Igloo Magazine Reviews

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

From Igloo Magazine:

Coax :: COM1 (Self-Released)
Cylob :: The Quantum Loonyverse (Self-Released)
Aphex Twin :: Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP (Warp)
Nimon :: The King Is Dead (Ant-Zen)
Björk :: Vulnicura (One Little Indian)
Mouse on Mars :: 21 Again (Monkeytown)
Hecq :: Conversions (Ad Noiseam)

Cornelia Street Cafe in February

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Performances

From New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe:

Sunday, Feb 01 – 6:00PM
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: LUNINE, LIGETI, AND MCMURRAY
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts
Jonathan Lunine,, planetary scientist; Lukas Ligeti, percussion; Grey McMurray, guitar
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY image

Sunday, Feb 01 – 8:30PM
SPERRAZZA/SACKS/KAMAGUCHI
Jacob Sacks, piano; Masa Kamaguchi, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

Wednesday, Feb 04 – 10:00PM
JON LUNDBOM & BIG FIVE CHORD
Jon Lundbom, guitar; Jon Irabagon, soprano sax; Bryan Murray, tenor sax; Justin Wood, alto sax, flute; Sam Kulik, trombone; Moppa Elliott, bass; Dan Monaghan, drums

Thursday, Feb 05 – 10:00PM
CONTAGIOUS SOUNDS: ANAWAN
Vicky Chow, host
Michael Chinworth, voice, wurlitzer; Mai Friedman, voice, synth; Jo-Anne Hyun, voice, bass; Trevor Wilson, voice, guitar; Ethan Woods, voice, electronics

Saturday, Feb 07 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JOHN HEBERT’S BRIDGE AND TUNNEL
John Hebert , bass; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Dayna Stephens, tenor sax; Eric McPherson, drums

Sunday, Feb 08 – 8:30PM
JANE IRA BLOOM TRIO SINGING THE TRIANGLE
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax; Mark Helias, bass; Bobby Previte, drums

Wednesday, Feb 11 – 8:30PM
LL3
Lage Lund, guitar; Matt Brewer, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Glen Zaleski, piano

Friday, Feb 13 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JIM BLACK, SMASH AND GRAB
Jonathan Goldberger, guitar; Keisuke Matsuno, guitar; Simon Jermyn, bass; Jim Black, drums

Thursday, Feb 19 – 8:30PM
MATT BREWER QUINTET
Matt Brewer, bass; Steve Lehman, alto sax; Kyle Wilson, tenor sax; Lage Lund, guitar; Tyshawn Sorrey, drums

Saturday, Feb 21 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JON IRABAGON TRIO
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Bob Stewart, tuba; Barry Altschul, drums

Friday, Feb 27 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
CHRIS LIGHTCAP’S BIGMOUTH, CD RELEASE: EPICENTER
Chris Lightcap, bass; Andrew Bishop, tenor sax; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Craig Taborn, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums

Saturday, Feb 28 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
CHRIS LIGHTCAP
Chris Lightcap, bass; Andrew Bishop, tenor sax; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Craig Taborn, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums

February at Cafe OTO

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Performances

Alexander Hacke, live at the audio-visual show...

Alexander Hacke

From London’s Cafe OTO:

30 January – 1 February 2015
Konono No. 1 – Three Day Residency
Series

Tuesday 3 February 2015, 8pm
Kammer Klang – Drumscapes / Hammerland:
Fritz Hauser &Amp; We Spoke / Mica Levi &Amp; Eliza Mccarthy

Wednesday 4 February 2015, 8pm
Bleed Presents:
Prostitutes

Thursday 5 February 2015, 8pm
Muckle Mouth &Amp; Cafe Oto Presents:
Pascal Nichols + L Ocelle Mare + Dimitra Lazaridou-chatzigoga

Friday 6 February 2015, 8pm
Alex Zhang Hungtai (Last Lizard / Formerly Dirty Beaches) / David Maranha / Gabriel Ferrandini (Trio) + Tom James Scott

Saturday 7 February 2015, 8pm
Jan St. Werner – Omöohhhno Pahtuuontudonthose

Sunday 8 February 2015, 8pm
Crush!!! + Taylor/Jackson Duo + Matt Wand

Monday 9 February 2015, 8pm
Simon Finn + Grimm Grimm

Wednesday 11 February 2015, 8pm
“Going in a Circle, at Least Not Going in a Circle”
Guillaume Viltard (Bass) &Amp; Seymour Wright (Sax) with Christine Wodrascka (Piano) and Mark Sanders (Drums)

Friday 13 February 2015, 8pm
5 Years of Chaos
Jarboe &Amp; Helen Money + Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) &Amp; Danielle DE Picciotto

