Jeff Carey / Audrey Chen / Raed Yassin / Morten J. Olsen at Sonic Circuits

From DC’s Sonic Circuits:

Thursday September 3
Doors 730pm Music 8pm SHARP
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910
located three blocks south of the silver spring metro station (red line)
Free parking in gated lot out front
Jeff Carey+Audrey Chen+Raed Yassin+Morten J. Olsen Quartet

American composer JEFF CAREY’S music is a blend of fixed-media composition and electro-instrumentalism — the music of the visceral, ecstatic, and electric moment. His inventions of fluid sound are in an ever changing state: a mobile moves in the wind, changes shape, and is in constant renewal. Listeners are invited to explore an abstract sonic universe and engage in a world inspired by fictional cosmology, code breaking, and mathematical conundrums.

AUDREY CHEN is a Chinese-American musician and performance artist born outside of Chicago in 1976. Using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chen’s work focuses on the combination and layering of traditional and extended techniques. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is often extremely personal and visceral. Her performance work incorporates sound, movement and visual/sculptural concepts.

RAED YASSIN: Born in Beirut 1979, a video, sound and visual artist, also works as a musician: (double bass, tapes and electronics), and a part-time curator. Graduated from the theatre department in the Lebanese university in Beirut. He works with image, music, text and concept. His work based on themes related to the media, the city, the history of contemporary art, Arabic cinema, pornography, pop culture, disasters, and archives. His work was shown across Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and Japan. Currently he lives and works in Amsterdam.

MORTEN J. OLSEN is active in the impro./contemporary music scene in Amsterdam. He’s part of the new movement called critical newism, the N collective, and plays with Thomas Dybdal, and in MoHa! with Anders Hana.

After a long hiatus Tyler Higgins and Dave Vosh return with their duo SAFE . Using electronics, acoustic instruments, and modular synthesizer, they build slowly evolving complex layers of sound.

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Squarepusher
Album: Solo Electric Bass 1
Label: Warp
Review date: Aug. 31, 2009

Artist: Nisennenmondai
Album: Destination Tokyo
Label: Smalltown Superjazz
Review date: Aug. 28, 2009

Artist: Jackie-O Motherfucker
Album: Ballads of the Revolution
Label: Fire
Review date: Aug. 27, 2009

Artist: Stephan Mathieu Taylor Deupree
Album: Transcriptions
Label: Spekk
Review date: Aug. 26, 2009

Artist: Mount Eerie
Album: Wind’s Poem
Label: P.W. Elverum & Sun
Review date: Aug. 25, 2009

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Rob Brown / Gerald Cleaver and Ned Rothenberg at RUCMA

Ned Rothenberg at Appleby Jazz Festival 2007
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From New York’s Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

Start: 08/31/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 08/31/2009 – 10:00pm

7:30PM – Rob Brown/Gerald Cleaver: Rob Brown (alto sax), Gerald Cleaver (drums)
9PM – Ned Rothenberg Group: Ned Rothenberg (alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, shakuhachi), Ibrahim Maalouf (trumpet), Brahim Fribgane (oud), Stomu Takeishi (percussion)

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August 29, 2009
Eric Revis Quartet, The Jazz Gallery
Jason Moran, Eric Revis, Ken Vandermark, Nasheet Waits

August 26, 2009
Tartar Lamb, Barbes
David Bodie, Tim Byrnes, Toby Driver, Mia Matsumiya

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The John Coltrane Memorial Concert: The Believer

This year’s John Coltrane Memorial Concert takes place in Boston over two days in September.

