April at Cafe OTO

Cropped version, showing just Shugo Tokumaru.
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From London’s Cafe OTO:

WILLIAM TYLER + MICHAEL CHAPMAN
Saturday 2 April ’11
£8 adv / £10 on the door

Fantastic double bill featuring two unparalleled guitar voyagers, separated in age by some decades but united by their respective new and jaw-dropping releases on the esteemed Tompkins Square label.

THE LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
Sunday 3 April ’11
£6 / £4 concs on the door only

Regular meeting of The London Improvisers Orchestra. The LIO draws on London’s rich pool of improvising musicians and is part of a long and varied heritage that stretches back to the free-jazz big bands of Chris McGregor and Mike Westbrook, the intuitive ensembles of John Stevens and purely improvising groups such as the Continuous Music Ensemble.

BADLAND
(SIMON ROSE / SIMON FELL / STEVE NOBLE)
Monday 4 April ’11
£6 adv / £7 on the door

Reunion tour of this exhilarating free music trio, exploring the outer reaches of liminal intensity whilst avoiding the traps of the standard sax/bass/drums trio format.

ALEXANDER HAWKINS ENSEMBLE
Tuesday 5 April ’11
£6 adv / £7 on the door

Since it’s first concerts in 2007, the Alexander Hawkins Ensemble has been one of the most creative jazz ensembles on the scene. This gig will be the debut of a new line-up adding BBC New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings (bass clarinet) and the world class tuba and drums of Oren Marshall and Mark Sanders. They join original members Otto Fischer, Hannah Marshall and Orphy Robinson in an ensemble that exploits its highly unusual instrumentation to explore structural boundaries and the intersections of compositions and improvisation.

SHUGO TOKUMARU
Wednesday 6 april ’11
£8.50 adv / £10 on the door

Shugo Tokumaru presents his sweet and eccentric lo-fi indie pop songs backed by a full band.

THE WIRE SALON: THE SOUNDS OF NEW ATLANTIS: DAPHNE ORAM, RADIOPHONICS AND THE DRAWN SOUND TECHNIQUE
Thursday 7 April 2011
£4 entry (no pre-sales)

LIBRARY TAPES + WILD DOGS IN WINTER + THE CLOCKS SOMETIME, SOFT
Friday 8 April ’11
£6 adv / £8 on the door

Gravid Hands presents an evening of pastoral melody headed up by David Wenngren’s Library Tapes project. Library Tapes music consists of plaintive piano and guitar melodies, arranged over field recordings and pastel drones to create deeply private, pastoral soundscapes which are often stripped back to the point of austerity. He’s joined by Wild Dogs in Winter’s crumbling lo-fi electronica and the muted tones of The Clocks Sometime, Soft.

KEIJI HAINO : TWO-DAY RESIDENCY
Saturday 9 April ’11 • w/ Voltigeurs
Sunday 10 April ’11 • w/ Peter Brötzmann

Miles of Smiles present a totally SOLD OUT pair of super-rare London shows by legendary Tokyo noise musician Keiji Haino. Haino’s 30-year career has encompassed a dizzying range of approaches from wild, guitar-led ensemble rock and near-Neolithic drumming to live electronics and solo gamelan. Saturday 9th April will see him joined by Matthew Bower’s Voltigeurs, whilst German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann will duet on Sunday 10th.

SO IT GOES :
A TRIBUTE TO KURT VONNEGUT
Monday 11 April ’11
£6 adv / £8 on the door

Transient Constellations presents an evening of original work inspired by the writing and ideas of the author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cats Cradle, Player Piano, Welcome To The Monkeyhouse and Timequake, among others. Line-up includes performances/artwork from: Loopool, Ádám Bogar, Iola Kerr, Jon Owen, Connie Hart, Burning Zoo, Guy Harries, Marbles, Dylan Sparrow and Asteroid 25399 Vonnegut.

A must for Vonnegut fans and those yet to discover the work of this enigmatic and influential author.

