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English: Roscoe Mitchell, moers festival 2009

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Casey Anderson, / Jason Kahn / Norbert Moslang / Gunter Muller / Mark Trayle – Five Lines (Mikroton)
Bryan and the Haggards featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne – Merles Just Want to have Fun (Hot Cup)
Roscoe Mitchell Trio – Angel City (Rogueart)
Carlo Costa Quartet – Sediment (Neither/Nor Records)

Newsbits: SoundOut wins APRA / Dresser and Mezzacappa in LA / Adam Rudolph in NY / New Ahleuchatistas / Guitarist Brains

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The Canberra music festival, SoundOut, won an Australasian Performing Rights Association award for excellence in experimental music.

The Mark Dresser Quintet & Lisa Mezzacappa’s Glorious Ravage will appear September 26th at the Angel City Jazz Festival.

Adam Rudolph’S 60th birthday celebration will take place Friday Sept 11 and 12, 2015, @ Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, 7:30 & 9:30 pm shows. The show will feature: Adam Rudolph (handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba) thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion, electronics, Ralph M. Jones (flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxophones, bamboo flutes), Alexis Marcelo (fender rhodes, piano, percussion), Jerome Harris (el. bass, vocal, guitar, lap steel guitar, percussion), and Kenny Wessel (el. guitar, effects. processing. banjo).

International Anthem is putting out the new Ahleuchatistas album.

Finally, researchers posit that guitarists can synch their brains with other musicians.

AMN Picks of the Week: Moon Zero / Animation / Treha Sektori / Mark Applebaum / Niescier, Jensson, McLemore

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English: Hilmar Jensson, moers festival 2008

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.

Moon Zero – Moon Zero (2015)
Animation – Machine Language (2015)
Treha Sektori – The Sense of Dust and Sheer (2015)
Mark Applebaum – 30 (2015)
Angelika Niescier / Hilmar Jensson / Scott McLemore – Broken Cycle (2015)

New York’s Roulette in September

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
[RESIDENCY] Mary Halvorson and Ches Smith: Solo Music A double bill of solo performances with Mary Halvorson and Ches Smith. Halvorson returns to Roulette to celebrate the release concert for her solo guitar record, Meltframe, on Firehouse 12 Records. …

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
THE BOOK BERIAH The World Premiere of new music from John Zorn’s Masada Book Three—The Book Beriah The World Premiere of new music from John Zorn’s Masada Book Three—THE BOOK BERIAH

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 @ 7:30 PM BUY TICKETS
Resonant Bodies Festival 2015 Finale: Jeff Gavett, Kate Soper, and Rachel Calloway The closing night of the 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival will feature three dynamic and virtuosic vocalists: Jeffrey Gavett, Kate Soper, and Rachel Calloway….

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 @ 6:45 PM COMMUNITY EVENT
Kol Nidre with Rabbi Dan Ain and The Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Evan Parker, Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman Virtuosos of their instruments and masters of improvisation, Evan Parker (sax), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Mark Feldman (violin) and Ikue Mori (electronics) make a rare appearance in this special quartet project and will be celebrating the first recording of the quartet this fall….

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
Anthony Coleman: 60th Birthday Concert Composer + improviser Anthony Coleman looks back at his incredible opportunities to collaborate with some amazing individuals and ensembles since his return to New York 35 years ago. With so many influences and collaborators, one concert is not enough to do it all justice. For this special evening, Coleman will be presenting his most recent works in celebration of his 60th Birthday….

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Robert Browning Associates: DASTAN ENSEMBLE & MAHDIEH MOHAMMADKHANI Persian Music Dastan, one of Iran’s most celebrated ensembles, is joined by Mahdieh Mohammadkhani, a young singer who has gained much attention in recent years for her entrancing renditions of contemporary and traditional Persian music. …

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
The Thing The Thing keeps taking the music to new, uncompromising levels and continues to solidify their important position in the contemporary independent music world….

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 @ 8:00 PM BUY TICKETS
[RESIDENCY] New Works by Gelsey Bell and Bell/ Frasconi/ Schrey Trio The first performance of improvised music by a new trio made up of Gelsey Bell (voice), Miguel Frasconi (glass and electronics), and Cleek Schrey (hardanger fiddle)….

10 Things Sun Ra Can Teach Us About Band Leadership

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In the early 1950s Ra formed the immensely influential Arkestra, which would become his outlet for experimentation and exploration into “space jazz” for the rest of his life. He led the Arkestra like no other bandleader in history, as a musical director but also a spiritual and philosophical leader. The band still performs today, is named after him and dedicated to him.

DMG Newsletter August 28th, 2015

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Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day IV: Nate Wooley/Matt Bauder/Pascal Niggenkemper/Chris Dingman! Michael Musillami/Joe Fonda/George Schuller! LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams! Francois Houle & Havard Wiik!

Mario Diaz De Leon//International Contemporary Ensemble! Leap of Faith & Thomas Heberer! Sun Ra Arkestra at Babylon in Istanbul! Romantic Warriors Progressive DVDs – All 4 Volumes! Plus Vinyl from: Archie Shepp! Bernard Vitet! Jean Guerin! Troubled Waters Blues Comp! Sun Foot! Lum Guffin!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, August 30th: 6pm: QEEI – Solo Drummer from Buenos Aires!
7pm: The GHOST: MICHAEL FOSTER/HENRY FRASER/CONNOR BAKER!

Sunday, September 20th – Hosted by Chris Pitsiokos
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN & CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Cello & Alto Sax!

Ennio Morricone’s 25 Greatest Musical Cues 

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In honor of the composer’s upcoming work in Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight will be the first time that the legendary composer Ennio Morricone has scored an entire movie for the spaghetti Western–loving director. (Indeed, it will be the first time that any composer has scored an entire movie for Tarantino, who generally prefers his music repurposed.) Morricone, age 86, has continued to work fairly steadily, but it will be exciting for those of us who are fans of the composer to see the spotlight shine brightly on him once again. Because to say that Morricone is a great soundtrack composer — or even the greatest of all soundtrack composers — doesn’t quite do him justice. His influence is monumental across musical genres, and his innovations have been adopted even by avant-garde musicians.