Three Below USA Debut Performances in Seattle and Portland


Trey Gunn

Cover of Trey Gunn

From Three Below:

Trey Gunn (King Crimson)
Michael Manring (Windham Hill, Michael Hedges)
Alonso Arreola (David Fiuczynski)

USA debut performances

The Triple Door – Seattle, WA
Tuesday October 7, 2014
7:30pm
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/3below

Alberta Rose Theater – Portland, OR
Wednesday October 8, 2014
8:00pm
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/3belowportland

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Chicago Scene: September 20 – October 4, 2014


Mwata Bowden

Mwata Bowden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, September 20th 2014

12:00PM-6:15PM in Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd
Englewood Jazz Festival
2:30PM Ernest Dawkins‘s New Horizons Quartet with William Parker, Steve Berry, Isaiah Spencer
3:45PM Presentation of the Spirit of Jazz Award to Ari Brown, Carol Adams and Robert Shy
4:00PM Live the Spirit Big Band with special guest Ari Brown
5:15PM Chico Freeman with George Freeman, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Chicago Wandelweiser Festival : a.pe.ri.od.ic
Robert Reinhart, Nora Barton, Nomi Epstein, Matthew Oliphant, Kenn Kumpf, Jeff Kimmel, Eliza Bangert, Billie Howard, Alex Temple

Sunday, September 21st 2014

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Chicago Wandelweiser Festival
R Andrew Lee

Monday, September 22nd 2014

8:00PM at the Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn, 773.702.2100
Chicago Wandelweiser Festival
Eva-Maria Houben

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Adasiewicz

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Le Rex
Sound Of The City Workshop

Friday, September 26th 2014

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Dave Rempis, Charles Rumback
Peter Maunu, Aaron Zarzutzki, Tim Daisy

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Architeuthis Walks on Land : Katherine Young, Amy Cimini — Record Release
Kwaidan : Neil Jendon, Mike Weis, André Foisy

Saturday, September 27th 2014

1:30PM on the Jame W Wagner Stage, Midway Plaisance at Woodlawn Ave
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Ari Brown Quintet

3:30PM at the Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E 58th St, 773.702.9514
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Joshua Abrams

4:00PM at the Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Josh Berman Trio

4:30PM at the Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E 58th St, 773.702.9514
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Joshua Abrams

5:15PM at the Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Tomeka Reid’s Hear in Now

6:45PM at the International House, 1414 E 59th
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystals

7:00PM-11:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington Colour And Sound Trio

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
Sonic Remedies
Douglas R Ewart and Inventions : Mankwe Ndosi, Duriel Harris, Dee Alexander, Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Dushun Mosley, Darius Savage, Douglas R Ewart, special guest Maggie Brown

9:30PM at the International House, 1414 E 59th
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Ernest Dawkins Quartet

11:00PM at the Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn, 773.702.2100
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Craig Taborn

Sunday, September 28th 2014

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Ikue Mori

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7) (wheelchair-accessible)
Mazz Swift, Keefe Jackson, Tomeka Reid, with special guest

Monday, September 29th 2014

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

7:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Fred Hersch

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago String Collective : Tomeka Reid, Armand Beaudoin, Dorothy Martirano

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Volcano Radar : Elbio Barilari, Julia Miller, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Ken Thomson & Slow/Fast : Ken Thomson, Russ Johnson, Nir Felder, Adam Armstrong, Fred Kennedy

Friday, October 3rd 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Health&Beauty
Peter Walker

Saturday, October 4th 2014

1:30AM-3:45AM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)
9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Edward Wilkerson Jr, Junius Paul, Scott Hesse, Vincent Davis, Jim Baker

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
Phil Ranelin, Rod Williams, Harrison Bankhead, Charles Rumback

