Archive for October, 2005

Striking a Bum Note

Posted: October 31, 2005 by Mike in General

Yet another common-sense opinion on the obsolescence of record companies and physical media.

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Berio Article

Posted: October 31, 2005 by Mike in General

An article discusses Berio’s use of other composers style to forge a link to the past while remaining contemporary.

One Final Note Reviews

Posted: October 31, 2005 by Mike in Reviews

The latest from One Final Note:

24 October 2005
:. Mat Maneri Pentagon (Thirsty Ear) by James Beaudreau
:. Michaël Attias Renku (Playscape) by Troy Collins
:. Coxhill/Gjerstad/Stephens This That and the Other (Loose Torque) by John Eyles
:. Menza/Bacon/Jones Jack Rabbitt (Cadence Jazz) by David Dupont
:. Various Artists Free Zone Appleby 2004 (Psi) by Derek Taylor


Those of uson this continent have an opportunity t check out some Cold Meat Industry artists in November. An even more elaborate 2 day festival is to take place early next year in Australia.

Muhal Richard Abrams in NYC

Posted: October 31, 2005 by Mike in Performances

The The AACM New York is putting on a show featuring Abrams.

THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CREATIVE MUSICIANS

40th YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SEASON CONTINUES:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2005 8PM

MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS

(SOLO PIANO PERFORMANCE)

&

THE MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS ORCHESTRA

FEATURING:

SAXOPHONES

MARTY EHRLICH & ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ (ALTOS)

ROBERT DeBELLIS & AARON STEWART (TENORS)

HOWARD JOHNSON (BARITONE)

TRUMPETS

BOB MILLIGAN, EDDIE ALLEN, CECIL BRIDGEWATER & JACK WALRATH

TROMBONES

ALFRED PATTERSON, DION TUCKER, ART BARON & JACK JEFFERS

VIBES

BRYAN CARROTT

BASS
SAADI ZAIN

DRUMS
ANDREW CYRILLE

AND

PIANIST/COMPOSER
MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS

______________________

THE CONCERTS WILL BE HELD AT:

* * * THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF NEW YORK * * *

40 EAST 35TH STREET, NYC

(BETWEEN MADISON AVENUE & PARK AVENUE)

GENERAL ADMISSION – $20.00

SENIOR CITIZENS AND STUDENTS – $10.00 W/CURRENTLY VALID ID

Everyone's playing it, but don't call it a trend

Posted: October 31, 2005 by Mike in General

An article posits that nothing is really hot right now with jazz, and that may be ok. In the mean time it discusses how some artists have started their own labels as a way of doing their own thing.

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble – A Blessing

Posted: October 30, 2005 by Mike in Reviews

This recent release is reviewed.