Jazz em Agosto Schedule

English: Peter Brötzmann, moers festival 2010

Source: Jazz em Agosto, lots of great acts, as usual.

In 2017, the Jazz em Agosto festival features 14 projects with the hallmarks of today’s jazz from both sides of the Atlantic, a vast field of transformational contamination, as will be quickly seen in the opening and closing concerts: Sélébéyone, a new proposal by saxophonist Steve Lehman, in which jazz embraces rap and hip hop with the participation of the historic HPrizm (Antipop Consortium), and the High Risk project of trumpeter Dave Douglas, which features an electronic approach with the incomparable Shigeto, evoking the pioneers of the genre.

Two groundbreaking guitarists are reference points: David Torn in the Sun of Goldfinger project, backed by the compelling Tim Berne and Ches Smith, and the French musician Julien Desprez, as a member of the creative and unpredictable Coax Orchestra, and solo in the original Acapulco Redux performance. The solo adventure also extends to Steve Lehman, expanded through the use of electronics, and bassist Pascal Niggenkemper exploring the boundaries of the instrument. An iconic figure of libertarian jazz, saxophonist Peter Brötzmann celebrates his latest, unexpected relationship with Heather Leigh, a pedal steel guitar specialist.

The dominant feature of all these concerts is the presence of musicians who cross geographical barriers in a continuous movement, forging new associations and new ways of thinking about jazz. This is the case of the Scandinavian quintet Life and Other Transient Storms, of Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, which features saxophonist Lotte Anker and pianist Sten Sandell, and the Sudo Quartet, an ensemble of renowned European improvisers including the Portuguese violinist Carlos Zíngaro, the bass player Joëlle Léandre and the drummer Paul Lovens; the Portuguese representation in Jazz em Agosto 2017 is completed by the EITR duo with musicians Pedro Sousa and Pedro Lopes, already celebrated improvisers from the new generation.

Three groups made up of personalities who have left their mark on contemporary jazz through their numerous participations in multi-directional projects are also included in the festival programme: the torrid Starlite Motel quartet, with the organist Jamie Saft and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten on electric bass; The Fictive Five quintet of saxophonist Larry Ochs who draws on contemporary filmmakers (Wim Wenders, Kelly Reichardt) with trumpeter Nate Wooley, drummer Harris Eisenstadt and two bassists Pascal Niggenkemper and Ken Filiano; and finally the collaborative Human Feel quartet with drummer Jim Black, saxophonists Chris Speed and Andrew D’Angelo and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Fri, 28 July 2017 — 21:30
Steve Lehman

Sat, 29 July 2017 — 18:30
Steve Lehman solo

Sat, 29 July 2017 — 21:30
David Torn

Sun, 30 July 2017 — 18:30
Julien Desprez

Sun, 30 July 2017 — 21:30
Coax Orchestra

Mon, 31 July 2017 — 21:30
Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh

Tue, 1 August 2017 — 21:30
Susana Santos Silva

Wed, 2 August 2017 — 21:30
Sudo Quartet

Thu, 3 August 2017 — 21:30
Starlite Motel

Fri, 4 August 2017 — 18:30
Pascal Niggenkemper

Fri, 4 August 2017 — 21:30
Larry Ochs

Sat, 5 August 2017 — 18:30
Pedro Sousa & Pedro Lopes

Sat, 5 August 2017 — 21:30
Human Feel

Sun, 6 August 2017 — 21:30
Dave Douglas

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival Begins Next Week in LA

Source: REDCAT. Festival highlights include:

REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, announces the 14th annual New Original Works (NOW) Festival, a three-week celebration of Los Angeles’ vibrant community of artists creating new contemporary performance works. This year’s festival runs over three weekends: Thursday to Saturday, July 27-29, August 3-5 and August 10-12 at 8:30 pm. Each weekend premieres a triple bill, presenting a shared evening of dance, theater and multimedia work. Each program is premiered on Thursday evening and repeated Friday and Saturday evenings.

REDCAT’s annual NOW Festival launches the first performances of a wide range of new works created by Los Angeles-based artists and creative teams. REDCAT becomes a creative laboratory to research and create new projects with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative works. NOW is the only program of its kind in Los Angeles, offering sustained support for the creation of new works for 14 years. NOW has become renowned as an important catalyst for artists launching new ideas and has launched more than 100 new productions.

Jessica Emmanuel: Witnessing Her
Jessica Emmanuel’s commanding presence and starkly impassioned movements capture the essence of the vicarious trauma triggered by images, sounds, stories and details of senseless black deaths. A seemingly viral wave of violence belies the deeply personal impact of each confrontation, each bullet and each chalk outline.

Stacy Dawson Stearns: LOVE GASOLINE!
Bessie Award-winner Stacy Dawson Stearns constructs a scintillating mix of video and highly visceral movement theater to probe the erotic machine of Marcel Duchamp’s famously unfinished The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (or the Large Glass). LOVE GASOLINE!unveils the humorous complexity of desire using five eloquent performers, punctuated by bursts of original music, “readymade” sounds, and vivid film sequences.

Nancy Keystone: Untitled Communion
Whiplashed by the accelerating waves of madness in a tumultuous political time, Nancy Keystone and cross-disciplinary collective, Critical Mass Performance Group – take the audience on a whirlwind journey that careens between resistance, fun, panic, thrashing and persistence. Fueled by Jacob Richard’s live music, it is a boisterous cri-de-coeur that also features “sparkles and communion.”

Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson: C
In movement rich with rhythmic juxtapositions, Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson navigate a domestic environment, evoked by furniture and décor, in their collaboration C. Video imagery on multiple surfaces enhances this astute exploration of time—the latest in a series of highly structured improvisational duets they are creating—one for each letter of the alphabet: A to Z.

