Umbrella Music Through June 25th

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sunday, 14 June 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Jeff Albert Quartet
Jeff Albert – trombone
Ray Moore – alto saxophone
Tom Sciple – bass
Dave Cappello – drums
11:00PM | The Engines
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

Wednesday, 17 June 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Broo/Bishop/McBride/Rosaly
Magnus Broo – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Håvard Wiik plays Old Music with New Technology

Thursday, 18 June 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Bishop/Wiik/de Joode
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Haavard Wiik – piano
Wilbert de Joode – bass
11:00PM | Brahm/de Joode/Vatcher Broo
Michiel Braam – piano
Wilbert De Joode – bass
Michael Vatcher – drums
special guest
Magnus Broo – trumpet

Sunday, 21 June 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | David Boykin Expanse
Nicole Mitchell – flutes
Alex Wing – bass
Jim Baker – piano
Marcus Evans – drums
David Boykin – saxophone and vocals
Natalie Butler – clarinet
Saalik Ziyad – vocals
David Young – trumpet
Solstice Concert : Tribute to Sun Ra
two sets

Wednesday, 24 June 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Vandermark/Bishop/Holmlander/Strid
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Per-Åke Holmlander – tuba
Raymond Strid – drums
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Per-Åke Holmlander spins
Rare Scandinavian Avant-Rock & Free Jazz from the 60s & 70s

Thursday, 25 June 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Rempis/Branch/Kessler/Hunt
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Kest Kessler – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
two sets

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New From Planam

Planam has released three new recordings:

CARDEW, CORNELIUS: Treatise LP (PLANAM CCC) 27.00
Cornelius Cardew‘s opus magnus Treatise is a 193-page graphic score written between 1963 and 1967 while he was performing with the improvisation group AMM.

RODER, KLAUS: Kristallisationen LP (PLANAM KRK) 27.00
Klaus Röder is a guitar virtuoso and electronic music artist who studied with Kelemen and joined Kraftwerk for their famous Autobahn LP.

VOGEL, MICHEL: Une Petite Musique De Nuit LP (PLANAM OHM) 27.00
“Planam proudly presents the first LP by the artist and sound sculptor Michel Vogel.

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New Releases from Engine Studios

Engine Studios has several new releases out. Although their site has not been updated yet, a review indicates that:

Tom Abbs and Frequency Response play some very interesting improvised free jazz on Lost & Found (ENGINE 031), working to elaborate musical structures devised and composed by Abbs. The combination of instruments (tuba, cello, sax, violin) produces gorgeous and haunting harmonies, and Chad Taylor’s drumming is superlative on these sessions. Tenor player Fred Anderson leads a trio on Staying In The Game (ENGINE 029), recorded in Chicago last year, and his music is enjoyable enough but not especially “out” or innovative as jazz, and could have been recorded 35 years ago. Lastly we have Warren Smith and The Composer’s Workshop Ensemble, whose CD Old News Borrowed Blues (ENGINE 027) displays an eclectic mix of compositional styles and world music rhythms played by a large brass ensemble supplemented with African drumming.

John Hébert’s Debut CD Reviewed

From Improvised Communications:

Richard Kamins reviewed bassist/composer John Hébert’s forthcoming debut, Byzantine Monkey (Firehouse 12 Records), this past week in his Hartford Courant blog, See! Hear!

The disc, which features Hébert’s band of the same name featuring Michaël Attias (alto and baritone saxophones), Tony Malaby (tenor and soprano saxophones), Adam Kolker (flutes and bass clarinet), Nasheet Waits (drums) and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion), officially hits the streets on June 16th.

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