Music and More Reviews

From Music and More:

Athenor – En Form For Bla (VHF Records, 2011)
William Parker – Solo Bass/Crumbling In the Shadows Is Fraulein Miller’s Stale Cake (Centering/AUM Fidelity, 2011)

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From the Ashes 9/11 Commemoration

Reedsman Sabir Mateen and drummer Steve Noble
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The Vision Festival people are putting on a one-day mini-fest:

From the Ashes – 10 years later
Teatro SEA @ Clemente Soto Velez

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What:              AFA in remembering 9/11/01 and how artists rallied to and gave creative response to a time of devastation are responding to what has happened since & what is happening now.
When:            September 11, 2011 / hours 4 pm till 12am
Where:           Teatro SEA / Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington)??
Tickets:          $15 admission

We will come together, at a time of great frustration, in a defiant celebration of hope for all that is best in humanity. Creativity breeds hope for sanity in a time of insanity,
On September 11, 2011, artists will sing our hope, dance for peace, and draw our dreams.

4:00pm: Poetry & Music duos
featuring Isis Rosario & David Henderson

5:00pm: Charles Gayle Trio
Charles Gayle – alto sax
Larry Roland – bass
Michael TA Thompson – drums

6:00pm: 3 Dance & Music duos
featuring Jason Jordan, Miriam Parker, Cooper-Moore, & more TBA
7:00pm: Rob Brown solo set – alto sax

8:00pm: Peace / Defiance – a vocal trio
featuring Kyoko Kitamura, Jean Carla Rodea, Patricia Nicholson Parker
+ Michael TA Thompson

9:00pm: Joe McPhee group
Lineup TBA

9:30pm: Jackson Krall / Secret Music Society
Jackson Krall – drums
Mark Hennen – piano
Joe Rigby – saxophone
Juan Quinonez – guitar
Hill Greene – bass

10:00pm: Oliver Lake solo set

11:00pm: Jason Kao Hwang conducts a big band
violins – Jason Kao Hwang & Nicole Federici
cello – Daniel Levin
trumpets – Roy Campbell, Matt Lavelle & Amir ElSaffar
alto sax – Sabir Mateen
tenor sax – Ras Moshe & Ingrid Laubrock
baritone sax – Dave Sewelson
bass – Francois Grillot & Tom Zlabinger
drums – Michael T.A. Thompson
percussions – Juan Pablo Carletti

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Dusted Reviews

Eliane Radigue - Vice Versa, etc. (1970)
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From Dusted:

Artist: Garrincha and the Stolen Elk
Album: Void
Label: Weird Forest

Artist: Kangding Ray
Album: OR
Label: Raster-Noton

Artist: Tuusanuuskat
Album: Nääksää nää mun kyyneleet
Label: Fonal

Artist: Brooklyn Rider
Album: Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass
Label: Orange Mountain

Artist: Blood Orange
Album: Coastal Grooves
Label: Domino

Artist: Eliane Radigue
Album: Transamorem – Transmortem
Label: Important

Artist: Bee Mask
Album: Elegy For Beach Friday
Label: Spectrum Spools

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Classical Music Listings from the New York Times


Taka Kigawa (Monday) This powerful, interpretively incisive young pianist has made his name finding the emotional core in difficult, thorny music. This time he tackles Boulez’s Sonata No. 2, Kaija Saariaho’s Ballade and Prelude and Stockhausen’s Klavierstück X. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474.; $25 in advance and $30 at the door. (Allan Kozinn)

Mano-a-Mano Piano Festival (Sunday through Tuesday) Several shades of ivory come into focus during this new piano-centric series programmed by Jed Distler, a witty, congenial and adventurous pianist and composer. On Sunday, Jerome Kuderna, a respected San Francisco Bay-area pianist, tackles modern works by Elliott Carter, Milton Babbitt, Robert Helps and Mr. Distler. On Monday, William Komaiko, a Mannes College faculty member, tickles jazzy keys alongside the bassist Dick Sarpola. And on Tuesday, Mr. Distler and Jung Lin share the keyboard in Simeon Ten Holt’s Minimalist epic “Canto Ostinato.” At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319,; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Smith)

Music Mountain (Sunday) This longstanding chamber music festival continues on Sunday with the St. Petersburg String Quartet performing Brahms’s Cello Sonata No. 2 in F and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 9 in E flat. The pianist Alexander Mekinulov joins for Schnittke’s Piano Quintet. At 3 p.m., Gordon Hall, Music Mountain, 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, Conn., (860) 824-7126,; $30; $27 in advance; free for under 18 when accompanied by ticket holder. (Schweitzer)

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Jazz Listings From the New York Times

Steve Swallow 1
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Jon Irabagon Trio (Friday) Jon Irabagon, a saxophonist of frisky temperament and formidable technique, has lately been working to strong effect in a trio format; his partners in this one are the bassist Yasushi Nakamura and the drummer Rudy Royston. At 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., Bar Next Door, 129 Macdougal Street, near West Third Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 529-5945,; $12 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Darius Jones Quartet (Friday) Darius Jones has the capacity for a proud, rafters-raising tone on alto saxophone, and as an improviser he’s fearless but disciplined. In this quartet, a different lineup than usual for him, he works with the pianist Matt Mitchell, the bassist Trevor Dunn and the drummer Ches Smith. At 8:30 p.m., I-Beam Music Studio, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn,; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

The Masters Quartet: Steve Kuhn, Dave Liebman, Steve Swallow, Billy Drummond (Friday and Saturday) Three members of this all-star band share substantial history: the pianist Steve Kuhn, the multireedist Dave Liebman and the bassist Steve Swallow all worked together in the early 1980s. The name of their current group, which also includes Billy Drummond on drums, may have something to do with Mr. Leibman’s recent recognition as a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. Or it may just be a collective assertion, richly deserved. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212) 581-3080,; $30 and $40, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Pi Recordings at the Stone (Friday through Thursday) The adventurous and often stylish label Pi Recordings has programmed the latter half of August at the Stone, enlisting some of the stalwarts on its roster — like the alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, who plays in four different trios on Friday and Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m. Among the other highlights: the guitarist Liberty Ellman, leading a quintet that includes the pianist Vijay Iyer, on Saturday at 8 p.m.; Steve Lehman, another sharp alto saxophonist, leading a small group on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m.; and Chris Dingman, a vibraphonist, working in a trio on Thursday at 8 p.m. The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $10 cover. (Chinen)

Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief & Mayhem (Friday through Sunday) Ms. Scheinman, a violinist, favors a style both folksy and exploratory, leaning a bit more to the latter with this band, formed a few years ago and making a repeat appearance here. Her partners are the engagingly prickly guitarist Nels Cline, the stalwart bassist Todd Sickafoose and the polymorphically propulsive drummer Jim Black. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037,; $25 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

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The Squid's Ear Reviews

Joëlle Léandre
Cover of Joëlle Léandre

From The Squid’s Ear:

Outward Bound – The Path (Slam)
Joelle Leandre/ Phillip Greenlief – That Overt Desire of Object (Relative Pitch)
John Zorn – Ipsissimus (Tzadik)
Ivo Perelman Quartet – The Hour of the Star (Leo Records)
EKE – Live at the BIM (Red Note)
Elliott Sharp – The Velocity of Hue: Live in Cologne [DVD] (PanRec)

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