Chicago Scene: May 23 – June 4, 2015

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Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002
Fred Lonberg-Holm

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

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Tatsu Aoki‘s Miyumi Project, with Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Jaime Kempkers, Jeff Chan, K.i.o.t.o, Coco Elysses

9:00PM at 1807 S Allport Maze, 1807 S Allport, 312.526.3851 ($10)
You Are Here Festival
Presented by Northern Spy : TBA

Sunday, May 24th 2015

9:00PM at 1807 S Allport Maze, 1807 S Allport, 312.526.3851 ($10)
You Are Here Festival
Outer Space : John Elliot
Gel Set

Monday, May 25th 2015

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

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

6:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Classical Revolution
Trio Animando : Joe LaRocca, Brayanna Jeannet, William McLellan

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Paul Giallorenzo, Charles Rumback, Albert Wildeman

Thursday, May 28th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Boris Hauf Sextet with Keefe Jackson, Jason Stein, Frank Rosaly, Steven Hess, Michael Hartman
Jeph Jerman, Tim Barnes

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Fred Lonberg-Holm Solo
Rob Mazurek Solo

Friday, May 29th 2015

8:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Free)
International Anthem Presents
Frank Rosaly’s ¡Todos de Pie! : Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Brian J Sulpizio, Alejandro Farha, Ben Boye, Russ Johnson, Jeff Kimmel, Nick Broste, Frank Rosaly

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
David Torn

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
ISWHAT?!, Graham Haynes, David Boykin

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)
Dead Rider
Tim Daisy, Marc Riordan
Hot Garbage

Saturday, May 30th 2015

8:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
Spektral Quartet : Comic Cadences
Sky Macklay, Joseph Haydn, Chris Fisher-Lochhead

8:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Free)
International Anthem Presents
Frank Rosaly’s ¡Todos de Pie! : Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Brian J Sulpizio, Alejandro Farha, Ben Boye, Russ Johnson, Jeff Kimmel, Nick Broste, Frank Rosaly

Sunday, May 31st 2015

1:00PM in Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S Wabash
Grand Opening Celebration
AACM Great Black Music Ensemble conducted by Mwata Bowden

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10-$8)
a.pe.ri.od.ic (11) Controlled Indeterminacy in Text Scores
Billie Howard, Robert Reinhart, Kenn Kumpf, Jeff Kimmel, Eliza Bangert, Matthew Oliphant, Eliza Brown, Nomi Epstein — music by Ryoko Akama, Sarah Hughes, Tisha Mukarji, Nomi Epstein

10:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Free)
International Anthem Presents
Frank Rosaly’s ¡Todos de Pie! : Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Brian J Sulpizio, Alejandro Farha, Ben Boye, Russ Johnson, Jeff Kimmel, Nick Broste, Frank Rosaly

Monday, June 1st 2015

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Option Series
Paul Lytton Solo, and discussion with Ken Vandermark

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

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Ratchet 3.0 #2
Ben Boye Solo
Ibi Ferragutti, Frank Rosaly
Hamid Drake Solo

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

8:30PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Splice Series
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Albert Wildeman, Peter Maunu

Thursday, June 4th 2015

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz
Mars Williams, Mike Reed

For more information, such as 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/

DMG Newsletter May 22nd, 2015

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English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010

From DMG:

Fred Frith & Evan Parker! Two from Tzadik: Mycale & Jason Eckardt! Two from Intakt: Frith/Katharina Weber/Fredy Studer! Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway! Two Books from Stuart Broomer: Time & Anthony Braxton!

Arrivals/Departures: 50 Profiles New Horizons in Jazz! Two Books from William Parker! Dawn of Midi! Acid Mothers Temple! Jim O’Rourke! Two Quartets from Jeff Platz! Thomas Brinkman!

Plus Archival Discs from: The Cocoon with Gunter Hampel! Townes van Zandt! Radio Birdman! Durutti Column! More from ESP: Frank Lowe! Marzette Watts & Pharoah Sanders! Miles Davis & Sun Ra LPs! Spider John Koerner! Robbie Basho and More..!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, May 24th:
6pm: SHAYNA DULBERGER – Solo Contrabass
7pm: CRAIG FLANAGAN / HAJNAL PIVNICK – Guitar / Violin

Rare Thursday Set on May 28th:
6:30pm: KAZE Special Solos & Duo Set

Sunday, May 31st:
6pm: OMAR TAMEZ/ANGELICA SANCHEZ/EMILIO “MILO” TAMEZ
7pm: The Velocity Duo: LAUREN LEE & CHARLEY SABATINO

Sunday, June 7th Double-Header:
6pm: CHRIS WELCOME / SAM WEINBERG – Guitar & Tenor Sax!
7pm: NICO SOFFIATO / JOSH DEUTSCH – Guitar & Trumpet!

