DMG Newsletter August 29th, 2014


Masada

Cover of Masada

From DMG:

Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Threadgill/John Lindberg/Jack DeJohnette! Trio 3 [Oliver Lake/Reggie Workman/Andrew Cyrille] & Vijay Iyer! Jeremiah Cymerman/Evan Parker/Nate Wooley! Kalle Kalima & K-18: Mikko Innanen! Arve Henriksen!

Roberta Piket/Roby Glod/Mark Tokar/Klaus Kugel! Alessandra Novaga Solo Electric Guitar! Johannes Rod’s ‘Free Jazz & Improvisation on Vinyl (1965-’85) Big Book! Noel Akchote+David Grubbs/Adam Levy! Phil Seamen! Spiritual Jazz Vol 5! Nisennenmondai! And More!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, August 31st:
6pm: The STARTAGAIN ENSEMBLE Featuring:
Featuring: NICK JOZWIAK/JUSTIN VELOSO/JOHN WELSH/DEREK BARON!

Sunday, September 21st:
6pm: JAMES BRANDON LEWIS/MAX JOHNSON/DOMINIC FRAGMAN!

Sunday, September 28th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE: STEVE ‘X-DREAM’ POPKIN/KURT RALSKE/DANIEL CARTER/WILL DAHL/JONATHAN WOOD VINCENT Plus Special Guest: ROBERT MUSSO!

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JOHN ZORN‘S BOOK OF ANGELS AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD SEPTEMBER 2nd – 7th

A special week long festival of 11 bands from John Zorn’s Book of Angels series performing music from Masada Books Two and Three including 2 special sets by the original Masada Quartet.

Tues September 02, 2014
8:30 – Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier – MALPHAS
Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) 10:30: Eyvind Kang Ensemble
Eyvind Kang- viola / Mark Feldman -violin / Doug Weiselman- clarinets Erik Friedlander- cello / Hidayat Honari -tar, guitar Shahzad Ismaily- bass / Ches Smith -percussion

Wed September 03, 2014
8:30: Jamie Saft Trio – Jamie Saft (piano), Greg Cohen (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
10:30: Uri Caine Trio – Uri Caine (piano), Greg Cohen (bass) & Joey Baron (drums)

Thu September 04, 2014
8:30: Erik Friedlander Solo (cello)
10:30: ZION 80 plays Masada aram bajakian (guitar), matt darriau (alto sax), yoshie fruchter (guitar), jon madof (guitar), frank london (trumpet), greg wall (tenor sax), yonadav halevy (drums), zach mayer (baritone sax), marlon sobol (congas, percussion), brian marsella (keyboards) & shanir blumenkranz (bass)

Fri September 05, 2014
8 30: Masada String Trio
Mark Feldman (violin) Erik Friedlander (cello) Greg Cohen (bass)
10:30: Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits – Cyro Baptista (percussion) Tim Keiper (drums) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass, oud) Brian Marsella (keyboards)

Sat September 06, 2014
8:30: MASADA QUARTET – John Zorn (sax) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Greg Cohen (bass) Joey Baron (drums)
1030: MASADA QUARTET – John Zorn (sax) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Greg Cohen (bass) Joey Baron (drums)

Sun September 07, 2014
8:30: Roberto Rodriguez and Octeto Masada: Carmen Staff-Piano/ Uri Sharli-Accordion / Eddy Khaimovich-Bass / Ivan Barenboim-Clarinet / Meg Okura-Violin / Igor Arias-Congas / Rafi Makiel-Trombone / Itai Kriss-Flute / Roberto Rodriguez (percussion)
10:30: Uri Gurvich Quartet: Uri Gurvich (sax) Peter Slavov (bass) Francisco Mela (drums) Leo Genovese (piano)

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M.O.D. Technologies Releases


Bill Laswell

Cover of Bill Laswell

From Bill Laswell’s M.O.D. Technologies label:

MILFORD GRAVES & BILL LASWELL
The Stone – April 22, 2014
Back In No Time
Milford Graves – Iconic Force of Nature, Teacher, Healer, Shaman, Spiritual Rhythmatist… His drums speak in heavy African and Afro-Cuban dialects. Echoes of timeless voices… From his beginnings with Albert Ayler, Sonny Shorrock and others… To the present space / time… Milford Graves has been a profound conductor of healing energy. A true spirit, a legendary African-American voice… Here in uninterrupted dialog with bassist Bill Laswell.

