From GRAMMY.com, Argue and Holland get the nod for big band, and Iyer for piano.
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)
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.
- Mary Halvorson’s Saturn Sings Makes NPR’s Top 10 Jazz + 50 Favorites Of 2010 Lists (improvisedcommunications.com)
- SIKTH Guitarist Plans On Melting Your Face All Over Again (metalinjection.net)
- Earshot: Eugene Chadbourne + MURAL (waywardmusic.blogspot.com)
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.
- You: Music review: Rare Morton Feldman piece at Piano Spheres (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Morton Feldman: ‘Untitled composition for cello and piano’ (1981) (netnewmusic.net)
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)
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.
- Jazz Listings (nytimes.com)
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)
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)