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New on Tzadik

Posted: January 27, 2015 by Mike in Releases

John Zorn (cropped version)

John Zorn 

New releases from Tzadik:

Hypercolor
Hypercolor

John Zorn
John Zorn’s Olympiad—Vol. 1 Dither Plays Zorn

John Zorn
The Hermetic Organ Vol. 3—St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield

Mossenek in Japan Live Recordings

Posted: January 26, 2015 by Mike in Performances, Releases

In June of 2014 Mossenek toured Japan and collaborated in some very unique combinations. All of the performances were documented and the recordings posted on bandcamp for anyone to hear/download for whatever price they deemed fitting.

Mossenek: Japan day 1

https://mossenek.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-japan-1-tokyo

Mossenek w/ Sax Ruins (Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono): Japan day 2

https://mossenek.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-japan-2-nagoya

Mossenek w/ Tatsuya Yoshida & Mongo: Japan day 3

https://mossenek.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-japan-3-osaka

Mossenek w/ 30 kindergarten children: Japan day 4

https://mossenek.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-japan-4-hokkaido-kids

Mossenek w/ Rei & Mongo: Japan day 5

https://mossenek.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-japan-5-tokyo

Mossenek is:
Mick Barr – guitar
Chuck Bettis – throat + electronics

DMG Newsletter January 23rd, 2015

Posted: January 24, 2015 by Mike in Performances, Releases, Reviews

From DMG:

New King Crimson Live At The Orpheum CD/DVD Audio! Wadada Leo Smith & Eco D’Alberi! Butch Morris W/ David Murray/Evan Parker/Hamid Drake/Joe Bowie and many more! Ted Daniel/Oliver Lake/Daniel Carter/Tatsuya Nakamura/Richard Pierce! ÊLoren Connors! Daniel Levin & Juan Pablo Carletti! Damo Suzuki & Mugstar! Aine O’Dwyer’s Organ Music! 2 New Cuneiforms: Andi Schnellmann/Manuell Troller/David Meier & The Kandinsky Effect [Warren Walker/Gael Petrina/Caleb Dolister]! Bobby Kapp! Paul Van Kemenade’s Three Horns And A Bass! Harvey Mandel! Fatal Tangent! Diamono Lemzo! Samba Toure!

The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, January 25th:
6pm: MOPPA ELLIOTT & JON IRABAGON – Two Solos & A Duo!

Sunday, February 1st Double-Header:
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN / FRANZ LORIOT / FLIN VAN HEMMEM!
7pm: PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER / CHRISTIAN LILLINGER TRIO!

Sunday, March 1st Double-Header:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN & DANIEL CARTER – Multi-Horn/Reed Duo!
7pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT!


English: Henry Kaiser (guitar), Steve Beresfor...

English: Henry Kaiser (guitar), Steve Beresford (electronics), John Russell (guitar), Roger Turner (percussion) 

Avant-Garde Guitarist, Composer, Ethnomusicologist and Antarctic Diver/Underwater Photographer Henry Kaiser Celebrates Four Album Releases with Residency at The Stone in NYC: Feb 3-8 2015.

Henry Kaiser will play a residency gig at The Stone in NYC February 3 – 8, 2015. It is very rare for Kaiser to play in NYC. This Stone run celebrates his 4 new albums, released over one week on two labels: The Celestial Squid with Ray Russell, released on Cuneiform Records; and three releases on other labels, including Garden of Memory on which he is a featured guitarist, Relations with Damon Smith, and Leaps with Scott Amendola. The run at The Stone includes collaboration with such NYC luminaries as Samuel R. Delany, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Lukas Ligeti, and Brandon Ross.

