Archive for September, 2005

New Elliott Carter Release

Posted: September 30, 2005 by Mike in Releases

Bridge Records has released the latest in their Carter series.

In celebration of Elliott Carter’s 97th birthday, Bridge Records is proud to be issuing Volume Six of its Elliott Carter Edition. This series of recordings has garnered high critical praise including three Grammy nominations, BBC Music Magazine’s “Best of the Year”and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Prize. Volume Six features violin virtuoso Rolf Schulte’s highly anticipated recording of Carter’s Violin Concerto, and listeners will surely be thrilled by his electrifying performance. Schulte, in a spectacularly gripping account of Carter’s masterpiece, gives us state-of-the-art violin playing, and British conductor Justin Brown leads the Odense Symphony Orchestra of Denmark in a reading that captures the detailed and panoramic emotional range of this score. Schulte then steps into the spotlight with a superb account of Carter’s collection of violin solos- Four Lauds. Rolf Schulte was the dedicatee of the final movement of this set, “Fantasy- Remembering Roger” (1999), and his performance here takes up where his Violin Concerto reading leaves off. What ultimately makes Schulte’s readings of Carter’s music so exceptionally satisfying is his complete mastery of the technical aspects of this music. Schulte’s playing is so assured and deeply committed that he has the rare ability to transcend the music’s surface difficulties, and reveal its humanistic emotional core. Volume Six concludes with a performance of Carter’s early Holiday Overture, a brassy and celebratory composition that heralded the end of World War II and led to the beginning of Carter’s mature style. Notes by British musicologist Malcolm McDonald, and a number of rare photographs of the composer complete this disc.

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Pi Recordings News

Posted: September 30, 2005 by Mike in Releases

An upcoming release has been announced.

On September 20th & 21st Liberty Ellman went into Brooklyn Recording with Steve Lehman, Mark Shim, Stephan Crump, Jose Davilla, and Gerald Cleaver. Pi Recordings will release the CD in the spring of 2006.

Phrenology Festival

Posted: September 30, 2005 by Mike in Performances

Emerging Improvisers is hosting the Fifth Phrenology Festival this weekend in Chicago.

DMG Newsletter

Posted: September 30, 2005 by Mike in Releases, Reviews

Lots of news and reviews in today’s DMG Newsletter.

Mark Dresser Interview

Posted: September 29, 2005 by Mike in Interviews

Dresser is interviewed at the UC San Diego paper.

Scott Amendola's Upcoming Shows

Posted: September 29, 2005 by Mike in Performances

Amendola has a few shows scheduled:

10/ 4/05 Petaluma, CA Zebulon´s Lounge
21 4th St.
707-769-7948 Scott Amendola Band celebrating the release of Believe!
8pm — $15 — Ages: 21+
Jenny Scheinman-violin
Nels Cline-guitars
John Shifflett-contrabass
Scott Amendola-drums,percussion,electronics

10/ 5/05 Oakland, CA Yoshi´s
510 Embarcadero West
510-238-9200 Scott Amendola Band celebrating the release of Believe!
8 and 10pm — $12 and $14 — All Ages
Jenny Scheinman-violin
Nels Cline-guitars
John Shifflett-contrabass
Scott Amendola-drums,percussion,electronics

10/ 6/05 Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320-20 Cedar St.
(831) 427 2227 Scott Amendola Band celebrating the release of Believe!
8pm — $12/$15 — All Ages
Jenny Scheinman-violin
Nels Cline-guitars
John Shifflett-contrabass
Scott Amendola-drums,percussion,electronics

10/ 7/05 Los Angeles,CA Crytonight @ Club Tropical
8641 Washington Blvd.
310-559-1127
Scott Amendola Band celebrating the release of Believe!
8pm — $10 — All Ages
Jenny Scheinman-violin
Nels Cline-guitars
John Shifflett-contrabass
Scott Amendola-drums/pesussion/electronics

10/ 9/05 San Francisco, CA The Canvas Gallery
1200 9th Ave.
415-504-0060 ´plays Monk´
8pm-11pm — $3.00 — All Ages
Ben Goldberg-clarinet
Devin Hoff-contrabass
Scott Amendola-drums

playing the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk

10/15/05 Berkeley, CA The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street
Info (510)701-1787 Hurricane Relief Jazz Benefit Concert
2-8pm — Suggested Donation $20-$50 (greater donations thankfully accepted) — All Ages
´Plays Monk´- Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff, Scott Amendola playing the music of
Thelonious Monk (3-4pm)
Anton Schwartz Quartet – Art Hirahara, John Wiitala, Tim Bulkley
Upsurge – Fronted by poets Raymond Nat Turner and Zigi Lowenberg
Anna Deleon and Mal Sharpe
Yancy Taylor Group – Ed Williams, Ben Stolorow

10/21/05 San Francisco, CA The Make Out Room
3225 22nd St.
415-647-2888 Jim Campilongo w/ the Legendary Bobby Black
Jim Campilongo-guitar
Bobby Black-pedal steel guitar
Chris Kee-acoustic bass
Scott Amendola-drums

Upcoming at the Tonic

Posted: September 29, 2005 by Mike in Performances

New York’s Tonic will be featuring a few good shows.

Fri, Sep 30
8pm Billy Martin & Socket
$12
With Cyro Baptista (percussion), Shelley Hirsch , Min Xiao Fen (pipa / ruan), Charles Burnham (violin), Calvin Weston (drums) & Shahzad Ismaily (drums / guitar). Plus surprise guests.
10:30pm & 12:30am Garage A Trois: Charlie Hunter, Skerik, Stanton Moore & Mike Dillon
$20 per set, $20 in advance per set
In New Orleans right after Mardi Gras 1998, this fearsome threesome, Stanton Moore, Skerik and Charlie Hunter, met for the first time to record Galactic drummer Moore’s debut LP All Kooked Out! So powerful was this pairing that in 3 days they not only polished off one bad-ass album, but they had enough mojo left to investigate a totally different concept: an all-live, dubbed-out trio playing club-ready, but sample-free, grooves. Percussionist Matt Dillon was soon added to round out the lineup.

Mon, Oct 03
8pm Triptych Myth: Cooper-Moore, Chad Taylor & Tom Abbs
$10
With Cooper-Moore (piano), Tom Abbs (bass), and Chad Taylor (drums). The group Triptych Myth is committed to breaking barriers both inside and out of the music. Triptych Myth is a new trio; they have been honing their group concept here in NYC for the past three years. Tonight’s performance is in celebration of the release of their new album on AUM Fidelity; their first exquisitely captured studio recording in which, at a peak of their powers, their focus was on The Beautiful.

Wed, Oct 05
8pm & 10pm Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
$12 per set
With Marc Ribot (guitar), Shahzad Ismaily (drums / guitar) & Ches Smith (drums).

Tue, Oct 11
8pm Matt Shipp & Steve Dalachinsky plus Assif Tsahar, Jim Black & Mat Maneri
$12
Matt Shipp & Steve Dalachinsky:
Assif Tsahar, Jim Black & Mat Maneri: With Assif Tsahar (tenor sax / bass clarinet), Jim Black (drums / percussion) & Mat Maneri (violin / viola). A belated release party for this trio’s Black Jam CD (Hopscotch).