New Releases: Rosalind Hall / After the Rain / John Coltrane / Steve Swell


John Coltrane

Cover of John Coltrane

Rosalind Hall’s Carriage of the Voice is now out from Avantwhatever.

After the Rain’s The Night Must Fall is the inaugural release from Bang the Bore.

Resonance Records is releasing a newly-discovered John Coltrane recording featuring Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Rashied Ali, Sonny

Schemata and Heuristics for Clarinets, by NYC based composer and trombonist Steve Swell, is coming out on Relay Records. It features clarinet work of: Ned Rothenberg, Guillermo Gregorio, Miguel Malla and Zara Acosta-Chen.

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DMG Newsletter March 30th, 2014


Graham Collier

Cover of Graham Collier

From DMG:

Steve Lacy Avignon Solo 2! Iskra 1903: Paul Rutherford/Barry Guy/Philipp Wachsmann! Nigel Coombes & Steve Beresford! John Carter & Bobby Bradford! Made to Break: Ken Vandermark/Christof Kurzmann/Devin Hoff/Tim Daisy!

Graham Collier‘s Luminosity! Dan Weiss Fourteen! Jabok Bro/Bill Frisell/Lee Konitz! The Dream: Daniel Carter/William Parker/Federico Ughi! The Moon! Jon Catler’s Fretless Brothers! Joel Harrison & Anupam Shobhakar! Jeff Lederer!

Matt Henderson/Marco Minneman/Tony Levin/Trey Gunn/Pat Mastelotto! Jason Roebke Octet! Howard Riley Solo! Paal Nilsson-Love Large Unit! Joe Chonto/Dave Tamura Sonic Urgency + Sabir Mateen! David ‘Knife’ Fabris/Ran Blake! Markus Schmikler & Julian Rohrhuber! Martin Philladephy’s Missing Dog Head Trio!

Kresten Osgood & Og Hvad Er Klokkens! Archie Shepp/Bill Dixon Quartet! Even More from Bob ‘Rakalam’ Moses! The Return of Tackhead! Coil & Nine Inch Nails! Yoshi Wada! Horacee Arnold! Arthur Russell! Ensemble Dissonanzen with Marco Cappelli!

Jason Lescalleet! Group A! Stefan Jaworzyn! John Cage Early Electronic & Tape Music! Luc Ferrari! Henri Poussuer! Max Neuhaus! Charlemagne Palestine! Morton Subotnick! Alvin Batiste/Ellis Marsalis/Ed Blackwell rarity! Bill Laswell Vs. Submerged LP! Scanner! Tony Allen & Afro Messengers!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, April 6th Double-Header:
6pm: LISA MEZZACAPPA & DARIUS JONES – Contrabass & Alto Sax!
7pm: ROSS HAMMOND & KEN FILIANO – Guitar & Acoustic Bass!

Sunday, April 13th Double-Header:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN/RAS MOSHE/WILL CONNELL!
7pm: MYSTERY GUEST SAXIST from Europe will play Solo Tenor Sax!

Sunday, April 20th Double-Header:
6pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN!
7pm: GARY POULSON & JOHN ENGLE!

Sunday, April 27th Double-Header:
6pm: KEN ALDCROFT & WILLIAM PARKER!
7pm: ERIKA DAGNINO/RAS MOSHE/JOHN PIETRO/KEN FILIANO!

Fushitsusha To Release 3CD Live Set April 26


Keiji Haino

Keiji Haino (Photo credit: Xi WEG)

From Burning Ambulance:

On April 26, 2014, Utech Records will release Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself, a three-CD live set by Fushitsusha with Peter Brötzmann. No band on Earth has ever sounded like Fushitsusha. Sure, there are antecedents to their mind-scraping, soul-searing roar: Blue Cheer’s in there, as is Hendrix circa 1970, when he’d given up the teeth-picking, amp-humping showmanship of 1967 and ’68 and aimed himself straight at the heart of the music, but nobody ever exploded the rock power trio form the way Keiji Haino, Yasushi Ozawa and Jun Kosugi did.

New Point of Departure


The latest issues of online magazine Point of Departure is out.