For more information, such as show times and directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/

http://www.ratchetmusic.com

http://www.umbrellamusic.org

http://www.mcachicago.org

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html

http://www.skylarkchicago.com

http://www.hideoutchicago.com

http://www.elasticrevolution.com

http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html

http://www.lampo.org

http://dalniente.com

http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago

http://www.emptybottle.com/

Fred Ho Memorial Concerts


October 3rd, beginning at 8:30PM
Soda Bar
629 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY

FRED HO MEMORIAL: a Scientific Soul Green Monster Big Band tribute
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9PM
BAMcafé, Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Free Admission

October 4th after the memorial
Die Stammknepie/Der Schwarze Koelner
710 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY

Monsieur Délire Reviews


From Monsieur Délire:

DANIEL THOMPSON, TOM JACKSON & ROLAND RAMANAN / Zubeneschamali (Leo Records)
KOTEBEL / Live at Prog-Résiste (Kotebel)
ANNE-F JACQUES & TIM OLIVE / Dominion Mills (845 Audio)
GUT & IRMLER / 500m (Bureau B)
CAMERA / Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide (Bureau B)
TILTING / Holy Seven (Barnyard Records)
DRUMHELLER / Sometimes Machine (Barnyard Records)
YVAN ETIENNE / Feu (Aposiopèse)

33rd Skopje Jazz Festival Lineup


The Necks

Cover of The Necks

From the Skopje Jazz Festival.

16 October
YOUN SUN NAH DUO
TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON’S MONEY JUNGLE
Universal Hall, 20:00h
OBARA INTERNATIONAL
City Hall Center, 24:00h

17 October
FIRE! ORCHESTRA
NIK BÄRTSCH’S RONIN RHYTHM CLAN
Universal Hall, 20:00h
DANS DANS
City Hall Center, 24:00h

18 October
MATTHEW SHIPP
ELIANE ELIAS
Universal Hall, 20:00h
RED SNAPPER
City Hall Center, 24:00h

19 October
NED ROTHENBERG / SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK
MKC Kino Frosina, 13:00h
WADADA LEO SMITH / HARDEDGE
THE NECKS
Macedonian Opera And Ballet, 20:00h

AMN Reviews: Ovro – Id | entities (Some Place Else)


“A summoned demon is yours to command” and it in turn has summoned legions, both inner and social. Id | entities is the audio collage version of a midnight movie, a cross between lurid horror and an old gumshoe serial like The Shadow (who knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men). It´s really scary, especially the female voices narrating intent for their helpless victims. Bodies, objectified and (de)sexualized, torture of both a physical and psychological nature, whispered threats, palpable fear – the flesh as medium.

Who is Ovro and why is she so giallo? Ovro is “Herself” according to the liner notes, an “experimental musician from Finland who began making minimal and dark ambient soundscapes in 2003,” and who has been working on Id | entities for the past four years. All sampling (“from good movies, from bad movies, famous movies, obscure movies”, field recording, instruments and vocals (aside from some male recitation, synthesizer and horns) were “composed, revised, turned, twisted, multiplied and subtracted” by Herself. She slices and grafts sampled scores onto her own music (including some previously unused work) with the deftness of a surgeon rather than a chainsaw wielding maniac, and does so with a great feel for drama, creating an industrial noir that builds tension again and again.

By slicing the plural of the title, she is also turning words into objects, harmed ones, “I.D.s” determined by examining “entities”, the sum of the parts that have been severed and scattered. Alternatively, as isolated ids, we are nothing but living, breathing Freudian instinct, aggression and appetite. On “Know Thyself,” a desperate man mumbles, “I know who I am,” trying to convince himself as the last shred of hope slips away.

The way Ovro sews the pieces back together, while Frankensteinian, is impressive. She enters Rashomon territory by asking whether the stories being told are those of one storyteller or an entire host, and if they are telling the same story or many.

Unfortunately, it would seem the label Some Place Else is in the process of shutting down all new production. But it still has this gruesome gem, wrapped in a huge, pretty disturbing fold-out poster, in stock.

http://www.someplaceelse.net/

Stephen Fruitman