Jazz Listings From the New York Times

Billy Bang
Cover of Billy Bang

In NYTimes.com:

Gerald Cleaver Group (Friday) Jean Carla Rodea on vocals, Dave Ballou on trumpet, Andrew Bishop on reeds and Chris Lightcap on bass. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

The Group Re-done (Saturday) The Group, active in the mid-1980s, was an avant-garde concern featuring the trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah, the alto saxophonist Marion Brown and the violinist Billy Bang, along with a rhythm section anchored by the drummer Andrew Cyrille. Its revival here features all of the above except Mr. Brown, who died in October and to whom this concert is dedicated. Augmenting the original members are Bob Stewart on tuba and D. D. Jackson on keyboards. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at Jefferson Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn , (718) 398-1766, sistasplace.org; $20 with reservations, $25 at the door. (Chinen)

Angelica Sanchez / Jesse Stacken / Michael Bates (Thursday) Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue, Brooklyn , 295douglass.org; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

Ken Thomson and Slow/Fast (Friday) A multireedist with a high profile in new-music circles — as a leader of Gutbucket and the Asphalt Orchestra and a central figure in the Bang on a Can festival — Mr. Thomson has a new album, “It Would Be Easier If” (Intuition), that draws a bead on his own chamber-jazz compositions. At 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights , (718) 624-3770, musicatfirstsite.com; $10. (Chinen)

Nate Wooley Quintet (Wednesday) At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (347) 422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10 cover. (Chinen)

Enhanced by Zemanta

Eugene Chadbourne: the most original guitarist you never heard of

Eugene Chadbourne
Image by volume12 via Flickr

From the Jerusalem Post:

Nobody would mistake the 56-year-old balding, pudgy Chadbourne for a pop idol, or even a musician. But the highly unconventional American guitar improviser is indeed a master musician – maybe the most unique guitarist you never heard of – who for over 35 years has forged a singular style based on free form playing, avant-garde jazz, early rock & roll and rockabilly, country, and everything in between.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Rare Morton Feldman piece at Piano Spheres

Photograph of Morton Feldman in profile, with ...
Image via Wikipedia

From the Los Angeles Times:

Exactly 25 years and four weeks after its world premiere in Los Angeles, Morton Feldman’s Piano and String Quartet came home. It is a very slow piece, a very long piece and a very, very quiet piece. And like all late Feldman scores, every performance is a special event.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Model Citizen, Computer Ballads (CDR Cathedral Transmissions)
Chihei Hatakeyama, The River (Hibernate)
Andrew Chalk, Ghost of Nakhodka (Siren)
Matthew Atkins, Hiatus (CDR Minimal Resource Manipulation)

Enhanced by Zemanta

Muhal Richard Abrams Interview from 1990

Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009
Image via Wikipedia

Lament For A Straight Line reprints portions of a Muhal Richard Abrams interview from 20 years ago.

The pianist-composer is celebrating his 80th birthday with a romp at Roulette on Thursday night. He’ll use two discrete ensembles, one with drummer Adam Rudolph and electronics whiz Tom Hamilton, the other with reed player Marty Ehrlich and bassist Brad Jones. Abrams’ talents as a provocateur have made their mark since the mid-60s, when he raised the Association for the Advancement for Creative Musicians off the ground.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Upcoming Seattle Shows

Stuart Dempster
Cover of Stuart Dempster

From Wayward Music:

FRI. 12/3, 8 PM – Sunship, with Michael Monhart (sax), Stuart Dempster (trombone), David Revelli (drums), Andrew Luthringer (bass), Brian Heaney (guitar)

SAT. 12/4, 8 PM – pianist Robert Krupnik premiers a new piece by Daniel Lentz (who will be present), plus music by Osvaldo Golijov and Luciano Berio

MON. 12/6, 8 PM – New York saxophonist Chris Speed & Endangered Blood (with Trevor Dunn, Oscar Noriega, Jim Black) + Wayne Horvitz solo

FRI. 12/10 – Jesse Canterbury (clarinet) and his new group Crosstalk, with Tiffay Lin (piano), Brian Cobb (bass), and Paul Kikuchi (drums)

SAT. 12/11 – Rafael Anton Irisarri, new compositions for electronics, keyboards, and other things

THU. 12/16 – Monktail Creative Music Concern presents the second of three benefits for the Sounds Outside Festival, with Beth Fleenor, Gabriel Herbertson, Ken Jacobson, and David Milford

FRI. 12/17, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Julian Priester (trombone), with Dawn Clement (piano), Geoff Harper (bass), and Byron Vannoy (drums)

SAT. 12/18 – Three Duos: Ronin (Kenny Mandell & Don Berman, saxes, flutes, percussion) + Paul Kikuchi & Steve Barsotti (percussion, invented instruments) + Gregg Keplinger & Simon Hennaman (drums, guitar)

Enhanced by Zemanta