SHOJI HANO : TWO-DAY RESIDENCY
Tuesday 12 April ’11
£8 adv / £10 on the door
w/ Paul Dunmall / John Edwards

Wednesday 13 April ’11
£8 adv / £10 on the door
w/ Alex Ward / Pat Thomas

CHRISTOPH HEEMANN
MAYA DUNIETZ PLAYS ALVIN LUCIER
OREN AMBARCHI / JOE TALIA (DUO)
Thursday 14 April 2011
£8 advance / £10 on the door

KOMMISSAR HJULER & MAMA BÄR + NINNI MORGIA CONTROL UNIT + SHARON GAL + CHORA
Friday 15 April ’11
£5 / £4 concs on the door only

Haimenfeldman presents an evening of untold weirdness with the debut London performance from dadaesque Kommissar Hjuler & Mama Bär, the psych guitar deconstructions of Ninni Morgia Control Unit, improvising vocalist Sharon Gal and South London via Sheffield’s junk gamelan ensemble Chora.

STEFFEN BASHO-JUNGHANS +
NICK JONAH DAVIS
Saturday 16 April ’11
£7 adv / £8 on the door

An evening of post-takoma guitar with German six-string expressionist Steffen Basho-Junghans returning to OTO and Nottingham’s Nick Jonah Davis championing his new LP ‘Of Time & Tides’

JOHN BUTCHER / JOHN EDWARDS / TONY MARSH (TRIO)
Sunday 17 April ’11
£6 adv / £7 on the door

Having performed recently as part of a quartet led by NYC guitarist Elliott Sharp, Butcher (saxophones), Edwards (contrabass) and Marsh (full percussion) return to OTO as a trio, taking the music into strange and beautiful places, with a combination of incredible technique and unmatched eloquence.

PETER BRÖTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET

Monday 18 April ’11
+ Joe McPhee Survival Unit / Holmlander solo
£18 / £20 on the door

Tuesday 19 April ’11
+ The Brass4TET / Lonberg-Holm solo
£18 / £20 on the door

Wednesday 20 April ’11
+ Sonore / Kessler solo
£18 / £20 on the door

£50 three day pass

THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF CROWS : GRUBBY MITTS + JOHNNY PARRY, AN EVENING COMMEMORATING DAN COX
Thursday 21 April ’11
£6 advance tickets

The Grubby Mitts are a 5-piece band from Bedfordshire, fronted by visual artist Andy Holden, they combine loping percussion with fragments of half-remembered melody.

HIT & RUN #2 :
DANIEL HIGGS + MAYA DUNIETZ + ASSAF TALMUDI

Friday 22 April ’11
£7 adv / £8 on the door

Sunday 24 April ’11
£7 adv / £8 on the door

HIT & RUN #3 : THE REBEL + PERPETUUM DISCO
Saturday 23 APRIL ’11
£7 adv / £8 on the door

THE WORKSHOP SERIES
Monday 25 April ’11
£5/£4 concs on the door only

Monthly concert of experimental improvised music with participants drawn from Eddie Prévost’s weekly workshop. This month’s musicians are Tom Soloveitzik (tenor saxophone), Tim Yates (objects), Benedict Taylor (viola), Gerry Gold (trumpet), Matthew Waters (electric guitar), Philip Clark (piano), Jerry Wigens (clarinet), Vicky Steiri (cello), Luciana Bass (electric guitar).

HIT & RUN #4 :
THE WELL PAMPERED KLAVIER – STEVE BERESFORD / TANIA CHEN / VERYAN WESTON / MAYA DUNIETZ
Wednesday 27 April ’11
£6 adv / £7 on the door

FRED FRITH: TWO DAY RESIDENCY
Thursday 28 April ’11
£10 advance / £12 on the door
w/ Roger Turner, John Butcher & Hannah Marshall

Friday 29 April ’11
£10 advance / £12 on the door
w/ Evan Parker and Annie Lewandowski

£18 two day pass

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Upcoming New York Shows

From the Vision Festival peeps:

