Newsbits

David S. Ware is profiled on The Jazz Session.

Guillame Perret has a bunch of hard-driving jazz/fusion recordings on Myspace.

Mike Keneally is interviewed.

Alarm Press reviews the new album from the Chicago Odsense Ensemble.

The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival takes place later this month.

A Blog Supreme has a piece on Katherine Young covering Arthur Russell on bassoon.

Instant Jazz features the Clean Feed label.

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The Thirteenth Assembly To Tour Before Heading Back In The Studio

From Improvised Communications:

Two weeks from tonight, The Thirteenth Assembly will hit the road for a short tour before heading into the studio in early December to record the follow-up to its acclaimed debut, (un)sentimental (Important Records).

“Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, guitarist Mary Halvorson, violist Jessica Pavone and drummer Tomas Fujiwara are among the most exciting new jazz musicians to emerge on the New York scene,” writes the Wall Street Journal‘s Martin Johnson. “Each of these musicians is a masterly soloist, and they all are creating music that is delicate, complex and eclectic.”

Here’s the current tour itinerary:

11/30 :: Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC)
12/02 :: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AB)
12/03 :: Goose Hall (Tallahassee, FL)
12/05 :: Timucua White House (Orlando, FL)
12/07 :: The Windup Space (Baltimore, MD)

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Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

NINNI MORGIA CONTROL UNIT – Ninni Morgia Control Unit
JOHN DUNCAN – The Nazca Transmissions
YUI ONODERA & CELER – Generic City
KARL BÖSMANN – Euphoria Mitte
ERNESTO RODRIGUES / NEIL DAVIDSON / GUILHERME RODRIGUES / HERNÂNI FAUSTINO – Fower
THOLLEM / SCODANIBBIO – On Debussy’s Piano And…
SARAH WILSON – Trapeze Project

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

OirTrio – Kanata (Not Two Records, 2010) ****½
Free Jazz Quartet – Memories For The Future (Matchless, 2010) ****
Taylor Ho Bynum, John Hébert, Gerald Cleaver – Book Of Three (RogueArt, 2010) ****½
The Antripodean Collective – NTRPDN (Marchon, 2010) ****
Alexey Kruglov – Russian Metaphor (Leo Records, 2010) ****½

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Sonic Bed_Marfa at the ISSUE Project Room

R. Luke DuBois in front of the RCA Mark II Syn...
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From the ISSUE Project Room:

Brooklyn’s premier experimental performing arts space, presents new works as part of its ongoing Sonic Bed_Marfa sound installation. Featuring new works by a bimonthly rotating roster of contemporary composers, the upcoming schedule includes: DEC 2 – JAN 1 R. Luke DuBois; JAN 2-15 Stephan Moore; JAN 16-30 Suzanne Thorpe; FEB 1-14 Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat); FEB 15-28 Zach Layton; MAR 1-15 Bora Yoon; and MAR 16-31 Betsey Biggs.

Sonic Bed_Marfa, installed in the loft above ISSUE’s concert space, is a permanent installation of sound making furniture built for playback of multichannel, spatialized compositions. Designed by sound artist Kaffe Matthews, the bed is upholstered in bright yellow felt and capped in plexiglass and is designed to make music to feel rather than to just listen to. Everyone is welcome to visit the bed for free both before scheduled concerts and by appointment.

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