Jazz Listings from the New York Times

Billy Bang
Cover of Billy Bang

From NYTimes.com:

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (Friday and Saturday) At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)

Joe Fonda, Billy Bang, Barry Altschul (Sunday) At 8:30 p.m., Roulette at Location One, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo , (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $15, $10 for students and those under 30. (Chinen)

Mahavishnu Project (Wednesday) At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway, at 51st Street , (212) 582-2121, iridiumjazzclub.com; $25 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension (Saturday) At 8 p.m., Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan , (212) 840-2824, the-townhall-nyc.org; $35 to $65. (Chinen)

Paul Motian Septet (Tuesday through Thursday) At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village , (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25 cover and a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys (Tuesday) At 8 and 10 p.m., University of the Streets, Muhammad Salahuddeen Memorial Jazz Theater, 130 East Seventh Street, second floor, East Village , (212) 254-9300, universityofthestreets.org; $10. (Chinen)

Henry Threadgill With Zooid (Friday and Saturday) At 8:30 p.m., Roulette at Location One, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo , (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $20, students and those under 30, $15. (Chinen)

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A compilation of several CDs and EPs from dark ambient group Sophia is out on Cyclic Law.

Music Omi is accepting applications for its summer program. Some of the featured performers and musicians are Dominic Lash, Matana Roberts, and Fay Victor.

INSTAL 10 takes place this weekend in Glasgow.

In honor of Ennio Morricone’s 82nd birthday, Artvoice has gather a bunch of video clips including his music.

Eggheads and Headbangers: 'Bang on a Can' at Strathmore

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Express Night Out previewing tonights Baltimore show.

The avant-garde noisemakers of Bang on a Can make more beautiful music than their name suggests. Twenty-three years ago, the troupe got its start performing the music of minimalist composer Steve Reich, a rebel in the classical realm, known for out-there experiments with tape loops and modern jazz. And they’ll bring that spirit to Strathmore Hall Thursday.

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Faun Fables in Tucson

Tucson Weekly previews the latest release from Faun Fables, in anticipation of their show in that town tomorrow night.

The avant-garde art-rock of the Oakland, Calif.-based group Faun Fables might not at first seem to qualify as folk music in a contemporary sense, but it certainly addresses the concerns of being a human in a natural world, and the influences of music from a variety of cultural traditions.

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Turn Around Norman, Bird Fly Yellow, Feeler Guage in Baltimore on November 14

From Baltimore’s Out Of Your Head:

Sunday November 14 @ Windup Space
Turn Around Norman; Bird Fly Yellow; Feeler Guage
Doors at 8pm, Music at 9pm

Turn Around Norman (Baltimore) is Cam Collins-sax; JJ Wright-keyboards; Adam Hopkins-bass; Nathan Ellman-Bell-drums


Bird Fly Yellow is a martial swing band disguised as a free jazz group, and thus may be considered two-faced, hypocritical, villainous. The members of the group met at the New England Conservatory of Music and have been turning out raucous hits since the band’s inception in 2008. The group has performed its original pieces throughout the Northeast, combining robotic compositions with reckless improvisations. Bird Fly Yellow has also adapted pieces by classic avant-jazz gurus, including Julius Hemphill’s concept album, “Flat-Out Jump Suite” in its entirety as part of an Ars Nova Workshop performance in Philadelphia. The members of the group have performed with a number of notable avant-jazz musicians including Joe Morris, Kenny Wollesen, Joe Maneri, and Anthony Braxton.


Joe Moffett: trumpet
Dan Blacksberg: trombone
Matt Engle: bass
Dave Flaherty: drums


Feeler Guage- Dan Capecchi, drums, Matt Engle, bass, and Bryan Rogers, tenor saxophone- is three-fours of Shot x Shot, a Philadelphia compositional free-jazz group that has played with Tim Berne, Peter Brotzman, Keefe Jackson, Michael Bates, and others. They play original, improvised music that measures the gaps between compositional points.

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Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Anna Zaradny, Mauve Cycles (Musica Genera)
Josephine Foster, Graphic as a Star (Fire)
Starke, A Letter from Yesterday (Mü-Nest)
Bluetech, Love Songs to the Source (Interchill)
i8u, 29 Palms (CDR Dragon´s Eye Recordings)