Monthly Archives: August 2007

Chicago Green on Myspace

A quick plug for a new group that’s not avant, but sounds very good in a jam-band sort of way. Chicago Green features bassist Max Benson, son of my friend, the author Raymond Benson. Their debut CD will be out … Continue reading

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Upcoming at the Bohemian National Home

UPCOMING AT BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HOME Friday, Aug. 31: Masul/Arrivistes/Ray Bertsch Electronics/synth player Paul Giallorenzo has worked with many Chicago improvisers, including Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Dave Rempis, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Tim Daisy, Frank Rosaly, Mike Reed, Josh Berman, Jason Ajemian, Jason … Continue reading

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted: Artist: Massacre Album: Lonely Heart Label: Tzadik Review date: Aug. 31, 2007 Artist: Sun Ra Album: Strange Strings Label: Unheard Music Series Review date: Aug. 29, 2007

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

This week’s shows in New York: RASHIED ALI QUINTET (Tonight and tomorrow night) Rashied Ali has had a substantial career in the avant-garde, starting with his percussive role in the late-period groups of John Coltrane. But hard bop is the … Continue reading

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From the Free Jazz Blog: Michael Marcus – The Magic Door Blaise Siwula – New York Moments John Surman – The Spaces In Between

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Avant jazz set to take centre stage

The Guelph Festival gets previewed. Since it was launched in 1994, the Guelph Jazz Festival has been celebrated for showcasing cutting-edge forms of jazz and improvised music. The 14th edition, which runs Sept. 5-9, will be no different. Organized under … Continue reading

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KFJC Reviews

From KFJC: Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo – “Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo ” – [Vibraphone Records] Carter, Tom / Robert Horton / Michael Shannon – “Turnstone ” – [Three Lobed Recordings] Merzbow Carlos Giffoni – “Synth Destruction ” – [Important Records] Vopat – … Continue reading

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