EVOLVING MUSIC · EVOLVING VOICE

Mondays at 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

April 4

Celebrating our last night at the Local 269

· 7pm Jason Stein Quartet

Matt Pavolka (bass) / Mike Pride (drums)
Jason Stein (bass clarinet)
Andrew D’Angelo (alto sax, bass clarinet)

· 8pm Ras Moshe Quintet
Ras Moshe (sax) / Kyoko Kitamura (voice)
Andrew Drury (drums) / Shayna Dulberger (bass)
Anders Nilsson (guitar)

· 9pm Juan Pablo Carletti Trio
Michael Attias (baritone sax) / Daniel Levin (cello)
Juan Pablo Carletti (percussion)

· 10pm Haim Peskoff Group
Ben Syversen (trumpet) / Yoni Kretzmer (tenor)
Pascal Niggenkemper (bass) / Haim Peskoff (drums)

April 11

Opening night at Clemente Soto Velez

· 7pm Fay Victor & Dominic Lash
Fay Victor (voice) / Dominic Lash (contrabass, bass guitar)

· 8pm Jay Clayton & Theo Bleckmann
Jay Clayton (voice) / Theo Bleckmann (voice)

· 9pm Charles Gayle’s Forgiveness
Charles Gayle (tenor sax) / Francois Grillot (bass)
Michael Wimberly (drums)

· 10pm Arts for Artestra
Charles Gayle (tenor sax, conduction)
Matt Lavelle (trumpet, bass clarinet) / Chris DiMeglio (trumpet)
Ras Moshe (tenor sax) / Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax)
Dave Sewelson (baritone sax) / Sarah Bernstein (violin) / James Keepnews (guitr) / Brad Farberman (guitr)
James Ilgenfritz (bass) / Francois Grillot (bass) / Michael Wimberly (drums) / Mike Pride (drums)

April 18

Ethnic Stew and Brews with Roy Campbell

· 7pm Chemistry Set
Daniel Carter (alto & tenor sax, trumpet, flute)
James Keepnews (acoustic guitar)
Rebecca Schmoyer (nylon-string guitar)

A trio unstuck in genre, radically recombinant, discovering new questions to old answers, collectivizing individual acuity and soul imperative through eclectically rigorous harmolodic invention.

· 8.30pm Pyramid Trio
Roy Campbell (trumpet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, recorder, percussion, misc instrument)
William Parker (bass) / Zen Marsuura (drums)

A very special performance by the original Pyramid Trio, playing compositional improvisations combined with world music.

· 10pm Downtown Horns
Roy Campbell (trumpet, flugelhorn, flutes)
Daniel Carter (sax, trumpet, flute, violin)
Sabir Mateen (sax, clarinet, flute, piccolo)

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Claudia Quintet on Tour

Via John Hollenbeck:

APRIL 2 JAZZHOUSE 9:00pm Copenhagen/DENMARK http://www.jazzhouse.dk
APRIL 3 WABE 8:00pm Berlin/GERMANY http://www.wabe-berlin.de
APRIL 5 AMR Jazz Festival 8:30pm Geneva/SWITZERLAND http://www.amr-geneve.ch
APRIL 7 JAZZKANTINE 8:30pm Luzern/SWITZERLAND http://www.jsl.ch/kantine.htm
APRIL 8 LANTAREN VENSTER 8:30pm Rotterdam/NETHERLANDS http://www.lantarenvenster.nl
APRIL 9 BIMHUIS 8:30pm Amsterdam/NETHERLANDS http://www.bimhuis.nl

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Monsieur Délire Reviews

From Monsieur Délire:

