Music and More Reviews

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Thollem/Wimberly/Cline – Radical Empathy (Relative Pitch, 2015))
Blue Buddha – Blue Buddha (Tzadik, 2015)

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

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Mon 07 September 2015
Warriors International Present: Freedom
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club
Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of players, Freedom pursues the promise of legendary associations like the AACM, the Black Artists’ Group and Sam Rivers’…

Thu 10 September 2015
Evan Parker
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex
With John Edwards (bass), Steve Noble (drums). The greatest living exponent of free improvisation. Nearly half a century ago, he played alongside the drummer John Stevens and the guitarist Derek Bailey, in the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, tunnelling under contemporary American…

Wed 16 September 2015
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Vortex
What happens when the visual is taken out of music? Do we hear music differently in the dark? How do musicians communicate without visual cues? Artistic Director, percussionist and composer Jackie Walduck, Adrian Lee, Ben Markland, James Risdon, Matt Wadsworth…

San Francisco Scene: September 4-11, 2015

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From the Bay Improviser:

Friday, September 4

Fri 9/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Vernacular Visions
A 35mm slideshow of found photographs from the Vernacular Visions archive featuring live improvised musical accompaniment by Jake Head, Jon Leidecker, Corey Hucks and Tania Chen.

Fri 9/04 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Logan Hone & Greg Uhlmann

Fri 9/04 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Righteous Intonation:
Chris Brown- 6Primes- piano works in limit 13 just intonation
Stephen Parris/Daniel Schmidt- Gamelan Encinal- just slendro tuning

6Primes (2014)
Six Pieces for Piano in 13-limit Just Intonation
by Chris Brown

Saturday, September 5

Sat 9/05 7:00 PM Gaspar Brasserie [185 Sutter St @ Kearny San Francisco CA 94109]
Terrence Brewer Trio will be playing this Saturday at Gaspar Brasserie.

Sunday, September 6

Sun 9/06 5:00 PM Actual Cafe [6334 San Pablo Avenue Oakland]
John Schott – electric guitar, Dan Seamans, double bass, and John Hanes, drums play original and imaginative music that moves from moody to exuberant, with swing and honesty.

Sun 9/06 5:00 PM UB RADIO SALON [Streamed live via http://www.DFM.NU
Sept. 6, 2015, 5-7PM UB RADIO SALON
streamed live via http://www.DFM.NU
Polly Moller and Amanda Chaudhary will be joining hosts Ninah and dAS of UB RADIO SALON for a live improv-experimental radio session! Streamed live via http://www.DFM.NU 5-7PM PDT.

Sun 9/06 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence #9 (open participation improv workshop) featuring Matt Ingalls.
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names, and there will be a full set by Matt Ingalls.

Tuesday, September 8

Tue 9/08 7:30 PM Omni Oakland Commons [4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series Presents: John Bischoff, Las Sucias, Miranda Hill

Wednesday, September 9

Wed 9/09 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our first show of the Meridian Composer’s in Performance series at Canessa Gallery in North Beach, we are excited to present guitarist Henry Kaiser.

Thursday, September 10

Thu 9/10 7:00 PM SFEMF [See event for address]
SFEMF Opening Night at the Exploratorium
Alessandro Cortini

Thu 9/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series @ 509 [509 Ellis Street @ Leavenworth San Francisco]
8pm: Tim DeCillis – Percussion, Hamir Atwal – Percussion, Alex Cohen – Guitar
9pm: Ori Barel – electronics

Thu 9/10 8:00 PM The General’s Residence [Fort Mason San Francisco]
FORT MASON CENTER PRESENTS — Lenora Lee Dance: Fire of Freedom
The General’s Residence — Sep 10th through Sep 20th

Thu 9/10 9:00 PM Hemlock Tavern [1131 Polk Street SF]
3 Leafs, Impuritan, and IMA

Friday, September 11

Fri 9/11 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Switchboard Presents: Ambient Happy Hour & In C ReDo
Switchboard Presents launches their 2015-2016 concert season with an ambient happy hour curated by Danny Clay and an audience-participation performance of the In C ReDo.

Fri 9/11 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Avenue Winds
Melanie Keller, flute; Adrienne Malley, oboe; Ginger Kroft, clarinet; Daniel Wood, horn; Charles Moehnke, bassoon
Avenue Winds presents an international program delving into the intricate and passionate woodwind quintets of Danish composer, Carl Nielsen, as well as Romanian composer, György Ligeti. The ensemble will also perform Jean Francaix‘s Quatuor à vents as well as additional selections featuring local San Francisco Bay Area composers.

