New From Tzadik


John Zorn (cropped version)

John Zorn

Coming soon on Tzadik:

David Rosenboom
Naked Curvature

Active since the 1960s, composer/performer/ educator/instrument builder and improviser David Rosenboom, has been at the cutting edge of contemporary music, scoring for orchestra, opera, solo performance, chamber ensembles, improvisers, electronics, dance and more. This exciting release presents his whispered chamber opera/concerto grosso for six instrumentalists, whispering voices, electronics and interactive computer software. The recording was produced and conducted under the composer’s direction and features the virtuosic CalArts Chamber Ensemble. A unique masterwork from this legendary composer.

John Zorn
The Song Project Live at Le Poisson Rouge

A live concert version of Zorn’s acclaimed song project! In celebration of his 60th birthday, Zorn asked his most acclaimed vocal collaborators to write lyrics to select compositions from his vast musical catalog. Including music originally written for Naked City, Masada, The Dreamers, a variety of film soundtracks and more, “The Song Project” is a retrospective of some of Zorn’s most lyrical compositions from the past 25 years. This CD presents an all-star band performing live in New York after a dozen European concerts and at the peak of their powers. Electricity is in the air from first note to last! A perfect companion to the studio versions presented in the acclaimed box set of vinyl 7-inch singles.

DMG Newsletter April 24th, 2015


From DMG:

John Zorn’s Song Project Live! David Rosenboom! Secret Keeper: Stephan Crump & Mary Halvorson! New Nu Band: Heberer/Whitecage/Fonda/Grassi! Erik Friedlander Solo! Charles Evans/Dave Liebman Qt! Guillermo Klein/Chick Corea/Don Byron! Antonio Sanchez’ 3 Trios!

Heiner Goebbels & Frank Zappa! Gong 2000 CD/DVD! Tristan Murail! Morton Feldman! Asmus Tietchens! Joe Harriott Quintet! William Burroughs Rarity! Pierre Henry Box-Set! Flying Burrito Brothers! Emmylou Harris! Joni Mitchell! Johnny Winter and Even More!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday April 26th Double-Header: 6pm: ROB PRICE – Solo Guitar & Video Projection!
7pm: YOSHIE FRUCHTER/MYK FREEDMAN/JAMES ILGENFRITZ/CARLO COSTA! – Oud/Lap Steel/Drums!

DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY 24th Anniversary/Celebration/Benefits – 6 Events:

Event 1:
This Monday, April 27th at Clemente Soto Velez:
7pm: LOUIE BELOGENIS/MAX JOHNSON/LOU GRASSI!
8pm: JASON HWANG/MARCO CAPPELLI/ANDREW DRURY!
9pm: ELLIOTT LEVIN & JACKSON KRALL!
This Event is part of the Arts for Art Evolving Pop-Up Series at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center – Abrazo Interno Gallery 107 Suffolk St (bet Rivington & Delancey) F train to Delancey

DMG 24th Anniversary/Celebration – 4 Day In-Store Fest! Events 2 – 5!
Event 2: Saturday, May 2nd at 6:30: WILLIAM PARKER & TONY MALABY + William Parker Book Signing!
Event 3: Sunday, May 3rd at 6:30: JOE McPHEE – Solo!
Event 4: Monday, May 4th at 6:30: NATE WOOLEY – Solo Trumpet!
Event 5: Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30: AVA MENDOZA’S UNNATURAL WAYS With TIM DAHL & MAX JAFFE!
Donations are Requested!

Event 6: Monday, May 11th at The Stone –
DMG 24 Anniversary/Celebration/Benefit – Double Bill:
8pm: All-Star DMG Improv Set featuring: CHUCK BETTIS/SYLVIE COURVOISIER/MARTY EHRLICH/MARK HELIAS/JASON HWANG/IKUE MORI/CHRIS PITSIOKOS/NED ROTHENBERG/ADAM RUDOLPH/STEVE SWELL!
10pm: MATTHEW SHIPP & MICHAEL BISIO – The Gospel According to..!
$20 per set – All proceeds go to helping DMG stay alive!

Improvising Beings New Releases


From Improvising Beings:

IB34 – Henry Herteman, Roule Ta Salive (trombone solo)
IB35 – Luc Bouquet (drums), Jean Demey (double bass), Ove Volquartz (bass and contrabass clarinets), Kind Of Dali
IB36 – Itaru Oki, Axel Dörner, Root Of Bohemian (trumpet & flueglhorn duets)
IB37 – Gene Janas, Vinnie Paternostro, Jay Reeve, Michel Kristof, Julien Palomo, United Slaves (double CD; free/fusion/noise)

Mikroton New Releases


From Mikroton:

Burkhard Beins / Enrico Malatesta / Michael Vorfeld / Christian Wolfarth / Ingar Zach
Glück

The international quintet Glück combines percussionists of diverse stripes and their individual pronounced ways of playing. The five musicians are internationally renowned as soloists and with various musical outfits. An extremely sound orientated, fragile and transparent approach to their idiosyncratic percussion sets is what they all have in common. From diverse conjoint long-term projects (Vorwolf, Malatesta/Wolfarth, Misiiki) arose the shared wish to put the musical experiences made within these collaborations into a wider context. By means of compositional and improvisational methods the quintet creates new forms of contemporary percussion music, their own discreet language and a distinctive group aesthetic.

