works and writing. On this tour Ben will perform a new process work for frozen dictaphones. He has exhibited & performed internationally in spaces such as La casa Encendida Madrid, The Cornerhouse Manchester, Artists Unlimited Bielefeld, Modern Art Oxford, & FACT Liverpool. His performance and composed works have been commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices Festival (UK 2010), Rumilingen new music (CH 2010), University of Salford (UK 2008) & IOU Theatre (UK 2003). His music and performances work has seen him collaborate with Artists such as Claus van Bebber, Helmut Lemke, Lee Patterson and many more.

Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso, Improvisers Orchestra in Orlando, June 1

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From thecm5:

Monday, June 1st, 2015
The Civic Minded 5 and Timucua Arts Foundation
present a Atlantic Center for the Arts Outreach Concert
Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso, Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra
2000 S. Summerlin St., Orlando
Open to the public workshop rehearsal at 3:00 pm
7:00 pm doors and 7:30 pm concert, free admission, all ages welcome

Atlantic Center for the Arts choosing the partnership of Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso as Master Artists in Residence is one of the most logical choices imaginable. Let’s start here: the pair direct Woodstock, N.Y’.s non-profit Creative Music Foundation, started by Berger and Ornette Coleman back in 1971. The pastoral arts foundation had a fervent start including a board consisting of composers John Cage, George Russell, Gil Evans, Gunther Schuller and super-genius writer Buckminster Fuller. Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) has also shared the following artists in residence with Berger and Sertso’s Creative Music Studio: Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Allen Ginsburg, Cecil Taylor, Roscoe Mitchell, Sam Rivers and Marilyn Crispell.