Several sources, including this one are reporting that Alice Coltrane has passed. More details as they emerge.
The Princeton Laptop Orchestra will be performing on January 18th.
From Musique Machine:
Kuusumun Profeetta – Hymyilevien laivojen satama
Hymyilevien laivojen satama appears on Circles Ektro label so you know you not in for an easy or simply one genre musically ride. I guess itâ€™s a cross between prog, jazz rock, strange stage musically, 70â€™s theatrical rock, soundtrack elements. With side steps into coral music, avant classical, and strange theatrical monitions .Itâ€™s all toped with very distinctive vocals in Finnish mother tongue which again gives their sound an interesting & different feel.
Geir Jenssen – Cho Oyu 8201m- Field Recordings from Tibet
Cho Oyu 8201m sees Geir Jensse, of electroinc ambient/ project Biosphere, Collecting together, manipulation and editing of sound recordings from his trip up Cho Oyu in Tibet- the sixth highest mountain in the world.
Deerhunter – Cryptograms
Deerhunters mix of psychedelia, ambient, loâ€“fi indie and new wave edges returns for its second album. The band have gathered a large amount praise in places low and high, but for myself I find it all passable enough, but really for most of itâ€™s playing time it just seems to drift by with out much excitement.
Green Milk From The Planet Orange – You take me to the World
Japanese psychedelic dada prog weirdoâ€™s offer up their sixth release You take me to the world, which gives us tow tracks of odd jabbering dialogue, spacey shrills, building atmospheric & some rocked-out moments.
BJNilsen & Stilluppsteypa – DrykkjuvÄ©sur Ã³hljÃ³danna
DrykkjuvÄ©sur Ã³hljÃ³danna is the second collaboration between Swedish sound artist BJNilsen and Icelandic sound sculpture collective Stilluppsteypa. It offers up six tracks of grim and macabre scarped clean copse, industrial electronics mixed with psycho ambient traces, to an very unsettling effect.
This video is too much fun – can six musicians “play” an apartment? Of course…
Artist: Legendary Pink Dots
Album: Your Children Placate You from Premature Graves
Review date: Jan. 12, 2007
Album: Viva Koenji!!
Label: Skin Graft
Review date: Jan. 12, 2007
Label: Thrill Jockey
Review date: Jan. 10, 2007
Artist: Henry Kaiser
Album: Domo Arigato Derek-Sensei!
Label: Balance Point Acoustics
Review date: Jan. 6, 2007
The Downtown Music Gallery guys curated last month’s series at the Stone in New York. They have also reviewed the entire month.
Dave Douglas will direct this workshop.
Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music
Program dates: May 21, 2007 – June 09, 2007
sax, Week 1 (May 21-26)
guitar, Week 1 (May 21-26)
bass, Week 1 (May 21-26)
piano, Week 1 (May 21-26)
drums, Week 1 (May 21-26)
sax, Week 2 (May 28 – June 2)
drums, Week 2 (May 28 – June 2)
violin, Week 2 (May 28 – June 2)
piano, Week 2 (May 28 – June 2)
composition, Week 2 (May 28 – June 2)
bass, Week 2 (May 28 – June 2)
Instant Composer’s Pool (ICP)
Week 3 faculty includes members of the Instant Composer’s Pool (ICP)
piano, composition, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
drums, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
tenor sax, clarinet, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
tenor sax, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
bass, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
trumpet, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
cello, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
alto sax, clarinet, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
violin, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
trombone, Week 3 (June 4-9) Member, Instant Composer’s Pool
A book on this seminal album is due to be published in May.
Highlights for this week in NYC.
BEN ALLISON (Tomorrow) Mr. Allison, a bassist and composer, has a knack for assembling hardy and sophisticated ensembles like this one, with Michael Blake on saxophones, Frank Kimbrough on Wurlitzer keyboard and Michael Sarin on drums. At 10 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village, (212) 929-9883, 55bar.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)
COMMON THREAD/BRASS CONSCIOUSNESS (Wednesday) Common Thread is a cadre of incisive players currently or formerly apprenticed to the influential avant-garde saxophonist Steve Coleman: the trumpeters Jonathan Finlayson and Shane Endsley, the trombonist Tim Albright, the bassist Chris Lightcap and the drummer Marcus Gilmore. Brass Consciousness, which plays a later set, adds one more trumpeter, Ralph Alessi. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; cover, $10 per set. (Chinen)
DANCE NOW MUSIC (Tuesday through Thursday) Avant-garde music and movement are equal partners in this off-season Vision Festival series, which runs through next Sunday. Next weekâ€™s highlights include trios led by the multireedists Joe McPhee (Tuesday) and Cooper-Moore (Wednesday), and a duo by the dancer Julia Wilkins and the alto saxophonist Matana Roberts (Thursday). (Through Jan. 21.) At 7:30 p.m., Teatro La Tea at Clemente Soto VÃ©lez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, near Rivington Street, Lower East Side, (212) 696-6681, visionfestival.org; $20 a night ($10 for students), or three nights for $40.
ANDREW DURKINâ€™S INDUSTRIAL JAZZ GROUP/DARCY JAMES ARGUEâ€™S SECRET SOCIETY (Sunday) Two powerful big bands, each guided by a clear vision. The Industrial Jazz Group, based in Los Angeles and led by the pianist Andrew Durkin, offers retro sounds with an ironic touch; the Secret Society, let by the composer Darcy James Argue, is future-minded and dead serious. At 8 p.m., Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, near Bleecker Street, East Village, (212) 614-0505; cover, $12. (Chinen)
JOHN HOLLENBECKâ€™S CLAUDIA QUINTET (Tomorrow) This improvising chamber ensemble pursues texturally oriented and often contrapuntal exploration; Mr. Hollenbeckâ€™s drumming is one color on a palette that also includes Chris Speedâ€™s clarinet and tenor saxophone, Ted Reichmanâ€™s accordion, John Hebertâ€™s bass and Matt Moranâ€™s vibraphone. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street CafÃ©, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $12, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)
RE:ACTION (Wednesday) The bassist Sean Conly features his own compositions in this aptly titled band, with Tony Malaby and MichaÃ«l Attias on saxophones and Take Toriyama on drums. At 10 p.m., BarbÃ¨s, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 965-9177, barbesbrooklyn.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)
ANGELICA SANCHEZ/TONY MALABY/TOM RAINEY (Sunday) A collective trio that treads a middle ground between lyricism and abstraction, with Ms. Sanchez on piano, Mr. Malaby on saxophones and Mr. Rainey on drums. At 8:30 and 10 p.m., Jimmyâ€™s, 43 East Seventh Street, East Village, (212) 982-3006, freestylejazz.com; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)
JENNY SCHEINMAN (Tuesday) Ms. Scheinman is that rare jazz violinist who embraces her instrumentâ€™s folksier side without making concessions to genre. Her Tuesday night engagement features different players each week; this time around, the cast includes the clarinetist Doug Wieselman and the guitarist Steve Cardenas. At 7 p.m., BarbÃ¨s, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 965-9177, barbesbrooklyn.com; cover, $8. (Chinen)