Saturday 14 February 2015, 8pm
Skullflower

Sunday 15 February 2015, 8pm
Makino Takashi + Sally Golding + Nick Hennies

Tuesday 17 February 2015, 8pm
Charles Hayward – Anonymous Bash

Wednesday 18 February 2015, 8pm
Rachel Reupke, Cubitt and Lux Present:
Recital

Thursday 19 February 2015, 8pm
Atp Presents:
Sculpture + Tbc

Friday 20 February 2015, 8pm
Astral Industries Ai-02 Release Performance:
Wolfgang Voigt Presents Ruckverzauberung + Ario (Ambient Set)

Sunday 22 February 2015, 8pm
the Scratch Orchestra’s Nature Study Notes

Tuesday 24 February 2015, 8pm
Jacaszek &Amp; Kwartludium Performs “Catalogue Des Arbres” + Hildur Guðnadóttir

Wednesday 25 February 2015, 8pm
John Wiese + Sebastian Lexer / Steve Noble

28 February – 1 March 2015
Alan Courtis – Two Day Residency
Series

The IBeam Brooklyn in February

Posted: January 29, 2015 by Mike in Performances

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Tyshawn Sorey

From the IBeam Brooklyn:

Carol Liebowitz / Birgitta Flick + Nick Lyons Quintet
Sunday, February 1st 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Carol Liebowitz / Birgitta Flick Duo (8:00)
Carol Liebowitz – piano
Birgitta Flick – tenor saxophone
Nick Lyons Quintet with special guest Birgitta Flick (9:30)
Nick Lyons – alto saxophone
Birgitta Flick – tenor saxophone
Carol Liebowitz – piano
Adam Caine – guitar
Adam Lane – bass
John Wagner – drums

Charley Gerard’s Songs of Love and Passion
Friday, February 6th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet
Charley Gerard, Jenny Hill, Dimitri Moderbacher and Jacob Teichroew
with vocalist Kristin Slipp
http://www.pledgemusic.com

Knuffke & Drye + Chris Cochrane & Miguel Frasconi
Monday, February 9th 9:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Knuffke & Drye (9:00 pm)
Brian Drye – Trombone
Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
Miguel Frasconi and Chris Cochrane (9:30 pm)
Miguel Frasconi – Glass Instruments
Chris Cochrane – Guitar / Electronics
Having played in various configurations, yet never a duo before. This evening will be there first collaboration as a duo. Performing a set of improvisation for Electric Guitar and electronics and an instrumentarium of glass objects between the two of them.

Katja Cruz & Howard Curtis
Saturday, February 21st 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Katja Cruz – vocals
Howard Curtis – drums

Greene Ave Music Presents:
Sunday, February 22nd 7:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
7PM
Fay Victor/Tyshawn Sorey DUO
Fay Victor – voice, piano
Tyshawn Sorey – drums, piano, percussion, found instruments
8:30PM
Fay Victor/Tyshawn Sorey DUO
+ Special guest: Brandon Seabrook – guitar, banjo

Dave Ballou Residency – 1
Friday, February 27th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Brian Drye trio w/ guest, Dave Ballou (8:30)
Brian Drye – Trombone / Compositions
Matt Pavolka – Bass
Jeff Davis – Drums
Dave Ballou – Trumpet (Special Guest)
BeepHonk (10:00)
Dave Ballou – trumpet
Adam Hopkins – bass
Mike Kuhl- drums
Anthony Pirog- guitar

Dave Ballou Residency – 2
Saturday, February 28th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
DG’s Dog and Pony Show (8:30 pm)
Danny Gouker, Joe Moffett – trumpets
Darius Jones, Nick Grinder – trombones
Dustin Carlson – guitar
Sam Ospovat – drums
The MacroQuarktet (10:00 pm)
Dave Ballou, Herb Robertson- trumpets
Michael Formanek – bass
Tom Rainey- drums


From the Abrons Arts Center:

ICE: Centenary Concert #1: Smythe/Evans, Wolff, Zorn
January 29, 2015 | 8 PM
Abrons Arts Center
Underground Theater

ICE celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Henry Street Settlement with three concerts representing the best of New York’s new music. This show features brand new works by some of New York’s best-known composers, commissioned by ICE: the World Premiere of a new collaborative piece by trumpet virtuoso Peter Evans and brilliant pianist/improvisor Cory Smythe, a woodwind quintet unlike any other by downtown legend John Zorn, and a beautiful and touching tribute to Pete Seeger by experimental music pioneer Christian Wolff.