Just Outside Reviews

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From Just Outside:

Robert Piotrowicz/Lukáš Jiřička – Samoobrona (Bôłt)
R. Schwarz – The Scale of Things (Gruenrekorder)
Roger Döring/Konrad Korabiewski – Komplex (Gruenrekorder/Skálar)
Alessandra Eramo – Roars Bangs Booms (Corvo)
Wander – Wander (Nothing Out There)
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir – Sounds of Iceland Íslandshljóð (Gruenrekorder)

Jimmy Bennington in Chicago

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From Jimmy Bennington:

Sat, May 23, 7-11pm, No Cover, Rhythm Room Bar and Bistro, Evanston
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Featuring Jimmy Bennington, Drums, Pianist Jim Baker and Legendary Bassist Brian Smith

Sun, May 24, 9-12midnight, Redline Tap
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Featuring Jimmy Bennington, Drums, Saxophonist Artie Black and Mike Harmon, Bass

Thur, May 28, 6-9pm, Chicago Botanic Garden
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Featuring Jimmy Bennington, Drums, Saxophonist Fred Jackson Jr. (Aacm) and Devin Foster, Bass

Sat, May 30, 7-11pm, No Cover, Rhythm Room Bar and Bistro, Evanston
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Featuring Jimmy Bennington, Drums, Jeff Swanson, Guitar, Devin Foster, Bass.

Sun, May 31, 7-10pm, Promontory Featuring 2nd Story
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound with Jimmy Bennington, Drums, Fred Jackson Jr. (Aacm), Saxophones, Devin Foster, Bass.

Sun June 21, 9pm-12am, Redline Tap
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound

Cuneiform Records May Releases

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Musians of the Micahel Gibbs Big band, NDR jazz workshop 1972

From Cuneiform Records:

Guapo – Obscure Knowledge

The greatly admired instrumental experimental rock band Guapo is celebrating 20 years in the game by releasing Obscure Knowledge, their explosive new album and tenth release! Centered around founding member and extraordinary drummer David J. Smith, the group on the album also features Kavus Torabi (guitar), Emmett Elvin (keyboards) and James Sedwards (bass).

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra – Galactic Parables: Volume 1

The cornetist, composer and conceptualist Rob Mazurek leads his Exploding Star Orchestra through one of his most ambitious recordings, Galactic Parables: Volume 1, which is part of Mazurek’s epic sci-fi opera exploring an apocalyptic vision of alternate universes, machine reproduction run amuck, and the colonization of distant planets––inspired by the writings of Samuel R. Delany and Stanisław Lem.

Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband – Play A Bill Frisell Set List

The dauntingly prolific Bill Frisell has recorded in a vast array of settings, but he’s never made an album like Play a Bill Frisell Set List, his first-ever appearance as the featured soloist on a big band session. Captured live in concert with one of the world’s great jazz orchestras, NDR Bigband, the guitarist delivers a tour de force performance exploring sleek, spacious and vividly expressive arrangements of compositions drawn from throughout his career designed specifically for him and the NDR (with guest Jeff Ballard) by Michael Gibbs. “…the music was magical,” Gibbs says. “I couldn’t resist the opportunity to release it.”

Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband – In My View

While studded with treasured recordings reflecting his singular writing skills, Michael Gibbs’ slim discography has never kept pace with the breadth and depth of his creative output. In a career spanning more than half a century he’s collaborated with a dazzling array of artists in jazz and beyond, including Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, John Scofield, Gary Burton, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel, and Richard Galliano.

New Sun Ra Recordings To Be Released This Fall

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From Billboard:

A new series of remastered, reissued and unreleased recordings by Sun Ra (1914-1993), the late-great jazz musician, bandleader and cosmic philosopher, are coming out this fall, according to the Manimal Group, which will press and distribute the new CD and vinyl. The project is being overseen by Irwin Chusid, the administrator for Sun Ra LLC as well as an outsider music expert, author and WFMU DJ, who will issue the music through the LLC’s as-yet-named label.

The series, which was announced today (May 22) on what would have been Sun Ra’s 101st birthday, is being compiled in conjunction with Michael D. Anderson, the archivist for the Sun Ra Music Archive, a treasure trove of the jazz visionary’s vast catalog of recordings. Anderson himself began playing in Sun Ra’s Arkestra when he was a teenager and lived with the bandleader at Saturn House in Philadelphia before becoming the band’s archivist.

The new releases will be broken down into three categories: a set of recordings from the basement of the Choreographers Workshop, the New York City locale where Sun Ra’s band practiced and recorded between 1962-1965; an exotica collection containing music recorded spanning his recording career from 1956 through 1991; and a set of singles compiled by Anderson.

The Squid’s Ear Reviews

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Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

From The Squid’s Ear:

Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit – For the Blue Notes
Michael Edwards – for rei as a doe (Aural Terrains)
Fred Lonberg Holm / Frode Gjerstad – Life On Sandpaper (FMR)
Akira Sakata / Fred Lonberg-Holm / Ketil Gutvik / Paal Nilssen-Love – The Cliff of Time (PNL)