Ornette Coleman Collapses on Bonnaroo Stage

Ornette had a scare but seems to be ok.

Ornette Coleman was treated for heat-related dehydration after he collapsed during his performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this weekend.

The 77-year-old saxophonist, who is considered a pioneer of “free jazz,” was taken to a local hospital Sunday and released later that night, said publicist Ken Weinstein.

DMG Newsletter June 15th 2007

Better late than never is this week’s DMG Newsletter:

ZORN’S ARCANA BOOK VOLUME 2, NELS CLINE/ELLIOTT SHARP, SCOTT AMENDOLA/BEN GOLDBERG/DEVIN HOFF PLAY MONK, ROB PRICE QT w/ ELLERY ESKELIN/TREVOR DUNN/JIM BLACK, 2 from PETER BROTZMANN’S CHICAGO TENTET,

KEITH TIPPETT TAPESTRY ORCHESTRA, AMALGAM [w/ TREVOR WATTS/KEITH ROWE/LIAM GENOCKEY] 3 CD SET, SOFT MACHINE LEGACY [HUGH HOPPER/JOHN ETHERIDGE/JOHN MARSHALL/THEO TRAVIS, HUGH HOPPER With SIMON PICARD/STEVE FRANKLIN/CHARLES HAYWARD

STEVE NIEVE w/ ELVIS COSTELLO / ROBERT WYATT / MARC RIBOT / NED ROTHENBERG IVA BITTOVA & BANG ON A CAN ALL STARS DVD, SIR RICHARD BISHOP, A JOHN FAHEY CELEBRATION, MAX NAGL, MARCUS SCHMICKLER/HAYDEN CHISHOLM, 3 from JIM RYAN, 3 from EVE EGOYAN,

ARCHIVAL DISCS from THE GLASTONBURY FAYRE FESTIVAL, HAKIM JAMI & JAMES BLOOD ULMER, THE FUGS, CLUSTER, CAETANO VELOSO, JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND, TRAFFIC SOUND & TARKUS!

In Praise of Bad Music

Bad music has been around at least as long as good music. This article focuses on musicians who are bad and know it.

I have a confession: I get a little bored hearing the world’s greatest music played flawlessly by world-class musicians each week. All that perfection makes me restless.

So, permit me to sing (off-key) in praise of bad musicians.

But not just those unable to hit the notes. This is a special type of bad. Let’s hear it for artists with tin ears who’ve proudly lowered the bar of musical performance.

We’ll start our survey with a new Scottish group, whose name says it all: The Really Terrible Orchestra.

Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Machinefabriek, Huis (3″ CDR Machinefabriek)
Rutger Zuydervelt´s musical repertoire continues to expand and evolve, “evolve” being the key word here. In contrast with the series of long drones he has been releasing for the past couple of years in dribs and drabs, he now presents ten brief, radiant miniatures. On Huis he enlists the input… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 09:47, 18 Jun 2007

Cow, Mars and the Toucan (self-released CDR)
“Cajoled, loved and dreamed of” by an impish figure named either Cow or Bubble, depending on his mood or his muse, I presume. Born in the Toronto suburb of Malton, “equipped with neverending sunlight and a cape”, young John Sobocan played in a number of bands as a youngster before spending the… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 09:42, 18 Jun 2007

Umbrella Music Through June 27th

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Monday, 18 June 2007
Gallery 37
7:00PM | Viscous
Kyle Bruckmann – oboe
James Falzone – clarinet
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Kevin Davis – cello
Frank Rosaly – drums
FREE
(but tickets required)

Wednesday, 20 June 2007
The Hideout
10:00PM | “Other Music: Ornette, Ra, Rollins, Roland Kirk”
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ sets
Vandermark Soundclash : Return Of The Clarinet – Bebop And Beyond

Thursday, 21 June 2007
Elastic
10:00PM | Paul Giallorenzo Trio
Paul Giallorenzo – piano
Ingebrigt HÃ¥ker Flaten – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets
$6 requested donation

Sunday, 24 June 2007
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Ingebrigt HÃ¥ker Flaten Quartet
Greg Ward – alto sax
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Ingebrigt HÃ¥ker Flaten – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 27 June 2007
The Hideout
10:00PM | Bass Blowout
Bass Duos, Trios, and Quartets by
Josh Abrams
Ingebrigt HÃ¥ker Flaten
Kent Kessler
Nate McBride
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ sets
Vandermark Soundclash : Both Sides Of The Ocean – The Early AACM and English Improvisation Scenes