ESMERINE / La Lechuza (Constellation Records)
COLIN STETSON / New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (Constellation Records)
MATANA ROBERTS / Coin Coin, Chapter One: Gens de couleur libres (Constellation Records)
ANTHONY BRAXTON / Sax Quintet (Middletown) 1998 (New Braxton House)
MELT FAMAS / Serial Weather (Musikzimmer – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
BROKEN HEART COLLECTOR / Broken Heart Collector (Discorporate – merci à/thanks to Dense Promotion)
SPIRITS BURNING / Behold the Action Man (Gonzo Multimedia)
OLAF RUPP / Whiteout (FMP)
LOUIS CLARK and the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA featuring ANNIE HASLAM / Still Life (Gonzo Multimedia)
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.
Fire! / Jim O’Rourke – Unreleased? (2011)
Kali Z. Fasteau / William Parker / Cindy Blackman – An Alternate Universe (2011)
Christina Kubisch – Magnetic Flights (2011)
Anhony Braxton – Compositions 284 & 285 (Antwerp) 2000 (2000)
On Sept. 14, 16 and 17 Mr. Schick, who called the critically hailed premiere “the most fantastic experience I hope never to repeat,” will plunge still deeper into Mr. Dillon’s magnum opus, conducting ICE, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and the Crossing, a Philadelphia chamber choir, in the American premiere of “Nine Rivers” at the Miller Theater. The event, jointly produced with Works & Process at the Guggenheim, divides the work across three evenings, largely to get around its need for two adjacent performance spaces, one to accommodate the elaborate staging of “La Coupure.” The performances build on a fruitful bond between Mr. Schick and ICE, forged in a 2009 Xenakis concert at the Miller Theater and cemented in a triumphant collaboration in “Varèse: (R)evolution” at the 2010 Lincoln Center Festival. More work lies ahead: At the Kitchen in October, Mr. Schick will lead the ensemble in works Varèse created for jazz musicians in the 1950s. A Miller Theater portrait of the composer and trombonist George Lewis, Mr. Schick’s former San Diego colleague, will follow in November.
From the San Francisco Examiner:
MTT conducts works by Copland, Harrison and Ives; with Paul Jacobs, organ
March 11, 2 p.m.
Chamber music by Partch, Cowell and Subotnick; with Joan La Barbara, vocals; and Jeremy Denk, piano
MTT conducts works by Bates, Adams, Feldman and Varese; with Emanuel Ax, piano; Mason Bates, electronica; St. Lawrence String Quartet and San Francisco Symphony Chorus
March 18, 2 p.m.
MTT conducts a chamber program of works by Monk, Reich, Foss and del Tredici; with Laura Claycomb, soprano; and Jeremy Denk, piano
From Courant.com, shows coming to Hartford’s Firehouse 12:
Fabian Almazan Trio, Sept. 16;
Armen Donelian Group, Sept. 23;
Amina Claudine Myers Trio, Sept. 30;
Erik Friedlander‘s Bonebridge, Oct. 7;
Harriet Tubman Double Trio, “Ascension,” Oct. 14;
Rob Garcia 4, Oct. 21.
Mike Baggetta Quartet, Oct. 28;
Rudresh Mahanthappa: Samdhi, Nov. 4;
Marty Ehrlich Rites Quartet, Nov. 11;
Jeff Lederer’s Sunwatcher, Nov. 18;
Ralph Peterson’s Unity Project, Dec. 2;
Harris Eisenstadt and Canada Day, Dec. 9;
Russ Johnson’s Out to Lunch: The Music of Eric Dolphy, Dec. 16.
- Mary Halvorson Featured In Today’s Wall Street Journal (improvisedcommunications.com)
- Tonight: Mary Halvorson Quintet At Cornelia Street Café (improvisedcommunications.com)
- 2011 DownBeat Critics Poll Results (improvisedcommunications.com)
SIMM Series, Sunday, September 11, 7:30pm
Musician’s Hall, 116 9th St., San Francisco
Lords of the Outland (San Francisco)
Rent Romus, saxophones | CJ Borosque, trumpet/electronics | Philip Everett, drums/clarinet | Ray Scheaffer, bass
C#4 (Los Angeles)
Charles Sharp, saxophone/clarinet | Jeff Schwartz, bass | John Graves, bass | Alan Cook, percussion