Fri 9/11 8:00 PM SFEMF [See Announcement for address SF]
SFEMF Night Two at Brava Theater
Lawrence English and John Chantler
Surabhi Saraf

Dusted in Exile Reviews

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Irène Schweizer & Han Bennink – Welcome Back (Intakt)
Mary Halvorson – Meltframe (Firehouse 12)
Jon Irabagon – Inaction is an Action (Irabbagast)
Fox Millions Duo — Lost Time (Thrill Jockey)

September at New York’s Spectrum

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Oscar Edelstein

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– Hitomi Honda & Karl Larson (Sept. 5)

– Guy Mintus (Sept. 6)

– Vox Temporum curated by Brian Erickson & Lester St. Louis featuring Julia Seeholzer (Sept. 6)

– Feathered Serpent Productions presents a celebration of the music and art of Paul J. Gallagher curated by Ella Ackerman (Sept. 9)

– The Westerlies (Sept. 10)

– Andrew MacNair presents the Elvis Zapp Urban Film Festival (Sept. 10)

– Self-Imposed Exile NYC premiere & recording release (Sept. 11)

– Gabriel Zucker presents The Delegation (Sept. 11)

– Tentative: Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf Symposium (Sept. 12)

– Mick Rossi’s Outliers series returns with John King (Sept. 12)

– Zach Seely’s (con)temporary (in)sights series featuring *Miranda Cuckson (Sept. 12)
*(please consider this show for listings only)

– Ensemble Dissonanzen: Opening Performance of Residency at Spectrum (Sept. 13)

– Kristen McGuire (Sept. 13)

– Ensemble Dissonanzen Residency at Spectrum continues (Sept. 17)

– Jen Kutler presents Marshall Moran (Sept. 17)

– Stuart Breczinksi’s Title Pending Series (Sept. 18)

– Ensemble Dissonanzen Residency at Spectrum concludes (Sept. 18)

– Flin van Hemmen’s Canyons Jazz Series (Sept. 19)

– Hans Tammen’s Dark Circuits Series featuring Adam Matta (Sept. 19)

– Ramin Arjomand’s Reinterpretations Series (Sept. 20)

– Random Access Music’s (RAM) Fundraiser (Sept. 20)

– Ambient Chaos presented by PAS Musique returns! Spectrum’s longest running series. (Sept. 21)

– Symposium: Meeting the future with composer/pianist Oscar Edelstein (Argentina) (Sept. 23)

– HAY FEVER on their East Coast tour (Sept. 23)

– Pietro Russino (Sept. 24)

– Conor Hanick (Sept. 24)

– David Kalhous curated by Michael Vincent Waller (Sept. 25)

– Spectrum Friday Prog presented by Jeremy Nesse (Sept. 25)

– Women’s History Event presented by Christy Ellis-Clegg (Sept. 26)

– Late Night with The Brothers Balliett (Sept. 26)

– Soundscapes Series curated by Cornelius Dufallo & Patrick Derivaz featuring Glenn Cornett (Sept. 27)

– Manhattan Review Poetry Reading hosted by Philip Fried (Sept. 27)

– Marilyn Nonken & Randall Scarlata (Sept. 28)

– Jason Hardink, Special solo appearance (Salt Lake City) (Sept. 30)

Leo Records New Releases 

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VocCOLOURS & Eberhard Kranemann – Luxatio
Leandre / Delbecq / Houle – 14 Rue Paul Fort, Paris
Uwe Oberg, Solo Piano – Twice, At Least
Sandra Weiss, Jonathan Moritz, Kenny Warren, Sean Ali, Carlo Costa – Ramble

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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Mary Halvorson and Ches Smith: Solo Music (Wednesday) Ms. Halvorson, a guitarist, and Mr. Smith, a drummer, work regularly in each other’s groups, and in various settings at the crossroads of experimental rock and improvised music. But this concert will feature each artist in a solo format — the fruitful premise of both Ms. Halvorson’s austerely engrossing new album, “Meltframe,” and Mr. Smith’s percussion project, Congs for Brums. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, (Chinen)

John Zorn’s Masada Book III — The Book Beriah (Thursday) John Zorn, the tirelessly prolific composer, organizer and genre-scrambler, recently unveiled the third and final batch of compositions in his Masada canon, which draws on Jewish mysticism and klezmer traditions. This concert will feature pieces from the series, some of them in world premieres, as performed by four energetic ensembles: Banquet of the Spirits, led by the percussionist Cyro Baptista; Cleric, a Philadelphia metal band, combining elements of doom and grindcore; Nigunim, comprising Lorin Sklamberg on vocals, Frank London on trumpet and Uri Caine on piano; and Zion 80, led by the guitarist Jon Madof, with ranks including Mr. London, Mr. Batista and as a featured guest, Mr. Zorn himself on alto saxophone. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, (Chinen)