From Portland Eye and Ear Control:
The Creative Music Guild Presents:
The Hop and Vine (1914 N. Killingsworth)
$5-15 sliding scale
Endangered Blood from NYC (Chris Speed – sax, Jim Black – drums, Trevor Dunn – bass, Oscar Noriega – sax)
Paxselin Quartet from PDX (Mary Sue Tobin – sax, Ken Ollis – Drums, Bill Athens- Bass, Chad Hensel – Clarinets)
From the Bohemian in Exile:
Sunday, Nov. 21: Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Longberg-Holm and Paal Nilssen Love) @ 2739 Edwin, Hamtramck
Ballister is a new project from long-time collaborators Dave Rempis (alto and baritone sax), Fred Longberg-Holm (cello) and Paal Nilssen Love (drums). All of these guys are familiar figures to our regular audience. As some of the finest improvisers of the Chicago Scene, they have collectively worked with such significant figures as Ken Vandermark, Peter Brotzmann, Joe McPhee,
Michael Zerang, Jeb Bishop etc.
Feb 2: Acid Birds (with Charles Waters and Andrew Barker of Gold Sparkle Band plus Jaime Fennelly)
All About Jazz reviews the recent Earshot Jazz fest in Seattle.
The forms of music that the festival attracts are equally unpredictable: Earshot never fails to cast a wide net, inevitably reeling in a lineup of groups that alternately focus on groove, experimentation, tradition, showcasing unusual instruments, and practically anything else that the term jazz is even remotely related to. Jazz is the focus, but Earshot isn’t picky. Eager to satisfy jazz fans of all tastes, the organization managed to cram names as manifold as DJ Spooky, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Bill Frisell, and Chicago Underground Duo into the same schedule.