David Murray Profiled


English: David Murray playing at Cully Jazz Fe...

David Murray

From The Washington Post:

A 20-year-old Murray took jazz by surprise in 1975, when New York was still reeling from the death of John Coltrane. The penetrating certainty and harmonic sparseness of Coltrane’s late work left people awed. Murray made his mark by reengaging with the older, more lyrical styles of Don Byas and Ben Webster, and he built new room in the avant-garde for blues humor and playful ironies.

March at the Cornelia Street Cafe


From New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe:

Wednesday, Mar 04 – 8:30PM
JEFF DAVIS’ MOUNTAINS MOUNTAINS WATER
Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Jonathon Goldberger, guitar; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Jeff Davis, drums, comp.

Thursday, Mar 12 – 8:30PM
HARRIS EISENSTADT AND GOLDEN STATE
Marty Ehrlich; Sara Schoenbeck; Eivind Opsvik; Harris Eisenstadt

Friday, Mar 13 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
MICHAEL FORMANEK’S CHEATING HEART
Tim Berne, alto sax; Brian Settles, tenor saxophone, flute; Jacob Sacks, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

Saturday, Mar 14 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
MICHAEL FORMANEK
Tim Berne, alto sax; Brian Settles, tenor saxophone, flute; Jacob Sacks, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

Friday, Mar 20 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
BARRY ALTSCHUL, 3DOM FACTOR
Barry Altschul, drums; Joe Fonda, bass; Jon Irabagon, tenor sax

Saturday, Mar 21 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
MAT MANERI & LUCIAN BAN NEW QUINTET
Mat Maneri, viola; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Lucian Ban, piano; Bob Stewart, tuba; Nasheet Waits, drums

Saturday, Mar 28 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JOHN HEBERT TRIO
John Hebert , bass; Dayna Stephens, tenor sax; Eric McPherson, drums

Coming to Pittsburgh: Ben Goldberg and Hypercolor


From Pittsburgh New Music Net:

Ben Goldberg
Sun March 22 8 pm 21+ $16 adv/$20 door
Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler St, Lawrenceville

Named the #1 rising clarinetist in the 2011 Downbeat Critics Poll, San Francisco-area musician Ben Goldberg has been around for much longer. He was a member of famed Berkeley klezmer revivalists The Klezmorim (who had releases on important folk labels such as Arhoolie and Flying Fish). With Dan Seamans and Kenny Wollesen (of John Zorn’s Masada) he formed the New Klezmer Trio, right in the thick of the Radical Jewish Culture movement, and released three CDs on Zorn’s Tzadik label with that group in the ’90s (they also reconvened in 2009 with Greg Cohen on bass).

Hypercolor
Monday March 10 9 pm $7 21+
Howler’s Coyote Cafe, 4509 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield
with special guests ((microwaves)) and Billy Castle

The past few months have seen a stream of truly—and in some cases mind-bogglingly—wonderful guitar-centric power trio albums. Yet, the eponymous debut of the Brooklyn-based avant-jazz-rock band Hypercolor stands out, but not for the reasons you’d think. Sure, the trio consists of musical brainiacs James Ilgenfritz and Lukas Ligeti; genre omnivores whose own work and collaborations draw as heavily from the worlds of free improvisation, contemporary classical, various ethnic musics, and art-rock as they do from jazz. How guitarist Eyal Maoz, best known as one of the most distinctive young musicians in John Zorn’s orbit, has remained an underground sort of figure is beyond me. Like his bandmates, his playing is distinctive and virtuosic, and his recordings to date have been consistently fresh and restlessly eclectic. Take, for example Hope and Destruction (Tzadik, 2009) which successfully fused traditional Yiddish melodies and modern metal with the hyperactive rhythms of 70s disco-funk.

AMN Reviews: Clara de Asís – Nununu [PyR 141] & Caroline Park – Less than Human [PyR 142]


Two new offerings from the Pan y Rosas netlabel present different perspectives on making electronic music. One involves intuitive, moment-to-moment decision making, while the other draws inspiration from a systems-based aesthetic of autonomous processes.

NUNUNU_artwork_ANununu is Marseille-based experimental guitarist Clara de Asís’s twenty-four minute, unedited single-take improvisation for prepared electric guitar. A continuously evolving soundscape, the piece begins with a low-key electronic hum or murmur that at times sounds like the rush of wind through telephone wires or the throbbing of airplane propellers high overhead. From there de Asís builds reverberant sound blocks into a thickness of layered echoes which eventually converge into a buzz and an unsettling, suspended chord punctuated by the metallic chiming of struck strings.

