Scrobbling at the Web

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June Events At An die Musik LIVE

An die Musik LIVE has release their June calendar:

An die Musik LIVE! A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201 (410) 385-2638

Every Monday Night, 7:30 pm Students of Peabody Jazz Department
Jeff Chang
Devin Arne (guitar)
Blake Meister (bass)
Shareef Taher (drums)
Playing their originals as well as jazz standards. $8/$5 students

Saturday, June 2, 8 & 9:30 pm CREATIVE DIFFERENCES presents
Joe Fonda -double bass Barry Altschul – drums Billy Bang – violin

This amazing all star trio makes its Baltimore debut. Their concerts are a
rare commodity .
. . book early! $20 / $18 students & seniors

Saturday, June 9, 8 pm Lafayette Gilchrist 3 – CD RELEASE CONCERT Lafayette
Gilchrist – piano Anthony “Blue” Jenkins – bass Nate Reynolds – drums The
new album 3 showcases Lafayette Gilchrist’s maximalist jazz piano in a trio
setting rather than with his seven-piece New Volcanoes band. Even in the
more intimate arrangement, Gilchrist isn’t afraid to make the box shout;
this is jazz from artists influenced by everything from hip-hop to the D.C.
area’s distinctive go-go sound. $15 / $10 students & seniors

Lotte Anker – saxophone Craig Taborn – piano Gerald Cleaver – drums
This trio had its premiere in May 2003, when the band did a small, but highly
tour in France, Germany and Denmark. Since then ACT has been performing at
festivals and clubs/concert spaces in Scandinavia, Europe, USA and Canada,
They have also released the critically acclaimed CD Triptych (Leo Records).
$18 / $15 seniors & students w/ ID

Sunday, June 17, 3 pm MARK WILLIAMS Presenting his original compositions —
“The Anxiety of Influence”

Music by composers Jon Liechty, Andrew Nishikawa, Elnara Dadashova,
Ludwig van Beethoven, and Mark Williams, featuring pianists Rachel
Iwaasa, Mr. Liechty, and Mr. Williams: pianos both real and toy
confront Beethoven, Berg, Boulez, and the innocently bystanding nations

Vyacheslav Ganelin – piano, synthesiser, percussion Petras Vysniauskas –
soprano saxophone Klaus Kugel – drums, percussion Ganelin Trio make use of
the method of American jazz in order to listen deeply into the European
musical tradition. That way, they shed light on great gestures of baroque
music, they internalize the painful individualism of Romanticism, and
recapitulate the careless lightness of traditional folk music. It is no
less than trans-European, inter-traditional and multi-sensual improvised
music. $18 / $15 seniors & students w/ ID

Friday, June 22, 8 pm ASTRAL WINDS (Woodwind Quintet) Winners of the 2006
Astral Artistic Services National Auditions, Astral Winds brings together
five woodwind artists with rich backgrounds as soloists, chamber musicians,
orchestral players, and teachers. Astral Winds promotes music from all
continents and styles to appeal to audiences from diverse age groups and
backgrounds. $15 / $12 students & seniors

Saturday, June 23, 8 & 9:30 pm CREATIVE DIFFERENCES Stefano Bollani – solo
piano His outstanding technique, stylistic versatility and sharp wit have
made this 34-year-old Italian hugely popular in his native country. But his
international prestige too is growing steadily. Having made remarkable
appearances on the albums of his former mentor Enrico Rava, Bollani now
makes his ECM début as soloist. “Piano Solo marks a new stage of artistic
maturity: 16 terse miniatures combine spontaneity with melodic flow,
lightning virtuosity with refined melancholy, to form a grand and unbroken
arch.” $16 / $13 seniors & students w/ ID

Sunday, June 24, 2 pm Italienisches Liederbuch by Hugo Wolf (1860 – 1930)
Caitlin Donovan, soprano Jason Buckwalter, baritone MiYeon Han, piano
Anonymous Italian poems sung in German $13 / $10 students & seniors

Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello Jason Roebke – double-bass Frank Rosely – drums
Cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm originally formed what is sometimes called the
Valentine Trio back in 2000, when the group paid homage to pioneering jazz
cellist Fred Katz for a gig at the Empty Bottle jazz festival. The trio has
taken on a life of its own over the years, and its just-released third
album “Terminal Valentine “, is the first to feature all original material.
$15 / $12 seniors & students

