AMN Picks of the Week

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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.

Gerry Hemingway / Quintet – Riptide (2011)
International Contemporary Ensemble – Abandoned Time (2008)
International Contemporary Ensemble – Pintscher: Sonic Eclipse – A Twilight’s Song – She-Cholat Ahavah An (2011)
Ingrid Laubrock / Sleepthief – The Madness of Crowds (2011)
Steve Roach – Afterlight (2009)
Various Artists – Possible Worlds (2011)

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Umbrella Music Through September 16

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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Aug 11
Rempis/Rosaly Duo
Elastic

Aug 14
Josh Berman and his Gang Hungry Brain

Aug 18
Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble
Elastic

Aug 21
SET I: Rempis/Parker Duo
SET II: Rempis/Parker/Abrams/Daisy Hungry
Brain

Aug 25
Balazs Pandi Group
Elastic

Sep 01
SET I: Ward/Halvorson/Abrams/Fujiwara
SET II: Ho Bynum/Butcher/Adasiewicz/Reid
Elastic

Sep 08
Glassworks
Elastic

Sep 11
Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn & Gerald Cleaver
Hungry Brain

Sep 15
Kimmel/Roebke Duo
Elastic

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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

Cuong Vu
Cuong Vu: Cooking in Seattle

Ivo Perelman Quartet
The Hour of the Star (Leo Records)

Morton Feldman
Neither (Hat Hut Records)

Evan Parker & konstruKt
Live at Akbank Jazz Festival (Re: Konstrukt)

John Cage
Ryoanji (Hat Hut Records)

Konitz / Mehldau / Haden / Motian
Live at Birdland (ECM Records)

Ingrid Laubrock / Sleepthief
The Madness of Crowds (Intakt Records)

Ensemble Fur Neue Musik, Zurich
Women Composers I (Hat Hut Records)

Rob Mazurek‘s Starlicker
Double Demon (Delmark Records)

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Newsbits

Henry Grimes
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The Weasel Walter Ensemble is profiled.

The latest from Michael Mantler is reviewed, as is the new release from Wadada Leo Smith.

Spectropol Records has a new compilation out featuring microtonal compositions. Artists include John Eaton, Gregory Taylor, Amy Denio, Paul Rudy, Nora-Louise Müller, Carlo Serafini and several others.

The Henry Grimes Now! Quartet will play Friday, August 12th, 2O11, 8-9:3O p.m. at Black River Cultural Center, 345 Lenox Ave., Village of Harlem, New York City, in the cultural heart of Harlem.

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