AMN Picks of the Week

Lucian Ban at Jazzy Spring 2007 Hierogliphycs ...
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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.

Guillaume Perret / The Electric Epic – Guillaume Perret & The Electric Epic (2010)
Gebhard Ullmann / Steve Swell 4 – News? No News! (2010)
The Usaisamonster – RIP (2010)
Lucian Ban / John Hebert – Enesco Reimagined (2010)
Dave Liebman – Turnaround (2010)
Joxfield ProjeX and Guests – Abstract Numbers (2010)
Joxfield ProjeX and Guests – Concrete Letters (2010)

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Upcoming New York Shows

Drummer Tom Rainey perforrming live in concert...
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From the Vision Festival people:

EVOLVING MUSIC · EVOLVING VOICE
MONDAYS @ THE LOCAL 269
269 E Houston St, New York (corner of Suffolk St)
Regular = $10 per set / $15 for 2 sets / $20 for the night
Students/Seniors = $7 per set / $12 for 2 / $17 all night
RUCMA = $5 per set / $10 for 2 / $15 all night

November 22

Kenny Wessel

· 7pm : urBan-COO
Maryanne DeProphetis (voice, words)
Landon Knoblock (keyboard)
Ron Horton (trumpet)

· 8pm : Dafna Naphtali
Dafna Naphtali (voice, live sound processing, electronics)
Shayna Dulberger (bass) / Andrew Drury (drums, percussion)
Ras Moshe (sax, flute)

· 9pm : John Hebert Trio
John Hebert (bass) / Tom Rainey (drums)
Steve Lehman (alto sax)

· 10pm : Kenny Wessel Quartet
Lisa Parott (sax) / Kenny Wessel (guitar)
Matt Pavolka (bass) / Russ Meissner (drums)

November 29

Ken Filiano

· 7pm : Vocal Improve Session #6
Geraldine Eguiluz (voice)
Kyoko Kitamura (voice)
Satoshi Takeshi (percussions)

· 8pm : Geraldine Eguiluz Albedo – SOLO
Geraldine Eguiliuz (voice)

· 9pm : Quantum Entanglements
Ken Filiano (bass) / Tony Malaby (tenor & soprano sax)
Michael Attias (alto & baritone sax) / Michael T.A Thomas (ds)

· 10pm : Michael Attias & Satoshi Takeishi Duo
Michael Attias (sax)
Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

December 6

William Hooker

· 7pm : Felice Rosser’s FAITH

· 8pm : Sara Serpa Group
Andre Matos (guitar) / Ben Street (bass)
Adam Cruz (drums) / Sara Serpa (voice)

· 9pm : William Hooker Quartet
Chris DiMeglio (trumpet) / Dave Ross (guitar)
Adam Lane (bass) / William Hooker (drums)

· 10pm : James Ilgenfritz Band
James Ilgenfritz (bass) / Nate Wooley (trumpet)
Josh Sinton (baritone sax & bass clarinet)
Chris Welcome (gtr) / Ryan Blotnick (guitar) / Jeff Davis (ds)

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Elliott Sharp Interview

Elliott Sharp live at Saalfelden 2009
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From Ten Thousand Hours:

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Elliott Sharp discusses recent projects that represent the latest developments in the disparate threads that run through his decades-long career, from solo performance to avant-techno to lush film scores. Sharp is most known in the United States as an innovative maverick guitarist, though as a composer he has been experimenting for decades with graphic notation and unusual improvisational structures, often taking inspiration from Benoît Mandelbrot’sbook on fractal geometry, as well as flexagons and other mathematical or geometrical constructs. Excerpts from recent releases illustrate some of his theories, including the CDs Octal 2, Abstraction Distraction, and The Spectropia Suite, Sharp’s soundtrack for Toni Dove‘s interactive multimedia project titled Spectropia.

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