Live at Ars Nova Workshop


german trombone player Conny Bauer in Club W71...
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From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Sunday, February 28, 8pm
CONNY BAUER / WILLIAM PARKER / HAMID DRAKE TRIO
with Conny Bauer, trombone; William Parker, bass; and Hamid Drake, drums

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street
$12 General Admission

German trombonist Konrad “Conny” Bauer (b. 1943) started his career in 1969 as guitarist and singer in Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky’s band. But, by the second half of the 1970s, Bauer became a prominent contributor to the European free jazz movement, and helped found numerous groups which influenced the development of jazz in East Germany. From 1988 to 1989 he directed the National Jazz Orchestra of former East Germany, and later performed with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Joachim Kühn’s Jubilee Band, Globe Unity Orchestra and NDR Big Band. Since 1983 he has worked with artists such as Anthony Braxton, Tony Oxley, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker and George Lewis. For this very rare US performance he is joined by one of the heaviest rhythm sections in improvised music: William Parker and Hamid Drake. Beginning with their years together in Peter Brötzmann‘s Die Like A Dog ensemble, these two giants are known for their ground-breaking work with David S. Ware, Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Bill Laswell, Fred Anderson, The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, In Order To Survive, Other Dimensions In Music, and much more. Not to be missed!

Monday, March 1, 8pm
ATOMIC
with Fredrik Ljungkvist, saxophones + bass clarinet; Magnus Broo, trumpet;
Håvard Wiik, piano; Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, double-bass; and PNL, drums

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street
$12 General Admission

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Mateen / Campbell / Dalachinsky in NY


From ESP-Disk’:

Thursday, March 18th Three Downtown Jazz luminaries come to celebrate our new store!

8pm
Sabir Mateen – woodwinds
Roy Campbell Jr. – trumpets
Steve Dalachinsky – words

ESP Disk’, after 45 years of presenting sounds like you’ve never heard before, now has a storefront to offer them directly to you. Our dedicated store staff started by sawing shelves and painting the front of our offices. Then they dug through collections to find the finest in rare ESP vinyls, obscure avant-jazz and the best in new music. All laid out lovingly for you to drool, dream and buy and own.

ESP Records
990 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
G Train to Bedford/Nostrand

Coming up at the ISSUE Project Room


From the ISSUE Project Room:

02/28 @ 4pm – Jonathan Kane’s February LIVE RECORDING PROJECT
Acclaimed Ensemble to Record First Live Album @ ISSUE Project Room Proceeds of Both Performances to Benefit the Suzanne Fiol Memorial Fund Table of the Elements/Radium Records and ISSUE Project Room present an unprecedented live recording project with Jonathan Kane’s February.  The result of this two day affair will be a first-ever live LP by the band that [...]

03/02 @ 8pm – Elliott Sharp & Andrea Centazzo – guitar and percussion duo
Two masters of improvisation meet  for a set of wide-ranging sonics and rhythmic extremes. Andrea Centazzo: An Italian-born American percussionist and composer, in more than 30 years’ career, Centazzo has crossed music genres and artistic expression forms, starting as jazz percussionist and improviser to become later a contemporary composer, a visual artist, a film and theater director [...]

Sonomu Reviews


From Sonomu:

Martin Schulte, Depth of Soul (Lantern)
It is always refreshing – and often astonishing – when someone steps up to a particular artistic genre that, while far from being tired and faded still does seem to have been stretched to its limits, and makes us hear it in an entirely different way. Martin Schulte´s Depth of Soul takes the… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 08:53, 27 Feb 2010

Buckethead, Travis Dickerson & Brain, The Dragons of Eden (TDRS Music)
At the turn of the millenium, guitar ace Buckethead, having apparently been bruised and battered too many times by the small-minded gnomes who run most of the music industry, met independent producer and studio and label owner Travis Dickerson (whose stable of artists includes his good friend, actor… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 00:00, 25 Feb 2010

The Infant Cycle, A Mysterious Disc (3″ CDR The Ceiling)
A mysterious disc, indeed. No telling back from front as the same, black and white stylized circles and rectangles appear on either side of the cover. Nothing but a clean white surface on the disc itself. And what´s more, according to the website there are two more 7″ vinyl discs also called “A… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 09:12, 24 Feb 2010

Celer, Tropical (CDR Mystery Sea)
To celebrate its fiftieth release, Mystery Sea could not have chosen a more appropriate artist. The duo of Will Long and the late Danielle Baquet-Long have refreshed the genre of ambient music with remarkable speed. Their prolific output has been matched release by release with glowing reviews. By… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 06:44, 24 Feb 2010

AMN Picks of the Week


Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Tyshawn Sorey – Koan (2009)
Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orch. – Kollaps Tradixionales (2010)
Jeremiah Cymerman – Under a Blue Grey Sky (2010)
Ian Boddy – The Final Question (2008)
Ian Boddy – Three Dreams (2007)
Ian Boddy – The Mechanics of a Thought (2007)
Giuseppi Logan – Guiseppi Logan Quintet (2010)

CareFusion Jazz Festival New York


CareFusion Jazz Festival New York is a new fest featuring performances this June. Highlights below.

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen
The Studio Museum in Harlem / 7:30pm / $15 Public; $10 Members, Seniors, Students

Craig Taborn
The Jazz Gallery / 9pm & 10:30pm / $15 Public; $10 Members

Seabrook Power Plant
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Zebulon / 9pm & 10:30pm / FREE

Bitches Brew Revisited
Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival at Prospect Park Bandshell / 7:30pm / FREE

Cooper Moore Trio
Peter Evans Group
Zebulon / 9pm & 10:30pm / FREE
Monday, June 21

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola / 7:30pm & 9:30pm / Ticket Price TBA

Skirl Records Showcase:
The Benefit Band
Ben Perowsky Quartet
Barbès / 8pm & 10pm / Ticket Price TBA

Tortoise
Aethereal Bace
(le) Poisson Rouge / 8pm / $22 in advance; $25 at the door

Matana Roberts’ COIN COIN
The Jazz Gallery / 9pm & 10:30pm / $15 Public; $10 Members

Revive Da Live Big Band featuring Nicholas Payton & Talib Kweli
Nicholas Payton Sexxxtet
(le) Poisson Rouge / 7pm / $22 in advance; $25 at the door

Jason Moran with Mary Halvorson and Ron Miles
Jazz Standard / 7:30pm & 9:30pm / $15