Archive for December 27, 2012

RIP Fontella Bass

Posted: December 27, 2012 by Mike in General

CD Reissue Cover

CD Reissue Cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Singer Fontella Bass passed away yesterday at age 72. While known as a soul singer, she was also Mrs. Lester Bowie, and contributed to two of the classic Art Ensemble of Chicago recordings.


Français : Portrait de Daniel Humair

Français : Portrait de Daniel Humair (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Confusion Bleue – Roulette Concert (2012)
Confusion Bleue – East Side Banquet (2012)
Brian Groder / Tonino Miano – Fluid Density (2012)
Daniel Humair / Quartet – Sweet & Sour (2012)
Anthony Braxton – Solo (Carnegie Hall) 1972 (2012)
Daniel Barbiero / Chris Videll – Aberration in Pitched Systems (2012)


Sensate Focus

Sensate Focus (Photo credit: Andreas_MB)

12k has a new release out from Between, a 5-artist live recording from the recent Japan tour at Kinse Ryokan in Kyoto, featuring Corey Fuller & Tomoyoshi Date (Illuha), Simon Scott, Marcus Fischer, Taylor Deupree.

PAN has two new releases out from Lee Gamble (Dutch Tvashar Plumes) and Sensate Focus (Déviation Heat-treated).

Ray Collins, formerly of the Mothers of Invention, has died.

Thur Dec 27, 2012 at the Lighthouse Tavern in CHicago at 8:30 PM, Colour and Sound will play, featuring: Jimmy Bennington – drums, Ed House (AACM)- tenor saxophone, Jim Baker – piano, Brian Smith- bass.

The December 28th Lost Civilizations show has been cancelled.

New York City Winter Jazzfest 2013 Highlights

Posted: December 27, 2012 by Mike in Performances

Andrew Cyrille

Andrew Cyrille (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Show of the artists appearing at next month’s Winter Jazzfest:

Friday January 11th

Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street btw Sullivan/Thompson
6:45pm – Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto by Meg Okura‘s
Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
10:30pm – Eric Revis, Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille
2:15am – Ernest Dawkins Afro-Straight

The Bitter End
147 Bleecker Street btw Thompson/Laguardia
10:00pm – Julian Lage & Nels Cline
1:45am – Jason Stein Quartet

Culture Project Theater
45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette St
8:15pm – Michael Attias
12:00am – Nasheet Waits EQUALITY with
Vijay Iyer, Mark Helias, Logan Richardson
1:15am – Seabrook Power Plant

Bowery Electric
327 Bowery btw 2nd St and 3rd St
6:15pm – Bobby Previte Bari Trio
8:45pm – Jacob Garchik The Heavens

Saturday January 12th

(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street btw Sullivan/Thompson
9:45pm – Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Gamak

Sullivan Hall
214 Sullivan St. btw Bleecker & West 3rd
7:45pm – Ari Hoenig Group

Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street btw Sullivan/Thompson
8:00pm – Donny McCaslin
11:45pm – Rez Abbasi Trio
1:00am – Amir Elsafar Quintet

The Bitter End
147 Bleecker Street btw Thompson/Laguardia
8:45pm – Colin Stetson
10:00pm – Brian Carpenter’s
Ghost Train Orchestra

Culture Project Theater
45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette St
7:00pm – Michael Formanek
9:30pm – Tony Malaby Tuba Trio
10:45pm – Kneebody
1:15am – Merger w/ Andrew D’Angelo, Kirk Knuffke,
Ben Street, Nasheet Waits

Bowery Electric
327 Bowery btw 2nd St and 3rd St
7:30pm – Mario Pavone Trio
10:00pm – Red Baraat

Igloo Magazine Reviews

Posted: December 27, 2012 by Mike in Reviews

From igloomag.com:

Inch-Time :: Myth and Impermanence (Mystery Plays)
Alex Cobb :: Passage to Morning (Students of Decay)
Marihiko Hara & Hideki Umezawa :: Jigokuhen (Wist Rec.)
V/A :: .​.​. and darkness came (Headphone Commute)