Releases

Three Anthony Braxton Box Sets to Be Released April 1

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Anthony Braxton playing a contrabass saxophone

Source: JazzTimes.

The Tri-Centric Foundation and Firehouse 12 Records will release three box sets by composer Anthony Braxton on April 1. According to a press release, they range “from a wild reinvention of post-Wagnerian opera—Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables)—to a heartfelt tribute to an improvisatory hero—Quintet (Tristano) 2014—to a multi-dimensional, fully immersive electro-acoustic sound environment—3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011.” Each of the three projects, the release continues, “offers a different component of Braxton’s constantly evolving vision, and each challenges the listener (or friendly experiencer, in Braxton terminology) to experience music as an active participant rather than a passive spectator.”

Dirk Serries News

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Source: dirkserries.com, two new albums:

STEVEN R. SMTH & DIRK SERRIES – HYMNAL (TAPE)

Multi-instrumentalist Steven R. Smith and Dirk Serries teamed up for a collaborative album that is as familiar as it is different from their individual sonic endaevours. Made with electric guitars, fender rhodes, organs and all various types of bowed instruments, this album is about organic evolution. Each ‘mantra’ constructed from the directness of each instrument, meticulously layered against each other, creating the drone. Four long-form mantra’s, four harmonic themes that excel in their own beautiful organic progress over time. Released on Important Records‘ spin-off label Cassauna.

DIRK SERRIES & RUTGER ZUYDERVELT – BUOYANT LIVE (LP)

Dirk Serries and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) recorded the album Buoyant in 2015, which was released by Consoling Sounds. When electronic musicians collaborate, things are usually done by sharing files. Dirk and Rutger were never in the same room. They actually never played together before. Following the release of Buoyant, they were asked to perform at the famous Incubate festival in Tilburg, taking one of the tracks of Buoyant as a starting point. There was a brief soundcheck, but no rehearsing. Just a fair bit of confidence, with two guys communicating through sound and trusting each others strengths. It was one of those magical moments in which things seem to happen naturally, automatically, as if they were out of the musician’s control. Dirk and Rutger’s sounds melted organically into a fluent mass of sound. An elevation experience for both Dirk Serries and Rutger Zuydervelt as well as their audience.

DMG Newsletter February 5th 2016

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Mothers of invention, Theatre de Clichy, Paris...

Source: DMG.

William Hooker 4 CD Set: David Murray/David S Ware/Jemeel Moondoc/Roy Campbell + William Hooker Big Sale! Jaimeo Brown Transcendence! Kamasi Washington 3 CD Set! Gary Lucas/Max Fleisher Project! Ergo! Empirical! Jack Dupon!

Anais Maviel! Lajos Dudas Quartet + German Chamber Academy! Philip Corner! Plus Historic Recordings from: The Residents! Captain Beefheart! Frank Zappa! Patti Smith! Stephen Stills & Manassas! Herbie Hancock & Jaco Pastorius! Klaus Schulze! Rare Vinyl and Much More!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, February 7th:
6pm: DEEP ECOLOGY TRIO: CRISTIAN AMIGO – Guitar / JD PARRAN – Winds / ANDREW DRURY – Percussion
7pm: JORGE ESPINAL – Guitar / MICHAEL FOSTER – Sax / KEVIN SHEA – Drums

Sunday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day Special Event with:
6pm: TAMIO SHIRASHI & LOUISE DE JENSEN – Alto Sax Duet!

Sunday, February 21st:
6pm: ALVARO DOMENE & BRIGGAN KRAUSS!
7pm: SARAH BERNSTEIN & CHRISTIAN WEBER

Sunday, February 28th:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS & JON IRABAGON – Alto Sax & Sopranino Sax Duo!

End of the Alphabet Records New Releases

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Source: End of the Alphabet Records.

Witcyst / Marhaug
Sludd/Slaps/Substantiv / Hess (Vits-444)
Limited Edition 7″ lathe cut by Peter King

Norwegian noise legend, Lasse Marhaug, joins Whangarei recluse, Witcyst for a hunk of very noisy plastic. Where Marhaug travels the world collaborating, making music and interviewing (see his excellent Personal Best zines), Witcyst never gigs and never leaves the sub-tropical climes of New Zealand’s winterless north. What they have in common are restlessly inventive approaches to making tonnes of noise and a huge excitement to be sharing a split!

