John Zorn
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Yugen has a new album out.

Flingco Sound reports on a four-channel sound installation in the Fern Room of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Conservatory, featuring the music of Annie Feldmeier Adams and Steven Hess.

Nate Trier has released a “new remix mashup avante noise album, Acidic Jazz, Malicious Mashups.”

The Flexible Orchestra will appear Oct.28, Thursday at 8:30 PM at the Ukrainian Restaurant, Ballroom, 140 Second Av. @ 9th St. in New York. With a lineup of seven accordions and three strings.

Hamid Rahmati has an overview of Electronic Music in Iran.

On the Youtube front, a video of John Zorn, Mike Patton, and Fred Frith from last week.

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Scott Amendola Trio's self-released debut due Oct. 18

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From ALARM Press:

Jazz drummer Scott Amendola has a new trio, rounded out by Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker and bass troubadour John Shifflett. The appropriately named Scott Amendola Trio is set to release its debut album — though hardly a debut for any of the members — Lift on October 18. Details are limited at the moment, but you can stream a few songs from the album on Amendola’s website. The veteran drummer had this to say about the group: “They’re such great musicians that you can literally put anything in front of them and they’re going to make great music from it. And it’s going to be them, their interpretation, which is exciting to me as a bandleader.”

Scott Amendola Trio on tour:
10/23/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Blue Whale
10/24/10 – Mountain View, CA @ Dana St. Roasting Co.
10/25/10 – Oakland, CA @ Yoshi’s
10/26/10 – Seattle, WA @ Earshot Festival, Poncho Concert Hall — Cornish College
10/27/10 – Portland, OR @ The Goodfoot Lounge (double bill with Blue Cranes)
10/28/10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center

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William Parker's 15 Basses

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From the Vision Festival gang:

Our Art In Gardens
William Parker’s 15 Piece Bass Composition
Opening Performance of In Gardens at The First Street Garden in LES

WHEN: Sunday, September 12th
TIME: 2:30pm
WHERE: First Street Garden (next to 50 E 1st Street btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
PROGRAM: Premier of William Parker’s 15 Piece Bass Composition: Segments of Light
TICKETS: Free and Open to the Public; Suggested Donation of $5 for Performers

Sunday, September Twelfth at two thirty pm, the First Street Garden Arts for Arts’ (AFA) begins it’s annual celebration of innovate art and community gardens. The series will open with the premiere of William Parker’s Segments of Light featuring fifteen bassists from New York City’s creative jazz scene. In keeping with a sense of social responsibility typical of community gardens and Arts for Art, the piece is dedicated to the renewal of commitment to life and peace nine years after September 11th.

Segments of Light features bassists: Francois Grillot, Dominic Duval, Garth Stevenson, Tom Zlabinger, Clif Jackson, Dave Sewelson, Javier Moreno, Max Johnson, Nick Jozwiak, Reuben Radding, Albey Bogachian, David Moss, P.J. Roberts, Zak Sherzad, Dave Hofstra. Segments of Light is composed and directed by William Parker.

The In Gardens concert series will feature Sunday afternoon of acoustic creative music, spoken word and dance in community gardens in Manhattan and Brooklyn throughout September and October.

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Dusted Reviews

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From Dusted:

Artist: Nico Muhly
Album: A Good Understanding / I Drink the Air Before Me
Label: Decca
Review date: Sep. 7, 2010

Artist: Thomas Ankersmit
Album: Live in Utrecht
Label: Ash International
Review date: Sep. 2, 2010

Artist: Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet + 1
Album: 3 Nights in Oslo
Label: Smalltown Superjazz
Review date: Sep. 2, 2010

Artist: Thomas Köner
Album: Nunatak • Teimo • Permafrost
Label: Type
Review date: Sep. 1, 2010

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New From Aum Fidelity

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Out or coming soon on Aum Fidelity:

WILLIAM PARKER: I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield

William Parker: bass,
doson’ngoni, balofon
Hamid Drake: drums
Dave Burrell: piano
Lewis Barnes: trumpet
Darryl Foster: tenor & soprano sax
Sabir Mateen: alto & tenor sax, flute
Leena Conquest: vocals
Amiri Baraka: voice, poetry

I Plan To Stay A Believer is the definitive document of William Parker’s The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield project, comprised of exuberant concert recordings spanning the past decade (2001-2008). The project features interpolations of the mighty songbook of soul music legend Curtis Mayfield by an equally mighty 8-piece band, occasionally accompanied by highly inspired choirs.

DAVID S. WARE: Onecept

David S. Ware
stritch, tenor sax, saxello
William Parker bass
Warren Smith drums, tympani

The recording and release of Onecept celebrates David S. Ware’s 50th year of singular and profound saxophone artistry; a studio session specifically arranged for same featuring Ware on three saxophones – saxello, stritch, tenor – along with fellow musical masters William Parker (stalwart fellow prophet) on bass and Warren Smith (also featured on Ware’s album Shakti) on drums and tympani. Unlike almost every previous album Ware has made in the past 20 years (Corridors & Parallels being another exception), there was no rehearsal for this session; the songs/streams were created fully in the moment of creation, trusting in collective skill to manifest the majesty.

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Moving Sounds Festival, JACK Quartet Plays Haas


Michel Galante, the director of the Argento Chamber Ensemble, has had a longtime fascination with the music of Georg Friedrich Haas and has included his works in his group’s programs for the last several years. And as the musical force behind the Moving Sounds Festival, which opened on Thursday, he unleashed a torrent of Mr. Haas’s work in New York last weekend.

The festival’s finale, on Sunday evening at the Austrian Cultural Forum, was devoted to the JACK Quartet’s performance of a single work, Mr. Haas’s String Quartet No. 3 (“In iij. Noct.,” 2001). The piece is meant to be performed in an entirely dark hall, with the members of the quartet — Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violinists; John Pickford Richards, violist; and Kevin McFarland, cellist — seated in four corners of the space so that the audience is surrounded by the music.

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