Archive for November 20, 2012


From I Like Jazz:

The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has selected trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith as one of 14 composers to receive a 2012 Fromm commission. With the commission, Smith will write a new work to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Tentatively titled “The March on Washington D.C. – August 28, 1963,” this will be the 22nd composition in Smith’s highly acclaimed civil rights opus Ten Freedom Summers, which the trumpeter has written over the past 34 years and calls “one of my life’s defining works.” The new work — composed for Smith’s Golden Quartet, along with string quartet and harp — will premiere on the final evening of a three-night performance of the complete Ten Freedom Summers collection at Roulette in Brooklyn, New York on May 1 – 3, 2013.

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Buenos Aires Jazz Festival

Posted: November 20, 2012 by Mike in Performances

This week, the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival. There are many, many artists performing, and quite a few may be “avant.” Nonetheless, I’ve limited the list to the more internationally-known artists. But check the link above for the complete lineup.

21 NOVIEMBRE

TOM HARRELL QUINTET
Tom Harrell Wayne Escoffery Adam Cruz Ugonna Okegwo Danny Grissett
CONCIERTOS INTERNACIONALES
Usina del Arte

MARK HELIAS + ERNESTO JODOS & SERGIO VERDINELLI
Mark Helias Ernesto Jodos Sergio Verdinelli

IR ARRIBA22 NOVIEMBRE

HELIAS-DOMÍNGUEZ-HECHT PRESENTAN DROP DOGS
Mark Helias Rodrigo Domínguez Hernán Hecht

IR ARRIBA23 NOVIEMBRE

CLÍNICA DE CONTRABAJO, POR MARK HELIAS
Mark Helias

GUILLERMO KLEIN QUINTETO + CARME CANELA
Guillermo Klein Carme Canela Patricio Carpossi Sergio Verdinelli David Xirgu

IR ARRIBA24 NOVIEMBRE

DÚO RALPH TOWNER – JAVIER GIROTTO / KIRK LIGHTSEY SOLOPIANO
Ralph Towner Javier Girotto Kirk Lightsey

JOHN HOLLENBECK & MANUEL DE FALLA BIG BAND
John Hollenbeck Manuel de Falla Big Band

MARC DUCRET TRÍO / RAMON FOSSATI GLOWING TRÍO
Marc Ducret Bruno Chevillon Eric Echampard Ramón Fossati Horacio Fumero David Xirgu

IR ARRIBA25 NOVIEMBRE

JOHN HOLLENBECK QUINTET / KIRK LIGHTSEY TRÍO
John Hollenbeck Ernesto Jodos Rodrigo Domínguez Jerónimo Carmona Juan Pablo Arredondo Kirk Lightsey Horacio Fumero Pepi Taveira

MOLE QUARTET
Mole Quartet Mark Aanderud Hernán Hecht David Gilmore

Musique Machine Reviews

Posted: November 20, 2012 by Mike in Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Broken Harbour – Gramophone Transmissions
Danny Saul – Kinison-Goldthwait
Carlton Melton – Photos of Photos
Vasectomy Party – The Wulfgar Command II
Truchsess – Entreaty
Necrostasi – Prolification
Bördel Noïr – La Nuit Gruille
Pietro Riparbelli – Three Days Of Silence
Hall of Mirrors – Altered Nights
Devilman – Self Titled
Sabbath Assembly – Ye Are One
Werewolf Jerusalem / Willows – Spilt CDR
Boar – Craft

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

Posted: November 20, 2012 by Mike in Performances

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

November 15, 2012
Steve Swell Quartet, The Stone
Chad Taylor Darius Jones Max Johnson Steve Swell

November 15, 2012
Steve Swell Tim Daisy Matt Bauder, The Stone
Matt Bauder Steve Swell Tim Daisy


Anthony Braxton 1976

Anthony Braxton 1976 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From The Tri-Centric Foundation:

On June 10th, 1972, shortly after Anthony turned 27 years old, he gave a solo concert at Carnegie Recital Hall (today called Weill Recital Hall). Aside from a New York Times listing kept in Carnegie’s archives, we could find no visual or audio record of the event. Then, earlier this year, a NYC musician contacted the Tri-Centric Foundation about mysterious tapes he had received from an acquaintance. To our surprise, one contained a part of the 1972 solo Carnegie concert. Anthony listened to it and confirmed the content. It took 40 years, but the music made its way back to Anthony, and we are currently working towards a New Braxton House release. Audio sample (unmastered) available here: http://soundcloud.com/tricentricfoundation/nbh036.

Coming on Dec.1 is the Echo Echo Mirror House performance by the 12+3tet recorded on October 7th, 2011 at Roulette. In this musical system, all the musicians wield iPods, loaded with Braxton’s extensive recorded discography. That’s in addition to the instruments they play. The result: a rich sonic tapestry of live performance and Braxton recordings.

On December 15th, Anthony will be appearing at the Kennedy Center with his Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet (Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson, Ingrid Laubrock). More information and tickets available here. Tickets are $38 and, looking at the seating chart on the web, they seem to be selling fast.

Harris Eisenstadt Interview

Posted: November 20, 2012 by Mike in Interviews

Harris Eisenstadt 2

Harris Eisenstadt 2 (Photo credit: michaelz1)

From All About Jazz:

As well as three current working (and touring) ensembles, a busy recording schedule and a flourishing teaching career, Toronto, Canada-born percussionist/composer Harris Eisenstadt is also a family man. Now settled in New York City, it’s been a busy year, with four recordings-September Trio (Clean Feed, 2011), Canada Day III (Songlines, 2012), Canada Day II (Songlines, 2011), Canada Day Octet (482 Music, 2012)-all released within the last twelve months or so; a release schedule rivaled only by guitarist Bill Frisell and pianist Chick Corea.