Der australische Geiger Jon Rose beim Konzert ...

Jon Rose

Page One: a column by Bill Shoemaker

The Improvising Algorithm: an essay by Jon Rose

A Fickle Sonance: a column by Art Lange

Following the Moment – an interview with Keefe Jackson: by Troy Collins

Far Cry: a column by Brian Morton

Moment’s Notice: Reviews of Recent Recordings

Ezz-thetics: a column by Stuart Broomer

Travellin’ Light: Josh Sinton

Tri-Centric Music Festival and Upcoming Braxton Releases


From Anthony Braxton‘s The Tri-Centric Foundation:

Anthony Braxton

Anthony Braxton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scheduled for release this year:

Trio (New Haven) 2013, a 4-CD set of Braxton performing with two of contemporary improvisation’s leading drummers, Tom Rainey and Tomas Fujiwara.

12 Duets (DCWM) 2012, 12-CD set presenting Braxton in dialogue with three distinctive duet partners: violinist Erica Dicker, vocalist Kyoko Kitamura and bassoonist Katherine Young.

3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011, a 3-CD set documenting Braxton’s newest composition system, Echo Echo Mirror House Music, featuring Braxton’s long-running septet with Taylor Ho Bynum (brass), Jessica Pavone (viola), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Jay Rozen (tuba), Carl Testa (bass) and Aaron Siegel (percussion) to be released from Firehouse 12 Records.

[2014 TRI-CENTRIC MUSIC FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE at ROULETTE and EYEBEAM]

Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, 12-6PM at EYEBEAM

https://eyebeam.org/

André Vida: Moving Scores (Solo Interpretations)
Featuring André Vida: saxophones; Sara Schoenbeck: bassoon; Jay Rozen: tuba; Brett Sroka: trombone (additional performers TBA)

Thursday, April 10, 8PM at ROULETTE

http://roulette.org/

James Fei: Hysteresis
Featuring James Fei: saxophones & contrabass clarinet: Josh Sinton: saxophones & contrabass clarinet; Jen Baker: trombone; Christopher McIntyre: trombone; Kato Hideki: electric bass; Ed Tomney: analog electronics

Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 46 (1975)
Featuring Anthony Braxton: conductor & saxophones; Vincent Chancey: French horn; Jacob Garchik: baritone horn; Jim Hobbs: alto saxophone; Ingrid Laubrock: soprano saxophone; Nicole Mitchell: flute; Oscar Noriega: alto saxophone; Dan Peck: tuba; Reut Regev: trombone; Stephanie Richards: trumpet; Katie Scheele: english horn; Josh Sinton, bass clarinet; Libby Van Cleve, oboe

Friday, April 11, 8PM at ROULETTE
Nate Wooley: Battle Pieces
Featuring Nate Wooley: trumpet; Ingrid Laubrock: saxophones; Sylvie Courvoisier: piano; Matt Moran: vibraphone

Anthony Braxton: Composition 146, “Moogie and Stetson” for 12 flutes, 2 tubas, and percussion
Featuring Taylor Ho Bynum: conductor; Jamie Baum, Domenica Fossati, Michel Gentile, Adrianne Greenbaum, Margaret Lancaster, Erin Lesser, Aleksandra Miglowiec, Leah Paul, Helene Rosenblatt, Peter Standaart, Heather Stegmaier, Sarah Bouchard Stockton: flute; Joseph Daley, Jay Rozen: tuba; Chris Dingman: percussion

Saturday, April 12, 1PM ROULETTE
Roulette Kids! presents: Taylor Ho Bynum
Taylor Ho Bynum leads a workshop using Anthony Braxton’s principles of Language Music to introduce young people to ideas of group improvisation and composition—using sound as a “lego set” to create structures for play. All ages welcome, with special guests from the upcoming production of Braxton’s opera Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables).

