Releases

New From Tzadik

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New release from Tzadik:

Jason Eckardt – Subject

Jason Eckardt began as a heavy metal guitarist and turned to contemporary music after hearing Webern. His music is highly complex andr etains the energy and intensity of his heavy metal roots. Challenging and highly virtuosic, his compositional language embraces both uptown and downtown. Brilliantly performed by JACK, ICE and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, “Subject” contains some of his most extreme and intense works

Mycale – Gomory: The Book Of Angels Volume 25

One of the most beautiful of all Book of Angels ensembles, Mycale is an evocative a cappella vocal quartet featuring four of the most creative voices in New Music. In their second CD release they are tighter than ever and approach the Masada music with a sensitive ear, an open heart and a creative imagination. Using a variety of texts in Portuguese, Berber, Hebrew, French and Spanish, they fashion lush harmonies and strong rhythmic drive to bring Zorn’s lyrical and elusive melodies to life like never before. A transcendent follow up to their debut recording, Gomory is truly Music of the Angels.

DMG Newsletter May 22nd, 2015

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English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010

From DMG:

Fred Frith & Evan Parker! Two from Tzadik: Mycale & Jason Eckardt! Two from Intakt: Frith/Katharina Weber/Fredy Studer! Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway! Two Books from Stuart Broomer: Time & Anthony Braxton!

Arrivals/Departures: 50 Profiles New Horizons in Jazz! Two Books from William Parker! Dawn of Midi! Acid Mothers Temple! Jim O’Rourke! Two Quartets from Jeff Platz! Thomas Brinkman!

Plus Archival Discs from: The Cocoon with Gunter Hampel! Townes van Zandt! Radio Birdman! Durutti Column! More from ESP: Frank Lowe! Marzette Watts & Pharoah Sanders! Miles Davis & Sun Ra LPs! Spider John Koerner! Robbie Basho and More..!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, May 24th:
6pm: SHAYNA DULBERGER – Solo Contrabass
7pm: CRAIG FLANAGAN / HAJNAL PIVNICK – Guitar / Violin

Rare Thursday Set on May 28th:
6:30pm: KAZE Special Solos & Duo Set

Sunday, May 31st:
6pm: OMAR TAMEZ/ANGELICA SANCHEZ/EMILIO “MILO” TAMEZ
7pm: The Velocity Duo: LAUREN LEE & CHARLEY SABATINO

Sunday, June 7th Double-Header:
6pm: CHRIS WELCOME / SAM WEINBERG – Guitar & Tenor Sax!
7pm: NICO SOFFIATO / JOSH DEUTSCH – Guitar & Trumpet!

Cuneiform Records May Releases

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Musians of the Micahel Gibbs Big band, NDR jazz workshop 1972

From Cuneiform Records:

Guapo – Obscure Knowledge

The greatly admired instrumental experimental rock band Guapo is celebrating 20 years in the game by releasing Obscure Knowledge, their explosive new album and tenth release! Centered around founding member and extraordinary drummer David J. Smith, the group on the album also features Kavus Torabi (guitar), Emmett Elvin (keyboards) and James Sedwards (bass).

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra – Galactic Parables: Volume 1

The cornetist, composer and conceptualist Rob Mazurek leads his Exploding Star Orchestra through one of his most ambitious recordings, Galactic Parables: Volume 1, which is part of Mazurek’s epic sci-fi opera exploring an apocalyptic vision of alternate universes, machine reproduction run amuck, and the colonization of distant planets––inspired by the writings of Samuel R. Delany and Stanisław Lem.

Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband – Play A Bill Frisell Set List

The dauntingly prolific Bill Frisell has recorded in a vast array of settings, but he’s never made an album like Play a Bill Frisell Set List, his first-ever appearance as the featured soloist on a big band session. Captured live in concert with one of the world’s great jazz orchestras, NDR Bigband, the guitarist delivers a tour de force performance exploring sleek, spacious and vividly expressive arrangements of compositions drawn from throughout his career designed specifically for him and the NDR (with guest Jeff Ballard) by Michael Gibbs. “…the music was magical,” Gibbs says. “I couldn’t resist the opportunity to release it.”

Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband – In My View

While studded with treasured recordings reflecting his singular writing skills, Michael Gibbs’ slim discography has never kept pace with the breadth and depth of his creative output. In a career spanning more than half a century he’s collaborated with a dazzling array of artists in jazz and beyond, including Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, John Scofield, Gary Burton, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel, and Richard Galliano.

New Sun Ra Recordings To Be Released This Fall

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From Billboard:

A new series of remastered, reissued and unreleased recordings by Sun Ra (1914-1993), the late-great jazz musician, bandleader and cosmic philosopher, are coming out this fall, according to the Manimal Group, which will press and distribute the new CD and vinyl. The project is being overseen by Irwin Chusid, the administrator for Sun Ra LLC as well as an outsider music expert, author and WFMU DJ, who will issue the music through the LLC’s as-yet-named label.

The series, which was announced today (May 22) on what would have been Sun Ra’s 101st birthday, is being compiled in conjunction with Michael D. Anderson, the archivist for the Sun Ra Music Archive, a treasure trove of the jazz visionary’s vast catalog of recordings. Anderson himself began playing in Sun Ra’s Arkestra when he was a teenager and lived with the bandleader at Saturn House in Philadelphia before becoming the band’s archivist.

The new releases will be broken down into three categories: a set of recordings from the basement of the Choreographers Workshop, the New York City locale where Sun Ra’s band practiced and recorded between 1962-1965; an exotica collection containing music recorded spanning his recording career from 1956 through 1991; and a set of singles compiled by Anderson.

Leo Records New Releases

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From Leo Records:

Ivo Perelman / Whit Dickey – Tenorhood
Actis Dato Quartet – Earth Is the Place
Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp – Callas
Ivo Perelman / Joe Morris / Mat Maneri – Counterpoint

pfMENTUM Releases Three From Michael Vlatkovich

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From pfMENTUM, a trip of Michael Vlatkovich albums:

Michael Vlatkovich – Mortality
Michael Vlatkovich – ask 7
Michael Vlatkovich – elasticity

DMG Newsletter May 15th, 2015

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English: Matana Roberts, moers festival 2010

From DMG:

Matana Roberts! Pulverize the Sound: Peter Evans/Tim Dahl/Mike Pride! Mette Rasmussen & Chris Corsano! Myra Melford & Alister Spence! John Carter & Bobby Bradford Quintet! Hu Vibrational With Adam Rudolph/Bill Laswell/Eivnd Aarset..! Mark Fell & Gabor Lazar! Bang on a Can All-Stars Field Recordings!

Two Jeff Platz Quartets! Eugene Chadbourne! Loren Connors! Prurient! Plus Archival Recordings from Max Roach! Willie Nelson! Johnny Cash! Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters! Sonny Boy Williamson! Willie Dixon! Elmore James! Clark/Hutchinson and Much More..!

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The DMG Free In-Store Music Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, May 17th Double-Header Hosted by Chris Pitsiokos: 6pm: TOTO ALVAREZ!
7pm: RODENTICIDE!

Sunday, May 24th:
6pm: SHAYNA DULBERGER – Solo Contrabass
7pm: CRAIG FLANAGAN / HAJNAL PIVNICK – Guitar / Violin

Rare Thursday Set on May 28th:
6:30pm: KAZE Special Solos & Duo Set

Sunday, May 31st:
6pm: OMAR TAMEZ/ANGELICA SANCHEZ/EMILIO “MILO” TAMEZ
7pm: The Velocity Duo: LAUREN LEE & CHARLEY SABATINO!