Against it Records

Against it Records is a relatively new label that focuses on a variety of non-commercial music. Of particular interest are their releases Ralf Rabendorn’s Fragments of Life, Finkster’s Conscience, and Infinitus Ensemble’s Na, Poleon?

All of these recordings can be previewed via online samples.

Out Of Your Head Winter Schedule

Susan Alcorn
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From Baltimore’s Out Of Your Head:

Tues. Dec. 21: Eric Trudel-sax; Anthony Pirog-guitar; Chris Pumphrey-rhodes; Chad Hochberg-drums

Tues. Dec. 28: Ben Frock-trumpet; Brad Gunson-trombone; Kevin Gift-keyboards; Alan Munshower-drums

Tues. Jan. 4: SET ONE–Dana Jennsen-bassoon; David Smooke-toy piano; Erik Spangler-turntables, electronics
SET TWO–Dana Jennsen-bassoon; Eric Trudel-flute; Cam Collins-clarinet; John Dierker-bass clarinet; Liz Meredith-viola

Tues. Jan 11: Danny Gouker-trumpet; Peter Formanek-sax, guitar; Jon Birkholz-keyboards; Nathan Ellman-Bell-drums

Tues. Jan. 18: Colin Renick-reeds; Matt Frazao-guitar; Will Redman-drums

Tues. Jan. 25: Mike Cerri-trumpet; Dustin Carlson-guitar; Susan Alcorn-pedal steel guitar; Ethan Snyder-drums

Tues. Feb. 1: Derrick Michaels-sax; Savino Palumbo-piano; Zack Branch-cello; Zach Swanson-bass; Alan Munshower-drums

Tues. Feb. 8: Janel Leppin-cello; Michael Ronstadt-cello; Adam Hopkins-bass; Chad Hochberg-drums

Tues. Feb. 15: John Dierker-reeds; Matt Rynes-reeds; Jon Lipscomb-guitar; Mike Ross-drums

Tues. Feb. 22: Brent Madsen-trumpet; Chris Pumphrey-rhodes; Nathan Ellman-Bell-drums

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Upcoming New York Shows

Ken Filiano
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From the Vision Festival people:

EVOLVING MUSIC· EVOLVING VOICE
MONDAYS @ THE LOCAL 269
269 E Houston St, New York (corner of Suffolk St)
Regular = $10 per set / $15 for 2 sets / $20 all night
Students/Seniors = $7 per set / $12 for 2 / $17 all night

December 20 / December 27 / January 3
Town Hall RUCMA Meeting on January 4

December 20

· 7pm : JuJu Seahorse
“they bring new meaning and style to the merging of lyricism and music” – Bruce Mack
Paul Harding (spoken music) / Joe Ford (alto & soprano) / Hill Greene (bass) / Dave Ross (guitar)

· 8pm : ExPosed Blues Duo
“she stretches the definition of jazz vocals with Betty Carter, Hendrix and Sun Ra’s song-based cosmic poetry all in the mix” – Jazzwise
Fay Victor (voice) / Anders Nilson (guitar)

· 9pm : Stringful Souls
Brad Farberman (guitar) / Marco Cappelli (guitar)
Jason Kao Hwang (violin) / Daniel Levin (cello)
James Ilgenfritz (bass) / Francois Grillot (bass)

· 10pm : Pet Bottle Ningen
“The impressively free and flexible John Zorn protégé Nonoko Yoshida” – JazzTimes
Nonoko Yoshida (alto sax) / Dave Scanlon (guitar) / Dave Miller (drums)

December 27

· 7pm : Vocal Improv Session #7
“Nora McCarthy is a highly original singer, lyricist, composer, poet and educator” – JazzReview
Nora McCarthy (voice) / Andrea Wolper (voice)
Nicole Peyrafitte (voice) / Francois Grillot (Double Bass)

· 8pm : Jason Mears Group
“his compositions (…) bring us back to the dawn of free jazz ” – Time Out NY
Erika Dagnino (poetry) / Steve Dalachinsky (words)
Jason Mears (sax, cl) / Ken Filliano (bs) / Satoshi Takeishi (ds)

· 9pm : Grass Roots
“Their freedom can be delicate and meditative” – All About Jazz
Darius Jones (alto sax) / Alex Harding (bari sax)
Sean Conly (bass) / Chad Taylor (drums)

· 10pm : Steve Dalachinsky & Ken Filiano
“His words come out of him just like sounds wend their way through
the length of a hornpipe when it is blown” – JazzTimes
Steve Dalachinsky (poetry) / Ken Filiano (bass)

January 3

Celebrating a New Year
· 7pm – Patricia Nicholson & William Parker DUO
“demonstrating her depth of feeling in the unique face of each moment” – One Final Note
Patricia Nicholson (dance) / William Parker (bass)

· 8pm – Gerald Cleaver Group
“tasty embroidery of the groove” – All About Jazz
Gerald Cleaver (drums)

· 9pm – Rob Brown Ensemble
“…among the most talented and original alto players to take the stage…” – Option
Rob Brown (saxophone)

· 10pm – William Parker, Rob Brown & Gerald Cleaver TRIO “William Parker has few peers in contemporary music” – Pop Matters
William Parker (bass) / Rob Brown (sax) / Gerald Cleaver (drums)

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