Nels Cline on Tour in January and February

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From Nels Cline:

Stained Radiance:

01/07 Fairfield, CT | Fairfield Theater Company : Stage One l 7:30PM
(one hour from NYC via Metro North)

01/08 NYC | Winter Jazzfest

01/09 Freehold, NJ | Concerts In The Studio l 5PM

The Nels Cline Singers with Yuka C. Honda:

01/29 Seattle, WA | Is That Jazz? Festival

01/30 Portland, OR | Doug Fir Lounge

02/02 Arcata, CA | Arcata Playhouse

02/03 San Francisco, CA | The Independent

02/04 Santa Cruz, CA | Don Quixote’s International Music Hall

02/05 Los Angeles, CA | Getty Center (Harold M. Williams Auditorium)

Celestial Septet:

02/22 Philadelphia, PA | The International House (produced by Ars Nova)

02/24 Amherst, MA | University of Mass. Bowker Auditorium (produced by Magic Triangle Series)

02/25 Boston, MA | ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art)

02/26 NYC | Le Poisson Rouge

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up (Saturday) Mr. Fujiwara, a sharp and versatile drummer, recently released his debut as a leader, “Actionspeak” (482), from which he draws here at 8:30 p.m. with partners like the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the tenor saxophonist Brian Settles. Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue ,; $10 suggested donation (Nate Chinen)

Mostly Other People Do the Killing (Sunday) Led by the bassist Moppa Elliott, this impudent but wickedly proficient free-bop quartet draws from several strong albums on the Hot Cup label, most recently “Forty Fort.” At 8 p.m., University of the Streets, 130 East Seventh Street, second floor, East Village , (212) 254-9300,; $10 (Nate Chinen)

The New Mellow Edwards (Tuesday) The trombonist Curtis Hasselbring leads this rough-and-tumble band, the lineup includes Chris Speed on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Trevor Dunn on bass and John Hollenbeck on drums. At 8 p.m. University of the Streets, 130 East Seventh Street, second floor, East Village , (212) 254-9300,; $10 (Nate Chinen)

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REDCAT Announces 2011 Season

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From selected shows coming to LA’s REDCAT:

Jan 28-30 | CEAIT Festival: Iannis Xenakis: Now and Tomorrow
Celebrating the way Iannis Xenakis forged new paths of hearing and seeing, three scintillating concerts feature new pieces by composers inspired by the legendary pioneer of music and architecture along with many of the artist’s own acoustic and multi-channel electronic works.

February 3-5 | George Herms: The Artist’s Life
Known as one of the founders of California assemblage and an influential figure of the Beat generation, George Herms premieres a new free jazz opera that features large-scale sculptural instruments, live and recorded video and a seven-piece orchestra led by jazz legend Bobby Bradford.

February 7 | Mark Dresser Trio
Double bassist Mark Dresser Trio is joined “hyperpianist” Denman Maroney and flautist Matthias Ziegler to push their shared artistic obsessions to even greater depths, making use of unconventional amplification and extended techniques to explore new worlds of sound and intuitive collaboration.

February 15 | Kasper Toeplitz and Myriam Gourfink: Breathing Monster
Polish/French composer and electric bass player Kasper Toeplitz teams with dancer and choreographer Myriam Gourfink to create an evening of abstracted, hypnotic movement and sound that explores the frontiers between pitch, noise, oscillations and stillness.

March 7 | John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
Acclaimed for its rich, panoramic orchestral textures that retain the power of its members’ individual voices, Hollenbeck’s twenty-piece ensemble performs a daring mix of pure, heart-on-sleeve lyricism and robust rhythmic propulsion expressing emotions well beyond swing-era clich¬és.

March 24 | Emanuele Arciuli
An evening with Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli featuring the monumental Concord Sonata by Charles Ives, paired with James Tenney’s meditation on the sonata, as well as works by Native American composers Barbara Croall and Raven Chacon.

April 10 | California E.A.R. Unit
Visually, theatrically and electrically charged compositions form the latest evening from Los Angeles’ adventurous new music ensemble, highlighting composers Miguel Azguime, Chris Tonkin, David Dvorin and Shaun Naidoo.

April 14-17 | David J: Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick)
Part delirious one-woman show, part avant-garde rock concert, this production written and directed by David J, co-founder of the seminal goth bands Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, finds new mythic dimensions in the rise and eventual drug and vodka-fueled crash of Andy Warhol muse Edie.

May 9 | Gutbucket Chamber Orchestra
The twelve-year-old Brooklyn-based quartet pushes composer-driven, art-rock-tainted chamber jazz into new terrain and boldly proclaims its voice. Gutbucket’s West Coast debut celebrates their most recent recording Flock.

May 15-17 | Sofia Gubaidulina
Four programs present a kaleidoscopic view of the career of one of the great living composers, Sofia Gubaidulina. Now in her 79th year, Gubaidulina makes a rare U.S. appearance to share an intensity unrivaled in today’s contemporary music scene.

June 10-11 | Partch
Under the direction of John Schneider, The Harry Partch Ensemble and an amazing array of custom-built instruments return to REDCAT”s stage for a concert and film screening that celebrates the inimitable music of American composer Harry Partch.

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