Roscoe Mitchell in Chicago this Weekend

saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano ...
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From the Chicago Reader:

This week’s Reader includes a Bill Meyer Critic’s Choice for Saturday afternoon’s concert by Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly, who’ll be joined for the occasion by reedist Roscoe Mitchell. The AACM veteran appears on the quintet’s new album, Empathetic Parts (482 Music), for which I wrote the liner notes, and he exerts a strong, simpatico presence. But on Far Side (ECM), a terrific new album with his long-running, ever-changing Note Factory project, Mitchell doesn’t employ this virtuoso mode—his playing is just as engaged, but he gears it more toward an ensemble approach.

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Glenn Branca Interview

Glenn Branca
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From NY Press:

Glenn Branca has been a fixture in the New York music scene since the 1970s, working with the likes of Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, and and composing—using guitars and almost anything loud he can get his hands on—pieces for a tremendous variety of ensembles.  Branca’s Symphony No. 15 “Running Through the World Like an Open Razor” (Music for Strange Orchestra) premieres Nov. 20 and 21 at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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Dusted Reviews

Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.
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From Dusted:

Artist: Henry Threadgill Zooid
Album: This Brings Us To, Vol. 2
Label: Pi Recordings

Artist: Cluster & Farnbauer
Album: Live in Vienna
Label: Important

Artist: Seaworthy + Matt Rösner
Album: Two Lakes
Label: 12k

Artist: Dave Douglas & Keystone
Album: Spark of Being
Label: Greenleaf

Artist: Richard Pinhas
Album: Metal/Crystal
Label: Cuneiform

Artist: Jon Mueller
Album: The Whole
Label: Type

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5 Expansive Wadada Leo Smith Recordings, Picked By Vijay Iyer

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From A Blog Supreme:

This Saturday, Nov. 20, Wadada Leo Smith brings his Golden Quartet to the Library of Congress’ Whittall Pavilion in Washington, D.C. We asked bandmate and pianist Vijay Iyer, whose recent Solo album is very much worth your time, to list his favorite Smith recordings, which span more than 30 years.

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