Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Monday, November 30, 2009
Joachim Gies & Sound/body/cells – Shimmering (Leo Records, 2009)
Sainkhò Namtchylak & Dickson Dee – Tea Opera (Leo Records, 2009)
Katja Krusche & Martin Krusche – I Am One (Leo Records, 2009)
Stefano Luigi – Painting On Wood (Leo Records, 2009)
Viviane Houle – Treize (Drip Audio, 2009)

Sunday, November 29, 2009
Li Tie Qiao – Wind Of Lunacy

Friday, November 27, 2009
Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver – Floating Islands (Ilk, 2009) *****

Thursday, November 26, 2009
Jesse Stacken & Kirk Knuffke – Mockingbird (Steeplechase, 2009) ****

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Mary Halvorson In December

From Improvised Communications:

Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson’s busy December begins tomorrow tonight with an early gig with Curtis Hasselbring’s Decoupage and a late gig with Ches Smith & These Arches.

The next two weeks will feature two dates and a recording session with her new quintet and a European tour with her acclaimed trio.

Mary Halvorson Trio
12/07 :: Cafe Wilhelmina (Eindhoven, NL)
12/08 :: Stadtgarden (Cologne, Germany)
12/09 :: Schl8hof (Wels, Austria)
12/11 :: Jazz Dock (Prague, Czech Republic)
12/12 :: Venue TBA (Ueberlingen, Germany)
12/14 :: Vortex (London, UK)
12/16 :: Rote Fabrik (Zurich, Switzerland)

Mary Halvorson Quintet
12/02 :: Barbès (Brooklyn, NY)
12/04 :: Firehouse 12 (New Haven, CT)

Curtis Hasselbring’s Decoupage
12/01 :: The Stone (New York, NY)

Ches Smith & These Arches
12/01 :: Korzo (Brooklyn, NY)

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DMG Newsletter November 27th, 2009

From DMG:

Sun Ra: Antique Blacks! Marty Ehrlich Qt! The Necks! Tony Malaby Qt! Ethnic Heritage Ensemble DVD! Famoudou Don Moye! Philip Cohran with Pete Cosey! Fred Anderson!

Phill Niblock ltd DVD! Kath Bloom/Loren Mazzacane Connors Archive #2! LPs from Edwards/Corsano and Fine/Metzger

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

This Sunday, November 29th at 6pm – DOUBLEHEADER!:
Wonderful New Sax & Guitar Duo!
Swedish Alto Sax Great Meets Downtown Trombone Giant!

Sunday, December 6th at 6pm:
ERGO! Cuneiform Recording Artists Featuring:
Celebrating the Release of their Fabulous New CD!

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm:
Superb Reeds / Acoustic Bass / Drums Trio!

Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm:
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Tuesday Gig!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

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Huddersfield festival’s electronic avenue

The Times Online reviews this recent UK fest.

The 32nd festival, however, seems to have reverted abruptly to its former self, and even found an improved, financially more stable version thereof. Recession notwithstanding, McKenzie has built up the venture’s financial strength and brought many leading international ensembles to the unassuming Yorkshire town — cosy, inclement and Novembery as ever — to perform works by highly reputable names. More than 90 premieres by the end of today, after musikFabrik, from Cologne, gives the last of the 32 concerts, devoted to a joint composition, Tiere sitzen nicht, by Enno Poppe and Wolfgang Heiniger.

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All About Jazz Reviews

Yitzhak Yedid
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From All About Jazz:

Wadada Leo Smith
Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Eberhard Weber
Eberhard Weber: Colours (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Fred Frith
Nowhere / Sideshow / Thin Air (ReR Megacorp)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble: In C Remixed (Innovative Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Of The Body Prone (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Manifeste DeNsity (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Joelle Leandre / Maguelone Vidal / Raymond Boni
trace (Red Toucan Records)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

Kuroi Kawa – Black River (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Yitzhak Yedid
Since My Soul Loved (Between the Lines)
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Peter Brotzmann
Lost & Found (FMP Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
Restored, Returned (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Herculaneum III (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

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Umbrella Music Through December 23

Kent Kessler
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Hideout
10:00PM | Jason Stein Solo
Jason Stein – bass clarinet

Release for “In Exchange For A Process” on Leo Records
11:00PM | Locksmith Isidore
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Pride – drums

Release for “Three Less Than Between” on Clean Feed

$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Cocanig vs Jablonski
The Second Annual Classic Rock-Off

Thursday, 3 December 2009

10:00PM | Nick Broste Trio
Nick Broste – trombone
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Anton Hatwich – bass
11:00PM | Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGO
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Mars Williams – saxophones
Paul Giallorenzo – piano
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Hideout
10:00PM | Lonberg-Holm/Lepine
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Nate Lepine – tenor saxophone
11:00PM | Adasiewicz/Zerang
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Michael Zerang – percussion

$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Kent Kessler spins Brazil

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The Hideout
10:00PM | Fred Anderson Trio
Fred Anderson – tenor saxophone
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

two sets
$10 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Dave Rempis spins Easy Living

Thursday, 17 December 2009

10:00PM | Double Quartet Round Three
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Mars Williams – saxophones
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jim Baker – piano/electronics
Kent Kessler – bass
Brian Sandstrom – bass
Michael Zerang – drums
Steve Hunt – drums

two sets

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The Hideout
10:00PM | Drake/Bishop/Parker/Abrams
Hamid Drake – drums
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jeff Parker – guitar
Joshua Abrams – bass

two sets
$10 cover

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Orkestra Futura will debut soon with Pauline Oliveros, Lisle Ellis, and John Oswald at the baton. Here info is here.

Frank Zappa‘s Philly ’76 will be out soon.

Violinist Jennifer Koh is interviewed.

Benjamin Horrendous has released an album covering the songs on Captain Beefheart‘s Spotlight Kid.

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