Lost and Found is the second release from the J. Pavone String Ensemble, a string quartet comprising violist Jessica Pavone, who composed all of the music here, violist Abby Swidler, and violinists Ericka Dicker and Angela Morris. The four compositions neatly demonstrate Pavone’s continuing interest in the musical possibilities of long tones in slowly evolving relationships.
The bulk of the four pieces largely consists of harmonically mobile sound masses made up of sustained tones gradually drifting up and down. If there is a recurring motif here it would be the slow glissando, which provides the engine driving the internal dynamic of the group’s collective sound. The generally quiet dynamics don’t disguise the subtle tension underlying much of the music—a tension occasionally and dramatically broken by the sudden but temporary appearance of a major triad. The unconventional makeup of this string quartet—two violins and two violas—give its voice a bias toward the upper registers, resulting in an often shimmering, ethereal sound. The entire recording has an austere beauty to it not only on account of the writing, but because of the ensemble’s tightly-controlled performance.
Source: Perfect Sound Forever.
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The mad tale of their Space Ritual tour
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Interview- experiments, writings, compilations
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Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.
Because of current events, these postings may be coming more frequently than once a week for a while.
Atrium Carceri / Cities Last Broadcast – Black Stage of Night (2019)
Atrium Carceri / Cities Last Broadcast – Black Corner Den (2017)
Atrium Carceri – Codex (2018)
Atrium Carceri – Metropolis (2015)
Deerhoof – Love-Lore (2020)
Source: Setola di Maiale.
A DAY IN THE LEAP
THOLLEM (Thollem McDonas)
TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME
DC (Andrea Dicò, Francesco Carbone)
DUERINCKX / NORTHOVER (JJ Duerinckx, Adrian Northover)
KAMMERMUSIK & ELEKTRISK GUITAR
KAMMERMUSIK (Giancarlo Schiaffini, Errico De Fabritiis, Luca Tilli, Jørgen Teller)
TRIO ESKIMO + LUCA PERCIBALLI (Ivan Valentini, Alberto Bertoni, Enrico Trebbi, Luca Perciballi)
Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Hugo Antunes with piano and drums
Thou Sonic Friend – Cinemateria (Barefoot Records, 2019) ***
Stefan Keune/Dominic Lash / Steve Noble – And Now (FMR, 2020) ****½
Matthew Shipp – The Piano Equation (Tao Forms, 2020) *****
Aly Keïta, Jan Galega Brönnimann, Lucas Niggli – Kalan Teban (Intakt, 2019) ****½
Latest Releases from Peter Brötzmann
Two from the Brandon Lopez Trio
Source: Bandcamp Daily. The next Bandcamp Friday is October 2. As a reminder, on Bandcamp Fridays, Bandcamp waives its part of artist revenue sharing agreements and all your money spent on Bandcamp does straight to the artist.
It is a great way to help out your favorite musicians, especially since many have been hit hard due to the lack of revenue from live music over the last few months. Even small amounts help. So if you are fortunate enough to have a little bit of discretionary income, this would be a great place to spend it.
The pumpkin spice latte can wait until next week. Or until never o’clock. Support artists.
Source: The New York Review of Books.
My father, the saxophonist Archie Shepp, has recorded more than 110 albums since 1962, performed all over the world, and received numerous honors, including the 2016 Jazz Master’s Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. In the 1960s, he helped define “free jazz,” a new idiom in which the details of melody, harmony, and rhythm are all improvised to create a grand conversation: voices rise and fall, sometimes echoing one another, sometimes dissonant and discordant. In the 1970s and 1980s he wove the blues into his music, extending our understanding of this tradition. His cultural influence reaches far beyond the realm of jazz, touching artists as diverse as Ntozake Shange and Chuck D.