Dusted Reviews

Mani Neumeier

From Dusted:

Artist: Darius Jones and Matthew Shipp
Album: Cosmic Lieder
Label: AUM Fidelity
Review date: Apr. 11, 2011

Artist: Mani Neumeier & Kawabata Makoto
Album: Samurai Blues
Label: Bureau B
Review date: Apr. 8, 2011

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Classical Music From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Bargemusic (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday) This intimate floating concert hall is one of the best places in New York to hear chamber music. On Friday, Ensemble East performs music for Japanese instruments. On Saturday the pianist Vadim Rubinsky offers a program of Liszt, Schubert and his own work. On Sunday the cellist Matt Haimovitz, the pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn and the violinist Andy Simionescu perform Mozart, Brahms, Shostakovich and the premiere of Adrian Pop’s “Tiituru” for violin and cello. There’s more new music on Thursday, when the pianist Lisa Moore plays the premiere of Tamar Muskal’s “Fur Elisa” and pieces by Ives, Ligeti, Schumann, John Adams and Martin Bresnick. Friday, Saturday and Thursday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing next to the Brooklyn Bridge , (718) 624-2083, bargemusic.org; $35; $30 for 65+; $15 for students. (Schweitzer)

Composer Portrait: Chaya Czernowin (Friday) The exemplary new-music group Either/Or, conducted by Richard Carrick, provides a concise introduction to this Israeli composer now teaching at Harvard University. Ms. Czernowin’s lovely, uncompromising works have drawn international attention; included among a clutch of recent pieces here is “Dam Sheon Hachol,” a substantial, gripping string sextet. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights , (212) 854-7799; $25. (Smith)

International Contemporary Ensemble (Tuesday) This innovative new-music group constantly seeks out both fresh repertory and novel situations in which to showcase it; ICELab, a new incubation program, culminates in free events at a cozy, snazzy Greenwich Village nightclub. This concert features the premiere of “Impossible Flow” by Steve Lehman, a saxophonist and composer whose substantial modern-jazz credentials inform his brainy concert-music creations. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; free with reservations via e-mail to ice@lprnyc.com. (Smith)

Making Music (Friday) Christopher Rouse’s music has both brains and brawn, and he was weaving references to 1960s rock stars into his complex scores long before genre-crossing was fashionable. He will be on hand to discuss his works during a program that features a solid ensemble of young musicians performing his “Ku-Ka-Ilimoku,” “Rotae Passionis,” “Compline” and String Quartet No. 3. At 7 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall , (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $32 . (Kozinn)

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Craig Taborn

From NYTimes.com:

The Bad Plus With Joshua Redman (Tuesday through Thursday) The Bad Plus, which recently earned praise for a reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” takes the concept of band unity to an extreme rarely encountered in jazz today. But Mr. Redman, a saxophonist of fleet proficiency and smooth erudition, should fall right into step here, striking a flexible rapport with the pianist Ethan Iverson, the bassist Reid Anderson and the drummer David King. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 475-8592, bluenote.net; $35 at tables, $20 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)

Community Immunity (Sunday) This triple bill takes its name from the new album by the saxophonist Curtis MacDonald, just out on the Greenleaf label. Mr. MacDonald spearheads the festivities at 9 p.m. with his sleekly modern band. Preceding him, at 7, is an exploratory trio led by the pianist Kris Davis. Closing shop, at 10, is Chris Speed’s Yeah No, an electro-acoustic outfit led by Mr. Speed, a saxophonist and clarinetist, and featuring the drummer Jim Black, the bassist Skuli Sverrisson and the trumpeter Shane Endsley. Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn , littlefieldnyc.com; $10. (Chinen)

Creative Music for Three Bass Saxophones With Scott Robinson (Friday) A bass saxophone, commonplace in early jazz, has become a rare sighting in the wild, usually turning up only when a niche enthusiast makes an unlikely decision. In this case, that person is Mr. Robinson, an incorrigible eccentric, who will lead a group with two peers, J. D. Parran and Vinny Golia, and the drummer Warren Smith. At 8 p.m., Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, Chelsea , (212) 620-5000, rmanyc.org; $20. (Chinen)

