Exclaim! Music Reviews

Wadada Leo Smith

Source: Exclaim!.

Moondog 100 with Nexus and the Mike Smith Company
The Music Gallery, Toronto ON, December 3

The Genius of Philip Glass performed by the NAC Orchestra, Simone Dinnerstein and Matt Haimovitz
National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON, November 26

Olivia Block

Supersilent 13

Wadada Leo Smith
America’s National Parks

São Paulo Underground
Cantos Invisiveis

Nadia Sirota & Nico Muhly
Keep in Touch

Than Sadet

Oneida & Rhys Chatham
What’s Your Sign?

Monument Builders

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: Joëlle Léandre Français : Joëlle Léandre

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Kirk Knuffke & Whit Dickey – Fierce Silence (Clean Feed, 2016) ****
Ken Vandermark & C. Spencer Yeh – Schlager (Systems vs. Artifacts/Audiographic Records, 2016) ****
Ken Vandermark & Lasse Marhaug – Close Up (For Abbas Kiarostami) (Systems vs. Artifacts/Audiographic Records, 2016) ***½
Ken Vandermark & Terrie Hessels – Splinters (Systems vs. Artifacts/Audiographic Records, 2016) ****
Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda – Duet (Long Song Records, 2016) ****½
Christoph Erb / Frantz Loriot – Sceneries (Creative Sources, 2016) ***½
Sophie Agnel / Daunik Lazro – Marguerite d’Or Pâle (Fou Records., 2016) ****½
Muche/Hein (7000 Eichen) – Transferration (Jazzwerkstatt, 2016) ****
John Butcher and Ståle Liavik Solberg – So Beautiful, It Starts to Rain (Clean Feed, 2016) ***½
Joëlle Léandre – A Woman’s Work … (Not Two, 2016) III
Joëlle Léandre – A Woman’s Work … (Not Two, 2016) II
Joëlle Léandre – A Woman’s Work … (Not Two, 2016) I

Newsbits: Ava Mendoza / Eighth Blackbird / Jazz Right Now Profiles / Keith Tippett

Craig Taborn (Prezens, at the Vortex (London) ...

Burning Ambulance covers Ava Mendoza’s latest releases.

I Care If You Listen reviews the new release from Eighth Blackbird.

Jazz Right Now has added profiles for Andrew Drury, Jason Stein, Dave Rempis, Gerald Cleaver, Craig Taborn, and Chris Corsano.

Keith Tippett’s Perth residency is discussed.

New Releases from Cipsela Records

Joëlle Léandre at Cornelia street cafe Photo: ...

Source: Cipsela Records.

Marcelo dos Reis / Angélica V. Salvi – Concentric Rinds
Angélica V. Salvi . harp
Marcelo dos Reis . acoustic guitar

Joe McPhee – Flowers
Joe McPhee . alto saxophone

Joëlle Léandre / Théo Ceccaldi – Elastic
Théo Ceccaldi . violin
Joëlle Léandre . double bass

AMN Picks of the Week: McPhee & Boni / Bajakian / Noice / Sound Etiquette / Some Some Unicorn / Squier Squier

English: *description: Joe McPhee at the Empty...

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.

Joe McPhee / Raymond Boni – Live From The Magic City (1985, first release in 2016)
Aram Bajakian – Dolphy Formations (2016)
Alexander Noice – Music Made With Voices (2016)
Sound Etiquette – Sound Etiquette (2016)
Some Some Unicorn – Unicornucopia (2016)
Squier Squier – OverSleep (2016)

2016 Best of Lists from Around the Web: Part I

It’s that time again. We gather best-of-2016 lists from around the web and provide links here.

Sure, we haven’t reached the end of the year yet, but some intrepid individuals just cannot be held back. The AMN Best of 2016 is coming in early January. Stay tuned…

The Improvised Blog
Music and More
PopMatters best jazz of 2016
Jazz Right Now Best Records of 2016
Jazz Right Now Best Concerts of 2016
The Big City best new music of 2016