Upcoming Philadelphia Shows


English: Ethan Iverson, pianist of the america...

Ethan Iverson

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Tuesday, August 26, 8pm
UNFOLD ORDINARY MIND
with Ben Goldberg, contra alto clarinet; Nels Cline, el. guitar; Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone; Rob Sudduth, tenor saxophone; and Allison Miller, drums
Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad Street
$15 General Admission
Advance tickets: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/unfold-ordinary-mind-08-26-2014

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to welcome Unfold Ordinary Mind back to Philadelphia. Led by clarinetist Ben Goldberg, the “slightly unorthodox lineup” (AllMusic) consists of saxophonists Kasey Knudsen and Rob Sudduth with Nels Cline on guitar and Allison Miller on drums.

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Thursday, September 4, 8:00pm
TOOTIE HEATH / ETHAN IVERSON / BEN STREET TRIO
with Ethan Iverson, piano; Ben Street, bass; and Albert “Tootie” Heath, drums
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$15 General Admission
Advance tickets: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.org/events/tootie-heath-ethan-iverson-ben-street-trio-09-04-2014

Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to welcome back Philadelphia legend Albert “Tootie” Heath along with Ethan Iverson and Ben Street in what is sure to be a very memorable evening.

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Friday, September 5, 8:00pm
INGRID LAUBROCK QUINTET
with Ingrid Laubrock, tenor + alto saxophones; Tim Berne, alto saxophone; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Dan Peck, tuba; and Tom Rainey, drums
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$15 General Admission
Advance tickets: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.org/events/ingrid-laubrock-quintet-09-05-2014

Ars Nova Workshop is proud to welcome the Ingrid Laubrock Quintet. An award-winning composer and performer, Laubrock’s style “balances impulsive spontaneity with a structural cohesiveness that occasionally sounds surreal; each of her sophisticated pieces embodies its own distinctive sound world” (Point of Departure). This new group performs Laubrock’s latest compositions, written specifically for this cast of hand-picked musicians, all of whom have established themselves as great improvisers and interpreters of creative new music alike. Featuring saxophonist Tim Berne, trombonist Ben Gerstein, tubist Dan Peck and drummer Tom Rainey, the collective experience of the members includes work with Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Jason Moran, Carmen McRae, Anita Baker, Bill Frisell, Julius Hemphill, Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie, John Zorn, Dave Liebman, Kronos Quartet, Alarm Will Sound and many others.

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ANW Recommends:

September 18-21
OUTBEAT FESTIVAL
featuring FRED HERSCH, ANDY BEY, TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON, BILL STEWART, PATRICIA BARBER, A TRIBUTE TO BILLY STRAYHORN, and much more!
Over a dozen remarkable performances throughout Philadelphia, including the country’s first queer all-day jazz festival at Union Transfer. For tickets and more information visit: http://www.outbeatjazzfestival.com

5049 Records Podcast: Chris Corsano


From 5049 Records.

Chris Corsano is a brilliant and virtuosic percussionist who has worked with everyone from Thurston Moore to Daniel Carter, Nate Wooley to Bjork. He’s an improviser, a thinker and a hell of a guy. For this talk Chris and I get into it, swapping stories of playing with Jandek, improvisiong in New York and raising hell.

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos


From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

August 13, 2014
John Russell & Ståle Liavik Solberg, MIR, Oslo
John Russell Ståle Liavik Solberg
August 13, 2014
LSB, MIR, Oslo
Johan Berthling Fredrik Ljungkvist Raymond Strid

August 15, 2014
Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, MIR, Oslo
Mats Äleklint Ketil Gutvik Klaus Holm Thomas Johansson Lasse Marhaug Børre Mølstad Paal Nilssen-Love Jon Rune Strøm Christian Meaas Svendsen Kasper Værnes Andreas Wildhagen

August 13, 2014
Lemur, MIR, Oslo
Michael Duch Guro Skumsnes Moe Hanne Rekdal Hild Sofie Tafjord

August 13, 2014
Mats Gustafsson & Paal Nilssen-Love, MIR, Oslo
Mats Gustafsson Paal Nilssen-Love

Musique Machine Reviews


From Musique Machine:

Hrizg – Individualism
Ptomain – Internal Voices
Ostara – Paradise Down South
Dead Body Collection & J.Adolphe – Deep Into The Halls
Led Bib – The People In Your Neighborhood
Tom Scott – Tom Scott & The L.A Express/Tom Cat/New York Conne
Preterite – Pillar of Winds
Stéphane Garin & Sylvestre Gobart – Gurs/ Drancy/ Bobigny’s Train Station/ Auschwitz
Blood Farmers – Headless Eyes
Various Artists – An Exacerbati​ng Eclectic Compilatio​n
Vangelis – Heaven & Hell
The Fall – The Remainderer EP
Immaculate Affection – III

Finley Martin and Lost Civilizations in Alexandria, August 23


On Saturday, August 23, Finley Martin and the Lost Civilizations experimental music project, will appear at St. Elmo’s Coffeepub at 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia (Del Ray); (703) 739.9268.

