In Charlotte, series whets appetite for avant-garde jazz


Experimental avant-garde jazz isn’t necessarily popular with mainstream audiences, but local musician Brent Bagwell (Great Architect, the Eastern Seaboard) says there’s a market for it in Charlotte.

His latest venture is a monthly Modern Music series at NoDa’s Dialect Design, which kicked off in October with Chicago Luzern Exchange, a collaboration between American and Swiss musicians. Trumpet and bassoon soloists Jacob Wick and Katherine Young will perform Wednesday. Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani ends the three-month series on Dec. 19. Great Architect will also perform at each event, and Bagwell hopes to book more shows there in 2011.

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Preview: Wadada Leo Smith brings world premiere of jazz suite

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From the St. Louis Beacon:

This Saturday, Nov. 13, Smith will lead his group, the Golden Quartet, in a New Music Circle concert that will feature world premiere performances of the “Ten Freedom Summers” suite at 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity, in University City.

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DMG Newsletter November 12th, 2010

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From DMG:

Gigi & Material! Roscoe Mitchell & Note Factory! Ray Anderson/Marty Ehrlich QT! Dreamtime + Nick Evans/Keith Tippett & Paul Dunmall 2CD+DVD! Howard Riley: Monk & Ellington! Tony Malaby Tamarindo Live with Leo Smith!

Ken Filiano/Michael Attias/Tony Malaby! Universal QT with Yusef Lateef/Adam Rudolph/Kresten Osgood! Ben Neill! The Ex! George Lewis/Vinny Golia/Bertram Turetzky! Scanner/Matt Shipp/Khan Jamal! Nils Petter Molvaer! Matt Bauder/Nate Wooley/Angelica Snachez! DJ Spooky & Thurston Moore!

Gerald Cleaver/Andrew Bishop/Tony Malaby/Mat Maneri/Craig Taborn/Drew Gress! Ricardo Gallo/Ray Anderson/Mark Helias! Gary Husband with John McLaughlin/Alan Holdsworth/Steve Hackett! Trey Gunn! A Big Merzbow Box! 50 Years of African Music 18 CD Box Set! Rare Avant-Jazz Gems from Movie Gold!

[if the duck were to come down from the ceiling, this week’s secret password would be ‘Malaby’!)


Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, November 14th at 6pm:
KIRK KNUFFKE & KENNY WOLLESEN! Great New Trumpet & Drums Duo!

Sunday, November 21st – Double Header:
6pm: ANNETTE GUH Featuring: EVAN GALLAGHER on Keyboards & ANDERS NILSSON on Guitar!
7pm: DAVID BOYKIN EXPANSE – Chicago’s finest!

Sunday, November 28th – NO INSTORE SHOW during JazzWerkStatt Festival

Sunday, December 5th – Rare Triple-header featuring at:
8pm: MICHAEL THIEKE – Solo Clarinetist from the International Nothing (Berlin)

Sunday, December 12th at 6pm:
BEN GERSTEIN & GARTH STEVENSON! Smokin’ Trombone & Bass Duo!

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Henry Threadgill in NY Reviewed

Henry Threadgill
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Henry Threadgill played a long new work on Thursday at Roulette for the first of his three nights there. It was called “In Frontispiece,” written for his semi-jazz band Zooid with the Flux String Quartet, and it was messy on the ears.

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