AMN Picks of the Week: Jim Matheos / Andrew Weathers and Seth Chrisman / Ty Citerman / The Cellar and Point


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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.

Jim Matheos – Halo Effect (2014)
Andrew Weathers / Seth Chrisman – Louella (2014)
Ty Citerman – Bop Kabbalah (2014)
The Cellar and Point – Ambit (2014)

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AMN Reviews and Interviews: July 2014


Albert Ayler

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Last month we published the following reviews and interviews:

Reviews
Sandro Sciarratta – Pietra [kmp productions cd02]
Ross Martin / Max Johnson / Jeff Davis – Big Eyed Rabbit (2014; Not Two Records)
Max Johnson – The Prisoner (2014; No Business Records)
Simao Costa – π_ANO PRE•CAU•TION PER•CU•SSION ON SHORT CIRCUIT [shh009CD]
Falsetto Teeth – Boiling High Idol (2014; Orenda Records)
David Rosenboom – Zones of Influence [pogus 21074-2]
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther – Mosaïque Mosaic (Gruenrekorder)
Albert Ayler – The Albert Ayler Story
Anla Courtis & Tetuzi Akiyama – Naranja Songs [Public Eyesore pe127]
Jeff Cosgrove – Alternating Currents [Grizzley Music]

Interviews
Andrew Raffo Dewar
Rich Halley

AMN Picks of the Week: Stemeseder, Gray, Webber / Matthew Barnson / Dead Neanderthals and Machinefabriek / Darius Jones


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.

Elias Stemeseder / Devin Gray / Anna Webber – Jagged Sphere (2014)
Matthew Barnson – Sibyl Tones (2014)
Dead Neanderthals and Machinefabriek – DNMF (2014)
Darius Jones – The Oversoul Manual (2014)

Newsbits: Open Sound Group Release / Paul Dolden / Darius Jones / Anthony Pirog


AUM Fidelity

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Graham Dunning‘s Open Sound Group has just released after 30 x 12 (for C. Reider), a collaboration with sound artist C. Reider. After 30 x 12 (for C. Reider) by Daniel Barbiero is a gestural composition for double bass and optional electronics.

Paul Dolden‘s new Starkland release Who Has the Biggest Sound?, due out on July 29th, will use Dolby 5.1 surround audio DVD with images.

AUM Fidelity presents The Oversoul Manual, the fourth installation of Darius Jones‘ Man’ish Boy epic on Tuesday, October 14th.

Anthony Pirog will release his debut recording, Palo Colorado Dream, featuring drummer Ches Smith & Michael Formanek, on October 14th, 2014, from Cuneiform Records.

AMN Picks of the Week: Reid Karris / Rodrigo Amado / Lamia Vox


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.

Reid Karris – Ambiens Sonitus (2014)
Rodrigo Amado / Motion Trio / Peter Evans – The Freedom Principle (2014)
Rodrigo Amado / Motion Trio / Peter Evans – Live in Lisbon (2014)
Rodrigo Amado – Wire Quartet (2014)
Lamia Vox – Inlumaeh (EP) (2014)

Robert Wyatt Receives Honorary degree in Canterbury (Photos)


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Robert Wyatt

From The Robert Wyatt Website:

In its turn, the University of Kent would like to record its appreciation of Robert’s work. For his musical achievements and influence over the last fifty years, most honourable deputy vice-chancellor, to you and to the whole university I present Robert Wyatt to be admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa.

Follow the link for photos.

Newsbits: Avant Improv in NY / Edwards, Sanders, Tilbury Reviewed / Terence Hannum Release / Anne-F Jacques & Tim Olive Release / Dmitri Kourliandski Release


On Monday, August 4th at Trans Pecos, 915 Wycoff Ave., Queens, NY, Hans Tammen & The Dead Sea Horns, Tanks (Ches Smith – drums, Brandon Seabrook – guitar, Toby Driver – bass), and Red Triangle (Nonoko Yoshida – sax, Chuck Bettis – electronics, James Ilgenfritz – double bass) will appear.

Burning Ambulance reviews the latest release from Edwards, Sanders, and Tilbury.

Utech Records will release Terence Hannum’s Via Negativa LP on August 16. Via Negativa is the first solo album for Utech Records by visual artist and Locrian member, Terence Hannum. Incorporating voice and synth, Hannum creates a world where time slows and sound is reduced to the steady pulse of the universe.

845 Audio has a new release from Anne-F Jacques & Tim Olive, entitled Dominion Mills.

Col Legno is putting out a new release from Dmitri Kourliandski.

AMN Picks of the Week: Martin, Johnson, Davis / If, Bwana / Jon Armstrong / Falsetto Teeth / APUH!


If Bwana

If Bwana (Photo credit: kubia)

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.

Ross Martin / Max Johnson / Jeff Davis – Big Eyed Rabbit (2014)
If, Bwana – The Rationale for a Space Telescope (2014)
Jon Armstrong Jazz Orchestra – Farewell (2014)
Falsetto Teeth – Boiling High Idol (2014)
APUH! – ETT (2014)

RIP Charlie Haden


Charlie Haden

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Sad news from USA Today:

Charlie Haden, a bassist whose music drew from many streams of American music, died Friday morning in Los Angeles, Calif. He was 76. Haden had collaborated with Kenny Barron, Carla Bley, Paul Bley, Michael Brecker, Alan Broadbent, Don Cherry, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman, Archie Shepp, and Ernie Watts.

Newsbits: Geri Allen at the Stone / New Anna Webber and Matt Ulery Releases / Guelph Jazz Interim Director


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Geri Allen at the Stone in NY is reviewed.

New York-based composer, saxophonist and flutist Anna Webber’s new release Simple, featuring Matt Mitchell on piano and John Hollenbeck on drums, will be released on Chris Speed’s Skirl Records on September 16th, 2014.

Chicago bassist and composer Matt Ulery will release his album, In The Ivory, on September 16, featuring his core trio plus violinist Zach Brock, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik and 3-time grammy-Winning New Music Ensemble, eighth blackbird.

The Guelph Jazz Festival is looking for an interim artistic director.