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May 23, 2011
MELD Quartet, Clemente Soto Velez
Harris Eisenstadt Ingrid Laubrock John Tchicai Kris Davis Lisa Mezzacappa

May 23, 2011
Simon Jermyn Quartet, Clemente Soto Velez
Ingrid Laubrock Mat Maneri Simon Jermyn Tom Rainey

May 23, 2011
Songs For Four Cities, Clemente Soto Velez
Darius Jones Ed Schuller Eri Yamamoto Federico Ughi

May 23, 2011
Surreal Estate, Clemente Soto Velez
Alexandre Pierrepont Daniel Levin Didier Petit Steve Dalachinsky William Parker

May 13, 2011
Hikashu with Tomoe Shinohara & Steve Eto, Japan Society
Makigami Koichi Mita Freeman Sakaide Masami Sato Masaharu Shimizu Kazuto Steve Eto Tomoe Shinohara

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Chimeric by Radian – Release and Tour

From Thrill Jockey Records, Radian has a new release coming out as well as a tour. They write about the album:

“Chimeric” is not a polished album. Within our context it is raw, broken, even dark sometimes. Steady, multiple rhythms, layered on top of each other disappear into chaos and turn back into discreet structures in the next moment. References of rock music, executed with the precision of a sequencer; mutated, restructured. A lot on this album is about control and the loss of control. The risk of failure. This was probably always in our music, but kept in a very stable form, sometimes even hidden.

But “Chimeric” is much more free. Some of the longer pieces are composed of very different parts and different colours along a continuous timeline. They tend to evolve in a narrative form and are moving through various scenes and surroundings, which is also present in the spacial relationship between the instruments. One could see the album as one continuous story, where some elements are passed from one piece to the next and then serve as the base for a completely new scenario. The result was something unpredictable and unstable, even for us.

The tour dates include:

Sat May 28 Chicago, IL – The Hideout w/Cleared, David Daniell
Sun May 29 Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording
Tue May 31 Boston, MA – Great Scott
Wed Jun 1 Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
Fri Jun 3 Toronto, ON – The Music Gallery
Sat Jun 4 Detroit, MI – 1464 Gratiot
Tue Jun 7 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Wed Jun 8 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Fri Jun 10 Washington, DC – The Velvet Lounge

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DMG Newsletter May 20th, 2011

Rob Mazurek

From DMG:

Lee “Scratch’ Perry & Bill Laswell! Wadada Leo Smith‘s Organic 2CD! Taylor Ho Bynum/Joe Morris/Sara Schoenbeck! McManus/Helias/Hemingway! Veryan Weston! Haker Flaken/Kornstad/Christensen! David S Ware: Oncept expanded 2LP!

Makigami Koichi & Hikashu! Rob Mazurek Starlicker! Frode Gjerstad Calling Signals 09! Orrin Evans/Captain Black Big Band! Joe Rigby Quartet! Memorize The Sky! Francois Tusques/Isabel Juanpera!

Brian Eno DVD! Claude Delangle! Daniel Menche! Jackie-O Motherf*cker! Captain Beefheart! Tony Allen – Four ’70s albums on 2CD set!



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

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


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

June 5th Double-Header:
6pm: BEN STAPP & Friends!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN – Solo Tuba!

June 12th – Check out the Vision Fest – No In-Store!

June 19th – 6pm – MATANA ROBERTS – Rare Solo Set!
Come Celebrate the Birthday of MC BruceLee & Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 26th ESP Label Release Celebration Featuring:
6pm: ELI KESZLER – Solo Percussion & Homemade Instruments!
7pm: ALAN SONDHEIM – Obscure String Instruments & Assorted Weirdness!

Saturday, July 2nd at 6pm: Rare Saturday Duo Set Featuring:

Sunday, July 10th Double-Header –
6pm: Crepuscular Activity – YUKARI- Flutes & CARLO COSTA – Drums!
7pm: KYOKO KITAMURA & JEN BAKER – Voice & Trombone!

Sunday, July 17th at 6pm:
Electric Bass / Alto & Soprano Sax / Drums – New Collective Trio!

Sunday, August 28th at 6pm:
ANDREA PENSADO & ADRIANA DE LOS SANTOS – Argentinian Duo Performing:
Solos & Duos of Voice, Laptop, Amplified Ethnic Violin & Electronics!

Rare Monday Gig – Monday, August 29th:
Norwegian/Australian Tabletop Guitar/Extended Sax/Unusual Percussion Trio!

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Farmers By Nature To Celebrate New CD With European Tour Dates

From Improvised Communications:

This June, Farmers By Nature, the four year-old improvising trio featuring pianist Craig Taborn, bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver, will celebrate the release of its second AUM Fidelity recording, Out Of This World’s Distortions, with performances in The Netherlands, France and Slovenia.

The six-city European tour begins June 24th in Amsterdam, and follows the group’s only North American CD release concert at the Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal on June 21st.

Friday, June 24th at 8:30 p.m.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Saturday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m.
musée du quai Branly
Paris, France

Sunday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Agricole Day
Puimichel, France

Monday, June 27th at 9:00 p.m.
Cité de la Musique de Marseille
Marseille, France

Tuesday, June 28th at 8:30 p.m.
Petit Kursaal
Besançon, France

Wednesday, June 29th at 9:15 p.m.
Klub CD
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Wadada Leo Smith

From Free Jazz:

Andrea Centazzo – Moon In Winter (Ictus, 2011) ****
Wadada Leo Smith‘s Organic – Heart’s Reflections (Cuneiform, 2011) *****
Guillaume Roy, Vincent Courtois, Claude Tchamitchian – Amarco (Emouvance, 2011) ****½
Marcin Wasilewski Trio – Faithful, ECM 2011 ***½
Michel Pilz & Jean-Noël Cognard – Binôme (Bloc Thyristors, 2011) ****

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