Concert Details
The Stone, New York City
Located at the center of
Avenue C and 2nd Street

http://www.thestonenyc.com

All 8 PM shows $20All 10 PM shows $15

2/3 Tuesday
8 pm
Invite The Spirit
Henry Kaiser (guitar) Charles K. Noyes (percussion, drums) Sang-Won Park (kayagum, ajaeng, changgo, voice)

10 pm
Kaiser-Noyes Guitar Duo
Henry Kaiser (guitar) Charles K. Noyes (guitar)

2/4 Wednesday
8 pm
Kaiser-Laswell-Ligeti Trio
Henry Kaiser (guitar) Bill Laswell (bass) Lukas Ligeti (drums)

10 pm
Kaiser-Laswell Duo
Henry Kaiser (guitar) Bill Laswell (bass)

2/5 Thursday
8 pm
MG-HK-WW Trio
Melvin Gibbs (bass) Henry Kaiser (guitar) Weasel Walter (drums)

10 pm
Topography of the Spleen
Henry Kaiser (guitar) Chris Pitsiokos (sax) Weasel Walter (drums)

2/6 Friday
8 pm
Chip Delany & Henry Kaiser
Samuel R. Delany (reading aloud) Henry Kaiser (guitar accompaniment)

10 pm
Brandy Gale – Henry Kaiser – Ava Mendoza
Brandy Gale (live synesthetic painting) Henry Kaiser, Ava Mendoza (guitars)
2/7 Saturday
8 pm
Kaiser-Musso Quintet
Nick Didkovsky, Henry Kaiser, Bob Musso (guitars) Jesse Krakow (bass) Weasel Walter (drums)

10 pm
Kaiser-Licht Duo
Henry Kaiser, Alan Licht (guitar)

2/8 Sunday
8 pm
Dunkelman-Kaiser-Mori-Zorn Quartet
Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Henry Kaiser (bass) Ikue Mori (electronics) John Zorn (sax)

10 pm
Kaiser-Ross Guitar Duo
Henry Kaiser (guitar) Brandon Ross (guitar)

THE ALBUMS

THE CELESTIAL SQUID
Henry Kaiser & Ray Russell
[Cuneiform Records]

Guitar summits don’t ascend higher than when legendary British free-jazz pioneer and longtime session ace Ray Russell meets the brilliant California avant-improv overachiever and Antarctic diver Henry Kaiser in the realm of The Celestial Squid. An album as cosmically evocative as its title, The Celestial Squid marks both a promising new partnership and a return to the outer-limits sensibility that informed Russell’s earliest work. With sixteen albums as a leader and more than countless session performances to his credit, including the early James Bond film scores, Russell is returning to his bone-rattling, noise-rocking roots for the first time ever since 1971. You’ll be shaken and stirred as Kaiser, Russell, and eight super friends deliver a no-holds-barred, free-range sonic cage match. They evoke improvised music’s past, present, and future while proving that free jazz can still be good, clean, liberating fun.

GARDEN OF MEMORY
Henry Kaiser
[Fractal Music]
A 5-CD box set of live guitar solos. Playing in the the trance music mode these solos could be considered to be a tribute to both Terry Riley’s late 70’s keyboard improvisations and the super human solo soprano sax of Evan Parker.

RELATIONS
Henry Kaiser & Damon Smith
[Balance Point Acoustics]
Henry Kaiser and Damon Smith have been playing guitar and bass together for 20 years now. This release of acoustic double bass and 7-string acoustic guitar free improvisations celebrates their musical partnership.

LEAPS
Scott Amendola & Henry Kaiser
[Fractal Music]
Featuring Scott Amendola on drums & percussion and Henry Kaiser on guitar(s). Bay area drummer, Scott Amendola is a longtime member of the Nels Cline Singers as well as working with Larry Ochs, Charlie Hunter & Ben Goldberg plus having several discs out as a leader. West Coast guitar great, Henry Kaiser, keeps busy by playing in a wide variety of contexts: solos, duos, trios and bands of different sizes. Mr. Kaiser has recorded a number duos, most often with fellow guitarists like: Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne and Fred Frith, but rarely in a duo with a drummer. Each piece here is very different and shows many sides to these two gifted improvisers. The title piece is first and it is an epic length workout which goes throughout a number of different sections, moods or scenes. From rip-roaring intensity to those Dead-like space jams. It all fits together like fascinating cryptic mosaic or puzzle which unfolds as it evolves. This disc is around 75 minutes long and takes us on a fabulous journey throughout.

