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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

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From the Free Jazz Blog. In addition to the week’s usual reviews, the blog continues its overview of the AACM.

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord – Jeremiah (Hot Cup, 2015) ****
Je Suis – Ça Va? & Ça va pas du tout! (Umlaut, 2014)
Je Suis! – Ça VA? (Umlaut, 2014) ****½
Je Suis! – Ça VA Pas Du Tout! (Umlaut, 2014) *****
Kris Davis’s Infrasound – Save Your Breath (Clean Feed, 2015) ****½
Jack DeJohnette – Made in Chicago (ECM, 2015) *****
The Monash Art Ensemble – Hexis (Jazzhead, 2014) *****
Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For A Penny, In For A Pound (Pi Recordings, 2015) ****
Fred Anderson – Blue Winter (Eremite, 2005)
Frequency – Frequency (Thrill Jockey, 2006)
George E Lewis – Sequel (for Lester Bowie) (Intakt, 2006)
Roscoe Mitchell – Composition/improvisation Nos 1, 2 &Amp; 3 (Ecm, 2007)
Matana Roberts – Chicago Project (Central Control International, 2007)
Mike Reed’s People, Places, Things – About Us (482 Music, 2009)
Douglas R. ewart &Amp; Inventions- Velvet Fire (Aarawak, 2010)
Nicole Mitchell – Awakening (Delmark Records, 2011)
Chicago Trio – Velvet Songs – to Baba Fred Anderson (Rogueart, 2011)
Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens DE Couleur Libres / Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile / Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee (Constellation, 2011 – 2015)
Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble — Chicago Now – Thirty Years of Great Black Music Vols.1 &Amp; 2 (Silkheart , 1995)
Fred Anderson, Marilyn Crispell, Hamid Drake – Destiny (Okka Disk, 1996)
Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy the Odyssey of Funk &Amp; Popular Music (Atlantic, 1999)
Kahil El’ Zabar’s Ritual Trio – Africa N’da Blues (Delmark, 2000)
Wadada Leo Smith – Golden Quartet (Tzadik, 2000)
Matana Roberts, Josh Abrams &Amp; Chad Taylor – Sticks &Amp; Stones (482 Music, 2002)
Fred Anderson – Back at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark, 2003)
Jeff Parker, Kevin Drumm, Michael Zerang – out Trios Volume Two (Atavistic, 2003)
Ernest Dawkins – Mean Ameen (Delmark, 2004)

Exclaim! Music Reviews

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A shot from a 2006 performance by Peter Brötzm...

From Exclaim!:

Dreamsploitation
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Halifax NS, May 24

Arcturus
Edison Lot, Baltimore MD, May 23

Noveller
Fort Massey United Church, Halifax NS, May 23

Napalm Death
Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore MD, May 22

Peter Brötzmann
Fort Massey United Church, Halifax NS, May 22

Musique Machine Reviews

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From Musique Machine / Multi-Genre Music Magazine:

Snuff Prom – Great American Death
Asleep In The Lake – Maze Of Forgotten Ghosts
Mathias Delplanque – Transmissions
Clive Henry – Day Of The Woman
Extreme Chafing – Psoriasis
Kartet – Grand Laps
Trepaneringsritualen – Veil the World

Gapplegate Music Reviews

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From Gapplegate:

Cene Resnik Quartet, Live, From the Sky
Ask 7, Michael Vlatkovich Septet
Sinikka Langeland, The Half-Finished Heaven

All About Jazz Reviews

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Andrew Cyrille

From All About Jazz:

Fred Lonberg-Holm/Ken Vandermark
Resistance (Bocian Records)

Chris Lightcap‘s Bigmouth
Epicenter (Clean Feed Records)

Myra Melford
Snowy Egret (Enja Records)

Oliver Lake / William Parker
To Roy (Intakt Records)

The Remote Viewers
Pitfall (ReR Megacorp)

Mikko Innanen With William Parker And Andrew Cyrille
Song For A New Decade (TUM Records)

Afterword, the AACM (as) Opera Reviewed

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From NYTimes.com:

On May 15, the composer Frances Pollock unveiled an opera, at 2640 Space in Baltimore, about George Stinney Jr., a black 14-year-old from South Carolina who was wrongly executed for the murder of two white girls in 1944. On June 5, Opera Philadelphia will present Daniel Schnyder’s “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” about that jazz saxophonist and composer, with the tenor Lawrence Brownlee in the title role. And last weekend at Roulette in Brooklyn, George Lewis, a composer, jazz trombonist and scholar on the faculty of Columbia University, presented “Afterword, the AACM (as) Opera.”

David Rosenboom’s Propositional Music Reviewed

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From NYTimes.com:

In collaboration with the Issue Project Room, based in Brooklyn, the Whitney presented its first concert in the theater on Friday night, the initial installment in a weekend series of programs devoted to works by the composer, conductor, performer, author, educator and avatar of experimental music David Rosenboom, spanning some 50 years of his career. With additional chairs set up, the theater had seats for about 140 people. Friday’s concert drew a standing-room crowd.