Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Achim Kaufmann, Torsten Müller, and Dylan van der Schyff – “Cicatrices Intérieure” (Whirlboom, 2019)

Andrew Lamb Trio – “Casbah Of Love” (Birdwatcher Records, 2018)

EurOpus | GoetheJazz | Hans Lüdemann TransEuropeExpress – “Poly Jazz” (BMC, 2018)

Myra Melford – “12 from 2” (Firehouse 12, 2018)

10³²K – “The Law of Vibration” (SR, 2018)

Sophie Bernado/Hugues Mayot/Rafaelle Rinaudo – “Ikui Doki” (Ayler Records, 2018)

Zlatko Kaučič – “Diversity” (Not Two, 2018)

Vital Weekly 1166

Source: Vital Weekly.

K. LEIMER – USELESS EPITOMES (2CD by Palace Of Lights) *
KASPER T. TOEPLITZ & ZEITKRATZER – AGITATION/STAGNATION (2CD by Sacrum Propanum) *
INERT/E – TIME PROFILES (2CD by Zora Records) *
TARAB – HOUSEKEEPING (CD by Sonic Rubbish) *
MOE – OSLO JANUS IV (CD by Conrad Sound) *
A.F. JONES – BOURDON DU KINZIE (CD by Unfathomless) *
ELECTRIC URANUS & X-NAVI:ET – VOICES OF THE COSMOS III (CD by Eter Records) *
HATI & ZDZISLAW PIERNIK – AVANT-GARDE OUT OF POLAND (CD by Requiem Records/Beast Of Prey) *
OUT INK – TIME AND EMOTIONS IN THE NATURAL WORLD (CD by INK)
ULRICH TROYER – DOLOMITE DUB (CD by 4Bit Productions) *
MICHAEL HOPPE – PUT A FILTER TO YOUR EARS AND JUST SMILE THROUGH IT (LP by Get On Records)
RUDOLF EB.ER – BEWUSSTES STERBEN IN WIEN (CDR by Rudolf Eb.er) *
FRANK ROTHKAMM – MUSIC OF THE SHEENA PEOPLE (CDR, private) *
CHRIS DADGE – CLOSE ENOUGH FOR COMFORT (CDR, private)
CHEAP IMITATION – NO MORE WEEKEND (cassette by Oma333)

Coming to Detroit

Source: Trinosophes.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Atomic (Norway/Sweden)
Fredrik Ljungkvist (reeds), Magnus Broo (trumpet), Håvard Wiik (piano), Hans Hulbækmo (drums) Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass)

The Swedish-Norwegian quintet Atomic has held a position at the forefront of the Scandinavian and European contemporary jazz scene for nearly 17 years. Over this time the band has consistently delved ever-more deeply into its own expressive idiom, while remaining inquisitive, vital and full of energy.

Few can combine jazz, improvisation and ideas from classical contemporary music in as spontaneous and memorable a way as Atomic. Naturally their musical interplay is perfectly integrated after 17 years, but the fact that they have also managed to keep their joy of playing together intact is is very rare.

All this time Håvard Wiik and Fredrik Ljungkvist have been responsible for all the compositions, but on the upcoming album Pet Variations (release date November 2, 2019) Atomic will play compositions by by Edgar Varese, Olivier Messiaen, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Giuffre, Jan Garbarek and Brian Wilson – to mention a few.

Postponed! Friday, Jan. 18: Sarah Davachi

COMING SOON
1/26: Joel Peterson Wrong Blank Canvas, Eclipse Quartet with James Greer, Abby Alwin and Lisa Raschiatore
2/5: Lucrecia Dalt (Bogota / Berlin)
2/11: Party Knüllers (Fred Lonberg-Holm & Jaimie Branch)
2/15: Land & Buildings (NYC/Ann Arbor duo with new tape on Life Like)
3/4: Jobs (Jessica Pavone)

Coming Soon From Circum-Disc

Source: CIRCUM-DISC.

UN ENSEMBLE & JEAN-LUC GUIONNET – POINTS SANS SURFACE

Points sans surface is a composition by Jean-Luc Guionnet for the Un Ensemble, a large ensemble created in 2012 under the direction of David Chiesa. The piece includes a sound system for 25 musicians and 8 speakers.

GGRIL – FAÇONS

GGRIL is a large group of improvisers from a small town in eastern Quebec who bring together a colorful and electric instrumentation, a playful and raw dive into liberated territory. GGRIL has been active since 2007 and, in addition to developing a personal repertoire, has worked with musicians of the calibre of Jean Derome, Evan Parker (Uk), Michael Ficher (Au), and Ingrid Laubrock (Usa). Façons brings together monolithic and obstinate music created during residencies with John Butcher, Isaiah Ceccarelli and Xavier Charles.

Justice is Compassion in NY, January 24 & 31, February 7 & 14

Source: Arts for Art.

Thursday 1/24
7:30pm Val Jeanty – electronics, percussion
9:00pm William Parker – bass / Patricia Nicholson – dance, text / James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax / Devin Brahja Waldman – alto sax / Jackson Krall – drums

Thursday 1/31
7:30pm Ava Mendoza – guitar / Sarah Bernstein – violin / Adam Lane – bass / Vijay Anderson – drums
9:00pm Ingrid Laubrock – tenor sax / Brandon Lopez – bass / Tom Rainey – drums

Thursday 2/7
7:30pm Sound Escapes
Jeremy Carlstedt – drums / Brian Settles – tenor sax / Anders Nilsson – guitar
9:00pm Marty Ehrlich Trio Exaltation
Marty Ehrlich – sax, clarinet / John Hébert – bass / Nasheet Waits – drums

Thursday 2/14
7:30pm Luke Stewart – bass / Brandon Lopez – bass
9:00pm Tony Malaby Quartet
Tony Malaby – tenor sax / Leo Genovese – electronics / Billy Mintz – drums / William Parker – bass

New and Coming Soon on God Records

Source: God Records.

KAUDERS – In Another Land part II

The second part of the “In Another Land”-trilogy can be considered as the indispensable conceptual antipode to part I. It’s everything that part I is not and vice versa. It’s sculptural and it’s not pursuing the idea of development, but it’s neither static nor repetitive: The mostly short pieces, consisting of heavily treated snippets of recorded (electro-) acoustic instruments are circling around themselves, always aiming to show their core idea to the listener. The thing is the thing is the thing is the thing… just the perspective is changing.

Coming Soon:

KAJKYT – III

THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS – Shattered Dimension