Month: July 2011
I’m putting AMN on hold for a few weeks to take care of some personal business. See you some time in August.
Maverick Concerts (Saturday and Sunday) An endearing quirk of this festival is that it is held in an open barn, which allows the sounds of nature to mingle with those of the musicians. On Saturday morning it is presenting a Young People’s Concert with the Trio Solisti performing music by Bernstein, Dvorak and Copland. The trio offers an expanded version of that program — with Copland’s “Vitebsk,” Bernstein’s Piano Trio, Bright Sheng’s Four Movements for Piano Trio, the Dvorak “Dumky” Trio and a trio arrangement of “Hoe-Down” from Copland’s “Rodeo” — on Sunday afternoon. And on Saturday evening the avant-garde quartet Ethel plays a program of new music. At 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday (with a lecture by Mr. Sheng at 3 p.m.), Maverick Concerts, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, N.Y., (800) 595-4849, maverickconcerts.org. Children are admitted free, adults $5 on Saturday morning; Saturday evening and Sunday, $25 to $40 and $5 for students. (Kozinn)
New Albion at the Stone (Tuesday through Thursday) New Albion Records, an important label that played a decisive role in supporting the work of composers like Ingram Marshall, Lou Harrison and John Adams, is the focus of a series featuring artists from its remarkably diverse roster. Tuesday brings a solo-piano set by Jeffrey Roden (8 p.m.) and a duo by the guitarist Gyan Riley and the guzheng player Wu Fei (10 p.m.). On Wednesday the violinist and composer Christopher Tignor plays in a quartet led by Alexander Turnquist, a guitarist (8 p.m.), then presents pieces from his own arresting 2009 CD on Western Vinyl, “Core Memory Unwound” (10 p.m.). And the versatile pianist Nurit Tilles offers a brief solo recital on Thursday. (The series runs through July 31.) Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 and 10 p.m. and Thursday at 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. $10 per set. (Smith)
Label: Glacial Movements
Album: La Lechuza
Album: Sounding Music / Uncovered Correspondence: a Postcard from Jaslo
Label: Matchless Recordings
Artist: Julia Wolfe
Album: Cruel Sister
From Music and More:
Fire with Jim O’Rourke – Unreleased (Rune Grammofon, 2011)
Ari Hoenig – Lines of Opression (Naive/AH-HA, 2011)
Sun Ra – The Paris Tapes, 1971 (Art Yard, 2010)
Harrison Bankhead Sextet – Morning Sun Harvest Moon (Engine Records, 2011)
- Ari Hoenig – Lines of Opression (Naive/AH-HA, 2011) (jazzandblues.blogspot.com)
Steve Coleman and Five Elements (Wednesday and Thursday) Mr. Coleman’s alto saxophone cuts cleanly through the angular compositional forms of his signature ensemble, which has a typically ambitious new album out this month, “The Mancy of Sound” (Pi). As on the album, the band’s lineup here features Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Jen Shyu on vocals and Marcus Gilmore on drums. Joining them are the guitarist Miles Okazaki and the pianist David Virelles, both conversant in Mr. Coleman’s quantum-level rhythmic and harmonic language. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20; free for members. (Chinen)
Mario Pavone: Arc Suite Music (Saturday) Drawing from an album released on the Playscape label last year, Mr. Pavone, a progressive-minded bassist, leads a band with Dave Ballou on cornet, Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Craig Taborn on piano, Michael Pavone on guitar and Matt Wilson on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)
- Mario Pavone’s Nu Unit To Play Boston And New York In July (improvisedcommunications.com)
Andrew Raffo Dewar (b.1975 Rosario, Argentina) is an Assistant Professor in New College at the University of Alabama. He’s a composer, improviser, soprano saxophonist and ethnomusicologist. He’s studied and/or performed with Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Alvin Lucier, and Milo Fine. He has also had a long involvement with Indonesian traditional and experimental music. His work has been performed by the Flux Quartet, the Koto Phase ensemble and Sekar Anu. As an improviser and performer Andrew has shared the stage with a plethora of musicians worldwide, both the celebrated and the little-known.
From the Bohemian in Exile:
This weekend at Concert of Colors!
Saturday, July 16: Immigrant Suns at 8:15
& Sunday, July17: Odu Afrobeat at 5:30
Both shows at Max M Fischer in the Music Box Theater.
The whole festival is free and open to the public.
Wed., July 20: Shelton, McDonas, Peterson Trio at Robinwood Concert House in Toledo
Related to- but distinct from- the ensemble BoxDeserter, The Shelton, McDonas, Peterson
Trio explore vast areas of improvisation, from Free Jazz to sound-based pieces- with elements
of New Music, both dense and spare.
Music at 9 pm; donation.
8/5 Vandermark/Daisy Duo
8/10 Absolute Tonalist Society at New Center Park
JUST ADDED! 8/10 LATER: William Hooker Trio at Northern Lights
8/28 Frode Gjerstad Trio
8/31 Scavenger Quartet at New Center Park
- Playlist : Ambience, Doom and Other Strong Medicine (nytimes.com)
- Gerald Cleaver : drummer by nature (freejazz-stef.blogspot.com)