Jazz veterans get together in 'new' trio Ballister

Ken Vandermark & Paal Nilssen-Love
Image by Seth Tisue via Flickr

From LexGo.com, an interview to preview Rempis, Lonberg-Holm, and Nilssen-Love in Lexington:

Members of the trio — saxophonist Dave Rempis, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love — are musical brethren who have played in the same bands or on the same concert bills with one another for years. It’s just that it took a stateside visit by Nilssen-Love during spring 2009 to bring these jazz thrill-seekers together in a single group.

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Darmstadt “Classics of the Avant-Garde”: Dec. 1–4 at the ISSUE Project Room

Luciano Berio
Cover of Luciano Berio

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

Darmstadt “Classics of the Avant Garde” presents its third annual week of Essential Repertoire at ISSUE Project Room, an adoration and exploration of the experimental tradition in classical music, named “one of the most significant presentations of the season” by Time Out New York.

Featuring Luciano Berio’s first ten Sequenzas (12/1, various soloists); Stockhausen’s Gesang der Jünglinge, Kontakte, and Mikrophonie (12/2, iKtus Percussion Quartet + Guests); Christian Wolff’s, For 1, 2 or 3 People, Petr Kotik’s Kontrabandt, and John Cage’s Concert for Piano & Orchestra (12/3, S.E.M. Ensemble); and Tom Johnson’s An Hour for Piano with the “Knee Plays” from Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach (12/4, soloists Joseph Kubera & Mary Rowell).

Wednesday, December 1

Luciano Berio: Sequenzas I – X (1958 – 1984)

Claire Chase (flute), Shelley Burgon (harp), Daisy Press (voice), Stephen Gosling (piano), Chris McIntyre (trombone) John Pickford Richards (viola), James Austin Smith (oboe), Jennifer Choi (violin), Joshua Rubin (clarinet), Gareth Flowers (trumpet)

Thursday, December 2

Karlheinz Stockhausen:
Gesang der Jünglinge (1955-56)
Four-channel version prepared by the Computer Music Center, Columbia University

Kontakte (1958-60)
Denise Fillion (piano), Chris Graham (percussion), Levy Lorenzo (electronics)

Mikrophonie (1964-65)
Iktus Percussion Quartet with Levy Lorenzo and Elad Shniderman (electronics) (Pre-concert lecture by Stockhausen on his approach to electronic music, recorded 1960.)
Special Thanks to Terry Pender and the Computer Music Center, Columbia University

Friday, December 3

John Cage: Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1958)

Christian Wolff: For 1, 2, or 3 People (1964)

Petr Kotik: Kontrabandt (1967)

Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, Petr Kotik director: Joseph Kubera, Chris Nappi, Pauline Kim, Dan Peck, William Lang, Greg Hesselink, & G. Douglas Barrett

Saturday, December 4

Tom Johnson: An Hour For Piano (1971)
Joseph Kubera (piano)

Philip Glass: Knee Plays from Einstein on the Beach (1976)
Mary Rowell (violin, arrangement), Geoff Burleson and Joseph Kubera (organs), Eve Beglarian and Ekmeles vocal ensemble, Jeffrey Gavett, director (voices)

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DMG Newsletter November 19th, 2010

John Zorn
Cover of John Zorn

From DMG:

New Discs from:

John Zorn! Fred Frith! Matthew Welch! MMW Stone Benefit CD! Yagi Michiyo & Elliott Sharp! Three from Mikel Rouse! The Dreamers Picture Disc LP! Dunmall/Gibbs/Levin! Atmospheres Without Oxygen! Pat Thomas Orchestra! Scorch Trio LP! Riccardo Gallo! King Crimson Islands and Wake Of Poseidon 2-Disc sets! Kawabata Mokoto LP! Five from Neos! Faun Fables! Giant Sand! Dieter Moebius! Group Doueh! David First’s Notekillers!


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

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

Sunday, November 28th – No In-Store –
Please Check Out the 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!

Sunday, December 19th at 6pm:

December 26th & January 2nd – Happy Holidays! No In-Store

Friday, January 7th at 6pm:

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Glenn Branca’s New Symphony at Poisson Rouge

Glenn Branca performance
Image by louisemakesstuff via Flickr

A review from NYTimes.com:

His symphony No. 15 for 12 musicians, performed for the first time on Saturday night at Le Poisson Rouge and subtitled “Running Through the World Like an Open Razor,” ran about two-thirds along familiar lines and one-third off the wall. It signaled a difference from the start; as it moved along, it grew weirdly wide, showing a completely different side of his musical imagination…

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All About Jazz Reviews

Gary Peacock
Cover of Gary Peacock

From All About Jazz:

Nicole Mitchell‘s Sonic Projections
Emerald Hills (Rogue Art)

Jon Irabagon
Foxy (Hot Cup Records)

Harris Eisenstadt
Woodblock Prints (No Business Records)

Nels Cline
Dirty Baby (Cryptogramophone)

Conference Call
What About…? (Not Two Records)

Vienna Art Orchestra
The Minimalism of Erik Satie (Hatology)

Albert Beger Electroacoustic Band
Peacemaker (Anova Music)

Puttin On The Ritz
White Light White Heat (Hot Cup Records)

Multiple Artists
Hatology’s Big Band Big Bang

Riviere Composers’ Pool
Riviere Composers’ Pool: Summer Works 2009 (Emanem)

Paul Bley / Franz Koglmann / Gary Peacock
Annette (Hatology)

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