Archive for August 4, 2005

More on Stockhausen in London

Posted: August 4, 2005 by Mike in Performances

A few more details from the latest article.

ARTSaha Festival

Posted: August 4, 2005 by Mike in Performances

A contemporary music festival called ARTSaha will be taking place late this month in Omaha. Featured composers are Ives, Lucier, Lachenmann, Stockhausen and others.

New on Tzadik

Posted: August 4, 2005 by Mike in Releases

The latest Tzadik releases:

The Cracow Klezmer Band :
The Cracow Klezmer Band Plays John Zorn Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass: A Tribute to Bruno Schultz
Cat. # 7349
Released Aug 2005
cd time – 65:36
The Cracow Klezmer Band is one of the most passionate, virtuosic and creative bands in the New Jewish Renaissance and with each new release they just keep getting better and better. For their fourth CD on Tzadik they collaborate with John Zorn to paint a surreal vision of the work of Polish writer Bruno Schulz, whose art and stories continue to fascinate and perplex the world. Zorn’s evocative compositions and Jarek Bester’s sparkling arrangements blend perfectly, capturing the lyrical fantasy of Schulz’s expressive symbolism. Featuring beautiful vocalist Grazyna Auguscik on two tracks, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass is a CD of driving rhythms, soaring lyricism, textures, moods and fantastic colors that you will return to again and again.

Misha Mengelberg : Senne Sing Song
Cat. # 7613
Released Aug 2005
cd time – 57:54
US Price $15.00
Misha Mengelberg has been a central figure of the Dutch Jazz/Improvisers scene since the late 1950’s. A brilliant pianist, organizer, conceptualist, composer, dadaist and eccentric leader of the ICP Orchestra, he has been an inspiration and mentor to several generations of musicians worldwide. Following up on his acclaimed piano trio recordings for the Japanese label Avant back in the early 1990’s,Misha performs with the classic downtown rhythm section of Greg Cohen (Ornette Coleman, Masada) and Ben Perowsky (Uri Caine, John Scofield). Nine original compositions in a dynamic trio setting by one of the legendaryfigures of new music.