Finley Martin:

Growing up in a fishing village on the southeast tip of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Finley Martin (http://www.finleymartinmusic.com/) developed an early appreciation for the great Celtic tradition of storytelling that surrounded him. In the early years, he drove a forklift at the local fish plant, hitchhiked around Europe, sold toy helicopters in San Francisco, and busked on the streets of Halifax, Nova Scotia. One August, he hitched a ride in an 18-wheeler hauling lobster down to the States. After arriving in Washington, D.C., he joined area post-punk veterans Gist, co-founded Red Stapler Records, toured up & down the East Coast of North America in an old church van, and released four albums: Pretest Retest, Art is Now Human, Diesel City, and Conversations Expectations. He also played & toured for 5 years as bass player with local noise-art rock band The Chance releasing the EP Dimensions.  Backtracks is Finley’s first solo acoustic album. Its a collection of stories about leaving the rural life behind in search of adventure in the city. He blends his Scotch-soaked Slovak roots with the DIY attitude of D.C.s fiercely independent music scene.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project:

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/; http://goo.gl/WfSs5) is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello and misc. instruments). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Amanda Huron (percussion); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Nate Scheible (percussion); Mark Pry (drums); Larry Gomez (percussion); Patrick Whitehead (horns) and Emily Chimiak (violin). Drummer Brent Robbins (Waking State; http://www.sonicbids.com/band/wakingstate/) will be sitting in with the Lost Civilizations experimental music project at this performance.

For further information: t_a_zook@hotmail.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/746494775411759/

REDCAT Fall 2014 Schedule


English: Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and...

Satoko Fujii 

From LA’s REDCAT:

Angel City Jazz Festival 2014
Sep 21 to Sep 26
The 2014 festival includes two nights at REDCAT featuring Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Allison Miller, BOOM TIC BOOM!, Master Toshiko Akiyoshi, Paul Gill, Aaron Kimmel, and Eloise Klein Healy.

The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner
Oct 11
Conceived for twin pianos, live electronics and voice, this exhilarating sonic exploration led by Jace Clayton, a.k.a. DJ /rupture, brings fresh insight to the artistic legacy of the late Julius Eastman. Preceded by a solo electronic-percussion interpretation of Eastman’s Crazy Nigger by Amy Knoles using a system of loops to play the parts of the four players.

Crystal Magnets with Tsugukaji-Koto and Saki Murotani: Snakes and Strings
Oct 26
Plying rhythmic forms and sonic colors in a shared language of improvisation, jazz pianists Andy Milne and Benoît Delbecq partner with the Japanese koto duo TsuguKaji-KOTO, amidst the swirling washes of Saki Murotani’s projected animation.

David Rosenboom: Zones of Influence
Nov 01
First written 30 years ago, David Rosenboom’s Zones of Influence is a landmark concert-length work for percussion soloist, live computer-generated electronics, and auxiliary keyboard and glissando instruments.

Piano Spheres: Richard Valitutto
Nov 11
The acclaimed Piano Spheres Series of music for pianos marks its twentieth anniversary by launching a new Satellite series at REDCAT with an inaugural concert by Los Angeles-based Richard Valitutto, including the premiere of new works by Nicholas Deyoe and by Valitutto.

Gloria Coates Portrait Concert
Nov 13
A prodigious composer of orchestral and chamber works since the 1960s, Gloria Coates is acclaimed for uncanny music that is part microtonal-expressionist, part postminimalist—at once turbulent and serene.

Piano Spheres: Aron Kallay
Dec 16
An early pioneer of laptop performance—creating work written for networked chamber ensembles and re-engineered consumer products—composer and media artist Mark Trayle is joined by Casey Anderson and Scott Cazan in a program of new multichannel pieces for mixed instrumental and electronic ensembles.