Simon James Phillips
Blage 3

Exploration of time, perception and place is the recurring theme of the work of Simon James Phillips. Blage 3 was an extended installation and performance piece curated by Phillips — a one-off five hour uninterrupted improvisation with an ensemble of six of Berlin’s most visible experimental artists – Tony Buck (drums and percussion), Werner Dafeldecker (double bass), BJ Nilsen (electronics), Liz Allbee (trumpet), Arthur Rother (guitar) and Simon James Phillips (piano).

SQID
SQID

Formed in 2011 by Angélica Castelló, Mario de Vega, Attila Faravelli and Burkhard Stangl, the Austrian-Mexican-Italian quartet SQID focuses on live sound art and sound performances that push the bounds of the conventional formats of the concert and recording situation. In July 2012 SQID performed at the Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen festival and played a four-hour installative concert entitled “240” in the protestant church. The sound performance was so well received by the audience and critics that it triggered the production of this double CD for the Russian label Mikroton Recordings.

Klaus Filip / Noid / Andrey Popovskiy
Live At Teni Zvuka

The collaboration was born at Teni Zvuka 2014 | Mikroton Live 3. The trio played and recorded in Moscow and St. Petersburg. These two tracks come from St. Petersburg, one is a full version of their concert and another is taken from the recording session.

New from NoBusiness Records


Alexander von Schlippenbach, German jazz pianist

Alexander von Schlippenbach

New releases on NoBusiness Records:

Paul Hubweber, Frank Paul Schubert, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Clayton Thomas, Willi Kellers “Intricacies”

Karl Berger & Kirk Knuffke – “Moon”

Stefan Keune, Dominic Lash, Steve Noble – “Fractions”

The Convergence Quartet – “Owl Jacket”
Taylor Ho Bynum, Harris Eisenstadt, Alexander Hawkins and Dominic Lash

Howard Riley – “10.11.12”
Limited edition vinyl release only

New Cold Spring Records Releases


Cold Spring (label)

From Cold Spring Records:

KEROVNIAN – ‘Far Beyond, Before The Time’ CD (Cold Spring CSR24CD)
“Far Beyond, Before The Time” was the first genius offering of Kerovnian, spewing forth the bleakest, Blackest Ambient ever released. This music comes from the deep abyss, the bottomless wells, the blackest pits. Coupled with ultra low sonics, is the deep language of Kerovnian – words of a 1000 year old mixture of Persian and Greek. First released in 1999, “Far Beyond…” has received wide critical acclaim as an essential album of the genre. We’re very proud to finally reissue this masterpiece! The album was mastered by Denis Blackham. The 2015 edition comes with 4 bonus, previously unreleased tracks, recorded during the same sessions.

MOLOCH – ‘Die Isolation’ CD (Cold Spring CSR210CD)
A new opus comes from the woods of Carpathia. It is a despairing portrayal of the souls that are lost in the winter woods. Hypnotic sounds, like a thousand blades in a dance of a winter blizzard, leaving thousands of cuts digging into the body. Heart-rending screams of freezing flesh, summoning death, dissolving within echoes on the mountains. This album delivers cold, misanthropic and desolate mid-tempo, Nordic-influenced Black Metal, alongside melancholic Dark Ambient tracks. Crunchy distorted guitar minimalism, primal thrashing beats, and an overall raw necroish execution are reinforced by howling, tortured, grim vocals that recall the old Burzum era.

DMG Newsletter April 17th, 2015


Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, performing a...

Sylvie Courvoisier

From DMG:

Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales DVD! Steve Coleman & The Council of Balance! Matthew Shipp/Mat Walerian Duo! Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up: Mary Halvorson/Brian Settles/Jonathan Finlayson/Michael Formanek! Evan Parker‘s Monoceros Soprano Solo Returns!

John Russell/John Butcher/Phil Durrant! Three Gems from Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura! Scott Amendola/Nels Cline/Trevor Dunn’s Fade to Orange! Chris Kelsey & Dom Minasi! Ross Hammond! Three from Hubro & Ingar Zach! More from Experimental Intermedia and More..!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, April 19th:
6pm: ANNA WEBBER & NATHANIEL MORGAN – Tenor Sax & Flute/Alto Sax!

Sunday April 26th Double-Header:
6pm: ROB PRICE – Solo Guitar & Video Projection!
7pm: YOSHIE FRUCHTER/MYK FREEDMAN/JAMES ILGENFRITZ/CARLO COSTA! – Oud/Lap Steel/Drums!

Monday, April 27th at Clemente Soto Velez: DMG Anniversary/Celebration Volume 1:
7pm: LOUIE BELOGENIS/MAX JOHNSON/LOU GRASSI!
8pm: JASON HWANG/MARCO CAPPELLI/ANDREW DRURY!
9pm: TBA

DMG 24th Anniversary/Celebration – 4 Day In-Store Fest!
Donation requested!
Saturday, May 2nd at 6:30: WILLIAM PARKER & TONY MALABY + William Parker Book Signing!
Monday, May 4th at 6:30: NATE WOOLEY – Solo Trumpet!
Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30: AVA MENDOZA’S UNNATURAL WAYS With TIM DAHL & MAX JAFFE!

Monday, May 11th at The Stone – 24th Anniversary Celebration of DMG!
8pm: All-Star DMG Improv Set featuring: Chuck Bettis, Sylvie Courvoisier, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Helias, Jason Hwang, Ned Rothenberg, Ikue Mori, Chris Pitsiokos and Steve Swell! 10pm: MATTHEW SHIPP & MICHAEL BISIO – The Gospel According to..!
$20 per set – All proceeds go to helping DMG stay alive!