International Contemporary Ensemble
David Fulmer, conductor

Concert #1:
Cory Smythe/Peter Evans: New Work TBA WORLD PREMIERE (2015)
John Zorn: Il n’y a plus de firmament, for woodwind quintet (2014)
Christian Wolff: Pete, for chamber ensemble (2014) NEW YORK PREMEIRE
This concert is presented FREE through OpenICE.
Performers:
Claire Chase, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Nicholas Masterson, oboe
Peter Evans, trumpet
Ryan Muncy, sax
Cory Smythe, piano
Dan Lippel, guitar
Erik Carlson, violin

ICE: Centenary Concert #2: Music of Lewis, Zorn and Oliveros
January 30, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Abrons Arts Center
Underground Theater
ICE celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Henry Street Settlement with three concerts representing the best of New York’s new music. This program features new music by some of New York’s best-known composers, commissioned by ICE: George Lewis’ Born Obbligato, a piece inspired by the delicate chamber music of Beethoven’s Septet, a piece by legendary New York experimentalist Pauline Oliveros, and John Zorn’s Baudelaires, scored for an evocative band including harpsichord and guitar.

International Contemporary Ensemble
David Fulmer, conductor

Concert #2:
George Lewis: Born Obbligato (2013)
Pauline Oliveros: work TBD
John Zorn: Baudelaires (2013)
This concert is presented FREE through OpenICE.
Performers:
Erik Carlson, violin
Miranda Cuckson, viola
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello
Tony Flynt, bass
Claire Chase, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Cory Smythe, piano
Dan Lippel, guitar

ICE: Centenary Concert #3: Zorn, Oliveros and ICElab’s ExclusiveOr:
January 31, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Abrons Arts Center
Underground Theater

ICE celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Henry Street Settlement with three concerts representing the best of New York’s new music. This show features new music by some of New York’s best known musicians: Music by Pauline Oliveros; the energetic improvisatory team, ExclusiveOR, headed by Jeff Snyder and Sam Pluta; and the World Premiere of a new large work by John Zorn, Oviri, inspired by Gauguin.

International Contemporary Ensemble
David Fulmer, conductor
Ikue Mori, electronics

Concert #3:
ExclusiveOr: Magnets (2014)
Pauline Oliveros: work TBD
John Zorn: Oviri (2014) WORLD PREMIERE
This concert is presented FREE through OpenICE.
Performers:
Dan Lippel, guitar
Peter Evans, trumpet
Michael Lormand, trombone
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Ross Karre, percussion
Nate Wooley, trumpet
Alice Teyssier, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Andrew Bove, tuba
Nathan Davis, percussion
Jeff Snyder, electronics
Sam Pluta, electronics
Ikue Mori, electronics

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Posted: January 28, 2015 by Mike in Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Michael Francis Duch – Tomba Emmanuelle (Sofa, 2014) ****
Alexandra Grimal and Giovanni Domenico: Chergui (Ayler, 2014) *****
Lotto – Ask The Dust (LADO ABC, 2014) ***½
ROIL – Raft of the Meadows (NoBusiness, 2014) ****
WHO Trio – Zoo (Auricle, 2014) ****½
Grünen – Pith & Twig (Clean Feed, 2014) ****½
Áine O’Dwyer – Music For Church Cleaners Vol I & II (MIE, 2014) ****
Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet – Afterimage (Driff Records, 2014) ****½
Jorrit Dijkstra: New Crosscurrents – Live Bimhuis Amsterdam (Driff Records, 2014) ****
We Like We – A New Age of Sensibility (The Being Music, 2014) **** ½

Magma North American Tour Announced

Posted: January 28, 2015 by Mike in Performances

Photo du concert de Magma à la salle des Fetes...

Magma

Magma was founded in Paris in 1969 by Christian Vander, who derived his inspiration from a “vision of humanity’s spiritual and ecological future” that profoundly disturbed him. Vander was a self-taught musician, who received some tips from drum legend Elvin Jones. In the course of Magma’s first album, the band tells the story of a group of people fleeing a doomed Earth to settle on the planet Kobaïa. Later, conflict arises when the Kobaïans, who are descendants of the original colonists, encounter other Earth refugees. A distinguished aspect of Magma’s music is that Vander actually invented a constructed language, Kobaïan, in which most lyrics are sung. Later albums told different stories set in more ancient times; however the Kobaïan language remained an integral part of the music. Reportedly, Christian Vander is also highly influenced by the work of jazz legend John Coltrane. “For my work, it is still Coltrane who actually gives me the real material to work on, to be able to move on.,” says Vander.

Magma:
Christian Vander
Stella Vander
Isabelle Feuillebois
Hervé Aknin
Benoit Alziary
James Mac Gaw
Jérémie Ternoy
Philippe Bussonnet

Magma US tour dates:

April 2 – Venue – Vancouver, BC

http://bplive.electrostub.com/event.cfm?id=141752&cart

April 3 – Crocodile – Seattle, WA

April 4 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/772633?utm_source=os

April 6 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA

http://www.attheecho.com/event/772815

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/772815?utm_medium=bks

April 8 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

http://tickets.slims-sf.com/events/476797

April 10 – Reggies – Chicago, IL

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/772697

April 11 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004E3A2260DA49

April 13 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY

http://lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/magma-april-13th-2015/