DMG Newsletter May 18th 2007

From DMG:

MISSSING THE VICTO FEST? TAKE HEART WITH:

SACO YASUMA With ROY CAMPBELL/ANDREW BEMKEY/KEN FILIANO/MICHAEL THOMPSON!
GROUND ZERO – 1992 !
FRANCOIS HOULE/EVAN PARKER/BENOIT DELBECQ!
FRED ANDERSON/HARRISON BANKHEAD – The Great Vision Concert 2003!
KEN VANDERMARK/PANDELIS KARAYORGIS – Foreground Music!
FRANCOIS HOULE/EVAN PARKER/BENOIT DELBECQ – La Lumiere De Pierres!

AND SO MUCH MORE…INCLUDING A HAT CD SALE!!!

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From the New York Times:

RASHIED ALI QUINTET (Tuesday) Rashied Ali has had a substantial career in the jazz avant-garde, beginning with his role in the late-period bands of John Coltrane. His drumming drives a hard-bop quintet with a front line of Jumaane Smith on trumpet and Lawrence Clark on tenor saxophone. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; cover, $20. (Nate Chinen)

ANOTHER LIFETIME: A TRIBUTE TO TONY WILLIAMS (Thursday) A tip of the hat to Lifetime, the 1970s fusion powerhouse led by the drummer Tony Williams, who died a decade ago. Greg Osby plays alto saxophone, Doug Carn plays Hammond B-3 organ, and Cindy Blackman, a clear inheritor to the Williams style, plays drums. (Through May 25.) At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Iridium, 1650 Broadway, at 51st Street, (212) 582-2121, iridiumjazzclub.com; cover, $25 with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

DARCY JAMES ARGUE’S SECRET SOCIETY (Tomorrow) Led by the composer and arranger Darcy James Argue, the Secret Society is a pointedly modernistic 18-piece big band stocked with top-shelf improvisers like the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson. Kyle Saulnier’s Awakening Orchestra, which plays an opening slot, takes a more mainstream approach but packs a similar punch. At 6 p.m., Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, near Bleecker Street, East Village, (212) 614-0505, bowerypoetry.com; cover, $12, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

DAVID BINNEY’S BALANCE (Tuesday) The alto saxophonist David Binney pursues an avant-gardism that embraces harmony, melody and rhythm, along with amplification. In this band he works with some regular collaborators: the keyboardist Craig Taborn, the bassist Thomas Morgan and the drummer Dan Weiss. At 10 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, near Seventh Avenue South, West Village, (212) 929-9883, 55bar.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

EVAN CHRISTOPHER’S JAZZ TRADITIONS PROJECT/CYMINOLOGY (Tuesday) Evan Christopher, a gifted New Orleans clarinetist, formed his Jazz Traditions Project with several Parisian musicians during a residency in France last year. Cyminology, led by the singer Cymin Samawaite, is a Berlin-based group with a style informed by Middle Eastern and Asian folk music. At 9:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village, (212) 539-8778, joespub.com; cover, $15, with a two-drink minimum. (Chinen)

FREESTYLE JAZZ (Sunday) This weekly experimental series presents two ensembles: a quartet consisting of the pianist Borah Bergman, the cellist Daniel Levin, the violinist Jason Hwang and the drummer Dee Pop; and the Victoria Day Trio, which includes the drummer Harris Eisenstadt, the bassist Mark Helias and the saxophonist Matt Bauder. At 7 and 9 p.m., Jimmy’s Restaurant, 43 East Seventh Street, East Village, (212) 982-3006, freestylejazz.com; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

LOST JAZZ SHRINES: TIN PALACE (Tonight) The Tin Palace, a Bowery night spot that operated through much of the 1970s, receives a spirited tribute from Trio 3, an avant-garde supergroup consisting of Oliver Lake on alto saxophone, Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums. There will also be a preconcert interview at 7 with Paul Pines, the club’s former proprietor. At 8:30, TriBeCa Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, (212) 220-1460, tribecapac.org; $25; $15 for students. (Chinen)

JOE LOVANO NONET WITH HANK JONES (Tonight through Sunday) Joe Lovano, a tenor saxophonist equally at home with balladry and bluster, has intermittently led this bop-flavored ensemble for many years. His guest, Hank Jones, is a venerable pianist who has a new album with Mr. Lovano, “Kids: Duets Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola” (Blue Note). At 7:30 and 9:30, with an 11:30 set tonight and tomorrow, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Broadway, (212) 258-9595, jalc.org; cover, $30, with a minimum of $10 at tables, $5 at the bar. (Chinen)

