Nicole Mitchell Profiled

From Lansing City Pulse:

Some musicians have personalities so big, and talents so formidable, all you can do is sit back and hope your face isn’t vaporized. Others, no less big and talented, make you lean forward, tied to their search for truth as if you are roped together on the side of a glacier. Instead of blowing you away, they draw you close. Flutist-composer Nicole Mitchell belongs to the second group. Mitchell blends intricate compositions, feel-good grooves and unstructured free-falls into a rough-cut, intensely personal style.

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Jazz em Agosto Starts this Weekend

Pheeroan akLaff live at Saalfelden 2009
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Portugal’s Jazz em Agosto begins tomorrow with a killer lineup:

Friday, 5 Ago 2011, 21:30 – Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre
Cecil Taylor (E.U.A.)
Cecil Taylor (piano solo)

Saturday, 6 Ago 2011, 18:30 – Sala Polivalente
Cecil Taylor: All The Notes (E.U.A.)
Documentary film directed by Christopher Felver (2004, 71’)

Saturday, 6 Ago 2011, 21:30 – Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre
Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House (Alemanha, Canadá, EUA)
Ingrid Laubrock (tenor, soprano sax), Mary Halvorson (electric guitar), John Hébert (double bass), Tom Rainey (drums), Kris Davis (piano)

Sunday, 7 Ago 2011, 21:30 – Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre
Wadada Leo Smith Organic (E.U.A., Islândia)
Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet, flg-horn), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Brandon Ross, Lamar Smith, Michael Gregory (electric guitar), Okkyung Lee (cello), John Lindberg (doublec bass), Skuli Sverrisson (electric bass), Pheeroan akLaff (drums), Jesse Gilbert(VJ)

Tuesday, 9 Ago 2011, 22:00 – Teatro do Bairro
Luís Lopes Humanization 4TET (Portugal, E.U.A.)
Luís Lopes (electric guitar), Rodrigo Amado (tenor, baritone sax), Aaron Gonzáles (double bass), Stefan González (drums)

Wednesday, 10 Ago 2011, 22:00 – Teatro do Bairro
Little Women (E.U.A.)
Travis Laplante (tenor sax), Darius Jones (alto sax), Andrew Smiley (electric guitar), Jason Nazary (drums)

Thursday, 11 Ago 2011, 22:00 – Teatro do Bairro
FIRE! (Suécia, Noruega)
Mats Gustafsson (tenor, baritone sax, electric piano Fender, live electronics), Johan Berthling (double bass & electric bass), Andreas Werlin (drums)

Friday, 12 Ago 2011, 21:30 – Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre
Brötzmann / Kondo / Pupillo / Nilssen-Love – Hairy Bones (Alemanha, Japão, Itália, Noruega)
Peter Brötzmann (tenor sax, clarinet, tarogato), Toshinori Kondo (trumpet, electronics), Massimo Pupillo (electric bass), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)

Saturday, 13 Ago 2011, 21:30 – Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre
The Ex Guitars meet Nilssen-Love / Vandermark Duo (Países Baixos, Reino Unido, E.U.A., Noruega)
Terrie Ex (electric guitar), Andy Moor (electric guitar), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), Ken Vandermark (tenor sax)

Sunday, 14 Ago 2011, 21:30 – Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble (E.U.A.)
Ben Kono (fl, soprano, alto sax), Jeremy Viner (clarinet), Tony Malaby (tenor, soprano sax ), Dan Willis (tenor, soprano sax, English horn), Bohdan Hilash (baritone sax, bass clarinet), Rob Hudson, Mike Christianson, Jacob Garchik (trombone), Alan Ferber (bass trombone), Jon Owens, James De La Garza, John Bailey, Laurie Frink (trumpet), Kermit Driscoll (electric bass), John Hollenbeck (drums), Matt Mitchell (piano), Matt Moran (vibes), Theo Bleckmann (voice), J.C.Sanford (conductor)

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Fall Shows at Transparent Productions

Drew Gress
Cover of Drew Gress

From DC’s Transparent Productions:

A Monthly Fall 2011 Series of Sunday Performances at the Historic Bohemian Caverns

Sunday, September 18, 2011 @7PM
The Angelica Sanchez Quintet
Angelica Sanchez – piano
Marc Ducret – guitar
Tony Malaby – reeds
Drew Gress – bass
Tom Rainey – drums

Sunday, October 9th, 2011 @7PM
Ebony Brass Sextet
Joseph Daley – tuba
Eddie Allen – trumpet
Reggie Pittman – trumpet
Mark Taylor – french horn
Alfred Patterson – trombone
Warren Smith – drums

Sunday, November 6th, 2011 @7PM
Matthew Shipp Trio
Matthew Shipp – piano
Michael Bisio – bass
Whit Dickey – drums

Sunday, December 4th, 2011 @7PM
Harriet Tubman
Brandon Ross – guitar, vocals
J.T. Lewis – drums
Melvin Gibbs – bass

As Transparent Productions is an ALL-volunteer organization, 100% your door and CD proceeds support these artists and this music.

All Performances $15.00. Advance tickets at http://www.bohemiancaverns.com.
Bohemians Caverns
2001 11th Street, Wash DC 20001
(202) 299-0800

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