Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: The Respect Sextet
Album: Sirirus Respect: The Respect Sextet Play the Music of Sun Ra and Stockhausen
Label: Mode / Avant
Review date: May. 28, 2009

Artist: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Album: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Label: Honest Jon’s
Review date: May. 27, 2009

Artist: James Blackshaw
Album: The Glass Bead Game
Label: Young God
Review date: May. 26, 2009

Artist: Gerry Hemingway / John Butcher
Album: Buffalo Pearl
Label: Auricle
Review date: May. 21, 2009

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KLANG’s Debut CD, Tea Music, Coming August 25th

From Improvised Communications:

Chicago-based clarinetist/composer James Falzone is proud to announce the August 25th release of Tea Music (Allos Documents 003), the debut studio recording of his three year-old working quartet, KLANG, featuring vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy. All four members compose for the group, which picks up the swing era thread of pairing clarinet and vibes, while also exploring its collective interest in the innovative sounds of Jimmy Giuffre’s early small groups of the mid-1950’s.

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New CD and Book from Graham Collier

From Graham Collier, a new book and a double CD (samples available).

The comment by Gill Fisher, a friend of a friend who attended the 2004 concert, that I was directing 14 Jackson Pollocks is a concise and aware description of how I see my role as a jazz composer: to work with a group of brilliant musicians to create something which, while respecting what is written, changes from performance to performance as all good jazz should. This concept is the philosophical core of my new book the jazz composer, moving music off the paper, published simultaneously with this album by Northway Books.

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New Releases From Ambiances Magnetiques

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Out recently on Ambiances Magnetiques:

John Geggie – Geggie Project / Ambiances Jazz | AM 179 | 2008
Using John Geggie’s compositions as a point of departure, this creative trio covers much terrain with its lyrical and sonic landscapes. …

Normand Guilbeault Ensemble Mingus – Live at Upstairs 2008 / Ambiances Jazz | AM 185 | 2009

Mingus’s music is controversial, politically engaged, generous, warm, and passionate. It is not for the lukewarm and the undecisive. …

Antoine Berthiaume, Elliott Sharp – BASE / Ambiances Magnétiques | AM 178 | 2008

Matt Brubeck, Nick Fraser, Marilyn Lerner – Ugly Beauties / Ambiances Magnétiques | AM 187 | 2009

Isaiah Ceccarelli, Michel F Côté – Vulgarités / Ambiances Magnétiques | AM 180 | 2008

This meeting is the audible result of being overworked. What comes out of it is a sullen form of grace, an elegy for the destruction of things.This CD features the sound of a plethora of objects being struck and stroked. …

Charity Chan – Somewhere the Sea and Salt / Ambiances Magnétiques | AM 188 | 2009

Sébastien Cirotteau, Brigitte Lacasse, Catherine S Massicotte, Éric Normand – Face à la dérive / Ambiances Magnétiques | AM 183 | 2008

Instrumental documentary: a travel along the St Lawrence river. Winds, animals and peoples becoming instrument too… …

Ensemble SuperMusique – Y’a du bruit dans ma cabane / Ambiances Magnétiques | AM 182 | 2008

All its instrumentalists are exceptional soloists highly regarded for their unique playing style. These six performers are musique actuelle masters with a huge palette of sounds. …

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A proper birthday for Sun Ra’s successor

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Marshall Allen‘s birthday is celebrated:

Celebrating the Germantown transplant, who died in 1993 at age 79, has become a preoccupation of labels like Atavistic and Evidence, which are bringing out previously unreleased recordings from Ra’s own Saturn imprint. While Ra and his merry men, the Arkestra, played themselves in the 1974 film Space Is the Place, recent documentaries like Brother From Another Planet and local director Ephraim Asili’s new Points on a Space Age flourish. Philly’s ICA even has a Sun Ra Arkestra exhibit running until August.

Yet for all this acclaim, little has been allocated to Ra’s eventual successor and Arkestra leader, saxophonist Marshall Allen.

Sunday’s sold-out Ars Nova Arkestra concert and 85th birthday party for Allen at Johnny Brenda’s helped rectify that.

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Anthony Braxton Concerts

Upcoming Anthony Braxton shows:

Sun, Jul-12
North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, HOLLAND
Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Trio [AB reeds, elec, Taylor Ho Bynum brass, Mary Halvorson g]

Fri, Jan-29
Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, CANADA
Anthony Braxton 12 1tet [AB reeds, Taylor Ho Bynum cor, Jessica Pavone vla, Jay Rozen tba, Carl Testa b, Aaron Siegel perc, Mary Halvorson g, Steve Lehman reeds, James Fei reeds, Andrew Raffo Dewar reeds, Reut Regev tb, Sara Schoenbeck bsn, Nicole Mitchell fl]

Sun, Jan-31
Roundhouse Festival Hall, Vancouver, CANADA
Anthony Braxton Sonic Genome Project

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