Archive for February, 2006

Jamie Saft Interview

Posted: February 28, 2006 by Mike in Interviews

Jamie Saft, of many Zorn-related projects, is interviewed.

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Cuong Vu Trio Review

Posted: February 28, 2006 by Mike in Performances

A review of a recent Cuong Vu performance has been posted.

More on Derek Bailey

Posted: February 28, 2006 by Mike in General

For good measure, here is another article showcasing the late Derek Bailey.

A Dangerous and Dirty Dozen

Posted: February 28, 2006 by Mike in General, Reviews

An article explores 12 of the more radical and innovative jazz albums with the goal of potentially using them to lure new people into jazz.

One Final Note Reviews

Posted: February 28, 2006 by Mike in Reviews

The latest reviews from One Final Note:

27 February 2006

Roscoe Mitchell Quintet
Turn (RogueArt)
by Troy Collins

Even with four decades of involvement with creative improvised music, Roscoe Mitchell forges onward, ever evolving and still vital.

Agustí Fernández & Peter Kowald
Sea of Lead (Hopscotch)
by Derek Taylor

There are various junctures where Fernández steals the show with his aggressive ingenuity and resolve toward stretching the physical parameters of the piano.

Mary Lou Williams Collective
Zodiac Suite : Revisited (Mary)
by David Dupont

The Collective, actually Geri Allen’s working trio, presents Williams’ 12-movement composition with three other related pieces generously filling out the CD’s playing time.

Stephen Gauci Trio
First, Keep Quiet (CIMP)
by Jay Collins

Though previous records showcase Gauci within looser constructs, the stones previously laid down provide an accurate glimpse into the assortment presented here.

The Drift
Noumena (Temporary Residence)
by Daniel Spicer

Tight and structured, intellectual and calculated, yet has enough surprises and moments of blissed-out trance to satisfy any diehard disciple of swing.

Messiaen and Varese in NYC

Posted: February 27, 2006 by Mike in Performances, Reviews

A review of this apparently one-off performance is available.

Faust European Tour

Posted: February 27, 2006 by Mike in Performances

The legendary Faust will be playing Europe in April.

Krautrock legendary band Faust will be doing a short tour in Europe during April which includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Germany. The current lineup is formed by Hans-Joachim Irmler (keyboard), Steven Wray Lobdell (guitar), Michael Stoll (bass, flute), Lars Paukstat (percussion, vocals), Jan Fride-Wolbrandt (drums), and John Silk (sound).

Tour dates:
-7 April: Haarlem, Netherlands, Toon Festival
-8 April: Antwerp, Belgium, Luchtbal
-14 April: Porto, Portugal, Casa da Musica
-30 April: Krems Klangraum, Donau Festival 2006