Dancing Wayang Releases

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From Dancing Wayang:

Mats Gustafsson – NEEDS!
NEEDS! is a duo as much as a solo effort featuring Gustafsson on either his favoured baritone or the unusual slide saxophone (a rare antique instrument) as well as on a small selection of live power electronics. For the first time, he combines both the acoustic sounds of his saxophones with the amplified sounds of electronic devices in the same audio body mixing them as overdubs as well as live improvisations. From gasping to rasping to tongue slapping, nothing smoothes over the up close physicality of conjuring sounds from the instruments. While Gustafsson’s acoustic playing is rich in dynamics with a sense of punctuation and spaces, some of his electronic concoctions are thick slices of condensed, compressed mass.

TSKTSKING is the first duo album by London-based double bassist John Edwards and US drummer extraordinaire Chris Corsano. The album was recorded at Eastcote Studios, London in December 2008. Limited to 500 copies it comes housed in hand screenprinted wrap-around sleeves. The accompanying insert features exclusive and humerous liner notes written by UK sax pioneer Evan Parker.

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New Insubordinations Releases

From the Insubordinations netlabel:

DIATRIBES & ABDUL MOIMEME complaintes de marée basse

After the trio with Phonotopy, but recorded a couple of month earlier, Diatribes proposes with Abdul Moimême a new electroacoustique oriented album, where the instrumentation distinction is lost to the benefit of a sounds ensemble strongly linked by skeazing ropes and under permanent tension. Some metalico-organics imporvisations develloping under harbour influence, superpostion of poetic evocations like an h! igh-tech nostalgia.

abdul moimême: two prepared guitars, metalic objects, springs, cymbals, metronome
d’incise: laptop, objects, various instruments, snare drums, bow, cymbals, gramophone
cyril bondi: drums, percussions, bow, cymbals, objects, small instruments

GUEZ TRIO Je suis celui qui je veux être

In 2007, Laurent Estoppey started to work around the words of French poet Christian Gabriel/le Guez Ricord (1948-1988). The meanings, sounds, rhythms, structures, and images of Guez Ricord’s words are the source of a totally free musical and vocal improvisational process.

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Coming to Ars Nova Workshop

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Wednesday, December 8, 8pm
Xavier Charles, clarinet + harmonica; Ivar Grydeland, prepared guitar + prepared banjo + sruti box; Christian Wallumrød, prepared piano + harmonium; and Ingar Zach, bass drum + percussion

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$12 General Admission

Inspired equally by John Cage, Morton Feldman, and the rich history of Dutch and European experimental music (from free jazz to contemporary classical to electro-acoustic improvisation), the Norwegian-French ensemble Dans les Arbres (“In the trees”) create breathtaking acoustic improvisations that emphasize texture and space. In addition to exploring new sonic possibilities with prepared instruments and extended techniques, the quartet integrate Eastern folk idioms to produce unique, sophisticated, and meditative tapestries of globalized sound. Collectively these four musicians have recorded with everyone from The Ex to Wilco’s Nels Cline to Jim O’Rourke to Jon Balke’s Magnetic North Orchestra. Join us for their US debut and ECM Records release celebration!

Read the ANW interview with Dan les Arbres’ Ingar Zach at http://arsnovaworkshop.org/


Sunday, December 12, 8pm
Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Marty Ehrlich, tenor saxophone; Dave Ballou, trumpet; Peter Madsen, piano; Mario Pavone, bass + compositions; and Gerald Cleaver, drums

International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
$12 General Admission

This exceptional ensemble will be performing their latest work, Arc Suite T/Pi T/Po, which was commissioned by Chamber Music America’s 2009 Jazz Works. The sextet debuted the compositions in early June, 2010 and Playscape Recordings will release them in November to celebrate Pavone’s 70th birthday. This is Pavone’s first Philadelphia performance in 15 years!

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Umbrella Music Through December 19

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 8 December 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Stein/Hoff/Rosaly
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Devin Hoff – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
11:00PM | NRG Ensemble
Mars Williams – woodwinds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello, trumpet
Kent Kessler – bass
Brian Sandstrom – bass, guitar
Steve Hunt – percussion
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Bob Weston plays Some Punk Rock Records

Thursday, 9 December 2010
10:00PM | Rempis/Rosaly Duo
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Frank Rosaly – drums

Sunday, 12 December 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Toby Summerfield Trio
Toby Summerfield – guitar
Others TBA
11:00PM | Matt Schneider Trio
Others TBA

Wednesday, 15 December 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Nick Mazzarella Trio
Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
Record Release Concert for Aviary on Thought To Sound Records
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Marc Riordan spins True Obsessions

Thursday, 16 December 2010
10:00PM | Hearts And Minds
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Paul Giallorenzo – piano
Frank Rosaly – drums

Sunday, 19 December 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Memorize the Sky
Matt Bauder – reeds
Aaron Seigel – drums
Zach Wallace – bass
11:00PM | Jeff Albert’s Instigation Quartet
Jeff Albert – trombone
Jeff Parker – guitar
Joshua Abrams – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums

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All About Jazz Reviews

Cover of "Bitches Brew"
Cover of Bitches Brew

From All About Jazz:

Dennis Gonzalez Yells at Eels
Cape of Storms (Ayler Records)

Miles Davis
Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collectors’ Edition (Sony-Legacy Music)

Multiple Artists
1970s Incus: old and new

Kirk Knuffke
Chew Your Food (No Business Records)

Zed Trio
Lost Transitions (Ayler Records)

The Dave Liebman Group
Turnaround: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Jazzwerkstatt – Germany)

Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly Featuring Roscoe Mitchell
Empathetic Parts (482 Music)

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