Tome to the Weather Machine Reviews

Source: Tome to the Weather Machine.

SUCREBLOOMS – “THE PROPHET LIVES”

MATT BRUBECK & CAYLIE STAPLES – THE LILY (SELF-RELEASED, 2021)

DEAR LAIKA – “PHLEBOTOMY”

SHN SHN – “TAKING TIME”

KINÉTICA – “LENTO FIN DE MUNDO – CAMEIO REMIX”

DESOLATE HORIZONS – “NOW MORE THAN EVER”

TRISTAN DE LIEGE X GREGORY ALLISON – “CYCLING”

JAN ESBRA – “ETERNALLY RECURRING” & “AN OPEN SPACE”

ARTHUR MINE – “THE SHIP”

The Stone in October

Source: The Stone.

10/21 Thursday
8:30 pm
Kris Davis Quartet
Milena Casado Fauquet (trumpet) Kris Davis (piano) Ben Street (bass) Nasheet Waits (drums)

10/22 Friday
8:30 pm
Kris Davis Trio
Kris Davis (piano) Stephan Crump (bass) Johnathan Blake (drums)

10/23 Saturday
8:30 pm
Bagatelles CD release party!
Kris Davis (piano) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Noah Garabedian (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)

10/28 Thursday
8:30 pm
Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone
Mary Halvorson (guitar) Jessica Pavone (viola)

10/29 Friday
8:30 pm
Mary Halvorson: Amaryllis
Adam O’Farrill (trumpet) Jacob Garchik (trombone) Patricia Brennan (vibraphone) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Nick Dunston (bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

10/30 Saturday
8:30 pm
Mary Halvorson, Nick Dunston & Henry Mermer
Mary Halvorson (guitar) Nick Dunston (bass) Henry Mermer (drums)

Coming From Tzadik

Source: Tzadik.

John Zorn: New Masada Quartet [#8384]
The long awaited first recording by John Zorn’s newest and most exciting ensemble, the New Masada Quartet. Performing eight classic compositions from the Masada songbooks, NMQ is a tight unit of like-minded virtuosi and one of the best groups Zorn has ever had. Bristling hot guitar master Julian Lage, bass wizard Jorge Roeder and 30-year Zorn veteran Kenny Wollesen perform with a crackling live energy that brings the Masada music to life like never before! Led by Zorn’s versatile sax and stop and start conducting, the music is filled with burning solos, telepathic group interaction, heartfelt lyricism and hypnotic grooves. Beautifully recorded at Bill Laswell’s studio in New Jersey this is an absolute masterpiece. Essential! (October 2021)

John Zorn: The Ninth Circle [#8385]
The latest recording by Zorn’s newest ensemble Chaos Magick is a suite inspired by the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. Combining contemporary classical with jazz, funk, rock, blues, film soundtrack, noise improvisation and so much more this is a wild and evocative trip thru Hell and back. Tight conductions, complex melodies, burning solos, telepathic group interaction and all the wit, humor, joy and mystery that one has come to expect from Zorn’s dedicated and passionate crew of virtuosi are in abundant display in this beautiful and unique rendering of the classic Orpheus legend. (November 2021)

Miles Okazaki-Trevor Dunn-Dan Weiss: Hive Mind [#4036]
A power trio of contemporary masters unlike any other! Miles Okazaki, Trevor Dunn and Dan Weiss are among the very best of a new generation of musicians working in the nexus of jazz, rock, noise, composition, improvisation and more. All dedicated students of the esoteric, they come together here as Hive Mind, a collective trio, to perform some of the wildest freewheeling improvisations around. Three compositional minds weaving bizarre soundscapes through telepathic communication and surprising strategies—you have never heard such sounds! (October 2021)

AMN Reviews: Beyond the Ghost – The Desolation Age (2021; Cryo Chamber)

Beyond the Ghost (Pierre Laplace) returns for his third(?) album, this one imagining a war-torn Europe of the near future, with nationalist armies, cyborgs, and drones issuing in a new dark age. Sonically, The Desolation Age is a modern take on the late 70’s work of Kosmiche pioneers, such as Klaus Schulze. Many of the tracks involve ominous layers of synth accompanied by sequenced beats and rhythms. A handful of other instruments make smaller contributions, with guitar being one of the easier to pick out. Both spacious and propulsive, this is cinematic sci-fi ear candy that makes one yearn for Laplace to be able to work on a movie or video game soundtrack that gets him wider exposure.

Freq Reviews

Source: Freq.

Thomas Dimuzio – LCM

Dan Berkson – Dialogues

Zyklus – Stimulacra

Rien Virgule – La Consolation Des Violettes

The Universe Is A Haunted House: Coil Through Their Art And Archives

Nelson Patton – Universal Process

Mzylkypop – Kiedy Wilki Zawyja? / Keith Tippett and Matthew Bourne – Aeolian

Thomas Dimuzio and Marcia Bassett – Losing Circles

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

All Set
Stéphane Payen, Ingrid Laubrock, Chris Tordini, Tom Rainey

Free Form & Abstract Revisited
Joe Harriott

A Love Supreme – Live In Seattle
John Coltrane

Wandersphere
Stephan Crump

This Land
Theo Bleckmann & The Westerlies

Wandersphere
Borderlands Trio: Stephan Crump / Kris Davis / Eric McPherson

Satoko Fujii & Jim Yanda: Not So Silent In Their Ways
Multiple Artists

Lumina
Pedro Melo Alves

Human Rites Trio
Jason Kao Hwang

Re-Union
Matthew Shipp / William Parker