Saturday, April 12, 8PM at ROULETTE
Fay Victor: Neighborhood Dynamics
Featuring Fay Victor: vocals; Nicole Mitchell: flute; Vincent Chancey: french horn; Anders Nilsson: guitar; Ken Filiano: double bass

Anthony Braxton: Falling River Music Nonet
Featuring Anthony Braxton: saxophones; James Fei: saxophones; Ingrid Laubrock: saxophones; Jasmine Lovell-Smith: saxophones: Mary Halvorson, Brandon Seabrook: guitar; Tomeka Reid: cello; Nate Wooley: trumpet; Taylor Ho Bynum: cornet

Sunday, April 13, 8-11PM at EYEBEAM
André Vida: Moving Scores
Featuring André Vida: saxophones; Sara Schoenbeck: bassoon; Jay Rozen: tuba; Brett Sroka: trombone (additional performers TBA)

Thursday, April 17, 8PM at ROULETTE
Anthony Braxton: Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables) (Acts I & II)

Vocalists: Roland Burks, bass (Zakko), Kelvin Chan, baritone (Ashmenton), Tomas Cruz, tenor (Joreo), Lucy Dhegrae, soprano (Helena), Chris DiMeglio, baritone (Bubba John Jack), Kristin Fung, mezza (Alva), Nick Hallett, tenor (David), Kyoko Kitamura, soprano (Ntzockie), Kamala Sankaram, soprano (Sundance), Elizabeth Saunders, mezzo (Kim), Jen Shyu, soprano (Shala), Vince Vincent, tenor (Ojuwain)

Instrumental Soloists: Vincent Chancey (French horn), Jacob Garchik (baritone horn), Jim Hobbs (alto saxophone), Ingrid Laubrock (soprano saxophone), Nicole Mitchell (flute),Oscar Noriega (clarinet), Dan Peck (tuba), Reut Regev (trombone), Stephanie Richards (trumpet), Katie Scheele (English horn), Josh Sinton (bass clarinet), Libby Van Cleve (oboe)

Dancers: Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar

Orchestra:
Violin: Erica Dicker (concertmaster), Renee Baker, Sam Bardfeld, Sarah Bernstein, Julianne Carney, Jason Hwang, Mazz Swift, Scott Tixier
Viola: Amy Cimini, Jessica Pavone, Erin Wight
Cello: Marika Hughes, Tomeka Reid, Tomas Ulrich
Bass: Ken Filiano, Mark Helias
Flute: Leah Paul, Domenica Fossati
Oboe/English horn: Kathy Halvorson, Katie Scheele, Libby Van Cleve
Clarinet/saxophone: Mike McGinnis, Jim Hobbs, Ingrid Laubrock, Oscar Noriega, Josh Sinton
Bassoon: Sara Schoenbeck, Katherine Young
French horn: Nathan Koci, Vincent Chancey
Trumpet: Gareth Flowers, Stephanie Richards
Trombone: Jacob Garchik, Reut Regev
Tuba: Dan Peck
Percussion: David Shively
Harp: Jacqui Kerrod

Conductor/Composer/Librettist: Anthony Braxton
Producer: Taylor Ho Bynum
Director: Acushla Bastible
Associate Director: Louisa Proske
Video Director: Chris Jonas
Associate Video Director: Dylan McLaughlin
Choreographer: Rachel Bernsen
Sound Design: Amy Crawford
Assistant Producer: Kyoko Kitamura
Production Assistant: Tyler Rai
Lighting designer: Yi Zhao
Costume designer: Nikki Delhomme
Stage Manager: Desiree Alejandro

Friday, April 18, 8PM at ROULETTE
Anthony Braxton: Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables) (Acts III & IV)
(See Thursday, April 17 for full cast & crew)

Saturday, April 19, 3PM at ROULETTE
Anthony Braxton: Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables) (Acts I & II)
(See Thursday, April 17 for full cast & crew)

Saturday, April 19, 8PM at ROULETTE
Anthony Braxton: Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables) (Acts III & IV)
(See Thursday, April 17 for full cast & crew)

Admission:
For Roulette, general admission is $20 – $35 depending on the performance. Members/Students/Seniors $15, FREE for All Access Members. More info here: http://roulette.org/events/

DMG Newsletter March 14th, 2014


From DMG:

Sun Ra

Cover of Sun Ra

John Zorn Orchestral Works! Tisziji Munoz/Pharoah Sanders/Bob Moses! Matt Shipp/Michael Bisio/Whit Dickey! Chris Speed/Zeno DeRossi! James Brandon Lewis/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver! Urbana with Frantz Loriot/James Ilgenfritz..! Ha-Yang Kim! Tobias Picker!

