Santa Fe New Music encourages appreciation of new music in kids 18 and under.
This week’s DMG Newsletter contains the latest issues and reissues.
The Soft Machine Legacy is a reunion of SM alums Hopper, Dean, Marshall and Etheridge. An album is due in the spring and a tour is being booked now.
An article discusses the best jazz events and releases of 2004.
Innova has released a few new CDs:
Carei Thomas – Sound Window(s) V: Pinnacle
Brief Realities, Poemmetry… Like a Gospel Holy Roller Party, these compositions draw narrative materials from non-linear, fractal-like formations of story and expression, memory and fantasy. SOUND WINDOW(S) V is an experimental sound study using voice, poemmetry and acoustic-electronic instrumentation for an extraordinary ensemble (Carei Thomas â€“ Piano; Gary Schulte â€“ Violin; Steve Goldstein â€“ Laptop Electronics; and Patrick Oâ€™Keefe â€“ Reeds).
Minnesota Chorale – Adventures of the Black Dot
Choir, accordion, and narrator tell of the Black Dot (yes, the musical one) and its escapades. It’s already a children’s classic book and this musical version will surely propel it to legendary status. Judy McGuire, Janika Vandervelde and the Minnesota Chorale team up for the best bedtime you could wish for
Mark Applebaum – Disciplines
Compact Disc-iplines: Solos of complexity and depth from Stanford’s risingest. One may be the loneliest number but Applebaum gives these individuals plenty to keep them occupied.
This review of Ms. Coltrane’s Translinear Light includes some historical details of her life and career.
Braxton has a lot of stuff going on and seems to be the focus of quite a bit of news lately. Jazz Weekly has recently reviewed his 4CD set Six Compositions (GTM) 2001.