Something Else! Reviews

Posted: December 21, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

Paul Dunmall

Paul Dunmall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Something Else!:

JÜ – JÜ Meets Møster (2014)
Novellino / Rosi / Mazurek / Barnes – Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (2014)
Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall + Tim Dahl – Luddite (2014)
Hippie Diktat – Black Peplum (2014)
Natsuki Tamura + Alexander Frangenheim – Nax (2014)
Ross Hammond + Grant Calvin Weston – Blues and Daily News (2014)

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DMG Newsletter December 19th, 2014

Posted: December 21, 2014 by Mike in Performances, Releases, Reviews

Czech violinist Iva Bittova in concert Photo: ...

Czech violinist Iva Bittova in concert 

From DMG:

Iva Bittova! Lottle Anker with Fred Frith/Ikue Mori/Phil Minton/Chris Cutler! Two from Tisziji Munoz with John Medeski & Marilyn Crispell! Five from Doubt Records! Ken Thomson & Slow/Fast! Sam Newsome – Art of Soprano – Vol. 2! Alex Machacek & Marco Minnemum!

Linda Sharrock/Itaru Oki/Eric Zinman/Mario Rechtern ! Gary Husband with Allan Holdsworth/Jimmy Herring/Ray Russell/Wayne Krantz! Two from John Dikeman & Cactus Truck! Peter Brotzmann & Jason Adasiewicz LP! Steve Reich Ensemble Rare Reissue LP! Les Ambassaduers!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, December 21st Double-Header:
6pm: LENA BLOCH / NICOLAS LETMAN / DERIC DICKENS!
7pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN!

Sunday, December 28th:
6pm: DMG Annual Year End/New Year Holiday Party!

Rare Monday, December 29th:
6pm: SAADET TURKOZ / STEVE SWELL / PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER!
Experimental Vocalist Based in Switzerland with Two of Downtown’s Finest!

Sunday, January 4th, 2015:
6pm: KALABALIK Returns to DMG to Help Celebrate the New Year!

Sunday, January 11th:
6pm: SANDRA WEISS & DAVID GROLLMAN!

Sunday, January 25th:
6pm: MOPPA ELLIOTT & JON IRABAGON – Two Solos & A Duo!

Sunday, February 1st:
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN / FRANZ LORIOT / FLIN VAN HEMMEM!
7pm: PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER & CHRISTIAN LILLINGER! Sunday, February 8th:
6pm: DANIEL CARTER & PATRICK BRENNAN – HornWeb Duo!


Rudresh Mahanthappa

Rudresh Mahanthappa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Andrew Drury Quartet – Content Provider (2015)
Andrew Drury – The Drum (2015)
Kenosha Kid – Inside Voices (2014)
Rudresh Mahanthappa – Bird Calls (2015)
Bernhard Lang – Monadologie XII (2014)

Monsieur Délire Reviews

Posted: December 20, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

UELI FUYÛRU DERENDINGER / Tsuro no Sugomori (Percaso)
INDU / Juggernaut (Slam Productions)
RADIAN & HOWE GELB / Radian Verses Howe Gelb (Radian Releases)
BRYAN EUBANKS & JASON KAHN / Drums Saxophone Electronics (Intonema)
KEITH ROWE, ILIA BELORUKOV & KURT LIEDWART / Tri (Intonema)
GENS CHRÉTIENS / Live / Live à l’Oeuf / Live à la Casa del Popolo (Cuchabata Records)

The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Posted: December 20, 2014 by Mike in Reviews

Mats Gustafsson at "Sonore" concert,...

Mats Gustafsson at “Sonore” concert, Lviv (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From The Squid’s Ear:

Bogan Ghost – Zerfall (Relative Pitch)
Paal Nilssen-Love & Mats Gustafsson – Sin Gas (Bocian Records)
CM von Hausswolff / Jason Lescalleet / Joachim Nordwall – Enough!!! (Monotype)
Matthew Shipp – Piano Sutras (Thirsty Ear)


From Steve Swell:

Kende’s Dream: An Homage to Bela Bartok (Silkheart Records, 2015)
Steve Swell, leader, composer, trombone
Rob Brown, alto saxophone
Connie Crothers, piano
William Parker, bass
Chad Taylor, drums

Steve Swell Quintet (RogueArt, 2016)
Steve Swell, leader, composer, trombone
Jemeel Moondoc, alto saxophone
Dave Burrell, piano
William Parker, bass
Gerald Cleaver, drums

Steve Swell’s 60th Birthday Double CD (NotTwo Records, 2015)
Various live concerts from Chicago, NY, Portugal
with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paul Flaherty, C. Spenser Yeh, Ken Vandermark, Guillermo Gregorio, Weasel Walter, Darius Jones (and more!)

Steve Swell Trio: Bearable Lightness of Being (CIMP, 2015)
Steve Swell, leader, composer, trombone
William Connell, Jr., alto saxophone
Reggie Nicholson, drums

Gebhard Ullmann’s Basement Research: Hat and Shoe (Between the Lines, 2015)
Julian Arguilles, baritone saxophone
Steve Swell, trombone
Pascal Niggenkemper, bass
Gerald Cleaver, dums

also
Rodrigo Amado Trio + Steve Swell
Teun Verbruggen, trios and duos with Steve Swell and Peter Jacqueman
Jason Hwang’s Sing House
Jemeel Moondoc Quintet

Just Released:
Dave Burrell/Steve Swell Duo: Turning Point (No Business)
Carlo Costa: Sediment (Neither Nor Recrods)

Upcoming Tours:
Peter Brotzmann, Paal Nilssen-Love, Steve Swell (Europe, Feb-March 2015)
Jason Hwang’s Sing House and Burning Bridge (January & April, U.S./Canada 2015)
Jemeel Moondoc (April, U.S.)
Gebhard Ullmann’s Basement Research (September, Europe 2015)
Guest Artist Albert Ayler Festival, Jacksonville, Florida (May 2015)
Steve Swell/Gebhard Ullmann/Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang (U.S., May 2015)
more in the works, as per usual

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Posted: December 20, 2014 by Mike in Performances

From London’s Vortex:

Sat 20 December 2014
ICP Orchestra
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club
A very special opportunity to see the legendary Instant Composers Pool aka ICP Orchestra playing music from their new album East of the Sun; the first not to feature its co-founder, the now retired Misha Mengelberg.

Sun 21 December 2014
Mopomoso Christmas Bash
2:00pm – 5:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club
It’s time for the annual extravaganza when Mopomoso celebrates all things improv by inviting as many musicians as we can manage to come together in different combinations in a series of short sets.