NIGHT OF THE RAVISHED LIMBS (Wednesday) This week’s edition of this adventurous series at Barbès showcases two quartets: Decoupage, led by the trombonist Curtis Hasselbring and featuring Matt Moran on vibraphone, Brandon Seabrook on guitar and Satoshi Takeishi on drums (at 8 p.m.); and a group led by the keyboardist James Carney, with the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, the bassist Chris Lightcap and the drummer Mark Ferber (at 10 p.m.). Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 965-9177, barbesbrooklyn.com; cover, $10 per set. (Chinen)

ODE/AUDIBLE MEANS (Tonight) The bassist and composer Lisle Ellis serves as a bridge, or at least a point of overlap, between two adventurous ensembles: Ode, which includes the saxophonist Larry Ochs, the bassist Trevor Dunn and the drummer Gerry Hemingway; and Audible Means, with the saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, the guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil, the drummer Gustavo Aguilar and the keyboardist Erik Deutsch. At 8, the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

NED ROTHENBERG (Tonight) Mr. Rothenberg, an exploratory multireedist, plays in several formats during this benefit for the experimental arts space Roulette: solo improvisation; duets with the saxophonist John Zorn; and a trio with Marcus Rojas on tuba and Brahim Fribgane on oud and percussion. At 8:30, Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo, (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $15; $10 for students. (Chinen)

TODD SICKAFOOSE’S BLOOD ORANGE (Tuesday) A bassist and composer equally fond of rough edges and rounded forms, Todd Sickafoose performs here with two guitarists (Adam Levy and Mike Gamble), two drummers (Allison Miller and Simon Lott) and a front line of Shane Endsley on trumpet, Ben Wendel on saxophones and Alan Ferber on trombone. At 7 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 965-9177, barbesbrooklyn.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Beta Cloud – Coptic Lament

Carl T. Place aka the Beta Cloud is a self described purveyor of “ambient/noise/doom/shoegaze” music out of New York (somewhere). It’s strange to even review this release because it is limited on the level of Organum’s early cassettes. The review copy that I received appears to be a part of the general release of a whopping twenty copies (mine is 13/20). There is also an even more limited edition release of ten, which includes six original photographs taken by Place and is wrapped in black cloth. It appears as though both editions are still available at the time of this review, if the Witchhouse Records website is up to date, so act yesterday if you want a copy.

The Vulture Club – Live Young, Die Fast and Leave An Exquisite Corpse

Sometimes an album comes out of nowhere that blows you away, and for me The Vulture Club’s Live Young, Die Fast and Leave an Exquisite Corpse is a prime example of such a sucker punch. I haven’t been able to wrench myself away from this disc since I first spun it a couple of weeks ago.

Elegi – Sistereis
Sistereis carves out an atmosphere that evokes ill fated ocean bound trips, faded photos of long dead loved ones pulled from sea salt depths, and eerier ghost ships cutting their way across dusk purpled skies. It mixes together slow dieing beautiful piano textures, sinister jazzy touches, doomy sea salt bass rumbles and sun bleached modern classical tones. All under washed by creaking, cull call and all maner of eerier noise matter.

Gydja – Umbilicus Maris
Umbilicus Maris whisks the listener off into a vast abounded citadel situated on the deepest ocean floors, lit by fluorescents and sea bound aurora borealis. This is fine ambient craft rippled with watery rhythmic touches & subterranean choir voices to make vast meditative and mystically soundworld to lose ones self in.

Sturmpercht – Stürm Ins Leben Wild Hinein
This is a reissue of the excellent Sturmpercht’s first album from 2004, never before released on cd, here it gets given a fine package treat with the cd housed in side a wooden slip. The album is wonderfully focused and full formed opening shot- Germanic tongued mixing together with quirky Apline Folk, Neo Classical, ambience, more thoughtful and emotional touched sound craft.

AAJ Reviews

From AAJ:

18-May-07 Dino Saluzzi/Anja Lechner
Dino Saluzzi/Anja Lechner: Ojos Negros (ECM Records)

17-May-07 Elton Dean & The Wrong Object
The Unbelievable Truth (Moonjune Records)

17-May-07 David Torn
Prezens (ECM Records)

17-May-07 Gov’t Mule
Live At Roseland Ballroom (Evil Teen Records)

17-May-07 Russ Lossing / Mat Maneri / Mark Dresser
Metal Rat (Clean Feed Records)

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