DMG Newsletter January 16th, 2015

Posted: January 17, 2015 by Mike in Performances, Releases, Reviews

From DMG:

3 from Tzadik: John Zorn/Dither Guitar Quartet & Hermetic Organ Vol. 3! Hypercolor: Eyal Maoz/James Ilgenfritz/Lukas Ligeti! Andrew Drury Solo & Quartet with Briggan Krauss/Ingrid Laubrock/Brandon Seabrook! Andrew D’Angelo/Trevor Dunn/Jim Black! Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble!

Joachim Badenhorst & Jordan McLean Solo CDs! Chris Potter Underground Orchestra! Steve Swallow/Ohad talmor/Adam Nussbaum! Ananda Gari with Tim Berne/Res Abbasi/Michael Formanek! Keiji Haino/Jim O’Rourke/Oren Ambarchi! More & More & Even More..!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, January 18th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN/RAS MOSHE/KEN LIEBERSON – Tuba/Reeds/Bassoon Trio!

Sunday, January 25th:
6pm: MOPPA ELLIOTT & JON IRABAGON – Two Solos & A Duo!

Sunday, February 1st Double-Header:
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN / FRANZ LORIOT / FLIN VAN HEMMEM!
7pm: PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER / CHRISTIAN LILLINGER TRIO!

Sunday, March 1st Double-Header:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN & DANIEL CARTER – Multi-Horn/Reed Duo!
7pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT!

ReR Megacorp Releases

Posted: January 13, 2015 by Mike in Releases

From ReR:

COOPER,LINDSAY: Rarities from the Lindsay Cooper Archive
This double CD set collects together, amongst other things, all of Outtakes for Other Occasions and The Small Screen, both of which were never commercially released, all four pieces from The Classic Guide to NoMansLand, the subscription 7” Pictures from the Great Ex…

BIOTA: Funnel to a Thread
Since the late 1970s Biota has ploughed its own furrow, producing a body of work that resembles nothing anyone else has done or is yet doing. Their compositions evolve in long, constantly shifting timbral blocks filled with fragments and echoes of quasi-familiar mus…

STEVAN TICKMAYER: Gaps, Absences.
A beautifully recorded and produced cycle of pieces that combine complexity and precision with rich and unfamiliar timbres. The ensemble pieces amplify and enrich a core piano with various combinations of harmonium, double bass, violin, percussion, Hungarian zither…

DMG Newsletter January 9th, 2015

Posted: January 10, 2015 by Mike in Performances, Releases, Reviews

English: Gunter Hampel, Offside Festival Gelde...

Gunter Hampel

From DMG:

Ornette Coleman/Jordan McLean/Amir Ziv!!! Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Septet! Two Fred Frith Duos: Barry Guy and Lotte Anker! Scott Amendola & Henry Kaiser! David Sylvian/Fennesz/John Tilbury! Chris Potter Underground Orchestra!

Two Duos with Kazuhisa Uchihashi: Seiichi Yamamoto and Michael Gorczynski! Ross Hammond & Calvin Weston! Juan Pablo Carletti/Tony Malaby/Chris Hoffman! Gunter Hampel Euro-American Quartet! Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer! ICP Orchestra Back! Biota! Two from Joachim Kuhn! Jefferson Airplane! Lou Reed and Acid Mothers Temple!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, January 11th Double-Header:
6pm: SANDRA WEISS & DAVID GROLLMAN!
7pm: BALONI: FRANTZ LORIOT/JOACHIM BADENHORST/PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER!

Sunday, January 18th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN/RAS MOSHE/KEN LIEBERSON – Tuba/Reeds/Bassoon Trio!

Sunday, January 25th:
6pm: MOPPA ELLIOTT & JON IRABAGON – Two Solos & A Duo!

Sunday, February 1st Double-Header:
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN / FRANZ LORIOT / FLIN VAN HEMMEM!
7pm: PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER / CHRISTIAN LILLINGER TRIO!

Sunday, February 8th:
No In-Store during Henry Kaiser’s Residency at The Stone – (Feb 3-8th, 2015)!

Sunday, February 15th:
No In-store during John Zorn’s Week at the Village Vanguard (Feb 10-15th, 2015)!

Sunday, March 1st:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN & DANIEL CARTER – Multi-Horn/Reed Duo!