WADADA LEO SMITH & BILL LASWELL
The Stone – April 22, 2014
Akashic Meditation
Wadada Leo Smith – One of the most original and important trumpet players of his generation. His masterful tone opens portals that explore new sonic environments and lost worlds. Ambient space music above with the deep delta blues below. He was born in Leland, Mississippi. And early corroborrator with the AACM in Chicago, has also worked with Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Jack DeJohnette, John Zorn and many others. With many documented recordings under his name. A true original. Caught here in duet with Bill Laswell.

PRAXIS
The RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ
Buckethead
John Zorn
Bill Laswell
In Times Of Horror
THE RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ – Gothic Futurism, Ikonoklast Panzerism… “In Times of Horror” – a coded message from the gates of hell.The specter of the 90s Earache imprint, collides with intense sound construction detonated with multi layers of fierce industrial textures…contrasting semi controlled chaos. Featuring mutant Guitar virtuoso at his freest, avant-garde Icon – saxophonist/composer John Zorn and Bill Laswell. Trash, hardcore, garbage god metal, chainsaw demolition, IT GROWS.

DJ KRUSH & BILL LASWELL
Shuen
Turntablist and producer, DJ Krush, is one of the first Japanese artists to be embraced by the global hip-hop world. Beginning by mixing elements of R & B and Acid Jazz with the big breakbeat backbone of mid- tempo hip-hop. Gradually moving more toward the abstract applying heavy effects and sample manipulation to thick, smart breaks, layered, ambient textures and subtle, inventive scratching. Heard here in duet with ikonoklast bassist/producer Bill Laswell. Shuen shows both musicians seamlessly navigate through the ambient / world beat matrix…a brief journey into sound and rhythm.

METHOD OF DEFIANCE
Phantom Soundclash
Nebuchadnezzar
with
Dr. Israel, Garrison Hawk, Bernie Worrell, Adam Rudolph, Graham Haynes,
Peter Apfelbaum, Guy Licata, Bill Laswell, Foday Musa Suso
A spontaneous-recombinant, concrete music / sound collage. Electric Miles Davis, avant-funk, dub, reggae, noise, free-jazz and flashes of Africa – endure constnat rhythmic sound blasts, sonic detonations and high energy malfunctions. All past wreckage as raw material to be applied to the construction of completely new forms. Dr. Israel, Garrison Hawk, P-Funk icon – Bernie Worrell, Gambian Griot and kora master – Foday Musa Suso, Adam Rudolph, Graham Haynes, Peter Apfelbaum, Guy Licata and Bill Laswell… To be continued.

BERNIE WORRELL
Phantom Soundclash
Purple World
with
Bill Laswell, Adam Rudolph, Dr. Israel, Grandmaster DXT
P-Funk legend Bernie Worrell, without a doubt, the most influential and definitely the most emulated and copied electronic keyboardist in modern music. His work totally defined the synthesizer of 80s and 90s hip-hop and can still be clearly recognized in the pop hits of today. Caught here in a classic sound / mush up…that moves from delicate to simply raw, intense and bombastic free-form funkafied filth reloaded. In collaboration with multi-directional percussion virtuoso Adam Rudolph, Brooklyn’s finest DJ / beat generator – Dr. Israel, Bill Laswell and the original Bronx DJ – Grandmixer DXT (Zulu Nation, Wild Style) best known for introducing scratching to the mainstream on Herbie Hancock’s mega hit “Rockit”… Thus spawning a generation of innovative turntablists…The history continues.

