Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Theo Bleckmann, moers festival 2008
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From NYTimes.com:

Harris Eisenstadt’s Canada Day (Thursday) Mr. Eisenstadt, a venturesome drummer-composer, has a new album, “Canada Day II” (Clean Feed), featuring his sharp working band: the trumpeter Nate Wooley, the saxophonist Matt Bauder, the vibraphonist Chris Dingman and the bassist Garth Stevenson. For this show, presented by the free-jazz blog Destination Out, he adds a few compatible guests: the trombonist Ray Anderson, the tuba player Joe Daley and the multireedist Jason Mears. At 8 p.m., Salt Space, 1158 Broadway, at 27th Street, fifth floor , saltspacenyc.com; $10. (Chinen)

Evolving Voice / Evolving Music (Monday) This avant-garde series, an off-season outgrowth of the Vision Festival, has set up shop again on the Lower East Side. Anchoring the evening is Charles Gayle, the reliably fiery saxophonist, appearing at 9 p.m. with a trio called Forgiveness and then at 10 as the conductor of a small improvising orchestra. Vocalists will dominate earlier in the night, courtesy of sets by Jay Clayton and Theo Bleckmann (at 8) and Fay Victor (with the bassist Dominic Lash at 7). Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, at Rivington Street, Lower East Side, visionfestival.org; $10 per set, $15 for two sets or $20 all night; $3 discount for students. (Chinen)

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Mahanthappa, an alto saxophonist with a roving intellect and a bladelike articulation, presents the first performances of Gamak, an ensemble that seems likely to skew a bit toward fusion, given the featured role filled by the guitarist David Fiuczynski. Anchoring the group is a quick-reflex rhythm team, with François Moutin on bass and Dan Weiss on drums. Friday at 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15, with a $10 minimum. Saturday at 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20, or $10 for members. (Chinen)

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Classical Music Listings From the New York Times

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From NYTimes.com:

21C Liederabend Op. 2 (Friday and Saturday)This multimedia festival of what its producers are calling “postclassical song” is devoted to genre-straddling contemporary works, accompanied by video and ambitious lighting design. The Friday night installment includes works by Paola Prestini, Douglas J. Cuomo, Kamala Sankaram, Missy Mazzoli, Peter Golub and Milica Paranosic. The composers featured in the Saturday evening performance are Ms. Prestini, Du Yun, Sarah Kirkland Snider, John Zorn, David T. Little, Lev Zhurbin (known as Ljova) and Daniel Felsenfeld. The performance roster includes ACME, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Bielawa, Corey Dargel, Martha Cluver and Glen Velez. At 8 p.m., the Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, Chelsea , (212) 255-5793, Ext. 11, thekitchen.org; $15, or $25 for two nights. (Allan Kozinn)

Alarm Will Sound and Ethel (Monday) Two hot contemporary-music ensembles share an evening at Le Poisson Rouge. Alarm Will Sound, fresh from presenting its ambitious “1969” program at Zankel Hall, plays music by Ken Ueno. Ethel’s contribution includes Terry Riley’s “Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector,” Hafez Modirzadeh’s “Hot Time in the Ol’ Town” and works by Dohee Lee and Pamela Z. At 7 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $20. (Kozinn)

Concert for Japan (Saturday) The Japan Society presents a 12-hour event to benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. The lineup includes performances by Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Lou Reed, Ryuichi Sakamoto and John Zorn, as well as traditional Japanese music. There will also be arts and crafts activities for adults and children throughout the day. Beginning at 11 a.m., Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, Manhattan , (212) 715-1258, japansociety.org; $5 admission; the gala block is sold out. (Schweitzer)

Cutting Edge New Music Festival (Monday) The composer and conductor Victoria Bond presides over an adventurous four-concert festival that touches on several currents of contemporary style. At this third of the festival’s four concerts, the Da Capo Chamber Players and the Argento Chamber Ensemble offer a program that includes Jeffrey Mumford’s “Through a Stillness Brightening,” with the extraordinary violinist Miranda Cuckson as the soloist, and Harold Meltzer’s “Exiles,” Brian Ferneyhough’s “Chute d’Icare” and Ms. Bond’s “Instruments of Revelations.” At 7:30 p.m., Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street , (212) 864-5400, symphonyspace.org; $20, or $15 for students and 65+ . (Kozinn)

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New Releases From NoBusiness Records

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Now out on NoBusiness Records:

William Hooker and Thomas Chapin “Crossing Points”
Thomas Heberer, Joachim Badenhorst and Pascal Niggenkemper “Klippe” and Thomas Heberer “One”
Sei Miguel and Pedro Gomes “Turbina Anthem”
Terrence McManus, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway “Transcendental Numbers”
Howard Riley – The Complete Short Stories 1998-2010
Oluyemi Thomas, Sirone, Michael Wimberly “Beneath Tones Floor”
Szilard Mezei “February Fadontes”
Joe Morris “Sensor”

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