William Parker Interviewed on the Jazz Session

From The Jazz Session with Jason Crane:

Bassist William Parker is one of the most prolific players on the jazz scene today. His two most recent albums are I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield (Aum Fidelity, 2010) and Uncle Joes Spirit House (Aum Fidelity, 2010). In this interview, Parker talks about the origin of both projects; what he means by inside songs; and his unique take on the organ quartet.

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AMN Picks of the Week

Mats Gustafsson
Cover of Mats Gustafsson

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Joe McPhee / Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten – Blue Chicago Blues (2010)
Kitty Brazelton – Ecclesiastes: A Modern Oratorio (2010)
Atheist – Jupiter (2010)
Gordon Grdina Trio / Mats Gustafsson – Barrel File (2010)
Mike Pride / Bacteria to Boys – Betweenwhile (2010)

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The music of Greek composer Iannis Xenakis is cold and stern — and so hip

Iannis Xenakis
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From latimes.com:

Last winter the work of avant-garde Greek composer Iannis Xenakis bled out of the concert hall and into the Drawing Center in New York. That lovely, learned show, “Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary,” opened at MOCA Pacific Design Center over the weekend. And this is the only time I’ll use the word “lovely” in relation to a formidable but, of late, bizarrely fashionable composer.

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Musique Machine Reviews

Robert Rich
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From Musique Machine:

Cindytalk – Up Here in the Clouds
Phantom – Smoke And Mirrors
Brown – Brown Rainbow
Churner/Hostage Pageant – Selt Titled
Rough Sex Quartet – Autobiography of a Seductress
Churner – Coffin Angel
Various Artists – Teaism: Music Inspired By The Art And Culture Of T
Sturmgeschütz – Lined-up
Lasse Marhaug – Beauty Without Mercy
Jazkammer – Chestnut Thornback Tar
Antihuman – Annular Cancer
Fredrik Klingwall – The Resilience
Dewolff – Strange Fruits and Undiscovered Plants
Robert Rich – Ylang
Seaworthy & Matt Rösner – Two Lakes

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Umlaut Paris Festival

Alan Silva
Cover of Alan Silva

This festival starts tonight in Paris and features the following acts:

///MARDI 9 – 20h00 – L’ARCHIPEL 10è arr.
Florian Bergmann – saxophone solo
Ensemble Hodos joue Christian Wolff
///MERCREDI 10 – 20h00 – L’ATELIER POLONCEAU 18è arr.
Joseph Rassam – clavecin joue John Bull, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins et William Inglot
Snus: Niklas Barnö – trompette – Joel Grip – contrebasse – Didier Lasserre – batterie
///JEUDI 11 – 20h00 – EGLISE ST BERNARD 18è arr.
“Pentes non-organiques” Jean-Luc Guionnet – orgue

22h00 – XANGO 18è arr.
Peeping Tom: Pierre-Antoine Badaroux – saxophone – Joel Grip – contrebasse – Antonin Gerbal – batterie
///VENDREDI 12 – 20h00 – Z’AVANT GARDE 6è arr.
Duo Risser/Rühl: Eve Risser – piano – Joris Rühl – clarinette
Le Sapt’sonore + Matthias Muche: Nicolas Chedmail, Philippe Bord, Olivier Germain – spats – Matthias Muche – trombone
///SAMEDI 13 – 20h00 – L’ATELIER POLONCEAU 18è arr.
OBLIQ: Pierre Borel – saxophone – Derek Shirley – contrebasse – Hannes Lingens – percussion
“Une saison en enfer” – Karl Naëgelen – composition – Julien Gaillard – récitant – Margherita Trefoloni – chant – Aurélie Saraf – harpe – Benoit Poly – percussion
Les Druides (orchestre à danser)
///DIMANCHE 14 – 16h00 – Z’AVANT GARDE 6è arr.
Geneviève Foccroulle – piano joue Anthony Braxton
“Souvenirs from Earth” Alan Silva – claviers – Noah Rosen – piano

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