Steve Cardenas/Thomas Morgan/Joey Baron/Shane Endsley! Kim Myhr Solo Acoustic! Dom Minasi & Hans Tammen! Martin Speicher/Hans Tammen Qt! Christoph Gallio CD/DVD! Matthias Schubert & Simon Nabatov! Oren Ambarchi! More from Leap of Faith!

Bob Moses’ New Ra-Kalam label with UNheard recordings from: Jim Pepper/Dave Liebman/Jeanne Lee/Steve Swallow/Stan Strickland/Bert Wilson..! Diego Barber/Craig Taborn! Futterman/Fielder/Levin!

Max Neuhaus! Group De Recherches Musicales! Velvet Underground! Weekend! Vangelis! Lambert & Nuttycombe! Saigon Rock & Soul!

Joseph Kubera Plays Julius Eastman/Blue “Gene” Tyranny/Michael Byron! Vlady Bystrov/Alexey Lapin/Helen Bledsoe/Anto Pett/Anne-Liis Poll! Kinya Sogawa! Plus Historic Discs from Gary Windo! Brand X! Peter Walker! Mark Lanegan! Kenny Graham! Plos Lots of King Crimson and Sun Ra on LP!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, March 16th:
6pm: FEDERICO UGHI & YONI KRETZMER – Drums & Tenor Sax!
Sunday, March 23rd:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS & LEILA BORDREUIL – Alto Sax & Cello!

Sunday, March 30th Double-Header:
6pm: ROB PRICE/REUBEN RADDING/BEN THOMAS – Guitar & Two Basses!
7pm: VAX – PATRICK BREINER & DEVIN GRAY!

Sunday, April 6th Double-Header:
6pm: LISA MEZZACAPPA & DARIUS JONES – Contrabass & Alto Sax!
7pm: ROSS HAMMOND & KEN FILIANO – Guitar & Acoustic Bass!

Sunday, April 13th Double-Header:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN/RAS MOSHE/WILL CONNELL – Tuba & Two Reeds !
7pm: MYSTERY GUEST SAXIST from Europe will play Solo Tenor Sax!

Upcoming Steve Swell Releases


From Steve Swell:

Steve Swell Quintet w/Dave Burrell, Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, Jemeel Moondoc (confirming details)
Steve Swell Trio – The Bearable LIghtness of Being w/Will Connell, Reggie Nicholson (CIMP)
Garrison Fewell, John Tchicai, Steve Swell (w/tune of mine), Reggie Nicholson, Dimitry Ishenko, Roy Campbell (NotTwo)
Jemeel Moondoc’s Zookeeper’s House w/Matt Shipp, Steve Swell, Newman-Taylor Baker, Hill Greene, Roy Campbell (Relative Pitch)
Resonance Ensemble (New Box Set!) Live in Krakow (NotTwo) same as above plus Christoff Kurtzmann
Basement Research – Gebhard Ullmann, Steve Swell, Julien Arguelles, Gerald Cleaver, Pascal Niggenkemper (new German label)
Rodrigo Amado, Gabriel Ferrandini, Steve Swell, Miguel Mira, Rodrigo Pinheiro (TDB)
Ed Ricart, Mark Sanders, Steve Swell, Michael Foster, Jason Ajemian (TBD)
James Ilgenfritz, Gino Robair, Steve Swell (TBD)
Andrew Raffo Dewar, Garrison Fewell, Steve Swell (Estuaries follow up, recorded by Jimmy Katz) (TBD)
Teun Verbruggen, Steve Swell, Peter Jacquemyn (duos and trios) (TBD)
Carlos Costa, Sean Ali, Jonathan Moritz, Steve Swell (TBD)
Piece for Four Clarinets – (TBD)
Dragonfly Breath II Live at Zebulon (Bocian, PL)