New York over the next several weeks: A crowded schedule that's worth the effort

Philip Glass in the WNYC studios on December 1...
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Anthony Braxton, Philip Glass, and other performances are featured in an article from Capital New York:

There’s too much to hear: that’s the first empirical fact to absorb about the coming music season in New York. From a consumer perspective the problem is compounded by the amount of effort it can take to see just the best stuff: tickets purchased online weeks or months in advance, forcing you to tick a date on the calendar when you really have no idea what work will have in store for you that day; or else the intellectual endurance required while trekking to the same venue over the course of multiple nights to see a single cycle of performances.

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Music and More Reviews

John Coltrane

From Music and More:

Kali Z. Fasteau with William Parker and Cindy Blackman (Flying Note 2011)
Trio 3 Plus Geri Allen – Celebrating Mary Lou Williams Live at Birdland New York (Intakt, 2011)
John Coltrane – The Impulse! Albums Volume 4 (Hip-O Select, 2011)
Jen Shyu and Mark Dresser – Synastry (Pi Recordings, 2011)

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Dave Douglas

Col Legno is offering a new release of the music of Morton Feldman.

The latest from Jen Shyu and Mark Dresser is reviewed and their upcoming Philly concert is previewed.

A new release from Aki Takase and Han Bennink is reviewed.

Lori Freedman, clarinet virtuosa and avant-garde composer, will perform solo works and play improvised duets with guitarist Ayman Fanous, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on October 1, 2011 in Washington DC.

The latest release from Dave Douglas is reviewed.

The Respect Sextet celebrate their 10th year in October at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Lisa Bielawa Profile, Upcoming Concert

From Off Off Broadway:

Born in San Francisco into a musical family, Lisa Bielawa played the violin and piano, sang, and wrote music from early childhood. She moved to New York two weeks after receiving her B.A. in Literature in 1990 from Yale University, and became an active participant in New York musical life. She began touring with the Philip Glass Ensemble in 1992, and in 1997 co-founded the MATA Festival, which celebrates the work of young composers. She is a 2009 Rome Prize winner in Musical Composition.

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The Necks Profiled

The Necks

From Montreal Mirror:

Aside from the Necks’ 15 CD releases, all members have been highly active in a wide range of projects over the years, individually and collectively appearing on over 200 recordings.  A small sam­pling could include Abraham’s pop music with the Sparklers and singer Melanie Oxley, Swanton’s award-winning TV and film scores and Buck’s improvisations with John Zorn, the Ex and Peter Brötzmann, not to mention his hardcore band, Peril, with Otomo Yoshihide.

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