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Iannis Xenakis

Iannis Xenakis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Banned From Utopia will play tonight in Derby UK, featuring the music of Frank Zappa.

Heavy fusion group Trioscapes plays tonight in Columbia, South Carolina.

A new book entitled Xenakis in America is reviewed.

The Quietus interviews Ariel Kalma.

X__X, Cellular Chaos, and Hoffman/Chase/Anderson will perform at the Sediment Club, tonight 8PM, 152 Ludlow Street, New York City.


528990_440195956015126_112459292_nHere 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.

JÜ / Møster – JÜ Meets Møster (2014)
Mole (Aanderud / Takeshi / Hecht) – RGB (2014)
Martin Rach – Shores of Bare Lands (2014)
Grey Frequency – Immersion (2014)
Ross Hammond / Grant Calvin Weston – Blues and Daily News (2014)
Various Artists – Great Performances from the JOLT Festival Basel (2014)


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.

Bobby Previte – Terminals (2014)
Novellino / Rosi / Mazurek / Barnes – Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear (2014)
Wadada Leo Smith / Hardedge – The Nile (2014)
Fazzini-Fedrigo XYQuartet – XY (2014)
Steve Roden / Stephen Vitiello – The Spaces Contained In Each (2014)


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Lasse Marhaug 

Utech Records will release Runhild Gammelsaeter & Lasse Marhaug‘s Quantum Entanglement LP on December 13.

Moonjune has a new release out from Yagull, entitled Kai.

This year’s edition of the Vilnius International Jazz Festival is reviewed.

One hundred years of avant-garde progress (or lack thereof) is considered.

Loss Of A Quiet Giant: Will Connell 1938-2014

Posted: November 25, 2014 by Mike in General

From All About Jazz:

I was heartily saddened by the sudden unexpected phone call: downtown’s unsung hero of Free Jazz, Will Connell, Jr., was hospitalized and non-responsive. Immediately the jazz and new music community rallied and the outpouring of love for Will was apparent. We’d all been preparing for his big moment at the front of the stage, his week-long residency at the Stone, set to occur in December. None of this made sense yet one day later, November 19, the hush of mourning closed out all else; the little giant was lost to us.


Trace Recordings announces a new release: BLK TAG – My God, It’s Full Of Stairs. A 28 track remix and reconstruction album of BLK TAG’s recent release; ‘A Distilled + Debilitating Loneliness’. The album features remixes by, amongst others, Anduin, Chester Hawkins, Guillermo Pizzaro, Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks, Raf and O, ONE CHORD PONIES, Daniel Barbiero and Gary Rouzer, Rothko, un[KNWN] to name but a few. http://www.tracerecordings.com/

The Guardian reviews the latest release from Einstürzende Neubauten, as well as the recent Lindsay Cooper tribute in London.

DMagazine reviews a rare avant-classical show in Dallas, featuring SMU Artist-in-Residence Matt Albert.

RIP Will Connell

Posted: November 22, 2014 by Mike in General

Will Connell Jr. died Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Beth Israel Hospital. He had been scheduled for a residency at The Stone in New York from December 23rd to 28th. A tribute will take place instead.

Connell was profiled in Point of Departure back in 2010.