The Believer: Concert 1”
The John Coltrane Memorial Ensemble:
Carl Atkins, Leonard Brown, Sa Davis,
Mark Harvey, Tim Ingles, John Lockwood,
Bill Lowe, Jason Palmer, Bill Pierce,
George W. Russell Jr., Syd Smart, Stan Strickland,
Alvin Terry & Gary Valente;
with special recognition of
Edmund Barry Gaither
[held on Saturday, September 26, 7:30 pm, at Northeastern University]


“The Believer: Concert 2”
Stan Strickland, John Lockwood, Laslzo Gardony, & Yoron Israel
along with appearances by
Bill Lowe, Syd Smart, Jason Palmer & Leonard Brown
[held on Sunday, September 27, 3:00 pm, at Hibernian Hall]

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ESP-Disk’ Tour Dates

Tour dates from various ESP-Disk’ artists:

Sun., August 30
Gunter Hampel at Cafe “Hahn”, Koblenz, Germany
Arrington de Dionyso at Visual Arts Collective, Boise, ID

Mon., August 31
Gunter Hampel at 72nd Birthday Concert, Koelnloft, Cologne, Germany

Wed., September 2
Arrington de Dionyso at Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Thurs., September 3
Arrington de Dionyso at Record Bar, Kansas City, MO

Sat., September 5 & 6
Fred Anderson and Henry Grimes at Velvet Lounge, Chicago, IL

Fri., September 11
Talibam! at Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Linda Kallerdahl at Beches Brew, Nefertiti Goteborg, Sweden
Joe Morris at Outpost 186, Cambridge, MA
Thollem McDonas at Experimental Piano Series, Chicago, IL

Sat., September 12
Talibam! at Dornbirn Festival, Austria

Arrington de Dionyso at Danger Danger Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Sun., September 13
Hungry March Band at Red Hook Jazz Festival, Brooklyn, NY

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Umbrella Music Through September 10

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sunday, 30 August 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | James Falzone’s KLANG : the Goodman Project
James Falzone – clarinet
Jason Adaseiwicz – vibes
David Miller – guitar
Jason Roebke – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
Jazz Fest Preview
two sets

Wednesday, 2 September 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Gordon Grdina Trio
Gordon Grdina – guitar, oud
Tommy Babin – bass
Kenton Loewen – drums
11:00PM | Gordon Grdina Trio with Jeb Bishop
Gordon Grdina – guitar, oud
Tommy Babin – bass
Kenton Loewen – drums
Jeb Bishop – trombone
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Joshua Abrams spins Music For Feh Thu Les Byp Eds, Part I

Thursday, 3 September 2009
10:00PM | Bishop/Rempis/Kessler/Zerang
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Kent Kessler – bass
Michael Zerang – drums
two sets

Sunday, 6 September 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Lucky 7s
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jeff Albert – trombone, tuba
Josh Berman – cornet
Keefe Jackson – tenor sax, bass clarinet
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Matthew Golombisky – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 9 September 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Baker/Labycz
Jim Baker – keyboards
Brian Labycz – electronics
11:00PM | Shelton/Jackson/Hatwich/Riordan
Aram Shelton – alto saxophone, clarinet
Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone, contrabass clarinet
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Andrea Jablonski spins Sad Songs For Suckers

Thursday, 10 September 2009
10:00PM | Cylinder Ad Hoc
Aram Shelton – alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
Kjell Nordeson – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

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Bagatellen Reviews

saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano ...
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From Bagatellen:

Stanley Schumacher / Musikmacher Productions
In spite of the huge quantity of recordings that I get to listen to on a monthly basis, this triplet of discs represents my very first encounter with Stanley Schumacher’s output. A technically advanced trombonist also utilizing the voice (who actually began with the euphonium), Schumacher has covered several roles in his career, which comprises [...]

Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble – Congliptious
While a hallmark of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, wide-open spaces and atomistic sound-rhythms (frequently on found “little instruments”) are an incomplete picture of how AACM groups were aesthetically manifest. Certainly, space was endemic to groups like the Creative Construction Company and records like Joseph Jarman’s As If It Were the [...]

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Darcy James Argue To Host Brooklyn Big Band Bonanza October 19th

Darcy James Argue & Secret Society
Image by Nicken05 via Flickr

From Improvised Communications:

On Monday, October 19th, will present Brooklyn Big Band Bonanza, a celebration of innovative big bands organized by acclaimed composer Darcy James Argue, at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. Performers will include Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra, Andrew Durkin’s Industrial Jazz Group and Argue’s own acclaimed 18-piece steampunk big band, Secret Society, which will headline the event. All three bands are led by composers working to reinvigorate the big band format for the 21st Century by integrating influences from a wide variety of other sounds and genres.

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