Timur and The Dime Museum: Artaud in the Black Lodge
Artaud in the Black Lodge explores the imagined psychic connections between Antonin Artaud, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch. Drawing from the worlds of heavy metal and electronica, composer David T. Little, collaborates with librettist/poet Anne Waldman, director Lydia Steier and operatic rock band Timur and The Dime Museum.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1090

Source: Vital Weekly.

RHODRI DAVIES & DAVID SYLVIAN & MARK WASTELL – THERE IS NO LOVE (CD by Confront)
TSVEY (CD by Mik Musik)
KLIMPEREI – OSTINATII 2 (CD by Monochrome Vision/In PolySons)
VELGENATURLIG – OPALESCENT PUST (CD by Winter-Light)
SAM SOWYRDA – LUMINOUS HORIZONS (CD by Gold Bolus)
GESLEY BELL & JOHN KING – CIPHONY (CD by Gold Bolus)
176 [CHRIS ABRAHAMS · ANTHONY PATERAS] – MUSIC IN EIGHT OCTAVES (CD by Immediata)
ANTHONY PATERAS · ERKKI VELTHEIM – THE SLOW CREEP OF CONVENIENCE
ATONALIST – ATONALISM (LP/CD by Audiotrauma)
BAD SECTOR – XELA (LP by Loki-Found)
BAD SECTOR – QUATERNION (CD by Alone At Last)
LE FORBICI DI MANITU – GPS/GAPS (LP by Sussidiaria)
CYBE – TROPISCH VERLANGEN (LP by Stroom)
SCORPION VIOLENTE – THE STALKER (12″ by Bruit Direct)
THE SONS OF GOD & MICHAEL ESPOSITO – HEAR VOICES (7″ flexi by Phantom Archives)
DE FABRIEK – FABRIEK GOES SOLENOID (cassette by Ultra-Mail Prod.)
MONTY ADKINS – SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS (cassette by Cronica)
SUDARIA – THE SYNCRETIC LABYRINTH (cassette by Attenuation Circuit/Sphingidae)
PAT MOONCHY TRIO (cassette by Attenuation Circuit)
EXEDO/ALEXANDER ADAMS (cassette by Attenuation Circuit)

Seattle Scene: July 20-27, 2017

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Earshot’s 2nd Century: Ramen Trio
Thu. July 20, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Earshot’s Jazz: the 2nd Century series continues. Veteran Seattle musicians Jay Weaver (drums), Doug Lilla (bass), and James DeJoie (clarinet, bass clarinet), are the Ramen Trio. They use the combination of composition and improvisation to make music in the moment and hopefully capture the listener’s imagination. The trio sometimes improvises on forms, but also relishes making up a form as they go along.

Laraaji & Arji OceAnanda
Sat. July 22, 8 PM; $15 advance, $20 at door
Laraaji’s classic 1979 Eno-produced album Day of Radiance put him and his electric open-tuned zither on the global music stage. Laraaji performs new music with modified electric zither/harp, voice, kalimba, and electronics. He is accompanied by longtime collaborator healing sound musician Arji OceAnanda, who shares her heart space through a variety of gentle percussion and electronic instruments.

THU. 7/27 – Earshot’s Jazz: the Second Century, presents Greg Belisle-Chi

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 16/2017

English: Saxophonist Mark Whitecage at concert...

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Mike Bisio
Row for William O: Mike Bisio, B/ Kirk Knuffke, Cornet

Accortet: M Bisio, B/ Kir Knuffke, Cornet/ Art Bailey, Acc/ Michael Wimberly, Dr

Slam
Sides: Erika Dagnino, Poetry, Vo/ Ken Filiano, B/ Satoshi Takeishi, Perc

Lou Grassi
Live in Madrid: Lou Grassi, Dr/ Marilyn Kerner, P/ Ken Filiano, B

Nu Band Live in Geneva: Lou Grassi, Fr/ Joe Fonda, B/ Thomas Heberer, Tp/ Mark Whitecage, as

Blaise Siwula
Lisbon String Trio with Blaise Siwula: B Siwula, Cl/ Ernesto Rodriguez, Vla/ Miguel Mira, Cello/ Alvaro Rosso, B

Leo Records
Bright Yellow with Bass: Heath Watts, Ss/ Blue Armstrong, B

Live in Moscow: Clarinet Trio with Alexey Kruglove

Tani Tabbal
Triptych: Tani Tabbal, Dr/ Adam Siegel, as/ Mike Bisio, B

Mixed Motion: Tani Tabbal, Dr/ Adam Siegel, as/ Lew Scott, B/ Ben Newsome, Ts

Larry Roland
as Time Flows on: Larry Roland on Solo Bass and Poetry

Freedonia
Duets: Greg Mills on Piano Plays Duets with Various Musicians

Taupe
Fill up your Lungs and Bellow: Mike Parr Burman, G/ Jamie Stackbrdge, as/ Adam Stapleford, Dr

The John Coltrane Record That Made Modern Music 

Interstellar Space

Source: GQ.

Today, exactly 50 years will have passed since the death of John Coltrane, one of the most groundbreaking and technically gifted jazz musicians ever. Over the course of his four decades on earth, Coltrane lived and breathed to create jazz saturated with dissonance and arrhythmia and tenacity—raw jazz, powerful jazz, jazz hundreds of stories tall.

To commemorate the half century that has passed since Coltrane’s death, many will revisit his most famous songs (“My Favorite Things,” “In a Sentimental Mood”) and records (Giant Steps, A Love Supreme, Blue Train). However, too few will reflect upon Coltrane’s most tenacious and inaccessible album, Interstellar Space, which was released posthumously and is, in many ways, Coltrane’s most influential record, its echoes still heard today in everything from electronic music to some of the world’s biggest hip-hop acts.