CP_LTH_cover-artCaroline Park, whose 2013 release Rim explored the sonic products of generative compositional processes, here presents five pieces that begin with minimal musical materials which accumulate into larger structures through repetition, superimposition and variation. In Being States Park creates changing harmonic patterns by layering a handful of brief motifs of a few notes each; the larger melodic aggregates that result take on unpredictable shapes by virtue of the differing lengths and cycles of the constituent motifs. Plantlife and A Moth Is Born are made up of somewhat harsher sounds, the former sending its elongated tones riding out on a wave of static and the latter consisting of siren-like, dissonant glissandi. Fractured Barnacles is constructed around a pulsing sequence of changeable speed, while Gldufgsld closes the collection with a floating, consonant chord.

http://www.panyrosasdiscos.net/

DMG Newsletter February 27th, 2015


Marilyn Crispell in concert, April 29, 2008 Ph...

Marilyn Crispell 

From DMG:

Nate Wooley/Ingrid Laubrock/Matt Moran/Sylvie Courvoisier! Tisziji Munoz & Marilyn Crispell Quintet! Two from Ra-Kalam Bob Moses With Dave Liebman/Greg Burk..! Bill Laswell‘s Kauai! Birgit Uhler & Leonel Kaplan! Chris Pitsiokos & Philip White! Phil Ranelin! Oren Ambarchi! Carter Tutti! Philip Glass!

Plus Historic Disc from: Miles Davis Fillmore West 1970! John Coltrane Quintet Euro Tour 1961! Max Roach 9 Album Box! Detail (Frode Gjerstad/EO Pedersen/John Stevens)! Tubby Hayes! David Borden! Emmylou Harris! The Thing! Y mas!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, March 1st Double-Header:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN & DANIEL CARTER – Multi-Horn/Reed Duo!
7pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT/STEPHANIE GRIFFIN/JAKE SOKOLOV/ENRIQUE HANEINE – Contrabass/Viola/Cello/Drums!

Sunday, March 8th Double-Header:
6pm: BDM: BEN BENNETT / DAVID GROLLMAN / MICHAEL FOSTER – 2 Drums & 1 Sax!
7pm: OMAR TAMEZ & ANGELICA SANCHEZ Return to DMG!

Sunday, March 15th Double-Header:
6pm: BIGGI VINKELOE & RAW Sound SWEDEN!
7pm: CHERYL PYLE & BIGGI VINKELOE DUO!

Sunday, March 22nd – Special Early Set:
2pm: KRESTEN OSGOOD & MARTIN PHILADELPHY!
6pm: STEVE SWELL – Solo Trombone Set!

All About Jazz Reviews


English: Tom Rainey, jazz drummer; Picture tak...

Tom Rainey,

From All About Jazz:

Mark HeliasTony MalabyTom Rainey
The Signal Maker (Intakt Records)

Drkwav
The Purge (Royal Potato Family)

Blaise Siwula / Dom Minasi
The Sunshine Don’t Mind My Singing (Nacht records)

Spin Marvel
Infolding (RareNoiseRecords)

Jeff Cosgrove/Frank Kimbrough/Martin Wind
Conversations With Owls (Self Produced)

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 06/2015


English: Richard Nunns in September 2011.

Richard Nunns

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Slam
Vampyroteuthis Infernalis: Luiz Moretto Quintet

El Negocito
Sweet Defeat: Tom Wouters/ Lode Vercampt/ Bert Dockx

Spontaneous Acts of Provocation: Kris Wanders, Ts/ Yusuke Akai, G/ Shoji Hano, Dr

LA Poesiaes: Bart Maris, Tp/ Quentin Biardeau, Ss, Ts/ Valentin Ceccadi, Cello/ Gabriel Lemaire, as, Bari Sax, Cl

Cjr
Timely: Glenn Wilson Band

Cleanfeed
Epicenter: Chris Lightcap‘s Bigmouth

Hymn for a Hungry Nation: Freinds &Amp; Neighbors

Aerophonic
from Wolves to Whales: Wooley/ Rempis/ Niggenkemper/ Corsano

Amirani
Cloud Riding: Luca Segala Quintet

Slam Productions
Beginner’s State of Mind: Paolo Porta, Ts/ Alessandro Maiorino, B/ Alessandro Minetto, Dr

Rattle Records
This Appearing World: Marylin Crispell, P/ Richard Nunns, Tango Puaoro/ Jeff Henderson, Reeds