DMG Newsletter August 22nd, 2014


Steven Bernstein

Cover of Steven Bernstein

From DMG:

Rebellum a/k/a Burnt Sugar! Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein! Jaki Byard Project: Jamie Baum/Adam Kolker/Jerome Harris..! Tiziano Tononi’s Tribute to Don Cherry With Daniele Cavallanti/Luca Calabrese..! Agusti Fernandez/Ilan Manouach/Ivo Sans! Two Gems from Blaise Siwula! Wieland Moller/Robert Boston/Nico Letman-Burtinovich! Moraine! Marbin! Plus Historic Albums from Fred Katz/Chico Hamilton! Miles davis! Bill Evans/Jim Hall! John Coltrane/Gil Evans..!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, August 24th:
6pm: VIV CORRINGHAM & DANIEL LEVIN!

Sunday, August 31st:
6pm: STARTAGAIN ENSEMBLE Featuring: NICK JOZWIAK/BRANDON
LOPEZ/NICOLAS LETMAN- BURTINOVIC – Acoustic Bass Trio!

Sunday, September 21st:
6pm: JAMES BRANDON LEWIS/MAX JOHNSON/DOMINIC FRAGMAN!

Sunday, September 28th: 6pm: DISSIPATED FACE: STEVE ‘X-DREAM POPKIN/KURT RALSKE/DANIEL CARTER/WILL DAHL/JONATHAN WOOD VINCENT Plus Special Guest: ROBERT MUSSO!

New on NoBusiness Records


Chad Taylor

Cover of Chad Taylor

From NoBusiness Records:

William Hooker & Liudas Mockūnas – “Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival”
RED trio & Mattias Ståhl – “North And The Red Stream”
Daniel Blacksberg trio – “Perilous Architecture”
Kent Carter, Gianni Lenoci, Bill Elgart – “Plaything”
Earl Cross, Muhammad Ali, Rashied Al Akbar, Idris Ackamoor – “Ascent Of The Nether Creatures”
Nate Wooley, Hugo Antunes, Chris Corsano – “MALUS”
Jason Ajemian, Tony Malaby, Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor – “A Way A Land Of Life”

New Releases From Relative Pitch Records


English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...

Mary Halvorson

Via Relative Pitch Records:

September Release: Evan Parker/Sylvie Courvoisier – Either Or And

October Release: Mary Halvorson’s Reverse Blue W/Chris Speed, Eivind Opsvik & Tomas Fujiwara
Performances October 2 & 3 at The Cornelia St Cafe
On October 7, 2014, Relative Pitch Records will release Mary Halvorson’s Reverse Blue, the debut of the prolific guitarist/composer’s latest ensemble of the same name, featuring Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Eivind Opsvik on bass, and Tomas Fuijwara on drums. Reverse Blue offers Halvorson a different sonic palette than her critically acclaimed Trio/Quintet/Septet configurations – bringing new musical personalities and timbres to her work, albeit within a classic quartet instrumentation.

DMG Newsletter August 15th, 2014


saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano ...

saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano Jazz Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

John Zorn/4th Gnostic Trio: Bill Frisell/Carol Emanuel/Kenny Wolleson! Zebrina + Ben Goldberg! The Suite Unraveling! Johnny Dyani/Okay Temiz/Mongezi Feza + Dudu Pukwana! Roscoe Mitchell & Scott Robinson! Nate Morgan & The Nimbus Collective!

Par Hasard: John Cage & Marcel Duchamp! Captain Beefheart & Magic Band 1966-’67! Grateful Dead/John Oswald 3 LP Set! Owen Maercks’ Teenage Sex Therapist Long Lost Gem! Roedelius! Jenny Hval & Susanna!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, August 17th Double Header:
6pm: TESLA COILS: BLAISE SIWULA/GIAN LUIGI DIANA/HARVEY VALDES!
7pm: HARVEY VALDES TRIO: SANA NAGANO/JOE HERTENSTEIN/HARVEY VALDES!

Sunday, August 24th:
6pm: VIV CORRINGHAM & DANIEL LEVIN!

Sunday, August 31st:
6pm: STARTAGAIN ENSEMBLE Featuring: NICK JOZWIAK/BRANDON LOPEZ/NICOLAS LETMAN- BURTINOVIC – Acoustic Bass Trio!