Saturday, June 30, 8 pm & 9:30 pm CREATIVE DIFFERENCES
Marilyn Crispel & Louis Moholo-Moholo
Tonight we are proud to present a world premier, South
African drum legend Moholo-Moholo returns to Baltimore for two exclusive
concerts with Marilyn Crispell, one of the most influential pianists of her
generation. This is sure to be one of the year’s most anticipated concerts!
$20 / $18 students & seniors

Sam Rivers Tribute Reviewed

The 70’s version of the Sam Rivers Trio recently reunited to honor Mr. Rivers in NY.

“I didn’t expect to blossom like I did,” the saxophonist Sam Rivers said at the Miller Theater on Friday, reflecting on his 60-year career. His quip sent ripples of appreciative laughter through the crowd, which was generously stocked with musicians, and generally skewed toward extreme jazz erudition.

The Sam Rivers Trio reunited at the Miller Theater, with Mr. Rivers on saxophone, Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums.

The occasion was suitably exceptional: a reunion of the 1970s-era Sam Rivers Trio, with Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums. It culminated a weeklong tribute organized by WKCR, the student-run radio station of Columbia University. More generally it celebrated the 83-year-old Mr. Rivers, a genial and indefatigable eminence in the jazz avant-garde. And it confirmed the expressive power of collective improvisation, not that the audience needed convincing.

Ventura's new-music wizard is leaving for San Diego

Jeff Kaiser is playing a farewell show on the road to academia.

Kaiser, 45, composes and performs “new music,” also described as creative, experimental or avant-garde music. He founded Ventura’s annual New Music Festival in 1990, plays in numerous ensembles and owns the avant-garde pfMENTUM record label and its subsidiary, Angry Vegan Records.

But now, the new-music man has a new venture planned. Kaiser is leaving Ventura to earn a Ph.D. in music at UC San Diego, specifically a program in “critical studies and experimental practices.” His goal is to be a university professor.

Common Ground With Gongs

The music of husband / wife team Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez is profiled.

This is the soundscape of Electric Kulintang, the venture of wife-and-husband team Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez that conjugates her Filipino and his Cuban cultural heritage with the experimentalism of the New York improvised music scene they inhabit. Deeply rooted yet entirely new, it is one of those refreshing projects that ushers the listener into a total sonic experience just past the edge of the familiar, in the process subjecting the superannuated concept of ‘‘world music’’ to some much-needed creative destruction.

Umbrella Music Through June 7

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 30 May 2007
The Hideout
10:00PM | Damon Short Quintet
Chuck Burdelik – reeds
Mitch Paliga – reeds
Ryan Shultz – bass trumpet
Larry Kohut – bass
Damon Short – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Tim Daisy spins Great Trio Music

Thursday, 31 May 2007
10:00PM | The Rempis Percussion Quartet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Anton Hatwich – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets
$7 requested donation

Sunday, 03 June 2007
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Princess-Princess
Toby Summerfield – strings
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Frank Rosaly – drums
11:00PM | Ear To The Ground
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Caroline Davis – saxophones
Matthew Golombisky – bass
Quinlan Kirchner – drums

Monday, 04 June 2007
Gallery 37
7:00PM | Josh Abrams Ensemble
Josh Abrams – bass
Nicole Mitchell – flute
David Boykin – bass clarinet
Jim Baker – electronics
Jeff Parker – guitar
Frank Rosaly – percussion
(but tickets required)

Wednesday, 06 June 2007
The Hideout
10:00PM | Wooley/Adasiewicz/Abrams/Tanaka
Nate Wooley – trumpet
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Josh Abrams – bass
Nori Tanaka – drums
11:00PM | Gauci/HÃ¥ker Flaten/Reed
Stephen Gauci – tenor sax
Ingebrigt HÃ¥ker Flaten – bass
Mike Reed – drums
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ sets
Dave Rempis Spins Personal Favorites From Various Genres

Thursday, 07 June 2007
10:00PM | Gauci/Wooley/HÃ¥ker Flaten/Tanaka
Stephen Gauci – tenor sax
Nate Wooley – reeds
Ingebrigt HÃ¥ker-flaten – bass
Nori Tanaka – percussion
two sets
$7 requested donation