Peter Evans Quartet (Friday and Saturday) The trumpeter Peter Evans has a mind-boggling new album, “Ghosts” (More Is More), that pursues complex derivations of standard form. He works here with the same slashing band featured on the album, with the pianist Carlos Homs, the bassist Tom Blancarte and the drummer Jim Black. At 8:30 and 10 p.m., I-Beam Music, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn , ibeambrooklyn.com; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

Evolving Voice / Evolving Music (Monday) For this installment of the weekly avant-garde series, the trumpeter Roy Campbell presents three ensembles that reflect his ideal of an African-inflected world music. At 7 p.m. the multireedist and trumpeter Daniel Carter and the guitarists James Keepnews and Rebecca Schmoyer perform as Chemistry Set; at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Campbell leads his Pyramid Trio, with William Parker on bass and Zen Matsuura on drums. Closing out at 10 are the Downtown Horns: Mr. Campbell, Mr. Carter and the multireedist Sabir Mateen. Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, at Rivington Street, Lower East Side, visionfestival.org; $10 per set, $15 for two sets, $20 all night; $3 student discount. (ChinenClemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, at Rivington Street, Lower East Side presents three ensembles that reflect his ideal of an African-inflected world music. At 7 p.m. the multireedist and trumpeter Daniel Carter and the guitarists James Keepnews and Rebecca Schmoyer perform as Chemistry Set; at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Campbell leads his Pyramid Trio, with William Parker on bass and Zen Matsuura on drums. Closing out at 10 are the Downtown Horns: Mr. Campbell, Mr. Carter and the multireedist Sabir Mateen. Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, at Rivington Street, Lower East Side, visionfestival.org; $10 per set, $15 for two sets, $20 all night; $3 student discount. (Chinen)

Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up (Saturday) Mr. Fujiwara, a drummer of acute reflexes and subtle control, recently released “Actionspeak” (482), a strong debut. Here he regroups most of the same partners — like the guitarist Mary Halvorson, the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and the tenor saxophonist Brian Settles — but introduces music that will turn up on his next release. At 10 p.m., Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn , littlefieldnyc.com; $10. (Chinen)

Gerry Hemingway Quintet (Saturday) Gerry Hemingway, a dynamic and inventive drummer, leads a group with two distinctive reed players, the saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and the clarinetist Oscar Noriega, as well as the rhythm team of Terrence McManus on guitar and Kermit Driscoll on bass. Together they have an album due out this summer, with music they’ll preview here. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15 cover, with a $10 minimum. (ChinenCornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village drummer, leads a group with two distinctive reed players, the saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and the clarinetist Oscar Noriega, as well as the rhythm team of Terrence McManus on guitar and Kermit Driscoll on bass. Together they have an album due out this summer, with music they’ll preview here. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Mat Maneri Quintet (Wednesday) Mat Maneri, a violist with an elastic approach to pulse and pitch, hasn’t made much of a stir with this band in recent years, focusing his energies elsewhere. The group’s return here is welcome, as are the intuitive contributions of its members: the bass clarinetist Oscar Noriega, the pianist Craig Taborn, the bassist Garth Stevenson and the drummer Randy Peterson. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $7 minimum. (ChinenCornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village proach to pulse and pitch, hasn’t made much of a stir with this band in recent years, focusing his energies elsewhere. The group’s return here is welcome, as are the intuitive contributions of its members: the bass clarinetist Oscar Noriega, the pianist Craig Taborn, the bassist Garth Stevenson and the drummer Randy Peterson. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $7 minimum. (Chinen)

Tyshawn Sorey’s Oblique (Saturday) A drummer capable of both whispery subtlety and volcanic intensity, Mr. Sorey has lately been focusing on composition, with scintillating results. His ensemble Oblique, which fleshes out a starkly chamberlike sound, includes Loren Stillman on saxophones, Todd Neufeld on guitar, John Escreet on piano and Chris Tordini on bass. 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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