Noel Meek / Wolf Eyes
Mole Rat / Dual Alice
Limited Edition 7″ lathe cut by Peter King

As I write this, I still can’t quite believe my eyes. Can I really be sharing a split 7″ with Wolf Eyes? By all the gods of sound-making, yes! As far as we know, in all of Wolf Eyes’ massive back catalogue, this is their first release on a New Zealand label and their first Peter King lathe cut. John Olson, Nate Young and Crazy Jim Baljo will be swinging around their inimitable trip-metal on one side and I, your humble label head honcho, will flash something bright and colourful on the other (with some amazement).

DMG Newsletter January 29th 2016

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Source: DMG.

Glenn Spearman & Jose Maceda Reissues! Bloodmist: Jeremiah Cymerman/Toby Driver/Mario Diaz De Leon! Lucian Ban/Abraham Burton/Mat Maneri! 2 More from Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp+Whit Dickey! Barry Guy & Savina Yannatou! Jaimeo Brown Transcendence! Z’ev! Boris Kovacs!

Franck Vigroux & Matthew Bourne! Plus Archival Music from David Cousins! Jack Bruce & Robin Trower! Buddy Guy! Joe McPhee Survival Unit III! Mike Cooper! Barney Wilen! Fred Wesley & the J.B.s! Bob Marley & the Wailers! QuicksilverMessenger Service + Rova Sax Quartet & Emanem/PSI Restock Sale!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, January 31st Double-Header:
6pm: ANA ISMA VEIL – Solo Vocal CD Release Set
7pm: RAS MOSHE / ANDERS NILSSON / SEAN CONLY – Sax/Guitar/Bass Trio!

Sunday, February 7th:
6pm: DEEP ECOLOGY TRIO: CRISTIAN AMIGO – Guitar / JD PARRAN – Winds / ANDREW DRURY – Percussion
7pm: JORGE E – Guitar / MICHAEL FOSTER – Sax / KEVIN SHEA – Drums

Sunday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day Special Event with:
6pm: TAMIO SHIRASHI & LOUISE DE JENSEN – Alto Sax Duet!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a Buddhist temple. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Music Always Free & the Vibes are Quite Cosy!

Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith New Album and Tour

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Source: Vijay Iyer, a new album from the duo titled A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke, and the following tour dates:

March 30-31 – New York, NY – Metropolitan Museum of Art Breuer Building
April 1 – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
April 7-8 – Cambridge, MA – Harvard events
April 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Occidental College
April 16 – Fullerton, CA – Cal State Fullerton

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at the Jazz Gallery This Week, New Release Coming

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Infernal Machines

Source: The Jazz Gallery.

Brooklyn-based composer-bandleader Darcy James Argue and his innovative 18-piece bigband Secret Society will head into the recording studio the first week of February to record their third album, Real Enemies, out this fall on New Amsterdam Records. The work follows their Grammy-nominated and widely praised albums Infernal Machines (2009) and Brooklyn Babylon (2013).

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society will preview selections from the album during four special performances on January 29th & 30th as part of The Jazz Gallery’s 20th Anniversary Concert Series in New York City. The set will also feature other recent and unrecorded works.

DARCY JAMES ARGUE’S SECRET SOCIETY
Fri. January 29th, 2016/ 7.30pm + 9.30pm
Sat. January 30th, 2016/ 7.30pm + 9.30pmeach set: $30/$20 members; limited cabaret seating: $40/$30 members

WINDS
Dave Pietro
Sharel Cassity
Sam Sadigursky
John Ellis
Carl Maraghi

TRUMPETS
Nathan Eklund
David Smith
Matt Holman
Nadje Noordhuis
Ingrid Jensen

TROMBONES
Mike Fahie
Ryan Keberle
Jacob Garchik
Jennifer Wharton

RHYTHM
Sebastian Noelle, guitar
Adam Birnbaum, piano
Matt Clohesy, bass
Jon Wikan, drums

Darcy James Argue, composer/conductor