AMN Picks of the Week

Anthony Braxton
Cover of Anthony Braxton

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Anthony Braxton – Three Orchestras (GTM) 1998 (2011)
Lukas Ligeti – Pattern Time (2011)
Matthew Shipp – Art Of The Improviser (2011)
Paintings for Animals – Whale Hunter (EP) (2011)
Paintings for Animals – Kristeater (2011)
Van der Graaf Generator – A Grounding in Numbers (2011)

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Trevor Dunn live at Saalfelden 2009
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From Free Jazz:

Mostly Other People Do The Kiling – The Coimbra Concert (Clean Feed, 2011) ****
Other Dimensions In Music – Kaiso Stories (Silkheart, 2011) *****
Jim Black, Trevor Dunn, Oscar Noriega, Chris Speed – Endangered Blood (Skirl, 2010) ****½
Swimmer (Bandcamp, 2011) ****
Twelves – The Adding Machine (Babel Label 2011) ****

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Open Ears Music Recordings

A handful of free recordings are up from Open Ears Music:

Jeff Albert’s Instigation Quartet NOLA v.2.0 – Audio Archive – 29 Mar 11
Musicians: Jeff Albert (trombone), Brad Walker (saxes), Jesse Morrow (bass), Justin Peake (drums)

Jonathan Freilich & the Peaceful Revoltuion – Audio Archive – 22 Mar 2011
Musicians: Jonathan Frielich (guitar), Jeff Albert (trombone), Aurora Nealand (saxes), Dan Oestreicher (sax), James Singleton (bass), Doug Garrison (drums)

redrawblak – Audio Archive – 15 Mar 2011
Musicians: Brad Walker & Simon Lott

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Tim Berne on Tour

Tim Berne
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From Screwgun Records:

European Tour with The Michael Formanek group – Michael Formanek (bass), Tim Berne (sax), Craig Taborn (piano), Gerald Cleaver (drums)
April 6 : SJU Jazzpodium Utrecht Utrecht, Netherlands
April 7 : Unterfahrt Muenchen, Germany
April 8 : Kulak Baden, Switzerland
April 9 : Penn-Ar-Jazz Espace Vauban Brest, France
April 10 : Sunset Paris, France
April 11 : Jazz @ Cafe Wilhelmina Eindhoven, Netherlands
April 12 : Porgy and Bess Vienna, Austria
April 13 : Jazzfest Brno Brno, Czech Republic
April 14 : Jazzbina Spring Edition Pula, Croatia
April 15 : Teatro San Martino Bologna, Italy
April 16 : Count Basie Jazzclub Genova, Italy
April 17 : Bimhuis Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 25 – May 1 : Tim Berne Workshop in Seattle WA at U of Washington

May 17 : Tim Berne, John Hebert and Ches Smith Trio at KORZO, Brooklyn, NY – 10:30pm

May 24 : Tim Berne, Ches Smith and Matt Mitchell Trio at KORZO, Brooklyn, NY – 10:30pm

June 1-6 : West coast tour with The Michael Formanek group – Michael Formanek (bass), Tim Berne (sax), Craig Taborn (piano), Gerald Cleaver (drums)

June 9-13 : Melbourne Jazz Festival with
LOS TOTOPOS – Tim Berne (sax) Oscar Noriega (clarinets) Matt Mitchell (piano) Ches Smith (drums)

June 15 : LOS TOTOPOS – Tim Berne (sax) Oscar Noriega (clarinets) Matt Mitchell (piano) Ches Smith (drums) at The Stone, NYC, 10pm

June 22 : Tim Berne with Ches Smith and ((maybe)) David Torn at Barbés Brooklyn, NY, 8pm

July 2 : Tim Berne, John Hebert and Ches Smith Trio at The Stone.

July 13 : Tim Berne, Michael Formanek, Ches Smith Trio at The Stone.

July 14 : Tim Berne, Kris Davis Duo at The Stone.

July 30 : Tim Berne, Dan Weiss and Matt Mitchell Trio at Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

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Newsbits

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Cover of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

The Kennedy Center has a 50-minute video of a recent concert from Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. This is a truly great performance with excellent mixing and sound quality.

Morton Subotnick is profiled.

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is going out in style with three final shows.

Debacle Records has released a new dark ambient / experimental effort from Paintings for Animals.

Self-categorized “lungcore” specialists Jerseyband have launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance their next album.

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