ÉRIC NORMAND & BENT SPOON DUO / Circuitry (Bug Incision Records)
TREMBLING BELLS / The Constant Pageant (Honest Jon’s Records – merci à/thanks to Forced Exposure)
PITOM / Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes (Tzadik – merci à/thanks to Braithwaite & Katz)
FLOH DE COLOGNE / Fließbandbabys Beat-Show (Westpark)
MCCORMICK PERCUSSION GROUP / The Music of Gui Sook Lee (Ravello)
RICK FRYSTAK / Blue Light Vista (InTone Music)
DE NAZATEN & JAMES CARTER / For Now (ind.)
BORIS SAVOLDELLI / Biocosmopolitan (Moonjune Records)
COPERNICUS / Cipher and Decipher (Moonjune Records)
MARBIN / Breaking the Cycle (Moonjune Records)
THIERRY PAYSSAN / Dans la maison vide (Musea)
LA THÉORIE DES CORDES / Premières vibrations (Musea Parallèle)
JASON KAHN / Beautiful Ghost Wave (Herbal International)
MORTON FELDMAN / Triadic Memories [2010 Version] (Sub Rosa – merci à/thanks to Forced Exposure)
NOVI_SAD / Inhumane Humans (Sub Rosa – merci à/thanks to Forced Exposure)
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR / A Grounding in Numbers (Esoteric)
PETER HAMMILL / Roaring Forties (Fie! Records)
CYCLO. / ID (Raster-Noton – merci à/thanks to Forced Exposure)
ANGÉLICA CASTELLÓ / Bestiario (Mosz – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
ANNE-JAMES CHATON & ANDY MOOR / Transfer/1: Departures (Unsounds – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)

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DMG Newsletter April 1st, 2011

Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010
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From DMG:

John Zorn‘s ‘Nova Express’! Muhal Richard Abrams Duos with Fred Anderson & George Lewis! Joe McPhee Survival Unit III! John Escreet with Dave Binney & Ambrose Akinmusire!

Tatsuya Nakatani CDs: with Dr. Chadbourne, Michel Doneda & Kaoru Watanabe! Acid Mother Temple! A Dozen from Innova! John Cage! Krzysztof Penderecki! Rarities from Tony Levin‘s ‘Rare Music’ label! Wolfgang Dauner! Michael Hurley!

New Van Der Graaf Generator studio album!

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DMG 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

Sunday, May 29th from 9pm til 1am
at Bowery Poetry Club!

Louis Belogenis, Shanir Blumenkranz, Weasel Walter, Peter Evans, Sam Pluta, Burnt Sugar & Special Guests!

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The DMG Free-In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, April 3rd Double Header:
6pm: NICO SOFFIATO – Guitar / NICK VIDEEN – Alto Sax / GIACOMO MEREGA – El. Bass / ZACH MANGAN – Drums
7pm: THE CHIVES with STEVEN LUGERNER – Reeds, MATTHEW WOHL – Bass & MAX JAFFE – Percussion!

Sunday, April 10th Double-Header:
6pm: RAS MOSHE & THE MUSIC NOW ENSEMBLE Featuring:
KYOKO KITAMURA/SHAYNA DULBERGER/ANDREW DRURY & RAS MOSHE!
7pm: From Brussels OLIVIER STALON – Electric Bass & PABLO MASIS – Trumpet!

Sunday, April 17th Double-Header:
6pm: DANIEL CARTER & PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER!
Legendary multi-winds player & new acoustic bass wiz!
7pm: GL DIANA – Electronics & BEN GERSTEIN – Trombone!

Sunday, May 1st Double-Header:
6pm: JACQUES DEMIERRE & VINCENT BARRAS – Sound Poetry!
7pm: SEUNGMIN CHA – Daegeum (Korean flute) Solo

Sunday, May 8th – Two Sets Featuring:
6pm – TEUN VERBRUGGEN – Solo Drums & Electronics from Belgium!
7pm – ANDY HAAS / WILL McEVOY / DAVID GOULD – Amazing Sax/Bass/Drums Trio!

Sunday, May 15th Double-Header:
6pm: TRIO CAVEAT Featuring: STEVE SWELL / JAMES ILGENFRITZ / JAY ROSEN!
7pm: PINKBROWN – Featuring: XANDER NAYLOR – Guitar / JOHAN ANDERSSON – Saxes & MAX JAFFE – Drums!

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