Monthly Archives: April 2008

New on 23five

From 23five: 23five Incorporated is proud to present two new publications for 2008 — Brendan Murray’s Commonwealth and Chop Shop’s Oxide. Commonwealth is long form composition of sinewy tonalities and has already garnered high praise from The Wire, who commented … Continue reading

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Matana Roberts at Vision Festival Show this Weekend

A Vision Festival show this weekend. VISION/RUCMA Series 2008 @ the Living Theatre Friday May 2 Matana Roberts Solo Works for Sean Bell Matana Roberts: Alto saxophone Date/Time: 10:30 PM Friday, May 2nd – Matana Roberts Solo Works for Sean … Continue reading

Posted in Performances

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz: Elton Dean & The Wrong Object – The Unbelievable Truth (Moonjune Records, 2007) **** Sylvain Guérineau – Dies Irae (Amor Fati, 2007) **** Dans Les Arbres – Dans Les Arbres (ECM, 2008) ***** Nils Petter Molvaer – … Continue reading

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine: To blacken the pages – A Semblance of Something appertainning to distruct To blacken the pages are a Dublin based hypnotic guitar drone/ doom and dramatic instrumental project of one Paul McAree,which managers stand out from the … Continue reading

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Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith Profiled

Smith was profiled in anticipation of his Australian tour. Smith is on his first tour of Australia for a series of performances and workshops. He is a leading member of Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and cut many … Continue reading

Posted in Artist Profile, Performances

Jazz Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre: A Look Back From NPR Music

NPR Music covers the recently departed Giuffre. WGBH, April 28, 2008 – Composer and jazz clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre died on April 24, after suffering from pneumonia and complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 86. Here, WGBH contributes a 28-minute history … Continue reading

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BassDrumBone at Firehouse 12

From Improvised Communications: On Friday, May 2nd, New Haven’s Firehouse 12 will welcome the all-star trio BassDrumBone to town for a two-set performance as part of the venue’s ongoing 2008 Spring Jazz Series. This improvised music supergroup, which celebrated its … Continue reading

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