This Weekend at Lampo

From Chicago’s Lampo:

MAY 9 9pm

R/S—the duo—in its first live performance anywhere in the world.
Peter Rehberg (b. 1968, London) co-founded the influential Mego label in 1994, and soon after began recording under the name Pita. His first solo release, “Seven Tons for Free,” came out in 1996, melding noise with techno. Since then he’s continued in this path, both as a solo artist and in groups such as KTL, Rehberg & Bauer, MIMEO and Fenn O’Berg. In 1999 he received the Prix Ars Electronica Distinction Award for Digital Musics alongside Christian Fennesz. Recently, he’s been primarily focused on working with KTL (w/ Stephen O’Malley) as well as dance and performance pieces (w/ Gisele Vienne). He also runs the Editions Mego label in Vienna. Rehberg appeared at Lampo in March 2003, when he performed the U.S. premiere of “Get Off.”

Marcus Schmickler (b. 1968, Cologne) has been involved with numerous projects over the past decade. While rooted in electronic music, Schmickler also has a background in contemporary composition, having studied under prominent Stockhausen collaborator Johannes Fritsch. As a solo artist, Schmickler has created important works such as Wabi Sabi, Sator Rotas and Param, as well as under the name Pluramon. He also has long-standing electroacoustic collaborative projects, most notably with Thomas Lehn, both in duo and in trio with Keith Rowe, and a duo with British pianist John Tilbury. He is based in Cologne.
Schmickler first appeared at Lampo in Sept 2002 in his Chicago debut. Three years later, in Sept 2005, he performed at Lampo with Thomas Lehn. Most recently, he opened the new Lampo space in December 2007, with the U.S. premiere of his computer music work “Altars of Science.”

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Jazz Listings From the New York Times

In the Times:

DARCY JAMES ARGUE’S SECRET SOCIETY (Friday) “Infernal Machines” (New Amsterdam) is the long-awaited debut of this modern big band, led by Mr. Argue, an indefatigable young composer. Girded with indie-rock textures and a generous sense of drama, it deserves the big unfurling that has been organized here. At 10 p.m.; doors open at 9, Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, at Water Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, (718) 222-8500,; $10. (Chinen)

BILLY BANG AND WILLIAM PARKER (Friday) Mr. Bang, a violinist, and Mr. Parker, a bassist, share deep history in New York free-jazz circles, as well as an abiding interest in combining musical forms to new ends. Their duo rapport should be sturdy and, with some luck, intermittently surprising. At 7 p.m., Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, Chelsea, (212) 620-5000,; $20; $16.20 for members. (Chinen)

PETER BRÖTZMANN TRIO (Sunday) Few modern saxophonists can sound as powerfully abrasive as Mr. Brötzmann; this group, with the comparably more mainstream rhythm team of Eric Revis on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums, could stir some melodic undercurrents as well. The opening band, at 9 p.m., is Radio I-Ching, which recently self-released a vibrant album, “No Wave Au Go Go.” At 10 p.m., Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, (212) 253-0036,; $10. (Chinen)

BILL FRISELL TRIO (Tuesday through Thursday) On the last two trio releases under his name, both partly recorded at the Village Vanguard, the guitarist Bill Frisell conjured a compelling hallucination of the American popular songbook. His partners, now as then, are the bassist Tony Scherr and the drummer Kenny Wollesen, a widely traveled rhythm team. (Through May 17.) At 9 and 11 p.m. Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037,; cover, $25, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

GO: ORGANIC ORCHESTRA (Monday) This meditative large ensemble, scheduled to perform at Roulette for the next three Monday nights, is a project of the open-minded percussionist, composer and conductor Adam Rudolph. Drawing inspiration from earthy and elemental sources, it features changeable layers of woodwinds, strings, percussion and guitars. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette at Location One, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo, (212) 219-8242,; $15; $10 for students, 60+ and those 30 and younger. (Chinen)

OTHER DIMENSIONS IN MUSIC (Monday) This free-improvising supergroup, performing at 9 p.m., consists of the trumpeter Roy Campbell, the multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, the bassist William Parker and the drummer Charles Downs. In an earlier set, at 7:30, the guitarist Cristian Amigo and the bassist Clif Jackson will perform as a duo. At the Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, (212) 254-1142,; $10 for the first set; $15 for the second; students, $7 and $8. (Chinen)

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE (Friday and Saturday) This raucous 10-piece ensemble, jointly led by the cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and the percussionist Abraham Gomez-Delgado, has a new album, “Garabatos Volume One” (Cuneiform), which nails its distinctive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythm and freewheeling improvisation. Most of the album’s cast reassembles here, including the saxophonist Michaël Attias, the vocalist Jen Shyu and the drummer Tomas Fujiwara. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063,; $15 per set; $10 for members. (Chinen)

MARC RIBOT (Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday through Thursday) Mr. Ribot, the guitar-playing polymath with a recorded history both subtle and scabrous, celebrates his 55th birthday this month with a cavalcade of shows, beginning on Saturday at the Brecht Forum with his fellow guitarist Marco Cappelli. On Sunday he appears in Brooklyn with his much-beloved “fake Cuban” band, Los Cubanos Postizos; on Wednesday he leads his Spiritual Unity band and a separate trio at Joe’s Pub. He’ll be at the Stone on two evenings, Tuesday and Thursday, performing in solo and diverse group settings. Saturday at 9 p.m., Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, near Bank Street, West Village, (212) 242-4201,; $20. Sunday at 1 p.m., Rose Live Music, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718) 599-0069,; $15; $10 for mothers (must bring proof of motherhood) and children under 14. Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $10. Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village, (212) 967-7555,; $20. (Chinen)

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Ten Questions with Tyshawn Sorey

From Glowing Realm:

Tyshawn Sorey is a NY based composer and drummer. He first came to my attention as the drummer in pianist Vijay Iyer’s Quartet on the “Blood Sutra” album. He still plays with Iyer in the trio Fieldwork, with Steve Lehman rounding out the trio on sax. When Sorey’s debut as a leader came out on Firehouse 12 Records, I kind of freaked out about it here. It was so unlike anything I expected after hearing him in other contexts, and pretty much blew me away.

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

08-May-09 Mary Halvorson, Reuben Radding & Nate Wooley
Crackleknob (Hatology)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

08-May-09 Lawrence Casserley / Adam Linson
Integument (Psi)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

08-May-09 Allen Toussaint
The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch Records)
Reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

07-May-09 John Zorn
Filmworks XXIII: El General (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Warren Allen

07-May-09 Andreas Willers
Drowning Migrant (Leo Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

07-May-09 Daphna Sadeh & The Voyagers
Reconcilation (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

07-May-09 Loren Connors / Jim O’Rourke
Two Nice Catholic Boys (Family Vineyard Records)
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

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