Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Peter Evans Trio (Monday through Wednesday) Peter Evans is a trumpeter with a dazzlingly expressive command of timbre and texture; for recent proof, look to “Scenes in the House of Music” (Clean Feed), an improvised live recording made with the British saxophonist Evan Parker. Here Mr. Evans marshals a trio with John Hébert on bass and Kassa Overall on drums. At 8 p.m., Zebulon, 258 Wythe Avenue, near North Third Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn , (718) 218-6934, myspace.com/zebuloncafeconcert; no cover. (Nate Chinen)

David S. Ware Trio (Monday) One of the great searching fire breathers of the tenor saxophone, David S. Ware devotes his new album, “Onecept,” to the spontaneous output of a trio with the bassist William Parker and the drummer Warren Smith. The same personnel convenes here, along with the promise of a messy transcendence. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 475-8592, bluenote.net; $20 cover at tables, $10 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Erik Friedlander live at Saalfelden 2009
Image via Wikipedia

From Free Jazz:

Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky – Pieces For String Trio And Trumpet (Leo, 2010) ****½
Mark Dresser – Guts (Kadima, 2010) ****
Various Artists – I Never Met A Guitar (solo guitars for the XXI Century) (Clean Feed, 2010) ***
Elliott Sharp – Octal Book Two (Clean Feed, 2010) ***
Dead Country, Featuring Eugene Chadbourne (Konnex, 2010)
Çagri Erdem – Connected (Re:Konstrukt, 2010)
Pascal Maupeu – Folk Standards (Sans Bruit, 2010)
Steve Tibbetts – Natural Causes (ECM, 2010)
Dither (Henceforth, 2010)
Erik Friedlander – 50 Miniatures For Improvising Quintet (Skipstone, 2010) ****
Erik Friedlander – Alchemy (Skipstone, 2010) ***½
Erik Friedlander – Aching Sarah (Skipstone, 2010)

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Firehouse 12 To Present Agustí Fernández & Joe Morris October 29th

From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, October 29th, Firehouse 12‘s 2010 Fall Jazz Series will present the world premiere of a new collaboration between Spanish pianist Agustí Fernández and New Haven-born guitarist Joe Morris. These internationally renowned improvisers will perform live following a day of recording at the venue’s state-of-the-art studio. Each brings more than two decades of experience working under their own names, as well as with such legendary figures as Anthony Braxton, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, Barry Guy, Evan Parker, William Parker, Matthew Shipp and David S. Ware among many others.

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Avant-jazz trumpeter Lina Allemano and German improv duo Tammen & Irmer Oct 16 in Pittsburgh

From Pittsburgh New Music Net:

First, Toronto avant-garde jazz trumpeter Lina Allemano comes to town with her quartet on Tuesday, October 12 at the Thunderbird Cafe (8 pm doors, $8 adv/$10 door) with Ben Opie opening the night. Allemano appears on over 30 recordings, including her own critically acclaimed CDs that feature her original compositions with the Lina Allemano Four: the new Jargon (2010), as well as Gridjam (2008), Pinkeye (2006), and Concentric (2003). Her recent career highlights include performing at the Festival of New Trumpet Music in New York City and a feature as one of the top innovative trumpeters in Downbeat Magazine. For more information on the artist go to her website at http://www.linaallemano.com and to purchase advance tickets go to http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net/showdetails.php?eventID=173

Next, a duo of German free improvisors visits Garfield Artworks on Saturday, October 16 (8 pm, $7 at the door). The lineup includes guitarist Hans Tammen and violinist Christoph Irmer, who released a CD in 2006 called Oxide on the Portuguese label Creative Sources, with opening groups Johnsen, Wellins & Boyle and Ed Tarzia & Bob Wenzel. Hans Tammen creates music that has been described as an alien world of bizarre textures, producing rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating sounds, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible noises – through means of his “endangered guitar” and interactive software programming, by working with his “…fingers stuck in a high voltage outlet”. Signal To Noise called his works “…a killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage”, All Music Guide recommended him: “…clearly one of the best experimental guitarists to come forward during the 1990s.” Christoph Irmer has been a member of the London Improvisors Orchestra, Ort Ensemble Wuppertal (with the now-deceased Peter Kowald), Statements Quintet (with Dominic Duval, Jay Rosen and Ursel Schlicht), Canaries on the Pole (with Georg Wessel and Jacques Foschia), and a trio with British saxophonist John Butcher. For information on Hans Tammen go to http://www.tammen.org and for Christoph Irmer go to http://www.myspace.com/christophirmer

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Le Weekend Festival in Scotland

From Le Weekend Festival:

Le Weekend Festival
14 – 17 Oct 2010
Tolbooth Stirling Scotland
Festival Pass: £40/£30
Day Pass: £15/£10
On sale now from 01786 27 4000 | http://www.leweekendfestival.com

Festival Lineup:
The Room
RM Hubbert
Critical Mass: Agustí Fernández & Mats Gustafsson
Ben Frost
Sten Sandell’s Hammond Organ Trio
Johan Berthling & Paal Nilssen-Love

Bill Wells & Stefan Schneider
Andreas Söderström Ass
Murcof & Francesco Tristano
Alphabet Dust

The Music of Alvin Lucier 1
The New String Theory: Rhodri Davies, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte
Oceans of Silver & Blood: Mark Wastell & Joachim Nordwall
Claudia Molitor
Film Screenings
Peter Nicholson
Marilyn Crispell
Raymond MacDonald
Tetuzi Akiyama & Chris Forsyth

Notes From the Underground
The Music of Alvin Lucier 2
John Butcher & Gerry Hemingway
Paul Metzger

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Ernesto Diaz-Infante Interview

From Foxy Digitalis:

Since the mid-nineties, composer/guitarist Ernesto Diaz-Infante has been releasing some of the most boldly unclassifiable and uncompromising music that spans an unbelievably wide range of sounds. Though having studied modern composition in college, Diaz-Infante’s work, particularly in his various collaborations, often taps into the same no-mind realm of free jazz and modern noise. Much of this has come out on his own Pax Recordings, a label “dedicated to the documentation, perservation, and contagion of music from the margins of our culture and psyches”. Ernesto provided some thoughtful responses to our questions about his music and his label.

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Stet Lab October 11th 2010

From Stet Lab:

Monday, 11 October 2010
9:00 pm (doors: 8:45 pm)
Upstairs @ The Roundy [map…]
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland
€10 (€5)

Stet Lab, Cork’s monthly improvised music event, returns on Monday, 11 October 2010 with an event of sustained tones, transient noise and sharp attacks at The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, at 9:00 pm (doors open at 8:45 pm). With performances by two contrasting violin-guitar-drums trios (Kevin Terry (guitar), Marian Murray (violin) and Jeffrey Weeter (drums), plus Han-earl Park (guitar), Claudia Schwab (violin) and Dan Walsh (drums)), the event features some up-and-coming young performers in the Cork improvised music scene in addition to a couple of veterans.

Cork’s monthly improvised music event, Stet Lab is a space in which improvisers (novice, veteran; student, teacher; part- or full-time; amateur, professional; local or visitor) can meet, play and learn from one another. Stet Lab has successfully brought together improvising musicians with varied experiences and from far afield. Since its launch in November 2007, it has hosted twenty-one events with twenty-seven guest artists, including eighteen international visitors.

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