Archive for August, 2010


From Baltimore’s Out Of Your Head:

Just a quick plug for a creative show in the Baltimore area. A great trumpet player and friend Ben Syversen is on tour with his trio featuring guitarist Xander Naylor and drummer Jeremy Gustin. Ben just released his first album with the trio called Cracked Vessel and it’s definitely worth checking out. A band I’m part of called Turn Around Norman is also playing. That band is made up of OOYH members Cam Collins-sax; JJ Wright-whirly; Adam Hopkins-bass; and Nathan Ellman-Bell-drums.

You can check out more of Ben’s stuff (and all of Cracked Vessel) at http://bensyversen.com/. More info on Turn Around Norman is available at http://weturnaround.com. T.A.N. also recently finished their debut album We Turn Around. Watch out for release date and upcoming tour info.

Wednesday, September 1 @ The Windup Space
Turn Around Norman and Ben Syversen Trio
12 W North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Music at 9:30pm
$5

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5th Annual Umbrella Music Festival

Posted: August 31, 2010 by Mike in Performances

Frank Rosaly, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Umbrella Music is pleased to announce the final schedule for the fifth annual Umbrella Music Festival, November 3rd-7th. The event celebrates jazz and improvised music from Chicago and beyond.

Wednesday, November 3rd at The Chicago Cultural Center
EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO : Night One
6:30 PM : Xavier Charles Trio (France)
Xavier Charles – clarinet
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Claudia Cassidy Theater
7:15 PM : Marraffa/Braida Duo (Italy)
Edoardo Marraffa – reeds
Alberto Braida – piano
Preston-Bradley Hall
8:00 PM : Kurzmann/Falzone Duo (Austria)
Christof Kurzmann – electronics, etc
James Falzone – clarinet
Claudia Cassidy Theater
8:45 PM : Agustí Fernández Solo (Spain)
Agustí Fernández – piano
Preston-Bradley Hall
9:30 PM : Joost Buis Ensemble (Netherlands)
Josh Berman – cornet
Jorrit Dijkstra – alto saxophone
Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Dave Rempis – tenor/baritone saxophone
Joost Buis – trombone
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums
Charles Rumback – drums
Claudia Cassidy Theater

Thursday, November 4th at The Chicago Cultural Center
EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO : Night Two
6:30 PM : Arkadijus Gotesmanas Trio (Lithuania)
Mars Williams – saxophones
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Arkadijus Gotesmanas – drums
Claudia Cassidy Theater
7:15 PM : Chicago Luzern Exchange (Switzerland)
Josh Berman – cornet
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Marc Unternährer – tuba
Frank Rosaly – drums
Randolph St Café
8:00 PM : Waclaw Zimpel Quartet (Poland)
Waclaw Zimpel – bass clarinet
Matt Schneider – guitar
Devin Hoff – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Claudia Cassidy Theater
8:45 PM : The Long Run Development Of The Universe (Germany)
Matthias Schubert – alto saxophone
Walter Wierbos – trombone
Carl Ludwig Hübsch – tuba
Randolph St Café
9:30 PM : Fredrik Ljungkvist Sextet (Sweden)
Fredrik Ljungkvist – reeds
Nicole Mitchell – flute
Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone
Jim Baker – piano
Josh Abrams – bass
Marc Riordan – drums
Claudia Cassidy Theater

Friday, November 5th at Elastic
9 PM : Slow Cycle
Josh Berman – cornet
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Nate McBride – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
10 PM : David S. Ware Solo
David S. Ware – saxophone
11 PM : Mark Helias’s Open Loose
Ellery Eskelin – saxophones
Mark Helias – bass
Tom Rainey – drums

Saturday, November 6th at The Hideout
9 PM : Nick Broste Trio
Nick Broste – trombone
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Anton Hatwich – bass
10 PM : Ljungkvist/Buis/McBride/Reed
Fredrik Ljungkvist – reeds
Joost Buis – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Mike Reed – drums
11 PM : Trio 3
Oliver Lake – saxophones
Reggie Workman – bass
Andrew Cyrille – drums

Sunday, November 7th at The Hungry Brain
9 PM : The Outskirts
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
10 PM : Wadada Leo Smith/Gunter “Baby” Sommer Duo
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Gunter “Baby” Sommer – drums

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American jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman
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From Surrounded by Reality Music:

Patrick Breiner’s Colloquial Quartet
Friday, September 3
9:30
@ Restaurant Magnus (120 E. Wilson St)
No Cover

Patrick Breiner – tenor saxophone and clarinet
Brennan Connors – tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
Nick Moran – bass
Geoff Brady – drums, marimba, percussion

Breiner assembled a cast of exciting and original musicians for this date. The Colloquial Quartet delves into new territory and creates a unique language while exploring new material as well as classic compositions. The first set will feature the music from Dave Holland’s “Conference of the Birds”. The second set will feature Breiner’s originals as well as music by Don Cherry, Thelonious Monk, and Ornette Coleman.

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Musique Machine Reviews

Posted: August 31, 2010 by Mike in Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Various Artists – Zelphabet vol J
Stratvm Terror – This Is My Own Hell
Aquadors – Cloudlands
Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch – Genderful
Smrznik – Welcome To The Standard Nightmare
…Massacre – After Party Massacre
Noma – Schloss
Release Helen Rytka/Transductor – Self Titled
Blank Flags – Self Titled
Knurl – Thiocarbamide

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Music and More Reviews

Posted: August 31, 2010 by Mike in Reviews

Craig Taborn (Prezens, at the Vortex (London) ...
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From Music and More:

Julian Arguelles – Ground Rush (Clean Feed, 2010)
Louis Sclavis, Craig Taborn and Tom Rainey – Eldorado Trio (Clean Feen, 2010)
William Parker Organ Quartet – Uncle Joe’s Spirit House (Centering/AUM Fidelity, 2010)

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All About Jazz Reviews

Posted: August 30, 2010 by Mike in Reviews

Nils Petter Molvaer at Moers Festival 2006, Ge...
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From AllAboutJazz.com:

Nils Petter Molvaer
Hamada (Thirsty Ear Recordings)

Vox Arcana
Aerial Age (Allos Documents)

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo
Zakopane (Libra Records)

Phonophani
Kreken (Rune Grammofon)

Gato Libre
Shiro (Libra Records)

First Meeting
Cut the Rope (Libra Records)

Univers Zero
Clivages (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Nobu Stowe
Confusion Bleue (Soul Note)

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Sonomu Reviews

Posted: August 30, 2010 by Mike in Reviews

From Sonomu:

Valery Siver & Kirill Trepakov, Music from The Russian Pages (Electroshock Records)
Celer, Pockets Of Wheat (Soundscaping Records)
Anduin & Jasper TX, The Bending of Light (SMTG)
Pausal, Lapses (Barge Recordings)