Archive for January 24, 2010


Mark Feldman
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New releases from Tzadik:

Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier
Oblivia

Mycale
Mycale: The Book of Angels Volume 13

Noah Creshevsky
The Twilight of the Gods

Yuka Honda
Heart Chamber Phantoms

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DMG Newsletter January 22nd, 2010

Posted: January 24, 2010 by Mike in Performances, Releases, Reviews

From DMG:

Zorn a Capella Masada! Matt Shipp Solo! Feldman/Courvoisier! Unreleased NY Art Qt ’65! Univers Zero! Anker/Taborn/Cleaver! Jacob Anderskov w/ Chris Speed! Johannes Lauer Large! David Durrah!

Lovedale w/ Cuong Vu! Chicago Underground Duo! Good for Cows! Jean Derome & Joane Hetu! Klaxon Guele! Antoine Berthiaume! Lori Freedman! Peter Whitehead! Bill Fay! Peter Walker! Jack Rose! ..Rare stock found!

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, January 24th at 6pm: RAS MOSHE / KYOKO KITAMURA/ REUT REGEV / ANDERS NILSSEN! Master reeds wiz Ras brings his new to DMG!

Sunday, January 31st at 6pm:
JESSE ELDER & LOGAN RICHARDSON!
Excellent Piano & Alto Sax Duo & CD Release Celebration!

Valentine’s Day – Sunday, February 14th at 6pm:
PETER WHITEHEAD – Instrument Maker & Songwriter CD Release Celebration!
Playing Love Songs from Alien Worlds!

Sunday, March 21st at 6pm:
CYLINDER Trio (from San Francisco):
Aram Shelton – alto saxophone and clarinet
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Lisa Mezzacappa – acoustic bass

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From The American Academy in Rome:

It’s hard to believe it all happened in the space of just over 25 hours. A 20 January concert on Viale Trinità dei Monti at the French Academy, co-sponsored by the AAR, in homage to composer Luigi Nono (1924-1990). The next evening, on the Gianicolo at the American Academy, a lecture and the opening of an exhibition on Nono’s opera Intolleranza 1960. And a concert at the AAR’s Villa Aurelia in homage to 101 year old Elliott Carter (FAAR’53, RAAR’63, ’69, ‘80), including the European premieres of his Tintinnabulation and Figment V for percussion ensemble.

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Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.
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From All About Jazz:

Positive Catastrophe
Garabatos Volume One (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Dave Douglas Tiny Bell Trio
Constellations (Hatology)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Forty Fort (Hot Cup Records)
Reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Wadada Leo Smith
Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Barry Guy / London Jazz Composers Orchestra / Irene Schweizer
Radio Rondo (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Grosse Abfahrt
Vanity (Emanem)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Larry Och’s Sax & Drumming Core
Stone Shift (Rogue Art)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Chicago Underground Duo
Boca Negra (Thrill Jockey)
Reviewed by Chris May

Greg Burk
Many Worlds (482 Music)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Myra Melford’s Be Bread
The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12 Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

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From The Boston Musical Intelligencer:

The Callithumpian Consort, under the skillful direction of pianist and conductor Stephen Drury, presented a concert entitled, “Hot Butterknife Knight” to a young and packed audience in the Gardner Museum’s series, “Avant Gardner,” on Thursday, January 21. The concert title itself has no particular meaning that I could determine, but rather seems to be a handle to signify the collaboration of three young composers, Lei Liang, Adam Roberts, and Nicholas Vines, all of whom have recent Ph.D. degrees in composition from Harvard University. Indeed the second work on the program, “Triplex mobilis” (2009) was written by all three at the suggestion of Drury, and first performed on this occasion. 

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Posted: January 24, 2010 by Mike in Reviews

From Free Jazz:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010
Joel Grip, Niklas Barnö, Didier Lasserre – Snus (Ayler, 2009) ****

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
Myra Melford’s Be Bread – The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12, 2010) ****½

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
Mark O’Leary – Live In Helsinki (Re:KonstruKt, 2009) ****

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